Nicholas Economos

#41 NICHOLAS ECONOMOS – RHP
Height: 6-6 Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Worcester, Massachusetts
Resides: Worcester, Massachusetts
High School: Worcester Academy (Worcester, Massachusetts)
College: Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, New Jersey – “Vikings”)
Draft: 21st – PIT – 2015
Born: 6/27/95 Opening Night Age: 25
Classification: LS-4

Career Highlights: Sixth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 6/22/20…career 18-19 record with three saves and a 3.96 ERA in 85 games, 48 of them as a starting pitcher…nine career games finished in relief…313.2 career innings pitched, allowing 278 hits, 107 walks, and 31 home runs…297 career strikeouts…has held the opposition to a .235 batting average during career, including a .233 average against left-handed hitters (484 AB) and a .235 average against right-handed hitters (701 AB)…has held the opposition to a .237 average with runners in scoring position (316 AB) and a .196 average with two outs and runners in scoring position (148 AB) during career…has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 39 of 48 career starts, and has allowed four or fewer earned runs in 44 of them…has walked two batters or less in 36 of 48 career starts, and has walked three batters or less in 44 of them…drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round in 2015…appeared in two Major League spring training games for the Pirates in 2020, striking out two batters in 1.2 innings…played college baseball at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey in 2015…7-0 with a 3.37 ERA for the Vikings in nine starts and one relief appearance as a sophomore, striking out 70 in 50.2 collegiate innings…also played at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland as a freshman in 2014…played at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts…full name is Nicholas James Economos

2019
Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 0-3 with an 8.83 ERA for the Curve in four games, three of them starts…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, seven walks, and four home runs…struck out 17…started and took the loss on 7/23 vs. Erie in the second game of a double header, allowing three earned runs with seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings…started and took no-decision on 8/5 vs. Richmond, allowing two earned runs and striking out six in 5.0 innings

Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): 6-4 with a 2.67 ERA for the Marauders in 14 games, all of them starts…84.1 innings pitched, allowing 62 hits, 24 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 63…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 11 of 14 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of them…walked two batters or less in 10 of 14 starts, and walked three batters or less in 13 of them…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 10 of 14 starts…started and won on 5/26 vs. Tampa, allowing one earned run with 10 strikeouts…started and took the loss on 6/1 at Tampa, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out five…started and took no-decision on 6/22 vs. Tampa, striking out five in 6.0 scoreless innings…started and won on 7/4 vs. Florida, allowing one unearned run with six strikeouts…started and won on 7/11 at Lakeland, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out five…started and took no-decision on 7/17 vs. Clearwater, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts…started and won on 8/17 at Lakeland, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with three strikeouts

Greensboro (South Atlantic/A/Pittsburgh): 4-2 with a 2.48 ERA for the Grasshoppers in eight games, five of them starts…finished one game…32.2 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, 13 walks, and two home runs…struck out 50…allowed three or fewer earned runs in all five starts…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 4/5 vs. Hagerstown…picked up relief win on 4/14 at Charleston, striking out three in 4.0 innings…struck out five and allowed one unearned run in 2.0 relief innings on 4/20 vs. Delmarva…started and won on 5/1 vs. Rome, allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings…started and won on 5/6 vs. West Virginia, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out nine…started and took the loss on 5/16 vs. Delmarva, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out 11

2018
West Virginia (South Atlantic/A/Pittsburgh): Made one relief appearance for the Power, finishing the game…picked up the save on 8/29 vs. Hagerstown, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings

West Virginia (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 3-2 with one save and a 2.52 ERA for the Black Bears in 15 games, 10 of them in relief…finished two games…53.2 innings pitched, allowing 46 hits, 18 walks, and four home runs…struck out 58…tied for 20th in the New York-Penn League in strikeouts…fell 6.1 innings shy of qualifying for New York-Penn League ERA leaders, and would have ranked fourth…allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of five starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in all of them…walked two batters or less in four of five starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…pitched more than 1.0 inning in nine of 10 relief appearances…struck out four in 4.2 shutout relief innings on 7/5 vs. Williamsport…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/16 at Staten Island…started and took no-decision on 8/8 at State College, allowing one unearned run while striking out seven…started and won on 8/15 at Batavia, striking out nine in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/20 vs. Batavia, striking out eight in 6.0 scoreless innings

2017
West Virginia (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 2-2 with a 5.61 ERA for the Black Bears in 19 games, all of them in relief…finished three games…33.2 innings pitched, allowing 32 hits, 14 walks, and four home runs…struck out 38…tied for 18th in the New York-Penn League in appearances…pitched more than 1.0 innings in 13 of 19 relief appearances…struck out three in 1.0 scoreless relief inning on 6/21 at Williamsport…picked up win in relief on 6/23 at Williamsport, striking out two in 2.1 shutout innings…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/27 at Auburn

2016
Bristol (Appalachian/R/Pittsburgh): 2-5 with a 5.65 ERA for the Pirates in 13 games, all of them starts…57.1 innings pitched, allowing 65 hits, 20 walks, and six home runs…struck out 39…tied for first in the Appalachian League in starts…allowed three or fewer earned runs in eight of 13 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 11 of them…walked two batters or less in 10 of 13 starts, and walked three batters or less in 12 of them…started and took no-decision on 7/4 at Pulaski, striking out four in 4.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 8/12 at Danville, allowing one earned run over 5.0 innings while striking out three…started and took no-decision on 8/24 at Johnson City, striking out five in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 8/29 vs. Princeton, striking out four in 6.0 shutout innings

2015
Pirates (Gulf Coast/R/Pittsburgh): 1-1 with one save and a 3.98 ERA for the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in 11 games, eight of them starts…finished two games…31.2 innings pitched, allowing 23 hits, 11 walks, and three home runs…struck out 29…allowed two or fewer earned runs in six of his eight starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of them…walked one or zero batters in six of eight starts, and walked two batters or less in seven of them…made professional debut on 6/29 at the Yankees’ second Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out three and allowing one earned run in 2.0 relief innings…picked up first career save on 7/3 vs. the Braves’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/6 vs. the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…made first career start and took no-decision on 7/10 at the Phillies’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing two earned runs and striking out three in 4.0 innings…started and took a no-decision on 7/18 at the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings…picked up first career win during start on 8/13 at the Phillies’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing three earned runs in 5.0 innings with two strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/25 vs. the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out five

Rick Forney on Nicholas Economos: Nick is coming off a couple of good years in the Pirates’ organization. He’s a tall right-hander that throws it downhill and has a really, really good breaking ball. I think he’ll do a nice job in our league. He helps add some contrast to our starting staff.