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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Nelson took a little-deserved loss Tuesday, allowing three runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs.
Nelson allowed a lone run through five innings before a fielding error and a one-out walk spelled the end of his day in the sixth. Reliever Carlos Torres allowed both inherited runs to score, closing the book on Nelson and sticking him with his third loss of the season. The 26-year-old gave up two hits, walked four and struck out six in the contest. He owns a respectable 3.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings on the year, and he'll next square off with the Marlins on Sunday. Apr 26 - 11:48 PM

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Jimmy Nelson gave up 10 hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Twins on Wednesday, but rode his generous run support to win number three of the season.

Nelson was cruising against the Twins until the sixth inning, when he served up homers to Oswaldo Arcia and Eddie Rosario. Manager Craig Counsell showed faith in his young starter, though, not pinch hitting for him when he could have, sending him back out for the seventh. Most encouragingly, the right-hander finally issued some strikeouts. He punched out a half-dozen in 6 2/3 innings. Nelson has a 3.46 ERA in four starts and next gets a tough matchup against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Apr 21 - 12:17 AM

Jimmy Nelson limited the Astros to two runs over six innings Sunday for his first victory.

Nelson walked four, but he gave up only three hits to a very dangerous Houston lineup and he finished the afternoon outing with nine total strikeouts. The right-hander also pitched well in his season debut last Tuesday against the Giants, yielding only two runs over 7 1/3 frames. He'll look to keep it all working next time out in Pittsburgh.
Apr 10 - 5:26 PM

Jimmy Nelson didn't deserve a loss Tuesday but got one anyway, tossing 7 1/3 frames while allowing two runs against the Giants.

Nelson was sharp, yielding just five hits and one walk while striking out three. However, he was simply out-pitched by Johnny Cueto and was saddled with the loss. The young right-hander showed flashes last season in his first full year in the majors and took take another step forward in 2016 even on a bad Brewers club. He'll face the Cardinals on the road next.
Apr 5 - 11:18 PM

Jimmy Nelson was scratched from Friday's start due to illness.

Nelson should be fine in a day or two. Michael Blazek will start Friday instead.
Mar 25 - 1:11 PM

Jimmy Nelson delivered six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Brewers' win over the Dodgers.

Nelson surrendered a solo home run to Charlie Culberson in the fifth inning but otherwise pitched effectively and efficiently against a Dodgers lineup made mostly of reserve players. Nelson has the goods to provide matchup-by-matchup value in standard mixed leagues this season. He looks just about ready after pitching through the sixth on Sunday in Arizona.
Mar 20 - 8:17 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up one run over two innings Thursday against the Giants.

Nelson gave up an RBI double to Joe Panik in the first inning. He walked three batters, but managed to avoid any further damage. The 26-year-old posted a 4.11 ERA and 148/65 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 innings last season and has shown enough ingredients to suggest there’s still some upside to come.
Mar 10 - 7:46 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched two shutout innings in a Cactus League start against the Athletics on Saturday.

Nelson walked one without allowing a hit or registering a strikeout. Nelson owned a respectable 4.11 ERA over 177 1/3 innings in 2015 and should continue to get better in his sophomore campaign.
Mar 5 - 8:21 PM

Brewers activated RHP Jimmy Nelson from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to get him back on the 40-man roster. Nelson's season ended early in scary fashion when he was hit in the head by a line drive, but he somehow avoided a major injury and should have a normal winter.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Brewers placed RHP Jimmy Nelson on the 60-day disabled list with a head contusion.

Nelson managed to avoid serious injury when he was hit in the head by a line drive last Thursday, but the Brewers have decided to play things safe and shut him down for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old will finish his first full season in the majors with a 4.11 ERA and 148/65 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will not make another appearance this season.

Nelson is recovering well after being hit in the head by a line drive last Thursday, but a neurologist told the Brewers that the risk was just too great to bring him back before the end of the season. The right-hander will finish with a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 148/65 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 frames this season and should have a normal offseason.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will not start Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Nelson was struck in the head by a line drive on Thursday. He was able to avoid a serious injury but the Brewers are skipping his turn this time just to be safe. With no obvious fill-in in place, manager Craig Counsell said the Brewers will rely on a string of relievers to get through Tuesday's game.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) is still listed as the Brewers probable starter for Tuesday's game.

All of the reports have been good since Nelson was taken to the hospital after getting drilled in the head by a line drive on Thursday. It will depend how he checks out when evaluated on Monday, but it sounds as though Nelson will return to the Brewers rotation at some point early in the week.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson (head) will remain in the hospital another night for observation.

A CT scan revealed only a bruise, but every caution is going to be taken here after the righty left Thursday's start when he was hit in the head by a liner. It appears that Nelson has avoided a serious injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he doesn't make another start this season.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:32:00 PM

The Brewers announced that Jimmy Nelson's CT scan revealed only bruising, though he'll be held overnight for observation.

That's obviously very encouraging news after Nelson was drilled in the head by a line drive during Thursday's start against the Cardinals. It's unclear when/if he'll make another start for the Brewers this season, but he was fortunate to avoid any significant injuries and his future outlook continues to look incredibly bright.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:13:00 PM

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S1Jimmy Nelson
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3Matt Garza
4Taylor Jungmann
5Chase Anderson
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Relief Pitcher
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4Michael Blazek
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6Sam Freeman
7Yhonathan Barrios
8Carlos Torres
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