Juan Nicasio

Juan Nicasio #12

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4" /252
  • Age: 31


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Juan Nicasio 2018 Spring Training Stats

7 1-0 1.35 6.2 7 0.75

Juan Nicasio Spring Training Career Stats

49 8-3 3.37 117.2 125 1.26

Juan Nicasio MLB Career Stats

269 37-37 4.55 629.2 569 1.41

Juan Nicasio Bio

  • Full Name: Juan Ramon Nicasio
  • Pronunciation: ni-KAH-see-oh
  • Nickname: Arenoso
  • Born: 8/31/1986 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: 5/28/2011
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2018 Spring Training Stats 1 0 1.35 7 0 0 6.2 7 0.75
Spring Training Career Stats
8 3 3.37 49 22 0 117.2 125 1.26
MLB Career Stats 37 37 4.55 269 82 7 629.2 569 1.41


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Juan Nicasio Stats

*Since 2006

Juan Nicasio Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Juan Nicasio Statcast Events


Juan Nicasio 2018 Projections

Rest of Season
3 3 3.74 65 0 0 0 4 4 65.0 59 30 27 8 2 23 0 69 1.26
3 3 3.74 65 0 0 0 4 4 65.0 59 30 27 8 2 23 0 69 1.26
Rest of Season
3 3 3.74 65 0 0 0 4 4 65.0 59 30 27 8 2 23 0 69 1.26
3 3 3.74 65 0 0 0 4 4 65.0 59 30 27 8 2 23 0 69 1.26

Juan Nicasio News

Juan Nicasio Fantasy News

December 20, 2017 at 2:12 PM ET

Mariners, Nicasio finalize two-year agreement

Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto says the Mariners got the man they wanted when the signing of setup man Juan Nicasio was finalized Wednesday.

December 13, 2017 at 7:20 PM ET

Mariners land Nicasio via two-year contract

General Manager Jerry Dipoto's search for a quality veteran setup man to bolster his team's bullpen came to fruition on Wednesday as the Mariners landed free-agent right-hander Juan Nicasio with a two-year deal, according to multiple sources.


Juan Nicasio Awards

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/02/2011 Tulsa TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Tulsa TEX

CAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/19/2010 Modesto CAL
08/16/2010 Modesto CAL
09/06/2010 Modesto CAL

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/17/2009 Asheville SAL

Juan Nicasio Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2017 6 24th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2013 31 22nd in NL


Season G Rank
2017 76 1st in NL


Season HLD Rank
2017 22 8th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2013 64 15th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2014 19 22nd in NL

Juan Nicasio Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 20, 2017 Seattle Mariners signed free agent RHP Juan Nicasio.
November 2, 2017 RHP Juan Nicasio elected free agency.
September 6, 2017 Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Juan Nicasio to St. Louis Cardinals for 2B Eliezer Alvarez.
September 1, 2017 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Juan Nicasio.
August 31, 2017 Philadelphia Phillies claimed RHP Juan Nicasio off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates.
June 24, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the restricted list.
June 18, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the restricted list.
December 10, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Juan Nicasio.
December 2, 2015 RHP Juan Nicasio elected free agency.
October 16, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Juan Nicasio.
October 9, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned RHP Juan Nicasio to the minor leagues.
August 25, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list.
August 14, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 10, 2015. Left abdominal strain
August 14, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Juan Nicasio.
November 24, 2014 Colorado Rockies traded RHP Juan Nicasio to Los Angeles Dodgers for Player To Be Named Later.
November 20, 2014 Colorado Rockies designated RHP Juan Nicasio for assignment.
August 7, 2014 Colorado Rockies recalled RHP Juan Nicasio from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 16, 2014 Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Juan Nicasio to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 12, 2013 Colorado Rockies recalled Juan Nicasio from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 28, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Juan Nicasio to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
November 2, 2012 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 60-day disabled list.
July 17, 2012 Colorado Rockies transferred RHP Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 3, 2012 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left knee.
October 31, 2011 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 60-day disabled list.
August 23, 2011 Colorado Rockies transferred RHP Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 6, 2011 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list. Neck Surgery
May 28, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled Juan Nicasio from Tulsa Drillers.
March 14, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned Juan Nicasio to Tulsa Drillers.
October 13, 2010 Juan Nicasio roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
March 15, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Juan Nicasio to Modesto Nuts.
November 20, 2009 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Juan Nicasio from Asheville Tourists.
May 29, 2009 Juan Nicasio assigned to Asheville Tourists from Tri-City Dust Devils.
May 17, 2009 Juan Nicasio assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 15, 2009 Juan Nicasio assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox from Tri-City Dust Devils.

Juan Ramon Nicasio Bio Info

Juan Ramon Nicasio...has three children; daughters Nicoles and Shane and son Juan...was signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006.


The Totals - Combined to go 5-5 record with 6 saves and a 2.61 ERA (21 ER, 72.1 IP) in 76 appearances with Pittsburgh (65 games), Philadelphia (2) and St. Louis (9)... Leader - Overall, he tied for National League lead with career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61)... Moving - Acquired by St. Louis from Philadelphia on Sept. 6 for minor league infielder Eliezer Alvarez…claimed off waivers by Philadelphia from Pittsburgh on Aug. 31... Birdie - With St. Louis was 2-0 with 4 saves and 1.64 ERA (2 ER, 11.0 IP) in 9 relief games... Steel City - With Pittsburgh, was 2-5 with 2 saves and a 2.85 ERA (19 ER, 60.0 IP) with 60 strikeouts in 65 relief appearances... Short Stay - Appeared in just two games with Philadelphia before trade to St. Louis... Workhorse - Pitched on consecutive days 19 times, and made 10 appearances of 4+ outs... Save It - Saves in back-to-back appearances for first time in career Sept. 8-9 vs. Pittsburgh.


Went 5-5 with a 5.05 ERA in 12 starts and 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 40 relief appearances in his first season with the Pirates...Led team in wins and strikeouts while also setting career highs in each category...Struck out at least one batter in relief in a club-record 33 straight games between 7/2 and 9/25; the third-longest streak in MLB history behind Bruce Sutter (39 in 1977) and Aroldis Chapman (37 in 2014)...Ranked fifth among National League relief pitchers in strikeouts/per 9.0ip ratio (12.13)...Shared the Grapefruit League lead in strikeouts (24) during spring training...Began regular season in the starting rotation and won his season debut on 4/6 (6.0ip/1er/7so)... Became the first Pirates pitcher in club history to go 3-0 with 21 or more strikeouts in his first three home starts during his tenure with Pittsburgh (he went 3-0 with 21 K's in 19.0ip)...Tossed a season-high 7.0 scoreless innings in a 4-1 win vs. Cincinnati on 4/29...Knocked in a run on 5/17 vs. Atlanta; his first RBI since 6/10/14...Was placed on the Restricted List on 6/18; was reinstated on 6/24...Began pitching exclusively in relief on 6/26...Threw 45 pitches and 3.0 scoreless innings on 6/27 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Struck out the side on nine pitches in the eighth inning on 7/4 at St. Louis; just the third Pittsburgh pitcher ever to have an "immaculate inning", joining Jeff Robinson (9/7/87) and Ross Ohlendorf (9/5/09)...Struck out a career-high five batters as a reliever while working 2.0 scoreless innings on 7/31 at Milwaukee...Tied career high with five strikeouts in relief while tossing 3.0 scoreless innings (48 pitches) on 8/27 at Milwaukee...Also had five K's on 9/12 at Philadelphia... Was scored upon just twice in his final 12 games; gave up two unearned runs on 9/27 vs. Chicago and three runs in his last outing on 10/2 at St. Louis.


Spent entire season with Los Angeles (NL)...Set career high in appearances, while spending first season pitching almost exclusively in relief...Averaged 10.03 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Allowed just one home run (Philadelphia's Jeff Francoeur on 7/7) in his 58.1 innings of work...Pitched a career-high 3.0 innings of relief and picked up his lone win on 5/2 vs. Arizona...Earned first Major League save on 5/15; struck out the final two batters to preserve a 6-4 win over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium...Made his only start in the first game of a doubleheader on 6/2 at Colorado (2.0ip/1er)... Posted a 1.78 ERA (30.1ip/6er) in his first 24 appearances thru 6/24...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/14-25 with a left abdominal strain...Posted a 5.73 ERA (11.0ip/7er) in 14 games after being reinstated. 


Appeared in 33 games, including 14 starts and making the first 19 relief appearances of his career...Opened the season on the Rockies' Opening Day roster and made all of his 14 starts before being sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 16...as a starter he went 5-5 with a 5.92 ERA (48 ER/73.0 IP)...At Triple-A started four more games before converting to the bullpen...in all, he made 10 appearances (four starts) and went 3-2 and a save with a 4.54 ERA (18 ER/35.2 IP)...Rejoined the Rockies roster for the rest of the season on Aug. 7, where he made his bullpen debut vs. the Cubs, allowing two runs in 2.0 innings...For the remainder of the season he appeared as a reliever, going 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA (8 ER/20.2 IP) and a hold...14 of his 19 appearances were scoreless.


Began the year on the Rockies Opening Day Roster and made 16 starts before being optioned to Triple-A...in those 16 starts he went 4-4 with a 5.31 ERA (81.1 ip, 48 er)...after returning to the big league club on 7/12, Juan tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in the win at LAD and started 14 more games to finish the season going 5-5 with a 4.95 ERA (76.1 ip, 42 er) in the 15 starts post-recall... Was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on 6/28...in his time with the Sky Sox he made two starts and went 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA over 11.0 innings with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts...in his most recent start on 7/5 vs. Reno, he tossed 8.0 scoreless innings allowing 5 hits and striking out 6... Most of Nicasio's success came within the division as he went 5-1 with a 3.09 ERA (67.0 ip, 23 er) in 13 starts...five of those were quality starts...three of his five scoreless outings in 2013 came against the NL West including his final start on 9/28 at LAD (5.1 ip, 3 h, 0 r)...for his career, he's 8-4 with a 3.89 ERA (125.0 ip, 54 er) in 24 starts against division opponents... Earned his first career road victory in his first start of the year on 4/3 at MIL...he went 6.0 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits...for the year on the road, Juan added four more wins going 5-5 with a 4.62 ERA (87.2 ip, 45 er) in 17 starts...he limited opponents to three or fewer runs in 11 of those starts...in those 11 games, he went 5-0 while the Rockies were 7-4... Of his 55 career starts reaching 6.0 innings, he has reached 6.0 innings in 23 of them with 20 quality starts...in those 23 starts, he's 11-2 with a 2.16 ERA (150.0 ip, 36 er)...he was 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA (63.0 ip, 15 er) when he reached that plateau in 2013... On 8/31 vs. CIN, Nicasio became just the fifth Rockie to begin their career starting all of their first 50 games...the last Rockies to do so was fellow teammate Jeff Francis...Juan's 4.74 ERA (266.0 ip, 140 er) over his first 50 starts is the lowest among those five (Jeff Francis, John Thompson, Jason Jennings, Shawn Chacon).

2012 Nicasio made his first appearance on an Opening Day roster in 2012, his second season in the Majors...Nicasio made 11 starts for Colorado and now has 24 career starts with the Rockies since 2011. In his first action since returning from a fractured C-1 vertebrae he suffered after being hit in the head by a batted ball 8/5/11, Nicasio went 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA (58.0 ip, 34 er) in 2012...Juan suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for the remainder on 6/2/12. Through 24 career Major League starts, Nicasio owns a 2.80 strikeout to walk ratio with 112 strikeouts compared to just 40 walks...Nicasio has walked more than three batters in just two of his 24 career starts and has at least four strikeouts in all but four career starts, not including his two starts in which he left with injuries...Nicasio had at least four punchouts in nine of his 11 starts in 2012. Nicasio has a career record of 6-3 with a 4.30 ERA (73.1 ip, 35 er), 58 strikeouts and 24 walks in 14 starts at Coors Field...the Rockies are 10-4 in his 14 career starts at the club's home park...he has held hitters to a .277 average (79- for-285)...his 4.30 ERA at Coors Field in his career is the 4th-best mark in Rockies history (min. 10 starts). Nicasio has a career ERA of 4.65 (129.2 ip, 67 er) through his first 24 starts as a Rockie...the 4.65 ERA ranks seventh in the Rockies franchise among pitchers with at least 20 starts...Nicasio trails Ubaldo Jimenez (3.66), Jhoulys Chacin (3.68), Jason Marquis (4.04) Jorge De La Rosa (4.48), Aaron Cook (4.53) and Jason Hammel (4.63). Nicasio struckout a season-high nine batters 5/12 vs. LAD, one shy of his career-high 10 that he set on 7/31/11 at SD...the nine punch-outs were the most by a Rockies starter at that point in 2012 and were the most since Jhoulys Chacin struckout nine 8/11/11 at CIN. With his start 4/8 at HOU, Nicasio made his first start since suffering a fractured C-1 vertebrae in his neck on 8/5/11 vs. WAS after being struck in the head by a batted ball. 2011 Made his Major League debut on 5/28 vs. STL in a 7.0 inning win after being called up straight from Double-A Tulsa...the right-hander made 13 appearances/starts for the Rockies before having his season ended when he was struck by a line drive in his start 8/5 vs. WAS...it was later announced that Nicasio had broken his C-1 vertebrae in his neck ending his season...Juan had surgery to repair the vertebrae in his neck and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on 8/6...Began the 2011 season with Double-A Tulsa after finishing the 2010 season with High-A Modesto...Nicasio went 5-1 with a 2.22 ERA (56.2 ip, 14 er) in 9 starts for the Drillers before getting the call to the big leagues...the one loss for Nicasio came when he allowed just one run, unearned, in 5.0 innings...after joining the Rockies, he earned a win in his first start, allowing just one run, unearned, on six hits over 7.0 innings 5/28 vs. STL at Coors Field...Was named a Mid-season Texas League All-Star, the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for 4/25-5/1 and the Rockies organizational Pitcher of the Month for April prior to his Major League call up...Would toss a quality outing in seven of his 12 starts before the final start of his season...on 8/5 vs. WAS, Nicasio was struck in the head in the second inning by a batted ball and would leave the game...Owned a 3.22 strikeout to walk ratio with 58 strikeouts compared to just 18 walks...the 3.22 K/BB rate was the fourthlowest among NL rookie starters...he did not walk more than three batters in any of his starts...the rookie had at least four strikeouts in all but four of his starts this season, including in six of his final seven starts (all but final start)...Finished among the MLB rookie pitching leaders in several categories this season...among MLB rookie pitchers with at least 13 starts in 2011 Nicasio ranked: fourth in strikeout to walk rate (3.22), second in walks per 9.0 innings (2.26) and fifth in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (7.28), WHIP (1.27) and home runs per 9.0 innings (1.00)...Started seven games at Coors Field, and the Rockies went 6-1 over those seven games, losing only the final start in which he left with an injury after 1.0 inning...finished 2011 at Coors Field with a personal record of 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA (41.0 ip, 9 er)...Struckout 6.1 per 9.0 innings at home (28 K, 7 BB) and held opponents to a .229 (35-for-153) batting average...among Rockies rookies to start in at least 7 games at Coors Field in their rookie season, Nicasio ranks second with his .229 opponent batting average at home behind only Denny Stark (.210 - 2002)...Only one other Colorado rookie that has had a start of at least 7.0 innings, no runs or walks and no more than four hits allowed: Jason Jennings on June 11, 2002 at Fenway Park (7 IP, 3 H)...Collected 10 strikeouts in his start 7/31 at SD...it was the most strikeouts by a single player in a single-game by Rockies pitcher in 2011, and it was the most strikeouts since Ubaldo Jimenez also had 10 strikeouts on 10/2/10 at STL...Sat fourth in all of Double-A ball with 63 strikeouts before being recalled...those 63 strikeouts were nine more than any other pitcher in the Texas League...his 2.22 ERA was ninth-lowest in all of Double-A...his ERA also sat second in the Texas League...his 56.2 innings pitched tied second in the Texas League...Among all Rockies starters this season, Nicasio finished with the second-highest run support average, collecting a RSA of 6.53...that mark finished only behind Kevin Millwood's 7.29 run support average...Became the eighth player to make an appearance on the Major League roster in 2011 that was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent...he joined Ubaldo Jimenez, Jonathan Herrera, Franklin Morales, Esmil Rogers, Jhoulys Chacin, Matt Daley and Alan Johnson as the players who were non-drafted free agent signees by the Rockies 2010 Spent his first season at High-A Modesto, where he spent the entire season, as one of the club's starters...posted career highs and led the California League in wins (12), starts (28), innings pitched (177.1) and strikeouts (171)...his 171 strikeouts and 177.1 innings pitched were the most in the Rockies organization...Won seven games in a stretch of 10 starts from 5/18-7/5...in those 10 games went 7-1, 2.20 (65.1 ip, 16 er)...the sole loss in the streak was a complete game where he allowed just one run, unearned, on 3 hits, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts...the complete game was the second of his career...Struckout 171 hitters in 177.1 innings for the third-best strikeout per 9.0 innings pitched in the California League at 8.68 K/9.0 innings...also allowed just 31 walks for a 1.57 BB/9.0 innings, good for third-best in the Cal League...Finished the season tossing quality outings in five of his last six starts going 4-1, 2.30 (43.0 ip, 11 er). 2009 Did not join Asheville until the end of May, but immediately had success with the Tourists in 2009...went 9-3 with a 2.41 ERA (112.0 ip, 30 er) with 115 strikeouts in 18 starts...his 2.41 ERA led the South Atlantic League...he is the first Rockies farm-hand to lead the South Atlantic League in ERA since Mike Kusiewicz led the SAL in ERA in 1995...he allowed opponents to hit just .252 (110-for-436) against him on the season...he also owned a low 1.85 BB/9.0 ip ratio (23 BB, 112.0 ip) for the season...with 115 strikeouts and just 23 walks, he held a 5.0 strikeout to walk ratio...he went 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA (29.0 ip, 6 er) in 5 starts prior to the All-Star break, and went 8-2 with a 2.60 ERA (83.0 ip, 24 er) after the break...following the season was named as the 16th best prospect in the Rockies system by Baseball America. 2008 Spent the season with Tri-City as one of the club's starters...his 54.0 innings pitched were 4th most on the club...tied for 1st on the club with 61 strikeouts...opponents hit just .229 (46-for-201) with lefties at .222 (18-for-81) and righties at .233 (28-for-120). 2007 Started the season in Casper's starting rotation, but by season's end was pitching out of the bullpen...went 0-2, 4.50 (38.0 ip, 19 er) in 8 starts and 0-1, 3.38 (5.1 ip, 2 er) in 5 relief appearances. 2006 Spent first professional season pitching for the Rockies DSL team...went 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA (28.0 ip, 9 er) in 8 games/5 starts.