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Ivan Nova PWhite Sox

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Birth Date1-12-1987
Height6' 5"
Weight250 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 10 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 NYA MLB 10 7 42.0 1 2 0 44 17 26 4 117 9.4 3.6 0.9 5.6 51% .294 1.45 4.33 4.50 119 5.47 123.6 -0.1
2011 NYA MLB 28 27 165.3 16 4 0 163 57 98 13 106 8.9 3.1 0.7 5.3 54% .283 1.33 4.04 3.70 105 4.66 108.3 0.8
2012 NYA MLB 28 28 170.3 12 8 0 194 56 153 28 102 10.3 3.0 1.5 8.1 46% .331 1.47 4.54 5.02 109 5.39 123.5 -0.4
2013 NYA MLB 23 20 139.3 9 6 0 135 44 116 9 101 8.7 2.8 0.6 7.5 54% .313 1.28 3.49 3.10 101 4.43 106.1 0.8
2014 NYA MLB 4 4 20.7 2 2 0 32 6 12 6 97 13.9 2.6 2.6 5.2 50% .371 1.84 6.93 8.27 130 6.24 153.1 -0.4
2015 NYA MLB 17 17 94.0 6 11 0 99 33 63 13 108 9.5 3.2 1.2 6.0 52% .290 1.40 4.83 5.07 123 6.78 158.4 -1.9
2016 NYA 0 21 15 97.3 7 6 1 107 25 75 19 109 9.9 2.3 1.8 6.9 56% .297 1.36 5.05 4.90 101 4.78 105.7 0.6
2016 PIT 0 11 11 64.7 5 2 0 68 3 52 4 96 9.5 0.4 0.6 7.2 55% .318 1.10 2.65 3.06 86 3.68 81.5 1.2
2017 PIT MLB 31 31 187.0 11 14 0 203 36 131 29 95 9.8 1.7 1.4 6.3 48% .299 1.28 4.47 4.14 102 4.71 100.2 1.8
2018 PIT MLB 29 29 161.0 9 9 0 171 35 114 26 96 9.6 2.0 1.5 6.4 47% .288 1.28 4.53 4.19 107 4.60 102.7 1.3
2016 TOT MLB 32 26 162.0 12 8 1 175 28 127 23 104 9.7 1.6 1.3 7.1 55% .306 1.25 4.09 4.17 95 4.34 96.1 1.8
CareerMLB2021891141.77864112163128401511029.62.51.26.651%.3031.344.324.261064.93112.03.7

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 YAN Rk GCL 10 5 43.2 3 0 1 36 7 36 5 87 7.5 1.5 1.0 7.5 45% .267 1.00 3.95 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
2007 CSC A SAL 21 21 99.3 6 8 0 121 31 54 8 95 11.0 2.8 0.7 4.9 49% .331 1.53 4.56 4.98 0 0.00 0.0
2007 ESC Wnt DWL 1 0 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0% .000 0.59 3.64 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 TAM A+ FSL 26 24 148.7 8 13 0 168 46 109 6 99 10.2 2.8 0.4 6.6 52% .347 1.44 3.37 4.36 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TRN AA EAS 12 12 72.3 5 4 0 65 31 47 3 86 8.1 3.9 0.4 5.9 65% .279 1.33 3.74 2.37 0 0.00 0.0
2009 SWB AAA INT 12 12 67.0 1 4 0 72 28 43 4 97 9.7 3.8 0.5 5.8 49% .302 1.49 4.03 5.10 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ESC Wnt DWL 5 4 25.7 1 0 0 17 4 17 0 6.0 1.4 0.0 6.0 0% .227 0.82 2.54 1.05 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NYA MLB AL 10 7 42.0 1 2 0 44 17 26 4 117 9.4 3.6 0.9 5.6 51% .294 1.45 4.33 4.50 119 5.47 123.6
2010 SWB AAA INT 23 23 145.0 12 3 0 135 48 115 10 95 8.4 3.0 0.6 7.1 53% .298 1.26 3.63 2.86 0 0.00 0.0
2011 NYA MLB AL 28 27 165.3 16 4 0 163 57 98 13 106 8.9 3.1 0.7 5.3 54% .283 1.33 4.04 3.70 105 4.66 108.3
2011 SWB AAA INT 3 3 16.0 1 2 0 16 2 18 3 86 9.0 1.1 1.7 10.1 47% .310 1.13 3.79 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NYA MLB AL 28 28 170.3 12 8 0 194 56 153 28 102 10.3 3.0 1.5 8.1 46% .331 1.47 4.54 5.02 109 5.39 123.5
2013 NYA MLB AL 23 20 139.3 9 6 0 135 44 116 9 101 8.7 2.8 0.6 7.5 54% .313 1.28 3.49 3.10 101 4.43 106.1
2013 SWB AAA INT 3 3 17.7 2 0 0 15 4 17 1 96 7.6 2.0 0.5 8.7 56% .298 1.08 2.69 2.04 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NYA MLB AL 4 4 20.7 2 2 0 32 6 12 6 97 13.9 2.6 2.6 5.2 50% .371 1.84 6.93 8.27 130 6.24 153.1
2015 NYA MLB AL 17 17 94.0 6 11 0 99 33 63 13 108 9.5 3.2 1.2 6.0 52% .290 1.40 4.83 5.07 123 6.78 158.4
2015 TAM A+ FSL 1 1 4.7 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 96 5.8 0.0 0.0 5.8 82% .176 0.64 1.88 1.93 96 3.05 68.4
2015 SWB AAA INT 2 2 11.0 1 1 0 12 3 7 1 97 9.8 2.5 0.8 5.7 43% .324 1.36 4.15 4.91 97 4.54 93.5
2016 NYA MLB AL 21 15 97.3 7 6 1 107 25 75 19 109 9.9 2.3 1.8 6.9 56% .297 1.36 5.05 4.90 101 4.78 105.7
2016 PIT MLB NL 11 11 64.7 5 2 0 68 3 52 4 96 9.5 0.4 0.6 7.2 55% .318 1.10 2.65 3.06 86 3.68 81.5
2017 PIT MLB NL 31 31 187.0 11 14 0 203 36 131 29 95 9.8 1.7 1.4 6.3 48% .299 1.28 4.47 4.14 102 4.71 100.2
2018 PIT MLB NL 29 29 161.0 9 9 0 171 35 114 26 96 9.6 2.0 1.5 6.4 47% .288 1.28 4.53 4.19 107 4.60 102.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 656 0.4893 0.4162 0.8278 0.5981 0.2418 0.9271 0.5926 0.1722
2011 2545 0.5010 0.4342 0.8317 0.6000 0.2677 0.9163 0.6412 0.1683
2012 2675 0.4890 0.4411 0.7797 0.5979 0.2911 0.8836 0.5754 0.2203
2013 2079 0.4214 0.4343 0.7719 0.5902 0.3209 0.8975 0.6036 0.2281
2014 326 0.5031 0.4724 0.8701 0.6707 0.2716 0.9273 0.7273 0.1299
2015 1526 0.4201 0.4600 0.8205 0.6303 0.3367 0.9109 0.6980 0.1795
2016 2226 0.4645 0.4861 0.7911 0.6480 0.3456 0.9194 0.5825 0.2089
2017 2582 0.5132 0.4892 0.8163 0.6445 0.3254 0.9052 0.6308 0.1837
2018 2528 0.4771 0.4778 0.7972 0.6633 0.3086 0.8863 0.6225 0.2028
Career171430.47540.45910.80320.62470.30790.90340.61930.1968

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-20 2014-09-29 60-DL 162 144 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-29 -
2013-04-27 2013-05-24 15-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Inflammation Triceps - -
2012-08-22 2012-09-08 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -
2012-05-14 2012-05-19 DTD 5 5 Right Foot Sprain - -
2011-10-06 2011-10-06 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Strain - -
2011-07-20 2011-07-30 Minors 10 9 - Ankle Sprain - -
2009-08-06 2009-08-13 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-08-26 2008-09-01 Minors 6 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-08-17 2008-08-25 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-07-07 2007-07-15 Minors 8 0 Left Hip Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $9,166,667
2018 PIT $9,166,667
2017 PIT $7,666,666
2016 NYA $4,100,000
2015 NYA $3,300,000
2014 NYA $3,300,000
2013 NYA $575,600
2012 NYA $527,200
2011 NYA $432,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$29,069,033
2018Current$9,166,667
9 yrPvs + Cur$38,235,700
9 yrTotal$38,235,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 24 dLegacy Agency3 years/$26M (2017-19)

Details
  • 3 years/$26M (2017-19). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/22/16. $2M signing bonus. 17:$7M, 18:$8.5M, 19:$8.5M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M for 28 starts or 180 innings pitched. $0.75M for 30 starts or 190 IP. $1M for 32 starts or 200 IP.
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2016). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/28/16 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3.8M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 140, 160, 180, 200 innings. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 8/1/16 with $1,389,071 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2015). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/14/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5756M (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5272M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4329M (2011). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/15/10. Recalled 5/10/10. Optioned 5/17/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Selected by San Diego from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08. Signed by San Diego 2/27/09. Returned from San Diego to NY Yankees 3/09.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 9.3 9.5 0 28 28 178.4 169 40 135 25 .271 1.17 3.65 3.98 24.9 2.7
80o 9 10 0 28 28 171.9 172 41 130 25 .282 1.24 3.98 4.33 19.0 2.1
70o 8.7 10.4 0 28 28 167.2 174 41 126 25 .290 1.29 4.20 4.59 14.6 1.6
60o 8.5 10.8 0 28 28 163.2 175 42 123 25 .296 1.33 4.41 4.81 10.9 1.2
50o 8.4 11.1 0 28 28 159.6 176 42 120 26 .302 1.37 4.60 5.01 7.5 0.8
40o 8.2 11.4 0 28 28 156.0 178 42 118 26 .308 1.41 4.79 5.22 4.0 0.4
30o 8 11.8 0 28 28 152.2 179 43 115 26 .315 1.45 5.00 5.45 0.1 0.0
20o 7.7 12.2 0 28 28 147.8 180 43 111 26 .323 1.51 5.24 5.71 -4.3 -0.5
10o 7.4 12.8 0 28 28 141.8 182 43 107 26 .333 1.58 5.59 6.09 -10.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean8.411.102828159.61764212025.3011.364.5857.70.8

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ivan Nova actually good?
(Tony from Work)
Look. I think so. I'm not sure it's a controversial statement, but there's a reason Pittsburgh wanted to re-sign him. That's not foolproof logic, see: Nicaso, Juan or Happ, J.A. but I watched him a lot down the stretch and he was solid. (George Bissell)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)For those of us in single season head to head playofffs, would you please speculate on who we should pickup for the last month of the season to help during those matchups (esp SPs)?
(Truganini from Co)
I'll give you two names that are still available in a ton of leagues that I've found exceptionally useful over the past few weeks. The Mets Seth Lugo and Pirates Ivan Nova. As far as hitters go, I'd try to go after Royals specialist Terrance Gore if you need steals. If you're looking for an offensive contributor, I'd target Rockies OF Raimel Tapia. (George Bissell)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be more reliable the rest of the season, Matt Boyd, Ivan Nova, or Bud Norris?
(Alex from Austin)
Reliability? I'd go with Nova, then Boyd, then Norris. I'd probably avoid Norris entirely. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)I stashed Ivan Nova in a 12-team dynasty this year. Yay me, or does he lack enough upside?
(Mike from Maine)
The latter. There are better options out there to stash. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the interests of improving, were there any warning signs that I should have paid more attention to before I drafted Ivan Nova on the weekend before opening day? Seems like you were optimistic in the Starting Pitchers Guide and he pitched fine during spring training, but maybe I missed something.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
I'm honestly chalking it up to injury with that one. We just can't know how much of the struggles were injury related before the UCL finally gave out. He wasn't himself in any of the four outings. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to increase their K% and their Swinging Strike % in the upcoming year?Can you rank them? Dan Straily, Jarrod Parker, Ivan Nova, Kris Medlen, Garrett Richards, Dillon Gee, and finally Rick Porcello.
(allangustafson from Fun Diego )
I'll rank based on who I like the most, as I'm not sure on the potential % increases in either category: Parker, Nova, Medlen, Gee, Porcello, Richards. I think Parker is the clear #1 in this grouping, and I'm a big fan of Nova in 2014. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Sneaky pitches who could finish top 20 next year?
(Shawnykid23 from Ct)
Ivan Nova struck out 116 batters in 139 1/3 innings. He should pitch a full season next year and should be a solid option. In shallower leagues, Marco Estrada is another guy people might sleep on who could take a big step forward next year. 118 strikeouts in 128 innings. See the pattern here? I like targeting guys with high K rates who didn't pitch a full season as sleepers. Look for pitchers like this if you're looking to score big. You might miss out on 2014's version of Travis Wood, but those guys are so hard to spot without a crystal ball. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Ivan Nova can build off his late season success? Thanks!
(Derek from Kansas City)
I sure do. 2012 was probably the outlier (lots of gopher balls). He's using his curveball more and more and added sinker. A bright spot for the Yankees heading into 2014. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Mike how would you rank the following(Please not just the way you have them)Parker,Haren,Nova,Leake,,and Tyson Ross.Thanks
(Chesty from New Bern,NC)
I would go Ivan Nova, Mike Leake, Jarrod Parker, Tyson Ross, and Dan Haren for this year. Nova might not be the best of the bunch, but I feel like you have to ride the streak. Leake is "due" to slip, but isn't that bad. Parker is a little too HR prone for my taste. Ross might actually be better, but I'd like to see more before ranking him higher. I don't trust Haren right now. Flashes of brilliance, but the HR tendencies tell me to lay off. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hate the Yankees, but man am I fascinated by their pitching staff. What Hiroki Kuroda is doing at his age isn't done by very many, is it? It seems to me like scares related to Sabathia are just media-microscope foolishness -- shouldn't the real narrative be that the surgery was relatively minor and the velo might be a case of him taking it easy, a'la Verlander, until he and the weather warm to the season? And whither Ivan Nova? I'm dying to see the arsenal addition, but they took the opportunity to skip him.
(smallflowers from (undisclosed black site))
Hey smallflowers, thanks for joining us. Yeah, Kuroda has had a great career since coming to North America. His age 33-38 seasons compare well with those of another former Yankees hurler, David Cone. As for the media stuff, that seems to happen sometimes in New York. BTW, while looking up Cone's numbers, I realized he's younger than Jamie Moyer. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ivan Nova live up to some of the hype this year?
(Raul from Turning Stone Casino)
Has he been all that hyped? I thought he kinda popped up in '11 with the big Win-streak, but not many saw him as a stud. Then last year he showed better K & BB skills, but gave up far too many HRs. If he can combine the goods of 2011 and 2012, he could be huge. I'm always nervous with home run issues because they can lead to implosions very quickly. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a mechanical adjustment Ivan Nova needs to make?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I think that Nova's delivery is pretty solid, and though every pitcher could make some sort of mechanical improvements, his baseline mechanics are a point in his favor. He could use some more timing consistency, but so could every pitcher, and Nova is at the age where a lot of hurlers begin to harness their repertoire with better timing and command. If he can follow that pattern, then Nova will take the appropriate steps forward this season.

On the jukebox: Sublime, "40 oz to Freedom" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-12-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Despite the disappointments, Ivan Nova had some strong starts in 2012. Can he be a serviceable starter next season?
(Alex from Anaheim)
He certainly *can* be more than serviceable, and I like all of the trend lines on his stat sheet as well as his development with his mechanics. With R.A. Wagman's question in mind, Nova already possesses outstanding balance and posture, but his momentum is lacking, and I would address the problem by encouraging some extra burst (while maintaining balance), which could add a tick to his fastball while bringing him closer to the plate.

On the jukebox: Kyuss, "Mudfly" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ivan Nova just having a good run, or is stardom in his future?
(Alex from Anaheim)
As is often the case, the answer to this is somewhere in between. I think Nova lasts as a quality, mid-rotation starter for the Yankees, which isn't exactly stardom but still makes him a very valuable player. One thing that was particularly impressive about his outing last night was his ability to pitch off the curveball. If he can continue to do that down the road and rein in his bloated home run rate, this is far more than just a good run. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ivan Nova has improved lately. Can he sustain this success?
(Alex from Anaheim)
R.J. covered this pretty well yesterday:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17310

I'm a little skeptical that working backward is a longterm panacea. There are so many moving parts to the pitcher/hitter matchup that I think no plan can often be as effective (or at least as uncomfortable to the hitter) as a great plan. Nova's got plenty to hang around as a pretty good pitcher for a long time, but I don't expect any big steps forward. (Sam Miller)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Yankees should do with Phil Hughes and AJ Burnett, assuming Ivan Nova gets a spot in the rotation?
(PJ from Bronx)
You'd think Nova would have earned the spot, though I'm skeptical of his ability to repeat given his low strikeout rate (unless the new ground ball effects persist). Hughes seems likely for the bullpen, and at this point maybe you have to stop thinking about what he was or might have been and accept what he is. I think they really have to look at Burnett as a sunk cost and make him someone else's problem. (Steven Goldman)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Steven. I'm a big Yankees, like I know you are, and I was just thinking about some of the trade rumors swirling around the Yankees, especially Zambrano. Why in the world would we take Zambrano and his 37.25 million dollars over the next two years, when we already have a rotation that's too crowded to begin with! Ivan Nova was just sent down for that very reason. If we really want starting pitching, we can wait for this offseason, when CJ Wilson and Chris Carpenter, or even lower end options like Joel Pineiro and Edwin Jackson will be available, for a lot less might I add. I just don't think now's the time for Big Z in the Big Apple. Your Thoughts?
(Big Bob from Indianapolis)
I know I'm a crazy dreamer, but I'd rather see some of the internal options, starting with the two guys at Double-A, Betances and Banuelos, get a shot before any of the mediocre options you just named. (Steven Goldman)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ivan Nova, is he underrated? 6'4, 200 pounders who throw in the mid to high 90's are usually talked about more.
(Ryan from NYC)
Nova is not mid to high 90s when he starts, he's more 92-94 with solid but unspectacular secondary pitches. And with all that, I still like him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Pettitte retires, what do you think will happen to the Yankees rotation? A lot of Ivan Nova and Sergio "Valente" Mitre? The Freddy Garcia Granny Gooden Show? Cashman relenting and trying Joba as a starter? Any chance any candidates among hyped prospects gets called up in the 2nd half after a strong showing in AA?
(Nick Stone from New York City)
Hey Nick! Shifting gears away from the Hall for the next few questions...

If I had to guess I think that barring a winter trade, the Yankees will begin the season by rounding out their rotation with one outside acquisition (Garcia and Jeremy Bonderman being the most obvious options but hardly the only ones) and Nova or Mitre in the five spot, with the other and David Phelps the next lines of defense in case either of those slots need to be filled. Once those possibilities are exhausted, barring some other hotshot from the minors making a case - and I don't think any of the three Killer B's are within half a season's range given that they don't even have much Double-A experience - that's when I think the Yankees will make a major move. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-09-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Yankees do about their postseason rotation? Do they dare start either Vazquez or Burnett? Do they put their faith in Ivan Nova? Does the strategy change depending upon who they're playing?
(Babe Herman from Brooklyn)
At least for the ALDS, Sabathia, Pettitte, Hughes, with Game Four pending 2-1/1-2 situation. Given the off day that follows, I'm OK with starting Burnett on a crazy quick hook. Or really anyone; it's Johnny Wholestaff day. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason to be worried about Yankees starting pitching come playoff time? Pettitte health, A.J. being A.J., Phil's fall off a cliff, etc? Or am I just overreacting because of how piss poor they played this past week?
(Dick Whitman from Cubicle of Awesome)
I think there's plenty of reason for concern. The Yankee rotation's ERA since the All-Star break is 5.11, and CC Sabathia is the only experienced pitcher who's healthy and pitching up to his skill level. Hughes (5.37), Burnett (5.82) and Vazquez (6.20) have all been awful for the most part, and while Ivan Nova's shown promise, he's got just four big-league starts under his belt. To play deep into October, the Yankees need Pettitte to come back strong AND they need at least one of the aforementioned trio to get their [expletive deleted] together.

On the other hand, their bullpen has rounded into shape, as I wrote at Pinstriped Bible on Friday (http://www.pinstripedbible.com/2010/09/10/good-wood/). (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees fans know what they're getting in Sergio Mitre (the equivalent of a swingman for a non-contending team). Other than experience, is he really a better option than trying out Ivan Nova or even Hector Noesi?
(Ethan from NYC)
What the Yankees need to do is lock in wins. Mitre, for all of his faults, has a narrower band of projected performance than almost any minor league pitcher would. From that standpoint, I think the decision makes sense. They can wait Pettitte's absence out. (Tommy Bennett)


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