WHO WE ARE
5 Tool Academy is a baseball development group comprised of professional instructors, all having excelled at the highest levels of professional and collegiate baseball. We stand apart from others with a belief that focusing on process helps create self-sufficient athletes who are capable of making quicker adjustments than others.
Nick Hagadone is a former Major League pitcher who was born and raised in Sumner, Washington. During his 10-year professional career (2007-2017), he spent parts of 5 seasons in the big leagues. In total, Nick appeared in 143 games for the Cleveland Indians racking up a total of 122 strikeouts in 118.1 innings.
As an instructor, Nick’s approach is focused on the long term. His goal is to help young pitchers maximize their potential by teaching them how to move correctly and build powerful, repeatable mechanics. As someone who increased his pitching velocity from 84mph-95+mph, Nick understands the value of hard work and sticking to a targeted plan for improvement. He looks forward to sharing the knowledge, lessons learned and experiences that he gained from his time as a Major League player.
Nick’s Career Highlights:
All Pac-10 pitcher in 2007 for the University of Washington.
That year he led the team with a 6-1 record and a 2.77 Era. Had 11 saves and 72 strikeouts in 68.1 innings.
Supplemental first-round pick (55th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 Draft.
Was named a top-100 prospect in the game (#44) by Baseball America after the 2009 season.
Traded by the Red Sox in 2009 as part of a package for Victor Martinez.
Made his Major league debut September 1, 2011.
Final MLB Stats: 3-2 record in 143 games. 4.72 ERA, 118.1 innings and 9.3K/9.