12/27/2018 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18) Niko is a coachable 3B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Under Armour Recruiting Classic. In the field, Niko takes a good first step and displays active footwork. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a soft stride. He is fluid getting into a small load and hits from a strong front side. He shows plus barrel control and gets good extension through the ball, leading to solid contact to his pull side. On the mound, Niko starts with a small rock step and gathers to a balance point over the rubber. He separates his hands on time and works with a clean arm, staying inline towards the plate. Niko shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 76mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits at 61mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits at 68mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Niko is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.