05/24/2015 - College PREP - Wappinger Falls, NY Nick continues to show improvements in his abilities on the mound and at 3B. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 77 mph. Fastball showed a range of 72-77 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. Off speed stuff show potential as being quality pitches. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.01. At SS, he utilizes his quick feet well in his lateral movement, displaying range in the MIF. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double plays. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more and plays through while presenting hands more out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path through an aggressive approach. He works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more efficiently.