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Jacob Nix

Jacob Nix

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220 | Age: 24
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 3, #86, San Diego Padres) - IMG Academy
Los Alamitos, CA USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 2 5 7.02 9 9 0 42.1 21 1.54
1 Season 2 5 7.02 9 9 0 42.1 21 1.54
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 9 2-5 7.02 42.1 21 1.54
1 Season 9 2-5 7.02 42.1 21 1.54

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 SD NL 190 2 5 7.02 9 9 0 42.1 52 33 33 8 13 21 1.54
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Nix was set to receive a $1.5 million bonus from the Astros in 2014 after they drafted him in the fifth round, but the club's inability to come to terms with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken resulted in a reduced bonus pool. Houston pulled Nix's offer, and a year later he went to the Padres in the third round and signed for $900,000. Nix climbed quickly through the organization, and in 2018 he made his big league debut. Nix slumped to a 7.02 ERA in those nine starts. But he was pushed very quickly to the Majors, and it may ultimately serve as a useful learning experience. Unfortunately, Nix had his development halted in 2019 by a torn UCL that he suffered during Spring Training. He opted for a platelet-rich plasma injection and subsequent rehab instead of Tommy John surgery and finally returned to the mound in late July.

An athletic right-hander with a big frame, Nix generates easy velocity with his fluid delivery and smooth arm action. He operates at 93-95 with his fastball and commands it to both sides of the plate, though it doesn't generate whiffs. Nix's curve gives him a plus breaking pitch. It typically sits in the low 80s with bite and depth, though he saw some of that curveball velocity fall off in 2018. Nix believes he's made a mechanical fix to get that sharpness back, and he needs it. With a diminished putaway pitch, Nix recorded just half a strikeout per inning in his Padres debut.

Nix also owns a changeup that projects as useful but not devastating, and he can throw all three pitches for strikes consistently. His ability to miss bats leaves much to be desired, and he's been prone to big innings. But Nix has proven himself plenty durable, and he could become a reliable back-of-the-rotation starter with a few more swings and misses.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 656 152 15 9.9 89.7 14.6 .338 .590 .384 .418 .444 42.1 11.1 6.8
ALL 656 152 15 9.9 89.7 14.6 .338 .590 .384 .418 .444 42.1 11.1 6.8
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/11/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
11/04/2019 San Diego Padres designated RHP Jacob Nix for assignment.
10/04/2019 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to Peoria Javelinas.
09/05/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to Amarillo Sod Poodles.
08/30/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/19/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/07/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
08/07/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
08/06/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres 1.
07/26/2019 San Diego Padres sent RHP Jacob Nix on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres 1.
04/02/2019 San Diego Padres transferred RHP Jacob Nix from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list retroactive to April 1, 2019. Elbow strain.
03/27/2019 San Diego Padres placed RHP Jacob Nix on the 10-day injured list. Elbow strain.
08/10/2018 San Diego Padres selected the contract of RHP Jacob Nix from El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/02/2018 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.
07/11/2018 San Antonio Missions activated RHP Jacob Nix from the 7-day disabled list.
06/29/2018 San Antonio Missions placed RHP Jacob Nix on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 27, 2018.
05/30/2018 San Antonio Missions activated RHP Jacob Nix from the 7-day disabled list.
04/05/2018 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to San Antonio Missions from El Paso Chihuahuas.
01/18/2018 San Diego Padres invited non-roster RHP Jacob Nix to spring training.
09/16/2017 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.
08/03/2017 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
05/26/2017 Lake Elsinore Storm activated RHP Jacob Nix from the 7-day disabled list.
04/02/2016 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from AZL Padres.
06/20/2015 RHP Jacob Nix assigned to AZL Padres.
06/19/2015 San Diego Padres signed RHP Jacob Nix.