MLB Draft: 31st Round in 2017 (Detroit)
Physical pitcher that is an imposing presence on the mound ... pitches regularly in the low to mid 90s and possesses a late-breaking slider as his put-away pitch ... made just two appearances on the mound in 2018 due to injury and had to sit out the 2019 season due to a latissimus muscle ailment.
Received a medical redshirt in 2019 after having to sit out the entire season due to injury.
Appeared in two games with one start, allowing no runs on one hit in three innings with two walks and three strikeouts ... started and pitched one inning versus Tulane (March 21), allowing no runs and no hits with one strikeout ... pitched two relief innings versus McNeese State (May 9), limiting the Cowboys to no runs on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Listed among the Baseball America 2017 Top 100 Draft Prospects ... 2017 MaxPreps all-American and a 2016 Perfect Game all-American ... named first-team all-Metro in 2015, 2016 and 2017 ... posted a 2-1 record as a senior in 2017 with a 0.65 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 20 innings ... batted .354 in 2017 with a .486 on-base percentage, a .585 slugging percentage, six doubles, two triples and three homers ... also played tight end and defensive end for his high school football team.
Full name is Nicholas Richard Storz ... parents are Richard and Toni Storz ... had an older brother, Richie, and a younger sister, Samantha ... on choosing to attend LSU – “LSU has the best facilities, coaches, trainers and fans in all of college baseball. There is no other school that I personally can see myself playing for, and I am completely honored to wear the Purple and Gold every day.” ... majoring in general business at LSU ... born January 23, 1998, in Brooklyn, N.Y.