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Ricky Nolasco
ERA W-L K
4.42 8-14 144
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 215 NFBC ADP: 679.31
Position: SPBorn: 12/13/1982 Birthplace: Corona, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cubs (2001)


Latest News
Sep. 28 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Nolasco allowed only one unearned in eight innings of the Angels' 8-1 win over the A's on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nolasco had struggled in his first five starts for the Angels but improved to 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA in his last six starts.
Sep. 18 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Nolasco (6-15) tossed six shutout innings as the Angels ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday.
Analysis: It was Nolasco's first win against Toronto and he has now recorded wins over every major league team but two - the Marlins and Indians.
Sep. 7 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET0:47 ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST12:17 AM VEN8:47 UAE11:47 PM CT-Nolasco took a perfect game into the sixth inning of Tuesday's start in Oakland, but allowed the first three runners to reach in the eighth - all who later scored - to be stuck with a tough 3-2 defeat.
Analysis: On the positive side, Nolasco has now turned in back-to-back strong starts after tossing a four-hit shutout against Cincinnati on Wednesday. That's his only victory since the All-Star break, though. Nolasco's next start comes Monday at home against Seattle, a team he defeated with six innings of two-run ball with the Twins on May 29.
Sep. 1 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Nolasco pitched a four-hitter for his fifth career shutout and first victory for the Angels in a 3-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Nolasco, who walked none and struck out seven on Wednesday, had gone winless with a 5.70 ERA in his first five starts for the Angels, who acquired the native of nearby Corona, California, from Minnesota at the trade deadline.
Aug. 5 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Nolasco allowed five runs and six hits - including three homers - in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the A's.
Analysis: Nolasco has now alternated good and bad performances in his last four starts, allowing two runs over 14 innings in the two good ones but 11 runs in eight in the other two. He'll get the ball Wednesday against a Cubs team he is 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA lifetime against, but hasn't faced since 2013.
Aug. 1 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET16:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)3:44 PM CT-The Angels acquired Nolasco and fellow right-hander Alex Meyer from the Twins on Monday for starting pitcher Hector Santiago and Double-A reliever Alan Busenitz.
Analysis: Nolasco went 15-22 with a 5.44 ERA for the Twins since signing a $49 million, four-year contract before the 2014 season. He's 4-8 with a 5.13 ERA in 21 starts this season.
July 30 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Nolasco was brilliant for a season-high eight innings Friday, allowing one run and three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a 12-inning win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Nolasco's best performance of the season may have come at a very good time for the Twins because he has been among the names rumored to be on the block with the trade deadline approaching. He's provided Minnesota with a quality start in four of his last five outings.
May 30 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Nolasco allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and may have saved his rotation spot Sunday with the Twins.
Analysis: Nolasco rebounded from his worst start of the season his last time out. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings with six runs allowed on eight hits to the Kansas City Royals. Entering Sunday, Nolasco was carrying an 8.14 ERA in May.
Apr. 22 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Nolasco picked up his first victory in Thursday's 8-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: He held the Brewers to one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings while walking one and striking out seven.
Apr. 11 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Nolasco had a fine first start Sunday, allowing one run and three hits over seven innings in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Nolasco had to earn a spot in the rotation after going 5-2 with a 6.75 ERA last season.
Mar. 29 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-The Twins have finalized their 25-man regular season roster, making Nolasco their fifth starter. The Twins announced Tuesday they've optioned right-hander Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester with left-hander Ryan O'Rourke. Left-hander Logan Darnell and right-hander Brandon Kintzler were reassigned to minor-league camp.
Analysis: Duffey, who was competing with Nolasco, went 5-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts as a rookie last year. Nolasco has a 5.64 ERA over his last two injury-affected seasons with the Twins. He'll follow Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson, Phil Hughes and Tommy Milone in the rotation.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 Fla 11 11 0 - 0 35 22 0 140.0 157 86 75 20 41 5 99 1.41 4.82
2007 Fla 1 2 0 - 0 5 4 0 21.1 26 16 13 3 9 2 11 1.64 5.48
2008 Fla 15 8 0 - 0 34 32 1 212.1 192 88 83 28 42 6 186 1.10 3.52
2009 Fla 13 9 0 - 0 31 31 2 185.0 188 111 104 23 44 7 195 1.25 5.06
2010 Fla 14 9 0 - 0 26 26 1 157.2 169 82 79 24 33 1 147 1.28 4.51
2011 Fla 10 12 0 - 0 33 33 2 206.0 244 117 107 20 44 8 148 1.40 4.67
2012 Mia 12 13 0 - 0 31 31 3 191.0 214 100 95 18 47 9 125 1.37 4.48
2013 Mia 5 8 0 - 0 18 18 0 112.1 112 50 48 11 25 1 90 1.22 3.85
2013 LAD 8 3 0 - 0 16 15 0 87.0 83 40 34 6 21 0 75 1.20 3.52
2013 Tot 13 11 0 - 0 34 33 0 199.1 195 90 82 17 46 1 165 1.21 3.70
2014 Min 6 12 0 - 0 27 27 1 159.0 203 96 95 22 38 1 115 1.52 5.38
2015 Min 5 2 0 - 0 9 8 0 37.1 50 31 28 3 14 2 35 1.71 6.75
2016 Min 4 8 0 - 0 21 21 0 124.2 139 77 71 18 29 0 93 1.35 5.13
2016 LAA 4 6 0 - 0 11 11 1 73.0 63 27 26 8 15 0 51 1.07 3.21
2016 Tot 8 14 0 - 0 32 32 1 197.2 202 104 97 26 44 0 144 1.24 4.42
Career 108 103 0 - 0 297 279 11 1706.2 1840 921 858 204 402 42 1370 1.31 4.52

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Fla 35 41 2 7 0 0 1 5 2 19 0 0 .171 .209 .244
2007 Fla 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Fla 34 63 1 9 2 0 0 5 2 35 0 0 .143 .169 .175
2009 Fla 31 50 1 7 0 0 0 3 2 25 0 0 .140 .173 .140
2010 Fla 26 47 3 8 3 0 0 3 2 16 0 0 .170 .204 .234
2011 Fla 33 56 5 5 2 0 0 1 3 22 0 0 .089 .150 .125
2012 Mia 31 56 4 9 3 0 0 8 4 27 0 0 .161 .217 .214
2013 Mia 18 30 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 17 0 0 .100 .182 .133
2013 LAD 16 20 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 .150 .261 .200
2013 Tot 34 50 3 6 2 0 0 1 6 24 0 0 .120 .214 .160
2014 Min 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Min 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Min 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2016 LAA 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2016 Tot 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .400 .000
Career 297 377 19 51 12 0 1 26 23 177 0 0 .135 .187 .175

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 LAD Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 6.75
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 6.75
Career 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 6.75

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 LAD Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1610 95 86 90.4 48.32
Curveball 376 77 68 73.2 11.28
Slider 1097 86 76 81.2 32.92
Split-Finger 249 83 76 79.5 7.47

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