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79 Nick Nelson RP

New York Yankees

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Player Updates

July 23, 2021 05:44 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Nelson appeared in only one game since the All-Star break and allowed a hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning while blowing a save. The right-hander will return to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he has a 2.73 ERA over 29.2 innings this season.

July 8, 2021 04:24 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Wild in turn as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson allowed one run on three walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning against Seattle on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.

When Domingo German was scratched from his scheduled start due to an emergency root canal, Nelson was selected to open the game for the Yankees. His outing did not go well, as the right-hander threw only 18 of 32 pitches for strikes and put three men on base via walk. He also hit one batter and threw a wild pitch that allowed a run to cross the plate. The rough outing continued what has been a difficult season for Nelson, who has issued 12 walks over 12.2 frames while posting a 9.95 ERA and 2.05 WHIP. His 14.9 K/9 is impressive but doesn't make up for the shakiness of his other numbers.

July 8, 2021 12:36 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson will start Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

Original scheduled starter Domingo German underwent an emergency root canal Wednesday, and Nelson will take the mound in his place. Nelson last pitched for the Yankees in early June and has a 9.75 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB over 12 big-league innings this season. He's mostly worked out of the bullpen in the majors, but he does have four starts in the minors.

July 6, 2021 09:28 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Back with Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

The right-hander has been in the minors for the past month but will return to the majors with Darren O'Day (hamstring) landing on the injured list. Nelson has struggled in eight big-league appearances this season with a 9.75 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB across 12 innings.

June 4, 2021 11:40 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Nelson was recalled by the Yankees on Sunday, and he made two relief appearances during his stint with the major-league club. He allowed four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five in 3.2 innings. The right-hander could return to the big-league bullpen as a low-leverage relief option at some point this year.

May 30, 2021 07:40 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

The 25-year-old didn't make an appearance while serving as the 27th man for Thursday's doubleheader, and he'll now rejoin the major-league roster. Nelson has given up nine runs on 11 hits with a 15:5 K:BB across 8.1 innings this season.

May 27, 2021 10:44 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Returned after doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the team's doubleheader Thursday.

Nelson was called up as bullpen depth and served as the 27th man for the Yankees on Thursday. However, he didn't make an appearance and will now return to a reliever role at the highest level of the minors.

May 27, 2021 02:00 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Serving as 27th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson will be recalled by the Yankees to serve as the 27th man in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

Nelson was cast off the major-league roster in late April after he posted a 9.72 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 8.1 innings across six appearances (one start) early in the season. He'll be available out of the bullpen for Thursday's nightcap but will likely return to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the game.

April 25, 2021 05:04 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Sent to alt site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees optioned Nelson to their alternate training site Sunday.

Nelson wasn't likely to be available for at least the next day or two after he tossed two innings (40 pitches) and gave up three runs in Sunday's 7-3 loss to Cleveland. He'll be replaced on the active roster by Deivi Garcia, who will be recalled from the alternate site ahead of his scheduled start Monday in Baltimore.

April 17, 2021 01:20 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Charged with loss Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (0-2) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two in one inning as he was charged with the loss against the Rays on Friday.

Nelson made his first career start as the opener Friday, but the Rays got on the board with a walk and a pair of doubles to begin the game. The Yankees were unable to generate much run production offensively, resulting in Nelson's second loss in his first four appearances of the season. He's posted a 10.80 ERA and 10:3 K:BB in five innings this year.

April 16, 2021 11:12 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Opening Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson will open Friday's game against the Rays, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old primarily worked as a starter in the minors and will now make his first career start in the majors. Nelson has covered four innings across three appearances out of the bullpen this season, so he'll likely be limited to a few frames Friday. Michael King is expected to follow as the primary pitcher for the Yankees.

April 2, 2021 07:16 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Suffers loss Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (0-1) was tagged with the loss Opening Day against Toronto, allowing one unearned run on one hit while striking out three.

Nelson looked good in the appearance, throwing 11 of 15 pitches for strikes. However, he allowed a leadoff 10th-inning double to Randal Grichuk, permitting Jonathan Davis -- who was on second base due to MLB's extra-innings rule -- to come around to score. Despite the disappointing outcome, Nelson's ability to recover and subsequently strike out the side bodes well for his effectiveness this season following a strong spring.

March 30, 2021 11:40 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Earns spot on Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson will begin the campaign as a member of the Yankees' bullpen, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.

This news comes as little surprise after Nelson put together a superb spring, posting a 10:1 K:BB across 10 innings and allowing only one run. The 25-year-old was primarily a starter in the minors and could fill a flexible role for New York. He often threw multiple relief innings during his debut big-league campaign in 2020, and he could work his way into high-leverage situations if he carries his Grapefruit League momentum into the regular season.

March 4, 2021 02:00 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Could fill versatile role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson is viewed by the Yankees as an option for both long and short relief, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "I'm quite certain he can impact our bullpen in a short situation but also have the ability to give us innings as well," manager Aaron Boone stated Monday.

Nelson was primarily a starter in the minor leagues, but he came out of the bullpen for all 11 of his appearances with New York last season. The 25-year-old isn't seen as a contender for a starting role but has a shot to break camp as a member of the team's bullpen, which would offer the Yankees situational flexibility.

August 22, 2020 02:24 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Could join rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was mentioned by Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Saturday as a candidate to take James Paxton's (forearm) spot in the rotation, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

The Yankees don't need to come to a decision on Paxton's replacement immediately with their weekend series against the Mets cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, but the southpaw is expected to be shelved for at least two weeks, so the team will eventually need to fill his spot. Nelson has come out of the bullpen for each of his three big-league appearances; however, he was developed as a starter in the minor leagues. The 24-year-old has spent much of the season at the team's alternate training site but impressed with a three-inning scoreless outing upon his return to the big-league club Tuesday.

August 18, 2020 12:24 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was recalled by the Yankees on Tuesday.

Nelson made the first two appearances of his big-league career earlier in the year, allowing six earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. He'll presumably fill a low-leverage relief role during his time with the team.

August 7, 2020 11:12 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Sent down after rough outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees optioned Nelson to their alternate training site Thursday.

With the Yankees having to reduce their active roster from 30 to 28 men ahead of Thursday's series finale with the Phillies, Nelson found himself as the odd man out in manager Aaron Boone's nine-man bullpen. Nelson's demotion was likely solidified after he was hit hard in long relief Wednesday in the Yankees' 11-7 loss in the first game of a doubleheader. He recorded five outs and surrendered seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and a walk.

August 2, 2020 02:16 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Impressive in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson (1-0) pitched three scoreless and hitless innings to earn the win against Boston on Saturday, issuing two walks while striking out four.

Nelson was summoned to start the fifth inning and exited after the seventh without allowing a hit. His control was shaky -- only 23 of his 41 pitches were strikes, and he yielded two free passes -- but he avoided any damage by inducing eight swinging strikes and holding the Red Sox without a hit. The right-hander struck out 114 batters in 89.2 innings in the minors last season, so he could have a bright future, especially if he is able to reduce his walk rate.

July 26, 2020 12:32 AM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Joins 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson is expected to be added to the Yankees' 30-man roster Sunday.

Nelson was unable to secure a place on the Opening Day roster at summer camp, but he'll join the big club for the third game of the season. The 24-year-old posted a 4.71 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 24:7 K:BB over 21 innings (four starts) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.

July 22, 2020 02:16 PM
Yankees' Nick Nelson: Optioned to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nelson was reassigned to the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday.

Nelson had been sent down to Triple-A prior to the suspension of spring training, so it's no surprise that he won't break camp with the big-league club. The right-hander is on the Yankees' 40-man roster and has a history of posting excellent strikeout numbers, so he could conceivably make his major-league debut at some point this season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/21vs PHIW 6-50.21021
07/07@ SEAW 5-40.20131
06/03vs TBL 2-91.23423
05/30@ DETL 2-62.00022
04/25@ CLEL 3-72.04312
04/21vs ATLL 1-41.10013
04/16vs TBL 2-811.02222
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021NYY029.45102000113.3151514031422
2020NYY104.79110000020.7201311401118
Total126.6202000134.0352825432540
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021NYY0991.0000005.2782.1757221.60
2020NYY030112.7000000.2561.5009013.50
Total039201.9020005.2651.76516216.68
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016R-Pulaski Yankees 21.1101000301922143.411.706
2017AFX-Charleston RiverDogs100.2222203120110501034.581.527
2018AFX-Charleston RiverDogs 24.2550110357183.721.033
2018AFA-Tampa Tarpons 88.1181707509947693.371.317
2018AAX-Trenton Thunder 8.2330000109105.492.317
2019AAX-Trenton Thunder 65.0131217208335482.351.277
2019AFA-Tampa Tarpons 3.21100007140.001.562
2019AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 21.0440110247204.711.286
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/205
Birthdate:
12/05/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Panama City, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Yankees
College:

MLB Experience:
0