Justin Nicolino news, rumors and stats

Justin Nicolino

Miami Marlins
Starting Pitcher | Ht: | Wt:


Fantasy Baseball | Draft Guide | Team News

The latest Justin Nicolino MLB and fantasy baseball news

From -- thru  --


Marlins | Justin Nicolino dazzles in '16 debut

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:37:21 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino was tremendous in his season debut Wednesday, April 27, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He logged 7 1/3 shutout innings, surrendering only two hits, two walks and striking out two.

Fantasy Tip: Nicolino's season debut could not have gone any better, as he stifled a tough Dodgers club on the road throughout the entire evening. As always, though, he didn't post many strikeouts, punching out only two batters, but if you can look past that, there might be some value here in deeper leagues. He certainly has the ability to stick in the major league rotation after displaying some potential as a rookie last year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Marlins | Justin Nicolino to start Wednesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:09:25 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino will start Wednesday, April 27, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Fantasy Tip: It's not the most desirable of matchups for streaming purposes but owners might want to be tracking Nicolino anyway. The 24-year-old southpaw was solid as a rookie last season, posting a respectable 4.01 ERA in 12 starts. The problem, of course, is that he doesn't rack up many K's. In fact, Nicolino possessed just a 23-to-20 K/BB ratio over 74 total innings. Even so, he might be someone capable of contributing to fantasy teams in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Marlins | Martin Prado back, Jarred Cosart optioned

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:41:29 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado was reinstated from the paternity list Tuesday, April 26, and SP Jarred Cosart was optioned to Class AAA New Orleans in a corresponding move. SP Justin Nicolino could make the start Wednesday, April 27, after going 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA for New Orleans. Cosart was 0-1 with a 7.89 ERA in three starts, and he walked 15 in 14 2/3 frames with eight strikeouts. Cosart mentioned he wasn't happy with his mechanics and didn't "feel natural" with his lower hand placement.

Fantasy Tip: Return Prado to your starting lineups wherever you own him. Cosart can likely be dropped wherever he's owned, as he's no sure bet to rejoin the rotation anytime soon. Unlike Cosart, Nicolino has great control, but that's really where the intrigue ends. He could be a short-term stream option in the right matchups in the deeper and daily leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Marlins | Adam Conley making his case

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:23:27 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley is making a case to be the team's fourth starter, and he's impressed manager Don Mattingly this spring. SPs Jarred Cosart, Justin Nicolino, Jose Urena, Edwin Jackson and David Phelps are fighting for the final rotation spot.

Fantasy Tip: It took Conley a while to get going after tendonitis issues stemming from 2014, but he's not a bad end-game target in really deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats if he wins a rotation spot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Marlins | Plenty of contenders for Miami rotation

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:13:02 -0800

Miami Marlins SPs Adam Conley, Edwin Jackson, Justin Nicolino and David Phelps are among the candidates battling for the final two rotations spots in spring training. Internally many believe Nicolino has the higher ceiling. SPs Kendry Flores, Brad Hand and Jose Urena are considered long shots at this point.

Fantasy Tip: The winner of the No. 4 and 5 job has little appeal in mixed fantasy formats, but with a healthy lineup providing run support they wouldn't be bad fantasy options in most NL-only formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Phillies | Jeff Francoeur batting fifth in Game 2

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:22:03 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur is playing right field and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Francouer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .308 at home this year, so he could be worth a flier as a source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Phillies | Cameron Rupp behind the plate

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:18:17 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Cameron Rupp is catching and batting sixth against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is hitting .328 against lefties, so he could make a solid source of cap relief at FantasyScore against Nicolino ($6,200, 12.4% of cap).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Phillies | Maikel Franco starting at third

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:14:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is starting at third base and batting third against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Franco will be making his first start since Aug. 11, and considering he is hitting just .206 against lefties this year, it is best to avoid him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

Phillies | Freddy Galvis out for Game 2

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:10:36 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino for Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 3. SS Chase d'Arnaud is starting and shortstop and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: In 11 games, d'Arnaud ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting just .214, and he isn't worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press

MLB | Miami vs. Philadelphia rained out

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:24:23 -0700

The game between Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino and Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Harang has been rained out Friday, Oct. 2.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore and seasonal players will want to avoid all players from this game Friday. Expect a doubleheader between Miami and Philadelphia Saturday, Oct. 3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro