Prep Baseball Report

Top Ten Player Profiles of 2015: No. 5 Nate Brown

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

As 2015 comes to a close we wrap up our look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2015. We dove deep into our Google analytics and below you will find a recap of all ten of the most clicked profiles of 2015.

No. 5 Nate Brown

Nathan BrownNate Brown (Arrowhead, 2016) comes in as the fifth most viewed profile in Wisconsin, after coming in at No. 3 in 2014. Brown had a big 2014 culminating with his commitment to Florida. Brown had a standout performance at the Madison Preseason Showcase in March showing off his athleticism on both the infield and on the mound. Brown tied for the top fastball velocity running it up to 92 mph. Well known in the Midwest for over a year Brown received national  attention this fall after shutting down the Florida Burn in Jupiter. His profile received the most clicks following the Madison showcase and again during Jupiter.

PBR Scouting Report: 3/15/15- Florida commit. High level 2016 prospect, possible draft follow in 2016. 6-foot-2, 185-pound two-way prospect, lean athletic frame, projects best on the mound. Delivery is clean and athletic, shows the ability to repeat and pound the zone. Loose, athletic arm action, quick arm, high ¾ slot. Fastball has hard late, arm side run, very active in the hitting zone, sat 89-92 mph. Showed feel for two breaking balls. Slider is the better of the two, more swing and miss type pitch, occasional left arm side but showed biting action on 10/4 sweeping plane, 75-79 mph. Curveball has more depth, 11/5, occasionally backed up, 72-75 mph, shows ability to land for strikes, good change of pace, 72-75 mph. Changeup flashed plus action, 77-80 mph, arm side run, also shows swing and miss potential. Showed athleticism as a two-way player, 7.02 runner, obviously has arm strength, 89 across the diamond. Hands work well, moves well, solid infield defender. Offensively showed bat speed and loose athletic hands, hard contact, barrel aware. Good bat speed, 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Top Ten Viewed Profiles of 2015

No. 10 Alec Marsh

No. 9 Ryan Schmitt

No. 8 Bryant Jordan

No. 7 Augie Mihlbauer

No. 6 Jeff Holtz

No. 5 Nate Brown