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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 3737 .247 .332 .410 95 8.7
Birth Date10-28-1981
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age38 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsL
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
2005 PIT 23 41 120 28 6 0 5 3 20 5 2 0 .257 .305 .450 85 -2.1 2.5 -4.0 0.0
2006 PIT 24 106 297 63 16 2 7 18 59 5 10 1 .233 .293 .385 70 -10.1 4.6 -7.0 -0.4
2007 PIT 25 137 382 85 21 3 13 39 77 9 22 1 .258 .351 .459 104 3.5 3.6 -2.9 1.5
2008 PIT 26 152 685 165 46 4 26 65 93 12 23 3 .276 .356 .497 117 16.3 6.4 -9.0 3.5
2009 ATL 27 84 396 87 20 1 11 47 70 5 12 6 .257 .354 .419 105 3.6 2.2 -0.6 1.8
2009 PIT 27 45 195 43 7 1 9 21 29 4 7 0 .256 .349 .470 100 0.5 0.4 2.0 0.9
2010 ATL 28 85 288 46 12 1 6 33 57 5 7 2 .190 .298 .322 75 -7.8 3.4 -4.6 -0.1
2011 ATL 29 81 321 61 12 2 4 44 52 3 4 2 .228 .344 .333 80 -6.9 2.6 -6.1 -0.2
2012 BAL 30 55 236 56 12 1 7 22 43 2 12 1 .268 .342 .435 87 -3.3 4.0 -2.3 0.4
2012 PIT 30 34 62 8 2 0 0 5 18 0 0 0 .140 .210 .175 86 -1.0 0.5 -1.2 0.0
2013 BAL 31 146 593 137 31 4 12 53 86 4 30 7 .258 .329 .399 98 -0.3 4.0 0.5 1.7
2014 WAS 32 79 162 24 6 0 1 16 35 5 4 1 .173 .280 .237 69 -5.3 0.7 -2.6 -0.4
Career10453737803191191013666395913324.247.332.41095-13.034.8-37.88.7

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2001 HIC A SAL 96 406 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ CRL 114 453 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LYN A+ CRL 117 508 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ALT AA EAS 133 592 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB NL 41 120 .260 .325 .419 .271 104 0.3 3.5 -0.1 85 16 -4.0 2.5 -2.1 0.0
2005 IND AAA INT 110 455 .273 .335 .432 .333 105 -2.7 12.3 -1.8 109 0 4.4 6.6 5.4 2.5
2006 PIT MLB NL 106 297 .268 .333 .437 .273 96 -9 8.9 -0.3 70 9 -7.0 4.6 -10.1 -0.4
2007 PIT MLB NL 137 382 .268 .334 .427 .299 101 7.5 11.3 0 104 9 -2.9 3.6 3.5 1.5
2008 PIT MLB NL 152 685 .262 .331 .420 .287 99 23.3 19.8 1.7 117 8 -9.0 6.4 16.3 3.5
2009 ATL MLB NL 84 396 .263 .332 .417 .292 96 5.9 11.4 1 105 7 -0.6 2.2 3.6 1.8
2009 PIT MLB NL 45 195 .266 .334 .421 .258 96 5.6 5.6 0.5 100 7 2.0 0.4 0.5 0.9
2009 ROM A SAL 1 3 .234 .343 .371 .000 84 -0.5 0.1 0 64 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2009 MIS AA SOU 2 5 .259 .319 .417 .000 84 -0.1 0.1 0 108 0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 ATL MLB NL 85 288 .260 .325 .406 .221 91 -7.9 7.9 0.5 75 10 -4.6 3.4 -7.8 -0.1
2010 GWN AAA INT 34 151 .270 .335 .426 .238 103 0.7 4.5 0.3 103 0 2.7 0.0 0.7 0.8
2011 ATL MLB NL 81 321 .253 .311 .391 .270 95 -1.1 8.7 -0.1 80 12 -6.1 2.6 -6.9 -0.2
2011 GWN AAA INT 3 9 .250 .318 .383 .750 94 1.8 0.3 -0.1 119 0 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2012 BAL MLB AL 55 236 .254 .316 .415 .306 103 3.1 6.5 -1.5 87 13 -2.3 4.0 -3.3 0.4
2012 PIT MLB NL 34 62 .252 .309 .393 .205 95 -6.7 1.7 -0.2 86 13 -1.2 0.5 -1.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA INT 47 209 .259 .326 .396 .231 94 4.3 6.2 -0.6 105 0 -4.2 2.6 1.5 0.5
2013 BAL MLB AL 146 593 .257 .320 .409 .288 99 5.5 15.6 -3.7 98 8 0.5 4.0 -0.3 1.7
2014 WAS MLB NL 79 162 .245 .307 .369 .221 101 -6.7 4.2 -0.7 69 6 -2.6 0.7 -5.3 -0.4

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
2001 HIC A SAL 406 351 59 100 17 5 12 163 54 43 54 21 5 .285 .372 .464 .179 2 2
2002 LYN A+ CRL 453 393 58 96 23 4 9 154 46 41 48 20 7 .244 .324 .392 .148 6 6
2003 LYN A+ CRL 508 440 85 132 27 2 6 181 33 55 68 40 4 .300 .383 .411 .111 5 5
2004 ALT AA EAS 592 515 93 166 40 4 8 238 73 48 62 31 7 .322 .379 .462 .140 14 14
2005 IND AAA INT 455 397 64 118 20 3 5 159 39 39 58 34 8 .297 .366 .401 .103 5 5
2005 PIT MLB NL 120 109 20 28 6 0 5 49 12 3 20 2 0 .257 .305 .450 .193 1 2
2006 PIT MLB NL 297 270 50 63 16 2 7 104 16 18 59 10 1 .233 .293 .385 .152 1 3
2007 PIT MLB NL 382 329 62 85 21 3 13 151 38 39 77 22 1 .258 .351 .459 .201 2 3
2008 PIT MLB NL 685 597 113 165 46 4 26 297 94 65 93 23 3 .276 .356 .497 .221 6 5
2009 MIS AA SOU 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 0 0
2009 PIT MLB NL 195 168 27 43 7 1 9 79 34 21 29 7 0 .256 .349 .470 .214 2 0
2009 ROM A SAL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 0 0
2009 ATL MLB NL 396 339 59 87 20 1 11 142 36 47 70 12 6 .257 .354 .419 .162 2 3
2010 ATL MLB NL 288 242 30 46 12 1 6 78 24 33 57 7 2 .190 .298 .322 .132 2 6
2010 GWN AAA INT 151 128 18 30 1 0 6 49 18 19 21 7 0 .234 .342 .383 .148 0 0
2011 ATL MLB NL 321 267 35 61 12 2 4 89 16 44 52 4 2 .228 .344 .333 .105 0 7
2011 GWN AAA INT 9 6 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 0 0
2012 PIT MLB NL 62 57 4 8 2 0 0 10 2 5 18 0 0 .140 .210 .175 .035 0 0
2012 BAL MLB AL 236 209 35 56 12 1 7 91 18 22 43 12 1 .268 .342 .435 .167 1 2
2012 NOR AAA INT 209 180 29 44 5 2 10 83 33 18 26 5 0 .244 .325 .461 .217 3 3
2013 BAL MLB AL 593 531 76 137 31 4 12 212 36 53 86 30 7 .258 .329 .399 .141 1 4
2014 WAS MLB NL 162 139 10 24 6 0 1 33 7 16 35 4 1 .173 .280 .237 .065 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2525 0.5069 0.3889 0.8666 0.5398 0.2337 0.9132 0.7560 0.1334 0.0020
2009 2261 0.5175 0.3954 0.8289 0.5615 0.2172 0.8950 0.6456 0.1711 -0.0094
2010 1184 0.5025 0.3868 0.8603 0.5798 0.1919 0.9130 0.6991 0.1397 -0.0029
2011 1246 0.5072 0.3812 0.8337 0.5554 0.2020 0.8946 0.6613 0.1663 -0.0045
2012 1200 0.4908 0.3983 0.8264 0.5671 0.2357 0.8743 0.7153 0.1736 0.0039
2013 2257 0.5326 0.4014 0.8609 0.5774 0.2009 0.9020 0.7264 0.1391 -0.0036
2014 619 0.5250 0.3570 0.8326 0.4923 0.2075 0.9000 0.6557 0.1674 -0.0067
Career112920.51300.39090.84750.55790.21470.90040.70170.1525-0.0029

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
2014-08-02 - 60-DL - - Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2014-08-21
2014-05-06 2014-05-07 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Abrasion - -
2014-04-13 2014-04-15 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Soreness - -
2013-09-16 2013-09-17 DTD 1 0 Right Knee Contusion HBP - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-21 Camp 2 0 Right Foot Contusion - -
2011-07-29 2011-09-29 60-DL 62 56 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2011-08-04 -
2011-05-22 2011-06-19 15-DL 28 24 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-03-08 2011-03-12 Camp 4 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Had Cortisone Injection -
2011-02-27 2011-02-28 Camp 1 0 Right Foot Contusion HBP -
2010-08-18 2010-08-19 DTD 1 1 Lower Leg Soreness Shin -
2010-06-10 2010-07-21 15-DL 41 33 Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2010-06-06 2010-06-06 DTD 0 0 Soreness -
2010-04-02 2010-04-05 Camp 3 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-08-16 2009-09-04 15-DL 19 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-09 2009-08-14 DTD 5 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-07-21 2009-07-21 DTD 0 0 Low Back Strain Mild -
2009-06-27 2009-07-03 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-24 2009-05-01 DTD 7 6 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-09-07 2008-09-07 DTD 0 0 Face Laceration -
2008-08-19 2008-08-24 DTD 5 4 General Medical Illness -
2008-06-30 2008-07-01 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2008-03-01 2008-03-05 Camp 4 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-27 2007-09-30 DTD 3 3 General Medical Illness GI -
2007-06-23 2007-06-26 DTD 3 2 Neck Stiffness -
2006-10-11 2006-10-11 Off 0 0 Surgery Deviated Septum 2006-10-11
2006-08-13 2006-10-02 15-DL 50 45 Left Ankle Sprain -
2005-11-27 2005-11-27 Off 0 0 General Medical Illness Dehydration -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 WAS $5,000,000
2014 WAS $5,000,000
2013 BAL $2,000,000
2012 PIT $1,750,000
2011 ATL $7,000,000
2010 ATL $5,000,000
2009 PIT $2,500,000
2008 PIT $425,000
2007 PIT $392,000
2006 PIT $329,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$29,396,000
10 yrTotal$29,396,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 152 dMike Nicotera2 years/$10.75M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 2 years/$10.75M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/12/13. 14:$5M, 15:$5M, 16:$6.5M club option ($0.75M buyout). Washington declined 2016 option 11/2/15.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/5/12. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/7/11. $0.45M in performance bonuses. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/25/12, released 5/31/12. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 6/6/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/4/12.
  • 3 years/$15.75M (2009-11), plus 2012 club option. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/17/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.8M-$2.75M). $1.5M signing bonus. 09:$2M, 10:$4.5M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$10.65M club option, $1.25M buyout. 2010-11 salaries may increase based on awards ($0.2M each for All-Star, Gold Glove. $0.1M for Silver Slugger). 2012 option may increase $0.75M ($0.3M each All-Star, Gold Glove, $0.15M SS). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Pittsburgh 6/3/09.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/10/08.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/05 (split contract).
  • Drafted 2000 (25-749). $0.5M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any NL-only 4th OF'ers or equivalent that you really like? I'm thinking of someone along the lines of Allen Craig a few yearsa ago that flashed some promise but was in line to back up at the start of the season.
(mj1453 from chicago)
I like Drew Stubbs for the Colorado factor and because Corey Dickerson is no sure thing, Jon Jay as a sneaky value proposition behind the oft-injured Peter Bourjos, and Nate McLouth as a sneaky source of speed even as a backup. (Mike Gianella)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all the hitting coaches being fired, when will Larry Parrish be shown the door by the Braves? He's taken one of the best offenses from last season, had Melky Cabrera withdrawn and Dan Uggla added, and has turned them into one of the worst this season.
(Nick Carter from London)
It's never clear how much impact a hitting or pitching coach can have on a team, so it's very tough to lay their problems at the feet of one, not that they don't as a means of scapegoating somebody when things get rough. Did Parrish tell Uggla to start swinging with his eyes closed? Did he trade Yunel Escobar for the hacktastic Alex Gonzalez? Did he drive Nate McLouth's career off a cliff? Cause Jason Heyward's injury woes? Force anyone to play Jordan Schafer?

The bottom line is that I'm very skeptical the Braves' offensive woes owe much to Parrish, though I suspect they'll make an example of him anyway if their fortunes don't turn. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben What do you think will happen to Jordan Schafer once Nate McLouth returns from the DL? Also, what do you think of Brad Hand going forward? Thanks.
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Once McLouth returns, Schafer will either be cast into the fires of Mount Doom or relegated to glorified fourth-outfielder status. The latter is more likely.

I'm not particularly excited about Hand this season (he may have been promoted prematurely) but at least now that he's arrived, Marlins fans can stop complaining about having no hand--no hand at all!

Yes, I answered this question so I could link to a Seinfeld clip. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best chance for a bounceback in 2011? Kung Fu Panda? McLouth? Melky?
(dianagramr from NYC)
From that group, I'd pick Nate McLouth. PCS issues aside, there's a question over how he got his swing screwed up in the first place, and whether or not he'll be fine if he goes back to what worked for him in Pittsburgh. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Nate McLouth will get things together as the season goes on, or did the Pirates basically just nail his evaluation all along?
(OTSgamer from Dallas, TX)
Concussions are very difficult to recover from, so I'd be somewhat worried. I would understand if Frank Wren were looking for OF help at the moment. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team 5x5 single season, I have two DL slots, currently occupied by Derek Holland and Michael Gonzalez. Should I replace either with Orlando Hudson, cut Hudson, or cut Nate McLouth or Chipper Jones from my bench. Also, have you played God of War III, and if so were you put off at all by how violent some of the game was?
(Bill N from Buffalo)
God of War's combat bores me. I don't mind the violence, but that's really the selling point for it IMO. I'm also someone whose favorite part of Gears of War is sneaking up on a baddie with a chainsaw bayonet, so I might not be the best person to ask about that.

It might be time to cut Nate McLouth--it's not like anyone is going to snag him off of waivers if he starts to hit, because his current line is so awful that he won't show up on anyone's radar unless they are beyond desperate. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)During my fantasy draft I felt like a Billy Beane prodigy when I grabbed both Grady Sizemore and Nate McLouth with mid-round picks. Since then, of course, their terrible starts in the first five weeks has gotten me to channel my inner Jim Bowden. What's the thought on these two moving forward? More Sample Size Theater with an inevitable rebound, or did everyone else just wisely stay away from these two in the first place?
(OTSgamer from Dallas, TX)
Grady Sizemore is a great young baseball player. I can't figure out why, but he just doesn't seem to be showing the amazing eye he's shown for several years. He's also swinging and missing a lot more than he used to. I'm guessing he should bounce back, but he must be doing something wrong in his approach to be getting these results, maybe not seeing the ball well or something. Nate McLouth's line drive rate is pretty low this year, but not low enough to explain his atrocious BABIP. I have to imagine that bounces back, because nothing else seems crazily out of line. I wouldn't give up on either player at all. (Matt Swartz)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nate McLouth ever escape his funk? And can the Braves make the playoffs if not?
(xyz3g from Minneapolis, MN)
I think he will, but if he doesn't, the Braves have no chance. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Travis Snider, Adam Jones, Colby Rasmus, Nate McLouth and Hunter Pence in a 10-team mixed league - how good/worthless do you expect that outfield to be by the end of the season?
(ravenight from Boston)
I think Pence, McLouth and Jones are definite candidates to improve on their poor starts. Colby Rasmus has been doing a better job with the strike zone this year and seems to have a better understanding of pitches he can do something with, so I think he's finally going to have that breakout year we've been waiting for. Snider I'm hopeful for, but if you make me pick one he's probably the one I think the development will be slowest for. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)There are a handful of players who've discovered vision problems this offseason or spring and are getting glasses (Nate McLouth, Corey Hart, Randy Wells, probably others). How do medical staffs miss this for so long, and how much effect is getting their vision corrected likely to have on their performance this year?
(wilykat from San Francisco)
This one is fascinating to me. There's usually more to it than you see, but there's also changes. We're all aging, even McLouth, and our bodies change. I've certainly paid a lot more attention to my eyes lately! Suffice it to say that this is almost always on the player, not the med staff. (Will Carroll)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What moves should the Braves make this offseason, if any? If you assume that they re-sign LaRoche for a year or two and that Heyward gets called up next year, it would seem that they're pretty set to compete again. Should they re-sign Hudson?
(Cox813 from NJ)
Hudson's deal involves an option, which I would pick up because it's money they have and he'd allow them to trade a starter. I'd advocated moving Jurrjens, but I'm less certain of that now, because while I think there's risk with him, there's clearly upside. But he could bring back the kind of hitter the Braves could really use, a talent-under-control like Jurrjens. I don't know that Vazquez or Lowe brings that kind of player back. Well, I know Lowe doesn't.

In any case, they need at least two outfielders, even granting Heyward gets there in the summer. Nate McLouth is still a fourth OF masquerading as a starting CF. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, I haven't been impressed much with Nate McLouth since the trade. What kind of final line do you think he puts up?
(Richard from Athens, GA)
Probably the line he is at. I like McLouth, but last year was probably his best effort. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Joe. Better numbers the rest of this season: Nate McLouth or Justin Upton?
(YD from Philly)
Ditka.

(Upton.) (Joe Sheehan)
2009-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Elijah Dukes, Lastings Milledge, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn et al. Some of those Nats are worth drafting this season. What about my Pirates.....
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
Well uh, you've got...um...that guy...you know...Oh! It's Nate McLouth, Ryan Doumit, and maybe Adam LaRoche. I wouldn't touch your rotation with someone else's roster though. (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Too bad Primanti's Sandwiches don't count for anything. They are the best thing at PNC Park. They're really something...
(mhixpgh from Pittsburgh)
You're going to make Nate McLouth very sad by saying that, you know! (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-10 14:30:00 (link to chat)What are the chances of Nate McLouth not being a Pirate by August?
(Connor from Chicago, IL)
Slim to none. That contract was about locking down a popular player, or, if you prefer, repeating the mistakes of the previous administration. I'm bearish on McLouth. This is the Jack Wilson contract, basically. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)John-thanks for the chat. When do you see A. McCutchen in Pitt? when does the power come?
(raygu1 from burlington, nj)
I'd say he's up at the All-Star break and I wouldn't completely surprised to see Nate McLouth dealt if the arbitration hearing gets contentious. They would be selling high on McLouth if they trade him this year. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Nate Mclouth putting up comparable numbers this year to last year? I think he is an above average player, but his value will never be higher coming off an all star and gold glove season. Would now be a good time to test the trade market for him?
(Matt from Pittsburgh)
I love McLouth as a person and his attitude but I'd consider selling high on him, as well. It's pretty clear he'll have to move to a corner once Andrew McCutchen is ready to play center (sometime during the 2009 season) and McLouth's value will be lower in left or right. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)According to an MLB.com story: "(John Russell) suggested that the Pirates will start the season with Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth and Brandon Moss manning the outfield." Are you surprised that McCutcheon isn't in that equation, and whether he is or not, should the Pirates be looking to add a more legitimate home run threat to that mix?
(Cambridge from BP New England)
McCutchen didn't have a good second half at Indianapolis and they feel he needs a little more time there. Yes, the Pirates need a power hitter in the worst way, but they don't seem too intent on getting one. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, your opinion on the Gold Glove awards, specifically wrt Nate McLouth. Stat sites rate his defense relatively low, but mgrs and coaches (who should know if a player is good defensively by sheer live-baseball knowledge) vote him a gold glove. Who is correct?
(Frank from Vegas)
If managers and coaches were *solely* focused, throughout the year, on evaluating the defensive ability (or performance, pick one) of the players they're watching, I might sign on to the idea that they "should know if a player is good defensively by sheer live-baseball knowledge." As it is, managers and coaches are a hell of a lot more concerned with their own charges, and the dozens of things they're doing to win baseball games, to pay much attention. The GG awards end up being about who you saw make edge-of-range plays against you, or who you voted for last year, or who Bob's voting for. Poor execution of a decent idea.

I might cut McLouth a little bit of slack in the metrics for the idea that he played behind a staff that may have given up more rockets than others, but there's no way he's an above-average center fielder, much less a great one. He won the GG with his bat, his ASG plays and some memorable dives. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, how real is Nate McLouth's start? I'm not crazy to think he should be an All-Star starter, am I? (I know he won't be one, but he deserves it).
(hisjazziness from Pittsburgh)
I didn't vote for him (those columns next week), but he was in the mix, and I never vote for guys having three good months. The NL outfield has gone from ten deep to nothing in two years. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am presenting an opportunity for you to wax poetic on the accomplishments of one Nate McLouth. Go!:
(Stephen from Manayunk)
The misspent youth
of Nate McLouth
Could never really linger
He'd get to swing
His bat would sing
And give Chris Duffy's destiny the finger (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableNate McLouth did not catch that ball IMO. (David Laurila)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableOne of two things: great catch by Nate McLouth, or great act of wizardy to fire the ball back in to the infield before the infield umps could see the ball come loose. (Marc Normandin)
 

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