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View Poll Results: What is Nova's ceiling?

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  • Ace, CY Young candidate yearly

    4 6.90%
  • All-Star

    18 31.03%
  • 2nd or 3rd in rotation

    27 46.55%
  • Flames out in a few years

    9 15.52%
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  1. #1
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    What is Ivan Nova's ceiling?

    Question from Yankee fan to other fans.

    He was 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA last season and is 9-2 with a 4.25 ERA this season.

    He's more like a Maddux type pitcher where he doesn't get that many strikeouts, gets a lot of ground outs and strikeouts. A lot of his pitches are coming along.

    Personally, I think he has the ability to be an ace.

  2. #2
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    I'd say majority will say 2 or 3 which sounds about right

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    His ceiling is this. Being an average pitcher collecting wins with the Yankees' godly offense.

    You need a 3-4 option on your poll, as I don't think he flames out, which is valuable of course. But he's nothing special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSpirit1 View Post
    Question from Yankee fan to other fans.

    He was 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA last season and is 9-2 with a 4.25 ERA this season.

    He's more like a Maddux type pitcher where he doesn't get that many strikeouts, gets a lot of ground outs and strikeouts. A lot of his pitches are coming along.

    Personally, I think he has the ability to be an ace.
    he is a middle of the rotation guy at best-he is the prime example of a pitcher benefiting from run support-you said it yourself his ERA is 4.25 which is not great to say the least his FIP is 4.46 and right in line with that, he has a career whip of 1.36

    he is a very serviceable pitcher but you are out of your mind if you think he is an ace or has that potential-not every team in MLB has an ace btw

    a similar pitcher to him is Dillion Gee btw and i have no belief he is ever going to be an ace-but he is a good MLB pitcher nothing wrong with that
    Last edited by NYMETS2889; 06-27-2012 at 11:30 PM.

  5. #5
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    Nova gets hit. Hard. He has some of the best luck ive ever seen as a yankee fan. The problem with him is he gets in trouble easily and often. However his best quality is that he has a knack for getting out of trouble often. He gives you a heartattack when he pitches because of it. I see him as a 3-4 for his career. The wins will be there because, well, its the yankees.

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    I would say he is a 1 or 2 time all star. A decent starter with many wins because of the team he plays for.

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    2-3 in the rotation.

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    His 15 homers and 100 hits surrendered in 91 innings raises a flag.

    Nova is working with a magic bag of tricks.

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    Mid rotation inning eater.

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    A mediocre starter who goes out every fifth day, puts up meh stats, but gets a win every time. So by those standards, the Yanks should probably go out and get Jaime Moyer, and Amando Gallaraga wouldn't be a bad pickup either.

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    its like 12 feet high standard for a ceiling
    #BringBackMatty

  12. #12
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    I can tell you this, Nova>>>>Lee because Lee doesnt know how to win

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    I can tell you this, Nova>>>>Lee because Lee doesnt know how to win
    Cliff Lee just lost his ace status. If he wanted to win he should hit a few HRs and pitch a complete game shutout.

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees 1903 View Post
    Cliff Lee just lost his ace status. If he wanted to win he should hit a few HRs and pitch a complete game shutout.
    Agreed. If he was so great he would have provided his own offense in that 10 IP game against the giants. ****ing bum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees 1903 View Post
    Cliff Lee just lost his ace status. If he wanted to win he should hit a few HRs and pitch a complete game shutout.
    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    Agreed. If he was so great he would have provided his own offense in that 10 IP game against the giants. ****ing bum
    The Yanks need Cliffy Boy get him Ca$$$$$h
    #BringBackMatty

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