Nick Nelson

Nick Nelson

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Nelson made 47 appearances for the Phillies in 2022, mostly as a low-leverage reliever, but he threw just a single big-league outing in 2023. He suffered a hamstring strain in mid-March, was optioned once he got healthy in early May, and promptly injured the same hamstring again 10 days later. While he was activated again in early June, he spent almost the entirety of the rest of the year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, only getting called up to make a single bulk-relief appearance at the start of October. Nelson's performances in 20 starts for Lehigh Valley hardly indicate that he should have been called up sooner. Both his 17.7% strikeout rate and 9.9% walk rate were poor, leading to a FIP (5.31) which was far worse than his already unimpressive 4.35 ERA. With better health in 2024, Nelson could spend more time in the majors, but the Phillies are unlikely to use him in anything other than long relief. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2023.
Nabs win as bulk reliever
PPhiladelphia Phillies
October 1, 2023
Nelson (1-0) allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings to earn the win over the Mets on Sunday.
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Nelson handled a bulk assignment after Matt Strahm opened the game with a perfect first inning. The only run on Nelson's line was a Tim Locastro solo home run in the third inning. This was Nelson's only appearance in the majors this year, and it's likely the 27-year-old right-hander won't be included in the Phillies' postseason plans.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
69
Last 10 Games
69
Last 5 Games
69
How many pitches does Nick Nelson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Nick Nelson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2023
Even Split
2022
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .248 193 44 22 41 12 1 0
Since 2021vs Right .251 211 50 32 42 12 2 2
2023vs Left .111 11 0 2 1 0 0 0
2023vs Right .111 9 3 0 1 0 0 1
2022vs Left .256 147 33 13 33 8 1 0
2022vs Right .258 159 36 23 33 9 1 1
2021vs Left .259 35 11 7 7 4 0 0
2021vs Right .267 43 11 9 8 3 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.60 1.38 47.0 2 2 1 9.2 5.4 0.2
Since 2021Away 6.10 1.74 41.1 2 2 0 10.0 5.7 0.2
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 1.69 0.75 5.1 1 0 0 5.1 3.4 1.7
2022Home 4.05 1.28 40.0 2 0 1 7.7 4.7 0.2
2022Away 5.97 1.78 28.2 1 2 0 11.0 4.7 0.0
2021Home 7.71 2.00 7.0 0 2 0 18.0 9.0 0.0
2021Away 9.82 2.32 7.1 0 0 0 9.8 11.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Nelson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.50
 
K/9
5.1
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
1.69
 
WHIP
0.75
 
BABIP
.077
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
115.4%
 
Swinging Strike
11.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
This player will receive an outlook for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy teams aren't the only ones fancying strikeouts; major-league organizations chase them as well. Nelson's ability to miss bats and generate groundballs earned him a spot on the Yankees' 40-man roster. The Bronx Bombers will still probably give the 24-year old fireballer a chance to start, but the move to shield Nelson from the Rule 5 draft suggests he could be on the fast track as a reliever. Nelson rushes his heater to the plate in the mid-90s, touching 98. He also throws a power curve, splitter and cutter, but he lacks control of his secondary offerings, resulting in a high walk rate mitigating a double-digit strikeout rate at every level the past two seasons. Nelson should return to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he finished last season. If he can limit the free passes, Nelson could make his debut out of the bullpen later in the season.
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Called up to pitch Sunday
PPhiladelphia Phillies
October 1, 2023
Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
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To follow opener
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 30, 2023
Nelson will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley serve as the bulk reliever behind opener Matt Strahm in Sunday's game against the Mets, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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To start season finale
PPhiladelphia Phillies
September 30, 2023
Nelson will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Sunday's game against the Mets, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Activated off minor-league IL
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 9, 2023
Nelson (hamstring) was activated from the injured list Friday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Tom Housenick of The Morning Call reports.
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Injures hamstring Saturday
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Hamstring
May 14, 2023
Phillies manager Rob Thomson said Nelson suffered a left hamstring injury during his start Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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