Last week Cincinnati Reds 2014 1st Rounder Nick Howard made his home debut with the Dayton Dragons after making two appearances to begin his career on the road. While I didn’t have a front row seat last week, I was able to sneak into the 5th or 6th row to get a good look at Howard. I was able to get some video and have taken clips of each of his pitches.  You can watch it below.

I decided to include two fastballs in the video, one against a right hander and one against a left hander to give a good look with someone from each side of the plate.

This season is relatively short for Howard, having appeared in just five games so far and totaling just 7.1 innings with a 3.68 ERA. The right hander has allowed a walk and struck out seven batters while giving up two home runs out of the bullpen. After working as the closer for Virginia this year while in college, the Reds have stated that the plan is to have him finish out the season in the bullpen and then have him transition back to the rotation for the 2015 season where he had worked in previous college seasons.

Scouting Report

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3 Responses

  1. The Duke

    Good report, sounds like we have another good arm in the system. You can never have too many.