01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Nicolas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities behind and at the plate at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date but will benefit by continuing to increase foot quickness. At the plate, hitting and power grades have improved as well through a squared / athletic setup, displaying an aggressive approach. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing middle of field well and shows a feel for the barrel. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. At the event, he was 2 for 6. Behind the plate, feet are active and work in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.50 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools at the next level as he continues to improve. Mental makes up is a plus as he has a positive attitude and works hard, showing a desire to be the best player he can be.