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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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Twins | Ervin Santana to start Friday

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:48:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana had his next outing moved up to Friday, April 8, against the Kansas City Royals, because his opening day start was cut short due to rain. SP Tommy Milone will start Saturday, April 9, with SP Ricky Nolasco pitching Sunday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: This is welcome news to fantasy owners who have Santana in seasonal leagues with weekly lineup changes. He threw 39 pitches while allowing two hits and two walks over two scoreless innings versus the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 4.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco wins fifth spot

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:41:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco won the fifth starter spot as SP Tyler Duffey was optioned to Class AAA Rochester Tuesday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco is merely an AL-only depth starter at this stage.

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Twins | Minnesota fifth-starter job up for grabs

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:54:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins SPs Tyler Duffey and Ricky Nolasco will both pitch Monday, March 28, which will likely be their finals bids to earn the job as the fifth starter. Manager Paul Molitor wants to have the roster trimmed to 25 before Friday, April 1.

Fantasy Tip: Duffey is the arm to own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but it doesn't mean he'll win the job. He posted a 3.10 ERA and struck out 53 batters through 58 innings over 10 starts in the second half last year. Nolasco has a career 4.54 ERA and is entering his age-33 season. At best, the veteran hurler is a low-end starter in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco not guaranteed a spot

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:57:50 -0800

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco is not guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation to open the season, according to manager Paul Molitor. Molitor said SP Tyler Duffey "has a really good chance" to crack the rotation. SP Tommy Milone is a player that will battle with Nolasco for a job, and RP Trevor May will receive a look, as well. SP Jose Berrios will receive a look and could become a rotation option sometime this season.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco has posted ERAs over 5.00 each of the last two seasons and pitched only 37 1/3 innings in 2015 because of injury. It's a stretch to think he can help many fantasy owners outside of deep AL-only leagues if he wins a rotation spot. Duffey, despite a lack of pitch speed, can generate strikeouts with his diverse arsenal. He's not a bad gamble in deep mixed leagues in a pitcher's park if he wins a job.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco set to join bullpen

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:54:06 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list as soon as Friday, Sept. 25, and he will pitch out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) loses all fantasy value outside of being a desperation hold in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. He hasn't pitched since Sunday, May 31, and he owns a 5.40 ERA through 191 2/3 innings since joining the Twins. Nolasco carries extremely limited fantasy value.

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