01/11/2008 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America - 2008 Niko brought a positive attitude with a good knowledge of baseball. In the OF, was aggressive and under control to all balls with the proper footwork. He was foundamentally sound. Long toss will help with arm strength which will allow ball to carry to bag and not fade off. At the plate, has a short-compact swing. Showed balance, barrel accuracy, and good use of lower half. On the mound, was ability to have smooth delivery and threw strikes. Got himself lots of ground balls. Shoulder looked a little stiff but will loosen up and get stronger with long toss. Needs to improve consistency of off-speed pitches.