Nick Wittgren, Relief Pitcher, Miami Marlins, #64
Date of Birth: 5/29/1991
Birthplace: Torrance, California
College: Purdue University
Nick Wittgren, relief pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was a closer at the University of Purdue. In his two seasons there as the team's closer, he had 22 saves, 94 strikeouts, and a 2.54 ERA in 92.0 innings.
The Marlins drafted Wittgren in 2012. He pitched in their minor league system as a relief pitcher only from 2012 through 2015. As a closer in the minors, he had 81 saves.
Wittgren pitched in 48 games with the Marlins in 2016. He finished the season with 4 wins and 3 losses, 42 strikeouts to 10 walks, and a 3.14 ERA in 51.2 innings.