Player Spotlight of the Day: Brandon Nicholson MIF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2015)



Dan Cevette
New York Scouting Director

Name:
Brandon Nicholson
High School:
Orchard Park
Position:
MIF
Projects As:
2B


Scouting Report on Nicholson:
Brandon Nicholson MIF (Orchard Park HS, NY 2015)

Nicholson stands 5-foot-9 170-pounds with an athletic small frame. At the plate he sets up with his weight back and slightly closed. He uses a knee lift and stride before the swing. His swing plane is level with his hands staying inside the ball well and finishes high. His exit velocity off a tee was 83 mph. From the MIF he uses his glove out in front of his body, clean transfer, and his footwork puts him in line with his target. He throws from a mid 3/4 slot at 78 mph.

Analysis:
Nicholson is a natural athlete who can run well (6.91) and uses baseball actions at his infield post. He's the definition of a gamer; I have seen him play live now three times, every time he makes plays and hits the ball hard. He needs a serious strength program this fall and winter to up his bat speed and arm strength and needs to continue to work on his running time and athleticism. He has been invited to our NYS Top Prospect Games, which would allow him to perform on the big stage in front of colleges. We look forward to seeing his progress over then next 9 months.