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52 Jimmy Nelson SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/243 | Birthdate: 6/5/1989 | Birthplace: Klamath Falls, OR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 70/38 | Average Draft Position: 209.55
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Brewers' Jimmy Nelson walks five in loss vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson took a loss on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Braves.

Despite his wildness, Nelson (2-5) was able to string together five scoreless innings before the Braves took a 2-0 lead in the sixth. It's the second time this season he's walked five batters in a game and his second straight start with at least four walks.

Nelson owns a 3.67 ERA and 47:23 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson goes eight innings in win on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed one run on three hits in eight innings of work in Milwaukee's 8-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Nelson's lone run allowed came in the first inning when after Ian Kinsler walked, he advanced all the way to third after a stolen base and a throwing error. Kinsler then scored on a J.D. Martinez RBI single. Walker settled down after that, striking out five in his eight innings.

Nelson, now 2-4, lowered his ERA to 3.73 in 50 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Sunday against the Braves.


Brewers P Jimmy Nelson gives up 4 runs against White Sox


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed eight hits in Wednesday night's 4-2 loss to the White Sox. 

Nelson allowed four earned runs and walked two while striking out three. Nelson lasted 6 2/3 innings in the game. This is the second consecutive game where Nelson has allowed four earned runs. 

Nelson's next start is projected for May 19 against the Tigers. 


Brewers P Jimmy Nelson surrenders three home runs Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The long ball was not kind to Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson during Friday's 7-6 loss to the Cubs.

Nelson allowed three home runs and five hits, which resulted in four runs over seven innings of work. Nelson surrendered solo home runs to Dexter Fowler in the first inning as well as to Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler in the fourth inning.

Nelson's main highlight during the outing were his 11 strikeouts with only one walk. He received his third loss of the season for his effort. Nelson (1-3) has not received a win since his first start of season.

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday against the White Sox.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson posts quality start in no-decision Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson didn't factor into the decision Sunday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Nelson had a 3-1 lead after four innings but gave up two runs in the fifth, giving up a run-scoring triple with two outs and following it up by giving up a double to the next batter to tie the game. He pitched into the seventh but wasn't able to complete the inning, and his offense retook the lead in the eighth.

"I was just doing my best to try to get back to the way I was my first three starts," Nelson said to MLB.com. "It's not going to be easy every time out. It was a struggle today. It was a battle."

Nelson owns a 4.03 ERA and 24:11 K:BB ratio 29 innings. He's slated to face the Cubs again Saturday, this time at home.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson tagged for seven runs in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed seven runs, six earned, on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work Monday in Milwaukee's 9-6 loss to the Reds.

Nelson was ripped early and often, starting in the second inning when Jay Bruce ripped a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall for a two-run shot. Then, with two on, pitcher Jason Marquis singled to left center to score a run. After Billy Hamilton reached safely, Nelson walked in a run with the bases loaded before getting out of the second.

Then in the third, Nelson allowed a run on a wild pitch before Marlon Byrd singled to center to bring home another. After another single, Nelson's night was finished.

Nelson, now 1-2, ballooned his ERA to 3.63. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Cubs.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson tosses eight one-run innings vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson didn't factor into the decision Wednesday after giving up just one earned run on three hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out five in his team's 2-1 loss to the Reds.

Nelson surrendered back-to-back singles to open the game, bringing Billy Hamilton, who had stolen second base after his leadoff single, home for an early Reds lead. Nelson buckled down from there, first getting a double play to empty the bases then allowing just one hit over the remainder of the game. However, he was unable to outbattle Reds starter Johnny Cueto, resulting in the no-decision.

Nelson's excellent outing gives him a 1.35 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in 20 innings over three starts. His next test will come Monday in a rematch with the Reds.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson throws five innings in loss Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson threw five innings and gave up two earned runs during Friday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates.

"I felt like I was able to get more ground balls this outing than last outing, although overall I wasn't quite as sharp," Nelson said, per MLB.com "But you're not going to be sharp every time out."

Nelson surrendered five hits, but he did not walk a batter and he struck out three. The two runs were the first runs he's given up this year. His ERA raised to 1.50 and he is now 1-1 on the season. 

"I know this team has good character. I know we're going to respond to this and learn from it," Nelson said. 

His next expected start will be Wednesday against the Reds.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson earns first win of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson worked an efficient seven scoreless innings Saturday, recording nine strikeouts and allowing just two hits in Milwaukee's 6-0 win over the Pirates Saturday. 

Nelson, who also tallied two walks, did not allow a baserunner past second base in the game. It was his first win of the year and kept his ERA a perfect 0.00.

"I didn't question anything at all, I just stuck to the process," Nelson said to MLB.com. "I was still getting a lot of ground balls and stuff. After leaving my hand, I can't do anything about it. I was pretty happy with the work I've put in. Hopefully it'll stay right there. I'm just happy we got this one for the team, really."

He will look to keep rolling Friday when he faces the Pirates again.


Brewers name pitcher Jimmy Nelson fifth starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will start the team's fifth game of the season against the Pirates and will not be skipped in the rotation because of the first off day, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Nelson struggled this spring, posting a 6.23 ERA with 16 strikeouts and four walks in five starts.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson staying positive despite struggles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in a Triple-A outing Monday and has posted a 6.23 ERA in four Cactus League starts, but he and pitching coach Rick Kranitz are focusing on the positives, MLB.com reports.

"This is a tough game, but everybody here is good at taking the positives out of things, and that's what you have to do in this game or it will break you down pretty good," Nelson said. "I've been trying to take the positives from every outing I've had and keep them in the back of my mind and remember how that felt, whether it's mechanically or mentally or anything like that. The pieces are there, I'm just putting them together."

Kranitz indicated that he saw improvement in Nelson's slider Monday.

"We saw some really good things," said Kranitz. "We needed to have him put guys away with the slider, and yesterday, there it was."

Nelson said his confidence remains high heading into Saturday's final spring start.

"I really have just been focused on attacking the strike zone," Nelson said. "Things we can control as pitchers are walks. Hits are going to happen. I've really been trying to cut down my walks first and foremost, and build off that. It's building blocks. First you have to get the strike zone. Then you have to command certain parts of the strike zone. Then you can start doing more advanced stuff."


Brewers' Nelson's spring struggles continue in minor-league start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson threw in a minor-league game Monday in order to stay on schedule, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unfortunately, Nelson's spring struggles continued.

The right-hander allowed 10 runs on 11 hits and four walks, while striking out six in 4 1/3 innings. He threw 86 pitches.

Nelson is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in four Cactus League starts. He has allowed 17 runs (12 earned) on 17 hits and one walk in 13 innings.


Brewers' Roenicke continues to back Nelson despite rough spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has not had a banner spring. The right-hander has allowed 12 runs (nine earned) on 17 hits and one walk in 13 innings (6.23 ERA).

However, despite poor spring numbers, manager Ron Roenicke has not lost faith in Nelson.

“He was the most dominant pitcher in Triple-A,” Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That tells you if we can get back to that guy, then we have a really good major-league starter.

“(The struggles) are because he doesn’t command the ball. When he was in Triple-A, he commanded the ball better, for whatever reason. Maybe it was the confidence he had there. He’s got overpowering stuff but there’s not too many guys who can overpower a major-league hitter if you don’t put it in the right spot. The difference is he’s facing guys that are really good hitters.

“It’s not that he doesn’t throw strikes. When I talk about commanding the ball, that doesn’t mean it’s not a strike. It means when you want to throw it inside, you can throw it inside instead of being outside for a strike. Or if you want to throw it down and you miss up for a strike, that’s not commanding the ball. Commanding it is throwing it in an area you want to throw it, and repeating an offspeed pitch.”


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson throws two scoreless innings in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was one of the few bright spots for Milwaukee in an otherwise dismal spring training day. 

Nelson tossed two scoreless innings and only surrendered one hit in a 5-4 loss to the Royals. Nelson's outing came after recovering from a minor hamstring injury. 

"I felt pretty good out there," Nelson said, per MLB.com. "I was able to work on some things that were good to work on in game situations. I think I was just a tick up in the strike zone, but that's an easy adjustment."

Though Nelson excelled on the mound Monday, that wasn't the case for Brewers pitchers Neal Cotts and Mike Strong. Cotts gave up three hits and two earned runs in one inning pitched and Strong surrendered three hits and three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings pitched. 


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson working on mixing curveball into repertoire


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) impressed manager Ron Roenicke as he threw batting practice Friday, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“The last two times I’ve seen him throw, I really liked it. Just better command with his stuff,” Roenicke. "We’re trying to simplify things for him a little bit.

“First, we have to get him locked in with his fastball, get it over the plate, down, so he can attack hitters with it. He has come up with a curveball this year and I like it. It’s a nice curveball. With all of his pitches, I’m liking what I’m seeing.”

Nelson relied primarily on his fastball and sinker last season. He did throw a changeup, but he didn't throw it much. With the addition of a curveball, the Brewers are hoping it will aid his other pitches.

“He throws a changeup but he’s thinking this will help,” Roenicke said. “He’s still working on his changeup and he’ll see which one comes out better.

“He’ll throw all four (pitches). I don’t think he’ll get rid of one. But in different games you go sometimes with a different offspeed, depending on which is working better that day.”


Brewers set spring rotation, Kyle Lohse lined up for opening day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse will start the team's Cactus League opener Thursday, MLB.com reports, lining Lohse up to receive the opening-day start on April 6.

Though Lohse appears in line to start opening day, he dodged a question regarding the potential assignment. "How about we answer that question when something is official?" Lohse said.

After Lohse's Thursday start, the Brewers will line up Matt Garza, Wily Peralta, Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson in the spring rotation, FOXSportsWisconsin.com reports.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson likely to miss one spring start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will likely miss one spring start, according to MLB.com.

Nelson came into camp dealing with a hamstring injury, but was able to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. He reported no issues on Monday, and is close to getting back on a normal schedule. Despite that, he's likely to miss out on one start this spring. Manager Ron Roenicke doesn't think it's a big deal. "You could say he's behind, but do they really need all those games?" Roenicke said. "I don't know."

The 25-year-old Nelson is expected to compete for a spot in the team's rotation this spring. He posted a 4.93 ERA over 69 1/3 innings last year. 


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson throw live batting practice Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson threw live batting practice Sunday and reported no issues, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Nelson has been suffering from a hamstring injury, which pushed back his previous batting practice session.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) has BP session moved again


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson didn't throw live batting practice as scheduled Saturday, with the team choosing to let his injured hamstring rest, MLB.com reports.

Manager Ron Roenicke reiterated Saturday that Nelson's hamstring injury is minor and that the pitcher is scheduled to throw Sunday. Roenicke added that he "would be surprised" if the pitcher was pushed back again.

Nelson saw his first significant action with the Brewers in 2014, going 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA and 57:19 K:BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson dealing with minor hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson rested again Friday due to a hamstring injury, according to MLB.com. However, manager Ron Roenicke continues to indicate it is not a serious injury.

Brewers GM not looking to add another starting pitcher


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Sunday the team is not looking to add another starting pitcher to replace Yovani Gallardo.

"I don't think we have room for a notable starting pitcher," Melvin said. "We'd like to add a pitcher that could be a spot starter."

Milwaukee currently has Jimmy Nelson as their fifth starter, who went 2-9 in 2014 with a 4.93 ERA and 57 strikeouts for the club.


Brewers GM Doug Melvin: Jimmy Nelson is in the rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Now that the Nationals have agreed to a contract with Max Scherzer, there is some speculation Washington could be ready to deal starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who will be a free agent after the 2015 season.

One potential landing spot for Zimmermann might be with the Brewers, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi. However, a trade to Milwaukee doesn't seem likely since the Brewers would probably have to include Jimmy Nelson in a trade or have Nelson start the year in the minors, if Zimmermann is acquired.

However, neither of those scenarios are going to happen, according to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.

"Jimmy Nelson is in the rotation," Melvin told Morosi.

The 25-year-old Nelson went 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 14 appearances (12 starts) as a rookie in 2014. He struck out 57 batters and walked 19 in 69 1/3 innings. Nelson was considered a top-100 prospect last season by MLB.com and Baseball America.


Jimmy Nelson named Friday starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) The Brewers scratched Matt Garza Friday due to shoulder tightness. Jimmy Nelson will step in for a spot start against the Cubs at Miller Park, per MLB.com.

Nelson was moved to the bullpen earlier in the month after rosters expanded. He is 2-8 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 65 innings of work.

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.