Nick Plummer MLB Draft Prospect Profile

Nick Plummer Scouting Report

Nick Plummer put together a stellar performance at one of the biggest showcases in the US and popped up on the first-round monitors for the 2015 draft.  Plummer was selected by the Cardinals at pick 23 in the draft and many scouts see a resemblance of Kolten Wong in his game.

#Cardinals prized prospect Nick Plummer Scouting Report

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Scouting Grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50

Position: OF Age: 19 DOB: 07/31/1996 Bats: L Throws: L Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200 lb. Drafted: 2015, 1st (23) - STL

Plummer started off his pro career a bit slow in the GCL. Despite the slow start he still displays above average plate discipline, a knack for hitting for high average and generates a ton of bat speed.   His speed is also a positive and it plays up well in center field. Scouts project him as an above-average hitter and an average defender so a move to a corner outfield spot seems more realistic for Plummer.

Prior to the 2015 draft, we had Nick Plummer rated as one of the top High School draft prospects in the Nation and early pick  in the MLB Mock Draft.

Pre-Draft  Nick Plummer Scouting Report

Nick Plummer Brother Rice High School

Position: OF Age: 19 DOB: 07/31/1996 Bats: L Throws: L Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200 lb. Drafted: 2015, 1st (23) - STL

Pre-Draft Scouting Grades:

Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 55 | Arm: 40 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

Plummer skyrocketed on to the scene after delivering eye-popping performances in the East Coast Professional Showcase and the prestigious Area Code Games. He is one of the best all around hitters in the 2015 MLB Draft. Being from a cold city like Michigan, a lot of the scouts don't make multiple trips there as they would for a warmer city, say Florida. His play has certainly has a ton of scouts out to see him this year. He profiles as a top of the order bat that delivers 10+ homers & 15+ stolen bases. A hard-nosed-grinder type guy that gets the most out of his body. His approach is simple, very mature for a high schooler and he has shown tremendous gap-to-gap power. He has excelled this year hitting over .500 over the first 15 games of the year. Nick Plummer attended Brother Rice High School in Michigan, the same school that produced big leaguer DJ Lemahieu. He has a commitment to Kentucky, but has opted to sign a pro contract. Nick Plummer was selected in 2015 MLB Draft 23rd overall. Nick Plummer has signed and his signing bonus was 2.124 million which was the recommended slot value.

What Everyone Is Saying About Nick Plummer?

Plummer's mechanics as "very short to the ball, but with bat speed and strength. He's a very instinctive baseball player. Like any young player, he needs to work at it. But I think he has a good chance. - Former Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa

St. Louis Cardinals

It starts with an advanced approach at the plate, with good plate discipline that led to him topping the GCL in walks. He has the chance to hit for average with perhaps above-average power thanks to some excellent bat speed.

MLB.com

He has a short, compact swing with a line drive approach. He is solidly build so the power should play to at least average down the line. He runs well and should be an asset in LF.

MinorLeagueBall.com

One of the top Gulf Coast League Prospects in 2015

Baseball America

One of the better pure hitters in his class, Plummer has plus bat speed and raw power from the left side. The 18-year-old lacks physical projection at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, but he makes up for it with an innate feel for hitting and plate discipline that can’t be taught

Rotoworld

About Nick Plummer:
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski calls Nick Plummer a ‘high draft choice this year’, writes M Live
Potential First Rounder Plummer  Standing Out From the Crowd writes MLB.com
Nick Plummer has high MLB draft potential reports M Live
Brother Rice’s Nick Plummer drawing raves by The Detroit News
Plummer is a Scorpions’ type of player by Perfect Game.org
Plummer Contemplating Jump To Pro Ball writes the Detroit Free Press