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Yankees | Ivan Nova logs first-career save

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:38:14 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed a run and four hits in the final four innings Wednesday, April 6, against the Houston Astros for his first-career save and first relief appearance since June 29, 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Nova was solid in the spring, but he was the odd-man out in a numbers game. He was also very sharp in this opportunity, and he will likely be the first start summoned if and when an injury occurs to one of the team's first five starters.

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Yankees | Joe Girardi undecided on fifth starter

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:45:36 -0700

New York Yankees SPs CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova are still competing to be the fifth starter in the rotation. Manager Joe Girardi said he still has not made a decision Thursday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: Neither pitcher is carrying significant fantasy value. Nova posted a 5.07 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP through 17 starts last season, and Sabathia owns a 4.81 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP through his past 69 starts over the last three years. You'll want to avoid both starters outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, and even in those deep leagues, Nova and Sabathia are low-end options.

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Yankees | Yanks rotation decision could linger

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:08:43 -0700

With New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova firing an impressive spring start Wednesday, March 30, manager Joe Girardi said a decision on the team's fifth starter could take a little while longer to decide. Nova has been competing with SP CC Sabathia. "He threw really well," Girardi said of Nova, who allowed only an infield single in the second and a soft line single in the third and lowered his spring ERA to 4.13 from 5.50. "We've got to go back and have some serious discussions about what's next and what do we do here?"

Fantasy Tip: It seemed like a foregone conclusion yesterday that Sabathia would win the job, mainly because of his experience. But now it's uncertain. Sabathia is still likely to get the nod, but he'll have a short leash. Injuries and poor performance the last few seasons show Sabathia's sharp decline from ace territory. He's nothing more than a final-round flier in cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews

Yankees | Ivan Nova spins six scoreless innings

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:47:04 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova pitched six scoreless innings during his Grapefruit League start Wednesday, March 30, and manager Joe Girardi said the battle for the fifth starter in the rotation still has not been finalized.

Fantasy Tip: Nova posted a 5.07 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP through 17 starts last season, and he has never been much of a strikeout artist with a career 6.7 K/9, so his fantasy value is limited. He is battling CC Sabathia for the fifth-starter job, but outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, it isn't a fight worth tracking. Stay tuned for updates, but even in deep formats, you'll want to keep expectations in check with Nova.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia the default starter

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:16:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia gave up two earned runs on three hits in five innings of a rain-shortened spring game Tuesday, March 29, and appears to have won the fifth starting job over SPs Ivan Nova and Bryan Mitchell. Manager Joe Girardi said it was "his best outing of the spring." Girardi said it would be too tough to tell Sabathia he'd be demoted to the bullpen after 15 seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathia and Nova have near identical numbers this spring, with neither that impressive, but Mitchell had stellar numbers. The Yanks are going with experience and the guy with the biggest payroll number. That doesn't necessarily mean he's the best option for fantasy owners. Sabathia had a promising finish to 2015, but it's fair to wonder how much he has left in the tank. He's mainly an AL option these days.

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Yankees | Ivan Nova misses an opportunity

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:09:41 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed three home runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, March 25, in Grapefruit League action.

Fantasy Tip: With CC Sabathia close to being demoted to the bullpen in the race for the fifth starter competition, Nova did himself no favors in an effort to win the job Friday. Nova gives up way too many home runs and doesn't strike out enough to be considered in mixed leagues even if he wins a rotation spot.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia out of rotation?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:24:03 -0700

New York Yankees CC Sabathia is a candidate to be dropped from the starting rotation, and he's fighting for the final spot with SP Ivan Nova. One of them is expected to serve in relief barring an injury to another starter.

Fantasy Tip: This wouldn't be a total surprise given Sabathia's injuries and problems with alcohol abuse last season. A surge in the second half last year provided some optimism, but the fact is Sabathia is a shell of his former self and hasn't been profitable for fantasy owners in the last three years. Avoid him in mixed universes.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia's role uncertain

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 06:26:40 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia believes he will be part of the starting rotation this season but has a 7.36 ERA during spring training. Sabathia is competing with SPs Ivan Nova and Bryan Mitchell for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation because Sabathia would not have much fantasy value if he is not starting. Sabathia could be an AL-only option if he does win the starting job but probably can be avoided in mixed leagues.

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Yankees | Ivan Nova feels better

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:09:30 -0800

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova showed good sink on his fastball in his Grapefruit League outing Thursday, March 3, and he said he's feeling much better this year than he did last spring when he was returning from Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Nova is competing for the Yanks' final rotation spot this spring, and this was a good start. Keeping the ball down is paramount for Nova, who continues to have problems limiting the long ball. He's worth a speculative late-round stab in deep mixed leagues if he wins a rotation gig.

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Yankees | Ivan Nova looks to start hot

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:18:37 -0800

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova is scheduled to start Thursday, March 3, against the Philadelphia Phillies in Grapefruit League spring action. Nova might be the odd-man out in the rotation competition.

Fantasy Tip: Nova needs a sparkling spring, and he needs an injury to another pitcher or someone to turn in absolutely awful results. Right now he is only worth a look in deeper AL-only play and rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP categories.

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