07/09/2013 - College PREP - Minneapolis, MN
Anderson continues to show steady play in his baseball abilities. Feet are quick, athletic as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and work to get behind. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program and develop better footwork to throw. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup. He tracks the ball well and shows loose hands. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to improve barrel accuracy and level out swing plane. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more.
12/27/2012 - Pirate City Christmas Camp and Tournament
Nathan's most recent Factory outing he showed he was a good situational player. Defensively, he has good reads off the bat and covers a lot of ground. His ground-ball footwork needs attention and his arm will benefit from a long toss program. Offensively, Nathan is a small ball expert, that has a nice slap approach to opposite field. He starts closed in his setup and has a short swing path that stays on-plane. Some prepitch rhythm with his hands and separation will help him to activate the hands and generate greater bat speed. In all, Nathan projects well at the next level in the outfield with an ability to play the game situationally, offensively.
07/10/2012 - College PREP - Minneapolis, MN
Nathan is a solid, broad and athletic OF that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.18 60 time. Feet are quick / athletic as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls in the OF. He is aggressive in attacking and playing through ground balls, maintaining plus body control. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws but will benefit by building more arm strength and carry, through a long toss program. At the plate, Anderson shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed and he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to increase as he learns to use his lower half more efficiently through the swing. With 3 years to further develop, Nathan has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.