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Andrew Nardi Scouting Report — LHP, Moorpark College

Prospect: Andrew Nardi
Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Organization: Moorpark College
Height/Weight: 6’3″, 200 lbs.
Bats/Throws: L/L
Age/DOB: Sophomore (2nd Year JuCo)
Acquired/Hometown: Simi Valley, CA (Royal HS)
Date(s) Seen: February 8, 2018 @ Los Angeles Mission College; April 4, 2018 @ Santa Barbara City College; Various dates, 2017 season

Fastball 87-93 (88-92) … Curveball 72-76 (74-75) … Slider 76-80 (77-79) … Changeup 76-81 (78-80) … Cutter (?) 82-85 … Times to plate with runner on first: 1.62, 1.62, 1.63, 1.64, 1.64, 1.64, 1.65, 1.66, 1.66, 1.66, 1.69.

This isn’t the first time we’ve written an Andrew Nardi scouting report. For our earlier information on the tall, lanky MLB Draft prospect, please click here or here.

Long, loose arm coming from high three-quarters release; lands closed off to the plate and throws pretty significantly across his body; lots of deception to LHH; ball gets on hitters very quickly with very long arms and great downhill plane from height and release point … Fastball not necessarily overpowering, but it’ll jump on hitters thanks to very long arms and long frame that have him consistently downhill and on top of the plate; with fastball, he’ll put a little on and take a little off to toy with hitters, and then sneak in an easy 93 here and there … Hiccup in the third inning of my April 4th look; velo dropped to 85-86 for a sustained period, both from windup and the stretch, across four straight hitters. Velo eventually returned, though, and he quickly went on into the fourth in the low 90s again … Good, hard, sharp curveball with nice break at the plate; 11-to-5 downward action with a little bit of horizontal sweep that he throws hard and uses to miss bats. Tight spinner. In one of my looks, six of his seven strikeouts came off breaking balls; will use curve (and slider) to get ahead early and to wipe out late with a few different looks/humps to the breaking balls … Slider is in same general tunnel as curveball, and the two unfortunately blend together right around 75-77 mph on occasion, but both have downward plane with tight spin, and both can miss bats with depth. Feels like now (or soon) will be a good time to pick one breaking ball and really perfect it … Slider and curveball both got significantly better as the game wore on … Great pickoff move to first base; holds and sets on runners very well with varied looks; comfortable holding the ball and making guys wait it out/get uncomfortable; sets the tempo himself and doesn’t let batters/base runners dictate it … Not as much feel for the changeup; firm with comparatively less life, and he didn’t appear to use it very much. When he does, it’ll come primarily to RHH; small hump and some occasional downward movement, but inconsistent; flashed a couple pretty decent ones that drew a couple bad swings and one or two misses, but changeup probably not a full-fledged part of his repertoire at this point … Also, for the first time on April 4th after multiple looks, it almost appears Andrew Nardi has is working on some kind of cutter? Sits 82-85 — pretty significantly harder than his slider — with comparatively less depth and downward break, but definite late glove-side movement. Only saw two or three total in my April 4th look; may have just been fastballs he accidentally cut through or sliders that spun out a little bit, but maybe it bears watching for a potential new pitch/wrinkle … Athletic off the mound; moves well, gains lots of ground with long legs and big steps to the ball when fielding and can field his position & throw with consistency … Very calm, doesn’t panic when fielding his position or out on the mound in general; good athlete with calm, laid-back demeanor; relaxed guy who generally doesn’t look pressured very often, if at all … INJURY: Called trainers out and left the April 4th game in the bottom of the sixth with what appeared to be a lat muscle/upper back issue on his left (throwing) side. Walked off under his own power and received treatment from Santa Barabara City College staff through on to game’s end. Impossible to speculate now, but definitely bears watching to gauge his workload between now and the 2018 MLB Draft … Committed to the University of Arizona next year, but Andrew Nardi is already drawing a ton of interest from scouts at tiny old Moorpark College; impossible to get in Nardi’s head, but increasingly tough for me to imagine him forgoing potentially impressive baseball money when a big league club comes calling during the MLB Draft this June.

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