Nicholas Kolze
Nicholas Kolze




Romeoville (HS) • IL
6-2 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Rhino


2022 National

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Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Strong, proportional frame.
Delivery: Coiled drop/drive type delivery, deceptive, proportional to target, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T89, 87-88 mph. Four-seam type, difficult to pick up out of the hand, lively action, plays up in the zone.
CB: 74-78 mph. Sharp 12/6 shape, works down in the zone.
CH: 79-82 mph. Near fastball arm speed, flashed slight arm-side run.


Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Strong, proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, hands stay back in strong hitting position, toe-tap trigger, maintains balance.  Easy bat speed, short path, generates easy lift and leverage, gap-to-gap power, fluid rhythm through contact.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength and pull power.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean funnels, some feel for the bag.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 


Chicago Scouts Association went to 2022 RHP Nicholas Kolze (Romeoville HS, IL) out of the bullpen. Kolze a wide-shouldered, 6-foot-2, 195-pound, sophomore went right after hitters with primarily a firm fastball that was up to 89 mph, working mostly 86-88 mph, especially early on. Kolze has one of the strongest arms in the class and will be one to watch closely in the next few years.


Kolze had one of the day’s most impressive outings on the mound. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound righty sat 83-85 mph, touching 86 mph, twice through Minnesota Blizzard’s order. His ability to mix in a power, hammer 12/6 breaking ball helped earn a number of swings and misses.


6-foot-2, 195-pound, two-way prospect; long, athletic build with present strength in frame. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, coiled at balance point, stays closed down the mound and work on-line. Slight plunge out of the glove, quick arm out of an over-the-top slot with easy effort. Fastball, works straight, finish through the zone, thrown for strikes, sat 83-84 mph, touched 86. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 65-69 mph. Changeup, fade action, 73-75 mph. At the plate, right-handed hitter, balanced setup, smooth load and rhythm, short stride. Loose, athletic hands, flashed bat speed, uphill path and gap-to-gap approach; 97 mph exit velocity from a tee. At first base, reliable hands, long arm action, high ¾ slot and throws topped at 80 mph. 7.56 runner in the 60, laser-timed.

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