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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 pitched six innings and allowed two runs Tuesday in a win over the Astros.
It's his first win in four starts. Nolasco has a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings, but because he's given up seven homers, he's sporting a 4.76 ERA. He's strictly an AL-only pitcher. Apr 19 - 1:29 AM

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Ricky Nolasco allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Mariners.

Nolasco pitched pretty well, giving up just four hits (including a Mitch Haniger two-run homer that accounted for all the runs against him) and a walk while striking out three. Something clicked with the right-hander after he was acquired by the Angels last season, posting a 3.21 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in his final 11 starts, and while it's rarely spectacular, Nolasco should once again be a decent innings-eater for the Halos. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Royals.
Apr 9 - 1:50 AM

Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Athletics.

The Angels picked their blandest starter for Opening Day and got a bland outing in return. Nolasco should prove to be an adequate pitcher for them this year; he's taken a step forward since leaving Minnesota and he has an excellent defense and pitcher's ballpark supporting him. His fantasy value will be limited to AL-only leagues, though.
Apr 4 - 1:13 AM

Ricky Nolasco has been announced as the Angels' Opening Day starter.

He'll be followed in the rotation by Matt Shoemaker, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Jesse Chavez. Nolasco pitched reasonably well in the Cactus League this spring, producing a 3.52 ERA over four starts. Still, it's never a great sign when Ricky Nolasco is your team's No. 1 starter. At least the Angels have Mike Trout, right?
Mar 30 - 10:31 PM

Ricky Nolasco turned in a solid outing against the Padres on Thursday, yielding two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.

He walked one and fanned four, bringing his ERA to 3.52 in 15 1/3 innings. He began last season with the Twins and ended it with the Angels, notching a combined 8-14 record with a 4.42 ERA in 197 2/3 frames. He is solidly entrenched in the starting rotation and makes a serviceable back-end fantasy starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 23 - 8:07 PM

Ricky Nolasco yielded three runs over four innings Monday in his Cactus League start against the Dodgers.

Nolasco gave up one run over his first three innings before serving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Austin Barnes in the fourth. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.21 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio in 73 innings over 11 starts after being acquired from the Twins last year. He finds himself in a great environment, but we’re not expecting it to amount to much of the way of fantasy value.
Mar 13 - 7:20 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed two hits and one walk over three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League win over the Reds.

Not that he needed it, but Nolasco received plenty of run support as the Angels hung five runs on Reds starter Amir Garrett in the second inning. Things got a little hairy for Nolasco in the second after allowing a single to Ryan Raburn and a two-out walk to Dilson Herrera. Rob Brantly ended the threat by flying out to end the inning. Nolasco struggled with the Twins last season but found success after joining the Halos at the trade deadline. He’s still an innings eater, but that’s about all Nolasco brings to the table in fantasy.
Mar 8 - 7:30 PM

Ricky Nolasco gave up one run in two innings while fanning three in a start versus the Giants on Thursday.

Nolasco is solidly entrenched in the Angels' rotation and is just getting tuned up for the regular season. He split last season between the Twins and Angels, delivering a 4.42 ERA with 144 strikeouts in 197 2/3 innings.
Mar 2 - 11:33 PM

Ricky Nolasco was on point in Tuesday's win over the A's, surrendering just one run (none earned) on five hits over eight innings.

Nolasco struck out four and walked two on the evening. The only run to score on his watch came when Ryon Healy picked up an RBI double in the sixth inning. The veteran right-hander has finished out the season nicely, with Tuesday's run the first he has surrendered in his last three outings. For the season as a whole, he pitched to a 4.42 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 144/44 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 innings (32 starts between the Twins and Angels).
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco was fantastic in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Astros, firing seven innings of shutout ball.

Nolasco has not allowed a run in either of his past two starts, a span of 13 innings. On Thursday, he struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits over seven frames. The veteran right-hander finished out having thrown 97 pitches (61 strikes). Even with his recent shutout ways, Nolasco still holds an unappealing 4.60 ERA. His final start of the 2016 campaign will come at home against the A's.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco turned in six shutout frames to lead the Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He rang up seven strikeouts while walking two and allowing five base hits. The nice outing improves his unsightly record to 6-14 with a 4.78 ERA. He has accumulated an uninspiring 135 punchouts in 182 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old veteran is nothing more than an innings-eater on a bad team and is not a recommended option for the fantasy playoffs despite pitching well tonight.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:00:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco ran into trouble late in Tuesday's loss to the A's, yielding three runs on two hits over seven-plus innings.

Nolasco and the Angels held a slim 2-0 advantage heading into the eighth inning. Manager Mike Scioscia opted to allow Nolasco to start the frame. That is when everything fell apart. The veteran right-hander went on to load the bases without recording an out. All three runners would score after he exited stage left. He will carry a 4.90 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a home date with the Mariners
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:41:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco hurled a dominant four-hit, complete-game shutout against the Reds on Wednesday, striking out seven batters as the Angels won 3-0.

Yes, you read that right. Ricky Nolasco actually did that. He kept the Reds off-balance all night. He didn't walk anybody and finished the game on just 94 pitches -- having faced only 30 batters. He managed to do that despite two errors being made behind him. He picked off a runner and started a double-play on a comebacker. Lest we forget who this is, the excellent game boosted his record to a still-unsightly 5-12 with a 4.95 ERA. This was Nolasco's first win as an Angel and first since July 9th -- three weeks before he was traded by the Twins.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco struggled in Friday's loss to the Tigers, surrendering four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Nolasco walked three on the night while striking out two. He kept the Tigers off the board through the first five innings, until an RBI double by J.D. Martinez and a two-run homer from Justin Upton in the sixth. Now 4-11 on the season, the right-hander will carry a 5.24 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Reds.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 01:55:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Daniel Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4J.C. Ramirez
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Bud Norris
8Yusmeiro Petit
9Deolis Guerra
10Vicente Campos
11Kirby Yates
12Mike Morin