Nathan Buchan
Nathan Buchan
Nathan Buchan

CLASS OF 2021

3B
RHP

Nathan
Buchan

Illinois-Springfield
Plainfield Central (HS) • IL
6-2 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Illinois Dynasty

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2/09/20

Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Strong, physical, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly crouched setup, smooth load, short stride. Uphill plane through the zone, gap-to-gap approach, elevates the baseball.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Bat strength; easy pop in his swing.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out in front, two-hand gather, quick transfer at times. 

2/17/19

6-foot-2, 204-pound, wide-shouldered, strong, two-way prospect. At the plate, right-handed hitter, balanced, narrow setup, smooth load and long leg-lift timing trigger. Loose, strong, fast hands, creates bat speed. Long bat path, extension through contact, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach; 102 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, profiles as a corner infielder. Steady infield actions, sure-hands, clean release. Long arm action, high ¾ slot and throws topped at 81 mph across the infield. 7.45 runner in the 60, laser-timed. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, drop and drive delivery, high front side and works on-line. Short arm action comes out of an over-the-top slot. Fastball, straight action, sat 79-81 mph, touched 83. Curveball, 11/5 shape, maintains arm speed, sharp spin, thrown for strikes, 70-73 mph. Changeup, ranged 78-81 mph.

7/23/18 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound, two-way prospect with a strong, athletic, advanced build. At the plate, balanced, quiet setup, short stride and maintains balance. Went 3-for-3 during game play, including an RBI triple. Swings the bat with controlled aggression, flashed bat speed and quick twitch. Path works short with uphill tendencies and fluid rhythm throughout. 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, on the infield, profiles as an above-average third baseman. Clean actions, moves well for size, sure hands, athletic fielding position and smooth, quick transfer at times. Arm is short and loose, high ¾ slot, ball comes out easy with carry, clocked at 78 mph across the infield. 4.69 runner, home-to-first. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, compact, repeatable delivery, works with rhythm. Stays on-line, lands square and finishes athletically. Quick arm action, comes out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball, thrown for strikes, down in the zone, tilt, sat 80-82, touched 83. Curveball, maintains arm speed, 12/6 shape, 69-70 mph. Also, mixed in a slider, 77 mph.

7/8/18 - 6-foot-1, 189-pound, strong, wide-shoulders, physical build, right-handed pitcher. On the mound, drop and drive delivery, works on-line landing toe closed, finishes in an athletic position. Arm works short and loose out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball, sinking action, sat 80-82. Curveball, shape varied between 11/5 and 12/6, depth and late action at-times, 68-69.

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