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2019 Mets draft profile: Nic Gaddis

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With their sixteenth selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected Nic Gaddis, a third baseman from Georgia.

Born: Trenton, Georgia

Age: 22 (10/12/96)

Height/Weight: 5’11”/170 lbs.

Position: 3B

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: Jacksonville State (Jacksonville, Alabama)

Nic Gaddis hit a cumulative .385 in his four seasons on the varsity baseball team at Dade County High School in Georgia. In addition, he excelled on the basketball court. He went undrafted and enrolled at Jacksonville State in Jacksonville, Alabama. Gaddis platooned with Hayden White in his freshman season, playing in 17 games and getting 14 starts behind the plate. In addition to hit .234/.357/.340 in those limited at-bats, he also was called to pitch a few times, making three relief appearances.

He got into in 41 games as a sophomore and .261/.356/.394, his four home runs tying for third best on the team. Starting behind the plate for 38 games and at third base for 15 games, Gaddis had an excellent 2018 season. He hit .324/.424/.585, hitting a team-high 10 home runs and drawing a team-best 32 walks. Despite the uptick in his numbers, Gaddis went undrafted in the 2018 MLB Draft, so he returned to Jacksonville State for his senior season. Through NCAA Regionals, Gaddis hit .335/.450/.579, setting career highs in virtually every offensive statistic.

Gaddis stands at the plate with a spread, crouched stance, swinging with a big leg kick. Defensively, Gaddis has split his time while with the Gamecocks between catcher and third base. His arm, which plays up at both positions, is accurate and can reach around 90 MPH on the radar gun. He is athletic, his 5’11” frame relatively thin.