AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Saguaro’s Nick Barendrick (2018 Uncommitted)
If we put together an All- Underrated team for the Arizona Class of 2018, Saguaro SS Nick Barendrick would surely be a member.
Nick has been a fixture for the Sabercats for the last 3 seasons, starting at SS and hitting leadoff. He handles the bat very well, and shows good gap to gap pop from his 6-0 160 pound frame. He has a lot of wiry strength in his body, with plenty of room for future added strength.
Defensively Nick has super smooth actions, with soft hands and enough arm strength to stay on the left side of the infield for most teams. He’s very capable of playing all 3 infield positions.
Nick is a good runner with 60 yard dash times in the 6.8 range, and he’s an aggressive base runner with good baseball instincts.He brings a lot of energy to the offensive side of the game.
Nick plays with the Arizona Athletics in the summer and fall.
In the classroom Nick sports a 3.975 GPA with a 1230 2 part SAT score and a 26 ACT.
Nick is uncommitted at this point, but I don’t expect that to last long.
Some lucky college program is going to get a great player in Nick Barendrick.
20 Questions with Nick Barendrick:
All time favorite Major Leaguer ? Omar Vizquel Favorite current Major Leaguer? Corey Seager Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? Coach Bill Kehoe One word to describe your style of play? Relentless What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I like Country Music 4 artists currently in my mp3 player? Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Kodak Black Favorite Movie? Pursuit of Happiness On my secluded island, strand me with… Alex Morgan In 10 years I hope to be…. A Professional Baseball Player Refreshing beverage of choice? Purple Gatorade Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table. Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, George Washington What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Ceasar Salad, Clam Chowder, Medium Rare Prime Rib & Mashed Potatoes When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Chadwick Boseman Dogs or Cats? Dogs In my sparetime, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to…. Play video games, watch a good movie, or hangout with friends Best player I’ve played against? Jacob Gonzalez Best teammate I’ve had? Nick Grossman Beach or Mountains? Mountains Favorite TV shows? The Office, The League, How I Met Your Mother Most embarassing moment on the baseball field. While pitching in LL, instead of licking my fingers, I accidentally licked the ball