Nate Pearson

Born: 08/20/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#28 Overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)
Entry Point: JUCO
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 6th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x—October/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame, very strong though a limited athlete. Thick throughout, soft middle.
Mechanical Notes
Varies between being stretch-only and throwing from a windup. More on-line from the stretch. Head-whack after H3/4 slot, effort in finish, doesn’t control body down the mound. Unathletic operation will improve w/ better lines to the plate.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 55 High Leverage Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 70 FB can play below its velo at times when he doesn’t locate. Projects as dominant blow-by heater as control refines.
FB can play below its velo at times when he doesn’t locate. Projects as dominant blow-by heater as control refines.
Fastball Velocity 80 80 97-98 94-103 Incredible velocity, touches 102-103 in one-inning stints. Holds high-90s as SP and can still reach back for triple-digits.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Explosive burst up in the zone, hard run when low.
Explosive burst up in the zone, hard run when low.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Showed more ability to locate as he built innings this fall. Still relies on his velo and won’t ever be pinpoint.
Showed more ability to locate as he built innings this fall. Still relies on his velo and won’t ever be pinpoint.
Curveball
Curveball 40 50 74-75 73-78 Flips over a loopy CB that rolls when he doesn’t finish w/ armspeed. Shows better depth at times and can be a workable part of his arsenal w/ development.
Flips over a loopy CB that rolls when he doesn’t finish w/ armspeed. Shows better depth at times and can be a workable part of his arsenal w/ development.
Slider
Slider 55 60 89 89-94 Power SL w/ cut-like shape the harder he throws it. Hard one-plane tilt at high end of velo, more depth in 89-91 range. Flashes plus at best and can get there consistently.
Power SL w/ cut-like shape the harder he throws it. Hard one-plane tilt at high end of velo, more depth in 89-91 range. Flashes plus at best and can get there consistently.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 88-89 88-94 Power CH that runs up to low-90s when his FB is peaking at 101-102. Flashes short armside dive at best, can bring out a legit third pitch to LHH w/ more refinement.
Power CH that runs up to low-90s when his FB is peaking at 101-102. Flashes short armside dive at best, can bring out a legit third pitch to LHH w/ more refinement.
Control
Control 30 45 Inconsistent control, too wild to be effective when he’s off. Threw more STRs as he built up AFL innings, hinting there’s room to improve. Might always spray the zone at times, but projects to get enough swinging strikes to bail out control to some degree.
Inconsistent control, too wild to be effective when he’s off. Threw more STRs as he built up AFL innings, hinting there’s room to improve. Might always spray the zone at times, but projects to get enough swinging strikes to bail out control to some degree.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Dynamic velocity makes him a very unique prospect. Will get every chance to develop as a starter but see him having more impact in short stints. Ceiling of bullpen ace, elite stuff w/ potential to get 3-6 high-leverage outs late in games. Control inconsistencies and lumbering frame add risk; raw stuff is so good the floor is still a setup type.