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Ricky Nolasco

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco takes tough loss

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:46:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed one earned run, three hits and three walks over six innings with no strikeouts Monday, July 18, in a hard-luck loss against the Detroit Tigers. He threw 60 of his 100 pitches for strikes to slip to 4-8.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco just received no run support in this one, as he pitched really well despite the lack of strikeouts. He has three quality starts in three starts in the month of July and has re-emerged as a useful AL-only option and low-priced DFS play.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco turns in quality start

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 22:58:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs - three earned - and nine hits with no walks and two strikeouts over six innings in a quality start and win Saturday, July 9, against the Texas Rangers. He threw 64 of his 99 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco turned aside a very solid offense in a tough ballpark, but he still has a ways to go before re-emerging as anything more than a fantasy option in AL-only play.

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Rangers | Jurickson Profar sitting Saturday

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:45:29 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar is not in the lineup against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, July 9. 1B Mitch Moreland will play first base and bat eighth against SP Ricky Nolasco.

Fantasy Tip: Moreland has some pop in his bat, but he is nothing more than a roll-of-the-dice play in DFS formats.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco gets knocked around

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:06:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed seven runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in a second straight loss Wednesday, June 29, against the Chicago White Sox. He also walked one and struck out five, throwing 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco's ERA (5.31) and WHIP (1.38) are slightly above his career averages, and he should only be trusted in the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues if you're desperate for starting pitching.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco falls to 3-5 with loss

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:41:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco took the loss Thursday, June 23, opposite the Philadelphia Phillies after surrendering four runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also walked four and struck out one.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco had actually been pitching well as of late before today's outing, with four quality starts in his past five tries, but the 11-year veteran failed to keep it going opposite Philadelphia. With an ERA just south of 5.00, Nolasco is a risky play in the deepest of leagues.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco has better outing

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:09:38 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco fell to 1-2 after losing his start Wednesday, May 18, against the Detroit Tigers. He went five innings and surrendered four runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk, while striking out six.

Fantasy Tip: There's nothing spectacular to take away from this outing, but it was a step in the right direction for Nolasco, who had given up at least four runs in each of his prior four starts. Even so, it's hard to trust the veteran right now, and as a result, he's really only someone to implement mostly in AL-only leagues at this point in time.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco roughed up in Chitown

Fri, 06 May 2016 22:19:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed seven runs - five earned - and nine hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings in a loss Friday, May 6, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco had been sailing along pretty nicely, but he just didn't have it in this one. Consider this just one poor start and don't give up on him in fantasy until this becomes a regular happening.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco fans nine batters

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:49:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed four earned runs, five hits and no walks with nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 26, against the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco has piled up 24 strikeouts over 27 2/3 innings with a 0.90 WHIP through four outings. He has re-emerged as a useful fantasy option in AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats, and he is a value play in DFS.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco dominates Brewers

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:25:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed a single run on five hits and a walk while striking out seven batters during the Twins' 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: Through his first two seasons with the Twins, Nolasco posted a 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 36 games, so don't overreact to his strong start to 2016 in mixed leagues. Nolasco currently has 15 strikeouts through 20 1/3 innings with a 2.66 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over his three 2016 starts. Even with his previous struggles, AL-only owners should take note of Nolasco's start.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco set for Sunday

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:31:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (undisclosed) threw an extended bullpen session without issue Thursday, April 7, and he is on track to start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco missed four months with an ankle injury last season, but there haven't been any reported health concerns since. Perhaps, the Twins were just being extra cautious leading into this start. Nonetheless, Nolasco has posted an ERA over 5.00 each of the last two seasons and should be viewed as a low-end option in all fantasy formats.

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