Rising Stock: Nickolas Lackney

By Steve Nielsen

Today’s player spotlight is on underclassmen Nickolas Lackney. Lackney is a Class of 2015 graduate of Whitefish Bay HS. Lackney is a two-way player with an incredible amount of potential. The talented Lackney should make a big impact for the Blue Dukes in 2013 as he heads into his sophomore campaign. As a freshman Lackney burst onto the scene, carrying a big load for the Blue Dukes on the mound with a 4-4 record in 32 innings of work. He also proved he could handle the bat, posting a .380 batting average over 71 at-bats on the year.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Lackney is a very projectable athlete. His long frame provides plenty of room for added muscle as he matures. On the mound he already possesses a clean arm action and balanced delivery, he seems to already have more polish than most his age. Offensively, his left handed stroke is easy and efficient. Although he seems to be more comfortable pulling the baseball, as he matures and learns to stay inside the ball longer he will start to show more power to the gaps.

Lackney is a close one to follow out of the Class of 2015. He certainly will garnish plenty of attention as he matures and gets closer to fulfilling his projection.