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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
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Ricky Nolasco was roughed up for five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
He struck out five and didn't walk anybody, but the Yankees managed to string their seven hits together in the first and sixth innings. He gave up a solo homer to Gary Sanchez and a two-run single to Brian McCann in the first inning, then another two-run single to Aaron Judge in the sixth. Nolasco falls to 4-11 with a 5.22 ERA in 25 starts. Aug 21 - 1:55 AM

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Ricky Nolasco gave up just two runs over six innings while whiffing six, but still got charged with a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He allowed six hits and one base-on-balls. Nolasco is not a very good pitcher but he performed well against the strong Cubs offense in an inter-league matchup tonight. His record falls to 4-9 with a poor 5.14 ERA. His 103/30 K/BB ratio in 136 2/3 innings is not bad but the results have been disappointing.
Aug 10 - 11:19 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed five runs over six innings against the Athletics in his Twins debut Thursday.

Nolasco gave up six hits on the evening, but three of them left the yard. The right-hander didn't walk a batter while striking out four. He was fortunate not to take his ninth loss, but Nolasco's ERA did increase to 5.23 through 22 starts between the Twins and Angels. Nolasco will look for a better showing Tuesday against the Astros.
Aug 4 - 11:46 PM

Angels acquired RHPs Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer and cash considerations from the Twins in exchange for LHP Hector Santiago and RHP Alan Busenitz.

The Angels agreed to take on the remainder of Nolasco's contract (he's owed $12 million in 2017 and a $1 million buyout for 2018) in order to add an upside arm in Meyer. Nolasco has posted a 5.44 ERA since inking a four-year, $49 million contract with the Twins. He'll enter the Angels' rotation in Santiago's place.
Aug 1 - 5:15 PM

Ricky Nolasco delivered an outstanding performance in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, allowing one run on three hits over eight innings.

Nolasco surrendered a leadoff home run to Adam Eaton to start the ballgame, then limited the White Sox to just two hits and a walk over the rest of his outing. The right-hander struck out six on the evening. While he still isn't trustworthy in mixed leagues, he had delivered two strong outings in a row and could be worth a look in a decent matchup against the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Jul 30 - 12:07 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Nick Tropeano
5Garrett Richards
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Fernando Salas
3Cam Bedrosian
4Jhoulys Chacin
5J.C. Ramirez
6Deolis Guerra
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Cory Rasmus
10Jose Valdez
11Brett Oberholtzer
12A.J. Achter