08/04/2016 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training & Tournament at Historic Dodgertown
Labo continues to show progress in his baseball abilities. In the OF he takes proper routes/angles in tracking down balls. He is aggressive and works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Working to increase foot quickness will aid in improving range. At the plate he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently.
05/08/2016 - College PREP - Detroit, MI
Nathan continues to improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive grades have really improved, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works to get behind ball and plays through well with momentum to his target. He shows good body control with hands / feet working well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are loose and work inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to increase as he creates more extension through contact with barrel / hands and adds overall body strength.
07/07/2013 - Cape Cod Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14)
While at the Cape Cod event Nathan showed that he has a very high baseball I.Q. and good skills as well. As a First Baseman he picks the ball very well and understands the position but footwork/agility needs work. In the Outfield Nathan showed good potential making tough plays but his arm strength needs work (long toss). At the plate Nathan displayed an athletic setup, good balance, lower half and swing path. Areas to improve are loading sooner, pitch selection and driving through the ball (extension).
05/05/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Adrian, MI
Nathan is an athletic, 2-way player who plays 1st base and OF. In the INF, Nathan has sure hands, active feet, and a low approach to the ball. He fields athletically, his exchange is clean, and he throws a long arm action with consistency to his target. In the OF, Nathan is aggressive to the ball, he plays through well, and he uses 2 hands. He catches at is highest point, his exchange is clean, and he delivers the ball with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Nathan has a square set-up, a short stride, and direct hands to the ball. He tracks well, has a middle approach, and he swings in good rhythm. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Widen base
2. Field out front
3. Long toss
1. Avoid dropping to 1 knee
2. Quicken feet
1. More lower 1/2
3. Bat speed