10/21/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Potomac, MD
Nathaniel worked out both in the INF and on the mound during his last workout with The Factory. Hitting and power grades from the right side spiked to 38 and 35. At the plate, Nathaniel showed an aggressive/balanced approach, a rhythmic swing, and fast bat speed. He makes square contact, hits hard to the pull side, and he gets his lower body through. At 3B, Nathaniel has quick/active feet, presentable hands, and he fields in an athletic position. He makes plays consistently, his exchange is clean, and he throws with accuracy and carry to his target. On the mound, Nathaniel has a clean arm circle, he throws strikes, and has good direction toward home plate. With work on the following, Nathaniel can continue to improve.
2. Lower body
3. Let ball travel
1. Fielding position
06/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training at the College World Series (Ages 12-14)
Nathaniel is a 3B/RHP that shows improvement in his game. His 60-time has improved from past events decreasing from an 8.82 to an 8.5 as well as his home-to-first time decreasing from a 5.36 to a 5.20. In the field, Nathaniel tries to create angles to the ball and keeps his body in front. He can improve in the field by doing cone and ladder drills to improve athleticism and lateral movement along with experiencing different ground balls to become comfortable with different angles. At the plate, Nathaniel shows a spray approach with a square set up, a short stride and a good center balance. His lower half leads as he displays a direct bat path to the ball. Nathaniel can improve offensively by developing rhythm and a separation between his stride and hand load. On the mound, he displays a FB and CH from a low, loose 3/4 arm slot. Nathaniel does a good job of keeping his eyes on his target while staying in line. He can improve on the mound by implementing more of his lower half and extending through the zone upon release. Overall, he shows good poise and composed emotions on the mound. He does a decent job holding runners and is projected to be a finesse type pitcher.
03/18/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Ashburn (DC), VA
Nathaniel worked out at both 3B and RHP during his last workout in Ashburn. Defensively, Nathaniel presents his glove well, he gains ground, and keeps the ball in front of his body. He has a clean exchange and some accuracy to his target. On the mound, Nathaniel has a repeatable delivery, he keeps his eyes on target, and works in good tempo. He separates on time, lands in a square position, and keeps his eyes on target. At the plate, Nathaniel swings in good rhythm, he stands in athletically, and gets his hands in a good hitting position.
10/07/2017 - FDI Pitching and Catching Accelerated Training Weekend (12-14)
Nathaniel is a RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the FDI Pitching and Catching Accelerated Training Weekend. On the mound, this righty works to control his pitches in the zone and competes. He shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 58mph with good cutting movement. Breaking ball sits at 54mph. Changeup sits from 51-55mph. Nathaniel can improve as a pitcher by working directly in line to the plate and by separating his hands later in his motion. With six more years to develop, Nathaniel has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the mound.
09/23/2017 - FDI Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend (12-14)
Nathaniel is a coachable player who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend. At the plate, this switch hitter sets up in a crouched stance and works to barrel up the baseball. Nathaniel can improve as a hitter by taking a square stride to the pitcher and by working a smoother load into his swing. With six more years to develop, Nathaniel has the time and potential to further progress his skills at the plate.
07/16/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Washington, DC
Nathaniel is a 2-way player at 3B/RHP. Defensively at 3B, he hustles from right to left as he gets into a square fielding position. He comes up with a clean exchange and makes accurate throws to his target. On the mound, this righty keeps his eyes on target and delivers from a hi 3/4 arm slot. He separates on time and works in line towards home plate. With the bat, Nathaniel hits from both sides of the plate. He swings on a direct bat path through the zone and creates consistent contact with each pitch. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker footwork
2. Develop soft hands
3. Play through
1. Be a strike thrower
2. Strong frontside
3. Lower 1/2 drive off rubber
1. Develop rhythm
2. Improve bat speed
3. Lower 1/2 drive