2014 MLB Draft Profile: Aaron Nola

by Staff | Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Player:  Aaron Nola
Position:  RHP
School:  Louisiana State
Date of Birth:  6/4/1993
Height/Weight:  6’1/183
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2014 Class:  College Junior
Previously Drafted:  2011, 2nd rd, Blue Jays

Scouting Report:

from Don Olsen on 6/18/2013

Aaron is a compact lean build, high waist and angular frame with a bit of sloped.  He is very nimble and athletic with good amount of fast twitch actions.  He throws out a bit of Jeremy Hellickson with this low ¾ to sometimes sidearm slot.  Arm speed is present.  Arm strength is just okay and will improve with professional program and maturation.  FB 89-93 (94) natural hand side two way tail with the slot.  2S has some heavy run on it.  Works the sides well, changes eye levels and pounds the lower half.  Power Curve is 77-80 mph and shows the depth that flashes swing/miss plus grade.  He can see the offering hang when he tries to run it hand side, likely from the slot.  Maturation and strength will get that ironed out over time.  82-85 mph change up shows a good amount of hand side fade.   It runs average to above average, but with the slot and action off the 2S it could grow into a plus deceptive offering.

Video:

Quotes:

LSU coach Paul Mainieri-  “I guess we can call Friday night in the SEC the Aaron Nola Show.  I don’t know what else to say about him. He’s just amazing.”

Awards/Achievements:

  • 2013 NCBWA 1st Team All-American
  • 2013 ABCA 1st Team All-American
  • 2013 Louisville Slugger 1st Team All-American
  • 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2013 National Pitcher of the Year Watch List
  • 2013 All-Louisiana 1st Team
  • 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2012 Named the #16 Prospect in the Cape League by Perfect Game
  • 2012 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American 1st Team
  • 2012 Perfect Game Freshman All-American 1st Team
  • 2012 Baseball America Freshman All-American 2nd Team
  • 2012 All- Louisiana 2nd Team
  • 2012 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team

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Statistics:

 YR  LG  W  L  ERA  G  GS  CG  SV  IP  H  HR  BB  SO  WHIP
 2012  NCAA    7  4  3.61  19  16    0    0    89.2  88    9    7    89  1.06
 2013  NCAA  12  0  1.68  16  16    5    0  118  78    4  17  117  0.81

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

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