Friday, June 7, 2013

6-167: Jacob Nottingham

With the 1st pick of the 6th Round (167th overall), the Astros select 6'3" 200lb Jacob Nottingham, a right-handed hitting catcher from Redlands High School in California.

Nottingham was the Citrus Belt League MVP, hitting .543/.629 with 7 HR and 31 RBI in 70 AB.

Baseball America ranked him 114 in their Top 250 Draft Prospects. Jonathan Mayo had this to say:

"A two-sport standout for Redlands, Nottingham chose baseball over a scholarship offer to play tight end at Arizona. He is committed to Oklahoma for baseball, if he doesn’t sign with a Major League team after the Draft. Nottingham’s best asset is his power, which has the potential to develop into a plus tool. His swing has a tendency to get long, but he doesn’t get cheated at the plate. Defensively, he has the tools necessary to become a steady receiver and has a good arm. Nottingham is an aggressive player who has a good understanding for the game."

Perfect Game USA profiles him over here, and his scouting video is over here.


Anonymous said...

Is he going to OU or signing with the Astros... tick.. tick...

Anonymous said...

I know him pretty well
Your gonna love him best catcher in California habds down but hurt last year !! Good athlete great work ethic you got a steal !!

Anonymous said...

Great kid with massive potential! If he stays at catcher, he's going to be an all-star. Either way, Houston just got some character. 100% he signs.