Niko Decolati Scouting Report — SS, Loyola Marymount University

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Prospect: Niko Decolati
Position: Shortstop
Organization: Loyola Marymount University
Height/Weight: 6’1”, 215 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Age/DOB: Junior (Four-Year)
Acquired/Hometown: Las Vegas, NV (Cimarron-Memorial HS)


Timed 4.25 up the line out of the RHH box.

Notes — April 18
Good size; thick through core and lower half with good base of natural strength and durability. Not a ton of physical upside remaining, though; more or less at/near final physical form … Moves very well at shortstop, fundamentally sound at the position; circles the ball well and throws well on the run; showed arm strength and good accuracy in my look. Made a very nice play on the move in the top of the first against a good runner; displayed advanced sense of urgency. Quick release, soft hands. Good velocity across the diamond; throws stay on line and true to target. Finishes plays well … Tall stance with large leg kick to get back into load at the plate. Really didn’t look good at the plate in my look, though there’s more there than the show of one bad day. Struggled to get his balance and looked uncomfortable all night long against USC. Free swinger who is going to get his fair share of strikeouts; plate discipline is suspect and shows some tendency to lunge forward out to the ball off balance. Definitely some power potential here with good natural strength and strong hands and wrists, but he never got the timing down in my April look to get off an ‘A’ swing, remaining pretty ineffective in that brief window … Short-term offensive issues aside, Niko Decolati is the real deal in the infield with smooth, consistent actions, and the Loyola Marymount University junior should find himself on a few MLB Draft boards this summer. I think he’s defensively good enough to stick at shortstop for a little while on into pro ball, but his size and body type will probably point him to third base as a more likely future home; jury’s still out on whether he can hit enough to stick there in pro ball.

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