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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Nicolino, Adam Conley and Jose Urena will have the chance to compete with a veteran for the fifth spot in the Marlins' starting rotation.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins "don't want to go into spring training needing a youngster to absolutely have to be the fifth starter." They're hoping to add a pair of veteran starters this offseason. For now, only Jose Fernandez, Jarred Cosart and Tom Koehler are guaranteed spots in the starting rotation. Nov 14 - 11:53 PM
Source: Miami Herald

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Justin Nicolino hurled a gem in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Braves, allowing just one run on two hits over seven innings.

Lovely, lovely work by Nicolino, who locked down the Braves despite a failure to strike out a single batter over seven innings. Outside of a Nick Markakis RBI single in the third, Nicolino kept the scoreboard clean. With the strong outing, he now holds a 4.16 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. He has a nice match-up to close out the season, as the Fish will be traveling to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the Phillies next weekend.
Sep 26 - 10:14 PM

Justin Nicolino will have his next start pushed back an extra day until Sunday.

Nicolino had been scheduled to take on the Nationals on Saturday, but instead will work in Sunday's series finale. Brad Hand will take the ball for the Marlins on Saturday against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals.
Sep 19 - 1:23 PM

Justin Nicolino left with a no-decision, giving up three runs in six innings as the Marlins lost to the Mets on Monday.

Nicolino allowed a forgivable solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the third inning, then relented a two-run home run to Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out two on the evening. The lefty now carries a 3.81 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and an 18/15 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings. Nicolino will face the Nationals in a road start next.
Sep 14 - 10:11 PM

Justin Nicolino was chased after giving up five runs over 4 1/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Nicolino just didn't have it, giving up nine hits, including a home run. He struck out just one of the 23 batters he faced. The rookie left-hander has a 3.72 ERA over eight starts this season, but he has an underwhelming 16/14 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings. It's tough to trust him in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sep 7 - 4:43 PM

Justin Nicolino spun seven scoreless innings versus the Braves in Tuesday's win.

Nicolino scattered six hits and two walks while striking out three. Only one of the hits went for extra bases. The young lefty has been solid in five of his seven starts this year and now carries a 3.07 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 15/13 K/BB ratio over 44 innings. Nicolino will look to keep it going when he squares off against the Brewers at home next week.
Sep 1 - 10:09 PM

Justin Nicolino lost after allowing two runs in six innings Thursday against the Pirates.

Nicolino kept the Marlins in the game, but he finished the night with six hits allowed, four walks and just one strikeout. Of course, he's never going to be a strikeout guy at all, but because of that, he can't afford those walks. Nicolino is 2-2 with a 3.65 ERA in his six starts for the Marlins. He has a favorable matchup against the Braves coming up next.
Aug 27 - 10:52 PM

Justin Nicolino was stuck with a no-decision in Saturday's contest with the Phillies, allowing two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Nicolino held a 2-0 lead heading into the eighth inning, but the Phillies rallied for a pair of runs in the frame to saddle the Marlins' starter with a no-decision. For the game, he struck out four and walked one. Through five major league starts, the 23-year-old southpaw is the owner of a serviceable 3.77 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. A home start against the Pirates is upcoming on his schedule.
Aug 22 - 10:15 PM

Justin Nicolino won on Monday after giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings versus the Brewers.

An Adeiny Hechavarria fielding error in the second inning led to the first run, and Ryan Braun brought in the second with an RBI single in the fifth. Nicolino scattered six hits and two walks while striking out three on the night. Across his first four major league starts, he has a 4.24 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 7/6 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings. Nicolino gets a decent match-up over the weekend as he'll face the Phillies at home.
Aug 17 - 11:20 PM

Justin Nicolino got a no-decision on Tuesday, giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Marlins pulled out a 10-inning victory over the Red Sox.

Mookie Betts knocked in the first two run with a single in the third inning and a double in the fifth. The Red Sox scored twice in the sixth on a wild pitch and a Rusney Castillo triple, chasing Nicolino from the game. He allowed nine hits overall with a walk and no strikeouts. The rookie hasn't missed many bats in his first three starts, sporting a 4/4 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings along with a 4.86 ERA. He'll try to rebound next week in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Aug 11 - 10:57 PM

Marlins recalled LHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

Nicolino will be taking the rotation spot of Jose Fernandez (bicep). He's made two previous starts for the Marlins this season, allowing 10 hits and five runs over 11 innings. At Triple-A, he posted a 3.52 ERA through 20 starts. NL-only leaguers with thin pitching staffs might want to give him a look, but he doesn't hold mixed league relevance.
Aug 11 - 3:11 PM

Justin Nicolino will be called up this week to take Jose Fernandez's (biceps) spot in the Marlins' rotation.

Nicolino has been good in one start and bad in the other in a couple outings for the Marlins this season. The southpaw has put up a 3.52 ERA over 20 Triple-A starts, although he's recorded just 63 strikeouts across 115 innings. He's, at best, an NL-only option.
Aug 9 - 3:43 PM

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

Nicolino gave up five runs over four innings in his most recent start Friday against the Dodgers. There's no room for him in the rotation right now, but he figures to get another shot soon.
Jun 30 - 3:15 PM

Justin Nicolino was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

Nicolino spun seven scoreless innings against the Reds in his major league debut last weekend, but his follow-up was one to forget. The southpaw gave up a two-run homer to Scott Van Slyke in the second inning before allowing a three-spot in the fourth. He fanned two and walked one in the loss. It's not a sure thing that his next start will come in the majors.
Jun 26 - 10:36 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Tuesday that Justin Nicolino "certainly pitched good enough to earn another start."

Nicolino spun seven shutout innings against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday. It's unclear at this point when he'll start again, but it will be at some point over the weekend versus the Dodgers. With Nicolino sticking around for now, Jarred Cosart (vertigo) slated to return as soon as Thursday and Jose Fernandez (elbow) due back next week, the Marlins' rotation is about to get really crowded.
Jun 24 - 10:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jarred Cosart
6Henderson Alvarez
7Justin Nicolino
8Adam Conley
9Austin Brice
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Kendry Flores
8Kyle Barraclough
9Aaron Crow
10Nick Wittgren
11Raudel Lazo
12Jose Urena
13Scott McGough