11/05/2015 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona Nicklas is a young, lean 3B that will graduate in 2019. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, displaying clean hands as he makes the routine plays. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to increase foot quickness and play through balls more while presenting hands more out front. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate he shows an athletic / squared setup with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through an aggressive line drive approach, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will improve as he learns to load more and use his lower half. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard on his game. With 4 years to further develop, Nicklas has abilities with a lot of room to improve.