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Ivan Nova

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

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2-2

ERA

2.00

WHIP

0.89

K

15

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Nova went from a Yankees trade deadline afterthought to a near ace for the Pirates in August and September. After starting 2016 in the bullpen for New York, the right-hander returned to the rotation i...

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2017 ADP:  255.15

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 1/12/1987   BORN: Palenque, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By NYY In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ivan Nova Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Pirates in December of 2016.

April 23, 2017  –  Ivan Nova News

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Nova (2-2) allowed a single run on just four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over seven innings during Sunday's win over the Yankees.

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Ivan Nova 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
2007 20 A CHA 21 21 0 99.3 121 55 8 54 31 6 8 0 4.98 1.53
2008 21 A TAM 26 24 0 148.2 168 72 6 109 46 8 13 0 4.36 1.44
2009 22 AA TRE 12 12 0 72.3 65 19 3 47 31 5 4 0 2.36 1.33
2009 22 AAA SCR 12 12 0 67.0 72 38 4 43 28 1 4 0 5.10 1.49
2010 23 AAA SCR 23 23 0 145.0 135 46 10 115 48 12 3 0 0 0 2.86 1.26
2010 23 MAJ NYY 10 7 0 42.0 44 21 4 26 17 1 2 0 1 0 4.50 1.45
2011 24 AAA SCR 3 3 0 16.0 16 6 3 18 2 1 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.13
2011 24 MAJ NYY 28 27 0 165.3 163 68 13 98 57 16 4 0 0 0 3.70 1.33
2012 25 MAJ NYY 28 28 0 170.3 194 95 28 153 56 12 8 0 0 0 5.02 1.47
2013 26 AAA SCR 3 3 0 17.2 15 4 1 17 4 2 0 0 0 0 2.04 1.10
2013 26 MAJ NYY 23 20 2 139.3 135 48 9 116 44 9 6 0 0 0 3.10 1.28
2014 27 MAJ NYY 4 4 0 20.7 32 19 6 12 6 2 2 0 0 0 8.27 1.84
2015 28 A+ TAM 1 1 0 4.2 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 0.71
2015 28 AAA SCR 2 2 0 11.0 12 6 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
2015 28 MAJ NYY 17 17 0 94.0 99 53 13 63 33 6 11 0 0 0 5.07 1.40
2016 29 MAJ NYY 21 15 0 97.3 107 53 19 75 25 7 6 1 0 0 4.90 1.36
2016 29 MAJ PIT 11 11 0 64.7 68 22 4 52 3 5 2 0 0 0 3.06 1.10
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
2017 30 MAJ PIT 4 4 0 27.0 23 6 2 15 1 2 2 0 0 0 2.00 0.89
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3-Year Averages     17 15 0 92.2 102 49 14 67 22 6 7 0 0 0 4.78 1.34
Career  (View All)     146 133 2 820.7 865 385 98 610 242 60 43 1 4.22 1.35

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Ivan Nova 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
Apr. 23 NYY 7.0 4 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.00 0.89
Apr. 17 @StL 8.0 5 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 2.25 0.95
Apr. 12 Cin 6.0 8 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.25 1.17
Apr. 7 Atl 6.0 6 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 17 7 6 2 1 11 0 0 1 1-2 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 23 8 6 2 1 15 1 0 1 2-2 0 0 0 2.00 0.89
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 23 8 6 2 1 15 1 0 1 2-2 0 0 0 2.00 0.89

Ivan Nova Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017475110302.222
201629540118525210.306
20152091918591228.312

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175710013200.228
201638987179021113.251
20152044415401305.223

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201719.021012111.891.00
201693.07316918123.001.12
201546.7360272076.171.48

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20178.00103012.250.63
201669.05505810115.741.43
201547.3350361363.991.33
Ivan Nova 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
2007 20 A CHA 21 21 99.3 4.89 2.81 1.74 0.72 67.4% 4.98 4.28 .333
2008 21 A TAM 26 24 148.2 6.62 2.79 2.37 0.36 68.3% 4.36 3.19 .344
2009 22 AA TRE 12 12 72.3 5.85 3.86 1.52 0.37 82.8% 2.36 3.81 .283
2009 22 AAA SCR 12 12 67.0 5.78 3.76 1.54 0.54 64.6% 5.10 4.08 .318
2010 23 AAA SCR 23 23 145.0 7.14 2.98 2.40 0.62 79.2% 2.86 3.54 .298
2010 23 MAJ NYY 10 7 42.0 5.57 3.64 1.53 0.86 1.89 70.2% 93.1 MPH 4.50 4.49 .302
2011 24 AAA SCR 3 3 16.0 10.13 1.13 9.00 1.69 80% 3.38 3.76 .324
2011 24 MAJ NYY 28 27 165.3 5.33 3.10 1.72 0.71 1.83 73.4% 92.6 MPH 3.70 4.18 .289
2012 25 MAJ NYY 28 28 170.3 8.08 2.96 2.73 1.48 1.39 69.8% 93.0 MPH 5.02 4.70 .336
2013 26 AAA SCR 3 3 17.2 8.90 2.09 4.25 0.52 83.3% 2.04 2.68 .308
2013 26 MAJ NYY 23 20 139.3 7.49 2.84 2.64 0.58 2.05 77.1% 93.1 MPH 3.10 3.62 .313
2014 27 MAJ NYY 4 4 20.7 5.23 2.61 2.00 2.61 1.65 59.4% 91.9 MPH 8.27 6.97 .360
2015 28 A+ TAM 1 1 4.2 6.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.93 1.77 .253
2015 28 AAA SCR 2 2 11.0 5.73 2.45 2.33 0.82 64.3% 4.91 4.20 .314
2015 28 MAJ NYY 17 17 94.0 6.03 3.16 1.91 1.24 1.84 66.4% 93.0 MPH 5.07 4.93 .299
2016 29 MAJ NYY 21 15 97.3 6.93 2.31 3.00 1.76 2.26 69.9% 92.6 MPH 4.90 5.15 .306
2016 29 MAJ PIT 11 11 64.7 7.24 0.42 17.33 0.56 2.35 73.1% 92.6 MPH 3.06 2.67 .329
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
2017 30 MAJ PIT 4 4 27.0 5.00 0.33 15.00 0.67 1.60 81.8% 92.3 MPH 2.00 3.27 .256
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.4 5.61 2.38 2.36 0.95 69.1% 4.18 4.11 .290
Rest Of Season     0 26 151.4 6.07 2.55 2.38 1.13 68.9% 4.38 4.33 .290
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3-Year Averages     17 15 92.2 6.54 2.15 3.05 1.37 68.2% 4.78 4.44 .313
Career     146 133 820.7 6.69 2.65 2.52 1.07 71.6% 4.22 4.18 .310

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Ivan Nova Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 94 -1 8 -1 0 47 -1 0 0
2016 P 97.3 -2 7 -2 0 53 -1 0 0
2016 P 64.7 -1 7 -1 0 40 1 0 0
2017 P 27 0 1 0 0 19 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 -1 0 0 -1 0 -3
2016 P -1 0 0 0 -2 0 -3
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Ivan Nova    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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15.00 K/BB
ELITE
5.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
0.33 BB/9
ELITE
92.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
1.60 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.00 ERA
ELITE
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
3.27 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.256 BABIP
LOW
81.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Ivan Nova: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nova, who suffered a 2-0 loss against St. Louis on Monday, tossed his fourth complete game in 14 career starts with Pittsburgh.

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Nova (1-2) took the loss Monday against the Cardinals despite tossing eight innings of two-run ball with five hits, no walks with three strikeouts.

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Nova (1-1) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits in Wednesday's 9-2 loss to the Reds. He struck out just one and didn't issue a walk.

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Nova (1-0) allowed one unearned run on six hits while striking out four across six innings to earn the win Friday against the Braves.

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Nova will pitch Friday for the Pirates despite their Thursday rainout, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nova gave up one run in four innings against Minnesota on Monday, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out six.

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Nova allowed one run in five innings Thursday, striking out five while giving up four hits and no walks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nova retired all six batters he faced in his first spring action Tuesday.

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Nova signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 through his first six starts, but his season imploded from there and got worse every month, as he posted a 5.67 ERA in August, 6.20 ERA in September and a 7.94 ERA in his lone October start. The 28-year-old finished the season with a 4.87 FIP, suggesting he wasn't a victim of bad luck given a low strikeout rate (6.0 K/9) and high walk totals (3.2 BB/9). He is in serious jeopardy of being held out of the starting rotation in 2016. With Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Severino safely assured of starting roles, Nova will be left to battle it out with CC Sabathia, Adam Warren and any free-agent acquisitions; Nova could find himself in a bullpen role in 2016.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.