Nova actually made Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet this week, coming in at no. 2, right behind another Yankee, Adam Warren. Here is what they had to say about Nova:
Why He's Here: 2-0, 1.32, 2 GS, 13 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 5 BB, 15 SO, 1.6 G/F
The Scoop: Nova has pitched as well as any International Leaguer since the all-star break, going 5-1, 1.96 in six starts for division-leading Scranton. In those 41 innings, he's fanned 37, walked eight and allowed two home runs. That last number typifies Nova, a groundball pitcher with a firm three-pitch mix. On the season, he ranks second among qualified IL pitchers with his 1.26 groundout-to-flyout ratio. (Who's No. 1 you ask? It's 25-year-old Indianapolis righty Mike Crotta at 2.35.) Nova completed two scoreless relief appearances for the Yankees in May, and there may be more of that in his future this September.