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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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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

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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

Justin Nicolino pitched a fantastic game against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday, hurling seven innings of shutout baseball in the 5-0 win.

Nicolino showed no yips in his first big league start, striking out two and walking two on the way to his first career win. Over 13 starts for Triple-A New Orleans this season, he held a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 5.2 K/9. Given those unimpressive WHIP and strikeout stats, it's difficult to recommend him for fantasy purposes, though his first outing against legitimate competition was certainly impressive.
Jun 20 - 9:51 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

Nicolino will make his major league debut on Saturday against the Reds. With an underwhelming 1.35 WHIP at Triple-A and a low strikeout rate, he's not an interesting streaming option in mixed leagues.
Jun 20 - 3:29 PM

Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Saturday.

He will start in place of Tom Koehler who is dealing with a back and neck injury, and may be involved in a potential trade. Nicolino has been solid at Triple-A, posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 45/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings.
Jun 20 - 2:55 PM

Justin Nicolino could be recalled to make his first major league start on Tuesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

The Marlins need to add a pair of starters to their rotation with Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez heading to the disabled list, and Nicolino seems the most logical candidate to be recalled. They may also shift Tom Koehler back to the rotation from the bullpen to fulfill the other spot. Nicolino has posted a 2.09 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings at Triple-A New Orleans this season.
May 23 - 12:02 AM

Marlins pitching prospect Justin Nicolino surrendered eight hits over six shutout innings Tuesday in a win for Triple-A New Orleans.

He threw 52 of his 83 pitches for strikes. The 23-year-old hasn't allowed a run in five of his last six outings, recording a 1.50 ERA during that stretch. Nicolino is holding left-handed hitters to a paltry .200 average this season and has yet to lose a game in 2015. Despite a pedestrian 25-to-11 strikeout to walk ratio, Nicolino leads the Pacific League in ERA at 1.55.
May 13 - 2:45 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jose Urena
6Henderson Alvarez
7Justin Nicolino
8Kendry Flores
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
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3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Adam Conley
8Chris Narveson
9Aaron Crow
10Kyle Barraclough
11Erik Cordier
12Raudel Lazo