Michigan State Fan, Fidelino, Excited To Become A Spartan


Bruce Hefflinger
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Michigan State Fan, Fidelino, Excited To Become A Spartan

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Nathan Fidelino

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Grand Blanc
    State: MI
  • Summer Team: South Oakland A's - Robinson
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(03/05/22)
86 - 87
FB
(03/05/22)
74 - 75
CB
(07/27/22)
76 - 79
CH
(07/28/21)
71 - 73
SL
(03/05/22)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 84
CB
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 83
CH
72 - 74
SL
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
86 - 87
CH
75 - 76
SL
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
69 - 71
CH
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 80
CB
65 - 68
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
66 - 69
Position
7.23
60-yard
(06/28/22)
90
INF Velo
(07/27/22)
90
OF Velo
(07/27/22)
97
Exit Velo
(06/28/22)
Position
60-yard
7.36
INF Velo
90
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
96
Position
INF Velo
90
OF Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.23
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
7.7
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.91
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.36
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
87.6
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
86.7 - 87.5
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
87.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
2709
Spin Rate (max)
(06/28/22)
2583
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/27/22)
20.8
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
17.2
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
15.9
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
13.4
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
6.8
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
33
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/20)
62
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86
Velo Range
82.4 - 85.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.7
Spin Rate (max)
2690
Spin Rate (avg)
2583
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.7
Velo Range
82 - 84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.3
Spin Rate (max)
2709
Spin Rate (avg)
2547
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.6
Velo Range
86.7 - 87.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.2
Spin Rate (max)
2483
Spin Rate (avg)
2331
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.2
Velo Range
78.6 - 80.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.6
Spin Rate (max)
2438
Spin Rate (avg)
2342
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.3
Velo Range
82.1 - 83.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.3
Spin Rate (max)
2378
Spin Rate (avg)
2192
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
74.8
Velo Range
70.6 - 74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.5
Spin Rate (max)
2414
Spin Rate (avg)
2351
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.9
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
66.9 - 72.3
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
68.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2359
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
2075
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
0.5
IVB (max)
(06/22/21)
5.3
IVB (avg)
(06/22/21)
-19.2
HM (max)
(06/22/21)
-8.3
HM (avg)
(06/22/21)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
35
Spin Score (max)
(03/06/21)
40
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.6
Velo Range
65.4 - 68.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.8
Spin Rate (max)
2247
Spin Rate (avg)
1927
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.9
Velo Range
66.9 - 72.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.2
Spin Rate (max)
2359
Spin Rate (avg)
2075
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
74.4
Velocity (max)
(07/27/22)
73.7 - 74.4
Velo Range
(07/27/22)
73.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
2437
Spin Rate (max)
(06/28/22)
2330
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/28/22)
-10.1
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
-7.5
IVB (avg)
(06/28/22)
-14.7
HM (max)
(06/28/22)
-17.6
HM (avg)
(06/28/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
33
Spin Score (max)
(06/28/22)
67
Zone %
(07/28/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.4
Velo Range
73.7 - 74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
73
Spin Rate (max)
2399
Spin Rate (avg)
2325
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.9
Velo Range
70 - 72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.8
Spin Rate (max)
2437
Spin Rate (avg)
2330
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.5
Velo Range
70.9 - 73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.2
Spin Rate (max)
2202
Spin Rate (avg)
2142
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
65.1
Velo Range
63 - 64.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
61.9
Spin Rate (max)
2159
Spin Rate (avg)
2058
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.3
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
75.1 - 76.3
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
76.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
1961
Spin Rate (max)
(03/05/22)
1927
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/05/22)
8.8
IVB (max)
(06/22/21)
8.8
IVB (avg)
(06/22/21)
14.8
HM (max)
(06/28/22)
10.9
HM (avg)
(06/28/22)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(07/28/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(03/05/22)
67
Zone %
(06/28/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74
Velo Range
72.9 - 73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.7
Spin Rate (max)
1844
Spin Rate (avg)
1744
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.3
Velo Range
75.1 - 76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
76
Spin Rate (max)
1961
Spin Rate (avg)
1927
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
70.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.4
Spin Rate (max)
1407
Spin Rate (avg)
1407
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
65.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
64
Spin Rate (max)
1393
Spin Rate (avg)
1393
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
97.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/28/22)
91.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
260
Distance (avg)
(06/28/22)
367
Distance (max)
(07/27/22)
60
Hard Hit %
(07/27/22)
78
Sweet Spot %
(06/28/22)
67
Line Drive %
(06/28/22)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(07/27/22)
50
Ground Ball %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.1
Distance (avg)
197
Distance (max)
367
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.7
Distance (avg)
260
Distance (max)
329
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.2
Distance (avg)
208
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.1
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.3
Distance (avg)
168
Distance (max)
322
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86
Exit Velocity (avg)
73.1
Distance (avg)
91
Distance (max)
262
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.5
Hand Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/28/22)
78.0
Bat Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/28/22)
23.2
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/22/21)
15.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/22/21)
60
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/22/21)
76
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/22/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.5
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
78
Bat Speed (avg)
71.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
75.1
Bat Speed (avg)
72.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.6
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
70
Bat Speed (avg)
66.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
65.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
74.1
Bat Speed (avg)
61.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
79.15
Edge Score
(07/27/22)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
90
Hop+
(03/06/21)
68
Rise+
(03/06/21)
96
Sink+
(07/28/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
68
Hammer+
(03/06/21)
94
Sweep+
(03/06/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
58
Hammer+
(07/28/20)
91
Sweep+
(07/28/20)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
88
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/27/22)
98
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/27/22)
25
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
175
External Rotation (avg)
(07/27/22)
87
Stride Length (avg)
(07/27/22)
-8
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
27
Arm Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
27
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
-230
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/27/22)
-230
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
-230
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/27/22)
124
Arm Slot (avg)
(07/27/22)
20
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/27/22)
135
Arm Path (avg)
(07/27/22)
121
Deception (avg)
(07/27/22)
62
Torque (avg)
(07/27/22)
20
Efficiency (avg)
(07/27/22)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Swift

Swift
1.60
10-yd
(06/28/22)
3.98
30-yd
(06/28/22)
7.23
60-yd
(06/28/22)
18.9
Run speed (max)
(06/28/22)
8.2
Run Speed (avg)
(06/28/22)
2.62
RSi (max)
(07/27/22)
1.98
RSi (avg)
(07/27/22)
1933
Jump Power (max)
(07/27/22)
30.1
Jump Height (max)
(07/27/22)
30.0
Jump Height (avg)
(07/27/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.8
30-yd
4.05
60-yd
7.36
Run speed (max)
18.5
Run Speed (avg)
8.2
RSi (max)
2.62
RSi (avg)
1.98
Jump Power (max)
1933
Jump Height (max)
30.1
Jump Height (avg)
30
Swift
10-yd
1.6
30-yd
3.98
60-yd
7.23
Run speed (max)
18.9
Run Speed (avg)
8.2
RSi (max)
1.68
RSi (avg)
1.26
Jump Power (max)
1889
Jump Height (max)
29.3
Jump Height (avg)
29.2

Michigan State Fan, Fidelino, Excited To Become A Spartan

GRAND BLANC - Starting for a state championship team as a freshman gave Nathan Fidelino the realization that there was a good chance college baseball would be in his future.

It is now a reality for the Grand Blanc High School junior, who recently made a commitment to Michigan State.

“It all started my freshman year after winning the state championship at their place,” the second-rated 2024 third baseman in Michigan reflected. “We stayed in contact, I did some camps and they offered a month ago. It got serious maybe six months ago with them getting into their 2024 recruiting class. They said they’d love to have me hit some triples and doubles for them. I accepted a week later.”

A strong ability at the plate is what attracted Michigan State to Fidelino.

“They said as long as you hit we’ll find a spot for you, whether it’s first base, third base or corner outfield,” Fidelino related.

Two other attributes caught the attention of MSU coaches.

“Attitude and work ethic,” the 11th-ranked junior in the state said about what stood out about him to the baseball staff at the Big 10 university in East Lansing.

Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Toledo, along with a few other mid-majors as well as local colleges, had big interest in Fidelino, but the 16-year-old had his sights set on wearing the green-and-white for the Spartans.

“I’ve always been a Michigan State fan and when the opportunity came it was hard to pass up,” Fidelino said. “It’s local and it’s a good school.”

Fittingly, the connection began with Fidelino playing in the state tournament on the home field of the Spartans.

“Going into the playoffs I was slumping,” Fidelino related. “But in the playoffs I hit like .600. I was 2-for-3 or 3-for-4 in the semis and maybe 2-for-3 in the finals. My coach reached out to me after, saying they were interested. It was an ecstatic feeling. It was my first real glimpse of recruitment.”

Even with the promising start, the process was far from stress free according to Fidelino.

“It was stressful waiting to see if this school will offer or wondering if this school will come to see you,” Fidelino pointed out. “It was the pressure of the performance.”

But there was help in getting recognized.

“I went to a lot of PBR showcases and that helped with my ranking,” explained Fidelino, who also credited high school coach Kevin Hobbs with bringing guidance to the process. “The Future Games was a huge help with my recruitment. Coaches got a good chance to see me there.”

The desire to play in college began early.

“From my youth baseball days it’s always been a goal of mine,” Fidelino said of his aspiration to advance to the next level. “When I was eight or nine, I had guys telling me you’re going to make it big and I’m hoping to be able to fulfill that.”

With that in mind, there is an understanding that improvement is necessary.

“The goal is getting better every day,” Fidelino noted. “Trust the process of your work and it will get you there.”

There is one aspect that Fidelino is confident about providing the Michigan State program.

“I feel I will bring good energy to any field that I’m on, so I know I can contribute that,” Fidelino said.

Engineering or psychology will be the major for Fidelino, a 3.2 student at Grand Blanc who was thrilled to make a commitment to his favorite college, which is located an hour from home.

“It’s beyond exciting,” Fidelino related. “It’s a huge relief to be able to play baseball and not have to hit well because scouts are there.”

While college is still nearly two years away, the 6-2 195-pounder can’t help but look ahead to what life will be like at Michigan State.

“I’m excited for the new experience,” Fidelino concluded. “From youth travel baseball to high school baseball, college is the next step. It’s more of a job than the others, but I’m excited for it.”



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