07/20/2014 - California Select Training & Competition (Ages 12-14) Nicholas is a very talented player who works hard and seems to love playing the game. As a third baseman he fields out front, showed good footwork and body control. Areas that he can improve are playing low to high, continuing to increase lateral movement/agility and long tossing for arm strength. On the mound Nicholas displayed good overall mechanics, throws strikes and has a nice curveball. He needs to continue strengthening arm and develop change-up. At the plate Nicholas has an aggressive approach, quick hands and stays inside the ball well. He needs to shorten stance, keep front side closed more consistently and select better pitches.