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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers general manager Doug Melvin reiterated Sunday that the team is not looking to add a starting pitcher after dealing Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers this week.
The team is committed to utilizing Jimmy Nelson as their fifth starter this season, and Melvin indicated that if the team did add another hurler it would be a "spot starter" type. The 25-year-old Nelson posted a 1.46 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 114/32 K/BB ratio over 111 innings at Triple-A Nashville in 2014 and makes for a very intriguing sleeper option in fantasy drafts this spring. Jan 25 - 4:44 PM

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The Brewers are committed to using Jimmy Nelson in the starting rotation following the Yovani Gallardo trade.

Some have speculated that the Brewers will go after free agent right-hander James Shields or attempt to trade for Jordan Zimmerman, but GM Doug Melvin considers that unlikely. Nelson, 25, posted a 4.93 ERA and 57/19 K/BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings over 12 starts and two relief appearances last season. His peripherals indicated some untapped upside, so he's now worth considering as a sleeper in fantasy leagues.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 20 - 9:23 AM

Jimmy Nelson suffered his ninth loss of the season, relenting five runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Brewers were downed by the Cubs on Friday.

Nelson was starting in place of Matt Garza and couldn't sneak much past the Cubs. The right-hander gave up six hits -- including a solo home run to Chris Coghlan -- while walking one and striking out four. He rounds out the season with a 4.93 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a 57/19 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings spanning 12 starts and two relief appearances.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson will start Friday against the Cubs.

He'll start in place of Matt Garza, who has been scratched with shoulder tightness. Nelson has struggled a bit recently, but he makes for a decent streaming option. The rookie right-hander has a 4.57 ERA and 53/18 K/BB ratio in 65 innings over 11 starts and two relief appearances this season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson has been demoted to the bullpen.

Milwaukee had been rolling with a six-man rotation since Matt Garza's return from the disabled list, but now Nelson will get the boot. The 25-year-old right-hander went 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 11 starts this season. He'll finish out 2014 in long relief and should be in the running for an Opening Day rotation spot heading into 2015.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Nelson held the Cardinals scoreless until the fourth inning, when they recorded four of the five hits and all four runs he gave up on the afternoon. Nelson also walked two while striking out three. The loss was his fifth straight, dropping him to 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA through 11 starts. The Brewers are in desperation mode and have five healthy starters to go with Nelson, so it's uncertain how much longer manager Ron Roenicke will roll with the 25-year-old.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up three runs in six innings in the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Cubs on Monday.

Nelson was at the mercy of Welington Castillo's bat, as Castillo knocked in all three runs on his line. Castillo knocked in one with an RBI single in the second, then belted a two-run home run in the fourth. Nelson ended the start having given up nine hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one. Despite the quality start, Matt Garza (oblique) is scheduled to return from the DL on Wednesday, which might push Nelson to the bullpen. Thus far in 2014, Nelson has made ten starts and holds a rookie-respectable 4.14 ERA.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Jimmy Nelson from High-A Brevard County.

Nelson will start for the Brewers on Monday at Wrigley Field but could be moved to the bullpen after that with Matt Garza (oblique) due back from the disabled list on Wednesday. Nelson is 2-5 with a 4.10 in nine starts this season as a rookie and makes for a risky fantasy streamer against the rejuvenated Cubs.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Jimmy Nelson to High-A Brevard County.

It's a procedural move, as Nelson will be back to start on Monday against the Cubs. However, his time in the rotation may be coming to and end soon with Matt Garza (oblique) due back from the DL this week. The rookie right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA in nine starts.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson served up four runs -- two earned -- in five innings Tuesday as the Brewers fell to the Padres 4-1.

Nelson surrendered a one-out solo homer to Abraham Almonte in the first inning, and then the Brewers pecked away at him for three runs in the third. With Matt Garza (left oblique strain) nearing a return, it's possible that Nelson will be shipped to the bullpen to make room in the rotation. The rookie right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Brewers fell to the Blue Jays.

It was a rough outing for the rookie starter, who was pounded for five doubles and four singles before being lifted in the top of the fifth. Nelson has shown flashes of great promise at times this season, but he'll carry an underwhelming 2-4 record, 4.15 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Padres.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched six innings of two-run ball in the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

Nelson didn't get the win; the Brewers were down 2-0 when he left, but rallied for five runs in the eighth. Still, Nelson did his job, turning in a fifth straight quality start. It'll be interesting to see what the Brewers decide to do once Matt Garza returns. Nelson certainly deserves to keep his rotation spot, but Mike Fiers has been absolutely lights out in his two starts, allowing one run in 14 innings. Things will probably sort themselves out over the next couple of weeks.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:55:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson held the Dodgers to two runs over six innings but took the loss on Sunday.

Nelson scattered eight hits and a walk, but many a pitcher has taken tough losses with Clayton Kershaw on the other side. It doesn't take away from the fact that Nelson has now turned in four straight quality starts. The 25-year-old has a 4.00 ERA and 30/10 K/BB ratio through 36 innings, and he'll get his shot at payback when the two sides meet again on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs over seven innings in a win over the Giants on Tuesday.

Nelson, who had his start pushed back three days, didn't show any signs of rust in the start, with a Pablo Sandoval three-run homer in the sixth registering as his only big mistake on the night. He gave up six hits and a walk in all, striking out five. The win moved him to 2-2 through five starts, and he's now put together three straight quality starts to lower his ERA to 4.20. With Matt Garza on the disabled list the Brewers will rely on Nelson to take on a larger role, and he'll get the ball again Sunday against the Dodgers.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson (blister) will start Tuesday against the Giants.

That's assuming he gets through a bullpen session Sunday with no issues. Kyle Lohse took Nelson's start on Saturday, and Matt Garza will move up one day to pitch on Sunday. Nelson has posted a 4.30 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 23 innings this year; he's been very good outside of allowing six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings on July 12 to the Cardinals.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 05:29:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
4Nevin Ashley
5Parker Berberet
1B1Adam Lind
2Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3Hector Gomez
4Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
3Luis Jimenez
4Pete Orr
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
4Matt Long
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Bryan Petersen
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
7Hiram Burgos
8Tyler Cravy
9Taylor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Broxton
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Jim Henderson
5Neal Cotts
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Rob Wooten
9David Goforth
10Corey Knebel
11Michael Strong
12Wei-Chung Wang
13John Ely
14Brent Leach