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Nick Solak

#16 | LF/2B/DH
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Nick Solak
Name: Nicholas Blake Solak
Born: Jan 11, 1995 in Woodridge, IL
College: Louisville
High School: Louisville
High School: Naperville (Ill.) North HS
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (62nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2016 (signed for $950,000)
He's moved back and forth between the outfield and second base for Louisville and in the Cape Cod League last summer, but Solak has worked hard to become a fringe-average second baseman whose hitting ability makes up for his limited range. What Solak does really well is hit. He has an uncharacteristically quiet setup. He simply sets his hands, takes a simple stride and starts his hands with almost no load. It doesn't generate much power, but Solak sprays stinging line drives from gap to gap. He's hit over .300 in each of his three years at Louisville and he also hit .329 to lead Bourne last summer in the Cape. He missed three weeks with a deep bruise after he took a pitch off his hand, but when healthy he was hitting nearly .400. Solak is an above-average runner who can handle left field as well as second base. He profiles as an offensive second baseman or corner outfielder, not as much a utility infielder as a bat who play multiple positions.
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