11/13/2016 - National Tryout Plus - Marlborough (Boston), MA
Nick has really improved his baseball abilities and will have promising future at the next level. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will continue to improve as he increases foot quickness. At the plate, he has improved hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He works to stay inside the ball through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, arm strength has improved as threw his top velocity at 69 mph. Fastball showed a range of 67-69 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Building more arm strength through a long toss program will aid in further development on the mound.
12/20/2015 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 1
Nick is a very coachable, hardworking player that showed as a great teammate. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles and utilizes his feet to track balls down. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry on his arm. At the plate, he has strength in his swing with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered and with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, he shows great mound presence with a live arm that works well to the plate. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break and he maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is a plus as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. With 5 years to further develop, Nick has a lot of potential with time and room to continue to improve.
11/15/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Marlborough (Boston), MA
Nick is an athletic 2-way player as an OF/RHP. Defensively, he takes good routes and hustles to track down fly-balls in the gaps. He secures the ball, works through it well and makes accurate throws with carry into his target. Offensively, this righty stands in with quiet actions. Swing is level as he jumps of pitches in the zone. On the mound, Nick throws a FB & CH from an over the top arm slot. He works to a tall balance point, has smooth separation and drives downhill toward the dish. FB ranges from 63-65 mph while showing some run. Changeup has some tail and is thrown with FB arm speed. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
2. Foot speed
3. Play through the ball
1. Widen base in stance
2. Swing path
3. Lower 1/2 drive
1. Finish with extension
2. Arm strength (long toss)