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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins prospect Justin Nicolino kept his scoreless streak going with six shutout frames Saturday in a start for Double-A New Orleans.
The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run since April 9. Nicolino, who was acquired from the Blue Jays two years ago in the Jose Reyes trade, has won his last two starts after opening the year with consecutive no-decisions. The 23-year-old went against former Cy Young winner Barry Zito on Saturday. Nicolino is the Marlins' fourth-ranked prospect according to Apr 26 - 4:33 PM

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Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.

Nicolino, 23, was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster in November after posting a 2.85 ERA and 81/20 K/BB ratio over 170 1/3 innings with Double-A Jacksonville last season. He has elite control, but it remains to be seen how effective he can be with missing so few bats. Either way, we should see him get his first test in the majors later this year.
Mar 17 - 9:06 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Justin Nicolino from Double-A Jacksonville.

Nicolino was a second-round pick of the Marlins in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and has a strong 2.64 ERA in 497 2/3 career minor league innings. The 22-year-old left-hander could make his MLB debut in 2015.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Marlins left-handed pitching prospect Justin Nicolino threw six shutout innings for Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday, scattering six hits and two walks, striking out three.

Nicolino has been on point over his last three starts, holding opposing batters to a .240/.278/.240 line with 0 runs allowed over 20 innings. He is solidly behind Andrew Heaney on the Marlins prospect pitcher ranking, but he has the potential to be a solid No. 3 pitcher and could be pitching for the Marlins as soon as early-2015.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Marlins left-handed pitching prospect threw a complete game shutout for Double-A Jacksonville, scattering five hits while striking out four batters.

In addition to a 3.04 ERA and a 1.047 WHIP, Nicolino is holding opposing batters to a .244/.268/.372 line over his first 15 starts of the 2014 season. He sparkled with Low-A Lansing in 2012, as part of a rotation that included Aaron Sanchez, Noah Sydergaard, and Anthony DeSclafani, but took a step backward in 2013. He could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A New Orleans or Miami later this summer, and could be part of a great rotation in Miami going forward.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Making his first start in Grapefruit League play, Justin Nicolino allowed one run over five innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

The 21-year-old Nicolino was one of the prospects the Marlins picked up from the Jays in the Jose Reyes deal in November. He's expected to open this season in the Florida State League after going 10-4 with a 2.46 ERA in low-A ball last year.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Marlins acquired LHP Justin Nicolino from the Blue Jays in a 12-player trade.

Nicolino, who turns 21 later this month, has a 2.09 ERA and 194/34 K/BB ratio over 185 1/3 innings as a pro. The 2010 second-round pick is not as dominant as his numbers suggest, as he mostly sits in the high 80s-to-low 90s with his fastball, but he has an excellent changeup and a solid curveball. If the southpaw turns out to be a mid-rotation starter, the Marlins would likely be very pleased.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 03:32:00 PM

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