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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 246
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
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Jimmy Nelson allowed four runs over five frames on Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.
Kendrys Morales launched a two-run homer off of Nelson, who gave up eight hits and a walk over his five innings. It was a step backward after he put together back-to-back terrific outings. Nelson has struck out nearly a batter per inning this season but holds a pedestrian 4.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He’ll face the Diamondbacks on Sunday. May 23 - 11:08 PM

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Jimmy Nelson won after allowing two runs in six innings Tuesday versus the Padres.

Nelson struck out eight for the second straight start, though eight strikeouts against the Padres isn't quite as impressive as last week's eight strikeouts against the Red Sox. Nelson is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA. It's hard to see him contributing much in mixed leagues, but the Brewers have to be really happy.
May 17 - 1:15 AM

Jimmy Nelson allowed just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight Thursday against the Red Sox.

Nelson walked four in the outing. If there was a reason to be optimistic about his nice start out of the gate last month, it was that his walks were down. Now, though, he's issues 11 over his last 20 innings. We doubt he'll maintain his current 3.99 ERA unless he keeps the walks down. He led the NL last year with 86 of them in 179 1/3 innings.
May 11 - 4:53 PM

Jimmy Nelson tossed three scoreless innings Friday against the Pirates before a lengthy rain delay.

Nelson understandably didn’t return after the delay lasted two hours and 27 minutes. Rob Scahill pitched when play resumed and gave up four runs (two earned) over two innings and took the loss.
May 6 - 12:58 AM

Jimmy Nelson gave up 11 hits and five runs over five innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday.

Not much went right for Nelson on this day -- four of the Braves' 11 hits went for extra bases, and he struck out just two of the 24 batters he faced. It was his third straight subpar start and dropped him to 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA and 1.53 WHIP overall. Nelson will have another tough assignment Thursday when the Brewers visit the Cardinals, the club he lost to his last time out.
Apr 29 - 11:44 PM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered four runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Nelson had real problems with his control in this one, issuing six walks while also yielding five hits. The 27-year-old right-hander has struggled in two straight outings and now stands 1-1 on the season with a 4.56 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 21/9 K/BB ratio in four starts covering 23 2/3 innings. He'll try to right the ship in his next start at home versus the Braves.
Apr 23 - 5:36 PM

Jimmy Nelson was lit up for seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Nelson was handed a 3-0 lead before he took the mound and had a 5-0 advantage after the top of the third. It was in the bottom of the third when things turned south, as Nelson served up a two-run homer to Kyle Schwarber before giving up another bomb to Miguel Montero in the next frame. Nelson was still in line for the win after being pulled in the sixth, but Jared Hughes gave up a game-tying RBI triple to Jon Jay. The righty was terrific in his first two outings, so we'll give him a pass in what was a difficult matchup. Nelson faces the Cardinals at home on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 12:35 AM

Jimmy Nelson held the Reds to one run on five hits over seven innings in a 5-1 Brewers win Thursday.

Nelson fanned five without walking a batter, seemingly having little issue with a Reds lineup that has been hot to start the year. Through two starts, the 27-year-old has allowed a pair of runs over 13 innings while striking out 13. Nelson had a rough 2016 season, posting a 4.62 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 32 starts, but he's better than those numbers suggest. We'll see if he can hold up against a stout Cubs lineup, one he's beaten already this year, when the Brewers visit Chicago on Tuesday.
Apr 14 - 8:09 AM

Jimmy Nelson yielded just one earned run, four hits and a pair of walks over six innings in Friday's no-decision against the Cubs.

Nelson held down the high-octane offense of the world champs, but his offense did very little to reward the effort. Still, it was a very positive outing for a guy who led the NL in losses and walks last season. Despite the positive showing in his initial 2017 outing, Nelson still should only be trusted in deeper NL-only fantasy play until this type of outing becomes the norm.
Apr 8 - 12:04 AM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered one run on two hits over five innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League game against the White Sox.

Nelson struck out three and did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The lone run to score on his watch came via a solo home run by Melky Cabrera with two outs in the first inning. Nelson has been named part of the Opening Day rotation for the Brew Crew, but having yet to post an ERA lower than 4.00 in a season, holds nothing more than limited value for those in deeper NL-only formats.
Apr 1 - 5:35 PM

Jimmy Nelson turned in a passable performance Wednesday in the Brewers’ Cactus League loss to the Giants, letting up two hits, three runs and one walk over 5 2/3 innings.

He also earned four strikeouts. Nelson pitched reasonably well but the bullpen let him down by coughing up a one-run lead in the seventh inning. He let his guard down by allowing a two-run homer to Denard Span in the third but recovered by setting down the next nine hitters he faced. Nelson is probably good enough to be in the Brewers’ rotation but doesn’t have the chops to be a major fantasy asset.
Mar 22 - 8:15 PM

Jimmy Nelson was tagged for five runs over three innings of work in his Cactus League start against the Royals on Friday.

Nelson came into Friday’s outing with four scoreless innings under his belt this spring, but he dug himself an early hole by giving up three runs in the first inning. The Brewers answered, but it didn’t take long for Nelson to give up the lead again. One positive to take away from the day was that he struck out six batters. Nelson has shown some potential in the past, but he posted a 4.62 ERA over 32 starts last season while leading the National League with 86 walks. He’s fighting for his rotation spot this spring.
Mar 17 - 7:51 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched three shutout innings Sunday in a Cactus League start against the Reds.

Nelson struck out four, walked none, and gave up just one hit -- a single to Adam Duvall in the bottom of the second inning. The 27-year-old right-hander has now gone four scoreless innings in Cactus League play, with four strikeouts. He is trying to earn a spot in the Brewers' rotation out of camp.
Mar 12 - 5:08 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

Nelson, who has allowed a National League-worst 86 walks this year, lived up to his reputation, issuing four free passes to go along with his four hits allowed. One of those was a three-run home run by his former teammate Carlos Gomez. His season mercifully ends with an 8-16 record, 4.62 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 32 starts.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Nelson has given up 24 homers and posted a 137/82 K/BB ratio in 174 innings this year. Last year, he allowed 18 homers with a 148/65 K/BB ratio in 177 1/3 innings. Offense is up, so the homers allowed is understandable. Still, he's regressed and his ceiling seems pretty limited now.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Nick Franklin
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Neftali Feliz
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Rob Scahill
8Wily Peralta