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Ricky Nolasco
Birthdate: 12/13/1982 (34 y, 3 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/230     Position: P
Drafted: 2001 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 2, Overall: 108, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $49M / 4 Years (2014 - 2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Nolasco plans on throwing more two-seam fastballs than four-seam fastballs this season, The Orange County Register reports. (3/3/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Nolasco closed 2016 with a 3.21 earned run average in eleven starts for the Angels, but not before adding nearly two more runs to that average (5.13) in his preceding 21 games started for the Twins, who shipped him to Los Angeles late in the season. After 10 years pitching in the big leagues, it’s safe to say Nolasco is now a below average starting pitcher that eats innings and doesn’t do much else. He’s not going to rack up the strikeouts he once did earlier in his career with the Marlins (9.49 K/9 in 2009), he’ll struggle to keep the ball in the ballpark (11% home run per fly ball), and he isn’t going to make your ERA ratios look very pretty, either (his 4.42 ERA last season was the second highest in baseball among the 28 starting pitchers that reached at least 190 innings pitched). Nolasco doesn’t warrant much attention in fantasy leagues in 2016, and his best use might just be hoping your hitters start against him when he’s on the mound. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: You can ignore Ricky Nolasco in 2017 as he’s an aging pitcher that offers very little benefit to your fantasy team other than innings at a below replacement level.

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