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 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
DET AL 2020 1 1 0 0 4 4 19.0 22 4 9 9 8.53 1.63 1.71 4.3 4.3 .288 57/13/30 -4 -3
Career 11yrs 90 77 1 0 240 227 1346.0 1463 185 368 963 4.39 1.36 1.43 2.5 6.4 .311 n/a
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His ninth win as we head to the break. Two solo homers and only two other  baserunners in 6 2/3 IP. Against the Cubs in Wrigley. He's suddenly a vet.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 9 '17

Was great today....just one base runner through 6 innings but pulled after 77 pitchers due to the injury he suffered his last start. Now 6-4 and looks like he finally has a closer behind him now in Pittsburgh.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jun 11 '17

NL Pitcher of the month for April.

But in 5x5 it was Kershaw. At the end of action on April 30, he was on pace to earn $47 to Nova's $45.

Mike Gianella MikeG
May 3 '17

The current Statcast tallies:

Nova's thrown 110 two-seamers with an average speed of 91.83.

The MLB average is 92.27.

His average spin rate is 2113.

The MLB average is 2126.

His average extension is 5.69 feet.

The MLB average is 6.04.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 18 '17

Tossed all eight innings in the 2-1 loss in St Louis last night. Eight of the 56 pitches he threw for strikes were swung at and missed. Through three innings he had three strikeouts, then didn't strike out another batter.

He got more efficient -- or the Cardinals more feckless -- as the game progressed. All three hitters grounded out in the sixth inning on a total of four pitches.

Time of game: 2:14. Batters on both sides struck out a mere nine times.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 18 '17

For future reference: threw 43 two-seam fastballs with an average speed of 91.49.

The MLB average (at this point in the season?) is 92.03.

Nova's average spin rate: 2154.

The MLB average: 2089.

His average extension (I wonder if that will change) is 5.66 feet.

The MLB average is 6.01.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '17

Very strong outing by Nova today in a very cold home opener at PNC Park. Gave up an unearned run (thanks to a bonehead play by Polanco) over 6 innings allowing 6 hits (5 singles) and no walks. Nova has walked just three batters over 70 2/3 innings in his 12 starts with the Pirates.I hope that rubs off on Glasnow....

Keith Cromer Slyke
Apr 7 '17

Was targeting him in CBS. Got him for $5....I think the Searage magic works again with Nova over a full season. His K/BB rates with the Pirates were sick. His breaking stuff was electric after the trade.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 16 '17

I see it as it makes up for HRs counting on batting avg but not on BABIP.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 24 '16

I was wondering why there were versions (or more?) of BABIP. Ours, I believe, is copied from the formulas in the Baseball Forecaster.

Since batting average doesn't include sac flies, I can see the argument that BABIP shouldn't either. But I also see the argument that a sac fly is the same as any other fly that doesn't land for a hit.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 24 '16