10/04/2020 - All-In Membership - Spokane, WA
Nicholas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with his body. At 3B, feet are active as he attack balls and play through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Nicholas is an athletic and talented 2023 SS prospect that worked hard all weekend. At SS, Nicholas starts in an athletic stance, he's on time with his prep step, and anticipates the ball off the bat. He presents a low/early glove, has a clean exchange, and throws from multiple arm angles. He needs to continue to be aggressive to the ball and play through the backhand. At the plate, Nicholas starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and has explosive hands to the ball. He needs to continue to be aggressive on the fastball and have a middle approach. Continuing to attack the inside part of the ball, creating backside drive with his lower half, and getting extension through contact will allow him to drive the ball more consistently. Nicholas will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
10/07/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Spokane, WA
Nicholas is an athletic SS with good skills. Defensively, Nicholas has firm hands, athletic actions, and he funnels the ball in well. He works the double play nicely, his exchange is clean, and he throws with an accurate arm with good direction to his target. Offensively, Nicholas has a square set-up, good balance, and fast bat speed. He makes consistent/direct contact, he can spray to all fields, and he uses his lower body. Nicholas can further improve skills with work on the following.
1. Pre-pitch actions