Prospect Nottingham shatters own windshield with batting-practice shot

Thursday, March 3: The Milwaukee Brewers' Jacob Nottingham slides safely past Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero during the third inning of a spring training game in Phoenix. Nottingham scored from second on a hit by Jonathan Lucroy.

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At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, 20-year-old catching prospect Jacob Nottingham has impressed the Milwaukee Brewers this spring with his powerful bat and big frame.

Turns out, he may be too powerful for his own good — or at least his car’s.

Nottingham posted a photo on Twitter on Saturday of his windshield with a gaping hole in it from a ball he hit during batting practice.

A Houston Astros’ sixth-round draft pick in 2013, Nottingham has not played above Single-A. He’s hit .284 in three minor-league seasons with 23 home runs in 211 games. The Brewers acquired him in the Khris Davis trade this past winter.

The Brewers certainly hopes he develops into a catcher that hits plenty more moonshots. And good thing for Nottingham: he won’t have to worry about damaging his car at Miller Park.