Nic Ready -1B/3B – Air Force

Nic Ready -1B/3B – Air Force

Player: Nic Ready Scout Date: 4/5/19
Organization: Air Force Position(s): 1B (Also plays 3B)
Height: 6’3” Weight: 210 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hit: Mild leg kick, can get out on front foot at times, but usually stays back and balanced. Bat speed just below average, but gat remains in zone well allowing him to make plenty of contact. Pull hitter, mild shift played against him. 35 current, 40 likely, 45 possible.
Power: Won Collegiate Home Run Derby in 2018. Top 10 in country in HR, RBI, and slugging in 2018. Could become Air Force’s all-time leader in HR and RBIs this season. Loft in swing, can really drive ball. Strong forearms allow him to turn on ball well. 50 future.
Run: No clock, but more athletic than fast. Feels like a 45.
Arm: Enough to play at third, but not going to wow anyone. Quick transfer and accurate. 45 grade.
Glove: Plus range at first. Played first entire weekend but plays third too. Coach had considered trying him at short. Showed range on chopper threatening infield single towards second baseman, cut in front to make play and throw runner out at second. Athletic with soft hands, would experiment with him at second base at next level.
Other: Leader in the dugout, had scout tell me he was clearly off on day (see poor check swing) but still flashed well.
Summary: Polarizing prospect that most teams aren’t on, but at least one is high on him. There is enough power to play first, but the athleticism makes him an interesting case. Has played first and third all throughout college, but footwork has me wanting to see him at second where he could be a sneaky good find. Service academies have made it more viable to draft and bring in players, so would not be a wasted pick eaten up by service commitments. I expect him to be taken somewhere in rounds 8-10 and signed for cheap but will climb an organization. Probable future value of 40 with upside of utility 45.

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