2014 MLB Draft: Blue Jays 3rd round pick: Nick Wells LHP

Rich Schultz

The Blue Jays third round pick, number 83 in the 2014 MLB draft is Nick Wells, a left-handed pitcher from Battlefield high school in Virginia. He's a big guy, 6'5", throws low 90's. Baseball America had him 119 on their draft list but he's been moving up lists this year as he's added speed to the fastball.

The Washington Post has this about him:

Wells was nearly untouchable this season, and in his final start he struck out 14 batters in a complete-game 4-0 win over South County. In 53 innings pitched, he had 102 strikeouts, six complete games and two no-hitters while allowing eight earned runs for a 1.06 ERA.

MLB.com says:

Lefties with projectable frames and present stuff are always sought after in the Draft, which is why Wells is very appealing to many teams. Wells’ fastball will sit in the low 90s, touching 93 mph, and he uses his tall frame to create good downhill plane. His curveball has very good shape with hard, late movement and has the chance to be a swing and miss pitch for him in the future. He hasn’t thrown his changeup much at this point, but scouts who have seen it say it has the potential to be a solid pitch with good fade and deception. Wells may be somewhat raw at this point, but his interesting mix of pitches and big frame give him a high ceiling

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