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Nnebe Tabbed as Coastal Plain League's Top Prospect by Baseball America

Andre Nnebe finished third on the Wilson Tobs in RBIs (17) and extra-base hits (11) this summer.
Andre Nnebe finished third on the Wilson Tobs in RBIs (17) and extra-base hits (11) this summer.

Baseball America Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Andre Nnebe put together a strong debut season for Bronco baseball last spring, and has doubled down with a standout summer for the Coastal Plain League's Wilson Tobs. The 2017 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team selection has been tabbed as the CPL's top prospect by Baseball America.

Nnebe made 30 appearances and 27 starts in summer, and hit .290 with 17 RBIs and 19 runs scored. The Oakland, California native tallied five doubles, two triples and four home runs as part of a .500 slugging percentage.

During his first year with the Broncos, Nnebe started in all 53 games in center field. He ranked fourth on the team in batting average at .293 and recorded 63 hits with eight doubles, three home runs and 22 RBIs. Nnebe also topped the Broncos with 10 stolen bases on 14 attempts.

FROM THE RELEASE

"Nnebe's raw tools are off-the-charts and immediately apparent at one glance at his 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame. Coming out of high school, scouts compared the northern California native to Aaron Judge for his power antics, and coaches now note he might be even taller than his listed height. Despite his giant levers, Nnebe had a very successful freshman season at Santa Clara, batting .293 as their everyday center fielder. And while his plate discipline and swing mechanics have a ways to go—understandably given his body—his raw power is unrivaled in the league. To boot, he's been clocked at as low as 6.5 seconds in a 60-yard dash. That speed plays well in the outfield, giving Nnebe a chance to stick in centerfield for now then slide over to left field as he adds mass and slows down. No matter where he plays, the tools are all there for Nnebe to become a first-round talent down the road."

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