01/22/2017 - College PREP - Jackson, MS Nicholas is a thick, athletic C/2B who has a promising future behind the plate. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying solid hitting abilities with well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.06 range with accuracy and on line carry to his throws. He displays an athletic setup with soft hands that stick balls in the zone, displaying a soft glove. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down quicker and cover all holes to improve grade. At 2B, feet are active as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and he presents well out front. Backhand is solid with range increasing as he improves foot quickness. He shows off his athletic abilities on his turns / feeds of the double play. With 2 years to further develop, Nicholas has the makings of a special type player with time and room to continue to progress his game.