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52 Jimmy Nelson SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/244 | Birthdate: 6/5/1989 | Birthplace: Klamath Falls, OR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 31/12 | Average Draft Position: 320.56
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Brewers move Jimmy Nelson to bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) The Brewers have moved pitcher Jimmy Nelson to the bullpen, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Nelson has done a solid job in the rotation but has managed to complete six innings just once in his last four starts. He's 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 52:18 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings.


Jimmy Nelson hit hard in loss to Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was hit hard in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, dropping to 2-7 on the season. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings of a 9-1 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 21 2/3 innings, Nelson has allowed 13 earned runs. He owns a 4.38 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 11 starts (63 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Cincinnati.

Jimmy Nelson posts quality start in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson posted a quality start in a losing effort Monday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, dropping to 2-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of a 4-2 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings, Nelson has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.14 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 10 starts (58 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against St. Louis.

Brewers activate two from DL, recall three from minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Brewers made a slew of moves prior to Monday's game against the Cubs. The team activated pitchers Matt Garza and Wei-Chung Wang from the disabled list. The team also recalled  pitcher Jimmy Nelson, catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Logan Schafer from the minors.

Jimmy Nelson sent down, will return for Monday start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) The Brewers sent pitcher Jimmy Nelson down to Class A Brevard County Saturday, to clear a spot on the active roster.

Nelson is expected back in time for his start against the Cubs Monday, with rosters expanding. He has a 4.10 ERA in 52 2/3 innings for the season. 


Jimmy Nelson strikes out seven in loss vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson took a loss Tuesday, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk in five innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Padres.

Nelson (2-5) served up a solo home run in the first inning before the Padres added three more runs in the third. Though he's pitched relatively well in the second half of the season, Nelson could be in danger of losing his rotation spot with Matt Garza on the verge of returning. Nelson owns a 4.10 ERA and 45:15 K:BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cubs Monday.


Jimmy Nelson falls apart in middle innings in loss to Toronto


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) A strong run of five straight quality starts ended with a thud Wednesday against the Blue Jays for Brewers rookie Jimmy Nelson.

Nelson collapsed after four strong innings to take his fourth loss in six decisions. He gave up four runs on five hits in the fifth and sixth before his removal. Among them were run-scoring doubles by Munenori Kawasaki and Melky Cabrera.

His next start is set for Monday at San Diego.


Jimmy Nelson settles for no-decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Jimmy Nelson tossed a strong start Friday against the Dodgers.

Nelson allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. Yasiel Puig proved to be a thorn in his side throughout the night. He singled in a run in the first inning, giving the Dodgers the lead. Puig would do the same thing in the fifth inning, driving in another run.

The Brewers mounted a comeback in the eighth inning to take the lead, giving Nelson a no-decision. He fell to 2-4. Nelson will take on the Pirates in his next start.


Jimmy Nelson falls short in pitcher's duel with Dodgers ace


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson was effective over six innings Sunday against the Dodgers. However, the rookie pitcher came into Sunday's start as a major underdog since he was facing off against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who proved to be just that much better than Nelson in a 5-1 win for Los Angeles.

Nelson (2-3) was out in front of Kershaw for a few innings with a 1-0 lead before Adrian Gonzalez tied the game at 1 with a sac fly in the third inning. The Dodgers then took the lead for good on Matt Kemp's one-out RBI single in the fifth inning.

The rookie hurler allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out three in six innings. Kershaw allowed just one run over eight innings.

Nelson's luck doesn't appear to be changing for the better heading into his next start since he will face off against Kershaw in a rematch Friday.


Jimmy Nelson beginning to distinguish himself


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/6/2014) At one time or another this season, Kevin Gausman, Rubby De La Rosa and Drew Smyly have all been hyped to the hills -- if not by some other Fantasy analyst, then by yours truly. Their potential is just so enticing, especially when you consider they belong to a select group of starting pitchers who qualify at relief pitcher (or SPARPs, as they're more commonly known). It's a much bigger deal in Head-to-Head leagues than Rotisserie.

But following his third straight quality start Tuesday, I'm ready to say another SPARP, Jimmy Nelson, has left them all in the dust. With the exception of one ugly start against the Cardinals in his long awaited return from the minors July 12, when he allowed six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, everything he accomplished at Triple-A Nashville prior to his promotion -- the improved control, the exceptionally high ground ball rate, the ability to pick up a strikeout when he needs it -- has translated. And with much better consistency than you'd expect for a rookie.

Naturally, it's a small sample, but a pitcher who put together a 1.46 ERA in the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League deserves the benefit of the doubt. I'm not ready to move Nelson past Jacob deGrom yet, who has been as effective for longer, but ranking him 62nd at starting pitcher and 22nd at relief pitcher (in Head-to-Head leagues, that is) is my way of saying he should be owned in all leagues.


Jimmy Nelson tosses quality start in win vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson picked up a win Tuesday, surrendering three earned runs on six hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out three in his team's 4-3 victory over the Giants.

Nelson (2-2) served up a three-run home run in the sixth inning but otherwise pitched very well in the win, his first since rejoining the rotation despite putting together three straight quality starts. Nelson owns a 4.20 ERA and 27:9 K:BB ratio in 30 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Sunday.


Jimmy Nelson to rejoin rotation Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will rejoin the rotation on Tuesday at home against the Giants, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Nelson was scratched for Saturday's start because of a blister on his throwing hand. He owns a 4.30 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over four starts (23 innings).

Brewers retool weekend rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was scratched for Saturday's start because of a blister on his throwing hand, the team announced. Kyle Lohse, who was initially scheduled to start Sunday, will make the start in his place on Saturday. Matt Garza has been pushed to Sunday.

Jimmy Nelson pays for one mistake Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson made one mistake Sunday and paid for it.

Nelson allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings of work. He struck out six and walked two. It was actually a pretty fantastic start for Nelson. He tossed five scoreless innings before making one big mistake in the sixth. With one man on, Nelson gave up a two-run shot on an 88 mph slider to Lucas Duda. He composed himself after that at-bat, and was able to throw a scoreless seventh.

With the loss, Nelson fell to 1-2 on the year. His next start will come against the Cardinals. 


Jimmy Nelson tosses a quality start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson put up a quality start Tuesday.

Nelson allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Nelson cruised through the game until the fourth inning. Jay Bruce was able to drive in a run on a double, giving the Reds their first run. 

Nelson came out for the seventh inning, and that’s when things really fell apart. After giving up two singles, Nelson hit the next two batters with pitches. He was replaced by Brandon Kintzler. Kintzler allowed one run, which was charged to Nelson, but managed to induce an inning-ending double-play before more damage was done.

The performance earned Nelson a no-decision. His next start will come against the Mets.


Jimmy Nelson blasted in return to majors Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson took a loss Saturday after surrendering eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 10-2 defeat against the Cardinals.

Nelson (1-1) tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings to get a win in his season debut in late May, and after an excellent stretch in the minors, the team decided to replace Marco Estrada in the rotation. It didn't work out Saturday, as Nelson surrendered three runs in the first inning, two on a home run in the second, one in the third and two more in the fifth. The team may decide to send him back to the minors to start on regular rest before bringing him back after the break.


Jimmy Nelson to start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will start Saturday against the Cardinals.

Nelson was called up Thursday after the team placed Wei-Chung Wang on the disabled list. Nelson will take Marco Estrada's spot in the team's rotation. Estrada will shift to the bullpen. Nelson has a 1.46 ERA over 111 innings in Triple-A. 


Jimmy Nelson gets the call Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson has been called up Thursday.

Nelson will take the roster spot of Wei-Chung Wang, who hit the disabled list. It's unclear whether Nelson will pitch out of the rotation or the bullpen. Nelson has been rumored to be a candidate to replace Marco Estrada in the team's rotation, but they haven't announced the move yet. Nelson has a 1.46 ERA over 111 innings in Triple-A. 


Time to add Jimmy Nelson?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/10/2014) Word is Jimmy Nelson could enter the Brewers starting rotation as early as Saturday, replacing the beleaguered Marco Estrada. It's little more than speculation right now, but considering he's arguably the most anticipated pitching prospect yet to get an extended look in the majors this year, it might be reason enough to act.

Does that mean you should add him across the board? Maybe not. Look, he's no Taijuan Walker in terms of ability, but his exact upside is difficult to pinpoint with the kind of year he's had at Triple-A Nashville, going 10-2 with a 1.46 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. And that's in the Pacific Coast League, which is widely considered to be one of the most hitter-friendly leagues in all the minors.

Coming into the year, Nelson was presumed to be little more than a mid-rotation type, but that's when he was plagued by control issues that have been nowhere to be found this year. He has issued just 2.6 walks per nine innings.

The raw stuff is good. He throws a mid-90s fastball with good sink, which all but assures he won't get burned by home runs in the big leagues, and he has enough of a secondary arsenal to miss bats with regularity. Plus, because of the time he spent in the majors last season, he's eligible at relief pitcher, which is huge in Head-to-Head points leagues.

So maybe he's not high-end enough to be must-add before he even arrives, but if he fills a need for you, why not take a flier?


Brewers possibly considering rotation change


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Though no decision has been made, the Brewers are considering a switch for Saturday's start, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Marco Estrada is currently listed as the starting pitcher for the game against the Cardinals, but the report indicates a call up for prospect Jimmy Nelson is looming. Nelson has been tearing things up at Triple-A Nasville, while Estrada is the major-league leader in home runs allowed, with 27.

Manager Ron Roenicke was even asked if it was safe to assume Estrada will make his schedule start, and he replied, "I won't comment on that."

Roenicke was non-committal when asked whether the team is considering Nelson, but indicated that they would not necessarily have to wait until after the All-Star break to make any sort of change.

"Sometimes you wait until the all-star break to do things," he said. "But when the timing calls for something to be done, you try to do it. If it makes sense right then, why wait on something? That's what we talk about all the time. We talk about what goes on in here, how guys are feeling right now, and do we need a change?"


Brewers have discussed Jimmy Nelson promotion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Brewers have discussed promoting pitcher Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Manager Ron Roenicke said "there has been discussion" about a callup, but did not elaborate. Nelson has a 1.46 ERA over 111 innings in the minors this season. 


Get Jimmy Nelson on your radar


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/12/2014) The Brewers may well stick with Marco Estrada in their starting rotation, but if they remove him, as manager Ron Roenicke hinted they may Tuesday, Jimmy Nelson would be a big reason why.

I gave my complete take on the situation in this week's Prospects Report, so you can check it out there, but to summarize, Nelson is a prospect on the rise with the way he's pitched at Triple-A Nashville of the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. In 12 appearances, including 11 starts, he has a 1.51 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

He did come up for a spot start in late May, pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings at the Marlins, but if you don't pay much attention to one-and-done types and don't play in a league that emphasizes prospects, you may not have heard of Nelson until now. And look, nobody's saying he's another Taijuan Walker, but he is a prospect by some definition whose biggest flaw, his control, he appears to have eliminated at a level where flaws are usually exposed.

I could see him making a Marcus Stroman-like impact whenever he gets the call. He may even one-up him in Head-to-Head points leagues, where his relief pitcher eligibility will help set him apart.


Brewers option Jimmy Nelson to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) The Brewers optioned pitcher Jimmy Nelson to Triple-A Nashville after Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Nelson pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his season debut Sunday to earn a victory, but he wasn't needed for another start after Yovani Gallardo was deemed good to go moving forward. Nelson returns to a 5-1 record with a 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB ratio in 58 innings over nine starts with Nashville.


Jimmy Nelson shines in season debut vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was firing on all cylinders in his season debut Sunday, giving up five hits and three walks over 5 2/3 scoreless innings and striking out six in his team's 7-1 victory over the Marlins.

Nelson (1-0) was filling in for the injured Yovani Gallardo, who may be able to make his next scheduled start. If Gallardo is cleared, Nelson will likely be sent back down to Triple-A, where he is 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB ratio in 58 innings over nine starts.


Brewers recall Jimmy Nelson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) The Brewers recalled Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Nashville Sunday.

Nelson will be making a spot start Sunday in place of the injured Yovani Gallardo. It'll be his first major-league action this season, though he has excelled with Nashville, going 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB ratio in 58 innings over nine starts.