11/15/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 12-14) Nathaniel is an athletic and talented 2023 switch hitting Catching prospect that worked hard all weekend. Behind the dish, Nathaniel starts in a balanced primary and has an athletic secondary stance. He works under the ball and sees it into his glove when receiving. He needs to continue to lead with his glove and control balls in the dirt when blocking. He has a clean exchange in front of his body but needs to continue to create momentum with his lower half when throwing to the bases. From both sides of the plate, Nathaniel starts in an open stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and stays balanced through contact. He creates backside rotation with his lower half and drives the ball gap to gap. On the right side of the plate he needs to continue to shorten his swing and attack the inside part of the ball. From the left side he needs to continue to keep his head down at contact and keep the barrel on plane with the ball. Nathaniel will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.