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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
Contract: view contract details
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Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.
The Marlins don't need a fifth starter for a while, so Nicolino will get some work in at New Orleans. He could be back when the No. 5 spot comes up, although the Marlins are reportedly on the lookout for rotation help. Jul 8 - 2:20 PM

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Justin Nicolino yielded four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Nicolino was handed an early 3-0 lead, but he squandered it, eventually giving up a go-ahead homer to Chase d’Arnaud in the fifth. The southpaw struck out just one batter and hasn’t completed six innings in a start since way back on May 8. With a 5.34 ERA and his inability to miss bats, he’s not a fantasy option.
Jul 2 - 12:10 AM

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

He'll start on Friday versus the Braves. Nicolino holds a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts this season and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Jul 1 - 4:06 PM

The Marlins will recall Justin Nicolino to start on Friday against the Braves.

The Marlins swapped Nicolino out for Paul Clemens earlier this month, but Clemens was lost on waivers so Nicolino will get another shot. The soft-tossing lefty holds a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts this season.
Jul 1 - 11:27 AM

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

Nicolino has posted a 5.17 ERA over 10 starts for the Marlins this season. Paul Clemens has assumed his spot on the roster and will presumably take his rotation spot, as well.
Jun 19 - 10:58 AM

Justin Nicolino struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Nicolino managed just three strikeouts on the afternoon and surrendered runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings. The 24-year-old southpaw will carry a rough 5.17 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 15 - 7:22 PM

Justin Nicolino gave up five runs and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Nicolino, who had fanned just 41 batters in 20 major league starts, struck out six tonight, though that didn't stop him from giving up way too many hits. The no-decision left him 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA in nine starts this year. There's just no fantasy upside here.
Jun 11 - 1:10 AM

Justin Nicolino gave up two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Mets.

New York scored two runs in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth to win the game 6-4. It could have been much worse for Nicolino, who flirted with trouble all afternoon while yielding nine hits and a walk over his five-plus frames. He stands 2-3 with a 4.37 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 18/13 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings (eight starts) this season.
Jun 4 - 7:54 PM

Justin Nicolino dropped to 2-3 after giving up three runs in five innings Monday against the Pirates.

Nicolino is just treading water since his addition to the Marlins rotation, amassing a 4.50 ERA and a 16/12 K/BB ratio in 40 innings. He can probably maintain his current pace with his ability to generate grounders, but his ceiling is awfully limited.
May 30 - 10:03 PM

Justin Nicolino managed to strike out six in just 5 2/3 frames, but surrendered three earned runs on eight hits against the Rays on Wednesday night.

For a guy who only struck out a half-dozen batters in his previous 29 1/3 innings this year, Wednesday’s six-strikeout performance felt like it was from another world. He pushed his K/BB even at 12/12, which is cause for minor celebration. Nicolino was in line for the win before he served up a two-run homer to Logan Morrison, which chased him from the game with it tied at three-apiece. Nicolino has a 4.37 ERA and is safely left on the waiver wire, aside from NL-only leagues.
May 25 - 11:07 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Don Kelly
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
3Yefri Perez
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
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PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps