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#52
Jimmy Nelson
ERA W-L K
3.49 12-6 199
Team: MilwaukeeHt / Wt: 6-6 / 246 NFBC ADP: 498.51
Position: SPBorn: 6/5/1989 Birthplace: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Brewers (2010)


Latest News
Dec. 11 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has reiterated that ace Jimmy Nelson will not resume throwing until spring training and won't be ready for opening day as he comes back from a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Nelson was 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA last season. The right-hander was hurt Sept. 8 diving back to first after rounding the base after getting a single.
Sep. 9 11:07 AM PT12:07 PM MT1:07 PM CT2:07 PM ET14:07 ET18:07 GMT2:07 11:07 AM MST1:07 PM EST1:37 PM VEN22:07 UAE1:07 PM CT-Nelson not only won't return this season but also is unlikely to be available for the start of the 2018 campaign after undergoing successful shoulder surgery.
Analysis: Nelson jammed his shoulder while diving to a base earlier this month, suffering a strained right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear. Nelson had a 0.96 ERA with 24 strikeouts over 18.2 innings in winning his last three starts and ranked seventh in the majors with 199 strikeouts at the time of his injury.
Sep. 8 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET23:13 ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST10:43 PM VEN7:13 UAE (+1)10:13 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 12-6, allowing four hits and two walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Friday. Nelson struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.49 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson pitched four-hit ball over five innings before leaving after jamming his right shoulder. He is scheduled for tests on Saturday, though the Brewers don't think the injury is serious. Nelson is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his last three starts.
Sep. 8 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET22:17 ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST9:47 PM VEN6:17 UAE (+1)9:17 PM CT-Nelson has left Friday night's game against the Cubs because of a sore right arm. The 28-year-old right-hander threw four-hit ball over five scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking two. He also singled off the left-field wall in the fifth and had to dive back to first after rounding the base.
Analysis: Nelson entered the day 11-6 with a 3.59 ERA in 28 starts.
Sep. 2 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 11-6, allowing three hits and three walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Washington Nationals 1-0 on Friday. Nelson struck out 11, ending the game with a 3.59 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson has a 2.88 ERA in four starts since being pounded for 10 runs in 3.2 innings against the Reds on Aug. 11. He next takes the ball Wednesday against those same Reds, but this time in Cincinnati, where he is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two outings this season.
Aug. 28 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 10-6, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 6.2 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday. Nelson struck out six, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was a nice bounce-back performance for Nelson after he had gone 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA over his previous three starts.
Aug. 23 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Tuesday. Nelson struck out six, ending the game with a 3.79 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson, who has a 2.70 ERA in three road starts since the All-Star break, next takes the mound Sunday at Dodger Stadium. In four career starts against the Dodgers, Nelson has a 1.33 ERA and 1.04 WHIP but has received just four total runs of support leaving him with an 0-2 record.
Aug. 16 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed five runs - three earned - on eight hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Wednesday. Nelson struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.74 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson, who allowed a career-high 10 runs in his previous outing, settled down after a shaky third inning, retiring 11 consecutive batters at one point. He remains a good fantasy option, ranking among the NL's top 10 in innings and strikeouts.
Aug. 12 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET0:40 ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST12:10 AM VEN8:40 UAE11:40 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson fell to 9-6, allowing 10 runs - nine earned - on 11 hits and three walks in 3.2 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 11-10 on Friday. Nelson struck out four, ending the game with a 3.72 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson allowed a career high in runs and tied a career high for hits allowed after going 4-1 with a 2.79 ERA in his previous eight starts.
Aug. 6 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed one run on six hits and two walks in 8.0 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday. Nelson struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.24 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 1 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-Nelson improved to 9-5, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nelson struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.37 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
July 26 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Wednesday. Nelson struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
July 20 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson fell to 8-5, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. Nelson struck out five, ending the game with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander suffered his first loss after going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his previous four starts while striking out 34 over 25 2/3 innings.
July 16 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in 6.2 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Saturday. Nelson struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.27 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: In his last six starts at Miller Park, Nelson is 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA and 11.13 strikeouts per nine innings.
July 9 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Nelson improved to 8-4, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the New York Yankees 5-3 on Sunday. Nelson struck out six, ending the game with a 3.30 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He has a 2.37 ERA while winning his last three starts.
July 4 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET20:58 ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST8:28 PM VEN4:58 UAE (+1)7:58 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 7-4, allowing one run - zero earned - in 7.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Tuesday. Nelson struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.20 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson continued his resurgence, winning for the fifth time in six decisions.
June 29 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET23:03 ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST10:33 PM VEN7:03 UAE (+1)10:03 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 6-4, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 11-3 on Thursday. Nelson struck out 11, ending the game with a 3.43 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
June 23 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson fell to 5-4, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday. Nelson struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson had gone 4-1 with a 2.24 ERA in his previous nine starts.
June 19 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET18:39 GMT2:39 11:39 AM MST1:39 PM EST2:09 PM VEN22:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 5-3, allowing one run - zero earned - on six hits and two walks in 9.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Sunday. Nelson struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson, who tossed his first career complete game, now has a 2.02 ERA and 41 strikeouts over 35.2 innings in his last five starts. He next takes the ball Friday in Atlanta, and had a tough time against the Braves on April 29, yielding five runs and a career high-tying 11 hits in five innings.
June 14 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks in 5.2 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Tuesday. Nelson struck out four, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson had a 2.16 ERA over his previous seven starts before struggling a bit in this one.
June 8 10:12 PM PT11:12 PM MT12:12 AM CT1:12 AM ET1:12 ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST12:42 AM VEN9:12 UAE12:12 AM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Wednesday. Nelson struck out six, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson has put behind his rough April by going 3-1 with an excellent 2.16 ERA over seven starts through May and June. The right-hander is also notching plenty of strikeouts, having fanned 27 during a three-start unbeaten stretch.
June 3 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed five hits without giving up a run in 8.0 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday. Nelson struck out 11, ending the game with a 3.36 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson hasn't allowed a walk in his last 18 innings. The right-hander became the first player in franchise history to have consecutive starts with 10 or more strikeouts without issuing a walk. He next takes the ball Wednesday against the Giants.
May 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-Jimmy Nelson improved to 3-3, allowing one run on seven hits in 7.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Sunday. Nelson struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson controlled the strike zone with a fastball in the mid-90s and used the shadows that crept across the diamond to his advantage. He threw first-pitch strikes to 23 of 27 batters he faced as Milwaukee built an 8-1 lead with the tall right-hander on the hill.
May 23 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson fell to 2-3, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday. Nelson struck out three, ending the game with a 4.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson wasn't overly sharp in this one, but he's still compiled a 2.61 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings over four starts this month. The right-hander will be in a tough spot, though, when he faces a potent Arizona lineup Sunday at Miller Park.
May 17 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson improved to 2-2, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Tuesday. Nelson struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson took a shutout into the sixth inning and has a 1.15 ERA in three starts this month. He's struck out a season-high eight batters in back-to-back starts. However, Nelson would seemingly be a risky play Sunday at Wrigley Field, where he's 1-3 with a 5.77 ERA in six starts.
May 11 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson allowed one run - zero earned - on four hits and four walks in 6.2 innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Thursday. Nelson matched a season high with eight strikeouts, ending the game with a 3.99 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nelson's next start comes Tuesday at San Diego, where he has an 8.00 ERA in two career starts.
May 6 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-Jimmy Nelson did not allow a hit or walk in 3.0 scoreless innings as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Friday. Nelson struck out two, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 30 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET0:33 ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST12:03 AM VEN8:33 UAE11:33 PM CT-Jimmy Nelson fell to 1-2, allowing five runs on 11 hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Atlanta Braves 11-3 on Saturday. Nelson struck out two, ending the game with a 5.34 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 13 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Nelson turned in his second straight strong start and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped Cincinnati's four-game winning streak, knocking off the Reds 5-1 Thursday night.
Analysis: Nelson (1-0) gave up one run and five hits in seven innings, striking out five without a walk. Last week against the Cubs, he threw six solid innings.
Apr. 8 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Nelson was impressive in his 2017 debut despite not getting a decision, yielding a run and four hits in six innings with two walks and eight strikeouts against the Cubs.
Analysis: This is the kind of form Nelson showed through much of the first half of last season, posting a 3.39 ERA in his first 19 starts. However, he ended up leading the NL in losses and walks after going 2-9 with a 6.75 ERA in his final 13 starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Mil 0 0 0 - 0 4 1 0 10.0 2 1 1 0 5 0 8 0.70 0.90
2014 Mil 2 9 0 - 0 14 12 0 69.1 82 42 38 6 19 0 57 1.46 4.93
2015 Mil 11 13 0 - 0 30 30 0 177.1 163 89 81 18 65 4 148 1.29 4.11
2016 Mil 8 16 0 - 0 32 32 0 179.1 186 108 92 25 86 2 140 1.52 4.62
2017 Mil 12 6 0 - 0 29 29 1 175.1 171 75 68 16 48 1 199 1.25 3.49
Career 33 44 0 - 0 109 104 1 611.1 604 315 280 65 223 7 552 1.35 4.12

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Mil 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Mil 14 21 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .143 .143 .190
2015 Mil 30 55 1 6 1 0 0 2 1 34 0 0 .109 .125 .127
2016 Mil 32 50 1 4 0 0 0 3 2 32 0 0 .080 .115 .080
2017 Mil 29 57 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 35 0 0 .105 .121 .105
Career 109 185 3 19 2 0 0 7 4 110 0 0 .103 .122 .114


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1686 98 90 93.9 61.26
Curveball 551 88 80 84.5 20.02
Slider 445 91 85 88.5 16.17
Changeup 70 89 84 87.4 2.54

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