Jacob Nix to make big league debut this weekend

Jacob Nix is likely to be called up this weekend to make his MLB debut against the Phillies.

After long being one of the Padres top prospects, the 22-year-old Nix is ready to make his first start at Petco Park according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.

Nix has pitched at both Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso compiling a 1.84 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP to go with an impressive 44/9 K/BB ratio across 58 2/3 innings. Scouting reports have always made mention of Nix’s command and three pitch ability.

A groin injury and later a trip to the DL because of a non-physical ailment prevented Nix from getting into action earlier this year. He would be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft at the end of the season if the Padres do not keep him on the 40 man roster.

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