The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of RHP Kyle Nicolas from AAA Indianapolis per a team announcement.
We have made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/NoURVUjCJ5— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 19, 2023
Nicolas, the 26th-ranked Pirates prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was acquired from the Miami Marlins in the Jacob Stallings trade in the 2021 offseason.
The 24-year-old never quite fit in as a starting pitcher, not that he didn’t have repertoire or the upside of one. With a fastball reaching the upper 90s with excellent vertical movement, a solid slider and curve, plus a change up, the stuff was never the issue.