01/29/2017 - College PREP - Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg), PA
Nathan continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 76 mph. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Off speed stuff show potential as being quality pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. In the OF, he displays smooth / athletic actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles and utilizes two hands well through the fielding process. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. At the plate, he shows an open setup with balance. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.
04/03/2016 - College PREP - Pittsburgh, PA
Nathan is a L/L OF who continues to work hard. In the OF, he takes a quick first step with solid routes/angles to track down fly-balls. He secures the ball with 2-hands, plays through the ball well and has a clean exchange to throw. Offensively, this lefty has a balanced setup with fluid rhythm to load. He has quiet/simple actions, swings on a level path and hits the ball to all parts of the field. A 2018 grad - Nathan will only continue to progress and get stronger.
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Nathan is a lean OF/LHP who will graduate in 2018. He is a coachable player who worked very hard on his skills during his time in Pirate City. In the OF, feet are quick / active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and utilizes 2 hands well. At the plate, hands are quick and work through level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with 2 BB as he shows good strike zone awareness. On the mound, he shows good tempo through a repeatable delivery. Fastball showed in the mid 70 range with cutting action. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound. With 2 years to further develop, Nathan has abilities with time and room to continue to improve and progress his game.