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Ivan Nova | Relief 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 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

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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

Yankees and RHP Ivan Nova avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract.

Nova requested $4.6 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last week while the Yankees offered $3.8 million. In the end, they met in the middle. Nova's deal comes with performance bonuses, according to YES Network's Jack Curry. The Yankees could still trade him before Opening Day but Nova figures to begin the year in long relief.
Jan 28 - 3:03 PM

Ivan Nova requested $4.6 million and was offered $3.8 million by the Yankees when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

With the sides relatively close, expect a settlement around $4.2 million. The Yankees continue to explore possible trades for the right-hander as he appears to be the odd-man out in the club's Opening Day rotation.
Jan 15 - 9:03 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have let other teams know that Ivan Nova is available.

Sherman says the Yanks "are not selling low" on Nova, as they think he will be stronger as he's further removed from Tommy John surgery and also motivated in his walk year. However, New York will consider dealing the right-hander as they look to plug in a rotation piece for beyond the 2016 season. Nova held a 5.07 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 17 starts in 2015 and is set to make around $4.5 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Ivan Nova was knocked around for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Nova gave up eight hits, including a solo homer to Manny Machado. He walked three and struck out four in the loss. In his first year back from Tommy John surgery, Nova will finish with a 5.07 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 17 starts. He's likely to pitch out of the bullpen during the postseason.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:30:00 PM

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1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Chasen Shreve
6Luis Cessa
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder
10Bryan Mitchell