03/28/2021 - All-In Membership - Windsor (Madison), WI Niklaus is an athletic LHP/1B who has a promising future on the diamond. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable as he shows good tempo through a strong balance point, allowing his arm action to work quick and free to the plate. He shows a solid mound presence on the bump. Fastball shows a range of 76-78 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is solid as he 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. At 1B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth, athletic actions. Feet are active as he displays proper foot work around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (84 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate he shows a tall setup. He stands in with a solid/strong base and has fluid rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is short/quick (82 mph exit velocity) as he connects with gap to gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Niklaus has potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.