OF Nick Howie
Hometown: Oakville, Ont.
Ht: 6’ 3”, Wt: 210 lbs.
Team: Ontario Blue Jays/C-Eastern Kentucky
Previous teams: Oakville A’s, Mississauga Majors.
Coaches: Mike Steed, Dan Bleiwas, Shawn Travers, Pat Visca, Terry Howie.
2016 season: At PBR ProCase ran a 6.80 ... Two homers in doubleheader sweep (20-4, 11-3) over Field House Pirates on a 4-for-5 day.
2015 season: At Perfect Game WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. batted .300 (6-for-20) with one double, one triple and five RBIs with a .783 OPS ... At BCS finals at Jet Blue Player Development Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. batted .308 (8-for-26) with two doubles, seven RBIs and a .706 OPS ,,, Second fastest man at Tournament 12 running a 6.54 behind only Cooper Davis (Mississauga, Ont.) who ran a 6.35 ... Hit .418 with 31 RBIs and 44 runs for the Ontario Blue Jays.
2014 season: At Perfect Game WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. batted .467 (7-for-15) with two doubles and two RBIs and a 1.236 OPS ... Had two hits, including a double from the leadoff spot, walked and stole a base as the Ontario Blue Jays beat the South Texas Sliders 7-2 at Jupiter ... Doubled to left field leading off the game, walked and knocked in a run in a 10-0 win over New York PG Maroon as teammate Josh Naylor homered.
Honors _ 2016: All American and All Region Canada/Puerto Rico Honourable Mention; 2015 _ Earned spot on WWBA World championship all-tournament team in Jupiter ... Made BCS finals all-tourney team ... 2014 _ Earned spot on WWBA World championship all-tournament team in Jupiter
What they are saying: ““Looks like a pro, physical body make up ... Added strength has led to power flashes this spring ... Has plus speed (6.6/60) allows him to go move well in the outfield, along as well as covering ground on the bases ... Has shown contact/line drive swing with added physical strength ... Plays the game with a controlled aggressive approach, smart ball player with great aptitude for adjustment ... A victory lap guy, but would be a good add ... Good size, better speed.”
On other lists: Ranked 467th best outfielder by Perfect Game Scouting Service ... PG ranks him fifth best OF from Canada and 30th best over-all prospect.
Matt Betts: Howie has know how