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Barnett: Breaking Down the Factors of Ivan Nova’s Turnaround With the Pirates

Ivan Nova has a 2.87 ERA and a 3.26 xFIP in 84.2 innings since joining the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague
Barnett: Breaking Down the Factors of Ivan Nova’s Turnaround With the Pirates

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join me in welcoming Travis Barnett as the newest writer to Pirates Prospects. Travis will be providing a weekly column on the Pirates with statistical analysis combined with feedback from the MLB clubhouse via Alan Saunders. I'm very excited to see what Travis will bring to the site, and look forward to more articles like this one. I'll shut up now and let you get to it. - Tim Williams

Entering this off-season, the Ivan Nova camp was reportedly pursuing a deal in the neighborhood of five years and $70 million.  It seemed like a stretch at the time, even with the dearth of starting pitchers available on the free agent market, but nevertheless, many still believed Nova could earn a hefty payday after posting a stellar 3.06 ERA in eleven starts for the Pirates last s...

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