June 7, 2013, Victoria, BC – (ISN) The HarbourCats are thrilled to announce that Opening Day starter Nick Pivetta has been drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round of the MLB Draft at number 136 overall today.
Pivetta’s high draft position is a testament to the extraordinary talent in the West Coast League that Victorian fans will be treated to throughout the HarbourCats Inaugural Season.
Pivetta, standing 6’5″ and weighing 215 pounds is most known for his fastball, which touches the low 90’s. He also utilizes a curveball and a changeup in his pitching arsenal. Scouts rave about his large build, and could see him as either a starter or a late reliever when he reaches the big leagues.
After a solid sophomore season at New Mexico Junior College, where he went 9-2 with a 3.36 ERA over 83 innings, Pivetta started the inaugural game for the HarbourCats on Wednesday. The righty worked 8 solid innings, earning the first ever victory in team history in the process.