From the Field: Nick Pratto, sp, Huntington Beach

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Nick Pratto, SP, Huntington Beach HS

This autograph was acquired during the National High School Invitational a couple weeks back.

Nick Pratto pitches for Huntington Beach High School in California. He is considered one of the best High School pitchers in the country, and only improved his stock with an excellent showing during the NHSI.  Baseball America spoke very highly of him:

P Nick Pratto, Sr., Huntington Beach (Calif.): Pratto’s story, which started in Little League, added yet another anecdote at this year’s NHSI. In the opening game of the tournament, Pratto took the ball and refused to give it up for 9.1 innings. The lefthander struck out nine and walked zero against a strong Winder-Barrow team. He threw 72 of his 97 pitches for strikes, showcasing command of his upper 80s fastball, plus changeup and sharp breaking ball.

Via baseballamerica. com, read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/high-school/2017-nhsi-teams/#Z0E8dLshMQUBEzUm.99

Pratto is a USC commit for 2018, but I doubt that he will last long in the draft–some are projecting that he will go late in the first round.

Very cool autograph.

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