Nathan Rintz
Nathan Rintz
Nathan Rintz
Nathan Rintz
Nathan Rintz

CLASS OF 2019

RHP

Nathan
Rintz

Arkansas
Schaumburg (HS) • IL
6-2 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier Americans

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2.11.18 - Arkansas commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, lean build. Slight drop and drive delivery, worked on line, strong high front side, athletic finish. Arm action is loose and quick, clean action, over the top slot. Lively fastball touched 91 mph, sat 88-90 mph, hard run to arm side. Curveball has sharp 12/6 action, aggressive arm action, 72-75 mph. Slider is short and tight, showed swing and miss capabilities, 76-80 mph. Changeup sinks with feel, 77-80 mph, fastball similar arm speed.
9.30.17 - Arkansas recruit, currently ranked No. 13 in Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic build. Fastball topped at 87 mph, pitched mostly at 82-85 mph in his three-inning stint. Slider ranged between 74-75 mph, showed late bite at times. Inconsistent around the zone.
9.23.17 - Arkansas commit. 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, lean loose frame. Arm action is clean and quick, high ¾ slot, short draw. Fastball command wavered early but settled in to show feel for the bottom of the zone, sat 84-85 mph. Curveball flashed plus action at times, able to drop in for strikes, 71-72 mph.
4.12.17 - Arkansas commit. Currently ranked No. 137 in the overall 2019 rankings. 6-foot-1, 165-pound, right-handed pitcher. Athletic frame, sloped shoulders, trim waist, lean muscular body.  Throws from a high 3/4 slot with a short take away and slight stab.  Drop and drive delivery, stays on-line to the plate.  Good tempo and balance, is on time.  Hides the ball in the back of his delivery.  Ball jumps out of his hand and gets on the hitter.  Very little effort in his delivery and the arm moves very easy.  Started this game and went four innings.  Fastball sat 84-87 mph, threw it to both sides of the plate and gets bore action to it, ball carries. Curveball is his best pitch with tight late 12/6 break in the bottom of the strike zone. Goes to it to get out of jams, future plus pitch and can throw it to both sides of the plate.  Has feel for a changeup with good arm speed and sink.  Threw one slider at 77 mph. Good presence on the mound, positive body language and has feel for pitching. High-ceiling 2019 right-handed arm.

1.15.17 - Arkansas commit. 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic loose frame. Drop and drive style delivery, athletic and on time, aggressive and dynamic, some effort. Arm action is quick and loose, high ¾ slot. Fastball has hard late life, natural cut action, showed control, 86-88 mph, touched 89 mph. Curveball has 12/6 shape, sharp action, thrown aggressively with arm speed, 74-77 mph, plus potential. Slider is firm, 78-79 mph, thrown hard and tight, occasional back up action. Straight changeup flashed sink, shoed feel, aggressively sat 79-82 mph. Rintz is one of the top right-handed arms in the state, highly dynamic arm with plus type breaking ball.  

11.30.16 - Verbally committed to Arkansas.
7.26.16 - 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed pitcher with a lanky, projectable frame. On the mound works from an over the top arm angle with a loose, quick arm action. Drop and drive, online delivery with smooth rhythm. Fastball gets downhill tilt sitting 84-86 mph. Will elevate it with two strikes to get strikeouts. Curveball has 12-6 shape at 73-76 mph with short breaking action, flashes plus occasionally. Changeup has downer action at 76-79 mph. Struck out four of the eight hitters he faced. One of the top arms in the Illinois 2019 Class.

1.17.16 - 6-foot, 150-pound two-way player, lean/lanky athletic frame, projects best on the mound. Delivery shows some effort, long strided, squared landing, finishes to first base side. Quick arm, loose arm action, high ¾ slot. Advanced fastball velocity for his age, sat 81-82 mph. Curveball showed short quick 12/6 action, 70-72 mph. Changeup thrown with fastball arm speed, 73-76 mph, flashed feel and conviction. Projects well on the mound with a lively arm and aggressive secondary stuff. Right-handed hitter, slightly open stance, short minimal stride. Path gets long, pull side approach, slightly around the baseball. 76 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed a big arm across the diamond, 82 mph, carries well from a high ¾ slot, loose arm. Showed soft, athletic hands, plays through the baseball. 7.65 runner.
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