The Quebec Capitales today revealed their first signing of 2021 with the addition of starting pitcher Nick Economos. The 25-year-old pitcher signed with the Capitales after being coveted by several other Frontier League teams.
The first acquisition of the new year is an important one for the team! Right-handed pitcher Nick Economos is a major addition for the Capitals, who can count on the starter to fit into the top of the rotation.
Manager Patrick Scalabrini said he was fortunate to put the hook on a pitcher combining experience in a MLB organization as well as a desire to play in Quebec City. “He dominated in the High-A Florida State League in 2019. His statistics are convincing. It will be an important piece for us. We are very happy that he chose Quebec City after having made calls from different teams!
In 2019, between the South Atlantic League and the Florida State League, Economos maintained an excellent 2.62 ERA. He struck out 113 batters in 117 innings and was the winning pitcher 10 times during his stints with the Greensboro Grasshoppers and Bradenton Marauders. Nick Economos played for the Pittsburgh Pirates after being drafted in the 21st round in 2015 out of Mercer County Community College. The 6-foot-6 gunner will celebrate his 26th birthday during the 2021 Frontier League season.