Biographical

Portrait of Wil Nieves

Wil Nieves C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 1260 .241 .280 .317 .214 1.5
Birth Date9-25-1977
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age40 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 SDN 24 28 76 72 2 13 3 1 0 18 4 15 0 0 0 3 1 0 .181 .224 .250 .167 -4.0 -0.8 -0.5
2005 NYA 27 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2006 NYA 28 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .008 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1
2007 NYA 29 26 66 61 6 10 4 0 0 14 2 9 0 0 3 8 0 0 .164 .190 .230 .147 -4.7 1.4 -0.3
2008 WAS 30 68 196 176 15 46 9 1 1 60 13 29 0 2 5 20 0 1 .261 .309 .341 .235 3.4 9.8 1.3
2009 WAS 31 72 249 224 20 58 6 0 1 67 17 45 3 5 0 26 1 0 .259 .313 .299 .224 1.1 4.7 0.6
2010 WAS 32 59 172 158 10 32 8 0 3 49 8 29 1 1 4 16 0 0 .203 .244 .310 .199 -3.9 7.6 0.4
2011 MIL 33 20 54 50 2 7 2 0 0 9 3 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 .140 .189 .180 .118 -4.9 2.1 -0.3
2012 ARI 34 16 38 36 4 11 1 0 1 15 1 8 0 0 1 3 0 1 .306 .324 .417 .249 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2012 COL 34 16 51 47 3 14 2 0 1 19 3 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 .298 .333 .404 .229 -2.1 -0.0 -0.2
2013 ARI 35 71 206 195 16 58 11 0 1 72 8 32 0 3 0 22 0 0 .297 .320 .369 .246 3.2 0.7 0.4
2014 PHI 36 36 128 122 9 31 8 0 1 42 1 34 2 1 7 1 0 .254 .270 .344 .234 0.8 2.3 0.4
2015 SDN 37 6 14 13 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 .077 .143 .308 .180 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2
Career427126011648828154210369612286131411432.241.280.317.214-12.426.71.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1997 CLN A 0 61 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLN A 0 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 RCU A+ 0 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 RCU A+ 0 116 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MOB AA 0 231 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LVG AAA 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOB AA 95 356 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 28 76 .167 .248 .316 .387 .248 .228 99 -7.6 1.9 1.3 -0.8 0.4 -4.0 -0.5 -4.0 -0.5
2002 POR AAA 70 245 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLC AAA 102 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 108 435 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 3 4 .003 .266 .342 .432 .273 .000 104 -1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2005 COH AAA 102 404 .207 .269 .335 .421 .252 .310 106 -10.6 5.3 2.4 2.9 2.1 -0.8 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2006 NYA MLB 6 6 .008 .285 .345 .442 .258 .000 108 -1.7 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2006 COH AAA 88 348 .224 .261 .325 .395 .258 .266 98 -11.9 9.0 4.3 13.3 -1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.3
2007 NYA MLB 26 66 .147 .271 .340 .426 .266 .192 104 -8.3 2.0 1.2 1.4 0.4 -4.7 -0.3 -4.7 -0.3
2007 SWB AAA 27 98 .218 .265 .325 .402 .259 .278 93 -4.7 3.1 1.7 11.6 -0.8 -0.8 1.0 -0.8 1.0
2008 WAS MLB 68 196 .235 .262 .335 .411 .266 .304 95 -5.2 5.7 3.3 9.8 -0.4 3.4 1.3 3.4 1.3
2008 COH AAA 9 29 .274 .276 .331 .432 .267 .300 89 0.5 0.9 0.5 -0.1 -0.6 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 WAS MLB 72 249 .224 .260 .330 .418 .264 .311 96 -9.5 7.1 4.3 4.7 -0.8 1.1 0.6 1.1 0.6
2010 WAS MLB 59 172 .199 .254 .320 .398 .264 .228 91 -10.6 4.7 2.7 7.6 -0.7 -3.9 0.4 -3.9 0.4
2011 MIL MLB 20 54 .118 .255 .320 .402 .262 .184 104 -7.5 1.5 0.8 2.1 0.3 -4.9 -0.3 -4.9 -0.3
2011 GWN AAA 21 79 .238 .253 .319 .391 .249 .317 93 -2 2.5 1.5 -1.0 0.2 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2011 NAS AAA 23 95 .139 .280 .348 .435 .264 .182 99 -13.5 2.9 1.8 -0.5 -0.5 -9.3 -0.9 -9.3 -0.9
2011 LIC Wnt 4 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARI MLB 16 38 .249 .266 .327 .422 .268 .370 107 -0.4 1.0 0.5 -0.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 COL MLB 16 51 .229 .248 .306 .402 .257 .342 123 -1.6 1.4 0.8 -0.0 -2.7 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2012 CSP AAA 34 123 .253 .280 .340 .438 .267 .344 110 -0.9 3.7 2.2 0.3 0.2 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2013 ARI MLB 71 206 .246 .250 .310 .385 .255 .345 103 -2.8 5.4 2.8 0.7 -2.2 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4
2014 PHI MLB 36 128 .234 .250 .308 .384 .260 .341 98 -3.1 3.3 2 2.3 -1.3 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.4
2014 CLR A+ 2 4 .105 .250 .305 .354 .243 .250 101 -0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 REA AA 3 12 .075 .268 .318 .401 .260 .100 108 -2.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 PHL Rk 6 22 .320 .227 .338 .317 .248 .278 99 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2015 SDN MLB 6 14 .180 .243 .295 .373 .240 .000 103 -1.1 0.4 0.2 -1.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2
2015 GWN AAA 22 71 .190 .267 .331 .385 .260 .306 98 -5.2 2.0 0.6 -0.4 -1.9 -4.5 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1997 CLN A 61 6 12 1 1 1 7 6 10 2 1 .218 .295 .327 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLN A 434 47 97 22 0 3 55 47 69 7 9 .255 .348 .337 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 RCU A+ 472 58 140 26 2 7 61 40 54 2 7 .328 .392 .447 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LVG AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 RCU A+ 116 16 26 5 0 0 9 15 17 2 0 .257 .353 .307 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MOB AA 231 18 57 4 0 4 30 16 22 1 1 .266 .320 .341 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOB AA 356 28 99 24 0 3 41 18 40 1 0 .300 .338 .400 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 76 2 13 3 1 0 3 4 15 1 0 .181 .224 .250 .069 .167 -4.0 -0.8 -0.5
2002 POR AAA 245 24 73 20 2 7 29 5 40 0 0 .308 .320 .498 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLC AAA 395 48 102 16 2 4 38 25 53 1 2 .283 .328 .371 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 435 60 125 22 8 10 53 12 64 3 6 .297 .316 .458 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2005 COH AAA 404 45 110 22 3 4 37 13 38 1 1 .289 .313 .395 .105 .207 -0.8 2.9 0.2
2006 NYA MLB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .008 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1
2006 COH AAA 348 29 83 13 0 5 34 18 29 2 1 .259 .295 .346 .087 .224 0.1 13.3 1.3
2007 SWB AAA 98 5 23 1 2 1 8 6 10 1 0 .256 .309 .344 .089 .218 -0.8 11.6 1.0
2007 NYA MLB 66 6 10 4 0 0 8 2 9 0 0 .164 .190 .230 .066 .147 -4.7 1.4 -0.3
2008 COH AAA 29 3 6 1 0 0 2 3 6 1 0 .240 .310 .280 .040 .274 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2008 WAS MLB 196 15 46 9 1 1 20 13 29 0 1 .261 .309 .341 .080 .235 3.4 9.8 1.3
2009 WAS MLB 249 20 58 6 0 1 26 17 45 1 0 .259 .313 .299 .040 .224 1.1 4.7 0.6
2010 WAS MLB 172 10 32 8 0 3 16 8 29 0 0 .203 .244 .310 .108 .199 -3.9 7.6 0.4
2011 GWN AAA 79 8 20 2 0 1 6 6 11 1 0 .282 .333 .352 .070 .238 2.1 -1.0 0.1
2011 NAS AAA 95 3 15 2 0 1 6 4 11 0 0 .170 .213 .227 .057 .139 -9.3 -0.5 -0.9
2011 LIC Wnt 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 54 2 7 2 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 .140 .189 .180 .040 .118 -4.9 2.1 -0.3
2012 ARI MLB 38 4 11 1 0 1 3 1 8 0 1 .306 .324 .417 .111 .249 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2012 CSP AAA 123 15 34 4 0 3 16 6 20 1 1 .306 .336 .423 .117 .253 5.1 0.3 0.5
2012 COL MLB 51 3 14 2 0 1 5 3 9 0 0 .298 .333 .404 .106 .229 -2.1 -0.0 -0.2
2013 ARI MLB 206 16 58 11 0 1 22 8 32 0 0 .297 .320 .369 .072 .246 3.2 0.7 0.4
2014 PHI MLB 128 9 31 8 0 1 7 1 34 1 0 .254 .270 .344 .090 .234 0.8 2.3 0.4
2014 CLR A+ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .105 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2014 PHL Rk 22 3 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .263 .364 .368 .105 .320 3.1 0.0 0.3
2014 REA AA 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .000 .075 -2.1 -0.0 -0.2
2015 SDN MLB 14 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 4 0 0 .077 .143 .308 .231 .180 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2
2015 GWN AAA 71 5 15 3 0 0 8 8 14 0 0 .238 .324 .286 .048 .190 -4.5 -0.4 -0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 651 0.5008 0.4839 0.8000 0.6104 0.3569 0.8693 0.6810 0.2000 266 -0.007280
2009 875 0.5109 0.5040 0.7800 0.6711 0.3294 0.8700 0.5887 0.2200 347 -0.005267
2010 592 0.5034 0.5321 0.8127 0.6846 0.3776 0.8824 0.6847 0.1873 221 -0.005690
2011 171 0.4795 0.5380 0.7717 0.6707 0.4157 0.9273 0.5405 0.2283 63 0.001212
2012 292 0.5411 0.5788 0.7692 0.7089 0.4254 0.8393 0.6316 0.2308 100 -0.002237
2013 696 0.4698 0.5704 0.7481 0.7523 0.4092 0.8293 0.6159 0.2519 228 -0.002081
2014 420 0.5000 0.5690 0.6820 0.6667 0.4714 0.8357 0.4646 0.3180 144 -0.002957
2015 58 0.4655 0.4828 0.6786 0.5926 0.3871 0.8125 0.5000 0.3214 27 -0.000772
Career37550.49930.53160.7690.6790.38470.85980.61080.231231.2463-0.0042

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-19 2014-07-21 15-DL 32 28 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2012-07-09 2012-08-01 15-DL 23 16 Right Sprain Turf Toe -
2012-04-27 2012-05-05 Minors 8 8 Right Sprain Turf Toe -
2010-03-10 2010-03-13 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-09-18 2009-09-29 DTD 11 10 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-09 2007-03-19 Camp 10 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2006-06-05 2006-06-14 Minors 9 0 Left Groin Strain -
1997-06-27 1997-09-05 Minors 70 0 Left Wrist Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SDN $850,000
2014 PHI $1,125,000
2013 ARI $800,000
2011 MIL $775,000
2010 WAS $700,000
2009 WAS $445,000
2008 WAS $400,000
2007 NYA $382,150
2006 NYA $328,600
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$5,805,750
10 yrTotal$5,805,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 161 dMDR Sports Management1 year/$0.85M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2015). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/4/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.85M in majors. Contract selected by San Diego 4/5/15. DFA by San Diego 5/4/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/15 (refused assignment). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/12/15 (minor-league contract with 7/1/ opt-out date).
  • 1 year/$1.125M (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/5/13. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2013). Re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/5/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/18/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Colorado 5/25/12. Claimed by Arizona off waivers 8/6/12 after being DFA by Colorado 8/1/12. Non-tendered by Arizona 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/10/10. Performance bonuses based on PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Washington 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Signed as a free agent 1/14/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$382,150 (2007). DFA 7/22/07, sent outright to Triple-A 7/26/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3286M (2006). DFA 4/06. Contract purchased 9/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 3/05. Acquired in trade from LA Angels 3/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed 2/04.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased 7/02.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Since I believe the Nats will sign Adam Dunn, I am more interested in the other 2 trades Mike Rizzo made: 1. You didn't seem terribly impressed with the Wilson Ramos trade, although you didn't pan it. Has Ramos taken a big hit to his reputation this year? 2. Folks seem a lot more impressed with Cristian Guzman than we in DC were, although he is a good enough guy. I know the Nats didn't get much for him, but I was surprised they got even 2 AA pitchers. Why the sudden love folks have for Guzman?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
I think Ramos took a hit because he's basically a batting average-dependent producer, but at his age, there's still some room for growth, and I guess I'm more depressed over what this meant for Flores' situation. It was a pretty decent flip, in that Ramos isn't going to be the next Wil Nieves, he could start and not be the worst regular catcher in baseball.

As for Guzman, LASIK may have helped his ability to hit singles more frequently, but it didn't seem to do him any favors in the field. He's an adequate middle infielder with no power, patience, or speed, so getting worked up over him is sort of silly. He's a decent veteran placeholder, but getting him is more of an insurance move for the Rangers than cause for jubilation. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who the heck do the Nats use in place of Ivan Rodriguez for the next couple of weeks? Wil Nieves as the statrer is bad enough, but there is nobody else available.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
As you know, Chris Coste is out for the year, and they've pressed Jamie Burke up to Syracuse to get him back in gear ASAP. And last I heard, Jesus Flores hasn't even tried to catch yet in his slow rehab. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a mercy-minded swap get made if Burke can't be ready in time, but it reflects an interesting industry-wide issue: the lack of readily available free talent behind the plate. It seems worse this year than it has been in recent memory, but the extent to which that's true deserves further exploration. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Cervelli for real? Do the Yanks regret not resigning Matsui/Damon?
(Paul from Boston)
Well, he ain't gonna hit .400, and you'd do well to remember Jazayerli's Law of Backup Catchers: given enough chances, a guy will have a season in which he hits .300 in less than 200 at-bats. I'm skeptical he's got a future as a major league starter, but he's certainly no Wil Nieves, and may well turn out to be the best backup the Yanks have had in a long time.

I'd trade him for Johnny Damon, though. (Jay Jaffe)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2002 mlb 0 .000 0.0 958 .001 -0.2 12 .019 -.000 -0.1 -0.3 -0.8
2005 aaa 0 .000 0.0 3771 -.003 2.8 103 .025 -.000 -1.6 0.4 2.9
2005 mlb 0 .000 0.0 48 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.5 0.0
2006 mlb 0 .000 0.0 110 .000 -0.0 2 -.002 .003 0.0 0.5 -0.1
2006 aaa 0 .000 0.0 3075 -.001 0.8 101 .011 .006 -0.7 -0.2 13.3
2007 mlb 0 .000 0.0 869 -.000 0.1 24 .002 .003 -0.0 -0.1 1.4
2007 aaa 0 .000 0.0 1144 -.000 0.1 25 .011 -.001 -0.2 -0.3 11.6
2008 mlb 3244 .020 8.9 2100 -.000 0.2 45 .020 .007 -0.6 8.2 9.8
2008 aaa 0 .000 0.0 294 -.000 0.0 10 .022 -.000 -0.1 0.2 -0.1
2009 mlb 4355 .005 3.0 2906 .000 -0.0 36 -.034 -.007 1.0 3.5 4.7
2010 mlb 2873 .013 5.3 1868 -.004 2.0 35 .011 -.001 -0.3 7.1 7.6
2011 mlb 921 .005 0.6 615 -.002 0.4 10 -.000 -.001 0.0 1.3 2.1
2011 aaa 0 .000 0.0 2220 -.001 0.3 37 -.002 -.001 0.1 0.3 -1.5
2012 mlb 1250 .011 1.7 887 .000 -0.1 18 .042 .001 -0.5 1.7 -0.1
2012 aaa 0 .000 0.0 1449 -.000 0.0 31 -.016 -.001 0.3 0.1 0.3
2013 mlb 2748 .004 1.5 1722 .004 -1.8 15 -.009 -.001 0.1 -0.4 0.7
2014 aax 0 .000 0.0 16 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.0 -0.0
2014 afa 0 .000 0.0 55 -.000 0.0 1 .010 .000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2014 mlb 2085 .001 0.3 1371 -.001 0.2 28 -.010 -.002 0.2 0.7 2.3
2015 aaa 0 .000 0.0 660 -.000 0.0 12 .011 -.000 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4
2015 mlb 254 -.007 -0.3 200 .017 -0.8 5 .028 .003 -0.1 -1.2 -1.1

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