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The majors miracle of Ivan Nova

Against the odds, the Yankees pitcher made it to the big leagues from the D.R.

Updated: June 1, 2012, 2:13 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

Unless you're a New York Yankees fan, you probably haven't thought much about Ivan Nova.

You might think he's overrated because he pitches in New York, his 21-8 career record undone by a 4.21 earned run average.

Or maybe you think he's underrated, a 5.69 ERA this season offset by a well-above-average 3.46 xFIP (expected fielder independent pitching, a statistical tool that helps gauge a pitcher's performance independent of outside factors, such as the quality of his team's ...

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