Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
1B

Chase
Nelson

Columbia State CC
Knight's Academy (HS) • TN
6-1 • 200LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Rawlings SE Prospects
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6/12/18 - Max FB: 86, FB: 83-85, Avg FB: 84.42, CB: 69-70, CH: 80
6-foot-0, 185-pound, LHP showed ability to pound the zone w/ his 2-pitch mix and is a legitimate 2-way prospect.  Medium, athletic profile w/ well-proportioned present strength, some physical projection.  Pitches from a full wind-up into ¾ to H ¾ release from the third base side of the rubber.  Super quick arm w/ repeatable, up-tempo delivery.  Deceptive, hitters pick up the baseball late.  Straight FB shows occasional short arm-side run.   Tight medium downer CB w/ late bite.  Shows ability to manipulate shape based on intent.  Straight CH w/ arm-speed.  Around the zone, more control than command at this stage.  Projects to command.  Generated 1 swing and miss on 7 swings.

6/12/18 - Home-1st: 5.25, Position Velocity:  IF-78, Exit Velocity: 91
6-foot-0, 185-pound, LHH showed off his power, collecting a double and triple in game.  Medium, athletic profile w/ well-proportioned present strength, some physical projection.  Offensively, hits w/ an open, slightly crouched stance w/ leg kick into square and proper load.  Generates premium bat speed through the zone, consistently punishes the baseball.  Advanced athleticism, stays balanced and controls the body despite leg kick, which we can count on one hand how many 20’s we have seen with this ability.  Pull oriented approach.  Big power bat, has made a big jump in bat speed from the fall when we last saw him.  Above average pull power w/ natural back-spin.  Better athlete and runner than run time shows, projectable below average runner.  Defensively, shows easy arm strength from 1B w/ solid hands.  Legitimate 2-way prospect.

9/17/17 - Max FB: 83, FB (78-82), CB (66-69), CH (76)
Intriguing 2-way prospect struck out 4 in 3 innings and hit a home run.  In the box, the lefty hitter hits from an open, slightly crouched stance w/ back shoulder hand location.  Bat waggle.  Shift of weight, leg kick and proper load.  Some length and power.  Generates bat speed.  Power over average.  DNS defensively. On the mound, the lefty works from a full wind-up w/ controlled tempo and 3/4 to H 3/4 release point.  Quick arm w/ slight stab in back.  FB shows consistent arm side run.  Generated 47 % swing and miss on FB due to life and location.  CB is true 2 plane breaking ball w/ tight rotation, above avg depth.  CH was firm and straight.  Pounded the zone and pitched w/ intent, projects for above avg command.

6/13/17 - H-1B: 4.57, Position Velocity: 79, Exit Velocity: 85
5’11, 185-pound, LHH is loose and confident at the plate.  A solid player with strength and some physical maturity, Nelson showed some gap power during his round of BP.  He is very balanced in his approach and uses a leg kick and stride with good rhythm to get himself moving into the swing.  Nelson looked smooth and showed the ability to hit line drives to all fields .  Defensively, he showed good hands and a feel for working around the bag.  Nelson picked a number of balls in both game play and throughout the showcase work for middle infielders.  Being a LHP, as well, his arm strength is more than sufficient for the 1B position and could probably play LF if need be.  Nelson had one hit during game play, but threw together a couple other solid at bats.

6/13/17 - Max FB: 83, FB: 79-82, CB: 67-72, CH: 68-69, 
5-foot-11, 185-pound, LHP has an athletic frame and uses that build and ability to his advantage on the mound.  Strides into a closed position, but has the strength and balance to get back out and over his front side.  Arm action is fluid and comes through a high ¾ slot.  Fastball showed some run when kept down in the zone.  Curveball has 1/7 shape and can be thrown for strikes.  Changeup is simple.  Velo increase could come at any time.

12/10/16 - 60 Time: 7.83, Position Velocity:  IF-81, Exit Velocity: 84
5-foot-10, 170-pound, LHH hits from a wider and open stance with his barrel held loosely above his back shoulder, uses a toe-tap with a pretty generic stride and a late barrel tilt to get loaded, lower half explodes and gets very wide and low to create very good leverage and separation, bat path comes into the zone a little steep but tends to flatten out and get through the ball well, drove the ball with gap-to-gap potential. Defensively, showed soft hands with above average footwork around the bag, athletic player that uses it to his advantage, transfer is clean and leads to a high ¾ release point on throws with some firmness across the infield.

12/10/16 - Max FB: 80, FB: 78-80, CB: 61-64, CH: 73-74,
5-foot-10, 170-pound, LHP threw out of the windup in this appearance and did it very well, very athletic on the mound, uses some good rhythm in his motion to build up his momentum at the top of his leg lift, gets a good load and a solid shoulder tilt before exploding toward the plate, strides and lands a little closed but is able to get out over his front side, finishes toward 3B on occasion, arm action is efficient and quick.  Fastball was mostly straight but was kept down in the zone, breaking ball had 1/7 shape and showed the ability to be very sharp, changeup was thrown with good arm speed for strikes with some sink at the plate.

10/16/16 - Max FB: 78, FB: 76-78, CB: 60-61,
5-foot-10, 168-pound, LHP threw exclusively out of the stretch in an effort to keep it simple on the mound, comes set in a slightly closed position and uses nothing more than a leg lift to keep his front side loaded and head toward the plate, lands slightly closed but is able to get over his front leg with a shorter arm action that comes through a high ¾ slot with normal effort, gets some shoulder tilt at the top of his delivery, lands balanced and under control.  Fastball was pretty straight, curveball showed his typical 12/6 to 1/7 shape with some occasionally sharp movement.  Nelson wasn’t as sharp as he’d have liked to be, but competed and recorded 1 strikeout in his outing.

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