NICK HUTCHINGS, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: February 10, 1996
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2012, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|The Pirates signed Hutchings as a 16-year-old in November 2012. At the time, he was playing in the Australian Baseball League. He was throwing in the upper-80s at the time of the signing. He also throws a slider and change. Hutchings played in Australia after signing, but was in camp in March 2014.
Hutchings spent the season in the GCL rotation. He showed very good control but was too hittable.
The Pirates sent Hutchings back to the GCL in 2015, but he missed the start of the season due to a shoulder injury dating back to fall instructionals in 2014. He eventually was able to make just five relief appearances.
The Pirates sent Hutchings to Bristol and he had a very rough time pitching out of the bullpen. He couldn’t throw strikes with any consistency and opponents battered him for a 327/421/469 line.
Hutchings will likely return to Bristol in 2017.
|2017: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|November 12, 2012: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.