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Nick Storz

| RHP/1B
High School: Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn
State: N.Y.

Ht.: 6'5"
Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R

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Scouting Report

Storz has a deep track record for a prep. Daniel Bakst was a top prospect on his high school team and scouts came to see Bakst, now a freshman at Stanford, when Storz was a junior. He also pitched at the 2015 National High School Invitational, where he matched up against Hagen Danner. He's a physical specimen, with body comparisons to NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski. As a rising senior on the summer showcase circuit, Storz showed sinking action on his low 90s fastball and flashed the potential for an average breaking ball, a slurvy snapper with tight sweep and upper 70s velocity. In the middle of the summer at the East Coast Pro Showcase, Storz reached 95 and his breaking ball flashed plus. This spring, Storz's stuff wasn't quite the same. His fastball bumped 93 early and settled in at 87-91, lacking the late sink that it flashed in the summer, while his breaking ball showed long, early break as Storz battled his timing and balance in his delivery. He missed time with a dead arm. Some area scouts were paranoid that other teams might be looking at Storz as a hitter; he shows legitimate 80 raw power in batting practice and can put on a BP show, but he isn't hitter-ish and he doesn't have profile defensively. He is already 19 and will be an eligible sophomore if he fulfills his commitment to Louisiana State. Scouts expect him to do that, and think he could potentially develop into a top-of-the-draft arm in 2019.

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