12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic (Ages 12-14) Nikolas is an athletic 2-way prospect that shows a lot of potential behind the dish. When receiving, Nikolas starts in an athletic primary stance, he presents a low/early target, and works behind the ball. When blocking he creates a good angle to the ball but needs to continue to lead with his glove and improve his lateral mobility. When throwing, he has a clean exchange, he creates momentum into the ball, and makes accurate throws. At the plate, Nikolas starts in a squared stance, he loads his hands back into the drive positon, and attacks the inside part of the ball. He rotates his lower half and he looks to drive the ball to the opposite side of the field. On the bump, Nikolas threw 50% of his pitches for strikes and struggles to find a balance point. Finding a balance point and riding his backside down hill at separation will improve his ability to find the strike zone. Nikolas is a hard worker and we hope to see his progress in the future.