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Portrait of Nate Schierholtz

Nate Schierholtz RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 2275 .253 .302 .405 .260 5.8
Birth Date2-15-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 0 months, 3 days
BatsL
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
2007 SFN 23 39 117 112 9 34 5 3 0 45 2 19 1 2 0 10 3 1 .304 .316 .402 .240 0.9 -2.1 -0.1
2008 SFN 24 19 81 75 12 24 8 1 1 37 3 8 3 0 0 5 0 1 .320 .370 .493 .291 4.7 -1.2 0.4
2009 SFN 25 116 308 285 33 76 19 2 5 114 16 58 1 6 0 29 3 1 .267 .302 .400 .254 4.1 5.9 1.0
2010 SFN 26 137 252 227 34 55 13 3 3 83 20 38 3 1 1 17 4 5 .242 .311 .366 .255 4.7 3.1 0.8
2011 SFN 27 115 362 335 42 93 22 1 9 144 21 61 4 2 0 41 7 4 .278 .326 .430 .288 17.8 4.1 2.3
2012 PHI 28 37 73 66 5 18 4 0 1 25 5 10 0 1 1 5 0 0 .273 .319 .379 .257 1.2 -1.8 -0.1
2012 SFN 28 77 196 175 15 44 4 5 5 73 18 36 1 2 0 16 3 2 .251 .321 .417 .280 6.0 -3.3 0.3
2013 CHN 29 137 503 462 56 116 32 3 21 217 29 94 6 5 1 68 6 3 .251 .301 .470 .274 17.4 2.5 2.2
2014 CHN 30 99 341 313 29 60 10 3 6 94 18 76 4 6 33 4 4 .192 .240 .300 .209 -12.6 4.0 -1.0
2014 WAS 30 23 42 40 3 9 1 1 1 15 2 8 0 0 4 0 1 .225 .262 .375 .255 0.8 -1.0 -0.0
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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
2003 SLO A- 35 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HAG A 59 261 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 62 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ 128 548 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NRW AA 125 510 .288 .248 .322 .377 .259 .301 88 11.4 11.0 -4.2 -16.2 0.2 18.4 0.2 18.4 0.2
2007 SFN MLB 39 117 .240 .254 .317 .402 .248 .358 96 -2.7 3.5 -1.2 -2.1 1.2 0.9 -0.1 0.9 -0.1
2007 FRE AAA 109 439 .310 .281 .349 .437 .264 .358 102 24.4 13.1 -4.8 1.8 2.0 34.6 3.5 34.6 3.5
2008 SFN MLB 19 81 .291 .271 .331 .410 .262 .348 94 2.7 2.3 -0.9 -1.2 0.5 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2008 FRE AAA 93 377 .305 .276 .349 .442 .259 .335 110 19.4 11.5 -4.2 -2.4 2.6 29.3 2.6 29.3 2.6
2009 SFN MLB 116 308 .254 .259 .326 .409 .259 .311 93 -1.8 8.9 -2.9 5.9 -0.0 4.1 1.0 4.1 1.0
2009 FRE AAA 5 19 .225 .266 .331 .394 .275 .235 98 -0.7 0.6 -0.2 1.3 0.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1
2010 SFN MLB 137 252 .255 .253 .321 .387 .262 .278 88 -1.2 6.9 -2.2 3.1 1.1 4.7 0.8 4.7 0.8
2011 SFN MLB 115 362 .288 .254 .317 .398 .261 .315 91 9.8 9.8 -3.3 4.1 1.5 17.8 2.3 17.8 2.3
2012 PHI MLB 37 73 .257 .256 .313 .401 .256 .304 98 -0.2 2.0 -0.4 -1.8 -0.1 1.2 -0.1 1.2 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 77 196 .280 .255 .316 .397 .259 .287 94 3.8 5.4 -1.7 -3.3 -1.4 6.0 0.3 6.0 0.3
2012 LEH AAA 4 17 .124 .253 .313 .369 .242 .143 98 -2.6 0.5 -0.2 1.6 -0.2 -2.5 -0.1 -2.5 -0.1
2013 CHN MLB 137 503 .274 .249 .310 .383 .253 .270 104 6.8 13.2 -4.7 2.5 2.1 17.4 2.2 17.4 2.2
2014 CHN MLB 99 341 .209 .251 .313 .383 .262 .228 98 -16.2 8.8 -3.1 4.0 -2.2 -12.6 -1.0 -12.6 -1.0
2014 WAS MLB 23 42 .255 .240 .298 .364 .253 .258 93 -0.2 1.1 -0.2 -1.0 0.1 0.8 -0.0 0.8 -0.0
2014 SYR AAA 4 19 .147 .255 .317 .389 .246 .167 101 -2.4 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2016 TOL AAA 31 125 .238 .252 .320 .385 .255 .295 100 -2.9 3.5 -1.1 -1.2 1.4 1.0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0

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
2003 SLO A- 144 23 38 6 2 3 29 12 15 0 1 .306 .390 .460 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HAG A 261 41 70 22 0 15 54 19 52 1 0 .298 .360 .583 .285 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 281 39 76 18 9 3 31 15 41 3 1 .295 .337 .469 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ 548 83 160 37 8 15 86 32 132 5 7 .319 .365 .514 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NRW AA 510 55 127 25 7 14 54 27 81 8 3 .270 .326 .443 .172 .288 18.4 -16.2 0.2
2007 SFN MLB 117 9 34 5 3 0 10 2 19 3 1 .304 .316 .402 .098 .240 0.9 -2.1 -0.1
2007 FRE AAA 439 67 137 31 7 16 68 17 58 10 4 .333 .368 .560 .226 .310 34.6 1.8 3.5
2008 SFN MLB 81 12 24 8 1 1 5 3 8 0 1 .320 .370 .493 .173 .291 4.7 -1.2 0.4
2008 FRE AAA 377 62 112 22 10 18 73 21 51 9 3 .320 .365 .594 .274 .305 29.3 -2.4 2.6
2009 SFN MLB 308 33 76 19 2 5 29 16 58 3 1 .267 .302 .400 .133 .254 4.1 5.9 1.0
2009 FRE AAA 19 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 .222 .263 .278 .056 .225 -0.3 1.3 0.1
2010 SFN MLB 252 34 55 13 3 3 17 20 38 4 5 .242 .311 .366 .123 .255 4.7 3.1 0.8
2011 SFN MLB 362 42 93 22 1 9 41 21 61 7 4 .278 .326 .430 .152 .288 17.8 4.1 2.3
2012 LEH AAA 17 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .118 .118 .118 .000 .124 -2.5 1.6 -0.1
2012 PHI MLB 73 5 18 4 0 1 5 5 10 0 0 .273 .319 .379 .106 .257 1.2 -1.8 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 196 15 44 4 5 5 16 18 36 3 2 .251 .321 .417 .166 .280 6.0 -3.3 0.3
2013 CHN MLB 503 56 116 32 3 21 68 29 94 6 3 .251 .301 .470 .219 .274 17.4 2.5 2.2
2014 CHN MLB 341 29 60 10 3 6 33 18 76 4 4 .192 .240 .300 .109 .209 -12.6 4.0 -1.0
2014 SYR AAA 19 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 6 0 0 .158 .158 .316 .158 .147 -2.1 -0.3 -0.2
2014 WAS MLB 42 3 9 1 1 1 4 2 8 0 1 .225 .262 .375 .150 .255 0.8 -1.0 -0.0
2016 TOL AAA 125 9 29 4 0 3 13 6 28 0 0 .246 .280 .356 .110 .238 1.0 -1.2 -0.0

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 270 0.4741 0.5444 0.8299 0.7891 0.3239 0.9010 0.6739 0.1701 74 -0.001019
2009 1032 0.4574 0.5291 0.7692 0.7034 0.3821 0.8886 0.5841 0.2308 387 0.003656
2010 958 0.4718 0.4729 0.7837 0.6549 0.3103 0.8378 0.6815 0.2163 388 0.007514
2011 1420 0.4239 0.5268 0.8249 0.7243 0.3814 0.8968 0.7244 0.1751 481 0.004489
2012 1066 0.4550 0.4991 0.7989 0.6928 0.3373 0.8720 0.6735 0.2011 426 -0.007090
2013 1951 0.4387 0.5013 0.7822 0.6776 0.3635 0.8379 0.7010 0.2178 775 0.001129
2014 1475 0.4692 0.5288 0.7769 0.7038 0.3742 0.8747 0.6143 0.2231 518 -0.002628
Career81720.45120.5120.7910.69670.35990.86770.66790.209514.47370.001

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
2014-02-21 2014-02-21 Camp 0 0 - Contusion Player Collision - -
2013-08-26 2013-08-26 DTD 0 0 - Face Contusion Thrown Ball - -
2012-08-13 2012-09-01 15-DL 19 18 Right Fracture Big Toe - -
2012-03-18 2012-03-22 Camp 4 0 - Forearm Tightness - -
2012-03-10 2012-03-12 Camp 2 0 - Hip Contusion - -
2011-08-22 2011-09-29 15-DL 38 34 Right Foot Fracture Hairline From Foul Ball - -
2011-08-16 2011-08-17 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-08-10 2011-08-12 DTD 2 1 - Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2010-05-20 2010-05-23 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Contusion -
2010-03-08 2010-03-12 Camp 4 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-07-27 2009-08-12 15-DL 16 15 Left Hip Strain -
2009-03-01 2009-03-14 Camp 13 0 Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2009-02-19 2009-02-25 Camp 6 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-09-16 2008-09-20 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Soreness -
0000-00-00 - 15-DL - - - - - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $5,000,000
2013 CHN $2,250,000
2012 SFN $1,300,000
2011 SFN $432,500
2010 SFN $416,500
2009 SFN $401,250
2000 SFN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,000,250
7 yrTotal$10,000,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 78 dLapa / Leventhal2016

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/16/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Detroit 5/23/16. Received 80-game suspension 8/5/16 (positive PED test), to be served upon signing by new club.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/6/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. Released by Texas 3/28/15. Signed by Hiroshima of Japan 4/11/15.
  • 1 year/$5M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/6/14. Released 8/13/14. Signed by Washington as a free agent 8/18/14. Contract selected by Washington 8/23/14.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/5/12. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). May earn additional $0.15M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Francisco 7/31/12 (Hunter Pence deal). Non-tendered by Philadelphia 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/2/11.
  • 1 year /$0.4165M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.40125M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/05. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/06.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2003 (2-63) (Chabot JC, Calif.). $0.572M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Brett Jackson opens the season with the Cubs & who would be pushed out of the lineup if he does?
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
It's possible, grandslam28, but the key for Jackson is finding a way to reduce his strikeout rate, which surged to 41.5 percent when he was promoted to the majors last year. There have been some reports from Arizona about Jackson retooling his swing, and the Cubs may feel that he's better off honing that in Triple-A than in the majors. If Epstein and Sveum decide to challenge him in the bigs, he'll either compete for time with Nate Schierholtz or put the wheels in motion on a trade involving Alfonso Soriano. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)What has to happen for me to see some significant time in San Francisco this year? What about my good pal Domonic in Philly?
(Brandon Belt from Fresno)
There are few things I'd love to see more as a Giants fan, but the way the offseason went, the deck seems to be stacked against Belt again. He certainly needs a strong spring, and ideally a poor one from Aubrey Huff or Nate Schierholtz, but an injury might be the only route to an everyday job unless Bochy's preference for veterans changes. I'm anxious to see what adjustments Belt has made to his two-strike approach, as well.

For Brown, I think a trade is his only sure route to significant playing time this year. (Daniel Rathman)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Giants make bad decisions because they're ignorant, or because they aren't really trying to win? I burst a blood vessel every time they needlessly leave Tim Lincecum out there for a meaningless extra inning.
(mgibson from DC)
As an organization, they seem to value speed, contact and power, and they don't pay much attention to on-base skills independent of batting average. This is how you choose Nate Schierholtz instead of Fred Lewis. Let's not forget that they have drafted and developed some very good pitching; it's in constructing an offense that they've failed, and I think the presence of Barry Bonds clouded that it's been the case for a while. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it just me or is Nate Schierholtz's swing really funky and awkward looking? I can't see him ever hitting for power despite being a "strong kid".
(Chris from Harrisonburg, VA)
He's fixed some of it, but there's still a lot of bat wrap there, and the swing is definitely long. I don't think if effects his power, but I think he's beatable. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate Schierholtz put up great numbers last year in the PCL, but doesn't really seem to register as a legitimate prospect. Do you see any reason for optimism?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Not a huge fan -- I just see him as more of a hacker with some pop in his bat than any sort of bigger contributor. (Kevin Goldstein)


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