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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 yielded five runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.
Milwaukee eventually won the game 7-6, with the victory going to setup man Anthony Swarzak. Nelson struck out seven batters and issued only one walk, but the Pirates tallied eight hits against him and the right-hander committed an error on a pickoff throw in the top of the first inning which led to Pittsburgh's first run. Nelson is 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 169/38 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings. Up next is a road start against the last-place Giants. Aug 16 - 5:27 PM

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Jimmy Nelson was absolutely demolished in Friday's 11-10 loss to the Reds, surrendering 10 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Nelson allowed one run in the first inning, but his true undoing came in the third inning. In that frame he yakked up RBI hits to Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Tucker and when the dust settled, the Brewers trailed 7-2. Nelson struck out four and walked three in the nightmare outing. The start raised his ERA from 3.24 to 3.72. He will try for better results -- they cannot get much worse -- in a road showdown with the Rockies next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 12 - 12:19 AM

Jimmy Nelson worked eight innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Rays.

Nelson deserved a victory for the effort, but the Brewers' offense gave him only one run of support and Jacob Barnes coughed up a walk-off homer to Rays slugger Steven Souza in the bottom of the ninth. Nelson struck out nine batters over his eight impressive frames while walking two and surrendering six hits. The 28-year-old right-hander holds an excellent 3.24 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 158/34 K/BB ratio in 141 2/3 innings this season. Up next is a start at home against the last-place Reds.
Aug 6 - 4:05 PM

Jimmy Nelson struck out seven while limiting the Cardinals to two runs over six innings in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory.

Five of the six runs Nelson gave up were singles, and he issued just one free pass for the third start in a row. It’s the ninth victory for the 28-year-old, as he dropped his ERA slightly to 3.37 and now boasts a 149/32 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 innings. Nelson will try to keep it going on Sunday in Tampa.
Aug 1 - 11:23 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up two runs and punched out 10 batters in seven innings and took a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

He ran off six scoreless innings before allowing a solo home run to Daniel Murphy in the seventh. He went back out for the eighth and walked the leadoff batter before being relieved. That runner would come around to score against the bullpen but was charged to Nelson. This was the fifth time this year that Nelson has recorded double-figure strikeouts in a ballgame. He is 8-5 with a 3.38 ERA after 21 starts. He has 142 strikeouts against only 31 walks in 127 2/3 innings.
Jul 26 - 10:59 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs over five innings to take a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

Even Nelson's bad starts haven't been that bad; he hasn't allowed more than four runs in a game since April. He struck out five and walked one today, and he's now 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA overall.
Jul 20 - 4:16 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed just two earned runs, three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Philadelphia on Saturday.

Nelson threw 59 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the quality start. He has rattled off six consecutive quality starts at Miller Park dating back to May 23, going 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA during the impressive stretch at home. His next scheduled start is set for Thursday in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Nelson hasn't been as good away from home. He is 4-1 over eight starts, but he has a subpar 4.70 ERA.
Jul 15 - 10:59 PM

Jimmy Nelson coughed up seven hits and three runs over five innings Sunday in the Brewers’ win over the Yankees.

He walked one and struck out six. Nelson blanked the Yankees for three innings before hitting a wall in the fourth. The Bombers burned him for three runs in that frame with two of those coming on a two-out homer by Clint Frazier. Nelson created another jam in the sixth, putting two runners on before handing it over to the bullpen, though Carlos Torres and Oliver Drake set down three straight batters to end the threat. The big right-hander has posted a 2.37 ERA during his three-game winning streak and will head to the break with an impressive 9.74 K/9.
Jul 9 - 5:46 PM

Jimmy Nelson yielded just one unearned run and whiffed eight over seven frames in Tuesday’s 6-2 victory over the Orioles.

Five of the Orioles’ six hits were singles, and they were only able to dent the scoreboard following a Travis Shaw throwing error in the seventh inning. Nelson pitched out of a jam after that with back-to-back strikeouts. The righty now has an incredible 68/9 K/BB ratio over his last 54 2/3 innings, not to mention a 2.30 ERA. Nelson will close out his first half on Sunday in the Bronx versus the Yankees.
Jul 4 - 6:57 PM

Jimmy Nelson struck out 11 Reds batters over seven innings, allowing two runs in a win Thursday.

Nelson surrendered just three hits and a walk, with both runs coming on Joey Votto solo homers. Votto aside, Nelson was terrific, striking out every other Reds hitter at least once, except Homer Bailey, who wasn't around long enough to give Nelson much of a chance. The win was his third in his last four decisions dating back to May 28, moving him to 6-4 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 104/25 K/BB ratio over 16 starts. An unfamiliar foe awaits Nelson on Tuesday, when the Orioles come to town for interleague play.
Jun 30 - 12:16 AM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered four runs in five innings in a loss to the Braves on Friday.

Coming off his first career complete game, Nelson put himself in an early hole by giving up two runs in the first inning, including a solo homer to Brandon Phillips. The Braves later tacked on two more runs in the fifth. Nelson struck out eight and walked three in the loss and now stands at 5-3 with a 3.50 ERA and 93/24 K/BB ratio in 90 innings across 15 starts on the year. He’ll try to bounce back against the Reds in his next outing.
Jun 23 - 11:33 PM

Jimmy Nelson turned in a beautiful complete game in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Padres, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out 10.

The only run on his line came home on an RBI single by Erick Aybar in the fifth inning. He finished up nine innings of work having thrown 118 pitches (81 strikes). Through 14 starts, the 28-year-old right-hander is pitching to a 3.39 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 85/21 K/BB ratio across 85 innings. He will try for more of the same when he hits the road for a showdown with the Braves next time he toes the rubber. That one could potentially see him with a bit of a shorter leash pitch count-wise given the 118 he threw on Sunday.
Jun 18 - 4:54 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Cardinals.

Nelson walked two and coughed up nine hits, though he left with the Brewers leading and they survived a comeback attempt by the Cardinals to split a day-night doubleheader at Busch Stadium. Nelson struck out four in the nightcap. He has a 3.67 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 75/19 K/BB ratio in 76 innings (13 starts) this season.
Jun 13 - 11:40 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs over six innings Wednesday in a victory over the Giants.

Nelson has had better outings versus superior lineups recently, but three runs in six innings was enough to get the job done tonight. He moved to 4-3 with a 3.45 ERA.
Jun 7 - 11:17 PM

Jimmy Nelson blanked the Dodgers over eight innings and matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

Nelson outdueled Clayton Kershaw and left the game in position for the victory, but Corey Knebel blew the save in the ninth. While it didn’t end like he was hoping, Nelson was brilliant for a second straight start, allowing just five hits while walking none. He has now allowed just one run in 15 innings over his last two starts while striking out 21 batters and walking one. That should be enough to put him on your fantasy radar. He gets the Giants next in another home start.
Jun 3 - 12:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Neil Walker
2Jonathan Villar
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Matt Garza
5Brent Suter
6Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Josh Hader
8Jared Hughes