Nathan Vela
Nathan Vela
Nathan Vela

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
3B

Nathan
Vela

Hortonville (HS) • WI
5-10 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Stars

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2023 National

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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

86.8
Velocity (max)
3/19/22
85 - 87
Velo Range
3/19/22
1914
Spin Rate (avg)
3/06/21

Changeup

75.4 - 77.1
Velo Range
3/06/21
1747
Spin Rate (avg)
3/19/22

Curveball

66.7 - 68.5
Velo Range
3/06/21
1912
Spin Rate (avg)
3/19/22

Slider

68.2 - 70.4
Velo Range
3/19/22
2018
Spin Rate (avg)
3/19/22
Power
96.5
Exit Velocity (max)
3/19/22
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
3/19/22
367
Distance (max)
3/19/22
50
Sweet Spot %
3/19/22
Hitting
26.1
Hand Speed (max)
3/19/22
79.3
Bat Speed (max)
3/19/22
30
Rot. Acc (max)
3/06/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.09
60-yard
3/19/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
85
INF Velo
3/19/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
7.09
Infield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
13.6
60 Yard Dash
7.10
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
12.7
60 Yard Dash
7.55
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
10.9
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Position
7.09
60-yard
85
INF Velo
97
Exit Velo
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Position
7.10
60-yard
81
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 8, 2020
Position
7.55
60-yard
79
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
96.5
Exit Velocity Avg
89.3
Distance Max
367
Distance Avg
185
Launch Angle Avg
17.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
90.5
Exit Velocity Avg
81.9
Distance Max
283
Distance Avg
80
Launch Angle Avg
2.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
96.5
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
185
Distance (avg)
367
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.5
Exit Velocity (max)
81.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80
Distance (avg)
283
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
26.1
Hand Speed Avg
24.4
Bat Speed Max
79.3
Bat Speed Avg
75.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
25.6
Hand Speed Avg
24.5
Bat Speed Max
78.2
Bat Speed Avg
73.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Blast - Hitting
26.1
Hand Speed (max)
24.4
Hand Speed (avg)
79.3
Bat Speed (max)
75.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.6
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
78.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1795
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
20.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1912
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1747
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.4
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2018
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1914
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1736
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1493
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
86.8
Velocity (max)
85.3 - 86.8
Velo Range
85.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,889
Spin Rate (max)
1,795
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
68.2
Velocity (max)
65.9 - 67.8
Velo Range
66.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,995
Spin Rate (max)
1,912
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
70.4
Velocity (max)
68.2 - 70.4
Velo Range
68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,069
Spin Rate (max)
2,018
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.1
Velocity (max)
75.4 - 77.1
Velo Range
75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,806
Spin Rate (max)
1,747
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
83.9
Velocity (max)
82.5 - 83.6
Velo Range
82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,080
Spin Rate (max)
1,914
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.1
Velocity (max)
66.7 - 68.5
Velo Range
67.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,870
Spin Rate (max)
1,736
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.4
Velocity (max)
75.4 - 77.1
Velo Range
76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,572
Spin Rate (max)
1,493
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
80.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
70.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
64.5
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
66 - 68
CB
75 - 77
CH
68 - 70
SL
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 6, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
83 - 84
FB
67 - 68
CB
75 - 77
CH
Fox Cities Preseason I.D.
Mar 8, 2020
Pitching
80
Max FB
77 - 78
FB
69 - 72
CH
62 - 67
SL

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2022
Edge Score
71.03
Milwaukee Preseason ID
Mar 19, 2022
Visual Skills
71.03
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

3/19/22

INF Nathan Vela (Hortonville, 2023) showed off a true arm that played up across the diamond at 85 mph. He worked through the ball well and showed enough athlete in him to stick in the middle of the diamond. From the box, Vela also showed high bat speed (79mph), and drove baseballs as high as 97mph off the bat. 

3/06/21

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, wide base, hands slot back at load as bat wraps slightly behind head, short stride, controlled posture through contact.  Quick hands that averaged 24.49 mph of hand speed and also rotates exceptionally well, averaging 23.06 g of rotational acceleration, per Blast Motion. Barrel head travels through the zone on a level path, made consistent line drive contact, fluid rhythm throughout.
Power: 90.52 max exit velocity, averaged 81.93 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 81 mph. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Throws played accurate to the bag.
Defense: Athletic infield actions throughout his defensive workout. Body stays low to the ground, ranges well laterally and feet work around the baseball in rhythm. Soft hands field out front, clean funnels inward with a quick hand transfer to release, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60.

3/06/21

Positional Profile: RHP/3B; Rising sophomore to know in the state.
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame with strength attached as well.
Delivery: Drop/drive type pitcher. Flashed easy effort on the mound. Quick motion. Slightly uphill shoulders. Stays in line and lands square.
Arm Action: R/R. Over the top arm angle. Quick arm speed. Long and loose arm actions.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Straight action FB. Big jump out of the hand with good carry. T2079, 1914 average rpm.
CB: 67-68 mph. Flashed 12/6 shape. Okay action with good feel. Shortens arm swing, with a stiff wrist. T1870, 1735 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Thrown at FB arm speed. Flashed some ASR. Projectable pitch.  T1571, 1493 average rpm. 

6/18/20

5-foot-9, 158 pounds; long-limbed right-handed pitcher with some projection. Made two interesting relief appearances over the weekend, striking out three in 1.1 innings of work. Loose arm from a high ¾ slot, sat 75-76 mph, up to 78.

3/08/20

Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, sets up with arm bar prior to load, short stride. Long hit path, barrel travels on uphill plane. Showed opposite field tendencies.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Arm action is long, releases from a true 3/4 angle.
Defense: Dependable hands. Solid footwork, glove plays deep under center. Long exchange.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

3/08/20

Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Some strength in frame; broad shoulders.
Delivery: Tall start from the center of the rubber; rhythmic side step to very high knee lift, hip turn and coil balance point, high front side, good extension, strides on line and lands square, finishes athletically. Good tempo/timing, works in a smooth rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 77-78 mph. Consistent arm-side action, some hard.
SL: 62-67 mph. Some early feel for spin; 11/5 shape with gradual action.
CH: 69-72 mph. Slight deceleration; arm-side sink/run.

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