11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Nathan is an athletic 2-way player (LHP/OF) who made improvements every single day during his time at Pirate City. On the mound, this lefty throws a FB & CB from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a tall balance point and drives downhill in-line toward the dish. He maintains good tempo and works at his pace. FB comes out of his hand with some deception and shows some tailing action topping out at 75 mph. Breaking ball has 1/7 shape with tight spin and good depth. He does a nice job varying his looks with runners on, keeping them close. Driving off of the rubber and finishing out over his frontside with more extension will help to improve overall effectiveness on all pitches. In the OF, Nathan has active prep and takes good routes/angles to work into position behind the fly-ball. He plays through the ball and has a clean exchange to throw. As a hitter, this lefty displays a tall stance with centered balance. Quick hands whip the barrel through the zone on a level path as he connects and consistently hits line-drives. He battles at the plate and doesn't go down easily. Engaging and driving his full lower 1/2 will help to tap into more power. Blucher has a solid all-around skill-set and should find success in this his senior year.