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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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Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that moving Ivan Nova has become "the next priority" for the Yankees following the Aroldis Chapman deal.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the day Monday that team executives have been pushing for a trade involving Nova, so things could come together quickly now that the Chapman deal is finalized. "They're focused on him," a major-league source told Feinsand. "They're looking at the guys with expiring contracts first - though not Beltran right now." Nova, an impending free agent, has posted a 4.65 ERA and 72/22 K/BB ratio over 93 innings this season. In a weak market for starters, he could draw some interest as rotation depth. Jul 25 - 8:45 PM

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Rival executives tell ESPN's Buster Olney that the Yankees have been pushing an Ivan Nova trade.

Nova is due to become a free agent after the 2016 season and doesn't seem like a qualifying offer candidate, so the Yankees might as well try to get something out of him. The 29-year-old right-hander has pitched very well in his last two starts but owns a pedestrian 4.65 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 72/22 K/BB ratio in 93 innings overall this season. Maybe a move to the National League would work.
Jul 25 - 11:34 AM

Ivan Nova threw seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Giants.

Nova got only one run of support from the Yankees offense and the Giants wound up winning the game 2-1 in 12 innings. Nova struck out seven and scattered six hits. He's been good now in three of his last four starts and will try to keep it working next week against the Rays. He has a 4.65 ERA for the year.
Jul 23 - 8:38 PM

Ivan Nova tossed six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 2-1 win over the Orioles.

Nova walked three batters and struck out only four, but he also gave up just four hits. The veteran right-hander has been pretty awful this season but has put together good showings in two of his last three tries. He'll attempt to keep it going this weekend this weekend against the Giants.
Jul 18 - 10:33 PM

Ivan Nova allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Indians on Thursday.

Nova gave up a pair of home runs among his five hits allowed, but he didn't issue a free pass while striking out six to earn the victory. It was his sixth win of the season and his first victory in almost a month. Nova will carry a 5.18 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into the second half of the season.
Jul 7 - 10:37 PM

Ivan Nova tossed 5 1/3 innings of one run baseball in a no-decision versus the Padres on Saturday, striking out seven batters and walking only one.

It was a rare good game for Nova, whose 5.06 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are not helping his fantasy owners. The ground ball specialist has been burned by the longball too often this season, but he kept the ball in the yard tonight. He will square off against the red-hot Indians in his next start on Friday.
Jul 3 - 1:11 AM

Ivan Nova was charged with four runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

He yielded six hits and walked three, settling for a no-decision in the rain-lengthened game. Nova has given up at least four runs in six out of his last seven starts and might not be long for the rotation. He's slated to face the Padres this weekend.
Jun 28 - 2:52 AM

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

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

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