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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson has short night

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:48:34 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson needed 105 pitches to get through five innings against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, June 21. He allowed one run on six hits, walked one and struck out two.

Fantasy Tip: After working fewer than six innings just twice in his first 11 starts, Nelson has failed to pitch more than 5 1/3 frames in any of his four June outings -- he's also 0-3 with just eight strikeouts for the month. Nelson is really laboring right now despite some very advantageous match-ups; three of his last four opponents rank in the bottom six in runs scored this year. He shouldn't be cut loose just yet, but those with other options might want to keep him reserved for the time being.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson has off outing

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:07:40 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson fell to 5-6 on the year after losing his start Wednesday, June 15, versus the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings, surrendering eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks. He also picked up only two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Prior to this month, a case could be made that Nelson was actually one of the most underrated starting pitchers in all of baseball. In fact, he allowed two earned runs or less in nine of his first 11 starts. Since the calendar flipped to June, though, the 26-year-old has suddenly given up six runs in two of three assignments, seeing his ERA jump from 2.88 to 3.92 in the process. It's a little concerning, but considering how steady he was through the first two months, his owners just need to keep trotting him out there in hopes he turns it back around.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson loses to Phils

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:36:50 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson (5-4) allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, June 3, with three walks and one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: Entering play Friday, Nelson had allowed just five runs over his previous four starts but he experienced his shortest outing of 2016 against the Phils, who have had their share of offensive problems. He will look to bounce back in his next start versus the New York Mets Thursday, June 9.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson settles down for win

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:25:53 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson struggled early but settled down to allow two runs and six hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings Sunday, May 29. Milwaukee beat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4, and Nelson's record improved to 5-3.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson had eight walks and 18 strikeouts in his past three starts prior to this one, but this is the first win for Nelson since May 2. You may want to watch Nelson's matchups, as the team he is on (Milwaukee) is struggling and holds down Nelson's fantasy value. He may be worth a DFS start if the matchup warrants.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:25:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not starting Tuesday, May 24, against the Milwaukee Brewers. C Tyler Flowers is batting fifth against Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers has seen the majority of the action this week, but this still looks like a true platoon. In his past 10 at-bats Flowers has two doubles and a home run, so he has demonstrated some slugging tendencies. The platoon situation makes Flowers less desirable in weekly or annual leagues, but DFS players should take advantage.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson solid

Wed, 18 May 2016 23:19:24 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allowed five hits and four walks over 7 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday, May 18, in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson has quietly been decent this year with a 4-3 record, a 3.07 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and a 7.06 K/9. He'll be a midrange DFS option when his turn comes around.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson does it with arm, bat

Mon, 02 May 2016 22:32:28 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings in a win Monday, May 2, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and he also had a pair of singles, including an RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson improved to 4-2 with a 3.05 ERA after the quality start, his fourth in six outings this season. He has emerged as a surprising must-start in all NL-only fantasy leagues and some mixed formats as well. His price tag is rising in DFS, but he remains a pretty solid value still.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson effectively wild in victory

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:40:05 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while fanning nine in six frames Sunday, April 10, to get the victory over the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson walked a fine line between wild and nasty en route to outdueling Dallas Keuchel, giving up a pair of solo shots while posting his highest strikeout total since last May. The 26-year-old Alabama alum is obviously capable of occasional outings like this and is a decent back-end starter in fantasy, although owners may want to sit him for his next scheduled start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson takes hard-luck loss

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:08:22 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allowed two earned runs, five hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, April 5, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson certainly deserved a better fate after the quality start. If he pitches like this on a regular basis he might be worth a look in more than the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues, but like this game he'll probably have a hard time with offensive support.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson scratched Friday

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:56:37 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson (illness) was scratched from his spring start Friday, March 25, with an illness. The illness won't impact the regular season rotation, according to manager Craig Counsell.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson is near the top of a rebuilding Milwaukee rotation, and he showed improvements against righties and to his ground-ball profile in 2015. However, struggles against lefties and mediocre control limits his upside for fantasy owners. He's a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues and is better as an NL-only starter.

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