03/16/2014 - College PREP - Plainview (Lubbock), TX Nicholas is a lean 1B that will graduate in 2016. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.13 60 time. At 1B, defensive grade are solid, showing smooth / clean actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver, displaying clean hands. He moves well laterally, displaying range to both sides. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup and tracks the ball well. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path as he makes consistent contact. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he learns to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Nicholas has abilities with time and room to improve.