12/27/2016 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Nicholas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.23. Times will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone through the receiving process. He uses his body well in the blocking process and moves well laterally. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate he shows a tall setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. At the event, he was 3 for 9. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a team player.