06/09/2018 - 2018 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National Texas
Nate continues to show as a top prospect on the diamond. Pop times showed in the 2.00 range with on line carry (90 mph velocity) and accuracy to his throws. Receiving / blocking skills are tremendous as he shows off his athletic abilities. At the plate, he continues to shine. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped through the zone (93 mph exit velocity) as he connects through a line drive path. A talented prospect, he will make things happen both behind the dish as well as with the bat.
11/04/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures Texas
Nate continues to get better each time we see him. He has the unique combination of legitimate HR power at the premium position of catcher - a sought-after combo at all levels. Once again he swung the bat with authority at the BF UA Futures Texas event. He maintains a simple, balanced approach and uses his strength and leverage through contact to make the ball explode off the bat. Not only does the power show up in batting practice (94 mph exit velocity), but Nate also hit a long HR to LCF in game play. He also had an RBI single to give him a very productive 2-3 day. Defensively, he showed strong, sure hands receiving and flashed some of the leadership skills you look for in a catcher. It is evident that he has a high baseball IQ and can run the game well from behind the plate. He threw well in the workout and carried it into the game where he threw two runners out at 2B, while also doing a good job on balls in the dirt. Overall, Nate continues to be a prospect that merits close following.
11/05/2016 - 2016 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures Texas
Nate is a physical young catching prospect with a high ceiling. His 6'3"/185 pound frame shows surprising flexibility as he sits very well behind the plate and has the sure, strong hands of a quality receiver (especially evident on the quality job he does on balls down in the zone). His throws to 2B were as quick as 2.0 with accuracy, and some refinements to his exchange and release will push that even lower. At the plate Nate has a refreshing approach with an aggressive RH swing that has intent to do damage. It's more about substance than style, and the clean RH stroke combined with excellent head discipline lead to positive results. The ball comes off his bat with authority - as evidenced by the hard line drives in BP and the ground rule 2B that he smoked to LCF in the game. It is easy to envision Nate further filling out as he matures and developing into a middle-of-the-order bat from a premium position at the next level.