So about that Aaron Nola breakout in 2017.......yeah maybe not. It has been a very rough spring for Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Nola who ended his exhibition run with a nasty 8.38 ERA after giving up 5 runs in 1.2 innings during his final spring start. One of my biggest sleeper recommendations for the upcoming season, Nola has certainly tested my faith and those who took my advice on him. We are hearing nothing regarding any other elbow problems for Nola after his 2016 was derailed by pain in the joint but needless to say he has not been good. Now on the positive side, Nola is missing bats just like he did last season. He has struck out 23 batters in 19.1 innings this spring which shows that Nola's stuff is still potent enough but the overall results are not good. So in terms of what to do at the start of the season, your best bet is to lay off using Nola early on to see if his poor spring results continue. One poor spring will not shake my confidence in Nola yet but it is surely not as strong as it was earlier.