29-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
After missing most of the 2014 season and needing Tommy John surgery, Nova returned to big league action in the final week of June. He actually got off to a solid start, going 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA thr...
Ivan Nova Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Yankees in January of 2016.
Nova allowed one run on four hits while striking out five without a walk over 5.1 innings in Thursday's 1-1 tie against the Cubs.
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|2016 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||NYY/PIT||32||26||0||162.0||175||75||23||127||28||12||8||1||0||0||4.17||1.25|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Ivan Nova||3-Year Averages||14||13||0||84.7||88||40||9||63||27||5||6||0||0||0||4.25||1.36|
|Career (View All)||142||129||2||793.7||842||379||96||595||241||58||41||1||–||–||4.30||1.36|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.1 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.6 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.9 IP/G
Ivan Nova Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2016 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||NYY/PIT||32||26||162.0||7.06||1.56||4.54||1.28||2.29||71.1%||92.6 MPH||4.17||4.01||.315|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Ivan Nova||3-Year Averages||14||13||84.7||6.70||2.87||2.33||0.96||–||70.8%||–||4.25||4.05||.310|
2016 Stat Review for Ivan Nova As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsBastardo, Antonio (P)
AAABostick, Chris (2B)
AAAllie, Stetson (1B)
A+Brewer, Colten (P)
AHayes, Ke'Bryan (3B)
RookieAlemais, Stephen (SS)
Ivan Nova: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The 2014 season was a lost one for Nova. He did make four starts, but they were brutal and simply a precursor to his eventual Tommy John surgery. Itís never a good time for a Tommy John, but Novaís timing was especially painful because he was just coming off a strong 2013 campaign and appeared poised for a huge 2014. Now he is working his way back on the rehab trail and should return at some point this summer. How quickly can he regain the 2013 form that saw him post a 2.59 ERA in his final 15 starts? There is no reason to expect it out of the gate, but he could play himself into usefulness late in the season. At his best, he can miss more bats than league average with a great groundball rate, which helps him survive the homer haven that is Yankee Stadium.
Nova was hampered by injury early in 2013, and ended up being sent to Triple-A for a stint. Once he returned in late June, he was arguably the Yankees' best starter, giving up three earned runs or fewer in 14 of his final 17 starts. Nova relied much more on his two-seam fastball when he returned to rotation, and the results were oustanding. Nova's poor 2012 seems more like an outlier spurred by a high 10.9% HR/FB; in 2013, that number dipped to 5.2%, much more in line with the numbers he put up in his breakout 2011 season. Nova is coming right into his prime at age 27, and could be poised for a big 2014.
After a big 2011 where he put up 16 wins, Nova was an enigma in 2012. He appeared dominant at times, putting up a 2.09 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over a five-start stretch in June, but was far too hittable over the second half, posting a 7.05 ERA from July 15 through the end of the season. It's unclear how much the shoulder stiffness that put Nova on the DL in August hindered his performances both leading up to and following the disabled list stint, but with the full offseason to recover, Nova should be back to full strength in 2013. Nova struck out significantly more batters in 2012, but he more than doubled his home-run total in only five more innings, and gave up 31 more hits as well. He's an interesting upside play for 2013, but he comes with a good amount of risk.
Nova was one of the biggest surprises in baseball last season, going 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA. He relies on a high-90s fastball and a power curve, but doesn't put up the strikeout numbers one might expect with that arsenal, fanning just 98 in 165.1 innings. Nova is likely to be overvalued in fantasy drafts for 2012 thanks to his big win total. He could be a solid fourth starter for the Yankees for years to come, but expecting a repeat of 2011 is pushing it if he doesn't improve his strikeout rate.
Nova got his first taste of big league hitting last season and was predictably erratic. There were some bright spots - holding the White Sox to one run in his first career start comes to mind - but overall he allowed too many baserunners and struggled with his control (1.53 K/BB ratio). He'll have a chance to win a rotation spot this season, and while he won't blow you away with his strikeout numbers, he could emerge as a potential AL-only option who will be in line for some wins thanks to the Yankees' strong offense.
After losing Nova to the Padres in the Rule 5 draft in December 2008 (before eventually getting him back), the Yankees decided to protect him this time around. He made strides last season, keeping his fastball down in the zone and mixing it up with his above-average changeup and improving slider. Although his control needs work, he showed signs of improvement during the Dominican Winter League, posting a 1.05 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in his first five appearances. Heíll likely spend most of the year at Triple-A, but could make a couple of spot starts for the Yankees if injuries strike.