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Jimmy Nelson
Birthdate: 6/5/1989 (27 y, 9 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/250     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 14, Overall: 64, Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Nelson has thrown four scoreless innings over two appearances with the Brewers this spring. (3/15/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Armed with four pitches, Nelson relies heavily on a sinker to generate excellent ground ball rates that have hovered throughout his career on either side of 50%. But the tall righty struggled in 2016 due in large part to a loss of command, particularly against lefties. His 13% walk rate against southpaws was fourth worst in the league. And because he doesn't strike many out either, his K%-BB% was the third lowest out of 101 qualified pitchers. While he fared better against righties, his performance was nothing to write home about, and unfortunately, that kind of production suggests whatever upside he may have possessed entering 2016 has likely sailed. Now to say his problems are all walk-related doesn't quite tell the whole story. Nelson's 2016 zone percentage was actually the highest of his career and well above league average. It was actually that hitters chased pitches out of the zone at career-low rates, forcing him into hitter's counts. And in those counts, Nelson served up meatballs, evidenced by the 23rd-highest hard-hit rate in the league. Ground balls alone aren't enough to make this lanky worm-burner mixed-league relevant. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Nelson's struggles with command and contact management only exacerbate troubles caused by his inability to strike batters out. Barring the development of some swing-and-miss stuff, he has no value in standard leagues.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -3281600179.18071861089225861407.034.321.25.29971.3 %49.4 %14.5 %4.625.124.9145
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2016-09-27MIL@TEX101005.1244551435.066.751.69.18845.5 %29.4 %9.1 %8.446.717.7137
2016-09-21MILPIT101005.0236442259.003.603.60.28676.9 %31.3 %25.0 %7.207.555.0134
2016-09-15MIL@CHC110006.02783312710.503.001.50.41281.4 %44.4 %20.0 %4.503.983.2047
2016-09-09MIL@STL101006.0255442246.003.003.00.17671.4 %52.6 %28.6 %6.007.154.7641
2016-09-03MIL@PIT100005.1254110646.7510.130.00.26790.0 %71.4 %0.0 %1.695.025.6552
2016-08-27MILPIT100003.2217650312.457.360.00.41240.0 %70.6 %0.0 %12.275.065.5124
2016-08-22MILCOL110006.0267220046.000.000.00.33375.0 %47.6 %0.0 %3.002.314.8159
2016-08-17MIL@CHC101005.0246662247.203.603.60.28655.6 %43.8 %40.0 %10.809.155.6127
2016-08-12MILCIN101005.02463313712.605.401.80.41781.4 %38.5 %25.0 %5.405.354.0843
2016-08-07MIL@ARI101004.1257761348.316.232.08.40047.2 %53.3 %25.0 %12.467.766.3022
2016-08-01MIL@SDP101004.0238660449.009.000.00.57153.9 %69.2 %0.0 %13.504.906.1525
2016-07-27MILARI101004.22688222713.503.863.86.40027.8 %68.8 %100.0 %3.867.002.1518
2016-07-22MILCHC101005.0244421335.405.401.80.18860.6 %62.5 %25.0 %3.606.955.6840
2016-07-16MIL@CIN110007.0296000279.002.570.00.300100.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.002.003.4372
2016-07-08MILSTL100006.0286220423.006.000.00.27380.0 %47.6 %0.0 %3.004.486.7051
2016-07-02MIL@STL101006.0278330246.003.000.00.38170.0 %60.0 %0.0 %4.502.813.6550
2016-06-26MILWSN100005.0211000511.809.000.00.067100.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.005.758.4158
2016-06-21MIL@OAK100005.0226110123.601.800.00.33387.5 %55.6 %0.0 %1.803.555.5554
2016-06-15MIL@SFG101003.2248860324.917.360.00.44433.3 %47.1 %0.0 %14.735.337.6017
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2016-06-09MILNYM101005.1268221258.443.381.69.41293.8 %33.3 %16.7 %3.385.404.8344
2016-06-03MIL@PHI101004.0217662312.256.754.50.33355.6 %58.8 %66.7 %13.5011.406.1514
2016-05-29MILCIN110007.1286221256.142.451.23.27893.0 %50.0 %20.0 %2.455.194.5560
2016-05-24MIL@ATL100006.02541103812.004.500.00.30887.5 %25.0 %0.0 %1.502.483.5966
2016-05-18MILCHC100007.1285000456.144.910.00.278100.0 %41.2 %0.0 %0.003.834.5170
2016-05-12MILSDP101008.0305220155.631.130.00.21771.4 %50.0 %0.0 %2.252.654.5274
2016-05-07MIL@CIN100005.0248651159.001.801.80.43846.5 %23.5 %14.3 %9.004.954.6832
2016-05-02MILLAA110007.0284221367.713.861.29.16789.3 %58.8 %25.0 %2.574.583.6761
2016-04-26MIL@CHC101005.12323104610.136.750.00.15450.0 %75.0 %0.0 %1.693.154.0856
2016-04-20MILMIN110006.22910442168.101.352.70.40085.4 %36.4 %20.0 %5.405.704.2939
2016-04-15MIL@PIT110006.0274321411.506.001.50.14375.8 %63.6 %16.7 %3.006.986.4845
2016-04-10MILHOU110006.02232224913.506.003.00.143100.0 %66.7 %100.0 %3.006.482.7052
2016-04-05MILSFG101007.1285221133.681.231.23.17487.0 %41.7 %11.1 %2.454.514.7862