Nelson split his time between playing shortstop and

serving as the team's closer while he was a member of Oregon.

Nelson had to battle with an eye issue during the "lost 2020"

that ultimately necessitated surgery to reinforce the 

collagen fibres in his cornea. He painstakingly spent 2020 fixing

on his relatively shaky mechanics in addition to the surgery.

Nelson went from being a questionable starter/reliever 

prospect to a legitimate starting prospect as a result of

his health and mechanical advancements. Nelson's errant command was

discovered and brought under control once the modifications were made, 

moving it from below average to just above average.