AD: Give us a breakdown on the pitches you throw.
JN: Well, I throw a sinker and a four-seam fastball, and I'm anywhere from 93 to 95 mph.
I'm primarily throwing sinkers, but I also have my slider, which has gotten a lot better. I went anywhere from 84 mph in college to 88 to 86 mph now. I've really developed my change-up this year, and that was probably one of the big points of this whole season. It's gotten a whole lot better.
AD: So, developing your change-up has been the only real stress-point from the coaches of late?
JN: Yeah. Stuff-wise, we've been working with the change-up because my other three pitches are pretty good. You know, the change-up is just a "feel" pitch and for a power pitcher, that can be pretty hard to do.
AD: If you had to choose one word to describe your style of play on the mound, what would it be?
JN: Competitive. I wanted to say "intense," but I'll say competitive.
AD: Now, obviously scouts and "experts" around the country like what they see in you. Do you pay attention to the prospect rankings?
JN: Yeah, I mean, I appreciate it, but, you really can't pay attention to that kind of stuff. We really try to shy away from that kind of stuff. We don't need any distractions. I mean, we hear about it and just because we're a rated prospect doesn't make us any more likely to make it to the big leagues than anybody else in the system. It's just one of those things you know about, but we just try to ignore it.