Nate Fassnacht, who graduated from Ephrata High School in 2016 and then played for George Washington University, has been drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia Phillies.
He is the fourth Ephrata grad to be drafted by a major league team.
Nate was the 240th pick of the 2019 MLB draft.
He has had a sterling career at George Washington. He finished his junior season as the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and team MVP.
He finished the season in the top 50 of all eight offensive categories. The only Divison One player in the country to do that.
In his final season at Ephrata he helped them win their first District 3 title.
On the Ephrata Mounts he was the Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team All-Section SS (2044, 2015, 2016); Lancaster-Lebanon League 1st Team All-Star SS (2014, 2016) … Sr yr HS stats: Avg .351, OBP .510, 3 3b, 3 HR, 19 SB, 29 Runs, 1.24 ERA, 2 Saves.
The video highlights some of Nate’s high school baseball accomplishments.
Here is his George Washington University resume:
2019 Season Stats:
Honors: 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2018: Appeared in and started 57 games, splitting time between shortstop (25 games), second base (22), third base (7) and DH (3) … HIt .277 with eight doubles, two triples, a home run, 35 runs and 24 RBI … Ranked among team leaders in walks (25, 2nd) triples (3rd), and OBP (.363, 5th) … Tallied 14 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games … Drove in five runs as part of a 2-for-4 day with a double at Stetson (Feb. 24) … Recorded two four-hit games against Fordham (April 20) and St. Bonaventure (April 27)
2017: Started 57 of a possible 58 games at shortstop in debut season … ranked fourth on team with a .332 batting average and second in total bases (97), slugging percentage (.453) and on-base percentage (.407) … totaled 11 doubles, five home runs and 29 RBIs while going 9-for-12 in steal attempts … ranked fourth on team with 23 multiple-hit games and fifth with five multiple-RBI games … finished regular season ranked second on team and eighth in Atlantic 10 with .337 batting average … led conference in regular season with 171 assists … batted .319 in A-10 games with eight doubles, four home runs and 19 RBIs … A-10 Rookie of the Week on May 1 … Hit safely in 10 consecutive games during season and at one point reached base safely in 20 straight contests … helped Colonials to sweep of George Mason by going hitting two home runs and driving in five RBIs in series finale (May 7) … homered and drove in four runs in win over Delaware State (April 26).
High School/Club: 2016 Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason All-American High Honorable Mention … Participated in 2016 Prep Baseball Report Super 60 national pro-showcase … Under Armour Preseason A-A (2015, 2016) … PennLive “Sweet 15” All-District team (2015, 2016) … Designated by Perfect Game as a Top-500 player nationally in class of 2016 … 2015 PG WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team … Lancaster-Lebanon League 1 st Team All-Section SS (204, 2015, 2016); Lancaster-Lebanon League 1 st Team All-Star SS (2014, 2016) … Sr yr HS stats: Avg .351, OBP .510, 3 3b, 3 HR, 19 SB, 29 Runs, 1.24 ERA, 2 Saves.
Personal: Born Nathanial George Fassnacht on 1/5/98 in Ephrata, PA … son of Tamela Jo and David Fassnacht … has one brother, Christopher, and one sister, Danielle … intended major is Finance.