Kyle Nicolas: The Marlins Compensation Round B Pick

    - Advertisement -

    The Miami Marlins continued their pitcher heavy draft by selecting right-handed pitcher Kyle Nicolas out of Ball State University. Nicolas is a 21-year-old who stands at 6’4 and weighed in at 225 pounds.

    Kyle Nicolas attended Jackson High School where he helped lead the Polar Bears to a 30-2 record as a senior. They would also go onto win state that season. In his senior year, we had a record of 8-0 with an ERA of .50 over 56 innings. He also had 78 strikeouts. His accolades in High School included: Ohio Player of the Year, first-team all-state, and Federal League Co-Player of the year.

    In 2018, he pitched in 15 games and 10 of them were starts on the mound. He went on to have a 2-4 record over 57 innings and had an ERA of 5.21. He picked up his first college win on February 24.

    In 2019, he appeared more as a bullpen arm than a starter. In 24 games, he only started 6 but ended with a record of 2-2 over 55.1 innings. His ERA was 6.02 which was high, but the team still went 18-6 in games he pitched.

    His Junior season was cut short due to Covid-19, but he still had 4 strong starts. In 23 innings pitched, he would hold a 0-1 record where he ended with an ERA of 2.74 and struck out 37 batters.

    Nicolas has a fastball/slider combination but has shown he can throw a changeup. His fastball hit 97 in the Cape Cod League in 2019, but his fastball typically ranges between 93-96 mph. His slider has a lot of bite to it and ranges between 85-87 mph.

    The real question for the Marlins is whether they will use him as a starter or reliever. He has had troubles of keeping the ball in the zone but will look to keep improving under the Marlins pitching staff.

    - Advertisement -


    NFL Mock Draft: 3 Rounds

    It’s that time of the year, the biggest event of the NFL offseason, the Draft. This year is truly unique all around,...

    Girshon: “My Guys” for 2023 MLB season

    One of the best parts of creating baseball content is seeing my narratives thrive. This season, something new that I’ll be starting...

    MLB season-long team futures to bet before Opening Day

    With the 2023 MLB season just over one day away, it's now or never to invest in what teams you think will...

    Lars Nootbaar is making history and winning over fans across the world

    Before Japan’s second World Baseball Classic pool game against Korea, an unlikely player hyped up the team: Lars Nootbaar.

    Related articles