Player Spotlight: C Trey Nichols (Bowling Green, 2017)

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

Trey Nichols (Bowling Green, 2017) is a 6-foot 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher from Bowling Green HS in the St. Louis area.  In June, he attended the Class of 2017 Games.

He ran a 6.87 60, on of the fastest times for the event, and has a 4.53 home-to-first.  He posted an 82 mph exit velo.

At the plate, he has a tall stance and minimal load.  Nichols has an in line stride and his swing produced line drives to middle and pull side of field during batting practice.

Behind the plate, he produced pop times between 1.91 and 2.00, which was the top pop time of the event during the catcher evaluations.  Nichols has an 80 mph positional velo, top velo among catchers for the Class of 2017 Games, and an over the top release.  He plays through the catch with quick feet and throws have carry to the bag.  He also showed good instincts during game action.

Here is a look inside the recruitment of Trey Nichols.

PBR:  Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Nichols: I'm looking for a school with a sports management/administration degree program

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do?

Nichols: My junior year I hit .375 with 6 HR and 25 RBI, I had .985 fielding percentage and was 12/13 on throwing out runners with 7 pick offs, my team went 19-6 and lost in the district championship

PBR: What are you goals for your junior/senior season?

Nichols: My goals for my senior season is to improve on my offense and win a district championship for the first time in school history.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Nichols: I play Team Combat in the summer and my fall season is over.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Nichols: I do not play any other sports

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Nichols: I scored a 24 on the ACT and have a 3.95 GPA

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