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Ivan Nova
Birthdate: 1/12/1987 (30 y, 2 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 Rule 5 Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 1, Overall: 20, Team: San Diego Padres
Contract: $26M / 3 Years (2017 - 2019)
RotoWire News: Nova allowed one run in five innings Thursday, striking out five while giving up four hits and no walks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. (3/17/2017)
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Profile: Ivan Nova made the most of his 11 starts in Pittsburgh to curtail his midseason trade into a three year deal with the Pirates for a modest $26m. The Pirates, and Nova, may both be happy about him remaining in Pittsburgh if he is able to come close to emulating his performance down the stretch run last season. Nova walked an absurd three batters in his 11 starts after the trade from the Yankees. The NL will suit Nova much better than the gruesome AL East, as would most pitchers who pound the zone and have home run issues. Nova utilized his four-seam fastball much less in Pittsburgh than in New York, which makes his low walk rate even more impressive. If he is able to pound the zone consistently without throwing his very hittable four-seamer very often, he could be a real asset to the Pirates and fantasy owners alike. Nova will likely never be a high strikeout pitcher, but with a good defense in a pitcher's park in the NL, this is a close to optimal situation for fantasy owners to target Nova as a mid-rotation starter. 

The Quick Opinion: Nova's move to the NL makes him a much more viable fantasy target for the middle of a standard league's rotation. He is able to pound the zone consistently which will pay more dividends in Pittsburgh than it ever did in New York.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -2812800170.17481941009528561538.082.961.48.33172.5 %45.2 %16.6 %5.024.603.9247
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2012-07-31NYYBAL101005.02610991159.001.801.80.47420.8 %25.0 %33.3 %16.204.292.5820
2012-08-06NYY@DET101005.12511772058.440.003.38.52954.4 %52.6 %66.7 %11.816.662.6122
2012-08-21NYY@CHW101006.0267662234.503.003.00.26348.4 %19.0 %33.3 %9.007.434.5631
2012-07-15NYYLAA101006.0299663234.503.004.50.28673.5 %20.8 %18.8 %9.009.597.0121
2012-07-03NYY@TBR101006.0287631257.503.001.50.31646.5 %60.0 %20.0 %4.505.094.1539
2012-04-27NYYDET100005.13011660358.445.060.00.50057.1 %50.0 %0.0 %10.132.914.5631
2012-05-30NYY@LAA110006.2308551322.704.051.35.30466.0 %52.2 %12.5 %6.756.246.0639
2012-05-19NYYCIN101006.027755121218.003.001.50.54558.1 %45.5 %33.3 %7.502.761.3349
2012-05-14NYY@BAL100005.1247551346.755.061.69.37558.1 %52.9 %20.0 %8.445.724.6635
2012-05-02NYYBAL101006.1329552434.265.682.84.31880.4 %50.0 %22.2 %7.118.626.6028
2012-09-27NYY@TOR101004.2226441247.713.861.93.33360.6 %46.7 %25.0 %7.715.453.9238
2012-08-16NYYTEX100005.2277440423.186.350.00.35066.7 %47.4 %0.0 %6.355.046.5942
2012-04-15NYYLAA110006.02784422812.003.003.00.40083.3 %41.2 %33.3 %6.005.762.9040
2012-09-22NYYOAK100002.1145331227.717.713.86.44471.4 %40.0 %25.0 %11.579.526.4727
2012-06-23NYY@NYM100005.22753213711.124.761.59.25075.8 %64.7 %50.0 %3.184.512.7350
2012-05-25NYY@OAK110007.0276332145.141.292.57.20095.2 %31.8 %22.2 %3.866.094.2751
2012-09-15NYYTBR110006.02342212812.003.001.50.25087.0 %46.2 %25.0 %3.003.592.4160
2012-08-11NYY@TOR110007.130522011012.271.230.00.29475.0 %47.1 %0.0 %2.451.592.2076
2012-07-25NYY@SEA100005.0232220659.0010.800.00.16775.0 %50.0 %0.0 %3.604.695.8753
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2012-07-20NYY@OAK100006.2319220168.101.350.00.37580.0 %56.5 %0.0 %2.701.742.6360
2012-07-08NYY@BOS110006.026621021015.003.000.00.42975.0 %64.3 %0.0 %1.500.761.9864
2012-05-08NYYTBR110007.02762222810.292.572.57.267100.0 %47.1 %25.0 %2.575.383.3456
2012-04-20NYY@BOS110006.0257221057.500.001.50.33390.9 %36.8 %14.3 %3.004.093.6455
2012-04-09NYY@BAL110007.02910221079.000.001.29.42993.0 %40.9 %12.5 %2.572.952.7757
2012-06-28NYYCHW100007.1296111356.143.681.23.250100.0 %30.0 %12.5 %1.234.734.5662
2012-06-17NYY@WSN110007.2307111144.701.171.17.250100.0 %50.0 %9.1 %1.174.144.5565
2012-06-06NYYTBR110008.0294110155.631.130.00.18283.3 %54.5 %0.0 %1.132.593.7080
2012-06-11NYY@ATL110007.0255000167.711.290.00.278100.0 %55.6 %0.0 %0.001.813.0776