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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jimmy Nelson gave up seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings, taking the loss as the Brewers were handed a 9-6 defeat by the Reds on Monday.
Nelson had poor control in this one, walking five Reds batters while allowing six hits and striking out only one. The 25-year-old had been superb in his first three starts, but some bumps in the road are to be expected in his first full season in the rotation. Nelson, now with a 3.63 ERA and an 18/9 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings, will hope for better results in a start at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next. Apr 27 - 11:01 PM

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Jimmy Nelson pitched eight strong innings, allowing just one run, in a no-decision Wednesday versus the Reds.

Nelson allowed just three hits tonight. He's given up a total of 10 in 20 innings for the season. With a 1.35 ERA, he's the one Brewer taking a step forward this year.
Apr 22 - 11:15 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched decently in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over his five innings of work.

Nelson punched out three on the night and didn't walk a batter. He was lifted in the fifth inning for a pinch hitter after throwing only 73 pitches. He was also victimized by poor defense, as a passed ball by Jonathan Lucroy contributed to the Pirates scoring. He'll carry a 1.50 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Reds.
Apr 17 - 10:05 PM

Jimmy Nelson did not allow a run over his seven innings of work in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Pirates.

Working as the Brewers' fifth starter, Nelson showcased the ability that made him a fantasy sleeper in spring drafts. He struck out nine and walked two while holding the Pirates to two hits. In 2014, Nelson's first year of extended big league action, he posted a 4.93 ERA and 57/29 K/BB over 69 1/3 innings. At 25 years old, he still has room to improve. He'll face the Pirates again in his next start and it will be interesting to see how he does facing the same team in back-to-back outings.
Apr 11 - 9:43 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in his final spring start Saturday facing the Indians.

Nelson allowed nine hits and three walks, but also struck out seven. Fantasy owners should expect some early inconsistency from the young right-hander but he has the potential to rack up quite a bit of value after making some adjustments. Nelson ends the spring with a 6.23 ERA and a 16/4 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.
Apr 4 - 6:14 PM

Jimmy Nelson was battered by the Cubs' offense on Saturday, yielding five runs in 2 1/3 innings.

The Cubs put up a seven-spot in the third inning, chasing Nelson with only one out. Overall, the young right-hander allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out two. Nelson is essentially guaranteed a spot at the back of the Brewers' rotation and should carry some value in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Mar 14 - 7:56 PM

Jimmy Nelson put up two scoreless innings in Monday's Cactus League debut against the Royals.

Nelson had been dealing with a minor hamstring strain, but is good to go now. The young right-hander limited the Royals to just one hit while walking none and striking out none. The Brewers plan to use him as their No. 5 starter. With Triple-A Nashville last season, Nelson compiled a 1.46 ERA with a 114/32 K/BB ratio in 111 innings.
Mar 9 - 7:45 PM

Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) has been cleared for game action after getting through a session of live batting practice Friday.

Nelson is expected to start on Monday or Tuesday. A minor hamstring strain has held him back slightly behind other pitchers, but he's ready to roll now.
Mar 6 - 12:46 PM

Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Sunday with no issues.

Nelson was held back from throwing for a few days due to a balky hamstring, but he's back on track now. The young right-hander is slated to open the season as the Brewers' No. 5 starter.
Mar 1 - 2:26 PM

Jimmy Nelson has been held back from throwing due to a hamstring injury.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke insists that it isn't serious, so it sounds like Nelson will resume throwing in a few days. The young right-hander will be the club's No. 5 starter this season.
Feb 27 - 12:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Hector Gomez
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Rob Wooten
8Jim Henderson