09/15/2013 - College PREP - Oklahoma City, OK Nick is a lean SS that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.12 60 time. Feet are active / aggressive as attacks ground balls and plays through well. He moves well laterally, especially glove side and displays range in the MIF. For defensive grades to continue to improve, he needs to present hands more out front. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but needs build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Atkinson shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Nick has abilities with time and room to continue to improve.