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Kirk Nieuwenhuis PHMariners

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-7-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12015
-0.52016
-0.12017
2018
0.22019
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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
2012 NYN 24 91 314 71 12 1 7 25 98 2 4 4 .252 .315 .376 72 -10.0 -0.1 1.5 0.0
2013 NYN 25 47 108 18 3 1 3 12 32 0 2 0 .189 .278 .337 72 -3.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2
2014 NYN 26 61 130 29 14 1 3 16 39 0 4 0 .259 .346 .482 83 -2.4 0.6 0.1 0.2
2015 ANA 27 10 24 3 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 .136 .208 .227 68 -0.8 0.1 0.4 0.0
2015 NYN 27 64 117 22 9 0 4 8 40 3 2 1 .208 .282 .406 67 -4.1 -0.1 1.7 0.0
2016 MIL 28 125 392 70 18 1 13 56 133 1 8 9 .209 .324 .385 79 -9.2 0.5 -6.6 -0.5
2017 MIL 29 16 31 3 1 0 1 4 15 1 0 0 .115 .258 .269 57 -1.6 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
Career41411162165943112336672015.221.311.38474-31.30.1-3.6-0.6

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
2008 BRO A- NYP 74 319 .252 .328 .365 .358 94 6.8 9.3 -1 103 0 -1.6 1.7 -6.0 0.2
2009 SLU A+ FSL 123 547 .255 .324 .369 .332 99 14.9 15.7 -0.1 129 0 -1.9 1.9 15.1 3.2
2009 BIN AA EAS 8 36 .246 .324 .369 .545 98 6.2 1.0 0.1 170 0 -1.0 0.1 2.6 0.3
2010 BIN AA EAS 94 433 .255 .332 .395 .340 109 12 12.4 0.9 120 0 13.7 -0.2 9.4 3.7
2010 BUF AAA INT 30 133 .268 .335 .425 .313 100 -4.4 4.1 0.4 59 0 1.9 0.2 -5.7 0.1
2011 BUF AAA INT 53 221 .261 .326 .399 .407 92 13.8 6.9 0.3 148 0 3.2 -0.3 11.4 2.1
2012 NYN MLB NL 91 314 .258 .320 .411 .358 97 -1.4 8.6 -0.4 72 9 1.5 -0.1 -10.0 0.0
2012 BUF AAA INT 5 13 .232 .287 .367 .286 98 -0.6 0.4 0 69 0 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2013 NYN MLB NL 47 108 .253 .316 .388 .246 100 -3 2.8 0 72 13 -0.2 -0.8 -3.3 -0.2
2013 LVG AAA PCL 74 330 .274 .343 .425 .293 111 1.2 9.5 -0.9 101 0 4.4 4.2 -2.5 1.5
2014 NYN MLB NL 61 130 .250 .311 .377 .361 95 5.2 3.4 -0.2 83 9 0.1 0.6 -2.4 0.2
2014 LVG AAA PCL 57 229 .283 .354 .449 .310 103 3.9 6.8 -0.6 92 0 8.3 -0.3 -2.7 1.2
2015 ANA MLB AL 10 24 .241 .313 .397 .231 101 -1.6 0.6 -0.1 68 11 0.4 0.1 -0.8 0.0
2015 NYN MLB NL 64 117 .259 .316 .414 .290 86 1.3 3.2 -0.3 67 11 1.7 -0.1 -4.1 0.0
2015 SLU A+ FSL 2 10 .234 .327 .306 .000 82 0.1 0.3 0 85 0 -0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2015 LVG AAA PCL 27 119 .268 .335 .408 .333 109 9.9 3.3 -0.2 151 0 -1.9 1.0 4.1 0.6
2016 MIL MLB NL 125 392 .255 .320 .413 .302 93 1.6 11.1 -0.3 79 10 -6.6 0.5 -9.2 -0.5
2017 MIL MLB NL 16 31 .253 .324 .419 .200 99 -1.9 0.9 0 57 14 -0.6 0.0 -1.6 -0.1
2017 CSP AAA PCL 84 247 .280 .349 .443 .338 117 -3.3 7.3 -2.8 85 0 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.3
2018 TAC AAA PCL 80 324 .274 .344 .435 .318 100 -5 9.5 -4 80 0 -5.3 -0.5 -6.7 -0.7

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
2008 BRO A- NYP 319 285 34 79 15 5 3 113 29 29 70 11 7 .277 .350 .396 .119 0 0
2009 SLU A+ FSL 547 482 91 132 35 5 16 225 71 53 118 16 4 .274 .357 .467 .193 1 1
2009 BIN AA EAS 36 32 8 13 3 1 1 21 2 4 9 1 1 .406 .472 .656 .250 0 0
2010 BUF AAA INT 133 120 10 27 8 1 2 43 17 11 39 0 0 .225 .293 .358 .133 1 1
2010 BIN AA EAS 433 394 81 114 35 2 16 201 60 30 93 13 7 .289 .339 .510 .221 3 3
2011 BUF AAA INT 221 188 33 56 17 2 6 95 14 32 59 5 2 .298 .403 .505 .207 0 0
2012 NYN MLB NL 314 282 40 71 12 1 7 106 28 25 98 4 4 .252 .315 .376 .124 2 3
2012 BUF AAA INT 13 11 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 2 4 1 0 .182 .308 .273 .091 0 0
2013 NYN MLB NL 108 95 10 18 3 1 3 32 14 12 32 2 0 .189 .278 .337 .147 1 0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 330 282 60 70 15 2 14 131 37 40 78 6 2 .248 .345 .465 .216 1 5
2014 NYN MLB NL 130 112 16 29 14 1 3 54 16 16 39 4 0 .259 .346 .482 .223 2
2014 LVG AAA PCL 229 211 34 56 13 3 11 108 32 15 56 3 3 .265 .319 .512 .246 1
2015 SLU A+ FSL 10 8 2 1 0 0 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .375 0 0
2015 ANA MLB AL 24 22 4 3 2 0 0 5 1 2 9 0 1 .136 .208 .227 .091 0 0
2015 NYN MLB NL 117 106 17 22 9 0 4 43 13 8 40 2 1 .208 .282 .406 .198 0 0
2015 LVG AAA PCL 119 105 21 34 6 3 8 70 29 10 21 2 0 .324 .381 .667 .343 2 1
2016 MIL MLB NL 392 335 38 70 18 1 13 129 44 56 133 8 9 .209 .324 .385 .176 0 0
2017 CSP AAA PCL 247 205 32 50 12 0 4 74 33 38 67 5 0 .244 .362 .361 .117 2 1
2017 MIL MLB NL 31 26 3 3 1 0 1 7 1 4 15 0 0 .115 .258 .269 .154 0 0
2018 TAC AAA PCL 324 271 39 58 17 2 4 91 31 48 99 5 0 .214 .336 .336 .122 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 1318 0.4962 0.4181 0.6806 0.5505 0.2877 0.7500 0.5497 0.3194 0.0060
2013 443 0.5147 0.4086 0.6961 0.5746 0.2326 0.7557 0.5400 0.3039 0.0046
2014 557 0.4776 0.4381 0.6598 0.6278 0.2646 0.7605 0.4416 0.3402 -0.0038
2015 585 0.4786 0.4462 0.6782 0.6429 0.2656 0.7667 0.4815 0.3218 0.0040
2016 1647 0.4706 0.4123 0.6230 0.6129 0.2339 0.7200 0.3971 0.3770 0.0000
2017 142 0.4437 0.4085 0.5517 0.6032 0.2532 0.6579 0.3500 0.4483 0.0000
Career46920.48300.42080.65520.59700.25710.74050.46780.34480.0022

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
2014-09-26 2014-09-29 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Infection Related To Kidney Stones -
2014-08-19 2014-08-22 DTD 3 2 - Neck Stiffness -
2013-03-04 2013-03-23 Camp 19 0 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-08-04 2012-09-05 Minors 32 30 Right Foot Strain Partial Tear Plantar Fascia - -
2012-07-01 2012-07-05 DTD 4 3 Right Hand Contusion - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-13 Camp 2 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-06-10 2011-09-06 Minors 88 80 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2011-07-11 -
2010-06-18 2010-06-28 Minors 10 0 Left Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SEA $
2017 MIL $900,000
2016 MIL $514,000
2015 NYN $525,415
2014 NYN $
2013 NYN $498,124
2012 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,437,539
4 yrTotal$2,437,539

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 140 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 11/14/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 8/18.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2017). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/2/16 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Milwaukee 4/21/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/23/17. Contract selected by Milwaukee 7/29/17. DFA by Milwaukee 7/31/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2016). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16.
  • 1 year/$525,415 (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15. Acquired by LA Angels in trade 5/27/15 after being DFA by NY Mets 5/19/15. Claimed by NY Mets off waivers 6/13/15 after being DFA by LA Angels 6/10/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 6/15/15. Contract selected by NY Mets 7/6/15. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from NY Mets 12/23/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$498,124 (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2008 (3-100) (Azuza Pacific). Signed 6/08, $0.36M signing bonus.

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
90o 380 46 76 17 2 10 41 53 116 6 3 .236 .347 .394 99 17.9 1.9
80o 361 42 67 15 1 9 37 48 113 5 2 .217 .326 .359 92 12.5 1.3
70o 348 39 62 14 1 8 35 44 111 5 2 .208 .312 .342 86 9.0 1.0
60o 336 37 59 13 1 8 33 42 109 5 2 .203 .307 .338 82 6.2 0.7
50o 325 35 56 13 1 7 31 39 106 4 2 .199 .298 .326 77 3.7 0.4
40o 314 33 52 12 1 7 29 37 104 4 2 .190 .290 .319 73 1.3 0.1
30o 302 30 48 11 1 6 27 34 102 4 2 .182 .278 .299 68 -1.0 -0.1
20o 289 28 45 10 1 6 25 31 99 4 2 .177 .270 .295 63 -3.5 -0.4
10o 270 25 39 9 1 5 22 27 94 3 1 .163 .249 .272 55 -6.6 -0.7
Weighted Mean32835571318314010752.201.302.338794.40.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brandon Nimmo kind of really interesting?
(Geoff from Denver)
I am getting a lot of Nimmo questions recently, both on twitter and the pod. I think this good outcome here is a useful role 45, platoon/fourth outfielder that won't kill you when pressed into starting. He is striking out 30% of the time and has a .554 OPS against lefties. That's not really a medium term starter without more game power than he has shown throughout his career. There is still some downside risk that without his shiny .380 BABIP he turns into Kirk Nieuwenhuis. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)I had a chance to see some Jeff McNeil in Arizona and in AA, what does his profile look like? Looks like he could have a solid golf career if baseball doesn't work out
(Jeffrey from Long Beach, CA)
"Jeff McNeil played golf in college" will be the new "Kirk Nieuwenhuis played football in high school" for Mets fans. Assuming he gets to the majors. McNeil is an interesting one. He is a good athlete, easy plus run, isn't bad at shortstop, could play third, second and some corner OF too. Swing is nice from the left side. The baseball skills are still raw for his age though (he will be 24 in April), and the swing falls apart against lefties. It's an intriguing utility profile, but rawer than you'd expect from a college guy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is your projection for Domingo Santana? I know many are concerned about his Zone Contact rates, but this is a guy that raked in the minors, and his profile seems somewhat similar to George Springer and even Kris Bryant who both have Zone Contact Rate concerns.
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
Probably a low batting average (.230) with a lot of home runs. George Springer's rookie year minus the hot start is probably a solid comp. I do wonder if they'll platoon Kirk Nieuwenhuis with Santana early to ease Santana into the role. (Mike Gianella)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Will either Fernando Martinez or Kirk Nieuwenhuis be an impact player for the Mets outfield within the next several years?
(kernan from Ogden)
Well, I'm bothered by the term impact. Maybe we have different definitions. I think they both could be every day players, and good ones, but is that impact? Take any team, even a first place one, and count the impact guys. I like those two -- but I don't think they'll be impact guys. (Kevin Goldstein)


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