08/02/2020 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Nicholai is a tall, solid RHP/3B who will graduate in 2021. At 3B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a tall, open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 77-78 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with tight spin and gradual break. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. Nicholai has potential with time and room to continue to progress his game.