NICK CIMILLO, CATCHER
|Born: February 23, 2000
Drafted: 16th Round, 470th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: Rutgers University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Cimillo played three years at Manhattan College, then transferred to Rutgers for his senior year. He hit well starting with his freshman year, when he batted .350. At Rutgers, he had a big year, hitting 385/492/707, with 16 home runs and more walks (39) than strikeouts (36). He’s also hit well, with good power, in summer ball. The caveats would be that he didn’t play in top baseball conferences and big senior seasons should be viewed with a little skepticism.
Cimillo got into four games in the FCL and eight with Bradenton. He threw out 25% of opposing base stealers.
It’ll be a good indicator whether the Pirates try Cimillo at Greensboro in 2023.