Jimmy Nelson, Starting Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers, #52
Date of Birth: 6/5/1989
Birthplace: Klamath Falls, Oregon
College: University of Alabama
Current Salary: $511,500
Jimmy Nelson, starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 but he opted instead to go to the University of Alabama. Three years later, he was drafted by the Brewers.
Nelson pitched in the Brewers' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2014. During that time, he had a 3.12 ERA, a 36-29 win-loss record, and 549 strikeouts to 237 walks in 563.1 innings in 105 games. In 2014, he was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year.
Nelson pitched in four games with the Brewers in 2013. The following season, he had a 2-9 record with a 4.93 ERA in 69.1 innings in 14 games with the Brewers.
Nelson had his first full season in the major leagues in 2015, pitching in 30 games for the Brewers. He finished the season with an 11-13 record, 148 strikeouts to 65 walks, and a 4.11 ERA in 177.1 innings.
In 2016, Nelson had a 4.62 ERA in 32 games. He finished the season with 8 wins to 16 losses and 140 strikeouts to 86 walks in 179.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Nelson through 2016 include:
- 80 games played
- 436.0 innings pitched
- 21-38 win-loss record
- 353 strikeouts to 175 walks
- 4.38 ERA