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Ivan Nova
Birthdate: 1/12/1987 (30 y, 2 m, 14 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- - -- - -209600139.158613549489441167.492.840.58.31379.8 %53.5 %8.4 %3.103.473.6856
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-04-26NYYTOR100002.0104221029.000.004.50.50083.3 %57.1 %33.3 %9.009.054.6033
2013-09-15NYY@BOS101004.0226541424.509.002.25.35762.5 %40.0 %33.3 %9.009.056.8224
2013-09-05NYYBOS100004.0195331236.754.502.25.30871.4 %28.6 %11.1 %6.756.306.1237
2013-06-29NYY@BAL000005.2226221046.350.001.59.29487.0 %44.4 %20.0 %3.183.932.84 
2013-09-10NYY@BAL100006.0266441223.003.001.50.23860.6 %68.2 %33.3 %6.005.554.0643
2013-08-25NYY@TBR100006.2286221634.058.101.35.27894.3 %73.7 %33.3 %2.706.805.4646
2013-09-26NYYTBR101007.0278221156.431.291.29.36893.0 %65.0 %20.0 %2.574.333.4556
2013-07-22NYY@TEX101007.0317331345.143.861.29.27383.3 %47.8 %11.1 %3.865.485.3850
2013-07-05NYYBAL110009.031322111111.001.001.00.11883.3 %50.0 %20.0 %2.002.712.0384
2013-09-21NYYSFG110009.0346000177.001.000.00.231100.0 %53.8 %0.0 %0.001.833.0486
2013-08-31NYYBAL110009.0313000155.001.000.00.130100.0 %43.5 %0.0 %0.002.944.6190
2013-08-20NYYTOR110006.1299440222.842.840.00.37566.7 %52.2 %0.0 %5.683.844.4845
2013-08-14NYYLAA110007.13110330067.360.000.00.41772.7 %58.3 %0.0 %3.681.822.9460
2013-08-09NYYDET100007.0328110279.002.570.00.36490.9 %59.1 %0.0 %1.292.332.9265
2013-08-03NYY@SDP110007.02640001810.291.290.00.235100.0 %58.8 %0.0 %0.001.192.1779
2013-07-27NYYTBR101007.03061103810.293.860.00.31688.9 %52.6 %0.0 %1.292.052.8368
2013-07-10NYYKCR110008.0315110266.752.250.00.21785.7 %52.2 %0.0 %1.132.302.8176
2013-06-23NYYTBR101006.2307330379.454.050.00.38975.0 %58.8 %0.0 %4.053.204.2257
2013-05-29NYYNYM000005.02151101610.801.800.00.35783.3 %57.1 %0.0 %1.801.252.61 
2013-05-25NYY@TBR010001.0620001218.009.000.00.667100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.002.052.05 
2013-04-21NYY@TOR100005.0247440459.007.200.00.50066.7 %57.1 %0.0 %7.204.054.8740
2013-04-16NYYARI110005.02472202610.803.600.00.43877.8 %40.0 %0.0 %3.601.852.6751
2013-04-05NYY@DET101004.2215440259.643.860.00.38550.0 %53.8 %0.0 %7.712.833.7146