2012 Draft Scouting Report: Mitch Nay

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep infielder, Mitch Nay.

Name: Mitch Nay
Position: Third Base
School: Hamilton H.S. (Ariz.)
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Spring Season


Physical Description

Strength is a big part of why scouts flock to see Nay. He's a very strong young man and has some athleticism to go with it. He's going to fill out in his upper body a little more as well.

Hitting

Nay has some mechanical issues that scouts would like to see ironed out. But, he has settled in later this spring and has begun hitting the way scouts expect him to. He hits the ball to right field very well and seems to have a good feel for the strike zone.

Power

The raw power is the most intriguing part of Nay's game. He has big lift from the right side of the plate and shows easy power to the middle and pull side of the field. He has potential 30 home run power, which helps him profile at a corner spot in the big leagues.

Fielding

Nay has a plus throwing arm, which of course will benefit him at third base. How his body develops will be a key in whether he can stick at third, however. He has good hands, but just how nimble he'll be and how much range he'll have is a question mark.

Speed

Mitch Nay is about a 45 or fringe runner. Over time, he could be a full step below average. How his speed evolves will be key in what position he sticks at for the long haul.

Summation

Nay is a potential 30 home run bat and that's what the club who drafts him will cling to. And, he has enough ability to at least make an attempt to play third base as a professional. If he can do that, you may have a premium bat on your hands.

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