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Kyle Nicolas

Born: 02/22/1999 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 223
Extra large frame with an athletic build, long legs, some mild projection for growth remains; Utilizes a semi-windup, above average arm speed with a 3/4 slot, mild effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/03/2021
Affiliate Beloit Snappers (High A, Athletics)
Dates Seen 7/7/21
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2022
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 93-94 95 Heavy pitch that has some natural arm-side run, gets good downhill plane; Likes to work high in the zone, can elicit swing and miss; Velocity would tick up in a bullpen role.
Slider 50 82-86 87 Currently inconsistent but has potential to become an average offering with some swing and miss potential; Has late break and will sweep strike-to-ball,
Changeup 40 88-89 89 Only mixed in a couple during my look, lacks velocity separation and consistent movement, mild fade on the few he threw well.

Drafted 61st overall in 2020, Nicolas has a durable, athletic frame and has worked hard to clean up the delivery since his time at Ball State. Miami will give him every opportunity to stick in a starting role and if the change develops he could see time as a back of the rotation type. The more likely outcome is he leans heavily on the fastball/slider combo and becomes a late inning, mid-leverage reliever.

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