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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||175.00||8.00||13.00||0.00||4.89||1.42||140.00||66.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 16.1||2||0|| 1.65||0||4||16|
|vs LHB|| 76.2||0||0|| 4.46||0||41||63|
|vs RHB|| 81.0||0||0|| 5.78||0||23||56|
|03/02/2014||Erasmo Ramirez, SP SEA|
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
Michael Young, 3B LAD
Seth Smith, RF SD
Juan Nicasio, SP COL
|Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Huston Street, RP SD
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Tanner Roark, RP WAS
Donnie Murphy, 3B CHC
|02/28/2014||Oscar Taveras, CF STL|
Archie Bradley, SP ARI
Shelby Miller, SP STL
|Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Edinson Volquez, SP PIT
Juan Nicasio, SP COL
|02/27/2014||Didi Gregorius, SS ARI|
Juan Nicasio, SP COL
|Kyle Parker, 1B COL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Juan Nicasio strikes out four in three scoreless innings Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/4/14) Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio surrendered just two hits over three scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 loss to the Giants Tuesday.
"I was working with my fastball down in the zone and on my slider," Nicasio told MLB.com after the start. "I am working so hard and now I am more in focus and my body is better in shape. It's 100 percent different. I used to hang my slider a lot. I couldn't put my weight on my knee and I would throw with only my arm. Now I have better [stability] with my knee, so my breaking ball is sharper now. I am better."
Nicasio, who is locked into the team's regular-season rotation, will look to build off Tuesday's impressive spring debut moving forward.
|Juan Nicasio seeking to add split-finger to repertoire |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/19/14) Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio has added a split-finger fastball to his assortment of pitches this season, which he hopes will result in better production. Pitching coach Jim Wright claimed that Nicasio didn't have confidence in it last season.
"I think he was reluctant to throw it," Wright told the Denver Post. "I think he had heard some things that it was tough on the arm, but he's got the perfect arm angle for it. So it's a weapon that is going to help him."
What remains unknown is if it will help him as a starter or reliever. Nicasio is being pushed as the fifth starter by southpaws Franklin Morales and Christian Friedrich. Nicasio had a miserable 2013 season despite a 9-9 record. He boasted a 5.14 ERA and walked 64 in 157 2/3 innings.
|Juan Nicasio avoids arbitration |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(1/17/14) Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio has avoided arbitration with the club, according to the New York Post.
Nicasio will make $2.025 million next season. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 5.14 ERA in 157 2/3 innings.
|Juan Nicasio considered favorite for final spot in rotation |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/31/13) Juan Nicasio is considered the favorite to win the fifth spot in the Rockies' rotation, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Jordan Lyles could be Nicasio's top competition for the final spot in the rotation, according to Renck.
|Juan Nicasio bounces back in final start |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/13) Rockies starter Juan Nicasio turned in an impressive performance as he earned his ninth win of the season Saturday night against the Dodgers. He allowed three hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 scoreless innings of a 1-0 victory.
Nicasio had allowed 15 runs over his previous five innings pitched before Saturday's win. He finished the season 9-9 with a 5.14 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP and a 119:64 K:BB ratio over 157 2/3 innings.
|After emerging as one of the Rockies' top pitching prospects, Juan Nicasio certainly hasn't lived up to expectations since making his MLB debut in 2011. Nicasio did have to deal with the unfortunate setback when he was struck in the head by a liner during an Aug. 2011 start against the Nationals. Nicasio had another injury-plagued season in 2012, but he finally stayed on the diamond and off the disabled list in 2013. While Nicasio made a career-high 31 starts last season, the results weren't pretty. He went 9-9 with a 5.14 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, and he was even demoted to the minors for a stretch to work on getting right. It helped initially, as Nicasio went 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in his first three starts after his recall, but his success wouldn't last. Nicasio went 3-5 with a 6.44 ERA in his last 12 starts. The Rockies made some changes to their rotation in the offseason, adding Jordan Lyles and Brett Anderson, so Nicasio could open the season in the minors as the team's sixth starter. He could be a draft-and-stash option in NL-only leagues, but he can be left off most Fantasy rosters.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/7/14||LAA||3:10 pm|| |
|3/8/14||OAK||3:10 pm|| |
|3/9/14||@ KC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/14||SD||4:10 pm|| |
|3/11/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||CIN||4:10 pm|| |
|3/12/14||ARI||10:10 pm|| |
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