Nate Tappenden
Nate Tappenden

CLASS OF 2022

LHP
RF

Nate
Tappenden

Coldwater (HS) • MI
6-2 • 180LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Shamrock Baseball

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6/29/21

Player Spotlight 

Nate Tappenden: LHP/OF, (2022) Coldwater, MI. 6-foot-3, 175-pound. Solid at the plate, the left-handed hitter's 94 mph exit velocity ranks him 2nd at the event. (61.25 mph bat speed average). (19.86 mph hand speed average). Began in a tall stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap. Level swing plane. Line drive approach. Projectable his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 80 mph; showed a developing lengthy exchange, and consistent footwork. One hand fielding mechanics. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 7.72. On the mound, changeup (71-72 mph), slider (67-68 mph). Threw his fastball 78-79 mph and topped out at 80 mph; (Max spin 1984; Avg 1698). 

Scout Evaluation 

Nate Tappenden, Coldwater, 2022, MI

Position: LHP/OF

Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pound.

Hit: (LHH) Solid. Begins in a tall stance with a controlled load, then uses a toe tap. Line drive approach. 

Power: 94 mph exit velocity, average 82.65 mph. 61.25 mph bat speed average. 19.86 mph hand speed average. Ranks #2 with ev at the event. 

Defense:  (OF) Consistent footwork, developing lengthy exchange. Projectable. Glovework was used one hand. 

Arm: 80 mph outfield velocity. 

Speed: 7.72 (60-yard).

FB: T80. 78-79 mph. (Max spin 1984;  Avg 1698). 

CH: 71-72 mph. 

SL: 67-68 mph. (Max spin 2008; Avg 1990). 


6/16/21

Player Spotlight 

Nate Tappenden: LHP/OF, (2022) Coldwater High School, MI. 6-foot-3, 175-pound. Athletic during batting practice, Tappenden had an exit velocity of 79 mph. (60.96 mph bat speed average). (18.75 mph hand speed average). Began in a tall stance with a smooth load, then used a closed stride. Bat speed was above average, showed a simple swing plane and level finish. He barreled up lots of balls with a lot of loud contact. Line drive approach. Athletic recorded an outfield position velocity of 76 mph; has aggressive feet, a fluid exchange, and soft hands. Showed a compact arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the base. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.33. On the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action with consistent arm speed. Tilt-and-topple type pitcher who shows decent effort. Tall balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with an upright finish. Threw his fastball 75-77 mph with a max of 78 mph; has arm side command and running action. (Max spin 1899; Avg 1752). Has a 12/6 curveball (67-68) that showed control low in the zone and late action. (Max spin 2052; Avg 1984). 

Scout Evaluation 

Nate Tappenden, Coldwater High School, 2022, MI

Position: LHP/OF

Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pound.

Hit: (LHH) Athletic. Begins in a tall stance with a smooth load, then uses a closed stride. Above average bat speed. Level finish, simple swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 79 mph exit velocity, average 71.12 mph. 60.96 mph bat speed average. 18.75 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (OF) Soft hands, aggressive footwork, fluid exchange. Athletic. 

Arm: 76 mph outfield velocity. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.33 (60-yard).

Pitching:  Tilt-and-topple delivery, decent effort. high ¾ arm angle, consistent arm speed, long arm action. Tall balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an upright finish.

FB: T78. 75-77 mph. (Max spin 1899;  Avg 1752). Arm side accuracy, running action. 

CB: 67-68 mph. Low in the zone command, late action, 12/6 shape. (Max spin 2052; Avg 1984). 


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