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Juan Nicasio | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss indicated Thursday that Juan Nicasio is likely to remain in a relief role next season.
Nicasio was demoted to the minors in June after posting a 5.92 ERA over 14 starts, but he holds a much better 3.78 mark and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 frames since returning as a reliever. "I think he's responded well to (the reliever) role," Weiss said. "I think it suits him, in my opinion. To me, going out there and being able to sprint for an inning or two works. He likes to go and attack hitters. With a bullpen role he doesn't have to think about scouting reports as much." Sep 19 - 10:13 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Rockies recalled RHP Juan Nicasio from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio will join the Rockies' bullpen. The right-hander posted an ugly 5.92 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 14 starts (73 innings) with the big league club earlier this season.
Aug 7 - 12:52 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio has posted a 5.92 ERA over 14 starts this season and allowed a whopping 25 runs over his last 15 2/3 innings to earn the demotion. It's not clear at this point who will replace him in the Rockies' rotation.
Jun 16 - 7:11 PM

Juan Nicasio took the loss, allowing seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the D'Backs.

Nicasio's struggles continue, allowing five-plus runs in back-to-back starts. The right-hander allowed 11 hits -- including home runs to Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt -- while walking one and striking out three. Nicasio will take his 4.68 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into next week's home start against the Braves.
Jun 6 - 12:35 AM

Juan Nicasio was tagged for five runs over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Nicasio held the Indians to one run before giving up four runs in his final inning of work. He gave up nine hits (including a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera) and no walks before being pulled. The outing pulled his ERA back up over 4.00 (to 4.06) on the year. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next.
May 30 - 10:42 PM

Juan Nicasio earned the no-decision, allowing four runs in six innings as the Rockies defeated the Padres 8-6 in ten innings on Sunday.

Nicasio allowed nine hits, including two home runs to Seth Smith and Rene Rivera, while walking one and striking out two. It's the fourth consecutive start in which Nicasio has registered three or fewer strikeouts, which is concerning. Overall, he has a 4.03 ERA with a 32/15 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings. Nicasio will face the Braves on the road in his next start.
May 18 - 8:09 PM

Juan Nicasio improved to 3-1 with seven shutout innings against the Mets on Thursday as the Rockies went on to win 7-4.

Nicasio has been very inconsistent to start the season, entering Thursday's start with a 5.27 ERA. But he was brilliant against the Mets, holding them scoreless on three hits and a walk while striking out two. His ERA is now down to 4.19. Nicasio has shown flashes of brilliance at times in recent years but has simply been far too unreliable due to his spotty command. Nicasio will face the Rangers at home in his next outing.
May 1 - 11:48 PM

Juan Nicasio took his first loss of the year after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Nicasio has been bitten by the home run bug in his last two outings, surrendering two bombs each time. He still has a nice 24/7 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings for the season, so his rotation spot shouldn't be in jeopardy. There just isn't much reason to own him in NL-only leagues.
Apr 27 - 1:05 AM

Juan Nicasio allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.

Nicasio served up home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard among his seven hits allowed. He's alternated good and bad starts thus far, owning a 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through four starts. He'll face another tough test Saturday against the Dodgers.
Apr 20 - 9:13 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Jackson Williams
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3Rafael Ynoa
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Drew Stubbs
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Charlie Blackmon
2Michael Cuddyer
3Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Brett Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio
9Christian Friedrich
10Rob Scahill
11Franklin Morales