08/01/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (HS) Nicklaus is a 2021 graduate out of Frederick, MD who continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer/exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.16 with carry (82 mph velocity) to his target. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he shows an squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact and stays inside the ball through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.