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Ivan Nova

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

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4-5

ERA

4.42

WHIP

1.32

K

58

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Nova's 2017 season was full of strong splits. He pitched well in the first half (3.21 ERA, .297 wOBA against), only to struggle in the second (5.83 ERA, .383 wOBA against). He pitched well at home (2....

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2018 ADP:  363.49

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 1/12/1987   BORN: Palenque, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By NYY In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ivan Nova Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Pirates in December of 2016.

June 16, 2018  –  Ivan Nova News

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Nova (4-5) picked up the win Saturday against the Reds, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings.

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Ivan Nova Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 20 A CHA 21 21 0 99.3 121 55 8 54 31 6 8 0 4.98 1.53
2008 21 A TAM 26 24 0 148.2 168 72 6 109 46 8 13 0 4.36 1.44
2009 22 AA TRE 12 12 0 72.3 65 19 3 47 31 5 4 0 2.36 1.33
2009 22 AAA SCR 12 12 0 67.0 72 38 4 43 28 1 4 0 5.10 1.49
2010 23 AAA SCR 23 23 0 145.0 135 46 10 115 48 12 3 0 0 0 2.86 1.26
2010 23 MAJ NYY 10 7 0 42.0 44 21 4 26 17 1 2 0 1 0 4.50 1.45
2011 24 AAA SCR 3 3 0 16.0 16 6 3 18 2 1 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.13
2011 24 MAJ NYY 28 27 0 165.3 163 68 13 98 57 16 4 0 0 0 3.70 1.33
2012 25 MAJ NYY 28 28 0 170.3 194 95 28 153 56 12 8 0 0 0 5.02 1.47
2013 26 AAA SCR 3 3 0 17.2 15 4 1 17 4 2 0 0 0 0 2.04 1.10
2013 26 MAJ NYY 23 20 2 139.3 135 48 9 116 44 9 6 0 0 0 3.10 1.28
2014 27 MAJ NYY 4 4 0 20.7 32 19 6 12 6 2 2 0 0 0 8.27 1.84
2015 28 A+ TAM 1 1 0 4.2 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 0.71
2015 28 AAA SCR 2 2 0 11.0 12 6 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
2015 28 MAJ NYY 17 17 0 94.0 99 53 13 63 33 6 11 0 0 0 5.07 1.40
2016 29 MAJ NYY 21 15 0 97.3 107 53 19 75 25 7 6 1 0 0 4.90 1.36
2016 29 MAJ PIT 11 11 0 64.7 68 22 4 52 3 5 2 0 0 0 3.06 1.10
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 32 26 0 162.0 175 75 23 127 28 12 8 1 0 0 4.17 1.25
2017 30 MAJ PIT 31 31 1 187.0 203 86 29 131 36 11 14 0 0 0 4.14 1.28
2018 31 MAJ PIT 13 13 0 73.3 82 36 11 58 15 4 5 0 0 0 4.42 1.32
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3-Year Averages     26 24 0 147.7 159 71 21 107 32 9 11 0 0 0 4.33 1.29
Career  (View All)     186 173 3 1,054.0 1,127 501 136 784 292 73 60 1 4.28 1.35

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Ivan Nova Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 16 Cin 6.0 5 1 1 1 3 3 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 4.42 1.32
Jun. 10 @ChC 5.7 4 1 1 0 2 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.68 1.32
May. 24 @Cin 5.3 7 5 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.96 1.35
May. 18 SD 6.0 6 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.79 1.31
May. 13 SF 5.7 8 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.01 1.35
May. 8 @CWS 2.0 6 5 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.84 1.34
May. 2 @Was 4.7 11 8 5 2 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.01 1.22
Apr. 26 Det 8.0 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.03
Apr. 20 @Phi 6.0 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.20 1.10
Apr. 15 @Mia 6.7 6 3 3 1 0 9 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.88 1.17
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
11.7 9 2 2 1 5 11 0 3 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.54 1.20
Last 30 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 16 7 6 3 7 15 0 3 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.18 1.35
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
56.0 64 31 26 8 11 45 1 5 0 3-4 0 0 0 4.18 1.34

Ivan Nova Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018156167481024.327
2017364451610621116.309
201629540118525210.306

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201816142834807.225
201742186209719413.249
201638987179021113.251

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201831.013017433.481.10
201774.0820471372.801.22
201693.07316918123.001.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201842.3320411185.101.49
2017113.031208423225.021.32
201669.05505810115.741.43
Ivan Nova vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Ivan Nova Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 20 A CHA 21 21 99.3 4.89 2.81 1.74 0.72 67.4% 4.98 4.28 .333
2008 21 A TAM 26 24 148.2 6.62 2.79 2.37 0.36 68.3% 4.36 3.19 .344
2009 22 AA TRE 12 12 72.3 5.85 3.86 1.52 0.37 82.8% 2.36 3.81 .283
2009 22 AAA SCR 12 12 67.0 5.78 3.76 1.54 0.54 64.6% 5.10 4.08 .318
2010 23 AAA SCR 23 23 145.0 7.14 2.98 2.40 0.62 79.2% 2.86 3.54 .298
2010 23 MAJ NYY 10 7 42.0 5.57 3.64 1.53 0.86 1.89 70.2% 93.1 MPH 4.50 4.49 .302
2011 24 AAA SCR 3 3 16.0 10.13 1.13 9.00 1.69 80% 3.38 3.76 .324
2011 24 MAJ NYY 28 27 165.3 5.33 3.10 1.72 0.71 1.83 73.4% 92.6 MPH 3.70 4.18 .289
2012 25 MAJ NYY 28 28 170.3 8.08 2.96 2.73 1.48 1.39 69.8% 93.0 MPH 5.02 4.70 .336
2013 26 AAA SCR 3 3 17.2 8.90 2.09 4.25 0.52 83.3% 2.04 2.68 .308
2013 26 MAJ NYY 23 20 139.3 7.49 2.84 2.64 0.58 2.05 77.1% 93.1 MPH 3.10 3.62 .313
2014 27 MAJ NYY 4 4 20.7 5.23 2.61 2.00 2.61 1.65 59.4% 91.9 MPH 8.27 6.97 .360
2015 28 A+ TAM 1 1 4.2 6.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 1.93 1.77 .253
2015 28 AAA SCR 2 2 11.0 5.73 2.45 2.33 0.82 64.3% 4.91 4.20 .314
2015 28 MAJ NYY 17 17 94.0 6.03 3.16 1.91 1.24 1.84 66.4% 93.0 MPH 5.07 4.93 .299
2016 29 MAJ NYY 21 15 97.3 6.93 2.31 3.00 1.76 2.26 69.9% 92.6 MPH 4.90 5.15 .306
2016 29 MAJ PIT 11 11 64.7 7.24 0.42 17.33 0.56 2.35 73.1% 92.6 MPH 3.06 2.67 .329
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 32 26 162.0 7.06 1.56 4.54 1.28 2.29 71.1% 92.6 MPH 4.17 4.01 .315
2017 30 MAJ PIT 31 31 187.0 6.30 1.73 3.64 1.40 1.65 72.9% 92.8 MPH 4.14 4.50 .305
2018 31 MAJ PIT 13 13 73.3 7.12 1.84 3.87 1.35 1.71 70.9% 93.0 MPH 4.42 4.26 .323
Today's Projections     0 1 5.6 6.95 1.99 3.49 1.07 66.9% 4.22 0.66 .290
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.2 6.60 1.89 3.48 1.18 68.1% 4.15 4.06 .283
Rest Of Season     0 17 97.4 6.57 1.95 3.37 1.37 67.9% 4.32 4.37 .278
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3-Year Averages     26 24 147.7 6.52 1.95 3.34 1.28 70.6% 4.33 4.25 .308
Career     186 173 1,054.0 6.69 2.49 2.68 1.16 71.6% 4.28 4.25 .312

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Ivan Nova Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 73.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Ivan Nova    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.87 K/BB
GOOD
7.12 K/9
WEAK
1.84 BB/9
ELITE
93.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.4 HR/9
WEAK
1.71 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.42 ERA
WEAK
1.32 WHIP
WEAK
4.26 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.323 BABIP
HIGH
70.9% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Ivan Nova: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nova (3-5) allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across 5.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against the Cubs.

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Nova (finger) was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his Sunday start against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Nova (finger) will come off the disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Nova (finger) threw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Nova (finger) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nova (finger) will play catch Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Nova will miss at least two turns through the rotation due to his sprained right ring finger, though Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said he believes Nova will make a full recovery in 10 days, Mason Wittner of MLB.com reports.

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Nova (finger) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday.

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2018

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2017

Nova went from a Yankees trade deadline afterthought to a near ace for the Pirates in August and September. After starting 2016 in the bullpen for New York, the right-hander returned to the rotation in May and recorded a 4.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 91 innings. Upon his arrival in Pittsburgh, Nova was expected to eat innings and little else. He promptly went out and won seven of 11 starts, going 7-3, on a team sinking in the standings. He registered a 3.06 ERA and compiled an astonishing 52:3 K:BB in 64.2 innings. PNC Park's spacious outfield compares favorably to the Yankees' bandbox, and his improved control after the trade to a club widely known for fixing pitcher woes fueled a significant portion of his improvement. Nova re-signed with the Pirates in December, agreeing to a three-year deal that will allow him to remain in a pitcher-friendly environment as a fixture in the Pittsburgh rotation.

2016

After missing most of the 2014 season and needing Tommy John surgery, Nova returned to big league action in the final week of June. He actually got off to a solid start, going 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA through his first six starts, but his season imploded from there and got worse every month, as he posted a 5.67 ERA in August, 6.20 ERA in September and a 7.94 ERA in his lone October start. The 28-year-old finished the season with a 4.87 FIP, suggesting he wasn't a victim of bad luck given a low strikeout rate (6.0 K/9) and high walk totals (3.2 BB/9). He is in serious jeopardy of being held out of the starting rotation in 2016. With Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Severino safely assured of starting roles, Nova will be left to battle it out with CC Sabathia, Adam Warren and any free-agent acquisitions; Nova could find himself in a bullpen role in 2016.

2015

The 2014 season was a lost one for Nova. He did make four starts, but they were brutal and simply a precursor to his eventual Tommy John surgery. Itís never a good time for a Tommy John, but Novaís timing was especially painful because he was just coming off a strong 2013 campaign and appeared poised for a huge 2014. Now he is working his way back on the rehab trail and should return at some point this summer. How quickly can he regain the 2013 form that saw him post a 2.59 ERA in his final 15 starts? There is no reason to expect it out of the gate, but he could play himself into usefulness late in the season. At his best, he can miss more bats than league average with a great groundball rate, which helps him survive the homer haven that is Yankee Stadium.

2014

Nova was hampered by injury early in 2013, and ended up being sent to Triple-A for a stint. Once he returned in late June, he was arguably the Yankees' best starter, giving up three earned runs or fewer in 14 of his final 17 starts. Nova relied much more on his two-seam fastball when he returned to rotation, and the results were oustanding. Nova's poor 2012 seems more like an outlier spurred by a high 10.9% HR/FB; in 2013, that number dipped to 5.2%, much more in line with the numbers he put up in his breakout 2011 season. Nova is coming right into his prime at age 27, and could be poised for a big 2014.

2013

After a big 2011 where he put up 16 wins, Nova was an enigma in 2012. He appeared dominant at times, putting up a 2.09 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over a five-start stretch in June, but was far too hittable over the second half, posting a 7.05 ERA from July 15 through the end of the season. It's unclear how much the shoulder stiffness that put Nova on the DL in August hindered his performances both leading up to and following the disabled list stint, but with the full offseason to recover, Nova should be back to full strength in 2013. Nova struck out significantly more batters in 2012, but he more than doubled his home-run total in only five more innings, and gave up 31 more hits as well. He's an interesting upside play for 2013, but he comes with a good amount of risk.

2012

Nova was one of the biggest surprises in baseball last season, going 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA. He relies on a high-90s fastball and a power curve, but doesn't put up the strikeout numbers one might expect with that arsenal, fanning just 98 in 165.1 innings. Nova is likely to be overvalued in fantasy drafts for 2012 thanks to his big win total. He could be a solid fourth starter for the Yankees for years to come, but expecting a repeat of 2011 is pushing it if he doesn't improve his strikeout rate.

2011

Nova got his first taste of big league hitting last season and was predictably erratic. There were some bright spots - holding the White Sox to one run in his first career start comes to mind - but overall he allowed too many baserunners and struggled with his control (1.53 K/BB ratio). He'll have a chance to win a rotation spot this season, and while he won't blow you away with his strikeout numbers, he could emerge as a potential AL-only option who will be in line for some wins thanks to the Yankees' strong offense.

2010

After losing Nova to the Padres in the Rule 5 draft in December 2008 (before eventually getting him back), the Yankees decided to protect him this time around. He made strides last season, keeping his fastball down in the zone and mixing it up with his above-average changeup and improving slider. Although his control needs work, he showed signs of improvement during the Dominican Winter League, posting a 1.05 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in his first five appearances. Heíll likely spend most of the year at Triple-A, but could make a couple of spot starts for the Yankees if injuries strike.