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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 4617 .257 .332 .405 90 7.0
Birth Date8-25-1974
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age44 years, 9 months, 0 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1999 SDN 24 23 45 8 0 0 0 9 9 0 2 0 .222 .378 .222 89 -0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.1
2000 CHN 25 80 175 30 1 2 4 15 28 1 3 0 .190 .264 .297 65 -7.4 0.4 3.5 0.1
2001 CHN 26 106 302 56 9 1 9 38 55 1 5 3 .217 .320 .364 86 -3.9 1.0 -11.4 -0.5
2001 PIT 26 46 170 36 6 1 5 22 45 0 3 2 .245 .341 .401 88 -1.9 2.6 -1.3 0.5
2002 BAL 27 109 397 95 25 3 7 43 69 1 15 5 .276 .355 .427 90 -3.1 1.7 0.2 0.7
2002 NYN 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 86 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL 28 41 172 33 12 1 2 9 29 1 0 3 .204 .250 .327 73 -5.2 -0.8 -1.3 -0.2
2003 SDN 28 103 341 83 19 1 4 34 66 1 12 5 .271 .346 .379 73 -10.2 2.2 -1.6 -0.2
2004 TEX 29 87 317 77 17 1 11 33 64 1 5 1 .275 .350 .461 97 -0.8 1.0 4.0 1.1
2005 TEX 30 131 526 121 25 5 17 47 90 0 9 2 .255 .320 .436 97 -1.6 1.0 1.0 1.6
2006 TEX 31 147 690 194 44 6 19 58 99 4 10 7 .313 .371 .495 113 15.1 -1.6 -8.2 2.7
2007 ANA 32 140 579 130 26 3 18 55 102 2 18 4 .252 .323 .419 94 -2.0 4.3 2.3 2.3
2008 ANA 33 127 477 103 19 3 8 45 95 4 8 3 .242 .319 .357 77 -12.1 -1.5 -4.4 -0.8
2009 ANA 34 103 360 79 19 2 4 40 74 2 4 1 .250 .336 .361 84 -5.9 1.1 -7.7 -0.3
2010 NYN 35 36 65 11 3 0 0 6 24 0 1 0 .190 .266 .241 40 -4.5 0.6 0.9 -0.1
Career12814617105622529108454849189536.257.332.40590-43.812.4-24.17.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1994 SPO A- NWN 52 213 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CLN A MDW 128 501 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 RCU A+ CLF 123 507 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 RCU A+ CLF 0 320 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MOB AA SOU 0 106 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MOB AA SOU 0 310 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB NL 23 45 .263 .339 .419 .296 94 -1.6 1.2 -0.3 89 13 -0.1 0.4 -0.4 0.1
1999 LVG AAA PCL 0 487 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB NL 80 175 .257 .332 .417 .206 109 -15.2 5.5 -0.4 65 10 3.5 0.4 -7.4 0.1
2000 IOW AAA PCL 0 229 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB NL 106 302 .264 .333 .438 .242 100 -7.1 9.0 0.6 86 9 -11.4 1.0 -3.9 -0.5
2001 PIT MLB NL 46 170 .256 .325 .413 .316 102 -1.1 5.1 0.4 88 9 -1.3 2.6 -1.9 0.5
2002 BAL MLB AL 109 397 .267 .333 .423 .324 97 8 11.4 -3.1 90 15 0.2 1.7 -3.1 0.7
2002 NYN MLB NL 2 1 .290 .346 .431 .000 91 -0.2 0.0 0 86 12 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB AL 41 172 .274 .344 .443 .237 98 -12 4.7 0.4 73 6 -1.3 -0.8 -5.2 -0.2
2003 SDN MLB NL 103 341 .257 .325 .408 .335 95 0.2 9.0 -1.5 73 7 -1.6 2.2 -10.2 -0.2
2004 TEX MLB AL 87 317 .266 .333 .425 .317 108 4.1 9.4 -2.1 97 9 4.0 1.0 -0.8 1.1
2004 OKL AAA PCL 38 171 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB AL 131 526 .259 .323 .406 .280 108 -0.5 15.1 -0.1 97 10 1.0 1.0 -1.6 1.6
2005 FRI AA TXS 1 5 .271 .333 .374 .500 100 0 0.1 0 101 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2006 TEX MLB AL 147 690 .269 .334 .428 .343 108 16.6 20.8 1.6 113 6 -8.2 -1.6 15.1 2.7
2006 OKL AAA PCL 6 26 .262 .331 .402 .429 83 3.8 0.7 -0.3 154 0 -0.3 0.5 1.4 0.2
2007 ANA MLB AL 140 579 .273 .337 .427 .279 100 0 17.2 1.2 94 9 2.3 4.3 -2.0 2.3
2008 ANA MLB AL 127 477 .266 .333 .418 .292 103 -13.1 13.8 -3.5 77 6 -4.4 -1.5 -12.1 -0.8
2009 ANA MLB AL 103 360 .258 .325 .404 .313 102 -7 10.4 -0.9 84 13 -7.7 1.1 -5.9 -0.3
2010 NYN MLB NL 36 65 .256 .316 .404 .324 89 -4.7 1.8 0 40 17 0.9 0.6 -4.5 -0.1
2010 LOU AAA INT 23 108 .269 .338 .426 .403 100 3.2 3.3 0.3 112 0 -3.4 -1.1 0.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1994 SPO A- NWN 213 191 23 40 6 1 0 48 18 19 58 3 5 .209 .288 .251 .042 0 0
1995 CLN A MDW 501 421 57 100 18 4 2 132 40 68 109 28 8 .238 .349 .314 .076 3 3
1996 RCU A+ CLF 507 435 65 118 21 11 7 182 54 60 102 7 8 .271 .364 .418 .147 4 4
1997 MOB AA SOU 106 90 14 22 4 1 2 34 12 15 29 3 1 .244 .358 .378 .133 0 0
1997 RCU A+ CLF 320 268 66 81 15 4 8 128 40 49 57 10 4 .302 .416 .478 .175 0 0
1998 MOB AA SOU 310 254 62 78 15 4 7 122 51 55 50 11 1 .307 .432 .480 .173 0 0
1999 SDN MLB NL 45 36 4 8 0 0 0 8 7 9 9 2 0 .222 .378 .222 .000 0 0
1999 LVG AAA PCL 487 422 57 108 22 3 9 163 52 58 104 17 6 .256 .355 .386 .130 0 0
2000 IOW AAA PCL 229 211 27 51 11 3 5 83 22 18 41 6 1 .242 .301 .393 .152 0 0
2000 CHN MLB NL 175 158 24 30 1 2 4 47 14 15 28 3 0 .190 .264 .297 .108 0 1
2001 CHN MLB NL 302 258 41 56 9 1 9 94 30 38 55 5 3 .217 .320 .364 .147 0 5
2001 PIT MLB NL 170 147 22 36 6 1 5 59 14 22 45 3 2 .245 .341 .401 .156 1 0
2002 BAL MLB AL 397 344 54 95 25 3 7 147 38 43 69 15 5 .276 .355 .427 .151 4 5
2002 NYN MLB NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2003 SDN MLB NL 341 306 50 83 19 1 4 116 22 34 66 12 5 .271 .346 .379 .108 0 0
2003 BAL MLB AL 172 162 21 33 12 1 2 53 20 9 29 0 3 .204 .250 .327 .123 0 0
2004 OKL AAA PCL 171 145 33 47 9 4 9 91 36 23 29 4 1 .324 .417 .628 .303 0 0
2004 TEX MLB AL 317 280 37 77 17 1 11 129 36 33 64 5 1 .275 .350 .461 .186 3 0
2005 FRI AA TXS 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 0 0
2005 TEX MLB AL 526 475 72 121 25 5 17 207 55 47 90 9 2 .255 .320 .436 .181 3 1
2006 TEX MLB AL 690 620 102 194 44 6 19 307 79 58 99 10 7 .313 .371 .495 .182 8 0
2006 OKL AAA PCL 26 21 10 9 2 0 0 11 1 4 0 2 0 .429 .538 .524 .095 0 0
2007 ANA MLB AL 579 516 79 130 26 3 18 216 72 55 102 18 4 .252 .323 .419 .167 6 0
2008 ANA MLB AL 477 426 53 103 19 3 8 152 46 45 95 8 3 .242 .319 .357 .115 2 0
2009 ANA MLB AL 360 316 44 79 19 2 4 114 50 40 74 4 1 .250 .336 .361 .111 2 0
2010 NYN MLB NL 65 58 9 11 3 0 0 14 1 6 24 1 0 .190 .266 .241 .052 0 1
2010 LOU AAA INT 108 101 16 32 7 1 3 50 6 7 26 3 2 .317 .361 .495 .178 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1726 0.4907 0.4108 0.7941 0.6139 0.2150 0.8673 0.5926 0.2059 0.0003
2009 1440 0.5160 0.4118 0.7690 0.5855 0.2267 0.8506 0.5443 0.2310 -0.0029
2010 276 0.4783 0.3949 0.6606 0.5758 0.2292 0.7237 0.5152 0.3394 0.0059
Career34420.50030.40990.77290.59900.22100.84880.56620.2271-0.0006

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
2009-05-11 2009-05-16 DTD 5 4 Low Back Tightness -
2009-02-14 2009-03-15 Camp 29 0 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Patellar Tendon Tear 2008-10-28
2008-10-28 2008-10-28 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Partial Tear of Patellar Tendon 2008-10-28
2008-08-06 2008-08-08 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2008-07-14 2008-07-21 DTD 7 3 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon Tear -
2008-06-10 2008-06-11 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2008-03-25 2008-03-31 Camp 6 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-03-21 2008-03-22 Camp 1 0 Left Hip Contusion Gluteal Muscles -
2007-09-27 2007-10-08 DTD 11 3 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon -
2007-09-12 2007-09-22 DTD 10 10 Right Ankle Sprain Sliding Into Base -
2007-08-12 2007-08-14 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2007-06-25 2007-06-29 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-08-16 2006-08-17 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2006-07-22 2006-07-22 DTD 0 0 Groin Soreness -
2006-05-10 2006-05-10 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-05-07 2006-05-07 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-05-04 2006-05-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-05-04 2006-05-05 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness -
2006-03-24 2006-04-12 15-DL 19 9 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2006-02-26 2006-03-24 Camp 26 0 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2005-08-01 2005-08-02 DTD 1 0 Head Concussion Player Collision While Running Bases -
2005-05-15 2005-06-08 15-DL 24 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-09-06 2004-09-18 DTD 12 12 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2002-08-24 2002-09-11 15-DL 18 17 Right Wrist Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 ANA $11,400,000
2011 NYN $1,000,000
2010 ANA $10,400,000
2010 NYN $1,000,000
2009 ANA $10,400,000
2008 ANA $9,400,000
2007 ANA $6,400,000
2006 TEX $2,387,500
2005 TEX $1,100,000
2003 BAL $900,000
2002 NYN $237,500
2001 CHN $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$54,850,000
10 yrTotal$54,850,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 104 dScott Leventhal5 yr/$50M (07-11)

Details
  • 5 years/$50M (2007-11). Signed by Angels as a free agent 11/06. $2M signing bonus. 07:$6M, 08:$9M, 09:$10M, 10:$11M, 11:$12M. $0.5M assignment bonus if traded. Award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($0.3M for 2nd place, $0.2M for 3rd, $0.1M for 4th, $50,000 for 5th)
  • $0.1M each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP. Full no-trade clause, 2007-09. Limited no-trade clause, 2010-11 (may block deals to 4 clubs). Acquired by NY Mets in trade from LA Angels 1/22/10 (Mets pay $2M, Angels pay $21.5M of $23.5M left on contract). DFA by NY Mets 6/4/10, released by NY Mets 6/23/10. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 6/24/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.3875M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$2M).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2005). Re-signed 1/05. $25,000 All Star award bonus. $25,000 for 400 PAs, $50,000 each for 450 & 500 PAs, $75,000 for 550 PAs
  • 1 year (2004). Signed as a free agent 4/04 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$237,500 (2002)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe, Xavier Nady is demonstrating his desire to fulfill one of the corner outfield spots for the 2009 Yankees. Xavier was a highly touted 2nd rd. draft prospect for the S.D. Padres. Is his current stride one of a career year or his finally hitting his stride and a portent of finer things to come. Do you foresee the Yankees signing him to a long term deal or letting him go for the draft prospects?
(ccarroll999 from Ridgefield, Ct.)
Nady's having a BABIP spike. Everything else about his season is pretty much refective of his career, and if you want to make a comparison, it'd be to Gary Matthews Jr.'s 2006 campaign, and we see what's happened since in that case. Nady is a useful fourth outfielder/platoon guy, worth a roster spot but not a multi-year deal. (Joe Sheehan)


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