11/01/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Tampa, FL Nicholas is a young (2020 grad) 2-way player as a 1B/RHP. With the bat, this righty shows a square setup with rhythm to load. He takes a hack and works to drive the middle of the field. At 1B, Fritz hustles into position behind the GB and fields the GB out in front. He has good lateral range and secures the ball with sure hands. On the mound, this RHP has a 3-pitch mix coming from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a tall/controlled balance point, keeps his eyes on the target and repeats his delivery well. FB ranges from 63-65 mph as he works it to both sides of the plate. Breaking ball has 2/8 shape with early action. Changeup shows good sink as he throws it with FB arm speed. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Shorter/more direct swing path 2. Contact points 3. More lower 1/2 Defense 1. Lower fielding position 2. Glove presentation Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Extension on finish