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#46
Ivan Nova
ERA W-L K
4.14 11-14 129
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-5 / 240 NFBC ADP: 255.15
Position: SPBorn: 1/12/1987 Birthplace: Palenque, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2004)


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Sep. 22 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Ivan Nova allowed two runs - one earned - on six hits and four walks in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Friday. Nova struck out two, ending the game with a 4.14 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova avoided reaching a National League-high 15 losses, but he committed a throwing error that allowed the unearned run to score.
Sep. 17 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-Ivan Nova fell to 11-14, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 4.20 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova had struggled since the All-Star break, but he went into the outing against the Reds with a fresh outlook. Nova had allowed one hit and faced the minimum 18 batters before Jesse Winker led off the seventh with a drive to right for his sixth homer. He dropped to 1-6 in his last seven starts.
Sep. 16 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET23:47 ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST11:17 PM VEN7:47 UAE (+1)10:47 PM CT-Nova left Saturday's start in Cincinnati in the seventh inning with right calf discomfort.
Analysis: Nova will make his next scheduled start Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sep. 10 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 11-13, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 on Sunday. Nova struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova is 1-7 with a 6.89 ERA in his last nine starts.
Aug. 31 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 11-12, allowing five runs - four earned - on five hits and one walk in 3.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs 17-3 on Wednesday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 4.11 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova lost for the fourth time in five starts and has surrendered 12 runs over eight inning in the last two. His next start comes Tuesday again against the Cubs.
Aug. 26 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET0:04 ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST11:34 PM VEN8:04 UAE11:04 PM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 11-11, allowing seven runs - five earned - on eight hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 on Friday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova tied a season high in runs allowed in dropping to 1-5 with a 6.23 ERA in his last seven starts.
Aug. 21 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 11-10, allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Sunday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova pitched at least six innings in each of his first 15 starts. He's failed to do it four times in his last 10.
Aug. 15 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Nova fell to 10-10, allowing two runs - one earned - on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nova struck out four, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 9 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Nova fell to 10-9, allowing six runs on 10 hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Detroit Tigers 10-0 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 3.87 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 5 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-Ivan Nova allowed four runs - one earned - on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 10-6 on Friday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 3.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova was once again hit hard, serving up two more homers. In his six starts since July 1, Nova has permitted 10 homers over 34.2 innings for a MLB-worst 2.60 home runs allowed per 9 innings. His next outing is Wednesday at Detroit.
July 30 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 10-8, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Saturday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova has allowed 15 homers on the road as opposed to just four at home, helping to account for the disparity in home ERA (2.83) vs. road ERA (4.42).
July 24 7:34 AM PT8:34 AM MT9:34 AM CT10:34 AM ET10:34 ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST10:04 AM VEN18:34 UAE9:34 AM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 10-7, allowing seven runs on nine hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 13-3 on Sunday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 3.62 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova has a 5.55 ERA over his last six starts and opponents have a .920 OPS in that stretch.
July 18 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET22:52 ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST10:22 PM VEN6:52 UAE (+1)9:52 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 10-6, allowing three runs on 10 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 3.27 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Milwaukee pounded Nova but only managed three runs on Travis Shaw's homer with one out in the third.
July 8 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)10:48 PM CT-Nova improved to 9-6, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Saturday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 3.21 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova retired 11 of the first 12 batters he faced before giving up back-to-back bombs with two outs in the fourth.
July 3 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Nova fell to 8-6, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Monday. Nova struck out one, ending the game with a 3.24 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He allowed more than three earned runs for only the fourth time in 17 starts.
June 29 7:17 AM PT8:17 AM MT9:17 AM CT10:17 AM ET10:17 ET14:17 GMT22:17 7:17 AM MST9:17 AM EST9:47 AM VEN18:17 UAE9:17 AM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 8-5, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Wednesday. Nova struck out one, ending the game with a 3.08 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Despite failing to last at least six innings for the first time in his 16 starts this year, Nova improved to 5-2 over his past eight outings. The steady right-hander owns a 3.69 ERA during that stretch and gets a favorable matchup when he next takes the mound Monday at Philadelphia.
June 22 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 7-5, allowing four runs on a career high-tying 11 hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova's ERA climbed above 3.00 for the second time this season. He had won his previous two starts behind a 2.08 ERA.
June 18 12:03 AM PT1:03 AM MT2:03 AM CT3:03 AM ET3:03 ET7:03 GMT15:03 12:03 AM MST2:03 AM EST2:33 AM VEN11:03 UAE2:03 AM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 7-4, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday. Nova struck out six, ending the game with a 2.91 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: That's now 12 quality starts in 14 outings this season for the steady right-hander, who's 4-1 with a 3.46 ERA over his past six assignments. Nova may not help much in the strikeout category, but his consistency is a definite plus.
June 11 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 6-4, allowing one hit over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday. Nova struck out four, ending the game with a 2.83 ERA and 1.01 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova had posted a 4.21 ERA over his last seven starts, a big departure from the 1.50 ERA he posted in his first five.
June 6 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Nova said his left knee feels fine and he should be able to make his next scheduled start in Sunday's finale against the Marlins.
Analysis: Nova was removed from his start June 6 in Baltimore with left knee inflammation. He still notched his 10th quality start in 12 outings.
May 30 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET21:40 ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST9:10 PM VEN5:40 UAE (+1)8:40 PM CT-Nova fell to 5-4, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Tuesday. Nova struck out three, ending the game with a 2.92 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova failed a second time to record a third straight winning decision this season.
May 25 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET15:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE2:39 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 5-3, allowing four runs on 10 hits and one walk in 8.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-4 on Thursday. Nova struck out one, ending the game with a 2.83 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova missed out on becoming the first pitcher in the big leagues with three complete games this season. The right-hander has pitched at least six innings in all 10 of his starts.
May 20 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET19:28 ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST6:58 PM VEN3:28 UAE (+1)6:28 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on nine hits in 7.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday. Nova struck out three, ending the game with a 2.63 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The NL's Pitcher of the Month for April finally earned his first win in May, though he did log quality starts in each of his previous two outings. Nova has been hit rather hard this month, though, with opponents batting .327 off the right-hander in his four May starts.
May 15 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-Ivan Nova allowed three runs on nine hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Sunday. Nova struck out four, ending the game with a 2.48 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova's pitch-to-contact approach has caught up with him a bit over his last three starts, but he's still been pretty solid and has made four straight starts on the road. With the Pirates playing 22 of their next 31 at home, he'll have plenty of chances to be effectively efficient again.
May 10 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Ivan Nova allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.1 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday. Nova struck out two, ending the game with a 2.23 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova walked two batters for the first time since joining the Pirates at last season's trade deadline.
May 4 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Ivan Nova fell to 3-3, allowing four runs on 10 hits in 6.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday. Nova struck out five, ending the game with a 2.14 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova was named National League Pitcher of the Month for April with a 1.50 ERA and two complete games. He had more complete games in April than he did walks. Nova didn't walk a batter on Thursday, but the Reds got plenty of good swings off him.
Apr. 29 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Ivan Nova improved to 3-2, allowing three hits in a complete-game shutout, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. Nova struck out seven, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 0.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nova continued his impressive start to the season, which includes walking just one batter over 36 innings, tossed his second complete game in three starts. His next start comes Thursday at Cincinnati, and his worst outing of the season came against the Reds on April 12, when he allowed four runs and eight hits with just one strikeout over six innings of a 9-2 loss.
Apr. 23 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Facing his former team for the first time, Nova defeated the Yankees on Sunday by yielding one run on four hits and a walk and striking out seven over seven strong innings.
Analysis: Nova (2-2) has posted a 2.00 ERA while beginning his 2017 campaign with four consecutive quality starts. He's now 7-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 15 starts since being acquired from the Yankees last August, numbers certainly worthy of fantasy consideration.
Apr. 7 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Nova permitted just an unearned run over six innings Friday to beat the Braves 5-4 in his season debut.
Analysis: He went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA and three complete games in 11 starts with Pittsburgh after being acquired from the Yankees on Aug. 1.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 NYY 1 2 0 - 1 10 7 0 42.0 44 22 21 4 17 2 26 1.45 4.50
2011 NYY 16 4 0 - 0 28 27 0 165.1 163 74 68 13 57 3 98 1.33 3.70
2012 NYY 12 8 0 - 0 28 28 0 170.1 194 100 95 28 56 3 153 1.47 5.02
2013 NYY 9 6 0 - 0 23 20 3 139.1 135 49 48 9 44 3 116 1.28 3.10
2014 NYY 2 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 20.2 32 19 19 6 6 0 12 1.84 8.27
2015 NYY 6 11 0 - 0 17 17 0 94.0 99 54 53 13 33 0 63 1.40 5.07
2016 NYY 7 6 1 - 1 21 15 0 97.1 107 54 53 19 25 1 75 1.36 4.90
2016 Pit 5 2 0 - 0 11 11 3 64.2 68 27 22 4 3 0 52 1.10 3.06
2016 Tot 12 8 1 - 1 32 26 3 162.0 175 81 75 23 28 1 127 1.25 4.17
2017 Pit 11 14 0 - 0 30 30 2 185.0 199 95 85 29 35 2 129 1.26 4.14
Career 69 55 1 - 2 172 159 8 978.2 1041 494 464 125 276 14 724 1.35 4.27

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 NYY 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 NYY 28 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2013 NYY 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 NYY 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Pit 11 22 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 .136 .136 .136
2016 Tot 32 26 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 .115 .115 .115
2017 Pit 30 51 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 .020 .020 .020
Career 172 91 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 62 0 0 .055 .055 .055

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 NYY Total 1 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 8.1 7 4 4 2 4 0 8 4.32
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 8.1 7 4 4 2 4 0 8 4.32
Career 1 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 8.1 7 4 4 2 4 0 8 4.32


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1803 97 89 92.8 68.24
Curveball 582 84 75 80.6 22.03
Changeup 257 89 83 86.4 9.73

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