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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

26-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.246

HR

2

RBI

11

R

9

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 226   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 with the Mets in June 2007, no contract terms were disclosed.

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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 54 214 199 34 55 27 13 3 11 31 2 3 13 54 0 0 2 .276 .327 .538 .865
2014 26 MAJ NYM 30 67 57 9 14 10 7 1 2 11 1 0 8 23 0 2 0 .246 .328 .509 .837
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3-Year Averages     69 209 188 25 44 13 7 1 5 21 3 2 18 65 1 1 1 .234 .303 .362 .665

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 29 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 28 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 25 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 23 @Sea Did not play.
Jul. 22 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .328 .509 .837
Jul. 21 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .537 .870
Jul. 20 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .537 .870
Jul. 19 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .339 .547 .886
Jul. 18 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .345 .580 .925
Jul. 13 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 12 Mia 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .358 .630 .988
Jul. 11 Mia 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .360 .628 .988
Jul. 10 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .370 .615 .985
Jul. 9 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .316 .378 .632 1.010
Jul. 8 Atl 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .405 .667 1.072
Jul. 7 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .390 .629 1.019
Jul. 6 Tex 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .314 .390 .629 1.019
Jul. 5 Tex 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .351 .545 .896
Jul. 4 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .333 .500 .833
Jul. 2 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .516 .859
Jul. 1 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .353 .533 .886
Jun. 30 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Pit Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .364 .552 .916
Jun. 27 @Pit Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .345 .577 .922
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 30 Days 32 5 7 3 1 1 5 6 14 1 0 0 1 1 .219 .333 .469 .802

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 17 9 8 1
2013 33 9 25 2
2012 83 23 50 20

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201440000.250.250.650
201380000.000.000.111
2012617120.180.230.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20145392111.245.528.851
201387103142.207.368.661
2012221336264.271.416.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014256141.240.600.933
2013454260.178.333.588
2012143185122.224.364.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014323170.250.438.762
2013506182.200.340.638
2012139222162.281.388.743
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 214 199 6.1% 25.2% 0.24 73% .328 .262
2014 26 MAJ NYM 67 57 11.9% 34.3% 0.35 60% .375 .263
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3-Year Averages     209 188 8.6% 31.1% 0.28 65% .331 .128

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Kirk Nieuwenhuis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.246 AVG
WEAK
60% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.375 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.509 SLG
ELITE
.263 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
11.9% BB Rate
GREAT
34.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.837 OPS
GREAT
.328 OBP
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Nieuwenhuis started in left field for the second straight game, going 1-for-3 with a run scored Saturday in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Marlins.

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Nieuwenhuis stole a base and smacked his second homer of the season in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Rangers.

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Nieuwenhuis, making a rare start in left field, blasted a solo home run, walked twice and scored three runs in the Mets' 8-4 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

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Nieuwenhuis had a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning of the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

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Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-5 win over the Mets.

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Nieuwenhuis will start in center field and bat fifth in the order Sunday against the Marlins, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas after Wednesday's game.

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Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday with Juan Lagares coming off the 15-day DL.

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Nieuwenhuis had a day in his season debut Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 9-0 blowout of the Diamondbacks.

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Nieuwenhuis will be called up by the Mets on Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.