Ryan Nelson
Ryan Nelson
Ryan Nelson




Plainfield North (HS) • IL
5-11 • 160LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks


2023 National

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5-foot-11, 150-pound, lean, left-handed hitting shortstop. Started at shortstop and hit in the six-hole for Plainfield North as a sophomore. Offensively, wide balanced setup, minimal pre-pitch action and simple overall swing. Loose hands, stays inside the baseball, direct path and looks to control the barrel. Used the whole field with natural lift at times. Defensively, smooth actions, steady hands and arm plays from a ¾ slot across the diamond. Left-handed hitting infielder with the tools to stick up the middle of the diamond.


Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Advanced short bat path, works efficiently uphill, repeatable, barrel control, average bat speed of 69.0 MPH, line drive approach.
Power: 86.83 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean infield actions, steady hands, easy feet, clean exchange, smooth double play turn, plays through ball with athleticism.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds. Lanky frame, athletic body.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced setup, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride.  Stays inside of the baseball, stays connected throughout the swing, quick bat, short level swing plane, line drive gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 84.89 max exit velocity, averaged 78.42 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works right to left, fluid footwork, soft hands, smooth double play, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. Lanky, projectable build.
Hit: LHH. Highly-projectable swing. Balanced, open setup, smooth load, short stride and stays on balance throughout. Fluid rhythm, repeatable, loose hands, direct to the ball, level through the zone, extension through contact and advanced feel for the barrel. Consistent hard contact, works the middle of the field.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Feet move in rhythm, fields out in front, steady two-hand gather, confident on the move, clean funnels, strong body control play.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

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