12/03/2017 - College PREP - Sacramento, CA Nikolai is a lean, wiry LHP who has a promising future on the diamond. Delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. He shows good tempo / rhythm through a strong balance point. Fastball showed a range of 77-80 mph on a strong downhill plane with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with sharp / late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with arm side run. Off speed pitches show potential as being outstanding pitches at the next level. 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. With 2 years to further develop, Nikolai has potential with time and room to progress his game.