One of the most efficient pitchers in today’s game, Aaron Nola, has just signed a brand new deal. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, both sides agreed to a seven-year deal around the $170-$175 million range. The right-hander has spent the past six years with the Philadelphia Phillies. Aaron helped the Phillies reach the World Series in 2022 and continued the success last season, but they lost in game seven of the NLCS to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now that the 30-year-old starting pitcher is locked into a new deal, his eyes must be focused on helping the Phillies win a championship.
The Phillies and Aaron Nola have now reached a tentative agreement on a 7-year contract worth $170-$175 million. Nola is undergoing a physical today before the deal becomes official. Talks between the Phillies and agent Joe Longo picked up steam the last two days.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 19, 2023
Aaron Nola Stays In Philly
Aaron’s proficient pitching is why he threw 2,542 strikes out of 3,087 pitches. Nola has five pitches in his arsenal that are extremely effective. He used his 4-seam fastball and curveball about 61 percent of the time in 2023. His fastball, sinker, and cutter hit the strikeout at least 50 percent of the time, if not more. Aaron is most likely to throw his curveball when a batter he is facing has two strikes to his name. While Aaron’s changeup is the pitch he uses the least, throwing it around 13 percent of the time, he strikes a lot of batters out while it hangs either on the outside corner for lefties or the inside corner for right-handed batters. Aaron Nola has a promising 2024 season ahead of him. If he produces and performs better than his usual self, his team will surely find themselves a spot in the postseason.
Aaron Nola’s Numbers in 2023 & Past Accolades
In 32 starts last season, Nola put up a 12-9 record through almost 194 innings pitched. He posted a 4.46 ERA with 202 strikeouts. He averaged about six strikeouts a game, with a win percentage of 57 percent. One of Nola’s best starts during 2023 came on July 4th against the Tampa Bay Rays. Nola pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits. He also had one walk and 12 strikeouts. Aaron Nola was named an NL all-star and was placed third in the NL Cy Young voting in 2018.
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