The Nate Recknagel File
Born: April 29, 1986 in Abilene, TX
Position: First base
Acquired: 19th-round draft pick in 2008 from University of Michigan.
Strengths: Big-time power last two years in college (35 homers in 435 AB), with a .360 average. Went 3-for-4 in only game as pro for Gulf Coast League Indians late in year.
Weaknesses: Missed time with dislocated left elbow suffered in college regionals. Slow runner.
2009 Projection: Probably the starting first baseman at Mahoning Valley.
2008 & COLLEGE CAREER