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Juan Nicasio | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers and RHP Juan Nicasio avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
Nicasio was arbitration-eligible for a second time. The former Rockies is slated for a long relief role in 2015 but could wind up spending ample time in the rotation with the injury-prone Brett Anderson set to serve as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter. Jan 16 - 12:42 PM

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Dodgers acquired RHP Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Colorado designated Nicasio for assignment last week, allowing new Dodgers' honcho Andrew Friedman to swoop in and acquire him at a (presumed) discount. However it turns out, consider it a worthwhile gamble. Yes, Nicasio has posted an ugly career ERA of 5.03 over four seasons in the majors. That number, of course, was compiled in Coors Field. Nicasio, the owner of a nice right arm, still retains a little upside, and has already proven, by the age of 28, to be capable of both starting and pitching out of the bullpen. In Los Angeles, he'll be a swing man, and a possible possessor of NL-only intrigue at some point in 2015 if the Dodgers suffer rotational injuries.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Colorado Rockies designate Juan Nicasio for assignment.

The corresponding move was to add LHP Tyler Anderson to the 40-man. Nicasio has a career ERA of 5.03 over four seasons in the majors.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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."
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:13:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 12:52:00 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.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 07:11:00 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.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Fri, May 30, 2014 10:42:00 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.
Sun, May 18, 2014 08:09:00 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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 11:48:00 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.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 01:05:00 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.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 09:13:00 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.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 01:42:00 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.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 07:31:00 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.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow
14Sergio Santos