04/19/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Tampa, FL Nicholas is a young (2020 grad) 2-way player as a 2B/OF. At 2B, he shows active prep footwork as he hustles to come and get the GB. He makes the backhand play smoothly, gathers well and has a clean exchange to throw. In the OF, Santos tracks fly-balls hit to his right and left. He catches the ball at it's highest point, gathers well and works in-lne toward his target. With the bat, this RHH shows a square setup with patience as he tracks the ball into the zone. Quick hands whip the barrel to and through the zone. He hits the ball where it's pitched and uses the whole field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Glove presentation 2. Play through the ball 3. Quicken exchange Outfield 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Crow-hop Offense 1. Shorter/more direct swing path 2. Contact points 3. Lower 1/2 drive