06/24/2018 - College PREP - Columbia, MD Nathaniel is an athletic C/1B prospect who will graduate in 2020. Behind the plate, Nathaniel shows fluid footwork and is very agile when blocking balls in the dirt. He sits in an athletic stance and receives the ball with soft hands. He shows a quick, clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws to 2B, keeping them consistently on-line to the bag. Nathaniel can improve as a C by presenting a lower target to the pitcher. At 1B, Nathaniel shows active footwork and flashes good lateral range. He gets into a low position and fields the ball with soft hands. He has a clean exchange with a quick release on his throws, keeping them on-line to his target. Nathaniel can improve as a 1B by consistently getting a four-seam grip on the baseball to prevent arm side run on his throws. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and hits from a firm front side in his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed which leads to line drives into the gaps. Nathaniel can improve as a hitter by gaining more separation in his load. Overall, Nathaniel is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.