Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus
Jackson Nicklaus

CLASS OF 2021

SS
3B

Jackson
Nicklaus

Oklahoma
Blue Valley (HS) • KS
6-0 • 185LBS • L/R
Travel Team: UA Building Champions 17U Pena

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2/22/19

Nicklaus is an athletic 5-foot-11 170-pound left-handed hitting second baseman in Kansas' 2021 class, committed to Wichita State.  He ran a 7.23 60, a 4.50 home to first and has an 87 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced hands, some rhythm in hands, smooth load with weight to back side, accelerates moving forward with hands, quick bat speed, consistent hard contact gap to gap.  On the infield, over the top arm slot, athletic action, quick to the ball with footwork, quick transfer and throw, fields ball in athletic position, accurate throws, 85 mph positional velocity.

6/5/18 - Nicklaus is a 5-foot-10 150-pound left-handed hitting shortstop in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 7.32 60 and a 4.53 home to first.  He has an 82 mph exit velocity.  At the plate, consistently squared up balls gap to gap during hitting evals, balanced set up with smooth pre-pitch rhythm, in line stride, quick bat speed, feel for the barrel, repeats simple and short swing.  On the infield, 80 mph positional velocity, athletic footwork, quick to the ball with feet, works through the catch, clean transfer on time with feet, soft hands, over the top arm slot, mostly accurate throws.

2/16/18 - Nicklaus is a 5-foot-9 150-pound  switch-hitting catcher and third baseman in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 4.50 home to first and has a 80 mph exit velo from both sides of the plate. At the plate, thin and balanced set up, no wasted movement, quiet hands, level path through contact, feel for the barrel, loose hands, consistent middle of the field contact.  Behind the the plate,  2.09 to 2.30-second pop times, 70 mph positional velocity, staggered set up in base, high three quarters release, fluid actions with fluid footwork, accurate throws with occasional carry. On the infield, 75 mph positional velo, athletic and smooth actions, quick catch and throw, short over the top arm slot, quick to the ball, clean exchanges, accurate throws.

7/5/17 - Nickluas is a 5-foot-7 140-pound left-handed hitting catcher and third baseman in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 7.72 60 and has a 67 mph exit velocity. At the plate, smooth rhythm, accelerated and loose hands, balanced set up, controlled in line stride, swing produced hard consistent contact to middle and pull side, level path through the zone, stayed on ball after contact.  Behind the plate, over the top release, thin set up to receive, slight staggered, quick actions in transfer and feet, 2.18 to 2.40-second pop times, 67 mph positional velo, momentum to throw, mostly accurate throws. On the infield, quick over the top arm action, short release, plays through the ball with athletic footwork, quick transfer, soft hands, athletic actions, 73 mph positional velo.

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