Parents: Mark and Kelly Bailey
High School: Cleveland
Travel Teams: Carolina Cubs, Carolina Ravens
Height, Weight: 5-foot-6, 185 pounds
Why Bluefield? I just liked the coaching staff and the way they ran the program and the campus is great.
Major: Exercise Science/Kinesology
Notable: Nolan didnt start catching until the eighth grade but its a position he loves more every time he gets behind the plate. I like the fact that youre a part of every play as a catcher, Nolan said. Youre not in the outfield waiting for a ball maybe to come to you. I feel like I have the game in my hand back there. He wants to improve his speed before he makes the move to college. Playing at Cleveland has been great, he said. The way the team has grown and the family feeling weve developed is great.
Bluefield assistant coach Ryan Lambert: Nolan is well ahead of his time offensively and produces an inside out swing that will have him fighting for playing time right away. He exhibits everything you look for in a student-athlete. He is good academically as well as a solid competitor on the field.
Compiled by D. Clay Best