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Juan Nicasio | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.
Nicasio struck out six in each of his first two outings and fell off to three tonight, but everything else was encouraging. He issued only one free pass. The right-hander has sandwiched two quality starts around last week's rough outing against the White Sox. Add it all up and he's 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through three outings. He’ll face off against the Phillies at home on Sunday. Apr 16 - 1:42 AM

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Juan Nicasio pitched extremely well in Friday’s victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing just one run on four hits over seven strong innings.

Nicasio racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking only one. He was in cruise control throughout the game, and needed just 88 pitches to complete his seven frames. His history suggests that he won’t be a consistent source of mixed league value this year, but when spotted for desirable matchups, he could be worth a look. He’ll face off against the White Sox at home on Wednesday.
Apr 4 - 7:31 PM

Juan Nicasio didn't allow a hit in five shutout innings in Tuesday's start against the White Sox.

Nicasio did walk one batter while striking out seven in a very impressive outing. His Cactus League ERA descends to 2.86. The Rockies are hoping his strong spring translates to a strong regular season.
Mar 25 - 5:53 PM

Juan Nicasio allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings during Thursday's start against the Brewers.

Nicasio allowed three hits, all doubles, while walking three and striking out three. He has now had back-to-back shaky outings. Considering his prior body of work, with a career 4.92 ERA over 55 starts, it's best to proceed with caution with Nicasio. He'll be the Rockies' #4 starter when the season begins.
Mar 20 - 6:11 PM

Juan Nicasio turned in his first rough start of the Cactus League season on Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings against the Angels.

Nicasio did strike out four while walking only one in the game. His problem stemmed entirely from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, allowing long balls to Mike Trout, Howie Kendrick and Matt Long. He still owns a 3.18 ERA and 10/2 K/BB ratio on the spring, and should be able to secure a spot in the Opening Day rotation.
Mar 15 - 8:57 PM

Juan Nicasio delivered another stellar Cactus League performance in Sunday's win over the Royals, allowing just one hit and a walk over four shutout innings.

The 27-year-old hurler struck out two on the afternoon. He's doing his best to earn a spot in the Rockies Opening Day rotation thus far, firing seven scoreless innings with a 6/1 K/BB ratio through his first two starts.
Mar 9 - 10:41 PM

Juan Nicasio struck out four in three shutout innings against the Giants on Tuesday.

Nicasio is battling for a spot at the back of the Rockies' starting rotation. Tuesday's outing certainly helps his cause. Nicasio had poor results over 31 starts last season, finishing with a 5.14 ERA and an unflattering 1.86 K/BB ratio.
Mar 4 - 4:58 PM

Rockies avoided arbitration with RHP Juan Nicasio by agreeing to a one-year, $2.025 million contract.

Nicasio was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter after qualifying for Super Two status. The young right-hander posted a disappointing 5.14 ERA last season and will have to compete to remain in the Rockies' rotation in 2014.
Jan 17 - 11:25 AM

Juan Nicasio blanked the Dodgers for 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven, in a victory Saturday.

Nicasio was rocked in his previous two starts, so there was no salvaging his ERA. Still, he did finish at 9-9 to go along with a 5.12 mark. The big problem is that his bad outings were really bad, plus he didn't pitch very deep into the game on his better days. Still, he did allow two or fewer runs in 15 of his 31 starts. The Rockies figure to stick with him as their fourth or fifth starter next season.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:33:00 AM

Juan Nicasio was hammered in Sunday’s loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing seven runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work.

Nicasio fanned one and walked two in the abbreviated outing. The D’Backs struck for four runs in the second inning, then tacked on three more in the third before chasing Nicasio from the ballgame. He’s had more downs than ups this season, and will carry a disappointing 5.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 112/63 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 07:58:00 PM

Juan Nicasio was shelled for six runs in 4 1/3 innings Saturday as the Rockies fell to the Reds.

It was a big step backward for the 27-year-old right-hander, who had been sharp in four straight starts. He issued three walks and gave up seven hits on Saturday and the Reds were able to take advantage of those baserunners. Nicasio will try to bounce back next week in San Diego.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:37:00 PM

Juan Nicasio pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine in a defeat of the Giants on Monday.

Nicasio isn't working deep into games at all, but he's lowered his ERA from 5.04 to 4.58 over his last three starts. The nine strikeouts tied his season high. Next up for Nicasio is a home start against the Reds on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Juan Nicasio allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Phillies on Wednesday.

It wasn't always pretty, but Nicasio was effective on Wednesday, scattering seven hits and a walk. He wasn't in line for the win, so Rafael Betancourt's blown save didn't deny him his eighth win. He'll carry a 7-6 record and 4.79 ERA into his start Monday against the Giants.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Juan Nicasio notched his seventh win of the season Friday by holding the Orioles to two runs over six innings.

Nicasio gave up four hits and four walks while striking out just two batters, so it wasn't the most efficient outing, but he managed to hold a tough Baltimore lineup in check. Not bad for someone who entered Friday's outing with a 9.63 ERA over his last three starts. Still, he can go on being ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:12:00 PM

Juan Nicasio allowed four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

He struck out four and walked three. Nicasio posted a spectacular 0.47 ERA in his first three starts after being recalled from Triple-A on July 12, but he has come back to earth by surrendering 12 runs over 8 1/3 frames in two starts since. Nicasio matched up against the Dodgers, Cubs and Marlins in those first three starts, while he's faced much stiffer competition -- on the road against Atlanta and Pittsburgh -- during his struggles. The right-hander falls to 6-6 with a 5.05 ERA. Nicasio is not to be trusted in fantasy.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Jordan Pacheco
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Juan Nicasio
6Jordan Lyles
7Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Boone Logan
4Matt Belisle
5Adam Ottavino
6Chad Bettis
7Tommy Kahnle