03/16/2008 - College PREP - Smithfield, RI Nicholas is a tall lean player. Behind the plate, he shows accurate throws and a good transfer. Hands are soft when receiving. Needs to create a shorter arm action during the throw to decrease pop times. The ability to block balls in the dirt must also improve to play at the next level. At 2B, he shows balance and good range. Hands are soft during fielding. A good long toss program will help increase arm strength. Swing is level and has a little pop to the pull side. In order to stay balanced, Nicholas must work on keeping weight over the center of his body instead of lunging forward.