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Nicholas Frank Lodolo (born February 5, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Nick Lodolo
Cincinnati Reds
Pitcher
Born: (1998-02-05) February 5, 1998 (age 21)
La Verne, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

CareerEdit

Lodolo attended Damien High School in La Verne, California.[1] As a senior, he went 8-2 with a 1.97 ERA, striking out 83 batters in 65 innings.[2] After his senior year, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 41st overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft.[3] However, he did not sign and instead chose to fulfill his commitment to play college baseball at TCU.[4]

As a freshman at TCU in 2017, Lodolo appeared in 17 games (15 starts) where he compiled a 5-1 record with a 4.35 ERA.[5] He was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as well as to the All-Freshman Team.[6] In 2018, as a sophomore, he went 7-4 with a 4.32 ERA, striking out 93 batters in 77 innings in 16 games (15 starts),[7] and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team once again.[8] Prior to the 2019 season, Lodolo was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team.[9] He was named to the All-Big 12 First Team.[10] Lodolo finished his junior season with a 6-6 record and a 2.36 ERA, striking out 131 in 103 innings.[11]

Lodolo was considered one of the top prospects for the 2019 MLB draft.[12] He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the seventh overall pick.[13] He signed for $5.43 million,[14] and was assigned to the Billings Mustangs.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Damien's Nick Lodolo hurls 4-0 baseball shutout over Rancho Cucamonga". Daily Bulletin. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Damien's Nick Lodolo leads the All-Inland Valley baseball team". Daily Bulletin. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Damien left-hander Nick Lodolo selected by Pirates 41st overall". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bucs' No. 2 pick Lodolo doesn't sign". MLB.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr. Calm: How Nick Lodolo is becoming TCU's ace". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "2017 All-Big 12 Baseball Teams and Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "'We need to stay healthy.' TCU baseball enters season confident, but fragile". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Familiar Texas name earns top Big 12 honors; TCU places eight on all-conference team". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Nick Lodolo highlights Preseason All-Big 12 team for TCU". Frogs O' War. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Frogs feel they must win Big 12 Tournament to keep postseason hopes alive". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Reds draft LHP Nick Lodolo in first round". WCPO. 3 June 2019.
  12. ^ "MLB.com 2019 Prospect Watch". Major League Baseball.
  13. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/reds-take-nick-lodolo-with-first-round-draft-pick
  14. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/reds-sign-first-round-draft-pick-nick-lodolo
  15. ^ https://billingsgazette.com/sports/baseball/pioneer-league/cincinnati-reds-first-round-draft-pick-nick-lodolo-added-to/article_2076bc1d-e4f8-539c-88d0-3dcaaace5f95.html

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