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Birth Date8-7-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.02014
0.52015
0.72016
-0.22017
0.02018
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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
2012 NYN 24 91 314 282 40 71 12 1 7 106 25 98 2 2 3 28 4 4 .252 .315 .376 .256 6.7 1.5 0.9
2013 NYN 25 47 108 95 10 18 3 1 3 32 12 32 0 1 0 14 2 0 .189 .278 .337 .233 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
2014 NYN 26 61 130 112 16 29 14 1 3 54 16 39 0 2 16 4 0 .259 .346 .482 .306 9.3 0.1 1.0
2015 ANA 27 10 24 22 4 3 2 0 0 5 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 .136 .208 .227 .194 -0.9 0.4 -0.1
2015 NYN 27 64 117 106 17 22 9 0 4 43 8 40 3 0 0 13 2 1 .208 .282 .406 .268 3.8 1.7 0.6
2016 MIL 28 125 392 335 38 70 18 1 13 129 56 133 1 0 0 44 8 9 .209 .324 .385 .264 12.9 -6.6 0.7
2017 MIL 29 16 31 26 3 3 1 0 1 7 4 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 .115 .258 .269 .203 -0.9 -0.6 -0.2
Career4141116978128216594313761233667531172015.221.311.384.26130.0-3.62.8

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2008 BRO A- 74 319 .280 .252 .328 .365 .262 .358 94 6.8 9.3 -1 -1.6 1.7 16.8 1.5 16.8 1.5
2009 SLU A+ 123 547 .286 .255 .324 .369 .256 .332 99 14.9 15.7 -0.1 -1.9 1.9 32.4 3.1 32.4 3.1
2009 BIN AA 8 36 .421 .246 .324 .369 .260 .545 98 6.2 1.0 0.1 -1.0 0.1 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2010 BIN AA 94 433 .288 .255 .332 .395 .256 .340 109 13.3 12.5 0.9 13.7 -0.2 26.5 4.1 26.5 4.1
2010 BUF AAA 30 133 .233 .268 .335 .425 .263 .312 99 -4.1 4.1 0.4 1.9 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2
2011 BUF AAA 53 221 .313 .261 .326 .399 .253 .407 92 13.7 6.9 0.3 3.2 -0.3 20.7 2.3 20.7 2.3
2012 NYN MLB 91 314 .256 .258 .320 .411 .263 .358 98 -1.4 8.6 -0.4 1.5 -0.1 6.7 0.9 6.7 0.9
2012 BUF AAA 5 13 .221 .232 .287 .367 .230 .286 99 -0.6 0.4 0 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 NYN MLB 47 108 .233 .253 .316 .388 .255 .246 98 -2.8 2.8 0 -0.2 -0.8 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA 74 330 .264 .274 .343 .425 .270 .293 110 1.6 9.5 -0.9 4.4 4.2 14.3 1.9 14.3 1.9
2014 NYN MLB 61 130 .306 .250 .311 .377 .260 .361 95 5.6 3.4 -0.2 0.1 0.6 9.3 1.0 9.3 1.0
2014 LVG AAA 57 229 .274 .283 .354 .449 .276 .310 104 3.7 6.8 -0.6 8.3 -0.3 9.7 1.8 9.7 1.8
2015 ANA MLB 10 24 .194 .241 .313 .397 .259 .231 97 -1.5 0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2015 NYN MLB 64 117 .268 .259 .316 .414 .270 .290 90 0.9 3.2 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 3.8 0.6 3.8 0.6
2015 SLU A+ 2 10 .274 .234 .327 .306 .264 .000 82 0.1 0.3 0 -0.4 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2015 LVG AAA 27 119 .341 .268 .335 .408 .270 .333 108 10.1 3.3 -0.2 -1.9 1.0 14.2 1.3 14.2 1.3
2016 MIL MLB 125 392 .264 .255 .320 .413 .266 .302 94 1.7 11.1 -0.3 -6.6 0.5 12.9 0.7 12.9 0.7
2017 MIL MLB 16 31 .203 .253 .324 .419 .258 .200 97 -1.8 0.9 0 -0.6 -0.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2
2017 CSP AAA 84 247 .248 .280 .349 .443 .273 .338 117 -3.3 7.3 -2.8 -3.5 -0.4 0.8 -0.3 0.8 -0.3
2018 TAC AAA 35 145 .298 .264 .343 .442 .274 .300 90 6 4.3 -1.7 -0.6 -1.4 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7

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
2008 BRO A- 319 34 79 15 5 3 29 29 70 11 7 .277 .350 .396 .119 .280 16.8 -1.6 1.5
2009 SLU A+ 547 91 132 35 5 16 71 53 118 16 4 .274 .357 .467 .193 .286 32.4 -1.9 3.1
2009 BIN AA 36 8 13 3 1 1 2 4 9 1 1 .406 .472 .656 .250 .421 7.4 -1.0 0.7
2010 BIN AA 433 81 114 35 2 16 60 30 93 13 7 .289 .339 .510 .221 .288 26.5 13.7 4.1
2010 BUF AAA 133 10 27 8 1 2 17 11 39 0 0 .225 .293 .358 .133 .233 0.5 1.9 0.2
2011 BUF AAA 221 33 56 17 2 6 14 32 59 5 2 .298 .403 .505 .207 .313 20.7 3.2 2.3
2012 NYN MLB 314 40 71 12 1 7 28 25 98 4 4 .252 .315 .376 .124 .256 6.7 1.5 0.9
2012 BUF AAA 13 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 .182 .308 .273 .091 .221 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2013 NYN MLB 108 10 18 3 1 3 14 12 32 2 0 .189 .278 .337 .147 .233 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA 330 60 70 15 2 14 37 40 78 6 2 .248 .345 .465 .216 .264 14.3 4.4 1.9
2014 LVG AAA 229 34 56 13 3 11 32 15 56 3 3 .265 .319 .512 .246 .274 9.7 8.3 1.8
2014 NYN MLB 130 16 29 14 1 3 16 16 39 4 0 .259 .346 .482 .223 .306 9.3 0.1 1.0
2015 LVG AAA 119 21 34 6 3 8 29 10 21 2 0 .324 .381 .667 .343 .341 14.2 -1.9 1.3
2015 NYN MLB 117 17 22 9 0 4 13 8 40 2 1 .208 .282 .406 .198 .268 3.8 1.7 0.6
2015 ANA MLB 24 4 3 2 0 0 1 2 9 0 1 .136 .208 .227 .091 .194 -0.9 0.4 -0.1
2015 SLU A+ 10 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .375 .274 0.6 -0.4 0.0
2016 MIL MLB 392 38 70 18 1 13 44 56 133 8 9 .209 .324 .385 .176 .264 12.9 -6.6 0.7
2017 CSP AAA 247 32 50 12 0 4 33 38 67 5 0 .244 .362 .361 .117 .248 0.8 -3.5 -0.3
2017 MIL MLB 31 3 3 1 0 1 1 4 15 0 0 .115 .258 .269 .154 .203 -0.9 -0.6 -0.2
2018 TAC AAA 145 23 27 8 1 3 14 21 38 2 0 .225 .352 .383 .158 .298 7.2 -0.6 0.7

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
2012 1318 0.4643 0.4181 0.6806 0.5572 0.2975 0.7302 0.6000 0.3194 626 0.005965
2013 443 0.4718 0.4086 0.6961 0.5885 0.2479 0.7561 0.5690 0.3039 213 0.004619
2014 557 0.4776 0.4381 0.6598 0.6429 0.2509 0.7602 0.4247 0.3402 255 -0.003833
2015 585 0.4786 0.4462 0.6782 0.6357 0.2721 0.7697 0.4819 0.3218 261 0.003959
2016 1647 0.4851 0.4123 0.6230 0.6058 0.2300 0.7231 0.3744 0.3770 0 0.000000
2017 142 0.4789 0.4085 0.5517 0.6029 0.2297 0.6829 0.2353 0.4483 0 0.000000
Career46920.47610.42080.65520.59860.25840.73720.47130.3448258.76960.0022

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).
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .127 .250 .234 .188
11 vs R (Multi) .221 .325 .406 .274
18 Split (Multi) .094 .075 .172 .086
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .135 .256 .270 .202
31 vs R (2016) .218 .332 .399 .272
38 Split (2016) .083 .077 .129 .070
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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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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