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Ricky Nolasco

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

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6-12

ERA

5.38

WHIP

1.52

K

115

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 periphe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 228   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.

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Nolasco crashed back to earth Monday, allowing five runs in 4.2 innings against the Diamondbacks.

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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 FLA 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 FLA 5 4 0 21.3 26 13 3 11 9 1 2 0 5.48 1.64
2008 25 MAJ FLA 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 FLA 31 31 0 185.0 188 104 23 195 44 13 9 0 5.06 1.25
2010 27 MAJ FLA 26 26 0 157.7 169 79 24 147 33 14 9 0 0 0 4.51 1.28
2011 28 MAJ FLA 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 MIA 18 18 0 112.3 112 48 11 90 25 5 8 0 0 0 3.85 1.22
2013 30 MAJ LAD 16 15 0 87.0 83 34 6 75 21 8 3 0 0 0 3.52 1.20
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIA/LAD 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
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3-Year Averages     32 32 1 198.8 217 94 18 146 45 11 12 0 0 0 4.26 1.32
Career  (View All)     256 239 4 1,471.7 1,588 733 175 1,191 344 95 87 0 4.48 1.31

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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
Sep. 27 @Det 6.0 5 2 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.38 1.52
Sep. 22 Ari 4.7 9 5 5 1 1 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.47 1.53
Sep. 16 Det 8.0 5 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.34 1.51
Sep. 11 @Cle 7.0 6 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.64 1.55
Sep. 5 LAA 5.0 8 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.87 1.59
Aug. 31 @Bal 5.0 12 8 8 2 2 2 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.96 1.58
Aug. 26 @KC 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.62 1.53
Aug. 20 Cle 6.7 8 4 4 1 1 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.96 1.59
Aug. 15 KC 6.0 7 5 5 0 1 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.99 1.60
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 19 7 7 2 4 16 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.38 1.23
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
35.7 45 19 18 5 7 28 2 1 0 1-3 0 0 0 4.54 1.46
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
55.3 63 28 27 6 10 43 5 2 0 1-5 0 0 0 4.39 1.32

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Ricky Nolasco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014354472710720311.334
2013450863110524310.257
2012436603511517411.299

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201434168119622411.297
20133847915901917.252
20123966512991557.270

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201478.7360551494.461.32
201392.3770752363.701.21
201295.3670622474.441.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201480.33606024136.271.71
2013107.06409023113.701.21
201295.76606323114.521.32
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 FLA 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 FLA 5 4 21.3 4.64 3.80 1.22 1.27 0.65 68.8% 5.48 5.30 .319
2008 25 MAJ FLA 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 FLA 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 FLA 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 FLA 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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIA/LAD 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
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3-Year Averages     32 32 198.8 6.61 2.04 3.24 0.81 68.9% 4.26 3.59 .324
Career     256 239 1,471.7 7.28 2.10 3.46 1.07 68.2% 4.48 3.85 .323

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2014 Stat Review for Ricky Nolasco    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.03 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.51 K/9
WEAK
2.15 BB/9
GOOD
90.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
POOR
1.22 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.38 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.52 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.36 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.352 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Nolasco was superb Tuesday, pitching eight shutout innings while allowing five hits and one walk with five strikeouts in eight innings against the Tigers.

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Nolasco (5-11) delivered seven strong innings Thursday in Cleveland, allowing just a run on six hits while striking out five, but was stuck with the loss.

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Nolasco pitched a solid game Friday against the Angels, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits over five innings while striking out five hitters and walking just one; he received no decision.

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Nolasco was tagged for 12 hits and eight runs over five innings in a loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

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Nolasco stymied the Royals over seven shutout innings Tuesday, yielding three hits and a walk while striking out six batters. He didn't factor into the decision in the 2-1 loss.

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Nolasco (5-9) gave up four runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out six over over 6.2 innings, in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

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Nolasco (5-8) gave up five runs on seven hits over six innings on Friday facing the Royals as he took the loss.

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Nolasco was activated from the disabled list and confirmed as the starter Friday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Nolasco (elbow) gave up three runs over 5.2 innings Sunday for Low-A Cedar Rapids. He's expected to be activated from the DL and start Friday against Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Nolasco (elbow) threw 3.1 scoreless innings Tuesday for Low-A Cedar Rapids while striking out two and walking one batter.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.