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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers

2016 Stats

AVG

.237

HR

2

RBI

15

R

12

SB

4

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Brewers claimed Nieuwenhuis off waivers in December as part of their 40-man roster makeover, in part because of his ability to handle center field. For his career, Nieuwenhuis has hit .245/.314/.4...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/7/1987   BORN: Santa Monica, CA   COLLEGE: Azusa Pacific   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Brewers in January 2016.

May 20, 2016  –  Kirk Nieuwenhuis News

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Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in Thursday’s win over the Cubs.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 20 A BRO 74 316 285 34 79 23 15 5 3 29 11 7 29 70 0 2 0 .277 .348 .396 .744
2009 21 A ST. 123 537 482 91 132 56 35 5 16 71 16 4 53 118 1 1 0 .274 .357 .467 .824
2009 21 AA BIN 8 36 32 8 13 5 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 9 0 0 0 .406 .472 .656 1.128
2010 22 AA BIN 94 433 394 81 114 53 35 2 16 60 13 7 30 93 3 5 1 .289 .337 .510 .847
2010 22 AAA BUF 30 133 120 10 27 11 8 1 2 17 0 0 11 39 1 0 1 .225 .295 .358 .653
2011 23 AAA BUF 53 221 188 33 56 25 17 2 6 14 5 2 32 59 0 0 1 .298 .403 .505 .908
2012 24 AAA BUF 5 13 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 .182 .308 .273 .581
2012 24 MAJ NYM 91 314 282 40 71 20 12 1 7 28 4 4 25 98 3 2 2 .252 .315 .376 .691
2013 25 AAA LAS 74 330 282 60 70 31 15 2 14 37 6 2 40 78 5 1 2 .248 .345 .465 .810
2013 25 MAJ NYM 47 108 95 10 18 7 3 1 3 14 2 0 12 32 0 1 0 .189 .278 .337 .615
2014 26 AAA LAS 57 229 211 34 56 27 13 3 11 32 3 3 15 56 0 1 2 .265 .319 .512 .831
2014 26 MAJ NYM 61 130 112 16 29 18 14 1 3 16 4 0 16 39 0 2 0 .259 .346 .482 .828
2015 27 A+ ST. 2 10 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .800
2015 27 AAA LAS 27 119 105 21 34 17 6 3 8 29 2 0 10 21 1 2 1 .324 .381 .667 1.048
2015 27 MAJ LAA 10 24 22 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 .136 .208 .227 .435
2015 27 MAJ NYM 64 117 106 17 22 13 9 0 4 13 2 1 8 40 0 0 3 .208 .282 .406 .688
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/NYM 74 141 128 21 25 15 11 0 4 14 2 2 10 49 0 0 3 .195 .270 .375 .645
2016 28 MAJ MIL 41 114 97 12 23 10 8 0 2 15 4 2 17 36 0 0 0 .237 .351 .381 .732
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3-Year Averages     60 125 111 15 24 12 9 0 3 14 2 0 12 40 0 1 1 .216 .296 .378 .674
Career  (View All)     314 807 714 99 166 70 48 3 19 87 16 8 80 254 3 5 5 .232 .312 .388 .700

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .237 .351 .381 .732
May. 24 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .343 .387 .730
May. 22 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .356 .404 .760
May. 21 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .366 .419 .785
May. 20 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .381 .439 .820
May. 19 ChC 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .394 .456 .850
May. 18 ChC 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .389 .413 .802
May. 17 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .369 .403 .772
May. 15 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .383 .420 .803
May. 14 SD 7 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .397 .439 .836
May. 13 SD Did not play.
May. 12 SD 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .394 .407 .801
May. 11 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .368 .386 .754
May. 10 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .373 .393 .766
May. 9 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .369 .400 .769
May. 8 @Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .344 .407 .751
May. 7 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .407 .740
May. 6 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .339 .415 .754
May. 5 @Cin 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .339 .431 .770
May. 4 LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .346 .426 .772
May. 3 LAA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .353 .435 .788
May. 2 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .340 .419 .759
May. 1 Mia 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .349 .436 .785
Apr. 30 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .316 .382 .698
Apr. 29 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .324 .394 .718
Apr. 28 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .306 .394 .700
Apr. 27 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 26 @ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .344 .448 .792
Apr. 24 Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .400 .721
Apr. 23 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .292 .333 .625
Last 7 Days 25 3 4 1 0 1 3 5 11 1 1 0 0 0 .160 .300 .320 .620
Last 14 Days 42 4 9 3 0 1 6 7 17 2 1 0 0 0 .214 .327 .357 .684
Last 30 Days 77 10 19 8 0 1 10 14 28 4 2 0 0 0 .247 .363 .390 .753

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 31 1 29 2
2015 51 34 16 7
2014 35 17 14 6
2013 33 9 25 2
2012 83 23 50 20

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 25

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016104031.300.500.800
201592010.000.000.182
201490000.222.222.522

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168782123.230.368.724
2015119194132.210.403.680
2014103163164.262.505.855

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201650102103.340.580.991
20155211390.212.442.747
2014508143.180.380.643

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016472051.128.170.463
20157610152.184.329.573
20146282121.323.565.975
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 20 A BRO 316 285 9.2% 22.2% 0.41 75% .358 .119
2009 21 A ST. 537 482 9.9% 22% 0.45 76% .333 .193
2009 21 AA BIN 36 32 11.1% 25% 0.44 72% .545 .250
2010 22 AA BIN 433 394 6.9% 21.5% 0.32 76% .344 .221
2010 22 AAA BUF 133 120 8.3% 29.3% 0.28 68% .316 .133
2011 23 AAA BUF 221 188 14.5% 26.7% 0.54 69% .407 .207
2012 24 AAA BUF 13 11 15.4% 30.8% 0.50 64% .286 .091
2012 24 MAJ NYM 314 282 8% 31.2% 0.26 65% .362 .124
2013 25 AAA LAS 330 282 12.1% 23.6% 0.51 72% .295 .217
2013 25 MAJ NYM 108 95 11.1% 29.6% 0.38 66% .250 .148
2014 26 AAA LAS 229 211 6.6% 24.5% 0.27 73% .313 .247
2014 26 MAJ NYM 130 112 12.3% 30% 0.41 65% .371 .223
2015 27 A+ ST. 10 8 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 .375
2015 27 AAA LAS 119 105 8.4% 17.6% 0.48 80% .342 .343
2015 27 MAJ LAA 24 22 8.3% 37.5% 0.22 59% .231 .091
2015 27 MAJ NYM 117 106 6.8% 34.2% 0.20 62% .290 .198
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/NYM 141 128 7.1% 34.8% 0.20 62% .280 .180
2016 28 MAJ MIL 114 97 14.9% 31.6% 0.47 63% .356 .144
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3-Year Averages     125 111 9.6% 32% 0.30 64% .309 .162
Career     807 714 9.9% 31.5% 0.31 64% .333 .156

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2016 Stat Review for Kirk Nieuwenhuis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.237 AVG
POOR
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.356 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.381 SLG
WEAK
.144 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
GOOD
14.9% BB Rate
ELITE
31.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.732 OPS
WEAK
.351 OBP
GOOD

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nieuwenhuis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.

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Nieuwenhuis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

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Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Reds, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Nieuwenhuis is in the lineup and batting fifth for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

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Nieuwenhuis will start in center field and bat sixth against the Cubs Wednesday.

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Nieuwenhuis will start in center field Tuesday for the third game in a row.

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Nieuwenhuis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

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Nieuwenhuis got the start in center field and hit eighth in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Pirates, going 1-for-4 with two RBI.

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Nieuwenhuis is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

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Nieuwenhuis will be part of the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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2015

The Mets quickly signed Michael Cuddyer as a free agent in November, leaving two veterans with big contracts (Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson) to flank Gold Glove winner Juan Lagares in center field. Nieuwenhuis will battle for the Mets' fourth outfielder spot with Matt den Dekker in spring training, and both left-handed hitting outfielders will likely be limited to occasional work against right-handed pitching barring a couple of injuries to the starting trio. In back-to-back seasons in a limited role, Nieuwenhuis has shown an ability to take walks, which pushed his OBP to a career-best .346 in 2014. Over the past three seasons, Cuddyer has missed 206 out of a possible 486 games, which ultimately may pave the way for Nieuwenhuis to see stretches of increased playing time if he can outproduce den Dekker.

2014

Nieuwenhuis opened the season in the majors, but was quickly sent down to Triple-A. He reeled off a hot streak in late May and early June to earn a promotion, but after a brief spurt in early July, he faded again and went back to Las Vegas at the end of the month. Nieuwenhuis' stats in the minors were nothing to behold, but he did improve his strikeout and contact rates. He could earn a reserve outfielder role in the spring, where he would be utilized as a platoon player against right-handed pitching. He continues to struggle with lefties and has a .229/.323/.354 line against them over the past three seasons in the minors.

2013

Getting his first taste of the big leagues, Nieuwenhuis appeared to be slightly overmatched, delivering the highest strikeout percentage (31.2%) of his career and seeing a significant drop in his walk rate. Although he still projects as a fourth outfielder in the long run, Nieuwenhuis might be capable of winning the better share of a platoon in center field given the Mets' lack of alternatives currently in the mix. Check to make sure he's healthy this spring as his season ended with a torn plantar fascia in August after his demotion back to Triple-A.

2012

Before suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder on a swing in early June that ultimately sidelined him for the year, Nieuwenhuis was having a strong 2011 at Triple-A Buffalo, batting .298/.403/.505 in 221 plate appearances. Nieuwenhuis has the ability to spray line drives to all fields, but struggles against lefties and still has issues with plate discipline, seen in 59 strikeouts over 188 at-bats last season. His mid-level power/speed potential as a left-handed batter, plus his ability to play all three outfield positions means that he likely profiles as a fourth outfielder rather than a starting center fielder in the majors.

2011

Nieuwenhuis, selected in the third round in 2008 out of Azusa Pacific, opened 2010 at Double-A Binghamton and continued his rapid rise, earning Eastern League All-Star honors while hitting .289 with 35 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 60 RBI to advance up to Triple-A Buffalo. His mediocre plate discipline caught up with him against advanced pitching as he struck out 39 times in 120 at-bats as a Bison after a 30:93 BB:K ratio for the B-Mets. Given his past performance, his power/speed potential as a left-handed batter, plus his ability to play all three outfield positions, he'll get more chances. However, he profiles more as a fourth outfielder than a strong regular.