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Player profile

(Updated November 2016)
1st Base
Tallahassee, FL
high school
North Florida Christian


* All-ACC First Team (2014).
* Selected in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics (34th round, 1032nd overall pick).


Was one of three Seminoles to play in all 60 games, starting 59 – all at first base…hit .307 with 12 doubles, one triple and five home runs…registered 49 RBIs and 43 walks both of which ranked second on the team…his walks helped Florida State lead the nation in base on balls with 330…ranked in the ACC in walks (t-4th), RBIs (t-4th) and on-base percentage (7th)…recorded single-season career-highs in batting average, runs, hits, double, home runs, walks and RBI…hit a scorching .559 as a leadoff batter (33-for-59) and registered an on-base percentage of .431 – good for the second highest mark on the team…registered six sacrifice flies to tie for the team lead with John Sansone…tallied just three errors in 598 chances at first base to finish the season with a .995 fielding percentage…posted a .333 batting average with three RBIs in three games during the ACC tournament…recorded multiple RBIs in 14 games to lead the team, while ranking third on the team with 19 multi-hit games…went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs against Boston College (3/28) in game two of a doubleheader…capped FSU’s nine-run ninth inning against the Eagles blasting his first career grand slam out to right field to break a 7-7 tie en route to an 11-7 victory…went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs against Notre Dame (4/6)…finished the game hitting two home runs against the Irish – good for his first career multi-home run game…hit .769 (10-for-13) with three RBIs and three runs scored in a three-game series against Minnesota (5/3-5/4)…recorded a career-high four hits in game two of the doubleheader against the Golden Gophers.


Played in 58 games with 45 starts – all at first base – in his sophomore season…split time with Casey Smit at the position…posted a .277 average with 11 doubles, two triples and two home runs…knocked in 33 RBI and recorded 27 walks…batted .316 (25-for-79) in ACC play with six doubles and 12 RBI…tied for second on the team with 11 HBP as FSU set a new program record with 104 HBP…amassed a 26-game streak of reaching base which spanned from March 26 until May 18…batted .600 (6-for-10) with three doubles, three runs scored and five RBI in the series against Villanova (3/1-3/3)…had a bases-clearing three-run triple against Stetson (3/20)…went 4-for-8 with three RBI from the plate in the series against Duke (4/12-4/13)…hit a triple and a home run with three RBI in an NCAA Regional game against Troy (6/1)…homered in the eighth inning against Indiana (6/8) in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional…three of his four hits in the postseason were extra-base hits… had nine multi-hit games – including two three-hit games against Villanova (3/2) and Duke (4/13)…registered seven multi-RBI games with a season-high four against Villanova (3/2)…had only two errors in 408 fielding chances at first base to finish the season with an impressive .995 fielding percentage…had an outstanding summer as he was named Player of the Year of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Summer League – led the league with a .497 on-base percentage and finished among the PGCBL’s top five in six other offensive categories including batting average (.365), slugging percentage (.534), .total bases (79), walks (29), doubles (14) and hit-by-pitches (10)…helped lead the  Amsterdam Mohawks to the PGCBL championship title.


Made 53 appearances with 36 starts in his first season at Florida State…34 starts came as the Seminole designated hitter and two more at first base…finished the season hitting .250 (35-for-140) with five doubles and two home runs…tallied 23 RBI and scored 21 times…earned his first career start on opening day against Hofstra (2/17)…picked up his first collegiate hit and RBI in game two against the Pride (2/18)…first career home run came in the series finale against Hofstra (2/19) hammering a solo shot to open the bottom of the sixth…drove in a career-high three runs on a 2-for-4 performance against Jacksonville (2/21)…tallied two three-hit games – a season-high – in game two of a doubleheader against Maine (3/4) and in game two of a doubleheader at Clemson (5/14)…finished the Clemson series hitting .500 with a double and two runs scored…second home run of the season came at Georgia Tech (4/7) as he homered in the nine-run fifth inning to lead FSU to a come-from-behind victory over the Jackets in game two… drove in three runs in two games against Miami…singled home two runs in the eighth inning of game 2 (4/21) and provided a pinch hit RBI single with two-outs in the series finale against the Hurricanes (4/22)…earned his first start at first base against North Georgia – second start came in the ACC Tournament against Virginia…made two plate appearances at the College World Series picking up a hit and stolen base against Stony Brook (6/17) in an elimination game…finished the year with nine multi-hit games…posted a .972 fielding percentage committing just one error in 36 attempts.


Helped lead North Florida Christian to state titles as an eighth grader in 2007 and as a senior in 2011; finished as state runner-up following his freshman campaign…a three-time first team All-State honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior…named 2A Player of the Year twice at NFC…hit .530 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs as a senior…also played basketball at NFC for five years scoring 1,000 career points…member of the Key Club.


Son of John and Liz Nogowski…majoring in political science with a minor in History…born January 5, 1993.