Who Is Nick Sandlin?

Nick Sandlin, born on January 10, 1997, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Sandlin – a sidearm style pitcher – attended Greenbrier High School in Evans, Georgia. He enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi and played college baseball for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. In 2017, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

The Cleveland Indians selected Sandlin in the second round, with the 67th overall selection, of the 2018 MLB draft. He signed with Cleveland, receiving a $750,000 signing bonus.

He spent the 2018 season with the AZL Indians, Lake County Captains, Lynchburg Hillcats, and Akron RubberDucks, compiling a combined 2–0 record and 3.00 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 24 total relief innings pitched between the four clubs.

In 2019, he played for the Akron RubberDucks and Columbus Clippers. He went a combined 1–0 with a 2.39 ERA over 26+1⁄3 innings. On July 1, it was announced that he would miss the rest of the season due to a right forearm strain. Sandlin did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 30, 2021, Sandlin was promoted to the major leagues for the first time. On May 1, Sandlin made his MLB debut against the Chicago White Sox and struck out White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton for his first major league punchout.