07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 Nicholas showed good hustle, solid abilities and improvements in his game during his time in Pirate City. In the outfield, Nicholas is aggressive to the ball, his hands are sure and he reads the ball off the bat well. He covers ground, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a loose arm action with consistency and carry to his target. On the mound, Nicholas showed the ability to throw strikes, he keeps his shoulders level, and he fields his position well. At the plate, Nicholas has fast bat speed, power in his swing, and he displays good balance. His stride is short, he makes square contact and he hustles down the line.