Nick Pivetta
Nick Pivetta
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Pivetta’s underlying numbers from his rookie campaign hinted at the possibility of improvement in 2018, and improvement did indeed come, with the righty cutting his ERA from an ugly 6.02 to a still-high 4.77. The story heading into 2019 is much the same, as Pivetta’s supporting statistics yet again suggest that he has the potential for more. He posted a strong 27.1% strikeout rate (13th-best among qualified starters) and a better-than-average 7.4% walk rate, leading to a solid 3.80 FIP. The problem for the Canadian remains the home-run ball. His career HR/FB remains a troubling 17%, well above the league average. If he can get that in line, he could develop into a workhorse that provides lots of strikeouts and a relatively low ERA. If the homer problem remains, he’ll do enough damage to fantasy owners’ ERAs to render him nothing more than a deep-league option despite the whiffs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Hit hard, allows six vs. Colorado
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 26, 2018
Pivetta (7-14) took the loss Wednesday, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings against the Rockies.
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It was a rocky outing all the way for Pivetta, but he was done in by a poor fifth inning with a couple of walks, a double and a home run. The 25-year-old had a strong couple of months to start the season and seemed to turn a corner of late with three or fewer runs allowed in five straight outings entering Wednesday, but he'll now wrap up his sophomore campaign with a 4.77 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .265 593 151 57 138 19 3 17
Since 2016vs Right .275 685 177 51 169 33 2 32
2018vs Left .276 308 79 27 75 8 1 12
2018vs Right .250 386 109 24 88 17 1 12
2017vs Left .253 285 72 30 63 11 2 5
2017vs Right .308 299 68 27 81 16 1 20
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.75 1.26 155.1 8 11 0 11.0 2.5 1.6
Since 2016Away 5.97 1.55 141.2 7 13 0 8.8 4.1 1.3
2018Home 4.34 1.20 91.1 4 8 0 11.1 2.4 1.3
2018Away 5.33 1.43 72.2 3 6 0 9.3 3.3 1.4
2017Home 5.34 1.33 64.0 4 3 0 10.7 2.8 2.1
2017Away 6.65 1.68 69.0 4 7 0 8.3 4.8 1.3
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Pivetta compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
3.69
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
4.77
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.336
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Strand %
66.8%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Nick Pivetta
Oak’s Corner: 2019 Targets
September 28th
For his final column of the season, Scott Jenstad looks at players he’ll be targeting in the Spring of 2019, including Tommy Pham, who’s had a so-so 2018, but has flourished in his last 33 games, hitting .360 with seven homers.
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
September 26th
Adam Zdroik takes a look at Wednesday's DraftKings slate, rolling with Rockies righty German Marquez in a pivotal matchup against the visiting Phillies.
MLB DFS: Wednesday Cheat Sheet
September 26th
Wednesday's slate of 16 games features a home matchup for Chris Sale against the Orioles.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
September 22nd
Todd Zola ranks starting pitchers for the season's final week, which likely will be chaotic as usual. But not for Max Scherzer, who is pitching for a Cy Young.
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
September 21st
Chris Morgan looks at Friday's DraftKings slate, rolling with Astros catcher Evan Gattis at home against the Angels.
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Pivetta was one of several young Phillies to be given a chance in the starting rotation, and like most of them, he struggled, putting up a 6.02 ERA in 133 innings. However, the underlying numbers suggest he deserved better. He struck out 9.5 batters per nine innings, well above the major-league average of 8.3 K/9, and his groundball percentage of 43.8 was right around the league average. His high ERA can be primarily attributed to a relatively high BABIP (.332) and a high HR/FB rate (18.2 percent), both of which can be expected to regress toward the mean next season. If the Phillies trust Pivetta's underlying numbers, he should be given a chance in the rotation again next year and could have more success. Still, he doesn't look like much more than a back-end starter long term.
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Strong outing in no-decision
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 21, 2018
Pivetta allowed one run on four hits in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday, striking out four and walking one in five innings.
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Allows three runs in loss to Marlins
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 17, 2018
Pivetta (7-13) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk across five innings to take the loss Sunday against he Marlins. He struck out eight.
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Getting no help from defense
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 14, 2018
Pivetta has been hurt by his defense more than any other pitcher in baseball this season, Mark Simon of The Athletic reports.
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Labors through 4.1 innings
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 11, 2018
Pivetta (7-12) took the loss against the Nationals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader, allowing two runs on three hits across 4.1 innings. He struck out one and walked three.
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Takes 11th loss
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 5, 2018
Pivetta (7-11) took the loss Wednesday, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings while striking out four as the Phillies fell 2-1 to the Marlins.
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