Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson has struggled this spring, but he remains on track to be the No. 5 starter for the team this season, according to manager Ron Roenicke. Nelson has a 6.23 ERA in four outings during spring training and is allowing batters to hit .304 off him. The Brewers believe Nelson has the stuff to be successful in the major leagues.
Fantasy Tip: Nelson ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) will be in the starting rotation at the start of the season, but his performance will determine how long he has the job. Nelson likely will not be an option in mixed leagues but should be selected in all NL-only leagues. Owners on FantasyScore should wait to see him pitch a few games before considering him as a starting option.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:20:41 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) is throwing a curve ball this spring after he struggled to keep hitters off balance in 2014 with a reliable offspeed pitch. He'll continue to primarily use a fastball and sinker, his two best pitches, and mix in the curve ball. Nelson has yet to pitch in a spring game due to a tight hamstring, but he was impressive during live batting practice Friday, March 6. Nelson struggled using his changeup last year and command was also an issue as he went 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 14 outings (12 starts). The team hopes Nelson can pitch in a game early next week.
Fantasy Tip: It's an encouraging sign that Nelson is working to improve his offspeed pitches to keep hitters off balance. He'll need to throw his offspeed consistently for strikes, too, though. Until we see results from Nelson, however, fantasy owners can probably ignore him in standard 12-team leagues. Keep an eye on his progress. His upside is obvious, though, and he should be on the rosters of NL-only owners.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:37 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson dealt with control issues in the minors, and scouts have wondered if he's best suited for a bullpen role. As a result, his main objective this year if to develop his changeup and to keep his pitches down in the strike zone. Nelson went 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 14 outings with the Brewers in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Nelson has plenty of upside, but until we see him make adjustments at the next level, he's probably not worth a roster spot in standard 12-team leagues. The bright side is that he'll enter the year with a rotation spot, so he should definitely be drafted in all NL-only leagues.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:35:44 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) was pushed back another day Friday, Feb. 27, because of a hamstring issue, however, manager Ron Roenicke maintains it isn't a serious injury.
Fantasy Tip: While the Brewers are likely just being cautious, it would be wise to monitor the situation over the next few weeks. Nelson has nothing left to prove at the minor league level, and he should land a rotation spot to start the season. He looked overwhelmed in his first tour through the majors last season, so he should be viewed as a late-round flier in mixed leagues, albeit one with upside.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:04:59 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson will be in the team's starting rotation in 2015, according to general manager Doug Melvin.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:37:01 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson is expected to join the starting rotation, after the team dealt SP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers Monday, Jan. 19.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:34:03 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza (shoulder) has been scratched from his start Friday, Sept. 26, with shoulder stiffness. SP Jimmy Nelson will start in place of Garza against the Chicago Cubs.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:35:35 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson will be shifted to the bullpen, according to manager Ron Roenicke.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:59:08 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled SP Jimmy Nelson, OF Logan Schafer and C Matt Pagnozzi from the minors. SP Wei-Chung Wang (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list. SS Jeff Bianchi (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:54:33 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled RP Alfredo Figaro from Triple-A Nashville. In a corresponding move, SP Jimmy Nelson has been optioned to Class A Brevard County, although he's expected to be recalled Monday, Sept. 1, in order to start against the Chicago Cubs.