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Portrait of Xavier Nady

Xavier Nady PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 3241 .268 .323 .432 95 2.1
Birth Date11-14-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age41 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsR
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
2000 SDN 21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 81 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN 24 110 404 99 17 1 9 24 74 6 6 2 .267 .321 .391 86 -5.7 0.2 -3.7 -0.3
2004 SDN 25 34 84 19 4 0 3 5 13 1 0 0 .247 .301 .416 83 -1.7 -1.2 -1.3 -0.2
2005 SDN 26 124 356 85 15 2 13 22 67 7 2 1 .261 .321 .439 98 -0.7 -2.1 -2.2 0.2
2006 NYN 27 75 292 70 15 1 14 19 51 6 2 1 .264 .326 .487 97 0.4 -1.0 -4.3 0.1
2006 PIT 27 55 220 61 13 0 3 11 34 5 1 2 .300 .352 .409 98 0.4 1.6 1.2 0.6
2007 PIT 28 125 470 120 23 1 20 23 101 12 3 1 .278 .330 .476 103 3.8 1.9 -11.7 0.3
2008 NYA 29 59 247 61 11 0 12 14 48 4 1 1 .268 .320 .474 119 6.2 -0.3 -1.6 0.9
2008 PIT 29 89 360 108 26 1 13 25 55 5 1 0 .330 .383 .535 116 7.8 -1.7 6.7 2.0
2009 NYA 30 7 29 8 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .286 .310 .429 77 -0.7 0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2010 CHN 31 119 347 81 13 0 6 17 85 8 0 0 .256 .306 .353 76 -9.3 1.9 -3.7 -0.7
2011 ARI 32 82 223 51 11 0 4 10 46 3 2 0 .248 .287 .359 82 -4.3 -0.3 -1.4 -0.3
2012 SFN 33 19 57 12 3 1 1 6 13 1 0 0 .240 .333 .400 68 -2.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1
2012 WAS 33 40 109 16 3 0 3 7 24 0 1 0 .157 .211 .275 70 -3.8 0.3 -2.2 -0.4
2014 SDN 35 22 42 5 1 0 3 5 9 0 0 0 .135 .238 .405 89 -0.5 0.0 -1.0 -0.1
Career9613241797159710418962658198.268.323.43295-10.10.2-26.02.1

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
2000 SDN MLB NL 1 1 .230 .336 .360 1.000 99 0.5 0.0 0 81 2 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
2001 LEL A+ CLF 137 604 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ CLF 45 199 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 POR AAA PCL 85 340 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB NL 110 404 .262 .329 .420 .311 96 -5.4 10.6 -4.3 86 10 -3.7 0.2 -5.7 -0.3
2003 POR AAA PCL 37 152 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB NL 34 84 .276 .348 .447 .262 100 -1.1 2.5 -0.5 83 15 -1.3 -1.2 -1.7 -0.2
2004 POR AAA PCL 74 320 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB NL 124 356 .265 .331 .423 .293 92 3.4 10.2 -2.9 98 7 -2.2 -2.1 -0.7 0.2
2006 NYN MLB NL 75 292 .273 .339 .444 .279 89 8 8.8 -3.2 97 9 -4.3 -1.0 0.4 0.1
2006 PIT MLB NL 55 220 .256 .323 .418 .349 95 -1.9 6.6 -3.4 98 9 1.2 1.6 0.4 0.6
2006 NOR AAA INT 3 12 .259 .345 .393 .500 79 1.3 0.3 -0.1 106 0 -0.5 0.5 0.1 0.0
2007 PIT MLB NL 125 470 .266 .328 .420 .318 101 3.2 13.9 -4.5 103 10 -11.7 1.9 3.8 0.3
2008 NYA MLB AL 59 247 .257 .326 .406 .290 104 0.7 7.1 -2.1 119 8 -1.6 -0.3 6.2 0.9
2008 PIT MLB NL 89 360 .269 .333 .438 .363 99 18.1 10.4 -3.8 116 8 6.7 -1.7 7.8 2.0
2009 NYA MLB AL 7 29 .272 .342 .469 .364 107 -1.1 0.8 -0.3 77 12 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 SWB AAA INT 2 6 .310 .367 .463 .250 98 0.1 0.2 -0.1 91 0 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CHN MLB NL 119 347 .251 .317 .387 .326 96 -8 9.6 -4.7 76 11 -3.7 1.9 -9.3 -0.7
2011 ARI MLB NL 82 223 .249 .312 .385 .294 99 -3.8 6.0 -3.1 82 15 -1.4 -0.3 -4.3 -0.3
2012 SFN MLB NL 19 57 .251 .312 .400 .306 88 -0.9 1.6 -0.3 68 9 -0.2 0.3 -2.1 -0.1
2012 WAS MLB NL 40 109 .245 .312 .387 .173 99 -10.3 3.0 -0.8 70 9 -2.2 0.3 -3.8 -0.4
2012 POT A+ CAR 12 41 .257 .315 .374 .207 94 -5.8 1.2 -0.6 36 0 -0.5 -0.4 -2.6 -0.3
2012 FRE AAA PCL 25 99 .273 .333 .420 .286 102 0.6 2.9 -1.1 120 0 -3.1 -0.5 2.6 0.1
2013 CSP AAA PCL 53 206 .270 .336 .408 .331 105 -1.1 5.9 -2.3 116 0 -2.3 0.6 1.8 0.4
2013 OMA AAA PCL 71 290 .269 .336 .411 .347 94 16.9 8.3 -4.2 113 0 -1.4 -0.8 1.6 0.4
2014 SDN MLB NL 22 42 .257 .321 .405 .080 95 -2 1.1 -0.2 89 24 -1.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2014 TAC AAA PCL 22 98 .273 .338 .433 .268 83 -3.5 2.9 -1.2 66 0 -0.3 -1.0 -3.8 -0.3

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
2000 SDN MLB NL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 0 0
2001 LEL A+ CLF 604 524 96 158 38 1 26 276 100 62 109 6 0 .302 .386 .527 .225 0 0
2002 POR AAA PCL 340 315 46 89 12 1 10 133 43 20 60 0 1 .283 .331 .422 .140 0 0
2002 LEL A+ CLF 199 169 41 47 6 3 13 98 37 28 40 2 0 .278 .384 .580 .302 0 0
2003 SDN MLB NL 404 371 50 99 17 1 9 145 39 24 74 6 2 .267 .321 .391 .124 1 2
2003 POR AAA PCL 152 136 19 36 7 0 7 64 23 12 28 0 0 .265 .333 .471 .206 0 0
2004 SDN MLB NL 84 77 7 19 4 0 3 32 9 5 13 0 0 .247 .301 .416 .169 0 1
2004 POR AAA PCL 320 291 52 97 19 1 22 184 70 22 42 3 0 .333 .394 .632 .299 0 0
2005 SDN MLB NL 356 326 40 85 15 2 13 143 43 22 67 2 1 .261 .321 .439 .178 0 1
2006 NOR AAA INT 12 11 2 4 1 0 0 5 3 1 3 0 0 .364 .417 .455 .091 0 0
2006 NYN MLB NL 292 265 37 70 15 1 14 129 40 19 51 2 1 .264 .326 .487 .223 1 1
2006 PIT MLB NL 220 203 20 61 13 0 3 83 23 11 34 1 2 .300 .352 .409 .108 0 1
2007 PIT MLB NL 470 431 55 120 23 1 20 205 72 23 101 3 1 .278 .330 .476 .197 4 0
2008 PIT MLB NL 360 327 50 108 26 1 13 175 57 25 55 1 0 .330 .383 .535 .205 3 0
2008 NYA MLB AL 247 228 26 61 11 0 12 108 40 14 48 1 1 .268 .320 .474 .206 1 0
2009 NYA MLB AL 29 28 4 8 4 0 0 12 2 1 6 0 0 .286 .310 .429 .143 0 0
2009 SWB AAA INT 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 0 0
2010 CHN MLB NL 347 317 33 81 13 0 6 112 33 17 85 0 0 .256 .306 .353 .098 4 1
2011 ARI MLB NL 223 206 26 51 11 0 4 74 35 10 46 2 0 .248 .287 .359 .112 4 0
2012 FRE AAA PCL 99 89 13 24 5 0 6 47 18 7 20 0 0 .270 .343 .528 .258 0 0
2012 SFN MLB NL 57 50 6 12 3 1 1 20 7 6 13 0 0 .240 .333 .400 .160 0 0
2012 WAS MLB NL 109 102 6 16 3 0 3 28 6 7 24 1 0 .157 .211 .275 .118 0 0
2012 POT A+ CAR 41 38 2 6 1 0 0 7 1 3 9 0 0 .158 .220 .184 .026 0 0
2013 CSP AAA PCL 206 187 25 52 14 0 4 78 22 14 40 3 0 .278 .332 .417 .139 2 0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 290 256 44 79 12 0 11 124 43 27 51 1 0 .309 .381 .484 .176 2 1
2014 TAC AAA PCL 98 89 8 21 3 0 2 30 9 4 17 0 0 .236 .296 .337 .101 1
2014 SDN MLB NL 42 37 4 5 1 0 3 15 4 5 9 0 0 .135 .238 .405 .270 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2141 0.4904 0.5175 0.7681 0.6990 0.3428 0.8501 0.6070 0.2319 -0.0063
2009 110 0.5091 0.4455 0.7959 0.6964 0.1852 0.8718 0.5000 0.2041 0.0001
2010 1306 0.5268 0.4977 0.7523 0.6541 0.3236 0.8089 0.6250 0.2477 0.0024
2011 809 0.5266 0.5130 0.7735 0.6831 0.3238 0.8591 0.5726 0.2265 -0.0054
2012 605 0.4893 0.4909 0.7407 0.6453 0.3430 0.8168 0.6038 0.2593 -0.0030
2014 177 0.4463 0.4915 0.7241 0.6709 0.3469 0.8679 0.5000 0.2759 -0.0026
Career51480.50410.50620.76080.67780.33170.83820.59980.2392-0.0033

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
2013-03-14 2013-03-24 Camp 10 0 - Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis - -
2012-09-06 2012-09-17 DTD 11 9 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-06-24 2012-07-21 15-DL 27 22 Right Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-08-13 2011-10-08 15-DL 56 43 Left Hand Fracture HBP - -
2010-06-04 2010-06-11 Minors 7 0 - Neck Strain - -
2010-03-23 2010-03-28 Camp 5 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2009-04-15 2009-11-05 60-DL 204 154 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-08
2008-08-01 2008-08-02 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2008-06-15 2008-06-27 DTD 12 9 Left Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2008-06-08 2008-06-09 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Inflammation -
2008-05-12 2008-05-12 DTD 0 0 Groin Soreness -
2007-09-04 2007-09-15 DTD 11 10 Head Concussion HBP -
2007-08-23 2007-08-24 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-08-11 2007-08-13 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-08-05 2007-08-10 DTD 5 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-08-03 2007-08-04 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-08-01 2007-08-02 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-06-07 2007-06-08 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-04-30 2007-05-03 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2007-04-27 2007-04-29 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2007-04-22 2007-04-26 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-04-17 2007-04-17 DTD 0 0 Neck Stiffness -
2007-02-20 2007-03-09 Camp 17 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2006-06-28 2006-07-01 DTD 3 3 Right Wrist Contusion HBP -
2006-05-30 2006-06-18 15-DL 19 17 Right Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2006-05-30
2006-05-24 2006-05-25 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2005-06-09 2005-06-11 DTD 2 2 Neck Stiffness -
2005-03-25 2005-03-27 Camp 2 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2004-04-20 2004-05-11 Minors 21 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Peroneal - -
2001-09-29 2001-09-29 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-09-29 -
2000-10-15 2000-10-15 WIN 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $775,000
2013 KCA $
2012 WAS $700,000
2011 ARI $1,750,000
2010 CHN $3,300,000
2009 NYA $6,550,000
2008 PIT $3,350,000
2007 PIT $2,150,000
2006 NYN $427,000
2005 SDN $488,000
2003 SDN $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$20,240,000
10 yrTotal$20,240,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 37 dScott Boras1 year/$0.775M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/7/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.775M in majors. Contract selected by San Diego 3/30/14. DFA by San Diego 5/5/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/14 (refused assignment 5/11/14). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 5/30/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/18/12 (minor-league contract). May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Kansas City 3/25/13. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract 6/13. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 6/30/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2012). Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/18/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 4/3/12. DFA by Washington 7/21/12. Released 7/29/12. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 8/4/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 9/1/12.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2011). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/15/10. $1M in roster bonuses ($0.25M each for 60, 90, 100, 120 days on active roster).
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2010). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/28/10. $2.05M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$6.55M (2009). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.35M (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 7/25/08.
  • 1 year/$2.15M (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.427M (2006). Signed by NY Mets 3/06. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Mets 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.488M (2005). Re-signed by San Diego 2/05. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from San Diego 11/05.
  • 5 years/$2.85M (2000-04). Signed Major League contract with San Diego 9/00$1.1M bonus ($0.1M up front). $1.75M in salary, 2001-04. Bonuses based on days on 25-man roster 2002-04. Earned $0.275M bonus for more than 60 days on roster in 2004.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2000 (2-49) (Cal-Berkeley).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What moves do you see the Giants making to fill their outfield?
(baseballjunkie from SF)
Thanks for the question, baseballjunkie.

I don't expect the Giants to do anything fancy - in fact, it seems that Sabean is once again prioritizing retaining the players who contributed to the championship run. With Pence staying in right field, I think they'll do their best to re-sign Pagan, and perhaps simply add a better reserve outfielder than Xavier Nady to share time with Gregor Blanco in left. Blanco doesn't exactly fit the power-hitting left fielder profile, but he does a lot of other things well and could be an adequate, cheap starter. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you envision Xavier Nady making an impact for the gyros (knock on wood) we make the playoffs? Or is he just a filler
(Cain you suck my posey from SF)
I don't see Nady making a big impact, but he's better now than Francisco Peguero is, which is what the Giants need. I'd still rather see Gregor Blanco out there for his glove, but anyone who won't hack at sliders darting for their back foot is an upgrade at the moment. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)I love the Daily Hit List, at least now that the Nats are near the top. If they don't start hitting, though, I don't see that as sustainable. It appears that the Nats are trying to get Tyler Moore to play LF so he can provide some of the needed pop. Assuming that some of that translates as it has every time he has moved up, would it make sense to have him learn LF in the bigs so that we no longer have to see Xavier Nady or even Roger Bernadina?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Thanks! The Hit List is fun to write, so I'm glad you're enjoying it. I understand we are endeavoring to add comments soon so that should make it even more interactive.

I agree the Nats will need some more offense if they want to make the next level, proverbially speaking. My guess though is that any additional offensive boost will come in trade. Unless you think Bryce Harper can play in the majors now. I'm dubious of that, but I'd bow to Kevin Goldstein if he has a different answer. (Matthew Kory)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone lauded Jack Z. for ripping off Jim Hendry and the Cubs by unloading Carlos Silva and getting Milton Bradley. What say you after two weeks? Looks like Milton is just waiting to explode and ruin the clubhouse. Maybe he just is not that good. Oh, let me remind you, Seattle gave the Cubs a few million on top of everything else.
(Trey from San Diego)
They would have traded Bradley for a case of Old Style to whomever chipped in a little cash. Getting Silva is neither here nor there. Bradley had to go and there is no one in Chicago shedding any tears over his departure. That said, the Cubs' lineup is decidedly ordinary in the middle. When Derrek Lee sat out the other day, Xavier Nady batted cleanup--with a righty on the mound. I know clubs overrate chemistry and believe me, they spend a lot of time worrying about it. But Bradley is in a class all his own. For what its worth, I've always found Bradley to be articulate and polite, if not exactly outgoing. The guy just has no impulse control. (Bradford Doolittle)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Xavier Nady any kind of positive for the Cubs? Sad that adding a 4th outfielder is possibly the triumphant move of the off-season.
(Leroy Brown from Downtown)
That's if he can stay healthy, a big if, but at least he's potentially an upgrade on Reed Johnson. And the latter part... wasn't that what we could say about signing Marlon Byrd? I suppose there's the loudly trumpeted Pyrrhic victory of making Milton Bradley go away, but Carlos Silva's going to make people miss Al Nipper. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)How much do you think Xavier Nady can possibly command? And also, don't you think a couple of mil for a guy they gave up "prospects" for would make sense for the Yanks?
(Sal C from Brooklyn)
You put "prospects" in quotes correctly. As much as I hate to say it, Nady wouldn't be a bad signing if the Yankees are going to restrict him to platoon work most of the time. That said, I'd rather have someone like Rocco Baldelli, who you can at least run out to center for Granderson now and again. Nady doesn't give you that kind of versatility. (Steven Goldman)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've heard from a very credible source (i.e., front office) that the Yankees had a deal in place with the Reds: Francisco Cordero for Xavier Nady (killed by the Reds' owner). Should the Yankees revisit that trade and plug in a different name to help solve their bullpen issues? They could go Mets-style and us Cordero as the 8th inning guy.
(Waker from Brooklyn)
Well, that trade won't happen now with Nady's elbow one more hard throw from blowing out. It would have been a good trade for both teams, though. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)As its currently constructed, the Yankees roster seems to have too many OF/DH types to let everyone play everyday. Who loses out here on everyday player status?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
Of the candidates, all with limitations, I feel that Xavier Nady is the most limited, basically a RH platoon player who happened to have a nice BABIP run for three months. The real issue is that the only CF, Melky Cabrera, has been in decline for years despite his young age. My sense is that, health permitting, the PT goes Damon, Matsui, Swisher, Nady, Cabrera, Gardner. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-04 13:30:00 (link to chat)Joe, what do you think the Yankees plan is for the outfield in 09'? As a fan, I think I rather see swisher or a signed abreu back in right rather than Nady as a 155 game starter. Why not play swisher there and sign teixeira? Any chance of that?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
It's the plan I've been advocating all offseason. Mark Teixeria is the best FA since Alex Rodriguez's first time around. If the Yankees think Xavier Nady, who just had a BABIP spike for two months and was Xavier Nady otherwise, is an everyday corner outfielder in the AL, they're insane. He's just a guy, and exactly the type of guy--not someone who has good ABs--who they had too many of last year. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Yankees trade for Swisher preclude them from going after Texiera? What's your opinion of Swisher?
(Eric from Manorville)
Let's start here, since this is what's on my mind anyway. Well, that and the awful, hideous Wolfman Jack impersonator that is on Sirius/XM's 60s channel just now. I hated that guy before, and now he's on in the daytime. I like Swisher and his power/OBP approach and I think he's going to rebound nicely for the Yankees. As many (including myself over at YESnetwork.com) have pointed out, his BABIP numbers from last year argue loudly for a case of extreme bad luck this year. Now, I love Swisher as a roamer, a guy who can help you at both OF corners, 1B, and CF in a pinch. I DON'T like him as a reason not to get Mark Teixeira. A lot of commentators are assuming that is the case, that Swisher signals the Yankees are out of the Teixeira business. I'm not sure, and Brian Cashman sounded equivocal. Teixeira is a star 1B. Swisher isn't. What Swisher could be a star of is helping the team stay above replacement at four positions depending on injury, or a star of getting rid of Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, or Xavier Nady. Especially Nady. The Yankees are crazy focused on pitching right now, when they need to be looking at offense and defense. Teixeira would help with both... And he'll be valuable for many more years than Sabathia will. I'll stop now. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Heilman for Xavier Nady? Who says no?
(Brian from brooklyn)
Well, the Mets already had the pleasure of Nady's company once and moved him along--and the Yankees don't really need Heilman... after last year, I don't know if anyone needs Heilman. I guess he'll bounce back, maybe. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)
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)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)What is the story with Adam Dunn? From everything I've read, there's overwhelming apathy (if that's not an oxymoron) toward a 28-year-old guy who generally puts up 40-HR, 100-RBI, 100-RS, 100-BB, .380-OBP seasons, and whose defense seems to have made some improvements. Why are media types and general managers so unwilling to see Dunn's prodigious talents and instead focus on the things he does poorly? It really seems like we're in a bizarro world every time I read another thing about how there is no interest in Dunn, how he might not even be offered arbitration (as Joel Sherman once reported in the NY post). It just seems absurd to me. Thoughts?
(BDesrochers from New York, NY)
I'm with you. At worst, he's better than Xavier Nady on a true talent basis, though on a value or short-term basis, you can argue for Nady. I'd think that Dunn would have value, but over and over, there's just not much interest. Makes me wonder how he'll fare on the free agent market, especially given no room at the inn for both Texas teams. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate, Can the Pirates (with white flag flying) trade for decent pitching prospects without giving up what may be baseball's most productive outfield? or should they just wait for Nady and Bay to hit free agency and take the supplemental picks? Thanks, Frank
(Frank from Las Vegas)
To fail to trade Xavier Nady would be the mistake of the century. This is a career year being had by a C+ ballplayer, and to continue to get lumped in with Jason Bay in all these discussions is inflating his brand. (Nate Silver)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Xavier Nady is the missing piece to the Rays lineup? What would it take to acquire Nady if the Pirates became sellers? Jeff Niemann +?
(Tommy from OPS, FL)
They could use some help against lefties, and Nady would likely come at a nominal cost. (Dayn Perry)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Why do you think the Rays would prefer to bring in a pitcher like Sabathia as opposed to a true right fielder to add some power and mitigate the Hinske/Gomes/Gross/Floyd experience?
(Stephanie from DC)
I'm not so sure they would prefer to bring in Sabathia. The question was if the Rays had would it took to get Sabathia. I think adding someone like Xavier Nady would make more sense than Sabathia. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Xavier Nady is probably the most popular name among NY talk-radio callers trying to fix the Mets' first-base problem. What sort of package are the Pirates likely to ask for in a hypothetical Nady trade?
(Jessica from NYC)
I could see Aaron Heilman and a decent hitting prospect getting it done. However, that would also mean the Mets would need to find another set-up guy. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering what you thought about the Pirates sending Steve Pearce to the minors. Good move (increase development) or bad move (should be playing now)? Just FYI, this question is coming from where Napoleon's battle of Austerlitz (battle of the 3 emperors) took place. Anyways, thanks.
(Czechjustin from Brno, Czech Republic)
How interesting, since I just finished up reading Goetz's thoughts on how to best estimate the size of the Allied army at Austerlitz, and have Kagan's book, "Napoleon and the End of the Old Order," to look forward to.

Equally interesting (and disappointing, if you were with the two losing emperors) is the decision to demote Pearce, because it's more than a little frustrating. Sure, he's going to be a bit rough in right, but the agenda right now should be about getting LaRoche into the uni of a team that's still short a first baseman (paging the Yankees), and just playing Pearce wherever you have to play him in the meantime. Getting worked up about preserving Xavier Nady's playing time should not be a key consideration for the Pirates. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the stronger arm? Me or Juan Pierre? (Note: I "probably" lead my slow pitch softball league in outfield assists last year, although most of the base runners have had hip replacements recently.)
(Clay from St. Louis, MO)
Well, if your league is anything like the one I played in last year, getting an assist is actually an accomplishment since we're too old to try to stretch anything or for that matter want to even consider sliding. So I'd have to say yes, your arm is probably competitive.

For 2007 Pierre ranked dead last among centerfielders at -7.3 with a rate of -6.0. Grady Sizemore is second to last at -4.6 with David DeJesus (-4.5) not far behind. In 2006 Pierre was -1.8 and in 2005 -1.6. From 2005-2007 he finished second to last at -10.7 ahead of only Johnny Damon (-11.2). He wasn't nearly as bad as far as rate was concerned because of his greater playing time (-3.0 per 550 opportunities). From a rate perspective Brady Clark did the worst among centerfielders who received much playing time (256 adjusted games in those three years) at -5.3 runs per 550 opportunities.

Who was the worst in 2005-2007 you might ask (ok, you didn't but play along)? Shawn Green was -16.0 and Shannon Stewart was -11.8 before we get to Damon and Pierre. Jason Bay (-10.5) and Xavier Nady (-10.4) were no great shakes either. (Dan Fox)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneXavier Nady wouldn't have swung at that pitch. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneEvery time Nick Swisher reaches base, remember that if the Yankees had had their way, you would have been watching Xavier Nady making an out. (Steven Goldman)
 

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