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63 Jacob Nix SP

San Diego Padres

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April 5, 2020 01:20 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Tossing bullpens on homemade mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix has been throwing bullpen sessions on a mound he constructed with Tampa Bay's Chris Betts, Andrew Battifarano of reports.

Wanting to stay in shape but with no baseball facility available in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Betts and Nix decided to take matters into their own hands and build a mound in the backyard of Betts' home. The pair completed the projected in late March and have been training together "on a five- to six-day basis", per Battifarano. That should help Nix remain loose until play resumes, though the right-hander is expected to start the season in the minors.

November 15, 2019 03:48 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.

Nix was limited to nine rehab outings in 2019 as he worked his way back from a torn UCL without undergoing surgery. He posted a 4.54 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in 33.2 innings of work.

November 4, 2019 06:48 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Padres on Monday.

Nix will head to waivers after being booted from the 40-man roster. He failed to appear in the big leagues during the 2019 campaign due to a torn UCL.

October 10, 2019 06:36 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Arrested in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) was arrested Sunday in Peoria, Ariz. on a charge of criminal trespassing, Joe Enea of ABC 15 Arizona reports.

According to a Peoria police report, Nix and another Padres farmhand, Thomas Cosgrove, entered a residence but were quickly confronted by the homeowner, who deployed a Taser on Nix as he fled the premises. The Padres issued a statement Thursday indicating they were aware of the incident and wouldn't comment further on the matter while legal proceedings remain ongoing. Nix missed most of the 2019 season while rehabbing a torn UCL suffered in spring training, but he returned to action in late July and covered 24.1 innings across three minor-league affiliates.

September 21, 2019 09:56 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Won't return to majors this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow/shoulder) will not join the Padres this season, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

There had been hope that Nix would be able to return to the big club at some point in September, but he experienced discomfort in his shoulder during his final rehab start Sept. 11 and will be shut down as a result. Nix sat out most of 2019 after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow during spring training, though he did work his way back to make eight minor-league starts -- including two in the playoffs -- with mostly positive results. He'll be a long shot to earn a spot in the rotation in 2020.

September 12, 2019 11:44 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Trounced in rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) took the loss for Double-A Amarillo on Wednesday, allowing nine runs on seven hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. He allowed four homers and struck out two batters.

Nix entered the game having given up a total of seven earned runs in his first seven rehab starts between four minor-league levels, but he was touched up for three runs in the first inning and six in the second in what was likely to be his final minor-league outing this season. The loss was particularly painful because it came in the second game of the Texas League Championship Series. Nonetheless, Nix's overall body of work in his rehab assignment was largely a success, as he worked his way up to 90 pitches in his previous start without showing any ill effects from the UCL tear that put his season on hold in mid-March. The next step for the 23-year-old has yet to be announced, but he remains in line for a return to the Padres before the end of the season.

September 10, 2019 03:44 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Making final rehab start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) will start for Double-A Amarillo in Game 2 of the Texas League Championship Series on Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Nix will be making his eighth minor-league rehab start as he continues his recovery from a UCL tear in his right elbow. The 23-year-old has had no setbacks thus far and topped out at 90 pitches in his last outing. The best-of-five championship series is scheduled to end Sunday at the latest, so Wednesday's start is likely to be Nix's last appearance with the Double-A squad. He remains in line for a return to the big club before the end of the season.

September 6, 2019 12:40 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Hurls another strong rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) tossed five innings for Double-A Amarillo on Thursday, taking the loss despite allowing only two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out six.

Nix looked strong in the loss, throwing 90 pitches (56 for strikes) and whiffing six batters. He has now made seven rehab starts across four minor-league levels, compiling a 2.15 ERA and 35:8 K:BB in 29.1 innings. With Amarillo on the brink of playoff elimination, Nix's next outing is likely to be with the Padres, perhaps as early as next week.

August 20, 2019 10:48 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Dazzles in Triple-A rehab debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) tossed five shutout innings for Triple-A El Paso on Monday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six to pick up the win.

Nix threw 54 pitches (36 for strikes) while going five innings for the first time since beginning his rehab stint July 26. In five rehab starts, he has now compiled a 1.96 ERA while striking out 23 batters in 18.1 innings across three levels as he pushes to rise to the challenge that Padres manager Andy Green laid out to earn his way back to the big club this season. Nix went 2-5 with a 7.02 ERA in nine starts with San Diego in 2018.

August 19, 2019 08:52 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Moves rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix is starting for Triple-A El Paso on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Prior to Monday, Nix made four rehab starts between the Arizona League and High-A Lake Elsinore, compiling an 0-2 record along with a 2.70 ERA and 17:5 K:BB in 13.1 innings. The move to Triple-A takes him one step closer to returning to the majors after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow in March. Barring any setbacks, he should see time with the big club before the end of the season.

August 8, 2019 03:24 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Hurls 4.1 innings in rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix made his first start with High-A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, going 4.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out seven.

In his third overall minor-league appearance as he recovers from a UCL strain, Nix reached his 65-pitch limit in the fifth inning after allowing only three baserunners. His fastball was clocked in the low 90s, and he has now struck out 13 batters over nine innings between Lake Elsinore and the Arizona Rookie League. Nix went 2-5 with a 7.02 ERA in nine starts with San Diego in 2018 and could be back with the big club at some point this season if his rehab continues to go well.

May 3, 2019 08:12 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Nearing throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) could begin a throwing program next week, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Nix is reportedly progressing well from a small UCL tear in his right elbow. The young right-hander, who opted to forego Tommy John surgery, said his elbow has healed nicely as a result of rest and a PRP injection. As such, Nix could be an option for the Padres during the second-half of the season, assuming he continues to progress without any setbacks.

April 2, 2019 11:12 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Forgoing Tommy John
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix is hopeful to recover from the small UCL tear in his right elbow through rest and rehab rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The procedure and its subsequent year-plus recovery timetable often makes it a last-ditch resort for pitchers, so Nix will unsurprisingly forgo surgery after he recently received a second opinion that suggested he could still pitch again this season. Pitching with a compromised elbow will still put Nix at risk of a setback that may ultimately make surgery a necessary outcome, but the 23-year-old is optimistic he can still be effective in spite of the injury. On an encouraging note, Nix said his velocity was up even while he pitched through tightness that led to him being shut down earlier in the spring.

March 29, 2019 12:52 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (elbow) was placed on the 10-day IL.

He is dealing with a UCL tear in his right elbow, and it is unclear if he will undergo Tommy John surgery or opt for rest and rehab instead. Nix should be considered out indefinitely.

March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Dealing with UCL tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix was diagnosed with torn UCL in his right elbow Tuesday and will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache to determine whether to undergo surgery, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Nix was shut down Thursday after experiencing arm soreness and the underlying injury could end up costing him a significant chunk of time. The 23-year-old made his MLB debut last season and made nine starts with a 7.02 ERA and 1.54 WHIP and was competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. Pending Dr. ElAttrache's opinion, Nix could return to throwing in 6-to-8 weeks as the initial diagnosis was a low-grade strain, according to AJ Cassavell of

March 18, 2019 07:04 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Unlikely for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix felt soreness in his elbow while playing catch Monday, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Nix was shut down last week after experiencing right arm soreness, and the issue resurfaced while he was playing catch Monday, prompting the Padres to shut him down indefinitely. This all but guarantees the right-hander will open the season on the shelf, leaving Robbie Erlin, Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill to compete for the team's final rotation spot.

March 16, 2019 10:32 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Shelved with arm soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres shut Nix down Thursday after he experienced right arm soreness following his exhibition appearance Tuesday versus the Athletics, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Nix, who started the Cactus League game and tossed one inning before the contest was cancelled due to rain, threw three more simulated frames in the batting cage. His arm was still bothering him two days later, prompting the Padres to shelve him temporarily and send him in for tests, which revealed no structural damage. The Padres are hopeful that Nix will only need a few days of rest before resuming his throwing program next week, but his shaky health could damage his chances of winning the final spot in the Opening Day rotation. Robbie Erlin and Bryan Mitchell along with prospects Chris Paddack, Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill are among the other names competing for the final rotation opening.

March 2, 2019 03:40 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Working on slider
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix has been working on his slider, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Along with his improved slider, Nix believes improved health -- he underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason -- will lead to a more consistent sophomore season. The right-hander relied primarily on a fastball, curveball and changeup in his rookie season, going 2-5 with a 7.02 ERA and 21:13 K:BB across nine starts (42.1 innings). Nix, who is competing for a rotation spot in camp, has allowed one run with a 3:3 K:BB through two spring appearances (4.2 innings).

September 30, 2018 12:16 AM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Surrenders four runs Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (2-5) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out none across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

The big blow against Nix came in the fourth inning, when he allowed a two-run homer to Ildemaro Vargas. He pitched fairly well otherwise, generating eight groundball outs and allowing only one other extra-base hit. However, the 22-year-old failed to show that he could pitch effectively at the major-league level this season, posting a 7.02 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 42.1 innings.

September 23, 2018 08:25 PM
Padres' Jacob Nix: Shelled by Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nix (2-4) allowed six earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across 2.1 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

Nix's outing immediately got off to a shaky start, as he was taken deep for a leadoff homer by Joc Pederson. Things didn't get much better for him as the game went on, as he gave up three doubles and a three-run homer in the third inning prior to getting yanked. He now has a 6.81 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 38.1 innings at the major-league level.

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vs Arizona 4.202 17.36051
vs LHB 23.100 7.710814
vs RHB 19.000 6.16057
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2015R-Azl Padres 19.2730020197235.621.562
2016AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps105.12525037090201153.941.284
2017AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm 66.2111014305110784.351.329
2017AA-San Antonio Missions 27.2660120229325.621.507
2018AAX-San Antonio Missions 52.2990230419392.070.919
2018AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas 6.01101003050.000.833
2019ROK-AZL Padres 1 4.22200006262.141.905
2019AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm 8.2220020113103.291.585
2019AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas 11.022010012170.820.727

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San Diego Padres

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