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12 Juan Nicasio RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
12%7%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
118.010-704.5013845
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015LAD133.86531001358.1592525113265
2016PIT1074.5052120002118.0117645915745138

Player Updates

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Pirates' Juan Nicasio: Set to start season as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Although the Pirates don't expect to use Nicasio as a closer, he will pitch in high-leverage situations. "I like the role we had him in last year. He flourished in it," manager Clint Hurdle told the team's website. "There were games where he could give late-inning leverage, depending on the use of the other guys. There were days he came in and stopped the biggest situation of the game in the sixth inning, then was able to add another inning to it."

He bombed as a starter in early 2016 but then pitched well out of the bullpen, compiling a 2.96 ERA with 76 strikeouts in 53.2 innings after June 26. Hurdle likened Nicasio's usage to that of Cleveland's Andrew Miller. "It was actually a similar situation to how you saw the two men [Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman] get used in the postseason," Hurdle noted. "We had a guy who was doing it for us." It will take injuries to Tony Watson, Daniel Hudson and Felipe Rivero for Nicasio to be considered for saves.

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Pirates' Juan Nicasio: Avoids arbitration with Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nicasio and the Pirates avoided arbitration and agreed to a $3.65 million deal on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The Pirates gave Nicasio a try in the rotation in 2016, hoping he could be another bargain-bin reclamation project, before eventually moving him back into the bullpen. While he might not be a real starter, he put up a 2.96 ERA after his return to the bullpen, so he seems to be at least an effective reliever.

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Pirates' Juan Nicasio: Bullpen outings a relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nicasio earned his fifth hold Wednesday, striking out one batter in a scoreless relief inning.

Nicasio has compiled a 2.70 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 71:17 K:BB in 50 innings since the team sent him to the bullpen. The right-hander has become one of the team's most reliable relievers, flashing closer's stuff, though Tony Watson is not in jeopardy of losing his job. Nicasio has already set a major league record with at least one strikeout in his last 31 relief appearances.

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Pirates' Juan Nicasio: Firing up the pen
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nicasio struck out two batters in two scoreless innings Saturday, earning the win to improve to 10-6. He did not walk a batter.

The righty has pitched much better since the team gave up on him as a starter. As a member of the rotation, Nicasio compiled a 5.05 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with a 63:25 K:BB in 62.1 innings. Throwing out of the bullpen, he's crafted a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with a 70:19 K:BB in 49 innings.

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Pirates' Juan Nicasio: Nets second win in week Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nicasio hurled two shutout innings Tuesday, registering his second relief win in the last four days.

Since moving to the bullpen on June 26, Nicasio has thrown 8.1 shutout innings with two holds. So long as Pittsburgh continues to match him up against right-handed hitting, the two-pitch pitcher figures to be a competent option.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 13.021 5.540416
vs LHB 50.200 5.8602462
vs RHB 67.100 3.0702176
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/21@MIL0001.00001
9/23WAS0001.02001
9/25WAS0001.00001
9/27CHC0000.22010
9/28CHC0000.10000
10/1@STL0001.22000
10/2@STL0100.03300
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010COL00 ---000000 0.00000000
2011COL44 4.1413130000 71.2733533811858
2012COL23 5.2811110000 58.0723734712254
2013COL99 5.1431310000 157.2168979017564119
2014COL66 5.3833140000 93.210759561913163
2015LAD13 3.865310013 58.1592525113265
2016PIT107 4.5052120002 118.0117645915745138
Total 3232 4.80193820015 557.15963172976716212497
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011COL1322030001600 .136 .227 .136
2012COL1118020121300 .200 .111 .111
2013COL3136450342000 .225 .139 .139
2014COL3324020401300 .080 .083 .083
2015LAD54100000000 .000 .000 .000
2016PIT521913010700 .158 .158 .158
Total 1941205150966900 .165 .142 .125
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011COLP13132151511 .952
2012COLP11111156001.000
2013COLP313124915011.000
2014COLP33141861110 .944
2015LADP531135710 .923
2016PITP521223101211 .957
Total  19382110406643 .964
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010COL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2011COL38762 1.5371101 .262299 11.6 .4270
2012COL15652 1.1735204 .313257 14.7 .4870
2013COL7188159 1.2383026 .268703 13.5 .4450
2014COL111592 1.2962013 .289409 13.4 .5160
2015LAD65449 1.2090202 .263260 14.2 .3842
2016PIT310898 1.1844103 .261513 12.9 .4412
Total 21608512 1.2637156319 .2742441 13.3 .4524
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 R-Casper03 4.36138000 43.1483221341333
2008 A-Tri-City24 4.501212000 54.0463027131961
2009AFX-Asheville93 2.411818110112.011044306423115
2010AFA-Modesto Nuts1210 3.922828100177.0186917714431171
2011AA-Tulsa Drillers51 2.2599110 56.0481514301063
2013AAA-Colorado Springs Sky10 0.8222000 11.08110018
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky32 4.54104001 35.2412118411536
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/255
Birthdate:
8/31/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
San Francisco de Macoris, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
6