Nathan Meikle
Nathan Meikle
Nathan Meikle
Nathan Meikle
Nathan Meikle
Nathan Meikle

CLASS OF 2021

SS
RHP

Nathan
Meikle

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Medina Highland (HS) • OH
5-11 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: IVL 17U

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2021 National

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7/06/20

Hit: Righty swinger with a smooth look to him. Uses a back load to hands during leg kick timing trigger. Aggressive stroke with a ton of feel for contact. Laced balls to both gaps in BP.
Power: Fast bat with respectable strength.
Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 90 mph
Max BP Distance: 322 ft
Field: Clean feet with athletic actions. Ball skills are ahead of the curve for the class. Very sure-handed defender.
Throw: Clean arm with jump out of the hand.
Defensive Projection: Multiple spots.

2/12/20

2/12/20 Position Player
Hit:Athletic swinger from the right side. Doesn’t get cheated up there. Can get a bit rotational at times but showed easy backspin when he stayed through contact. Quicker than he is strong with the bat. Middle-back approach.
Power:Line drive pop.
Offensive Projection:Top of lineup.
Top BP Rapsodo Exit Velocity:84
Top BP Rapsodo Distance: 226
Field:Looks the part in the infield. Good athlete with clean actions and impressive ball skills.
Throw:Should come as no surprise after his showing on the mound that arm is a big tool.
Defensive Projection:Multiple spots. Good athlete with a big arm.

2/12/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes:Athletic mover on the mound. The righty works with good tempo and has a clean delivery in general. Velo should only continue to trend upward as he fills out that athletic frame.
Fastball:Sat 83 mph for most of the outing. All the signs of more to come.
Fastball Spin Rate:1880-2020
Curveball:Hammer of a slider. One of if not the best we saw all day. Present swing.miss. Also tosses a 12/6 breaking ball that was also impressive. Both breaking balls 70-74 mph. True breaker/slider combo.
Curveball Spin Rate:2250-2400
Changeup:Playable third offering. Showed signs of being above average.
Pitchability:Filled it up.

7/16/19

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 160-pound athletic frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Everything works well. Uptempo right-hander with on time, athletic actions.
Fastball: 82-83mph. Creates a nice downward angle to the plate due to over the top arm action. High spin rate guy, 2,200-2,400 rpm spin rate with low 90% efficiency on Rapsodo.
Curveball: 71-73mph. Thrown on a 11/5 plane with tight spin and sharp bite.
Changeup: 76-77mph. A solid third offering that could indicate more velocity left in fastball.
Pitchability: Impressive pitchability locating within the zone with all pitches.
Additional Comments: Carved in his outing, showing the most developed three-pitch mix of the group.

Swing Mechanics: Righty swinger that starts in an upright setup. Fluid load that leads to a balanced launch.
Hit: Slightly downhill path with a swing that is a bit quicker than it is strong. Used the middle part of the field in BP. Showed some feel for contact and ability to produce line drives.
Power: 82.3 was top exit velocity in BP. Line drive pop.
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup.
Field: Plays with quick feet and above average ball skills in the infield. Actions show some athleticism and he flashed the ability to create angles. Maintains ball skills on the move.
Throw: Arm is a well above average tool and projects for more.
Defensive Projection: Multiple positions.

2/06/19

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Athletic right-hander with a live arm. Loose, whippy arm that projects for more strength. Definite follow.
Fastball: 81-83 mph. Comes out well with late life through the zone. Much more velocity to come as he adds strength.
Curveball: 68-70 mph. Near 12/6 offering with some depth to it. Above average offering that should only get better as he gains velo.
Changeup: 75-76 mph. Playable offering. Maintains arm speed to the pitch that has some fade to it.
Pitchability: Above average. Showed flashes of locating all three with all three occasionally having some mises as well.
Additional Comments: Good athlete that is a definite follow. Strike thrower that shows all the physical signs of more velocity to come. Also showed two-way potential, standing out big time with the glove.

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame. 
Swing Mechanics: Right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Very fluid, efficient load. 
Hit: Loose, whippy swing with feel for contact. Can get a bit downhill at times/would be aided by adding some loft to stroke. Balanced/respectable natural tools. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity. Line drive guy with much more to come. Good athlete. 
Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles. 
Run:  7.11 60-yard dash. 
Field: In the infield he plays with aggressive feet. Does a nice job of creating angles allowing him to play with consistent rhythm. Athletic, confident actions. 
Throw: Long, loose arm. Much more strength to come. Arm projects to be a big tool. 
Defensive Projection: SS/3B. 

2/07/18

5-foot-10, 150 pound right handed pitcher has a smaller, lanky stature but makes up for it with intent provided in every action performed. Meikle has an over the top arm slot with smooth action coming out of his delivery. fastball sat 78-80 topping out at 81 mph with arm side run. His curveball had great break at 63-66 mph with good control overall. CH showed slight downward glove side run with good locating ability at 70-73 mph. Meikle also does a nice job getting his longer legs extended downhill resulting in a great finish. In the infield he plays under control, showing smooth actions. Can get flat footed at times inside funnel. Actions appear more athletic on the move. Glove skills are above average and he keeps them on the move. At the plate he keeps his hands simple during his leg kick load and stride. Hands tend to drift forward with lower half. A front foot hitter that takes a slightly downhill path to the baseball. A contact type hitter with developing natural tools. Produced most natural ball flight to his opposite field gap.

60-yard dash: 7.53
Infield Velocity: 71
Exit Velocity: 78

3/19/16

5-foot-8, 135-pound tall, projectable frame. On the mound Nathan uses a slower tempo to a delivery that requires some effort. Working through an over the top slot he showed quick armspeed with his fastball sitting 68-71 mph. He was able to maintain fastball armspeed to his 62-63 changeup with some fade to it. In the infield Nathan had obvious confidence in his glove and was able to make plays on the move. Would like to see him field the ball out in front of his body more consistently. From a high-¾ slot he showed off 61 mph arm strength to first base. Ran an 8.06 60-yard dash. Tall stance using a leg lift and 2 hand finish. Nice and easy cut.

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