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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Ricky Nolasco took a tough-luck loss Monday, allowing just one run over six frames against the Tigers.
Nolasco didn't strike out a single batter on the night and issued three walks, but he allowed just three hits. Unfortunately, one of them was a Justin Upton homer and that's all it took. The veteran right-hander has posted three straight quality starts but lost two of them. He'll face the Red Sox this weekend. Jul 18 - 9:54 PM

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Ricky Nolasco let in four runs -- three earned -- in six innings but still managed to beat the Rangers on Saturday.

He gave up nine hits but didn't walk anybody. He fanned only two batters. His record improves to 4-7 with a 5.22 ERA. You're scraping the bottom of the barrel if he is starting for your team.
Jul 10 - 2:03 AM

Ricky Nolasco was charged with three runs over six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Athletics.

Nolasco blanked the A’s over the first six innings before the first three batters reached in the seventh inning. The final two runs scored after he was replaced by Taylor Rogers. Nolasco struck out four and walked three in the loss and now sits at 3-7 with a 5.26 ERA on the year. He’ll wrap up his first half with a start against the Rangers this weekend.
Jul 4 - 5:23 PM

Ricky Nolasco gave up three home runs and was pounded for seven runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to take a loss on Wednesday.

He struck out five and walked one. Nolasco has a 3-6 record with an ugly 5.31 ERA in 96 2/3 innings. He is a bad pitcher on a bad team -- not the stuff fantasy dreams are made of. He will have two starts next week if you are desperate enough to take the risk.
Jun 29 - 11:47 PM

Ricky Nolasco was terrific against the Yankees on Saturday, allowing two runs on eight hits over seven strong innings, but had to settle for a no-decision after the Twins bullpen couldn't protect a two-run lead.

Nolasco struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. He allowed a two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez in his final inning of work, but aside from that kept the Bombers offense entirely at bay. He'll bring a 4.91 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into a rematch against the Yankees on Friday in New York.
Jun 18 - 5:15 PM

Ricky Nolasco fired off a quality start in Monday's win over the Angels, surrendering three runs on seven hits over six innings.

The three runs Nolasco allowed came home in soft fashion, with a second-inning Shane Robinson RBI infield single setting the tone well enough. A Gregorio Petit sacrifice fly and Carlos Perez RBI ground out in the fourth inning would score the other two runs on Nolasco's line. The veteran right-hander has allowed three or fewer runs in three of his last four starts, but even with the decent recent results, still holds a 5.12 ERA and 1.31 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will try to drop that ERA under 5.00 in a home start against the Yankees next time out.
Jun 14 - 1:22 AM

Ricky Nolasco handed out 11 base hits and five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, but took a no-decision in a 7-5 Minnesota victory over Miami.

Nolasco was passing out hits to anyone who asked. Fortunately all but one of them was a single. That allowed him to survive into the sixth inning. He registered three strikeouts to one walk. Nolasco's ERA climbed above 5.00, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest of leagues. His strikeout and walk rates are not bad at all, but that has been the case throughout his career yet the only good fantasy season he ever had was way, way back in 2008.
Jun 9 - 2:15 AM

Ricky Nolasco yielded three runs -- two earned -- in 7 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rays.

After an ugly five-start run in May, Nolasco has bounced back with consecutive quality starts against the Mariners and Rays. It's not enough to make him interesting for fantasy purposes, but he has resolidified his spot in Minnesota's rotation.
Jun 4 - 12:09 AM

Ricky Nolasco held the Mariners to two earned runs in six innings Sunday for his second win.

It was the best start in five weeks for Nolasco, who dropped his ERA from 5.54 to 5.28. He struck out seven, issued only one walk, and only gave up three hits. Nolasco will try to stay in this groove for his next scheduled start at home against the Rays. He can't be trusted yet in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
May 29 - 7:13 PM

Ricky Nolasco was blasted for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Royals.

About the only positive thing you can say for Nolasco is that at least he was so bad that he got pulled before the rain delay hit. He yielded eight hits and two walks on the night in the horrendous showing. Nolasco's ERA is at a season-high 5.54, and he hasn't notched a quality start in over a month. He'll face the Mariners this weekend.
May 24 - 12:39 AM

Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs -- two earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

Nolasco struck out six and only issued only walk, but the dangerous Detroit offense pounded him for nine hits. Nolasco will carry a 1-2 record and 4.74 ERA into his next start at home against the Royals. The right-hander holds a cool 43/9 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings, but we wouldn't trust him in a standard mixed fantasy league.
May 18 - 4:11 PM

Ricky Nolasco yielded four runs in six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

Nolasco gave up four hits (including two home runs) and a season-high three walks while striking out three batters. He had the lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but gave up a single and two walks before Marlon Byrd tied the game with a sacrifice fly. The veteran right-hander now owns a 4.87 ERA and 37/8 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings through seven starts. He has a date with the Tigers on tap for next week.
May 14 - 12:27 AM

Ricky Nolasco was tagged for seven runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Nolasco had one clean frame in the fourth inning, but otherwise he was working around trouble for most of the night. He allowed nine hits in all, including a solo homer by Jose Abreu. The 33-year-old has allowed 10 earned runs over his last two starts and now owns a 4.70 ERA on the year. He’ll get the Orioles in a tough assignment next week.
May 7 - 12:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco struggled in earning a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

By all rights, Nolasco probably should have been in line for the loss, but Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey proved equally ineffective. The result? Both men took no-decisions. For his part, Nolasco fanned four without walking a batter. The 33-year-old right-hander will take a 4.05 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 28/3 K/BB ratio (33 1/3 innings) into his next outing, a road start against the White Sox.
May 1 - 5:51 PM

Ricky Nolasco struck out nine while allowing four runs over 7 1/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Indians.

Nolasco left in line for his second win, but de facto closer Kevin Jepsen suffered his third blown save to stick Nolasco with a no-decision. The 33-year-old has quietly been pretty good this season, posting a 3.25 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings. This is certainly what the Twins had in mind when they signed him before the 2014 season. He'll look to keep rolling Monday at the Astros.
Apr 26 - 11:06 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers