04/15/2012 - College PREP - Louisville, KY Nickolas is an OF that will graduate in 2012. Feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and uses two hands well through the fielding process. To continue to improve defensive grades, he needs to increase foot speed and works to get behind balls more to play through. Throws are accurate but must build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Matthis shows a balanced approach and makes consistent contact. He rotates his lower half with power showing best to the pull side. To improve hitting grades, he needs to improve bat speed and work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will increase as more overall body strength is gained. Nicholas has abilities with a lot of room to improve.