06/16/2018 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) Nicholas is a catcher who will graduate in 2021. Behind the dish, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer/exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.40 range with accuracy/carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He sticks balls well in the zone through the receiving process. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup and an aggressive approach. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. With 3 years to further develop, Nicholas has potential with time and room to progress his game.