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Justin Nicolino

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2015 Stats

W-L

5-4

ERA

4.01

WHIP

1.24

K

23

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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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...

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2016 ADP:  692.48

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/22/1991   BORN: Orlando, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

October 3, 2015  –  Justin Nicolino News

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Nicolino (5-4) threw seven innings Saturday, allowing two earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out two in a 5-2 win over the Phillies.

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Justin Nicolino 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
2011 19 A LAN 3 3 0 8.2 11 3 0 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.12 1.59
2011 19 A VAN 3 9 0 52.1 28 6 0 64 11 5 1 0 0 0 1.03 0.75
2012 20 A LAN 28 22 0 124.1 112 34 6 119 21 10 4 0 0 0 2.46 1.07
2013 21 A+ JUP 9 18 0 96.2 89 24 4 64 18 5 2 0 0 0 2.23 1.11
2013 21 AA JAC 9 9 0 45.1 63 25 2 31 12 3 2 0 0 0 4.96 1.66
2014 22 AA JAC 28 28 2 170.1 162 54 10 81 20 14 4 0 0 0 2.85 1.07
2015 23 AAA NEW 20 20 0 115.0 134 45 11 63 29 7 7 0 0 0 3.52 1.42
2015 23 MAJ MIA 12 12 0 74.0 72 33 8 23 20 5 4 0 0 0 4.01 1.24
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3-Year Averages     12 12 0 74.0 72 33 8 23 20 5 4 0 0 0 4.01 1.24

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Justin Nicolino Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 3 @Phi 7.0 6 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.01 1.24
Sep. 26 Atl 7.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.16 1.28
Sep. 20 @Was 5.7 7 7 7 1 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.35
Sep. 14 @NYM 6.0 6 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.81 1.33
Sep. 7 Mil 4.3 9 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.72 1.34
Sep. 1 @Atl 7.0 6 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.07 1.25
Aug. 27 Pit 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.65 1.27
Aug. 22 Phi 7.7 5 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.77 1.19
Aug. 17 @Mil 6.7 6 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.24 1.33
Aug. 11 Bos 5.7 9 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.86 1.38
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
19.7 15 10 10 2 5 5 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 4.58 1.02
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
30.0 30 18 18 5 7 8 1 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 5.40 1.23
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
63.0 62 28 28 7 17 19 2 2 0 4-3 0 0 0 4.00 1.25

Justin Nicolino Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015628417111.298

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20152391516551337.258

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.713081144.931.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201539.341015943.201.12
Justin Nicolino 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
2011 19 A LAN 3 3 8.2 9.88 2.20 4.50 0.00 76.9% 3.12 1.74 .438
2011 19 A VAN 3 9 52.1 11.06 1.90 5.82 0.00 84.6% 1.03 1.43 .252
2012 20 A LAN 28 22 124.1 8.63 1.52 5.67 0.44 78% 2.46 2.54 .315
2013 21 A+ JUP 9 18 96.2 5.99 1.68 3.56 0.37 80.6% 2.23 3.03 .291
2013 21 AA JAC 9 9 45.1 6.19 2.39 2.58 0.40 68.5% 4.96 3.33 .388
2014 22 AA JAC 28 28 170.1 4.29 1.06 4.05 0.53 74.4% 2.85 3.45 .276
2015 23 AAA NEW 20 20 115.0 4.93 2.27 2.17 0.86 77.6% 3.52 4.21 .320
2015 23 MAJ MIA 12 12 74.0 2.80 2.43 1.15 0.97 1.53 70.2% 88.7 MPH 4.01 4.92 .256
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3-Year Averages     12 12 74.0 2.80 2.43 1.15 0.97 70.2% 4.01 4.79 .256

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2015 Stat Review for Justin Nicolino    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.15 K/BB
TERRIBLE
2.80 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.43 BB/9
GOOD
88.7 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.0 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.53 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.01 ERA
WEAK
1.24 WHIP
GOOD
4.92 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.256 BABIP
LOW
70.2% Strand Rate
LOW

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Justin Nicolino

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Justin Nicolino: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nicolino will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Nicolino's start Friday has been postponed due to rain.

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Nicolino (4-4) surrendered only two hits and an earned run over seven innings in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Braves. He also walked three.

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Nicolino took a rough loss Sunday against the Nationals, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings while only striking out three.

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Nicolino took a no-decision Monday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two over six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.

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Nicolino (3-3) was hit hard over 4.1 innings Monday, giving up five earned runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out one in a 9-1 loss to the Brewers.

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Nicolino tossed seven shutout innings Tuesday to pick up his third win of the year, giving up six hits and two walks while striking out three Braves.

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Nicolino (2-2) navigated his way around six hits and four walks to allow just two runs in six innings against Pittsburgh on Thursday. He struck out just one batter.

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Nicolino allowed just two runs with four strikeouts and one walk Saturday against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.

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Nicolino moved to 2-1 with a quality start Monday against Milwaukee, as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out three.

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Nicolino allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk over 5.2 innings, but received no decision Tuesday against Miami.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.