Kai Nelson

HS Grad 2017
Age 19 and 0 mos
Age on 2017 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) OF  IF
Ht/Wt 5-11, 170 lb
School  Fieldston
Hometown  New York, NY USA
Summer Team  Team Citius
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 39 by Nationals in 2017
All Americans/All Regions
2017 Northeast Region HM
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2015 Underclass Honorable Mention
2016 Underclass Honorable Mention
National Rank - Class of 2017
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Top 1000
Position - OF
NY State Rank - Class of 2017
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Position - OF

Scout Level

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment

 Preview Protected Content
Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2015 Northeast Underclass Showcase   Aug 14, 2015
PG Grade: 8.5
Kai Nelson is a 2017 OF/IF, UT with a 5-10 160 lb. frame from New York, NY who attends Fieldston. Medium frame with quick-twitch athleticism throughout body, good physical projection remaining on frame. Ran very well, posting a 6.93 seconds 60 yard dash time. Hits from wide spread stance with high hand set, great shift into contact with excellent lower half drive, leveraged swing with intent, big time bat speed, swings very hard and will pull head off at times, consistently barreled the baseball up and hit it hard. Has present gap-to-gap power and will certainly grow into more HR power with added physical development. Impressive all around hitting potential. Showed athleticism in the OF, moving well to the ball and fielding cleanly, fluidity throughout defensive actions, shows very good arm strength with impressive carry on throws, topping at 84 MPH with more velocity and arm strength coming. Named to 2015 Northeast Underclass Showcase Top Prospect List. Very good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.50
1.00 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2014
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 73 mph
42.20% Rank
best 86  avg 73
 (2017 class in 2013)

best 98  avg 80
 (2017 class)
60 6.93 sec
88.20% Rank
best 6.37  avg 7.38
 (2017 class in 2015)

best 6.15  avg 7.33
 (2017 class)
OF 84 mph
72.63% Rank
best 98  avg 80
 (2017 class in 2015)

best 98  avg 81
 (2017 class)
Exit Velo 82 mph
67.18% Rank
best 98  avg 79
 (2017 class in 2015)

best 104.00  avg 81.00
 (2017 class)
DiamondKinetics Trending Data
Non-PG verified swings
Visit Diamond Kinetics
Max Barrel Speed (mph)
Best Single Game Stats
Zepp Hitting Metrics
Copyright 1994-2018 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.