02/12/2012 - College PREP - Madison, WI Nicholas is a young, athletic, average sized OF who will graduate in 2013. Defensively, Nicholas has soft hands, efficient footwork, and he is aggressive to the ball. He has an athletic approach, he plays on the balls of his feet, and his exchange is clean. Nicholas has a long arm action, and he throws with average strength and consistency to his target. Improved glove extension, and not throwing against his body will help defensive grades rise. Offensively, Nicholas has a square / open stance, a short / square stride, and good balance. He has average bat speed, his swing is level, and he makes consistent contact. Nicholas swings in good rhythm and he uses some lower 1/2. Staying back longer, avoid lunging, and better barrel accuracy will help offensive abilities improve.