SP - FA
Former Miami Marlins pitcher Justin Nicolino was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Nicolino was already going to be a bad fantasy option in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park. He'll be nothing short of a disaster pitching his home games in Cincinnati's hitter's haven. If the Marlins didn't even want Nicolino, your fantasy team absolutely shouldn't either.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Justin Nicolino was destroyed by a sub par Phillies offense on Wednesday. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks.
Nicolino just doesn't have good enough stuff to be a consistent starting pitcher in the major leagues. He may need to work on being a lefty specialist if he wants to stay in a major league uniform much longer.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Justin Nicolino struggled on Saturday against the Cubs, pitching only four innings and allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.
Nicolino was okay the first time through the order, but got hit hard the second time through. Manager Don Mattingly surprisingly made a good move and pulled the lefty before he could face the Cubs batting order for the third time. Nicolino would make a passable relief pitcher, but he'll be allowed to continue to struggle as a starter because the Marlins don't have any better options.
Justin Nicolino exited Tuesday's start early with a bruised index finger on his throwing hand. He told reporters that he expects to make his next scheduled start.
Nicolino suffered the injury while attempting to bunt against the Phillies. He was effective, not allowing a hit over three innings, prior to his exit. It was a prime matchup against Philadelphia, but considering how pitching injuries continue to mount owners in deeper leagues may want to monitor Nicolino as a streaming candidate.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Justin Nicolino was called up from Triple-A New Orleans to make his first start of the season for the Marlins and did well, pitching six innings while allowing one run on six hits and four walks. He struck out five.
Nicolino looked much better than he has in previous seasons, but the four walks are a bit concerning for a guy who mostly relies on his command in order to get guys out. Still, with the Marlins rotation bad to begin with and now facing several injuries, Nicolino will get a few more starts to show if he's actually improved.