The Book on Justin Nicolino
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Justin Nicolino / LHP, MIA
Orlando, FL, USA
School: University HS (FL)
181 | 3/22/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (6/19/2013): #69
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #72
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #39
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #60
Baseball America 2013: #86
Baseball Prospectus: #73
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
One of the bundle of top prospects sent to Miami for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and company in November, Justin Nicolino is a finessey lefty in the Tom Glavine fashion. Nicolino can dial his fastball up to 92 or 93, but not much more than that. It's more than enough, though. Nicolino had what might be the best debut by a Jays prospect ever in 2011, and has continued to blossom since. If he makes the big leagues in 2013, which is possible, he'll do it on the strength of an easy, repeatable throwing motion (balls will come down, down, down on hitters from his tall frame and overhand motion) and a propensity to throw strikes, strikes and more strikes.
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News and Notes
11/14/2012 by KDaddy
Justin Nicolino, Toronto's top LHP prospect, was shipped to Miami today as part of the twelve player megatrade that netted Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson for the Blue Jays.