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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Ivan Nova was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies on Tuesday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over his four innings.
Nova walked two and struck out one in the ballgame. Charlie Blackmon was his nemesis, blasting a pair of solo homers against him in this one. Nova has struggled for most of the season, compiling a troublesome 5.18 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 64 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Monday against the Rangers. Jun 22 - 1:26 AM

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Ivan Nova was hammered for five runs on 10 hits over five innings Wednesday in a loss at Coors Field.

Nova gave up Colorado's first run in third inning on a Nolan Arenado RBI single and then four more in the bottom of the fifth. The right-hander has struggled badly in his last five outings and now holds an unsightly 4.77 ERA and 1.31 WHIP for the year. A rematch with the Rockies is next -- this time at Yankee Stadium.
Jun 15 - 6:08 PM

Ivan Nova logged a quality start in Thursday's victory over the Angels, allowing three runs on six hits across 6 1/3 innings.

Nova racked up five strikeouts on the night while walking one. He held the Angels to just one run through the first six innings, until Jefry Marte blasted a two-run homer to chase him in the seventh. Now 5-3 on the season, Nova will carry a 4.39 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a difficult matchup against the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday.
Jun 9 - 10:12 PM

Ivan Nova earned a win despite allowing five runs on seven hits in an 8-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday night.

Nova fanned six batters and walked two. He held the Orioles scoreless until the sixth inning when the good vibes suddenly evaporated. Nova allowed homers to Mark Trumbo and Pedro Alvarez, then allowed two more baserunners before being lifted. Both of those runners rode home on an Adam Jones longball off reliever Nick Goody. Nova now has a 4.41 ERA and 1.22 WHIP moving into his next start against the Angels on Thursday.
Jun 4 - 11:19 PM

Ivan Nova yielded four runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Nova is 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in five starts since replacing Luis Severino in the Yankees rotation. That's solid work, but we still wouldn't recommend using him in anything other than deep AL-only leagues. He'll face the Orioles in Baltimore next time out.
May 30 - 9:44 PM

Ivan Nova couldn’t escape the seventh inning on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, ultimately giving up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.

The Blue Jays are prone to the strikeout and the offensive explosion, and both came to fruition on Wednesday against Nova. The right-hander struck out eight batters, raising his K/9 from 4.45 to something more-respectable-but-still-not-too-good at 5.59, but the Blue Jays erupted for four runs in the seventh (though three of those did come off Chasen Shreve). Nova will next get the Blue Jays on the road and fantasy owners would be wise to avoid that potential catastrophe.
May 25 - 10:14 PM

Ivan Nova was sharp in Thursday's win over the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over six innings.

All fantasy owners of Yankee starters should take note of what could possibly become a pattern. In Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks, starter Nathan Eovaldi was pulled after six innings, having thrown just 85 pitches. Just one day later, Ivan Nova was pulled after six innings. And his pitch count was downright nonexistent. He had thrown only 62 pitches (44 for strikes). Nova and Eovaldi offer all sorts of fun house surprises on the mound to be sure, but Girardi's hook has been noticeably quick of late. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman probably have something to do with that. Stay tuned to see if Girardi keeps up with the shorter leashes now that he has a complete arsenal in the bullpen.
May 20 - 1:01 AM

Ivan Nova tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Yankees' 2-1 defeat of the White Sox.

The one run he allowed came on a fourth-inning solo homer by White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier. Nova was otherwise excellent, yielding only four total hits and one walk while striking out two. He induced 13 groundouts to two flyouts. Up next is a road start against the Athletics.
May 14 - 3:38 PM

Ivan Nova limited the Royals to one run over 4 2/3 innings on Monday.

Nova, who replaced the injured CC Sabathia in the Yankees’ rotation, gave up six hits in all while walking one and striking out three. The lone run scored on a solo homer by Alex Gordon in the second inning. He was limited to 81 pitches for this first start, so he didn't stick around long enough to get the win, but he should be good to go for a full workload next time out. He’s a fine option in AL-only leagues as long as he has a spot.
May 9 - 10:06 PM

Ivan Nova will take CC Sabathia's (groin) spot in the Yankees' rotation.

Sabathia is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks. Nova has put up a 5.14 ERA over six relief appearances this season. He'll likely only be able to go about five innings in his first outing, but it shouldn't be a big deal getting him stretched out.
May 6 - 3:58 PM

Ivan Nova helped save the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday and was rewarded with a four-inning save versus the Astros.

Nova wasn't able to secure a spot in the rotation to begin the 2016 season, but he turned a few fantasy heads on Wednesday night with four scoreless frames and a rare save. The right-hander struck out five and walked one in a blowout against the Astros. He'll likely get some starts this year, either due to an injury in the Yankees' rotation or another pitcher's ineffectiveness. Nova isn't fantasy relevant until that time.
Apr 6 - 11:33 PM

Ivan Nova allowed just two hits over six innings in the Yankees' 2-0 defeat of the Braves on Wednesday.

Well, there's Nova finally making his bid for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation. CC Sabathia seemed the likely choice all spring, but his stuff hasn't really progressed. Nova's hasn't looked particularly good either, but he probably has more upside than Sabathia at this point. He ends the spring with a 4.13 ERA and a 15/9 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Mar 30 - 6:05 PM

Ivan Nova was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- and three homers in 4 2/3 innings by the Orioles on Friday.

Nova is going with a more varied arsenal this spring after trying to get by a fastball-curveball guy. The results today weren't particularly encouraging, but he did get five strikeouts and eight groundouts among his 14 outs. He's still competing with CC Sabathia for a rotation spot, though he's probably going to wind up in middle relief.
Mar 25 - 4:43 PM

Ivan Nova was tagged for four runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday against the Twins.

The Yankees haven't ruled out using Nova as the fifth starter ahead of CC Sabathia, but Nova needs a particularly excellent spring to make that happen. His ERA is up to 4.05 after today. He's struck out eight in 13 1/3 innings.
Mar 20 - 4:04 PM

Ivan Nova tossed three scoreless frames Wednesday as the Yankees and Mets played to a 4-4 tie.

Nova pitched around three hits and a walk. He's allowed one run in five innings this spring. Nova is the top fallback for the Yankees' rotation should anything go wrong with another starter this spring. The team shopped him over the winter, but odds are he's going to be needed to make more than a handful of starts as 2016 progresses.
Mar 9 - 5:38 PM

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1B1Mark Teixeira
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3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
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CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
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RF1Carlos Beltran
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DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
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4Kirby Yates
5Richard Bleier
6Anthony Swarzak
7Luis Cessa
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