Vidal Nuno held the upstart Rays offense scoreless over five innings in Sunday's extra-inning victory.
Advice: The Rays had scored 27 runs over the first two games of the series, but the lefty found the antidote on Sunday. Nuno allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out six on the day. With Ivan Nova hitting the disabled list with an elbow injury, Nuno is the most likely candidate to replace him in the rotation. His next start will likely come Saturday against the Angels. (Rotoworld.com)
C - Russell Martin
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - ...........
3B - Ryan Zimmerman
SS - Jimmy Rollins
CI - Paul Goldschmidt
MI - Alexei Ramirez
OF - Justin Upton
OF - Shin Choo
OF - Hunter Pence
OF - Desmond Jennings
OF - Will Venable
UTL - Leonys Martin
DL - Corey Hart
Ya I took him as well. I'm expecting moderate success his first go-through the league. For fantasy purposes I now like him more than McCarthy (even though I think it was a good trade for the Yankees in real life)
Has anyone actually watched him pitch enough to say if he has any real talent or if he's just a guy?
He's certainly "just a guy." He throws 89, his 2-seamer is awful and his slider is a meatball you cringe watching. However, he has good command of his change and curve and is therefore able to mow through lefties fairly easily. He has good command overall and doesn't hurt himself but all-in-all his stuff is as mediocre as it gets.
If anything his repertoire is actually BELOW average. He's the definition of a soft-tossing lefty, yet those guys usually have limited success their first time in the NL if they can control their stuff, which Nuno can.
The only appeal is the move to the NL. He doesn't even have a good GB rate. He's far from a savior or even a long-term addition to your staff but ideally he can spring together a few decent outings if you need innings until something better pops up in deep leagues or a DL player of yours returns (*Cough Cliff Lee *Cough)
Anyone like Nuno on Friday at home vs San Diego? I don't think Nuno is anything spectacular despite some recent success, but the Padres are 2nd-to-last in baseball in runs off LHP . Pads also rank dead last with a .215 BAA vs LHP.