Ferrara has earned many performance highlights at Perfect Game events throughout the 2018 season. He was also named on the All-Tournament team for the Perfect Game 17u WWBA National Championship, 17u WWBA National Championship Qualifier and 18u Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational.
Perfect Game 17u BCS National Championship:
Starter Nick Ferrara (2019, Tallahassee, Fla.) routinely filled up the zone with a four-seam fastball in the 84-86 mph range. The pitch showed very good late life at the plate, especially up in the zone, and he pitched to the edges with a veteran’s pace and rhythm. He complemented his fastball a tight-spinning slider (74-75 mph) that showed consistent depth at the plate. His slider is a definite swing-and-miss pitch.
Perfect Game 17u WWBA National Championship:
Nick Ferrara (2019, Tallahassee, Fla.) attacked hitters in the first inning with an 85-87 mph fastball and an exceptional 75-78 mph curveball with very good break. When it is on, the curveball flashes a 50 grade. And when he gets on top of the ball, the fastball stays down in the zone and his heavy ball becomes difficult to elevate. Ferrara has a lean build and there is a lot of projection in his frame. He does have a tendency to spin off, and has a limited finish and extension. However, despite that Ferrara has a strong arm with intriguing upside.
Nick Ferrera (2019, Tallahassee, Fl.) displayed some of the best raw stuff on the day. His curveball and slider are both lethal weapons with sharp break, effective both when buried in the dirt or dropped into the zone. He is comfortable throwing them in any count and appeared to favor a breaking ball-heavy pitch mix based on the usage seen today. However, Ferrera’s fastball is no slouch. He maximizes his 5-foot-11 frame with good arm action and a powerful stride to register up to 87 mph on the gun. He pounded the strike zone with his filthy repertoire, throwing 68 percent of his pitches for strikes and only walking one while striking out eight over six scoreless frames.