08/20/2017 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN Nicholas is a tall, lean C/RHP who has promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.12. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed a range of 2.00-2.14 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process and is a wall behind the dish. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 81-82 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup and shows a feel for pitch with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Nicholas and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.