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Nov 17, 2005 - Nov 21, 2005   Tidewater White Sox  5
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Andre Nichols
SS RHP 5-10 165   R/R

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Aug 16, 2005 - Aug 18, 2005   Orange  8
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Andre Nichols
SS RHP 5-10 165   R/R

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82
60
7.35
40
OF
IF
81
1B
C
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82
CB
68
SL
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70
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Nichols is a 5-10, 165 lb shortstop from Virginia. He ran the 60 in 7.35 and showed good game quickness in the field and on the bases. Nichols threw 81 mph during infield drills with nice carry. He tends to lay back on balls at shortstop and trust his arm strength but has solid overall tools in the middle infield. Nichols hits from an open to closed approach at the plate and has some raw bat speed. He can handle the bat head on different types of pitches and the ball jumps off his bat with some gap to gap power. Nichols also showed some promise on the mound. He has long arms for his height and has a loose, easy arm stroke with good acceleration and arm speed. Nichols fastball was 80-82 mph and it looked like he should be throwing harder. Both Nichol's secondary pitches had good quality to them. His 68 mph curveball had a big, deceptive break and his change up had nice deception. Nichols showed a good understanding of how to pitch and get outs and should be followed at this position as well.
PG Grade 7.0




Jan 16, 2005 - Jan 16, 2005   Navy  9
RISE - Midlothian, VA
Andre Nichols
SS RHP 5-10 165   R/R

FB
82
60
40
5.27
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IF
79
1B
C
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82
CB
71
SL
CH
71
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Andre Nichols is a 2006 SS/RHP from Windsor, Virginia, with a 5'10", 165 lb. frame. Overall, Andre looks like he is just turning the corner in his development. He has a very high ceiling with all of his skills, and is a player who all college coaches should see. Andre has exceptional arm strength with good carry on his throws in the infield, and throws a heavy ball on the mound. Andre posted a 5.27 forty time, and should continue to improve his foot speed. Defensively he has a very quick release and soft hands. Andre gets behind his throws and shows college level arm strength at 79 mph. He has good range and balance in his actions with good accuracy. At the plate he is a right handed hitter with very strong hands. He has a line drive swing plane with very good extension at contact. Andre has an aggressive approach to the ball, and shows projectable power. A secondary pitcher, Andre threw a fastball that topped out at 82 mph, and a 71 mph curveball, and a 71 mph change up. He has good am speed, and should continue to add velocity. He has an on line stride and clean delivery, and could really have a big velocity jump soon. He has good command of his fastball. Andre has a very late breaking curveball with darting action, and has the makings to be a hammer type curveball that will get hitters out at any level. Andre is a very good two way prospect.
PG Grade 8.0




Oct 01, 2004 - Oct 04, 2004   Richmond Braves  
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Andre Nichols
SS RHP 5-10 165   R/R

FB
74
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
74
CB
65
SL
CH
65
Split
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