FSU’s pitching staff was one of the best and deepest in the nation last year. Despite losing their top two starters, the staff continues to get deeper. As the draft came to an end Thursday night, FSU had added their highest rated pitching recruit ever in Carson Montgomery. Today, the Seminoles made a late addition to the class with the big RH arm of Jackson Nezuh.
Nezuh was a UF signee until this past week. With roster restraints and UF getting a few pitchers back, he was likely given relief to pursue other opportunities. The RHP comes out of TNXL academy as the pipeline continues for FSU. He has a projectable, athletic frame at 6’2, 180 pounds. Nezuh is rated the #16 RHP in FL and the 282nd prospect in the nation.
The RHP has recently been up to 97 MPH with his FB. He will usually sit in the 92-94 MPH range. The FB pairs well with his sharp curveball which he has a good feel for. He comes down the hill with an easy, repeatable delivery.
Newest #FSU ‘20 commit. One heck of a late addition.— Brett (@brettpn) June 13, 2020
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I had the chance to speak with Jackson’s TNXL coach Brian Martinez. He told me, “Jackson was a Florida commit was 92-94 for us this year. Has a high spin fastball with a plus change and slider. He is a super high athlete with a fast arm and will compete as one of the top arms for a starting job for sure.”
2020 Jackson Nezuh was clean and easy today sitting 92-93. @TNXLAcademy @NezuhJ https://t.co/wtepNmoRUt pic.twitter.com/f86SNWdkmp— Brian J. Martinez (@TNXL_Baseball) January 10, 2020
Florida State now has 14 high school commits and 6 JUCO transfers coming in this upcoming season. There could be some attrition to those numbers over the coming weeks. Nezuh will be FSU’s 4th RHP from the prep side. This was a good job by the Seminoles’ staff of working quick to make a big last addition to the class