11/12/2017 - National Tryout Plus - Midland, TX Nick continues to show the makings of a top prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 1.88 as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Arm strength is now at near pro level (88 mph velocity) with life, accuracy, and on line carry to his throws. He will control the running game with his feet / arm. Receiving / blocking skills are now outstanding, showing as plus tools that will play well at the next level. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process as he is a wall behind plate. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now well above average through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Power will increase as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Nick has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.