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Nadir Ljatifi

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Nadir Ljatifi

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Nadir Ljatifi has played in the minors.

Ljatifi starred for Germany in the 2013 U15 European Championship, hitting .467/.600/1.000 with 5 runs and 11 RBI in five games. He led the event in RBI. [1] He was signed by the Cincinnati Reds in July 2014 [2] then participated in the MLB European Elite Camp that year. [3] German sources list the scout as Alper Bozkurt but the 2016 Reds Media Guide does not list the signing scout. [4]He made his pro debut with the 2015 AZL Reds, going 5 for 16 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and three RBI while making 3 errors in 20 chances at short.

In March 2016, he was the youngest member of the German national team for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, about three months younger than Sascha Koch. The next-youngest position player was Dominique Taylor at age 23, six and a half years younger. He debuted as a pinch-runner for Max Boldt at second base in the top of the 9th with a 3-2 lead over Nicaragua. He was erased on a fielder's choice on a grounder by Eric Brenk and did not stay in; Germany lost 5-4 in 10 innings. He then got the start at short in their other game, hitting 9th in a 15-3 loss to the Czech national team. He went 1 for 3, singling off John Straka in the 3rd inning, his first at-bat for Germany. [5]

He returned to the AZL Reds for 2016 and was hitting .238/.322/.300 after 22 games, being used as a utility infielder.

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