The Toronto Blue Jays select pitcher Nick 弗拉索 in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Amateur Draft.
WHO： Nick 弗拉索
高度： 6’5″ 重量： 190 lbs
快球： 60 曲线球： 50
换上： 45 控制： 50
Nick 弗拉索 是个21岁的高个子瘦高的右手投手，他是高中两项运动全明星。 Along with baseball, 弗拉索 was a Bay League Most Outstanding Player and first team All-Area in basketball; and was also named the 2017 Palas Verdes Peninsula Male Athlete of the Year.
During his final year of High School baseball, 弗拉索 held opponents to one or less runs seven of his nine appearances which included a no-hitter in the Bay League Championship. After high school, scouts had their doubts on 弗拉索 as he played two sports and there was just not enough viewings to justify drafting him and he was passed over in the 2017 美国职业棒球大联盟 Draft.
弗拉索 played in three seasons in college, although in 2020 he was able to pitch in just two appearances before the pandemic caused the shutdown of the season. During his first two season, 弗拉索 was used primarily out of the bullpen and recorded 10 saves during the 2019 season.
弗拉索’s top pitch is a fastball that touches 97 mph which led to him averaging 11.3 strikeouts per 9 innings during his three year college career (125 IP). 弗拉索 currently has three pitches as he also throws a curveball and a changeup, although the changeup needs some work. Standing at 6’5”而且他的身体很瘦，侦察报告显示他的分娩非常生涩。 弗拉索 is known to not have pinpoint control, however he is able to be around the strike zone often enough and that has led him to averaging almost a 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio.
When the season was shutdown, 弗拉索 was out with an elbow injury, however reports were that he was already throwing and nearing a return.
美国职业棒球大联盟.com rated 弗拉索 #98 on the top 200 prospects for this draft and which meant he went eight slots below that. 106的选择值是$ 549,000，比原始评分槽少$ 44,000。 我的猜测是，蓝鸟队希望以此选秀省钱，以用于奥斯汀·马丁，但这是我自己的理论。
Once signed, 弗拉索 will likely been given the opportunity to develop as a starter, however with the early elbow trouble he has had, it is likely 弗拉索 will move to the bullpen quickly if things don’t amount. 弗拉索’他的大学生涯表明他非常有能力表现出来，并可以停止阵容。
The Blue Jays and 弗拉索 will look to end the Fourth Round curse as it has been 10-years since the team has drafted someone in that round to play in the major leagues (山姆·戴森 – 2010).