Jacob Nelson
Jacob Nelson

CLASS OF 2014

RHP
2B

Jacob
Nelson

McHenry County JC
Jefferson (HS) • WI
5-10 • 145LBS • S/R

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2014 National

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10/12/13 - Slender build, 5-foot-10, 145-pound two-way player. On the mound delivery repeats well, tall and fall approach, regular effort, stays on line, athletic finish. Arm action is short and loose, works with some quickness, athletic arm, high ¾ slot. Fastball flashes occasional sink, showed control, 79-81 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, flashed late action, thrown with fastball arm speed for strikes, 68-71 mph. Changeup has excellent action, showed feel, 72-74 mph, fastball arm action. Shows pitchability throwing three pitches from the same window, repeats and disguises secondary well. Defensively showed clean athletic actions on the infield. Showed soft hands, with a clean exchange, backhand exchange showed excellent quickness,  solid body control. Arm played accurately, short loose arm action from a high ¾ slot, 73 mph across the diamond. 7.58 runner in the 60. Offensively hits from both sides, slightly open stance, short stride from both sides. Maintains solid balance throughout, short bat path, showed more strength from the right side. Posted exit velocities of 78 mph from the right side and 71 mph from the left side.
8/7/13 - Nelson is a 5-foot-10, 145-pound two-way player showed particularly well on the mound displaying three-pitch feel. He has a smooth tall-and-fall delivery with quick high ¾ arm action. He filled up the zone with all three pitches. His 77-78 mph fastball had arm-side run and some sink. Curveball was located with sharp action ranging 63-67 mph. His changeup was thrown with some arm-speed at 66-70 mph with sink. Nelson fielded his position with natural athletic actions playing through the ball with soft hands, fluid feet, and a quick, clean exchange. Throws 71 mph across the infield with some accuracy and short, loose arm action. Offensively showed quicker actions from the right side of the plate. Sets up in a wide base with a minimal load maintaining balance throughout. Exit velocities were 76 mph from the right, 72 mph from the left. Nelson ran a 7.58 60.
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