Eric Niesen (Wake Forest University)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Eric Niesen
Position:Relief Pitcher
School:Wake Forest University
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:185 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/14/07
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Fastball:Since moving into the bullpen, Niesen's fastball has been a plus, touching the mid-90s.
Slider:Some like his slider, but others grade it as below-average.
Changeup:Niesen's change is a below-average pitch.
Control:His command is below-average as well.
Physical Description:Niesen is a small lefty with a low three-quarters arm angle and fits a Dan Reichert-type body mold.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Plus velocity on his fastball with an interesting arm angle.
Weaknesses:None of his other pitches grade out average or above.
Summary:Niesen has found success since moving into Wake Forest's bullpen earlier in the season. His fastball has picked up a few notches, and he throws it with a three-quarter arm angle. That being said, he lacks deception for a lefty reliever and his other pitches lag behind the fastball.