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Ricky Nolasco

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The first two seasons of Nolasco's four-year, $49 million contract have been nothing short of disastrous for the Twins, as he's struggled to stay healthy and performed terribly when on the mound, prod...

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2016 ADP:  679.31

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/13/1982   BORN: Corona, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ricky Nolasco Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $49 million contract with the Twins in November of 2013. He'll earn $12 million each season from 2014 to 2017, with the Twins holding an option on 2018 for $13 million, or a $1 million buyout, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The 2018 option becomes a player option if he pitches a certain number of innings in 2017.

April 26, 2016  –  Ricky Nolasco News

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Nolasco allowed four runs on five hits over 7.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Cleveland. He struck out nine.

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Ricky Nolasco 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
2004 21 AA WES 19 19 0 107.0 104 44 13 115 37 6 4 0 3.70 1.32
2004 21 AAA IOW 9 9 0 40.7 68 42 7 28 16 2 3 0 9.30 2.07
2005 22 AA WES 27 27 0 161.7 151 53 13 173 46 14 3 0 2.95 1.22
2006 23 MAJ MIA 35 22 0 140.0 157 75 20 99 41 11 11 0 4.82 1.41
2007 24 R GCL 2 2 0 3.3 4 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.20
2007 24 A JUP 5 3 0 12.0 10 1 0 9 1 1 1 0 0.75 0.92
2007 24 AA CAR 1 1 0 3.0 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 6.00 1.00
2007 24 AAA ALB 4 4 0 15.3 29 24 6 15 4 0 2 0 14.09 2.15
2007 24 MAJ MIA 5 4 0 21.3 26 13 3 11 9 1 2 0 5.48 1.64
2008 25 MAJ MIA 34 32 1 212.3 192 83 28 186 42 15 8 0 3.52 1.10
2009 26 AAA NEW 2 2 0 15.0 12 4 0 12 3 1 1 0 2.40 1.00
2009 26 MAJ MIA 31 31 0 185.0 188 104 23 195 44 13 9 0 5.06 1.25
2010 27 MAJ MIA 26 26 0 157.7 169 79 24 147 33 14 9 0 0 0 4.51 1.28
2011 28 MAJ MIA 33 33 1 206.0 244 107 20 148 44 10 12 0 0 0 4.67 1.40
2012 29 MAJ MIA 31 31 2 191.0 214 95 18 125 47 12 13 0 0 0 4.48 1.37
2013 30 MAJ LAD 16 15 0 87.0 83 34 6 75 21 8 3 0 0 0 3.52 1.20
2013 30 MAJ MIA 18 18 0 112.3 112 48 11 90 25 5 8 0 0 0 3.85 1.22
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LAD/MIA 34 33 0 199.3 195 82 17 165 46 13 11 0 0 0 3.70 1.21
2014 31 A CED 2 2 0 9.1 10 3 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.89 1.21
2014 31 MAJ MIN 27 27 0 159.0 203 95 22 115 38 6 12 0 0 0 5.38 1.52
2015 32 A CED 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2015 32 MAJ MIN 9 8 0 37.3 50 28 3 35 14 5 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.71
2016 33 MAJ MIN 4 4 0 27.7 22 10 3 24 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.25 0.90
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3-Year Averages     23 22 0 131.9 149 68 14 105 32 8 8 0 0 0 4.64 1.37
Career  (View All)     269 251 4 1,536.7 1,660 771 181 1,250 361 101 89 0 4.52 1.32

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Ricky Nolasco 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
Apr. 26 Cle 7.3 5 4 4 2 0 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.25 0.90
Apr. 21 @Mil 6.3 5 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.66 0.98
Apr. 16 LAA 7.0 9 4 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.00
Apr. 10 @KC 7.0 3 1 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.29 0.43
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
20.7 19 9 9 2 3 19 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.92 1.06
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
27.7 22 10 10 3 3 24 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.25 0.90
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
27.7 22 10 10 3 3 24 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 3.25 0.90

Ricky Nolasco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016488210302.222
20158115917612.239
2014354472710720311.334

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165816112301.211
20159220533801.388
201434168119622411.297

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.300012225.021.12
201521.331013516.751.55
201478.7360551494.461.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.310012111.350.68
201516.021022926.751.94
201480.33606024136.271.71
Ricky Nolasco 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
2004 21 AA WES 19 19 107.0 9.67 3.11 3.11 1.09 75.8% 3.70 3.84 .328
2004 21 AAA IOW 9 9 40.7 6.20 3.54 1.75 1.55 54.5% 9.30 5.61 .413
2005 22 AA WES 27 27 161.7 9.63 2.56 3.76 0.72 78.3% 2.95 3.16 .328
2006 23 MAJ MIA 35 22 140.0 6.36 2.64 2.41 1.29 0.92 69.1% 4.82 4.55 .317
2007 24 R GCL 2 2 3.3 21.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 2.70 -1.60 .741
2007 24 A JUP 5 3 12.0 6.75 0.75 9.00 0.00 90.9% 0.75 1.95 .287
2007 24 AA CAR 1 1 3.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 33.3% 6.00 2.87 .236
2007 24 AAA ALB 4 4 15.3 8.80 2.35 3.75 3.52 33.3% 14.09 7.50 .449
2007 24 MAJ MIA 5 4 21.3 4.64 3.80 1.22 1.27 0.65 68.8% 5.48 5.30 .319
2008 25 MAJ MIA 34 32 212.3 7.88 1.78 4.43 1.19 0.77 73.3% 91.2 MPH 3.52 3.78 .284
2009 26 AAA NEW 2 2 15.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 73.3% 2.40 2.20 .284
2009 26 MAJ MIA 31 31 185.0 9.49 2.14 4.43 1.12 1.00 61.2% 91.5 MPH 5.06 3.45 .336
2010 27 MAJ MIA 26 26 157.7 8.39 1.88 4.45 1.37 1.02 69.1% 91.2 MPH 4.51 3.98 .328
2011 28 MAJ MIA 33 33 206.0 6.47 1.92 3.36 0.87 1.43 67.5% 90.5 MPH 4.67 3.71 .341
2012 29 MAJ MIA 31 31 191.0 5.89 2.21 2.66 0.85 1.42 68.3% 90.0 MPH 4.48 3.98 .322
2013 30 MAJ LAD 16 15 87.0 7.76 2.17 3.57 0.62 1.64 71.4% 90.3 MPH 3.52 3.30 .311
2013 30 MAJ MIA 18 18 112.3 7.21 2.00 3.60 0.88 1.27 70.6% 90.3 MPH 3.85 3.65 .308
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ LAD/MIA 34 33 199.3 7.45 2.08 3.59 0.77 1.42 71% 90.3 MPH 3.70 3.37 .310
2014 31 A CED 2 2 9.1 7.91 0.99 8.00 0.99 80% 2.89 3.20 .338
2014 31 MAJ MIN 27 27 159.0 6.51 2.15 3.03 1.25 1.22 66.7% 90.1 MPH 5.38 4.36 .352
2015 32 A CED 1 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .248
2015 32 MAJ MIN 9 8 37.3 8.44 3.38 2.50 0.72 1.31 59% 90.5 MPH 6.75 3.58 .401
2016 33 MAJ MIN 4 4 27.7 7.81 0.98 8.00 0.98 1.58 68.2% 90.4 MPH 3.25 3.20 .260
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.8 6.90 2.54 2.72 1.55 63% 5.88 4.76 .332
Rest Of Season     0 23 134.7 6.07 2.48 2.45 1.27 63.2% 5.67 4.52 .329
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3-Year Averages     23 22 131.9 7.17 2.18 3.28 0.96 67.7% 4.64 3.72 .336
Career     269 251 1,536.7 7.32 2.11 3.46 1.06 67.9% 4.52 3.83 .324

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2016 Stat Review for Ricky Nolasco    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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8.00 K/BB
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7.81 K/9
AVERAGE
0.98 BB/9
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90.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
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1.58 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.25 ERA
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0.90 WHIP
ELITE
3.20 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.260 BABIP
LOW
68.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Ricky Nolasco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nolasco (1-0) threw 6.1 innings Thursday, allowing one run on five hits while walking one and striking out seven in a win over the Brewers.

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Nolasco did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Angels. He struck out three and surrendered nine hits, four earned runs and two walks over seven innings.

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Nolasco allowed one run on three hits while striking out five over seven innings, but received a no-decision Sunday against the Royals.

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Nolasco will have his start pushed back to Sunday for this weekend's series against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Nolasco will begin the season as Minnesota's No. 5 starter, with Tyler Duffey optioned to Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Nolasco could win a spot in the rotation along with Tommy Milone as Tyler Duffey continues to struggle this spring, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Nolasco threw six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in Wednesday's spring training win over Tampa Bay.

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Nolasco gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings with six strikeouts Friday against Triple-A Pawtucket, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He had given up six runs in 7.1 Grapefruit League innings this spring.

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2016

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2015

Nolasco's first year with the Twins was a disaster after signing the largest free agent contract in Minnesota history (four years, $49 million). His large contract will likely keep him in the rotation, but he may be demoted to fifth starter with an influx of top pitching prospects coming. Nolasco struggled to start the season with a putrid 5.90 ERA and .330 BAA before he landed on the DL in July with a sore right elbow. He was better when he returned in August, with a 4.39 ERA and 43:10 K:BB ratio in 55.1 innings over the final two months. While Nolasco saw a decline his strikeout rate to 6.5 K/9 from 7.4 K/9 in 2013, it was right around his career rate. In fact, most of Nolasco's peripheral numbers were similar to his career levels, so he appears to have been a bit unlucky. He had a career-high .351 BABIP and was a frequent victim of Minnesota's poor outfield defense. But he did give up 22 home runs after moving to a home park that was thought to offset his flyball tendencies. Nolasco still has good control and perhaps his elbow injury was a factor last season, so he could rebound. However, his strong 2013 season is looking like an outlier and he may continue to struggle with the Twins if the outfield defense isn't improved.

2014

At 3.70, Nolasco posted his best ERA since 2008, as the right-hander made a career-high 33 starts between stints with the Marlins and Dodgers. With a 7.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9, Nolasco's underlying peripherals remained solid and he showed a slight uptick in his velocity last season. Nolasco faded a bit down the stretch, posting a devilish 6.66 ERA in September before getting hit hard by the Cardinals in his only postseason start. Despite that, the Twins signed him to a four-year deal as a free agent this offseason, where he will likely chew up innings and begin the year as the team's Opening Day starter. The move into the American League is offset somewhat by the pitcher-friendly nature of his new home park at Target Field.

2013

Perennially a sabermetric tease, Nolasco posted his third straight season with an ERA in the mid-4.00s and his second straight campaign with a WHIP over 1.35. Nolasco's strikeout rate dipped significantly in 2012 (5.9 K/9) and that mark has dipped in each of the last four seasons since he struck out over a batter per inning in 2009. While his walk rate remained a solid 2.2 BB/9, that number represented his worst performance since 2007 and the 2.7 K/BB is also his worst rate since that season. All told, Nolasco has settled in as little more than a back-of-the rotation arm with solid control whose strong underlying statistics (career 3.83 FIP) fail to match the mediocre results (4.49 ERA) that he has put up over seven major league seasons.

2012

For once Nolasco's ERA and WHIP matched his peripherals, but his fantasy owners wish they hadn't. His K/9IP rate sagged to 6.47, his lowest mark since becoming a regular starter, and his BABIP exploded to .331. He's lost just a tick of velocity off his fastball, but that little bit was enough to erode his numbers substantially. If he can't get the ball by hitters any more (after successive years with a swinging-strike percentage over 10 percent, Nolasco put up just a 8.9 mark in 2011) he'll struggle to be even a league average pitcher going forward. If you're thinking about rostering him this season, keep a very close eye on those late spring radar gun readings.

2011

Once again Nolasco put up a shockingly high ERA given his stellar K/BB ratios, and a late knee injury robbed him of any chance to shave a few points off it in September. The surgery went well and he should be fine by the start of spring training, and even a slight regression back to the mean for his elevated 2009-2010 BABIPs would mean another All-Star caliber season. The Marlins were confident enough in his return to form that they signed him to a three-year extension, which is a pretty big vote of confidence from a penny-pinching organization like Florida. Don't let those inflated ERAs scare you away.

2010

After taking the NL by storm in 2008, Nolasco fell back to earth last season, posting a 5.06 ERA and even getting sent down to Triple-A at one point, but a deeper look at his numbers only deepens the mystery of his regression. Nolasco's strikeout rate actually improved significantly without much of an increase in his walk or home-run rates, and his BAA didn't see a big jump either. He didn't even have particularly bad bullpen support. Given Nolasco's ratios, that ERA should come way down in 2010, but without an obvious explanation as to why it went up in the first place that statement comes with a tiny bit of doubt.

2009

Nolasco entered 2008 as a 25-year-old pitcher struggling to define himself. He had yet to really establish himself as a starter, and while the Marlins made some noise about giving him a chance to close the opportunity never materialized. He instead barely won the fifth starter's spot, and appeared to be on his way to another unremarkable season when he finally began to harness the split-finger pitch he'd added to his repertoire in the spring. The turnaround was stunning, and Nolasco went from staff filler to ace seemingly overnight. The National League never did figure out the new Nolasco and his numbers actually got better after the All-Star break, including an astounding 98:12 K:BB ratio in 95.2 innings. There'll be some questions about whether he can repeat such an out-of-nowhere performance, but to all outward appearances those numbers are for real. He'll enter 2009 as the Marlins' #1 pitcher, and if the offense can help him win a few more games he might even be a dark horse Cy Young candidate.

2008

Elbow trouble limited Nolasco to just 21.1 ineffective major league innings, and the Marlins seem inclined to move him to the bullpen full-time, where he'll be able to get a little more out of his fastball and keep hitters off his merely decent breaking pitches. If he can get back into the rotation he'd have a bit of upside (he did strike out better than a batter an inning as recently as 2005 in Double-A), but right now he seems like reserve list fodder at best.

2007

Nolasco was one of four Marlins rookie starters to break the double-digit mark in wins in 2006, but as the least-heralded of the bunch he might have to prove himself all over again in 2007 to keep the job. Florida's brain trust (not the oxymoron it was a few seasons ago) has considered trying him at closer as well, a move that could add some pop to his fastball and elevate his stuff from good to excellent. Keep an eye on both his status and his performance this spring, as his fantasy value will be very volatile until his role is settled.

2006

Nolasco outmatched hitters at Double-A for the second season in a row and showed good command. He struggled in a brief stint at Triple-A in 2004, but should open the year there next spring. Nolasco has good, but not outstanding stuff, so he'll have to be sharp to thrive at Triple-A and in the majors. If all goes well, he could crack the Florida rotation at some point this summer.