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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%: 43/9 | Average Draft Position: 324.25
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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.


Jimmy Nelson to start for Yovani Gallardo Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Following Friday's win over the Marlins, the Brewers confirmed what seemed obvious for Sunday's; starter Yovani Gallardo's ankle will keep him off the mound for his next start.

Manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jimmy Nelson will take the ball for Sunday's series finale instead of Gallardo, though there is no indication Gallardo will require a disabled list trip. Gallardo is likely to miss just the one start, so it is not clear what the move to open a roster spot for Nelson will entail.

Nelson is one of the team's top prospects, and has been dealing at the Triple-A level this season. He has a 1.71 ERA in 58 innings of work, while striking out 58 batters and walking just 17. 


Brewers send four to Nashville


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Brewers optioned infielders Hunter Morris and Jason Rogers as well as pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Ariel Pena to Triple-A Nashville Monday, the team announced.

Morris went 2 for 16 in nine games this spring, while Rogers went 4 of 18 with three walks in nine games. Nelson surrendered two earned runs in three innings while striking out four in two appearances. Pena allowed two unearned runs in three hitless innings while striking out two and walking five.


Brewers no longer have need for rotation competition


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) With Matt Garza agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Brewers that doesn't bode well for some of the younger starting pitchers -- Tyler ThornburgJohnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson and Will Smith -- who were competing for the final spot in the team's rotation.

"I know it stinks for one of the young guys who was going to be competing for that extra spot, but they’ll have their opportunities," Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse said. "This helps out the rotation a lot, I think. It’s a good thing for us."


Jimmy Nelson solid in first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson made his final appearance of the season Saturday, in a spot start against the Mets. 

Nelson tossed five solid innings in his first major league start, holding the Mets to one run. He allowed just one hit, while walking three, striking out four and throwing 39 of 73 pitches for strikes.

Nelson left the game with a no-decision, as the Brewers' offense struggled to get going. He finishes the season with 10 innings at the major-league level, after posting a 3.67 ERA in 83 1/3 innings for Triple-A Nashville. The 24-year-old allowed just one run in his four appearances, and could figure into the team's rotation plans in spring training. 


Jimmy Nelson will start for injured Wily Peralta


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Brewers starter Wily Peralta will miss his final start of the season on Saturday because of a blister on his throwing hand, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Jimmy Nelson will earn a spot start against the Mets in his place. He posted a 3.67 ERA in 15 starts (83 1/3 innings) at Triple-A Nashville this season.

Jimmy Nelson on call to make a start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/24/2013) According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson has an opportunity to make his first career major league start this week. Wily Peralta, who is dealing with a blister, may not be able to make his final scheduled start of the season on Saturday, so Nelson could get the call instead to face the Mets.

Nelson has made three relief appearances since his Sept. 3 callup, having allowed only one hit and no runs over five innings.


Brewers considering a start for Jimmy Nelson


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) The Brewers continue to consider giving top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson a start before the end of the season, MLB.com reports Monday. That said, manager Ron Roenicke declined to give any kind of date.

Milwaukee already is using a six-man rotation at the moment. Nelson would likely fit into the rotation during the season's final road trip against the Braves or Mets. 

"He’s an aggressive guy, and that makes a difference," Roenicke said. "Maybe he’ll be wild, I don’t know. But he’s going to come at you and he’s going to give you his best stuff. Those are the kind of guys you want to see, so if we can get him in there, we want to see him."


Brewers to add three players to roster Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) The Brewers announed Monday they will recall pitcher Johnny Hellweg and outfielder Sean Halton, and purchase the contract of James Nelson from Triple-A Nashville Tuesday. Nelson is considered the Brewers' top prospect by MLB.com.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Hellweg will join the rotation, Nelson will pitch out of the bullpen and Halton will start at first base when a left-handed pitcher is on the hill, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Brewers promote pitcher prospect to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) The Brewers announced Wednesday starting pitcher prospect Jimmy Nelson was promoted from Double-A Huntsville to Triple-A Nashville. Nelson was 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 12 starts for Huntsville.

The 2010 second-round pick struck out 72 batters and walked just 15 in 69 innings. Nelson is considered the Brewers' eighth-best prospect by MLB.com.


Jimmy Nelson among strikeout leaders at Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2013) Brewers pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson is tied with White Sox prospect Erik Johnson and Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker for the Southern League (Double-A) lead in strikeouts with 32. 

Nelson improved to 3-0 in his last start for Huntsville, striking out six in six innings. He has managed less than six strikeouts just once in five starts. Nelson has a 1.30 ERA and .178 opponents' batting average through 27 2/3 innings. He also has walked just five batters.


Jimmy Nelson past injury woes, thriving


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) Brewers pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson is no longer plagued by the shoulder problems that hindered him in 2012 and is off to a promising start for Double-A Huntsville. Nelson is 2-0 with a 1.25 ERA and .175 opponents' batting average through four starts.

"I think it was actually a blessing in disguise," Nelson said of his shoulder woes the second half of last season to MLB.com. "I learned to pitch when I didn't have my best stuff, and that has helped me. I also used my changeup a lot more, and now I have another good pitch."

Nelson, who is considered the Brewers' eighth-best prospect by MLB.com, has struck out 26 and walked five in 21 2/3 innings. He's allowed only three earned runs.

"I tried to compensate for my sore shoulder and had trouble repeating my delivery," said Nelson, who was 2-4 with a 3.91 ERA in 10 starts for Huntsville last season. "I lost my command. Now everything is working in unison again, and I don't have trouble throwing strikes.