Ricky Nolasco

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/235
  • Age: 32


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Ricky Nolasco Stats

5-2 6.75 37.1 35 1.71

Ricky Nolasco MLB Career Stats

100-89 4.54 1509.0 1226 1.32

Ricky Nolasco Bio

  • Full Name: Carlos Enrique Nolasco
  • Pronunciation: no-LASS-co
  • Born: 12/13/1982 in Corona, CA
  • Draft: 2001, Chicago Cubs, 4th rd. (108th overall)
  • High School: Rialto, CA
  • Debut: April 5, 2006
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2015 Stats 5 2 6.75 9 8 0 37.1 35 1.71
MLB Career Stats 100 89 4.54 265 247 0 1509.0 1226 1.32
  • Status: Active

Ricky Nolasco Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Twins AL 207 Four-seam FB 91.05 89.72 2021.00 5.69 91.35
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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October 14, 2015 at 6:20 AM ET

Nolasco deals with injury in 2015

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco finished the 2015 regular season with a 5-2 record, a 6.75 ERA, a 1.71 WHIP and 35 strikeouts across 37 1/3 innings.

September 25, 2015 at 5:27 PM ET

Nolasco returns from disabled list

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who rejoined the Twins this week after pitching in a simulated game in Florida, was activated from the disabled list on Friday.


Ricky Nolasco Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/15/2008 Florida NL
09/10/2012 Miami NL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 West Tenn SOU

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/10/2005 West Tenn SOU
09/05/2005 West Tenn SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 West Tenn SOU

SOU Most Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2005 West Tenn SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 West Tenn SOU

Ricky Nolasco Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.52 12th in NL


Season W Rank
2008 15 12th in NL
2009 13 17th in NL
2010 14 11th in NL
2013 13 18th in NL


Season SO Rank
2008 186 8th in NL
2009 195 7th in NL
2013 165 20th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2008 1.10 2nd in NL
2009 1.25 19th in NL
2013 1.21 22nd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2008 .239 9th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 32 20th in NL
2009 31 25th in NL
2011 33 4th in NL
2012 31 23rd in NL
2013 33 2nd in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2008 1 13th in NL
2009 2 12th in NL
2010 1 16th in NL
2011 2 9th in NL
2012 3 2nd in NL
2014 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2008 1 7th in NL
2011 1 6th in NL
2012 2 2nd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 212.1 7th in NL
2011 206.0 16th in NL
2013 199.1 17th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2011 6.47 17th in NL
2012 5.89 10th in NL
2013 7.45 19th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2012 2.66 21st in NL


Season H Rank
2008 192 25th in NL
2009 188 22nd in NL
2011 244 1st in NL
2012 214 3rd in NL
2013 195 12th in NL
2014 203 11th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 28 10th in NL
2009 23 15th in NL
2010 24 12th in NL
2011 20 24th in NL
2014 22 13th in AL

Ricky Nolasco Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 25, 2015 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 60-day disabled list.
July 7, 2015 Minnesota Twins transferred RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right ankle impingement
June 4, 2015 Minnesota Twins placed RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 1, 2015. Right ankle impingement
May 2, 2015 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.
April 26, 2015 Minnesota Twins sent RHP Ricky Nolasco on a rehab assignment to Cedar Rapids Kernels.
April 11, 2015 Minnesota Twins placed RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 9, 2015. Right elbow inflammation
August 15, 2014 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.
August 5, 2014 Minnesota Twins sent RHP Ricky Nolasco on a rehab assignment to Cedar Rapids Kernels.
July 8, 2014 Minnesota Twins placed RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2014. Right elbow strain
December 3, 2013 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Ricky Nolasco.
July 8, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Ricky Nolasco.
July 6, 2013 Miami Marlins traded RHP Ricky Nolasco to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Steve Ames, RHP Josh Wall and RHP Angel Sanchez.
November 5, 2010 Ricky Nolasco roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
September 4, 2010 Ricky Nolasco roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
August 29, 2010 Florida Marlins placed RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 60-day disabled list.
June 7, 2009 Florida Marlins recalled RHP Ricky Nolasco from New Orleans Zephyrs.
May 23, 2009 Florida Marlins optioned Ricky Nolasco to New Orleans Zephyrs.

Carlos Enrique Nolasco Bio Info

Carlos (Ricky) Enrique Nolasco...2001 graduate of Rialto (CA) High School, where he was a two-time All-State selection and a two-time League MVP...selected to play in North-South Game and the Daily Bulletin All-Star Game, after going 7-3 with 1.28 ERA and 110 strikeouts during senior year...was four-year varsity letterman ... brother, David was a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers system in 2005.


Made third career Opening Day start and Twins debut March 31 at Chicago-AL, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 6.0 innings pitched, two walks and four strikeouts and was dealt the loss...Earned first win as Twin April 12 vs. Kansas City, allowing one run on five hits in 8.0 innings pitched...Tossed 10th career complete game May 2 vs. Baltimore, allowing three runs on nine hits but was dealt the loss, the second complete game loss of his career...Placed on 15-day disabled list July 8 with a right elbow strain...made two rehab starts for Single-A Cedar Rapids August 5 and 10; returned from rehab and reinstated August 15...Threw season-high 117 pitches September 11 at Cleveland, tied for seventh most of career, allowing one run on six hits in 7.0 innings pitched but was issued the loss...Pitched 8.0 shutout innings September 16 vs. Detroit, but did not factor into the decision, allowing five hits, one walk and five strikeouts...Ranked second on Twins staff in strikeouts (115), and third in starts (27) and innings pitched (159.0).


Was Marlins Opening Day starter April 1 at Washington, allowing two runs on three hits in 6.0 innings pitched and was dealt the loss. Set season-high with 11 strikeouts twice - May 19 vs. Arizona and August 28 vs. Chicago-NL. Struck out 1,000th batter of career in final start with Marlins July 3 at Atlanta, fanning Brian McCann in the sixth inning. Acquired by Dodgers via trade July 6, along with an international signing bonus slot valued at $197,000, in exchange for pitchers Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez...at time of trade he was Marlins franchise leader in wins (81), starts (197), innings pitched (1225.2) and strikeouts (1001). Earned 10th win August 23 vs. Boston, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed ... became one of eight major league pitchers to reach double-digit victories in each of the last six seasons, joining Jered Weaver, Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia, James Shields, Mark Buehrle, Tim Lincecum and Zack Greinke. Won career-high seven consecutive decisions August 1-September 9, going 7-0, 1.59 ERA (51.0 IP, 9 ER) in eight starts; streak included a record of 5-0, 1.64 ERA (38.1 IP, 7 ER) in six August starts. Made first career postseason start in Game 4, October 15 vs. St. Louis...allowed three runs on three hits in 4.0 innings pitched with one walk and four strikeouts; two of the three runs came on a Matt Holliday two-run homer. Combined to go 13-11, 3.70 ERA (199.1 IP, 82 ER) with 46 walks and 165 strikeouts in 33 starts for Miami and Los Angeles-NL combined ... went 8-3, 3.52 ERA (87.0 IP, 34 ER) in 16 games (15 starts) for the Dodgers. Tied for second in the NL in starts (33), one of eight NL pitchers to reach 33 starts.

2012 Was named Co-Player of Week for National League for second time in career (Sept. 3-9)...Went 2-0 in two starts, including a shutout at Washington on Sept. 9...Also had a 0.56 ERA (16.0 IP/ 1 ER) during week, with 10 strikeouts to one walk...Shut out Washington at home Aug. 28 and in D.C. on Sept. 9, winning by scores of 9-0 and 8-0, respectively...According to ELiAS, was first pitcher to throw a pair of shutouts in one season against the same team, each won by margin of eight or more runs, since Britt Burns for the White Sox against the Indians in 1985...Burns shut out Cleveland three times that year, by scores of 8-0, 5-0 and 10-0...Set new single-season high with three complete games; previously had two each in 2009 & '11...Also had multiple shutouts for first time in career, tossing both against Washington on Aug. 28 & Sept. 9...Set career high with 20.1 innings without a walk, from second inning on Aug. 21 at Arizona until first inning on Sept. 9 at Washington...Despite setting single-season high with 47 walks, had ninth-fewest free passes among NL pitchers (min. 30 starts)...Earned win on July 6 at St. Louis for 96th career quality start, breaking a tie with Dontrelle Willis for most quality starts in Club history...Also surpassed Willis that night formost innings pitched in Club history, finishing with 1025.2; Willis had 1022.2...Finished season as Franchise leader in wins (76), innings pitched (1113.1), starts (179), quality starts (100) and strikeouts (911). 2011 Became Marlins' career strikeout leader on August 23 vs. Cincinnati; surpassed Dontrelle Willis (757) with an eight-strikeout performance...Reached 4-0 on May 24 at San Francisco, falling just short of a complete game by going 8.1 innings against the Giants. After that outing, his 10th of season, his ERA stood at 3.04 (68.0 IP/23 ER) and opponents were batting .258 (65x252) with seven home runs. After June 1, went 6-11 with a 5.14 ERA (133.0/76)...Had two complete games, tying single-season high (2009). They came in a span of three starts, on June 29 (at Oakland) and July 9 (vs. Houston)...On July 31 at Atlanta, a 3-1 win, allowed 12 of Atlanta's 13 hits, but surrendered just one run over 6.2 innings. Was first time in Club history team gave up 13 hits in a game and allowed one run or less. 2010 In his fifth Major League season, posted a 14-9 record with a 4.51 ERA and one complete game in 26 starts for the Marlins. The 14 wins was one short of his career high in 2008 while his ERA was second-lowest in his career. He led the club in wins for the second time in the last three years (15 in 2008) ... Since the start of the 2008 season, ranks seventh among National League starters in wins with 42 ... Ranks second in Marlins history in wins (54), third in strikeouts (638), fifth in innings pitched (716.1) and tied for fifth in games started (115). He owns the Franchise record for wins by a right-handed pitcher, earning his 50th career win on July 21 and surpassing A.J. Burnett's previous record of 49 ... Over his career, has issued 2.12 walks per nine innings to mark the lowest in Marlins history. Ranks third in strikeouts per nine at 8.02 ... Tossed his fourth career complete game on April 17 at Philadelphia. Allowed just five hits and one run with three walks and four strikeouts ... Ended the first half with a season-best four game win streak, earning wins in his final four starts. The win streak is one short of a career-high, done from June 10 to July 12, 2008 ... Paired with Josh Johnson to become the only two pitchers in Club history to record at least nine wins prior to the break. Their nine first half wins are tied for the fifth-most in Franchise history. Dontrelle Willis had 13 in 2005 while Nolasco (2008), Ryan Dempster (2001) and Chris Hammond (1993) each had 10 ... Over his first eight starts of the season, went 4-2 with one complete game and a 3.59 ERA (52.2 IP/21 ER) ... In his final 15 starts, went 9-5 with an ERA of 4.47 (88.2 IP/44 ER). He walked just 21 while striking out 95 in that span ... Recorded quality starts in 16 of his 26 starts. When tossing at least 6.0 innings, posted a 14-2 record and 2.75 ERA (124.1 IP/38 ER) in 18 games. Improved to a perfect 10-0 in 10 starts when going 7.0-or-more innings ... Did not record a decision in only three games: April 7 at New York, April 12 vs. Cincinnati and June 6 at New York ... In 15 road starts, posted a 10-3 record and 3.86 ERA (93.1 IP/40 ER). From June 23-August 17, won seven consecutive road decisions. He was the first National League pitcher since Carlos Zambrano in 2006 to win as many consecutive road starts within the same season. - Elias ... The 10 road wins tied Alex Fernandez for the third-most by a Marlins pitcher, behind Carl Pavano's 12 in 2004 and Dontrelle Willis' 11 in 2005. 2009 Led the staff and established career highs in complete games (2) and strikeouts (195), while ranking second in wins (13) in his 31 starts. Among National League starters, ranked seventh in strikeouts (195) • Was optioned to triple-A New Orleans on May 23 after beginning the season with a 2-5 record and 9.07 ERA (43.2 IP/44 ER) in nine starts...With the Zephyrs, posted a 1-1 record and 2.40 ERA (15.0 IP/4 ER) in two starts. Tossed 8.0 inning complete game in his first start, May 27 at Las Vegas, taking the loss after allowing only three runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Earned the victory in his second start, June 1 vs. Round Rock, going 7.0 innings with only one run allowed on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts...After being recalled on June 7, went on to compile a 11-4 record and 3.82 ERA (141.1 IP/60 ER) in 22 starts. Provided quality starts in 15 of his last 22 assignments after having only one in his first nine to start the season...Ranked sixth among NL starters with 9.49 strikeouts per nine innings, which marked a Marlins single- season record. A.J. Burnett was the previous leader with a 8.94 mark in 2002...Walked 2.14 batters per nine innings, 10th in the NL. Also ranked fifth on the Marlins single-season list...Struck out 10-or-more batters five times this season: July 5 vs. Pittsburgh, July 22 at San Diego, August 18 at Houston, September 19 at Houston and September 30 at Atlanta. Since the start of 2008, he owns the second-most 10+ strikeout games in the National League (10), behind Tim Lincecum (17)...On September 30 at Atlanta, struck out a club record 16 Braves. He struck out the side in the 3- 5 innings, giving him nine straight strikeouts, which was one shy of the ML record. He became just the fourth pitcher ever and third in the modern era to strike out nine straight, joining Tom Seaver (10, 1970), Jake Peavy (9, 2007) and Mickey Welch (9, 1884). The 16 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher at the Major League level since Johan Santana struck out 17 Texas Rangers on August 19, 2007. The Marlins previous record for strikeouts in a game was 14, done twice by A.J. Burnett (July 26, 2005 vs. Milwaukee and August 29, 2006 vs. Colorado)...Tossed his third career complete game, and second of the season, on August 18 at Minute Maid Park. He surrendered two runs on three hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts...Threw 7.0 innings on September 19 at Cincinnati, surrendering two runs on four hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. The 7.0 innings broke a Major League record stretch of 29 consecutive games where a Marlins starter failed to pitch at least 7.0 innings. That start marked the seventh time over the last two seasons that Nolasco had double-digit strikeouts and one or fewer walks, tying Tim Lincecum for the most such games since the start of 2008...Held the Pittsburgh Pirates scoreless over 8.0 innings, allowing only three hits with two walks while striking out 12 batters on July 5 at Sun Life Stadium. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in Marlins history have recorded at least 12 strikeouts in a scoreless outing of at least eight innings: Brad Penny in 2001 and Dontrelle Willis in 2006. Owns nine 10+ strikeout games in his career, all coming in the last two seasons...He tossed a 5.0 inning complete game on June 18 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The only hit he allowed was a first inning home run by Kevin Youkilis. It marked the sixth complete game in Marlins history where the starting pitcher went 6.0 or fewer innings and first since Dontrelle Willis did so on April 30, 2005 at Philadelphia. 2008 Established career-bests in every category as he became the eighth starter in Marlins history to record 15-or-more wins in a season...also became the 11th starter in franchise history to record 200.0-or-more innings in a single season...He started the season by making two appearances out of the bullpen, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings...allowed two hits in 3.0 innings, March 31 vs. New York...also threw 2.2 scoreless innings, April 6 vs. Pittsburgh, allowing only one hit...Inserted into the starting rotation, April 11 at Houston...earned first win of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits (two home runs) with two walks and two strikeouts...opened the season with a 1-3 record and 7.46 ERA (25.1 IP/21 ER) through his first five starts...lowered his ERA from a season-high 6.46 on April 17 to his season-low 3.52 on the final day of the season...From May 9 through the end of the season, was tied with Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo for the second most wins in the National League (14), one behind Chicago's Ted Lilly...posted a career-best five game win streak, June 10-July 7, where he owned a 1.83 ERA (44.2 IP/9 ER)...also had four-game win streak (five starts), May 9-May 31, posting a 2.76 ERA (29.1 IP/9 ER)...He was awarded Bank of America Co-Player of the Week for June 16, with Pittsburgh's Ryan Doumit, as he went 2-0 with 1.23 ERA, marking his first career Player of the Week honor...Over his last 27 starts, went 14-5 with 3.08 ERA (181.1 IP/62 ER), while posting a 10-4 record and 2.83 ERA (146.1 IP/46 ER) over his final 21 starts...he recorded the fourth most quality starts in the NL (23), including 12 straight to finish the season...Marlins went 21-11 in games that he started...Tossed first career complete game, shutting out the San Francisco Giants, Aug. 19 at AT&T Park...walked one while striking out 11 batters, surrendering only two hits...his complete game snapped a stretch of 301 games that the Marlins had gone without a complete game, as the previous Marlins CG was provided by Anibal Sanchez, Sept. 16, 2006 at Atlanta...Struck out a season-high 13 batters, August 2 vs. Colorado...the 13 strikeouts equal the second most K's in a single game in franchise history, as AJ Burnett had two 14 strikeout performances...Tallied 51 strikeouts in August to set a new franchise record for most strikeouts in any month...no other pitcher in the history of the Marlins had ever reached the 50 strikeout mark, as Kevin Brown previously owned the record of 47 in May, 1997...Issued the ninth fewest walks in the NL among starters with 20- or-more starts...from July 28-Aug. 24, he struck out 51 batters and issued only three walks...according to Elias Sports Bureau, during the expansion era (since 1961), only six other pitchers had a six-start span during which they struck out at least 50 batters while issuing no more than three walks: Jim Kaat (1967), Ferguson Jenkins (1970 and 1971), Pedro Martinez (2000), Roy Oswalt (2001), Curt Schilling (2001 & '02) and Ben Sheets (2004)...Held right-handed hitters to a .239 (89x372) average and 20 home runs, while lefties hit .238 (103x433) with eight home runs...his .240 average against ranked 12th among National League starters. 2006 Compiled 11-11 record with 4.82 ERA in 35 games (22 starts) during first Major League season...finished fourth among Marlins pitchers in wins, starts, innings (140.0) and strikeouts (99)...finished sixth on the team in games pitched and tied for second in losses...finished among National League rookie leaders in wins (T-4th), innings (5th), starts (7th) and strikeouts (7th)...One of four Marlins rookies to win 10 games, becoming the first quartet of rookie 10-game winners in ML history...Went 9-10 with 4.96 ERA in 22 starts...made first Major League start on May 17 at Atlanta, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings before leaving without a decision...made second start on May 22 vs. Chicago (NL), and earned first win as starting pitcher after yielding one earned run on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 7.0 innings...won three straight starts from July 17-28, reaching the 7.0 inning plateau in all three wins vs. Washington (July 17), vs. Pittsburgh (July 22) and at Philadelphia (July 28)...recorded 10th win on August 8 at Washington...was one of four rookie pitchers on club to record 10 wins, joining Scott Olsen (12-10), Josh Johnson (12-7) and Anibal Sanchez (10-3), making the Marlins the first team in Major League history to have four rookie pitchers with 10 wins...Nolasco, Olsen, Johnson, Sanchez and Dontrelle Willis (12-13) became the first group of five Marlins pitchers to all record 10 or more wins in a season...Was 2-1 with 3.98 ERA in 13 relief outings...began season in bullpen and went 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 appearances before joining starting rotation on May 17...made Major League debut on April 5 at Houston, working 3.0 scoreless innings with one hit, two walks and two strikeouts out of the bullpen...earned first ML win on April 26 at Chicago (NL), tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in relief with one hit and four strikeouts...took first ML loss on May 2 vs. Philadelphia, giving up four earned runs in 0.2 innings out of the pen...held opponents scoreless in four straight relief outings from May 3-12, compiling 7.0 scoreless innings at Washington (May 3), vs. St. Louis (May 7), vs. Atlanta (May 10) and at Pittsburgh (May 12)...after making 19 consecutive starts, re-joined bullpen for two appearances in September...held Philadelphia without a hit or run with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings on September 9...allowed one earned run in 1.0 inning on September 12 vs. New York (NL)... five of the 11 (45.5 percent) runners he inherited later scored...Recorded career-high seven strikeouts in two games, June 3 at Colorado and July 22 vs. Pittsburgh...Batted .171 (7x41) with one home run and five RBI...recorded first Major League hit with a fourth-inning home run off Sean Marshall of the Cubs on May 22 at Dolphin Stadium...went 2x3 with home run and two RBI in that game...he became the second Marlins pitcher ever to homer for his first ML hit, joining Tony Saunders who homered off Tom Glavine for his first hit on May 8, 1997...he became the first Major League pitcher to homer for his first hit since Zak Greinke did so with Kansas City on June 10, 2005...he was the first National League pitcher to do so since John Van Benschoten of Pittsburgh on August 23, 2004. 2005 Spent season with West Tenn (AA) in the Chicago Cubs organization...went 14-3 with 2.89 ERA in 27 starts...recorded 173 strikeouts and walked 46 batters in 161.2 innings...Led Southern League in strikeouts and finished tied for first with 14 wins...finished third in league with 2.89 ERA and 161.2 innings...named Southern League Pitcher of the Year...named to Southern League All-Star team...was ranked the No. 7 prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America...Won first eight decisions, going 8-0 with 2.64 ERA in first 17 starts...won six straight starts from April 13 to May 10...suffered first loss of season on July 17 against Mississippi, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in 3.0 innings...won three consecutive starts from August 24 to September 3...Was twice named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week...took home the honors for the week of July 4-10 and again from August 29 to September 5...Batted .120 (6x50) with three RBI...recorded one double, but fanned in 22 of 50 at-bats. 2004 Split season between Iowa (AAA) and West Tenn and went a combined 8-7 with 5.24 ERA in 28 starts ... recorded a combined 143 strikeouts in 147.2 innings ... went 6-4 with 3.70 ERA in 19 starts with West Tenn ... recorded 115 strikeouts in 107.0 innings... was 2-3 with 9.30 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A. 2003 Spent entire season with Daytona (A) and went 11-5 with 2.96 ERA in 26 starts ... recorded 136 strikeouts in 149.0 innings ... named Florida State League Pitcher of the Month for July, after going 4-0 with 0.68 ERA in the month. 2002 Went 7-2 with 2.48 ERA in 15 starts with Boise (A) ... fanned 92 batters in 90.2 innings ... named the 16th-best prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America. 2001 Began career with the Cubs' Arizona League affiliate ... went 1-0 with 1.50 ERA in five games (four starts).