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Birth Date8-20-1996
Height6' 6"
Weight245 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 0 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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Statistics for All Levels

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2017 VAN A- NWL 7 7 19.0 0 0 0 6 5 24 0 103 2.8 2.4 0.0 11.4 39% .158 0.58 2.05 0.95 76 1.01 21.6
2017 BLJ Rk GCL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 102 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 50% .500 1.00 -0.58 0.00 73 1.81 38.5
2018 DUN A+ FSL 1 1 1.7 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 105 27.0 0.0 5.4 5.4 44% .500 3.00 10.07 10.80 115 7.72 163.2
2018 SUR Wnt AFL 6 6 20.3 2 2 0 23 13 23 1 116 10.2 5.8 0.4 10.2 42% .429 1.77 4.43 6.20 0 0.00 0.0
2019 DUN A+ FSL 6 6 21.0 3 0 0 10 3 35 2 105 4.3 1.3 0.9 15.0 35% .229 0.62 1.65 0.86 49 1.62 33.0
2019 NHP AA EAS 16 16 62.7 1 4 0 41 21 69 4 100 5.9 3.0 0.6 9.9 39% .250 0.99 2.91 2.59 88 3.16 64.7

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 2.9 4.7 0 15 15 53.7 49 18 45 10 .257 1.24 4.49 4.74 3.8 0.4
80o 2.4 4.3 0 13 13 46.2 46 17 38 9 .275 1.36 5.00 5.29 0.6 0.1
70o 2 4.1 0 12 12 41.0 43 16 34 9 .287 1.45 5.38 5.69 -1.2 -0.1
60o 1.7 3.8 0 10 10 36.8 41 15 31 8 .298 1.52 5.72 6.05 -2.5 -0.3
50o 1.4 3.6 0 9 9 32.9 39 14 27 8 .308 1.60 6.04 6.39 -3.4 -0.4
40o 1.2 3.3 0 8 8 29.1 36 13 24 7 .319 1.68 6.37 6.74 -4.1 -0.4
30o 1 3 0 7 7 25.2 33 12 21 7 .330 1.77 6.73 7.12 -4.6 -0.5
20o 0.7 2.6 0 6 6 20.8 29 10 17 6 .343 1.87 7.17 7.58 -4.8 -0.5
10o 0.4 2 0 4 4 15.0 22 8 12 5 .361 2.03 7.80 8.24 -4.5 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.43.409931.83713268.3051.585.986.32-3.1-0.3

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2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you stack up Nate Pearson, Shane McClanahan, and Grayson Rodriguez in terms of upside, risk, overall package? Thanks!
(John from Philly)
Pearson, Rodriguez, McClanahan. I think McClanahan might be underrated a touch but I'd still place him third here. We just had him in a Ten Pack last week, for subscribers. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Craig: My team in a 16 tm. 12 kpr. pts. league is doing unexpectedly well. But I need another decent SP to compete in the playoffs. If I had to part with one of these prospects to get one, which one should it be: Dylan Carlson, Jesus Sanchez, Nate Pearson, Carter Kieboom or K. Hiura? Very low deduction for Ks by a batter in this pts. league. I should note: that Ketel Marte is having a surprisingly good season for me at 2B. Thx!
(balticwolf from Bethesda MD)
of those names I'd go with Jesus Sanchez at the moment. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nate Pearson the best pitching prospect in the upper minors? What is his major league ETA?
(Dodo from The ground)
His 24 2/3 innings this year are already a career-high as a pro, so I'm very not ready to make that proclamation, but he's certainly impressive. With Forrest Whitley having some issues, there are questions in that "upper minors" group, but I'd still lean toward the greater certainty of A's lefty Jesus Luzardo or perhaps even prized Marlins acquisition Sixto Sanchez ... (Zach Crizer)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark: Somebody in my keeper fantasy league offered me Tatis and Julio Rodriguez for Corey Seager. I'm in full rebuild mode. Should I pull the trigger? Love your chats. Thanks. btw: he also wanted Nate Pearson too, but I said no.
(balticwolf from Bethesda MD)
You get Tatis and Rodriguez? Yes, I would do that pretty quickly. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Craig: thanks again for these chats. I forgot to mention that in my 16 tm, 12 kpr. league, I also have Nate Pearson and F. Whitley on the SP side of my prospect bench. Should I trade one of them to keep competing (I'm at 5-2)? Some teams are in full rebuild mode. I thought I was too, but I like to go for it in a very tough league with active owners. Thanks again!
(balticwolf from Bethesda MD)
It depends what you can get, but if it can put me in contention I don't usually hesitate to deal arms. Too much variance. Whitley I might keep if I could though. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Not counting the reigning top pitching prospect Whitley, who are your top 3 SP prospects?
(Ozzie Ozzie Albies, Oy Oy Oy! from Lithuania)
1. Jesus Luzardo, when fully healthy, seems to be the most polished arm yet to debut. The A's lefty looks like he'll have a lot of good traits and pitches working for him when he does appear in Oakland.

2. MacKenzie Gore, the Padres prodigy, sounds like he was built in a lab to flummox hitters with long left-handed levers and precocious stuff.

3. This one is not the third-BEST pitching prospect by any means, but I'm very very interested to see what Blue Jays flamethrower Nate Pearson can do over a longer stretch. His raw ability is staggering. (Zach Crizer)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the good work. Thoughts on Nate Pearson? Does he start climbing the rankings, or not until he shows what he can do in AA and/or more IP than the 5/2/5/2 show?
(earpbartman from WC)
A full healthy season probably gets it done even if he's used somewhat conservatively. No one throws a ton of innings in the minors other than Mike Soroka I guess. Anyway the stuff is good enough that just 100 innings in 2019 assuages some of our concerns. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Pure closer prospects are obviously kind of rare since usually they're failed starting pitching prospects, but are there any that fit that description worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues? Burdi, anyone else?
(Nothing from Clever)
Dylan Cease, Taylor Hearn and Nate Pearson are guys who I hope can stick in the rotation but who are honestly more likely to be closer-type relievers. Burdi is a good one. Dakota Hudson and Yency Almonte could get there. Another sleeper candidate -- Durbin Feltman in Boston. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Nate Pearson be, is there a comp you think is somewhat in the ballpark?
(Ted from Ohio)
He's a tough comp (which can make him a tougher ranking). It's. bit of the Michael Kopech problem where literally nt starting pitcher in MLB actually throws this hard, so you end up with like Jordan Hicks or Edwin Diaz. (And hey, if he turns into Edwin Diaz, that's a great outcome). He's also JuCo guy so a little bit older than you think, and hasn't pitched significant time in even A-ball yet. So this is a long way of saying, there isn't really a comp but he could be extremely good. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Will Nate Pearson pitch again this year? Is he a buy low?
(Gaut from Nurse's Office)
Man, it's such a traumatic injury I'd probably hold off, but I guess by the time I feel better about buying low you won't be buying low. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it worth holding onto Nate Pearson for speculative purposes or move onto some other high ceiling high risk SP prospect who's actually playing?
(earpbartman from WC)
I think he is worth holding onto, but it's a weird injury, so I wouldn't fault you for moving on to like I dunno Franklin Morales. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)Everybody wants to get a look at Nate Pearson of Toronto. He's not on the DL at Dunedin, but appears to be hurt. What do you know? Thanks.
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
Just an oblique issue. Should pop up in the next couple weeks. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jeffrey, Love the prospect stuff here. It's always top notch and the main reason I subscribe to BP. I'm curious about Nate Pearson. I know he was only a 55/45 OFP/Likely on the Jays list, but I'm wondering how close he was to the top 101 with a guy like Matuella (60/45) at 101.
(Jim from Vancouver)
He was close enough to get a mench in the just missed blurbs later this week. Steve loves him for one. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)How long until people are saying, "Well why wasn't Nate Pearson on the list to begin with?".
(JayP from Niagara, ON)
Jay, based on the chat queue it has definitely already started. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nate Pearson, was he closing to make the top 100?
(brendonkuhn from Vancouver)
Very! (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Have you noticed how well the Blue Jays 2017 pitching draft class performed in their first taste of pro ball? Most of them, from the first to the last round, had ERAs under 2.00, WHIPs under 1.00, and K/9 over 9.0. I know it's way too early to jump to any conclusions, but was there any change in draft philosophy for the Blue Jays, or a change in development approach? Or just luck (so far)? Do any of the later round picks stand out as sleepers?
(JR from New Hampshire)
I wouldn't get too excited about Day 2 guys beating up short-season, but Nate Pearson is legit. Steve wouldn't shut up about him. (Jeffrey Paternostro)

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