06/22/2019 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Nolen continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the MIF, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is soft / sure but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a tall setup with balance. Hands are quick and works through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
02/17/2018 - So Cal Regional Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Nolen continued to show improvements during his time at the So Cal Regional Accelerated Hitting Weekend. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and comes through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension through the ball, which leads to hard contact and line drives into the gaps. Nolen can improve as a hitter by consistently keeping his head on the ball. With four more years to develop, Nolen has the time and potential to further progress his hitting skills.
12/17/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Thousand Oaks, CA
Nolen is a young SS with a thin frame. Defensively, Nolen has efficient footwork, he presents his glove well, and he centers properly on his body. He fields in a square position, funnels the ball well, and throws with a short arm action with momentum toward his target. At the plate, Nolen has an athletic/crouched stance, a square stride, and he swings in good rhythm. He has a balanced set-up, an aggressive swing, and he makes square contact. Nolen can improve his overall abilities with work on the following.
1. flowing throws
3. Stay relaxed
1. Level off swing
2. Lower 1/2
3. Stay connected