25-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Baseball Reference lists Nicolino’s nickname as "Big Bird," and if pictures were used in these player outlooks the nickname's origin would be obvious. Nicolino's 7.6-percent K rate in 74 IP is the low...
Nicolino was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Justin Nicolino||3-Year Averages||15||12||0||76.7||84||38||8||30||20||4||5||0||0||0||4.46||1.36|
|Career (View All)||30||25||0||153.3||168||77||16||60||40||8||10||0||–||–||4.52||1.36|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 1.4 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched: Avg. 1.7 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched: Avg. 2.4 IP/G
Justin Nicolino Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Justin Nicolino||3-Year Averages||15||12||76.7||3.52||2.35||1.50||0.94||–||68.8%||–||4.46||4.56||.290|
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Miami Marlins Roster
MajorsAraujo, Elvis (P)
AAABlack, Dan (1B)
AAAnderson, Brian (2B)
AAnderson, Blake (C)
RookieGarrett, Braxton (P)
Justin Nicolino: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Nicolino improved his stock in the Marlins' packed farm system, making 25 starts for Double-A Jacksonville in which he hurled 170.1 innings and registered a 2.85 and 1.07 WHIP. Nicolino collected a modest 4.3 K/9 and though his low strikeout totals are a cooler to his long-term fantasy outlook, the Marlins are surely pleased with the 23-year-old’s plus command as he totaled a 4.05 K/BB ratio during his fourth season in the minors. Of course, luck was also a contributor, as Nicolino benefitted from the lowest BABIP of his professional career (.276) during the 2014 campaign. Nicolino is likely to break camp with Triple-A New Orleans after proving his mastery of Double-A competition during a very successful season last year and he’s got an outside shot at making starts for the Marlins this summer as well.
Nicolino struggled to get going following a promotion to Double-A last season, posting a 4.96 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in nine starts (45.1 innings ) compared to the sparkling 2.23 ERA and 1.11 WHIP he posted over 18 starts (96.2 innings) at High-A Jupiter. The blame cannot entirely be placed on the pitcher as he suffered an unfortunate 97-point spike in his BABIP to .388 during his time at Double-A. Lacking elite strikeout ability, Nicolino leans on steady command (3.16 K/BB in 2013) and an advanced approach, frequently mixing location and velocity, to get by. Another trip through Double-A is the likely course of action for Nicolino in 2014 with the chance for a second-half promotion if he pitches well down on the farm.
A former second-round pick, Nicolino was included in the blockbuster deal between the Jays and Marlins in November. As a 21-year-old left-hander with control, Nicolino should progress somewhat quickly through the Marlins' system after carrying a 5.7 K/BB in the Midwest League last season. By most accounts, he has the ceiling to be a good big league starter, but the upside appears to be limited to that of a mid-rotation option as the strikeout rate could tumble a bit as he faces more advanced hitters at higher levels.
The 2nd round pick from 2010 had a very fine season at Low-A and Single-A in 2011, posting a 1.33 ERA across 15 appearances (12 starts) and striking out 73 batters in 61 innings with just 13 walks. His low-90s fastball is complemented with some nice secondary offerings so he should continue to dominate at the lower levels.