Sean Nolin
Sean Nolin
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies in February of 2018.
Signs with Rockies
PColorado Rockies  
March 2, 2018
Nolin agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies, which includes an invite to spring training, Baseball America reports.
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Nolin was a part of the infamous 2014 Josh Donaldson trade, as he was one of four pieces -- Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman and Franklin Barreto being the other three -- sent from the Blue Jays to Oakland in order to acquire the slugging third basemen. Nolin started six total games with the Athletics -- all in 2015 -- and he allowed 35 hits in 29.0 innings pitched. He spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons rehabbing from Tommy John surgery as a member of the Brewers' organization. The 28-year-old figures to serve as organizational depth in 2018, if he even remains with the Rockies.
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Nolin was a post-hype waiver pickup for the Brewers in 2016, who hoped he could turn his former prospect status into gold in a new location. Unfortunately, Nolin never even managed to take the hill once in 2016, as elbow problems sidelined him to begin the season and he was eventually forced to undergo Tommy John surgery. Nolin was outrighted off the Brewers' 40-man roster as a result. He could very well miss the entirety of the 2017 season as well with his rehab. Nolin had solid numbers throughout his minor league career (3.02 ERA, 3.0 K/BB), but his road back to the majors will be a long one.
Nolin was one of the key pieces obtained by the A's in the Josh Donaldson trade. The left-hander entered last spring in competition for a rotation spot, but an early groin injury ended any chance he had to win a rotation spot and cost him the first six weeks of the season. After making a number of minor league starts, Nolin spent another six weeks on the DL with a left shoulder injury. Nolin found his way to Oakland in September, making six starts. It is tough to think Nolin was completely healthy for that stretch in September as his fastball averaged just 86.9 mph. He struggled in that stretch with ugly ratios (5.28 ERA, 1.62 WHIP) and a bad 4.7 K/9. The Brewers claimed him off waivers during the offseason and he is expected to serve as their second lefty out of the bullpen, which will greatly limit his fantasy potential.
What Nolin lacks in dominant swing-and-miss stuff, he makes up for with pitchability, keeping hitters off balance with a four-pitch mix from the left side. He also appears to be in the discussion for a rotation spot out of camp with the A's in 2015 after coming over from Toronto in the Josh Donaldson trade. At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, Nolin has the prototypical size to hold up over a full season in a big-league rotation. After posting impressive strikeout totals in the lower levels of Jays' minor league system, Nolin managed just 85 strikeouts in 105 innings at Triple-A Buffalo, and that rate could dip further against big-league hitters. However, he also boasts a 3.17 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over his stops in Buffalo from 2013 to 2014, which demonstrates how effective he can be without relying on strikeouts.
Nolin's excellent run through the minor leagues continued in 2013, as he produced a 3.01 ERA and 10.0 K/9 over 17 starts for Double-A New Hampshire. He got hammered in a May spot start for the Blue Jays, and was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo at the very end of the season. Standing at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, the left-handed Nolin has size and stuff that should translate to the majors. He'll likely open 2014 at the Triple-A level, though given the Blue Jays' lack of reliable starting pitchers, an Opening Day roster spot can't be entirely ruled out. Either way, Nolin figures to spend some time in Toronto before the end of 2014.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
October 28, 2016
Nolin (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
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Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
August 21, 2016
Nolin (elbow) had Tommy John surgery two weeks ago, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
May 14, 2016
Nolin (elbow) might be headed for Tommy John surgery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.
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PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
May 13, 2016
Nolin (elbow) hasn't started throwing following the elbow injury he incurred during spring training, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
April 3, 2016
Nolin (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal reports.
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