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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher | #20

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TOR
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Justin Nicolino struggled in Friday's loss to the Nationals, giving up four runs on six hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
Nicolino struck out two and didn't issue a walk in the contest. All of the damage against him came during a four-run uprising in the second inning that included a pair of home runs by Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor. He'll carry a 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Rays in Tampa Bay. May 20 - 10:06 PM

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Justin Nicolino surrendered four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday as the Marlins fell to the Nationals in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

Nicolino got off to a horrid start Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park, yielding three of those four runs in the bottom of the first inning. In all, he issued five free passes and gave up five hits while striking out just one. Some regression was due for the 24-year-old southpaw, who had been very good through three starts. He should have an easier time next week against the Phillies.
May 14 - 4:30 PM

Justin Nicolino was fine in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings.

Nicolino did a nice job keeping the Phillies' bats in check, but there was little noteworthy action on his line. The 24-year-old southpaw struck out one and walked one, with three runs scoring in the sixth to account for the damage on his line. Through three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, he has surrendered seven runs (six earned). That works out to a 2.79 ERA. A road date with the big bats of the Nationals shows next on his schedule.
May 8 - 5:14 PM

Justin Nicolino wasn't great but was good enough to pick up a victory Tuesday, yielding four runs across six frames in a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Nicolino was hardly impressive in this one. He allowed seven hits -- including a two-run homer to Welington Castillo --- and walked three without recording a single strikeout. However, he's now 2-0 and holds a 2.70 ERA in his first two outings for the Marlins. It's come along with a 2/5 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. Nicolino gets the Phillies this weekend.
May 3 - 10:57 PM

Justin Nicolino won his 2016 debut by shutting out the Dodgers for 7 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

Outings like this won't be routine from Nicolino; he can get some grounders, but he'll strike out too few batters to hold teams completely in check with much frequency. He definitely deserves the long look in the Marlins rotation and he might offer a little NL-only value, but mixed leaguers should avoid.
Apr 28 - 3:28 AM

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

Nicolino will start for Miami on Wednesday night against the Dodgers. He's posted decent numbers in the majors in the past, but the 24-year-old lefty doesn't miss many bats and he makes for a poor fantasy streaming versus Los Angeles. It's unclear how long the Marlins plan to keep him up.
Apr 27 - 3:22 PM

Justin Nicolino will be called up to start Wednesday versus the Dodgers.

He's taking the rotation spot left vacant by Jarred Cosart, who was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday after posting a 7.98 ERA in three starts. Nicolino had a good showing this spring and he's had some success at the major league level, but the Dodgers make him a poor fantasy streaming option.
Apr 26 - 7:19 PM

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

Nicolino posted a 2.16 ERA and a 2/0 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings over three appearances (two starts) this spring, but it wasn't enough to win a rotation spot. Jarred Cosart and Adam Conley appear to be the favorites for the final two spots.
Mar 22 - 9:21 AM

Justin Nicolino tossed four scoreless innings Tuesday in his start against the Mets.

The Mets brought just 1 1/2 regulars with them today (Travis d'Arnaud and Wilmer Flores), so Nicolino had a rather easy assignment. He took advantage in lowering his spring ERA to 2.16. We're looking forward to seeing what Nicolino and his extreme groundball/anti-strikeout tendencies do when he gets an extended look this year. It probably won't happen in April, though, since he's sixth or seventh on the rotation depth chart at the moment.
Mar 15 - 5:26 PM

Justin Nicolino allowed just a single over two scoreless innings Friday against the Mets.

We'd like to see both Nicolino and Adam Conley in the Marlins rotation, but there's probably going to be room for just one unless Jarred Cosart's injury turns serious or Tom Koehler is demoted. Conley is the clear favorite for the fifth spot at the moment.
Mar 4 - 6:17 PM

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.
Source: Miami Herald
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 11:53:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:23:00 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.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:11:00 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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps
10Nefi Ogando