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Juan Nicasio

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

W-L

10-7

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.37

K

138

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

As a starter, Nicasio lasted only 12 games, compiling a 5.05 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 63:25 K:BB in 62.1 innings. Opponents stacked lineups with left-handed batters, who slashed .291/.366/.568 in 233 plate ...

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2017 ADP:  555.28

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 250   DOB: 8/31/1986   BORN: San Francisco de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Juan Nicasio Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.65 million contract with the Pirates in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

February 16, 2017  –  Juan Nicasio News

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Although the Pirates don't expect to use Nicasio as a closer, he will pitch in high-leverage situations. "I like the role we had him in last year. He flourished in it," manager Clint Hurdle told the team's website. "There were games where he could give late-inning leverage, depending on the use of the other guys. There were days he came in and stopped the biggest situation of the game in the sixth inning, then was able to add another inning to it."

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Juan Nicasio Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 21 A TRI 12 12 0 54.0 46 27 1 61 19 2 4 0 4.50 1.20
2009 22 A ASH 18 18 0 112.0 110 30 6 115 23 9 3 0 2.41 1.19
2010 23 A+ MOD 28 28 0 177.1 186 77 14 171 31 12 10 0 0 0 3.91 1.23
2011 24 AA TUL 9 9 1 56.2 48 14 3 63 10 5 1 0 0 0 2.22 1.03
2011 24 MAJ COL 13 13 0 71.7 73 33 8 58 18 4 4 0 0 0 4.14 1.27
2012 25 MAJ COL 11 11 0 58.0 72 34 7 54 22 2 3 0 0 0 5.28 1.62
2013 26 AAA COL 2 2 0 11.0 8 1 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.82 0.82
2013 26 MAJ COL 31 31 0 157.7 168 90 17 119 64 9 9 0 0 0 5.14 1.47
2014 27 AAA COL 10 4 0 35.2 41 18 4 36 15 3 2 1 0 0 4.54 1.59
2014 27 MAJ COL 33 14 0 93.7 107 56 19 63 31 6 6 0 0 1 5.38 1.47
2015 28 MAJ LAD 53 1 0 58.3 59 25 1 65 32 1 3 1 2 14 3.86 1.56
2016 29 MAJ PIT 52 12 0 118.0 117 59 15 138 45 10 7 0 2 7 4.50 1.37
2017 Spring Training 30   PIT 5 0 0 6.0 5 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
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3-Year Averages     46 9 0 90.0 94 46 11 88 36 5 5 0 1 7 4.60 1.44
Career  (View All)     193 82 0 557.3 596 297 67 497 212 32 32 1 4.80 1.45

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Juan Nicasio Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 @StL 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.37
Oct. 1 @StL 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.27 1.35
Sep. 28 ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.33 1.35
Sep. 27 ChC 0.7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.34 1.35
Sep. 25 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.37 1.34
Sep. 23 Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.41 1.35
Sep. 21 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.45 1.34
Sep. 20 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.49 1.35
Sep. 17 @Cin 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.53 1.37
Sep. 16 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.61 1.39
Sep. 15 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.65 1.40
Sep. 12 @Phi 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.41
Sep. 10 Cin 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.41
Sep. 6 StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.79 1.40
Sep. 4 Mil 1.0 3 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.84 1.40
Sep. 2 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.53 1.37
Aug. 31 @ChC 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.57 1.37
Aug. 27 @Mil 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.53 1.36
Aug. 24 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.67 1.39
Aug. 21 Mia 1.3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.72 1.41
Aug. 17 @SF 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 1 4.79 1.39
Aug. 14 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.89 1.39
Aug. 12 @LAD 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.95 1.41
Aug. 10 SD 1.7 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.98 1.39
Aug. 7 Cin 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.87 1.39
Aug. 3 @Atl 2.0 5 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.98 1.40
Jul. 31 @Mil 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.89 1.37
Last 14 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 9 5 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 3 4.05 1.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
15 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
16.7 18 10 8 2 5 21 1 1 0 1-1 0 1 3 4.32 1.38
Last 60 Games (Team)
27 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
35.3 37 16 13 2 11 50 2 1 0 2-1 0 1 5 3.31 1.36

Juan Nicasio Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201623362246014213.291
201586161724620.348
20141862219511027.309

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162807621571042.235
2015174491535831.226
201422341125611112.273

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201658.3620652274.471.44
201529.0111341715.281.72
201456.03204115145.791.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201659.7450732384.531.31
201529.3020311502.451.40
201437.7340221654.781.62
Juan Nicasio Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 21 A TRI 12 12 54.0 10.17 3.17 3.21 0.17 59.4% 4.50 2.24 .330
2009 22 A ASH 18 18 112.0 9.24 1.85 5.00 0.48 81.1% 2.41 2.46 .341
2010 23 A+ MOD 28 28 177.1 8.69 1.58 5.52 0.71 69% 3.91 2.89 .344
2011 24 AA TUL 9 9 56.2 10.09 1.60 6.30 0.48 80% 2.22 2.19 .320
2011 24 MAJ COL 13 13 71.7 7.28 2.26 3.22 1.00 1.46 69.9% 94.1 MPH 4.14 3.83 .311
2012 25 MAJ COL 11 11 58.0 8.38 3.41 2.45 1.09 1.08 69% 93.5 MPH 5.28 4.10 .372
2013 26 AAA COL 2 2 11.0 6.55 0.82 8.00 0.00 88.9% 0.82 2.02 .258
2013 26 MAJ COL 31 31 157.7 6.79 3.65 1.86 0.97 1.40 66% 91.9 MPH 5.14 4.41 .317
2014 27 AAA COL 10 4 35.2 9.20 3.84 2.40 1.02 73.1% 4.54 4.00 .369
2014 27 MAJ COL 33 14 93.7 6.05 2.98 2.03 1.83 1.58 68.9% 92.7 MPH 5.38 5.52 .304
2015 28 MAJ LAD 53 1 58.3 10.03 4.94 2.03 0.15 1.64 73.3% 95.1 MPH 3.86 2.89 .368
2016 29 MAJ PIT 52 12 118.0 10.53 3.43 3.07 1.14 1.42 70.1% 93.6 MPH 4.50 3.84 .344
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3-Year Averages     46 9 90.0 8.80 3.60 2.44 1.10 70.6% 4.60 4.03 .334
Career     193 82 557.3 8.03 3.42 2.34 1.08 69% 4.80 4.16 .330

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Juan Nicasio Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 58.3 -4 6 -4 0 29 -3 0 0
2016 P 118 -1 10 -1 0 58 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -3 0 -4
2016 P 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Juan Nicasio    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.07 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.53 K/9
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3.43 BB/9
WEAK
93.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.1 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.42 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
WEAK
1.37 WHIP
WEAK
3.84 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.344 BABIP
HIGH
70.1% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Juan Nicasio

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Juan Nicasio: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nicasio and the Pirates avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $3.65 million deal Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Nicasio earned his fifth hold Wednesday, striking out one batter in a scoreless relief inning.

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Nicasio struck out two batters in two scoreless innings Saturday, earning the win to improve to 10-6. He did not walk a batter.

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Nicasio (8-6) gave up an earned run on three hits over two innings in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Phillies. He struck out three.

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Nicasio hurled two shutout innings Tuesday, registering his second relief win in the last four days.

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Nicasio struck out the side on nine pitches in the eighth inning of Monday's game against St. Louis.

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Nicasio hurled three scoreless relief innings Monday against the Dodgers.

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Nicasio (personal) was reinstated from the restricted list Friday, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nicasio (personal) is expected to join the bullpen upon his return, at least temporarily, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nicasio (personal) is expected to return to the team later in the week but it's unclear if he'll be ready to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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2016

Nicasio had an up-and-down season in Los Angeles last year. He struggled with his control to the tune of a 4.9 BB/9, and for the second straight year left-handed batters hit over .300 against him, a whopping .348. His 10.0 K/9 was certainly impressive enough, but he's not likely going to get lucky enough again to post a 2.0 HR/FB rate. He has been one of the darlings of spring training, fanning over a batter per inning while excelling at preventing runs, and it's possible that he is this year's Ray Searage reclamation success. First, he'll have to win a rotation spot.

2015

With a fastball capable of touching the mid-90s, Nicasio has often tantalized with his gifts but has seen his productivity trend downward since his 2011 MLB debut. Though he was one of the few Rockies pitchers to avoid the DL last season, Nicasio was a complete mess at the back end of the rotation, yielding a 5.92 ERA and 15 home runs over 73 frames before the Rockies sent him to the minors. He returned to the majors in August and served in a relief role the rest of the way, where he found better results (3.48 ERA, 17:5 K:BB ratio over 20.2 innings). Alas, it wasn’t enough to convince the Rockies that they had a future bullpen ace on their hands, as he was traded to the Dodgers in November. Nicasio’s new team is hopeful the move away from Coors Field might be precisely what he needs to emerge as a useful fifth starter, but he’ll work in middle relief if he fails to claim a rotation spot in spring training.

2014

After his previous two campaigns were besieged by injuries, Nicasio enjoyed a healthy 2013 season, but his habitual inconsistency resulted in disappointing returns. Erratic command of the strike zone often mounted Nicasio’s pitch counts early on in games, limiting him to just nine quality starts in his 31 turns. As one might expect from his failure to work deep in games, Nicasio’s walk rate spiked to a career-worst (9.1 percent), while his strikeout rate also bottomed out at 16.9 percent, the latter of which may have been influenced by a two mile-per-hour decline in his fastball velocity. With Nicasio no longer an enigma after finally completing a full season in the majors and his rate stats headed in the wrong direction, it’s difficult to be bullish on the 27-year-old’s prospects at this point. Nicasio will almost certainly claim the No. 4 or 5 rotation spot coming out of the spring, but he seems a prime candidate to get pushed to long relief once some of the Rockies’ more promising younger pitchers are ready for the big leagues.

2013

Nicasio's 2012 season was marred by bad luck in both performance and health. After opening the year in the Colorado rotation, Nicasio's campaign came to an end after he required season-ending surgery to remove four bone chips from his knee. When he was on the mound, he was hit around with regularity, resulting in a 1.62 WHIP. However, aside from a rise in walk rate, most of Nicasio's peripherals argue that he actually took a step forward, as his strikeout rate ticked up (8.4 K/9) despite giving up an inordinate amount of hits, as his .378 BABIP suggests. Nicasio recovered from knee surgery quickly enough to pitch in fall instructional and winter leagues, allowing him to regain some lost innings and sufficiently prepare for 2013. Now fully healthy, Nicasio could very well emerge as one of the team's better starters, assuming his walk rate and batting average against fall more in line with his career norms.

2012

Nicasio's season ended in a very scary incident on the mound as a line drive that hit him in the head ultimately required surgery to repair a fracture to the C1 vertebra in his neck. Initially, there were questions as to whether Nicasio would pitch again, but the offseason reports about his progress have been very encouraging as he shed his brace in late September, was throwing from a mound in October and started taking full bullpen sessions in the Dominican Republic in November. Nicasio showed excellent control throughout his time in the minors, while his success during a 13-start stint with Colorado before the injury (7.28 K/9IP, 2.26 BB/9IP) should open up an opportunity for him coming out of spring training assuming that he's back to full health.