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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 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

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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

Jimmy Nelson was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, striking out 10 over seven innings of one-run ball.

Nelson scattered seven hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Chris Iannetta in the fourth inning. Now 3-3 on the season, Nelson will carry a 3.85 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Friday's start against the Dodgers. While inconsistent, he has shown flashes of brilliance this season and is worth a look as a matchup play or streaming option in mixed leagues.
May 28 - 6:32 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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