09/18/2011 - Interactive Video Program - Glen Allen (Richmond), VA Nickolas is a thin, 2-way player who plays SS and RHP. Defensively, Nickolas has playable feet, soft hands, and he moves well laterally. He keeps the ball in front, makes plays, and his exchange is clean. Nickolas has a short arm action, and he throws with accuracy across the diamond. Behind the plate, Nickolas has soft / quiet actions, he tracks the ball well, and his hands are sure. He uses his body to block, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a long arm action with some accuracy to 2nd base. At the plate, Nickolas has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He has average bat speed, he makes consistent contact, and he hits well to the pull side. Overall abilities can improve if Nickolas can work on the following.
Defense 1. Field further out in front 2. Long toss Catching 1. Blocking 2. Quicken arm action Offense 1. Shorten swing 2. Rhythm / Timing