The news hardly comes as a surprise, but it's nonetheless good to see official confirmation from Kapler. Nola had a 3.54 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 168 innings (27 starts) with 184 strikeouts in 2017. The 24-year-old's strikeout rate and quality 3.27 FIP leaves a solid indication for potential improvement as the Phillies top starter this season.
Nola has signed a $573,000 split contract with Philadelphia, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Nola spent almost all of last season in the majors, pitching 168.0 innings and accumulating a 3.54 ERA. The 24-year-old threw an average of 9.86 strikeouts per nine innings -- for a total of 184 strikeouts on the year -- and he had an elite FIP of 3.31. This suggests that Nola could have an even better fantasy year on the bump should Philadelphia's offense provide him with more runs, after a 12-11 record in 27 starts in 2017.
Nola (12-11) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks across six innings while taking the loss Monday against the Nationals. He struck out nine.
Nola allowed a two-run home run to Michael Taylor in the second inning, but he was extremely effective the rest of the way and came away with his third consecutive start. His teammates weren't able to pick him up for the win, but that didn't stop Nola from running his K:BB to an outstanding 36:8 over 25.1 innings in his last four starts. He is not currently schedule to pitch again this season due to the team's six-man rotation, meaning his second season could be in the books unless an alteration is made. If so, the 24-year-old's arrow will be pointed straight up heading into 2018 after posting a 3.54 ERA and 184 strikeouts across 168 innings this year.
Nola (12-10) got the win Tuesday against the Dodgers after allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over seven innings.
Nola has now posted quality starts in 13 of his past 17 outings while adding a fabulous 128:31 K:BB over 111 innings in that span. He fell behind 2-0 through four innings, but Nola's ability to work deep into the contest paid off when Philadelphia's four-run seventh put him in position for the victory. The 24-year-old ace next takes the mound Monday against Washington, and should be a solid option despite the tough matchup considering he's 8-2 in his last 10 home starts.
Nola (11-10) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 11 batters in seven innings Wednesday against the Marlins.
Nola has been sharp in a pair of starts since his six-run blowup against the Marlins at the beginning of the month; he's allowed just three earned runs and compiled a 19:4 K:BB in 12.1 innings of work. The 11 strikeouts is a career-high for the 24-year-old, and he's now struck out 167 batters in 155 innings this season to go along with his 3.60 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He's already compiled a career-high in innings, but assuming he stays on schedule, his next start is lined up for Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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