Ivan Nova Detroit Tigers

Age: 33 (January 12, 1987) | 6' 5" | 250lbs. | Throws: Right P-29
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYY A+ 2015 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 3 0 0 3 1.93 0.64 0.64 0.0 0.0 .228 n/a
NYY AAA 2015 1 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 12 1 3 7 4.91 1.36 1.36 2.5 5.7 .314 n/a
NYY AL 2015 6 11 0 0 17 17 94.0 99 13 33 63 5.07 1.40 1.44 3.2 6.0 .299 49/19/32 -3 0
NYY AL 2016 7 6 1 0 21 15 97.0 107 19 25 75 4.92 1.36 1.53 2.3 7.0 .307 54/17/28 1 3
PIT NL 2016 5 2 0 0 11 11 64.2 68 4 3 52 3.06 1.10 1.17 0.4 7.2 .329 52/21/26 9 8
PIT NL 2017 11 14 0 0 31 31 187.0 203 29 36 131 4.14 1.28 1.41 1.7 6.3 .305 46/23/31 10 11
PIT NL 2018 9 9 0 0 29 29 161.0 171 26 35 114 4.19 1.28 1.41 2.0 6.4 .299 46/20/34 4 7
CHW AL 2019 11 12 0 0 34 34 187.0 225 30 47 114 4.72 1.45 1.57 2.3 5.5 .321 46/24/30 1 5
Career 10yrs 89 76 1 0 236 223 1327.0 1441 181 359 954 4.33 1.36 1.43 2.4 6.5 .311 n/a
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Comes up $4.5 short of what Trade Rumors predicted in November. One year deal with the Tigers. 

Alex Patton Alex

Back when the free agent auction started, MLBTR predicted Nova would get a one-year deal for $6 million. That remains to be seen.

The White Sox paid him $9.167 million last year.

That 17-start stretch this summer cost me a pennant.

48.  Ivan Nova – Mets.  One year, $6MM.  Nova, 33 in January, has made 120 starts over the past four seasons, good for 13th-most in baseball. His hallmark is excellent control, as his flat five percent walk rate is the third-best in the game over that period, nestled between Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. However, Nova’s strikeout rate is third-worst among qualifiers, and he’s prone to the long ball. It’s clearly a back of the rotation package, but Nova is capable of having a decent run when the hits drop in less frequently than usual. For example, he had a 17-start stretch this summer with a 3.02 ERA, though his full-season mark was 4.72. He’s a good fit with a team that merely needs some cheap innings behind a strong top three or four in the rotation, hence the Mets pick. Beyond them, Nova could add some stability to the Angels, Rangers or Nats, and he could also hold appeal to rebuilding clubs in Baltimore, Detroit, Kansas City and Seattle as a veteran mentor and source of steady innings.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 1.1 FIP 4.57 SIERA 4.42 FB 67% FBv 92.9 HR/FB 15% Hard 32% LOB 74%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.0 FIP 4.98 SIERA 5.16 FB 54% FBv 92.4 HR/FB 16% Hard 33% LOB 73%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19