11/12/2017 - College PREP - Middletown (Hartford), CT Nicholas is a projectable OF who will graduate in 2019. Defensive skills are solid, he has quick feet, agile movements to the ball, and he fields in a low/athletic position. He reads the ball off the bat well, moves athletically, and gains momentum nicely toward his target with good carry. On the mound, Nicholas stands over the rubber well, he lands with good direction, and has nice depth on his CH. He has better mechanics overall out of the stretch, and can get better on the mound with more glove side lead, extension, and finishing in a more complete position. Offensively, Nicholas has a square set-up, good balance, and he gets his lower ½ through. He has a direct barrel to the ball and can spray to all fields. Hitting can get better with a looser grip, improved barrel accuracy, and letting the ball travel deeper into the zone.