10/04/2015 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Nicholas is a lean catcher that will graduate in 2017. Behind the plate, he utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times shows a range of 2.07-2.21 with accuracy and carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools as he continues to develop and get more reps. He is a leader behind the dish as he is vocal and communicated well. At the plate, he shows an open / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level / direct swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. With 2 years to further develop, Nicholas has abilities with time and room to improve.