12/01/2019 - College PREP - Lynwood (Chicago), IL Nicholaus is a thin, athletic, 2-way player who will graduate in 2023. Behind the plate, Nicholaus has a presentable glove, efficient footwork, and he centers the ball well. He has good flexibility, quiet actions, and a clean exchange with momentum to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.34 seconds. Work on blocking and added arm strength will help catching skills improve. On the mound, Nicholaus has good balance and he separates his hands on time. He keeps his head on target, gets good extension on his pitches, and he lands in a controlled position toward home plate. Mound effectiveness can improve with a looser arm action, more lower body, and added arm strength. At the plate, this RHH has a square/athletic stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He makes hard/level contact and he uses his lower body well. A shorter stride and a better finish can help hitting numbers spike.