Mitch Nay is a third-baseman from Hamilton High School that soared up draft boards weeks before the draft due to a change in approach at the plate. Nay’s best tool is his big time power potential which is followed by good arm strength. It remains in question how much he will hit for average but some slight mechanical changes to his stance put him in better position to hit for a stronger average. He stands more upright now instead of being bent at the waist. It really paid off for him as he hit .380 while slugging .837, with 11 home runs and had 31RBIs in 32 games. He has below-average speed and will have to work at staying at third-base in the future. A move to right-field may be in his foreseeable future when he transitions to the pro-levels. After becoming the Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year for 2012, he committed to Arizona State University but according to Baseball America they do not expect he will step foot on campus.
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