Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Chachi #9 Aaron Nola

Aaron Michael Nola
Starting Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'2"  Weight:  200
Opening Day Age:  24
Born:  June 4, 1993, Baton Rouge, LA
Drafted:  Selected by the Phillies in the 1st round of the June 2014 draft
Teams:  Phillies 2015-
Acquired:  Via draft

2014 Grandstand Clearwater
Threshers #49
2014 Bowman Draft Picks &
Prospects Draft Picks #DP4
2015 Chachi #51
2016 Topps #133
111 Nola Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2014 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers #49
First Phillies Card:  2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Draft Picks #DP4
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2015 Phillies Team Issue #27 (SP)
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2016 Topps #133
Latest Card:  2018 Topps Now Road to Opening Day #OD-280

2015 Phillies Team Issue 2 #27
First Mention on The Phillies Room:  June 6, 2014 - Phillies Select Nola with First Pick - I haven't created any draft pick cards in the past, but for some reason I felt the need to make a card for the Phillies #1 draft pick this year, pitcher Aaron Nola. Nola was selected seventh overall last night and was a junior last season with LSU.  Overall, Nola went 30-6 with a 2.09 ERA in his college career, winning SEC player of the year honors in 2013 and 2014.  He becomes the first college pitcher drafted by the Phillies since they took Joe Savery in 2007.

What intrigues me about Nola is that scouts predict he could be the first starting pitcher selected in this year's draft to make the Majors.  Given the current state of free-fall the team is experiencing right now, it's nice to have something positive to think about.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2014 Chachi Almost #4 FS
2015 Chachi #51
2016 Chachi #15
2016 Chachi Archives #14
2016 Chachi Photo Day #26
2016 Chachi Special Edition #6
2017 Chachi #16
2017 Chachi #64 - Team Leaders (with Cesar Hernandez)
2017 Chachi Phillies Phestival #20
2017 Chachi Archives #16
2017 Chachi Photo Night #24
2018 Chachi #9

Card statistics through 5/8/18.

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