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In the 46th round of the 2011 Draft the Indians select right-handed pitcher Robert Nixon out of Adelphi University (NY).
Bats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6'1", Weight: 225, Date of Birth: 11/01/1988
Note: Nixon went 11-2 with a 1.43 ERA in 14 appearances. In 113 1/3 innings, he gave up 82 H, 18 ER, 23 BB and 104 K's.
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Jeff Ellis: Robert Nixon is a right handed senior from Adelphi University. He was named second team all American this year. He went 11-2 with a 1.43 ERA. He threw 10 complete games and struck out 104 batters in 113 innings, while holding batters to a .203 average. He pitched a no hitter this year for the Panthers. He leaves the program it’s all time leader in wins and strikeouts. He too is an athlete, but since he is a Canadian, instead of playing football he played hockey throughout high school. He is another guy who will be ticketed to Mahoning Valley. Worst case he will be a heck of an innings eater for the MV team this year.