10/16/2013 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic Nick is an athletic 2B that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.06 60 time. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in attacking ground balls, plays through, and presents soft / sure hands well out front. Lateral movement is a plus as he displays range in the MIF. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. Throws are accuracy as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Barraclough shows a squared setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, utilizing all fields as he works to stay inside the baseball. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude and is a hard worker. With 2 years to further develop, Nick has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abiltiies.