01/23/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Palmyra (Harrisburg), PA
Nicholas lowered pop times and showed well at the plate during his last workout with The Factory. Behind the plate, Nicholas showed a soft glove, he tracks well, and he sits in athletically. He works hard to keep the ball in front when blocking, his exchange is clean, and his arm is accurate with consistency to 2nd base. 2.22 seconds was Nicholas' best pop time. Setting up a bit lower, and playing more through will help catching skills continue to get better. At the plate, Nicholas has an athletic stance, a rhythmic swing, and fast bat speed. He makes square contact, he hits well to pull side, and he uses his lower 1/2 well. Hitting can continue to get better with a more direct barrel and letting the ball travel deeper into the hitting zone.
12/27/2021 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
Nicholas continues to shine on the diamond with his baseball abilities at the Pirate City Christmas showcase. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.31 range with accuracy / carry (80 mph velocity) on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick (81 mph exit velocity) and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
08/02/2021 - All-In Membership - York, PA
Nick is a C/3B prospect who will graduate in 2023. Tall frame, well-proportioned, athletic build with strength present and plenty of time to add strength throughout. Primary C, starts with active feet and has quiet actions. Tracks well to mitt, while working his thumb under, and keeping balls in zone. Good direction to second base, with a clean transfer, and accurate throws to second base. Throws from an over-the-top arm slot, with a short arm action, and an arm velocity of 77mph with a best pop time of 2.22 seconds. At 3B, he works to center the baseball and fields with his hands out front. Athletic/square fielding position, with a clean transfer. into a 3/4 release point on throws across the diamond. A right-handed hitter, hits from an athletic and even stance. Short/simple swing, with a small hand load, and a middle of the field approach. Square contact and ability to spray balls to all fields. He recorded a bat exit velocity of 79mph during BP. With continued growth and development, we see him having a bright future on the baseball field.