Kyle Nicolas: Attacks Hitters Base Off ‘Feel’ On The Mound

ALTOONA, Pa. - Kyle Nicolas has some of the best stuff in the Pirates system, capable of reaching the upper 90s with his fastball, mixing in a slider and curveball along the way.

Learning how best to utilize his arsenal, that’s the work he’s been putting in with the Altoona Curve this season. 

Double-A is widely looked at as the first real test for minor leaguers on their way to the majors, and pitchers really have to advance beyond the ‘thrower’ stage and really master pitch sequencing, among other things, if they want to move on past it.

For Nicolas, he relies on how he feels and what kind of reads he gets off the hitters to determine how he will attack them.

“At the end of the day, it all comes down to feel, at least for me,” Nicolas told Pirates Prospects. “When I’m out the...



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Another guy we need to come through & make the big club.


Good thought process on the mound.

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