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43 Ivan Nova SP

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%2%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
10.20004.2254
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019CHW11124.723432000187.02251079830947114
2020DET004.2220000010.211552045

Player Updates

August 6, 2020 02:20 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Next start coming Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

After its four-game series with the Cardinals to begin the week was postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Tigers will reorder their pitching schedule heading into the weekend set in Pittsburgh. Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire will roll out his top three starters in the series, with Matthew Boyd and Nova going Friday and Saturday, respectively, before Spencer Turnbull takes the hill for the finale.

August 3, 2020 04:16 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Scheduled start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova will not make his scheduled start Wednesday against St. Louis as the series has been postponed due to the Cardinals' coronavirus outbreak, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

The Cardinals and Tigers had planned on having a doubleheader Wednesday, with Nova starting one of those games, but St. Louis has decided against traveling to Detroit with 13 members of the Cardinals organization testing positive for the virus. The Tigers have yet to announce their upcoming rotation plans, but Nova figures to slot in Saturday in the second game of a weekend series in Pittsburgh, with Matthew Boyd starting Friday.

July 31, 2020 03:56 AM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova pitched 5.2 innings against Detroit on Thursday, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out three. He did not issue any walks and did not factor in the decision.

Nova fell one out short of a quality start, but he nonetheless held his own in holding the Royals to a pair of runs. He demonstrated excellent control in the contest, throwing 61 of 82 pitches over the plate and issuing first-pitch strikes to 17 of 25 batters. Nova doesn't offer much in the strikeout department, but he has some deep league streaming appeal against lower-tier offenses. He's lined up for a two-start week next week as he'll face St. Louis at home Tuesday and Pittsburgh on the road Sunday.

July 26, 2020 12:12 AM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Limits Reds to three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two over five innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday.

Joey Votto and Freddy Galvis got to Nova for homers early on. Four free passes and two homers allowed tell you this was not a great outing by any means, but to Nova's credit he did enough to keep the Tigers around and they ultimately rallied against the Reds' bullpen. The 33-year-old is an innings eater at this stage and does not warrant attention in most fantasy leagues, though it's worth noting for those in deep formats that Nova gets the Royals at home next week and currently lines up for a two-step the week of Aug. 3 (vs. STL, @PIT).

July 22, 2020 10:04 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Receives starting nod Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova will start Saturday's game at Cincinnati.

Matthew Boyd will handle the season opener for the Tigers, while Nova takes the mound for the second game of the seasosn. The veteran right-hander had 34 starts in 2019 with a 4.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 114:47 K:BB across 187 innings. Nova was able to build himself up during summer camp and isn't expected to face significant workload limitations to begin the season

July 7, 2020 07:28 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Will be stretched out to begin year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers pitching coach Rick Anderson said he expects Nova and the other Detroit starters to be stretched out to at least 75 pitches by the end of summer camp, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

This should put Nova and the other starters in line for pretty regular workloads by their first or second start of the season. If that's the case, Detroit will likely stick with a standard five-man rotation and could use Tyler Alexander and Michael Fulmer in long-relief roles out of the gate. Nova agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers in January, and the veteran figures to serve as a stopgap until the likes of Matt Manning and Casey Mize are ready to take over in Detroit, which could happen sometime this summer.

April 5, 2020 12:28 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Could be No. 4 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova will likely be Detroit's No. 4 starter when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

McCosky projects Detroit's rotation to go Matthew Boyd, Spencer Turnbull, Jordan Zimmermann and then Nova, with Daniel Norris rounding things out as the No. 5 starter. The Tigers have a number of promising young arms in the minors such as Casey Mize and Matt Manning, but the rebuilding team is in no hurry to push them to the majors, so the veteran Nova figures to eat up innings this year. When the youngsters are ready, however, Nova could very well get pushed out of town.

March 4, 2020 11:28 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Allows five runs Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova was tagged for five runs on seven hits across three innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox. He struck out two.

Nova had some nice moments with the White Sox last year, but as a guy with a 5.5 K/9 rate, he's liable for games like this due to his inability to consistently miss bats. The veteran should eat up some innings for the Tigers with a middling ERA and strikeout total, making him more of a streaming candidate than a true fantasy asset.

January 14, 2020 09:16 PM
Tigers' Ivan Nova: Signs with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova agreed to a contract with the Tigers on Monday.

Nova will receive $1.5 million over one year, with the possibility for more if he hits his incentives, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The veteran is far from an ace, but he should provide the Tigers with a stable arm, provided his performance level doesn't slip in his age-33 season. After three straight years with an ERA in a narrow band between 4.14 and 4.19, Nova slipped to a 4.72 ERA in 34 starts for the White Sox last season. He struck out just 14.1 percent of opposing batters, giving him quite a low ceiling for fantasy purposes.

September 29, 2019 01:56 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Solid in final outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova allowed one runs on three hits and two walks over five innings during Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He had four strikeouts and did not factor in the decision.

The right-hander delivered five scoreless frames and returned for the sixth inning, but he was removed after loading the bases on two singles and a walk. Nova was in line for the win until Alex Colome blew the save in the ninth inning. The 32-year-old finishes his 2019 season on a strong note and now has a 4.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 114:47 K:BB across 187 innings.

September 27, 2019 03:56 PM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Not starting due to rain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova is no longer scheduled to start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against Detroit due to rain.

It's unclear whether the teams will get in even one game Friday, let alone two. When Nova next pitches remains to be seen. Carson Fulmer will start in his place in what may end up as a bullpen game should the game wind up being played.

September 23, 2019 05:56 PM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Picks up 11th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (11-12) allowed two runs on eight hits with zero walks and three strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Tigers on Saturday.

It's marginal improvement, but Nova has been better lately and has won three straight decisions as a result. While Nova isn't limiting walks as he did when he pitched in Pittsburgh, his real problem is giving up so many hits. Nova leads the league in hits allowed; opponents are batting .306 against him. He's also tossed up a career-high 30 home runs. Overall, Nova owns a 4.80 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 182 innings this season. He's set to make his last start Friday at home against the Tigers.

September 19, 2019 06:04 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Opens with scoreless inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova allowed two walks and struck out one over a scoreless first inning to open Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Twins.

This should be considered Nova's in-between starts work and should not affect his ability to serve as a normal starter Saturday. Nova, who threw 23 pitches Wednesday, departed his previous start Sunday after 71 pitches (3.1 innings).

September 18, 2019 01:00 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Throwing one inning Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova will throw one inning to open Wednesday's game against the Twins instead of throwing his scheduled bullpen session, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Dylan Covey (shoulder soreness) was scratched from that start so Nova will open the bullpen game in his stead. It sounds like this will not affect his ability to stay on turn and start Saturday's game against the Tigers.

September 16, 2019 10:28 PM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Coughs up five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova allowed five runs on 10 hits and one walk over 3.1 innings Sunday, striking out three batters in the loss to Seattle. He did not factor into the decision.

Nova kept the Mariners off the board through three frames before giving up five runs in the fourth. Despite Chicago's eventual defeat, his offense did enough to come back and avoid leaving him with the loss. The 32-year-old now owns a lackluster 4.86 ERA and 106:43 K:BB over 176 innings this season. Nova will take the mound in Detroit on Saturday.

September 12, 2019 12:28 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Gives up three homers, wins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (10-12) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out three over 5.2 innings Tuesday to earn the win over the Royals.

Nova allowed three home runs, running his season total to 30, but he managed to limit the damage and halted a personal three-game losing streak. It was the eighth time in 30 starts that he's surrendered multiple long balls. Nova will next pitch Sunday on the road in Seattle.

September 5, 2019 10:48 PM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Hit hard by Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (9-12) allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Indians.

Nova was hit hard throughout the outing, allowing multiple baserunners in all five innings he appeared. After a strong six-start stretch spanning July 22 to Aug. 24, Nova has come back to earth in his last two outings by allowing 10 earned runs and 19 hits across 8.1 innings. He now owns a 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 167 frames for the campaign and will draw his next start Tuesday against Kansas City.

August 31, 2019 07:08 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Ambushed by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (9-11) took the loss Friday as the White Sox were downed 10-7 by Atlanta, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over four innings. He failed to strike out a batter.

A four-run second inning accounted for most of the damage, as Nova got tagged for more than two runs in a start for the first time since July 17. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.48 ERA and 97:40 K:BB through 162.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday in Cleveland.

August 25, 2019 09:32 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Falls short of quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (9-10) took the loss Saturday, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out six over 5.2 innings as the White Sox fell 4-0 to the Rangers.

The right-hander was locked in a duel with Kolby Allard through five innings, but after a Tim Anderson error put Elvis Andrus on with one out in the sixth, Nova served up a homer to Willie Calhoun that broke open the scoreless tie and ended his winning streak at five. Nova still has a 0.94 ERA and 25:7 K:BB in 48 innings over his last seven starts, but he'll face a tough test in his next outing Friday in Atlanta.

August 20, 2019 12:52 AM
White Sox's Ivan Nova: Stays hot, picks up ninth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nova (9-9) picked up the win against the Twins on Monday, giving up two earned runs on 10 hits over 5.1 innings, striking out two and walking one as the White Sox prevailed 6-4.

He had to work out of trouble a lot thanks to the 10 hits, but the right-hander managed to limit the damage and emerge with his ninth win of the season. Nova has been on a roll of late, as he's now remarkably yielded just four earned runs over his last 44.1 innings, bringing his ERA down from 5.49 to 4.47 over that stretch. He'll have his next chance to keep it going in a Saturday home matchup against the Rangers.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Detroit 19.120 3.72037
vs LHB 92.100 4.0902255
vs RHB 89.200 5.5202355
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020DET004.2222000010.711552045
2019CHW11124.7234342000187.02251079830947114
2018PIT994.1929290000161.0171827526435114
2017PIT11144.1431312100187.0203968629736131
2016PIT1284.1732263011162.0175817523928127
2015NYY6115.071717000094.09954531373363
2014NYY228.4604000020.732191962612
2013NYY963.110203200139.3135494891444116
2012NYY1285.030280000170.319410095281056153
2011NYY1643.710270000165.316374681365798
2010NYY124.5007000142.0442221411726
Total89764.320225103121339.0145268964318369363959
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020DET016101.6000000.2621.4064612.66
2019CHW12311791.3000107.3031.45480613.52
2018PIT41841751.1000019.2681.28068311.74
2017PIT22231851.2000108.2771.27878511.84
2016PIT12251201.90000010.2751.25368411.78
2015NYY0121901.3000105.2691.40441313.31
2014NYY024201.2010101.3721.8819617.82
2013NYY31631141.4075003.2581.28758612.49
2012NYY31771581.1073026.2881.47074813.76
2011NYY32291511.501080011.2581.33370412.32
2010NYY254421.3030002.2681.45218513.29
Total19164712441.3073304362.2771.355573612.66
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2005R-Yankees 1 39.111700103811292.301.023
2006R-Yankees 43.01050301367362.721.000
2007A-Charleston 99.12121068054311215.001.534
2008A-Tampa148.2262408130109461684.371.444
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr 67.0121211404328725.101.492
2009AA-Trenton 72.0121205404731652.381.333
2010AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr145.0232301230115481352.851.262
2011AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 16.0330120182163.381.125
2013AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 17.2330200174152.091.105
2015AFA-Tampa Yankees 4.21100003032.140.714
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 11.022011073124.911.364
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/250
Birthdate:
1/12/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
San Cristobal, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
11