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Aug 13, 2004 - Aug 15, 2004   Red
  13

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Nathan Thompson
C 3B, SS 6-3 180   R/R

FB
60
7.65
40
OF
IF
1B
C
74
Pop
2.08
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Nathan Thompson is a 6'3", 180 lb. catcher from Stoneville, North Carolina. Behind the plate his pop times ranged from 2.08-2.20 with a top velocity of 75 mph. Nathan has good arm strength with average transfers and footwork. With some room to improve, look for his pop times to improve even more as he works on his mechanics. Nathan caught a number of bullpens under the UNC stands during the rain delays and showed very soft, sure hands and good shifting ability. We like his desire to stay at the ballpark the extra hours, too. Nathan is a right handed hitter with a crouched stance at the plate, and shows a very short bat path with strong hands and no load approach. He has good balance in his swing with slight stand up movement at contact. Nathan has room to add more strength and improve his power projection. He's very interesting and an excellent student.
PG Grade 7.0




Jul 08, 2004 - Jul 08, 2004   White
  15

Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Nathan Thompson
C 3B, SS 6-3 180   R/R

FB
60
7.38
40
OF
IF
79
1B
C
76
Pop
1.96
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Nathan is a primary catcher with a very athletic 6'3-180 frame and very good feet behind the dish. He showed very clean transfer and college level arm strength, 1.97-76c. A low elbow arm slot, but he shows a very accurate arm and has learned to throw from that slot with success. That’s where we seem him in the future, however he did workout at infield. He showed 80inf college level arm strength with 3b tools. A good release with very accurate throws even though he drops his elbow on release. A RH hitter with college projection on bat and power. He showed very good balance in swing with a line drive approach with good gap to gap power. He squares up on ball well from gap to gap. Showed ave hs hand strength and a good short path to the ball. College level player.
PG Grade 7.0




Jan 02, 2004 - Jan 04, 2004   6-Dark Green
  14

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Nathan Thompson
C 3B, SS 6-3 180   R/R

FB
60
7.96
40
OF
IF
1B
C
73
Pop
2.10
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Nathan Thompson -- Thompson is a lean and projectable junior catcher from North Carolina with athletic actions. He hit well in Fort Myers with a quick, line drive swing that really utilizes his hands in the proper way. Thompson projects to hit with some power and to hit for a high average. Thompson’s defensive actions behind the plate were very good and he showed some arm strength, with pop times in the 2.1 to 2.2 area. Thompson is a very good student as well. Good "05" catching prospect.
PG Grade 8.0