Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke
Nate Deluke




Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (HS) • NY
6-3 • 320LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Tri-City Bombers


2021 National

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Physical: 6-foot-3, 320 pounds; powerful build. 8.34 runner in the 60.

Offensively: RHH. Upright, slightly open stance with some bend in the knees; hands start back in front of the shoulder; gains some ground with a low stride while hands load straight back. strong effort with balance in the lower half with quick to contact with strong hands through the zone.  good feel for the barrel with natural lift and pop to the pull side; peak Trackman exit velocity of 94 MPH.

Defensively: Walks into ready; active, balanced foot work around the bag. confident glove with seamless transfers; short arm action to a low 3/4 slot.  INF - 72 MPH. 

Pitching: Balance throughout the delivery to an easy effort, repeatable release. Long, fluid arm action to a high 3/4 release. FB: T 76 MPH, 74-76 MPH. Has some life out of the hand with a Bauer unit of 25 (MLB avg 24) Has vertical ride up to 19 inches and arm side run up to 8.6 inches. CB: 67-70 MPH. Has a tight 11-5 break with up to 4.6 inches drop and 3.9 inches horizontal movement. 


Physical: 6-foot-3, 320-pounds. Large, powerful build; 4.56 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Upright, slightly open stance, weight starts on his back leg, hands start back and slightly lower than shoulder level, some movement in hands during load along with a small leg kick for timing Short, simple swing, barrel gets to hitting zone quickly, solid use of lower half, generates some loft with uphill finish. Present pull-side power. 91 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Starts upright and gets low with the ball. tends to get weight too much on his toes. Short arm swing with a low 3/4 slot.  INF - 78 MPH.
Pitching: Works with a steady pace through a fundamental, easy effort delivery; more in the tank. Long, fluid arm action with high 3/4 release.
FB: T82, 78-80 MPH. Works downhill with arm side run.
CB: 71-72 MPH. Commands with sharp 11-5 break.
CH: 73-75 MPH. Maintains hand speed with arm side fade.


A big physical 6-foot-3, 280 pounds, projectable frame. Ran an 8.14 in the 60 yard dash. Offensively- Stands in the box in a tall stance. Slightly open. Short simple load. Quick direct path to the baseball. Has slight lift at the point of contact. Showed hard consistent contact to the pull side. Good use of the lower half. Stays balanced throughout his swing. Top exit velocity was 90 MPH. Defensively-  has an aggressive approach to the baseball. Fields the ball slightly upright. Has an above average exchange and throws from a high ¾ arm slot. Top throwing velocity was 77 MPH. Pitching- Displayed a repeatable delivery. Low effort, stays balanced throughout his delivery. FB has some downward tilt. FB ranged from 73-75 MPH and peaked at 76 MPH. Showed feel for a breaking ball, plus command at 68-70 MPH.


A physical 6-foot-3, 280 pounds projectable frame. Ran a 7.9 in the 60 yard dash. Offensively- Stands in the box with a tall stance and feet shoulder width apart. Uses a short load, short quick bat path to the hitting zone. Slight lift at the point of contact. Good use of a strong lower half. Displayed pull side pop. Exit velocity was 90 MPH. Defensively- Active footwork. Moves well laterally. Quick exchange and release on throws across the diamond. Top throwing velocity was 77 MPH. Pitching- The right handed pitcher displayed a long free arm action. Throws from a ¾ arm slot. Little effort, repeatable delivery. Good command of the FB (79 MPH), CB (69-71 MPH), showed feel for a CH with arm side run. Drives downhill from a balanced backside. The 2021 player as a lot in the tank. Good player to follow going forward.

July 2018 

From the stretch, a slide step is quick as the hands break free, reaches full extension to the plate. Has a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball is flat. Fastball was measured at 73-75 topping out at 77. Curveball is loose with 11/5 break. Recording 7 K’s through 5 innings.

Bombers (November 19, 2017)

Deluke measures a full bodied 6-foot-1, 231-pounds. The 1B/RHP ran an 8.10 60. Offensively- Sets up with feet shoulder width apart. Quiet timing; keeps weight on back foot through swing that gets on plane with the ball early. Exit velocity of 79 MPH; improved weight transfer through contact will help power potential.  Defensively- Even and balanced approach to ball. Smooth transition from glove to throwing hand with a hop into his throw. Recorded velocity of 73 MPH. Seems to hold back on release and could improve velocity with a stronger follow through. As a corner infielder, should be lower to the ground with setup and fielding position. Pitching- Middle rubber setup to small side step and tucked balance point. Arm action is long and stress free; slot at 3/4 with stride to arm side causing his pitches to float in that direction. Fastball peaked at 72 MPH. Curveball ranged from 65-66 MPH with earl slurve like action. Change up was consistent at 68-70 MPH with downward arm side movement. Young but strong for his age. Has potential to be powerful when mechanics catch up with his growth.

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