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Justin Nicolino | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Aug 10 - 10:31 AM

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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.
Jun 22 - 10:12 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg