07/17/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Trenton, NJ Nicolas is an athletic SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2023. In the field, Nicolas shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front with soft hands. He makes a quick exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate with good carry through his target. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed which leads to solid line drives. On the mound, Nicolas shows a good tempo as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm action and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. Nicolas has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 69mph. Breaking ball sits from 62-63mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 63-66mph as he throws with fastball arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Quicker release on throws 2. Higher exchange Hitting 1. Let the ball travel 2. Opposite field approach Pitching 1. Long toss 2. Lower half drive