07/22/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (MS)
Nico continues to shine on the diamond with his baseball abilities. At the plate is where he shows best through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength (85 mph exit velocity) in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap to gap pop. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 3B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Glove action is soft / sure and presents out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases his foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-75 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
03/13/2021 - Spring Pro Training Experience - MD (MS)
Nico is a RHP/3B prospect who continues to develop on the diamond. On the mound, Nico works with a loose arm and accelerates through his release. He strides inline toward the plate and drives his back leg through. Nico shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 75mph. Breaking ball sits from 59-60mph with sharp 11-5 break. In the field, Nico shows active footwork and fields the ball out in front of his body. His exchange is clean and he makes strong throws across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and tracks the ball well. He hits against a strong front side and drives the ball from gap to gap with authority. With four more years to develop, Nico has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
08/23/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (MS)
Nico continues to show as a prospect on the diamond At 3B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry across the diamond but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. He works on time and utilizes his lower half well through the swing. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable, makes adjustments, and competes on the field.
06/15/2020 - Official Player Development Membership - Bowie, MD
Nico continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 3B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are carry with carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a lone toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. With 5 years to further develop, Nico has a lot of potential with time to continue to progress his game.
02/29/2020 - Baseball Factory Mid-Atlantic Offensive Skills Training - Columbia, MD (Ages 12-14)
Nico is a hard working RHH who continues to make great strides in his game. As a hitter, he displays a square setup with a wide base. He tracks pitches into the zone and jumps on ones that he likes. Swing is quick as he connects and his hard/consistent line-drives (exit velocity = 74 mph). He hits the ball where it's pitched and has the ability to spray it. Even more power potential is there as he works to engage and use his strong lower 1/2 more. Only a 2025 grad - Nico has tools with still a ton of time to develop.
02/22/2020 - Baseball Factory Mid-Atlantic Pitching/Catching Training - Columbia, MD (Ages 14-18)
Nico continues to get better every time we see him. He works from a confident set up and shows good composure on the mound. He works from a good controlled delivery with proper stride length with a good, controlled landing. Continued long toss program and working on arm extension through the pitch will help with velocity and command.
01/17/2020 - Baseball Factory's Spring Training at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Nico showed upgrades in his game, a good attitude, and hard work during his time at the BF Spring Training. He raised arm velocity to 67 MPH, exit velocity to 70 MPH, and hitting numbers spiked as well. At 1st base, Nico gets in a good ready position, he fields athletically, and he makes plays consistently. He fields out in front of his body, he gains ground, and he throws with strength and accuracy to his target. On the mound, Nico has good size, a balanced delivery, and he pitches with confidence. He has on-time hand separation, he throws both pitches for strikes, and he lands with good direction toward the plate. Offensively, Nico is a strong hitter with a square set-up, a short stride, and fast bat speed. He gets good extension through the baseball, he makes hard/solid contact, and he works the ball gap to gap. Nico also showed good hustle and teamwork in Pirate City.
09/01/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Nico is a 1B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the field, Nico shows active footwork and good range to the ball. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistently accurate and on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He maintains center balance and takes a level swing, leading to consistent contact and gap to gap pop. On the mound, Nico gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and stays inline towards the plate, finishing with a controlled landing. Nico shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 60mph. Breaking ball sits from 50-52mph with 10-4 break. Changeup sits from 50-54mph with cutting action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Follow throws
2. Long toss
1. Smoother load
2. Lower half drive
3. Keep weight back
1. Keep eyes on target
2. Extend through release
3. Chest over front knee finish
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown
Nico is a coachable 1B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown. In the field, Nico shows active footwork and fields the ball in a square position with his hands out in front of his body. He throws from a low 3/4 angle and keeps his throws accurate to his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Nico improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an atheltic stance with comfortable hands. He drives his lower half through well and sprays the ball to all fields. Nico can improve as a hitter by getting his hands activated in his load. On the mound, Nico starts with a simple rock step and works with a clean arm. He stays inline towards the plate and finishes with a controlled landing. Nico's fastball tops out at 56mph. Separating his hands earlier in his motion can help Nico improve as a pitcher. With five more years to develop, Nico has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.