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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jimmy Nelson held the Cubs to three runs over six innings while striking out seven in the Brewers' 5-4 win Thursday.

Nelson surrendered a two-run home run to Jorge Soler, one of the Cubs' eight hits off the right-hander, but he did well to limit the damage otherwise. The win improved him to 8-14 with a 4.42 ERA through 30 starts. The 27-year-old will try to make it two in a row when he squares off with the Pirates next week.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:22:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson was charged with four runs over six frames in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday night.

He gave up just five hits and two walks but a pair of two-run homers did him in. He sports a bland 125 strikeouts and 78 walks in 163 innings overall. His record falls to a dismal 7-14 with a 4.42 ERA after 29 starts.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson walked six and allowed four hits but limited the Pirates to one run over 5 1/3 innings Saturday.

Nelson made some pitches when he had two, twice getting a strikeout with runners in scoring position to end an inning, and the Pirates failed to capitalize on some good opportunities. Unfortunately for Nelson, all his hard work didn't earn him his eighth win of the year, leaving him at 7-13 through 28 starts. The right-hander will take a 4.36 ERA into Thursday's matchup with the Cardinals.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson was hit hard in Saturday's no-decision against the Pirates, allowing six runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Nelson also issued three walks while striking out only one batter in the contest. The Brewers offense staked him to an early 5-1 lead, but the wheels fell off for Nelson in the fourth inning as the Pirates struck for five runs and chased the right-hander from the ballgame. He'll look to right the ship in a rematch against these same Pirates in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:29:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson held the Rockies to two runs over six innings in a 4-2 win on Monday.

It was his first quality start since July 16, as Nelson has really been fighting it of late. It's also the first time all season that he didn't walk a single batter, as the righty struck out four while yielding seven hits. Nelson will try to keep the momentum going this weekend in an outing against the Pirates.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered six runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Nelson was expected to step up and lead the Brewers rotation this year. However, since starting off 5-3 with a 2.88 ERA through the end of May, he's given up 56 runs -- 45 earned -- and posted a 53/39 K/BB ratio in 61 innings over his last 14 starts. That's pretty awful, and the Brewers simply can't be feeling particularly good about their 2017 rotation at this point.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson yielded three runs in five innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

Nelson retired the first two batters he faced to begin the ballgame before running into some trouble and giving up a run. He then allowed two runs in the third inning, including a solo homer by Adam Duvall. The 27-year-old right-hander has now lost five straight starts and hasn’t completed six innings in any of them. His ERA has jumped from 3.39 to 4.07 along the way. It’s tough to trust him in mixed fantasy leagues at the moment.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:48:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, allowing six runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Nelson walked three and struck out four in the contest. He cruised through the first three innings unscathed, but the Diamondbacks awoke for three runs in the fourth then chased him with another three the following frame including a two-run homer from Jake Lamb. He'll carry a 4.30 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into Friday's start against the Reds.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson scuffled through Monday's loss to the Padres, surrendering six runs on eight hits over four innings.

Nelson also walked four in what was generally just a slog of a showing. The bulk of the damage on his line came when the Padres scored five runs in the fourth inning. This marks two horrendous outings in a row, as he was smashed for eight runs by the Diamondbacks in his last start. Nelson will try to turn around this recent trend when the Brew Crew hit the road for a showdown with the Diamondbacks this weekend.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 01:58:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson was clobbered in Wednesday’s loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering eight runs (six earned) on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, the right-hander did manage to punch out seven on the night while walking two. The Diamondbacks jumped on him right out of the gate in this one, pushing five runs across in the first inning, capped off by a three-run blast from Yasmany Tomas. Even with this rough outing, Nelson will still bring a respectable 3.71 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into Monday's start against the Padres in San Diego.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 11:11:00 PM

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