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    Nick Lodolo, LHP - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    I'm surprised there isn't a thread yet.

    Anyway, here's his baseball cube:

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe....asp?ID=203941

    And his MLB Pipeline analysis:

    Nick Lodolo | Rank: 8
    School: Texas Christian Year: Junior Position: LHP Age: 21 DOB: 02/05/1998 Bats: L Throws: L Height: 6'6" Weight: 185 lb. Previously drafted: 2016, CBA (41st) - PIT
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    Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 55

    The highest unsigned pick from the 2016 Draft, Lodolo spurned the Pirates as a supplemental first-rounder (No. 41 overall) from a California high school. He immediately stepped into Texas Christian's rotation as a freshman but was somewhat of an enigma in his first two college seasons because his performances were more respectable than dominant. After showing more consistency and confidence this spring, he could be the first college pitcher drafted and beat out Lance Broadway (No. 15 overall in 2005) as the highest pick in Horned Frogs history.

    Lodolo usually works at 90-94 mph and peaks at 96 with sink on his fastball, using his 6-foot-6 frame to deliver it on a steep downhill plane. He showed inconsistent feel for spinning a curveball in the past and is focusing instead on a tighter slider in the low 80s that has become a solid offering. He also sells his changeup well and it has good action at the plate, giving him three pitches that all can grade as plus at their best.

    Lodolo has a long, lean body that could add more strength and an easy delivery. He's doing a better job of maintaining his three-quarters arm slot, resulting in improved control and command. He's also pitching with more confidence, attacking hitters and realizing the potential Pittsburgh saw in him three years ago.
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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Wasn't my first choice, but I'm completely satisfied with this pick.

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    Nick Lodolo

    his last name is close enough to Lobo ...

    hes got to be better than this guy...

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    ..welcome to the team kid. go win a Cy Young
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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    he’s already agreed to sign for the full slot value of the pick at $5.43M.
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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    So, Dayton?
    Friends don't let friends fWAR.

    Coddle thy pitchers.

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by sdwagers View Post
    he’s already agreed to sign for the full slot value of the pick at $5.43M.
    I’m on record having predicted Hunter Greene would sign at the last possible second and not faulting him for doing so.

    But isn’t this route so much more palatable?

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    So, Dayton?
    Yeah, I’ve love it if we skipped the Billings dog and pony show this year.

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    I'll be surprised if not billings
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Yeah, I’ve love it if we skipped the Billings dog and pony show this year.
    I’ve been saying this for years. I still find it insane they made Senzel go to Montana.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    They yanked India through all the lower levels too - something I was also not a fan of.
    Well, that's what those words mean. He was here. If they don't keep him, he will have been lost/subtracted. I headed out the door today with two shoes on my feet. If I don't return with them, I have lost them. If I do return with them, I haven't added them. ---M2

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I’ve been saying this for years. I still find it insane they made Senzel go to Montana.
    Helps move some tickets in Montana.
    Cincinnati Here We Go.
    29 Years and Counting...

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Also, without repeating my post from the main discussion thread, I am very pleased that they were in a position to draft him.
    Well, that's what those words mean. He was here. If they don't keep him, he will have been lost/subtracted. I headed out the door today with two shoes on my feet. If I don't return with them, I have lost them. If I do return with them, I haven't added them. ---M2

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Yeah, I’ve love it if we skipped the Billings dog and pony show this year.
    I don't see any earthly reason why a top-shelf D1 pitcher needs to play in any rookie league, let alone the one that's friendliest to hitters.
    Friends don't let friends fWAR.

    Coddle thy pitchers.

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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    So, Dayton?
    depends on how fast he signs - particularly how far TCU advances in the post season.

    ... 2 - 3 starts in Billings and finishes in Dayton to be ready for Daytona next year.
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    Re: Nick Lodolo - 2019 1st round pick, 7th overall

    Quote Originally Posted by sdwagers View Post
    depends on how fast he signs - particularly how far TCU advances in the post season.

    ... 2 - 3 starts in Billings and finishes in Dayton to be ready for Daytona next year.
    He insta-signed and TCU is done.
    Friends don't let friends fWAR.

    Coddle thy pitchers.

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