Gabe Nazelli
Gabe Nazelli
Gabe Nazelli
Gabe Nazelli
Gabe Nazelli
Gabe Nazelli




Wayne State University (MI)
Detroit Country Day (HS) • MI
6-3 • 196LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Arsenal Baseball


2021 National

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Player Spotlight 

Gabe Nazelli: OF/RHP, (2021) Detroit Country Day, MI. 6-foot-3, 190-pound. Smooth during batting practice, the left-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 95 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a slow tight load, then uses a toe tap. Had a simple level swing plane, quick bat speed and high finish. Created a lot of loud contact and found multiple barrels. Opposite field approach. From the outfield, he showed plus arm strength by making throws to the infield at velocities up to 96 mph. Established speed as one of his strengths with an efficient 60 time of 6.77. 

Scout Evaluation 

Gabe Nazelli, Detroit Country Day, 2021, MI

Position: OF/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pound .

Hit: (LHH) Begins in a balanced stance with a slow tight load, then uses a toe tap. Quick bat speed. High finish, simple level swing. Opposite field approach. 

Power: 95 mph exit velocity, average 83.96 mph. 67.02 mph bat speed average. 22.61 mph hand speed average.

Arm: 96 mph outfield velocity. 

Speed: 6.77 (60-yard).


Hitting: At the plate a tall left hand hitter shows quick hands at the plate and an easy swing path. Makes solid contact producing line drives at the plate. Small leg lift while keeping his hands in a strong loaded position. Drove a couple balls out of the yard. 


Pitching: On the mound shows a fast arm working from a slant on the rubber taking a step let throwing with a fast arm. Arm side run on the fastball showing nice movement while commanding the zone. Curve ball has some depth mixing between a 12/6 plane and 11/5 plane. Change up showed a straight feel with deception. 

Hitting: At the plate displayed the ability to handle a wood bat. Produced hard contact at the plate creating lift in his swing getting his back hip engaged. Ball jumped off his bat. 

Fielding: Aggressive OF that moves well to the ball. Light on his feet with a strong throwing arm. 89 mph OF velocity. 


Hitting: At the plate has a balanced stance, holding his hands letter height. Has a front leg lift displaying fast hands at the plate. Swings with authority getting his barrel through the zone. Crushed multiple balls. Line drive hitter. 

Fielding: In the outfield moves through the ball fielding off of his left leg taking a step showing a strong throwing arm with carry. 


Hitting: At the plate kept his back shoulder up while getting his bat through the zone. Shows fast hands with some pop in the bat. Gap to gap guy.
Fielding: Clean OF actions moving swiftly towards the ball. Read hops well, taking a couple gather steps moving to his crow hop and accurate throwing arm . 
Pitching: On the mound has a tall long athletic frame. Sets up in the stretch showing  a long loose arm action. Delivers from a 3/4 arm angle with quick arm angle. Fastball sat 79-80 mph  with late tail. Change up was 74-76 mph. 68-69 mph 11/5 curve. 


Hitting: At the plate has a tall stance while showing a smooth, swing path. Made solid contact driving ball to left and center field. Ball jumps off the bat with some lift. One of the better rounds of BP on the day. 
Fielding: Glides in the OF towards the ball fielding with clean glove work. An aggressive throwing motion that shows carry. 


6-foot, 165 pound athletic built prospect showed two way ability. At the plate sets up with an slight open stance using a knee bend. Has a quick hand load and swings uphill making hard contact. In the OF moves towards the ball fielding off his left leg moving into a crow hop and high 3/4 arm angle throw with carry. On the mound steps left moving to his balance point while bending with his lower body slightly. Throws from a high 3/4 arm angle with little effort. Curve showed an early break  60-66 mph. Fastball was 76-79 mph along with a 60-66 mph change up.

OF velo: 80 mph
Exit velo:  82 mph

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