08/02/2020 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Nicolas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and worked hard on his skills during his time at Pirate City. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Behind the plate he shows a squared setup and tracks the ball well into a soft mitt. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.19 with accuracy on his throws down to 2B. At the plate, he continues to show as a switch hitter with similar abilities from both sides. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation on his load. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 72-75 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with tight spin and late break. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and has great knowledge of the game. He hustles all over and plays the game with a lot of energy.