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Xavier Nady

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.135

HR

3

RBI

4

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4

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Xavier Nady in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/14/1978   BORN: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Xavier Nady Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Mariners in May 2014.

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The Mariners released Nady from his contract at Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Xavier Nady 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
2004 25 AAA POR 74 320 291 52 97 42 19 1 22 70 3 0 22 42 0 0 7 .333 .394 .632 1.026
2005 26 MAJ SDG 124 356 326 40 85 30 15 2 13 43 2 1 22 67 1 0 7 .261 .321 .439 .760
2006 27 AAA NOR 3 12 11 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .364 .417 .455 .872
2006 27 MAJ NYM 75 292 265 37 70 30 15 1 14 40 2 1 19 51 1 1 6 .264 .326 .487 .813
2006 27 MAJ PIT 55 220 203 20 61 16 13 0 3 23 1 2 11 34 1 0 5 .300 .352 .409 .760
2006  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ NYM/PIT 130 512 468 57 131 46 28 1 17 63 3 3 30 85 2 1 11 .280 .337 .453 .790
2007 28 MAJ PIT 125 470 431 55 120 44 23 1 20 72 3 1 23 101 0 4 12 .278 .330 .476 .805
2008 29 MAJ NYY 59 247 228 26 61 23 11 0 12 40 1 1 14 48 0 1 4 .268 .320 .474 .794
2008 29 MAJ PIT 89 360 327 50 108 40 26 1 13 57 1 0 25 55 0 3 5 .330 .383 .535 .919
2008  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 148 607 555 76 169 63 37 1 25 97 2 1 39 103 0 4 9 .305 .357 .510 .867
2009 30 AAA SCR 2 6 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
2009 30 MAJ NYY 7 29 28 4 8 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .286 .310 .429 .739
2010 31 MAJ CHN 119 347 317 33 81 19 13 0 6 33 0 0 17 85 1 4 8 .256 .306 .353 .660
2011 32 MAJ ARI 82 223 206 26 51 15 11 0 4 35 2 0 10 46 0 4 3 .248 .287 .359 .646
2012 33 A POT 12 41 38 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 .158 .220 .184 .404
2012 33 AAA FRE 25 99 89 13 24 11 5 0 6 18 0 0 7 20 0 0 3 .270 .343 .528 .871
2012 33 MAJ SF 19 57 50 6 12 5 3 1 1 7 0 0 6 13 0 0 1 .240 .333 .400 .733
2012 33 MAJ WAS 40 109 102 6 16 6 3 0 3 6 1 0 7 24 0 0 0 .157 .211 .275 .486
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SF/WAS 59 166 152 12 28 11 6 1 4 13 1 0 13 37 0 0 1 .184 .253 .316 .569
2013 34 AAA COL 53 205 187 25 52 18 14 0 4 22 3 0 14 40 0 2 2 .278 .332 .417 .749
2013 34 AAA OMA 71 290 256 44 79 23 12 0 11 43 1 0 27 51 1 2 4 .309 .381 .484 .865
2014 35 AAA TAC 22 98 89 8 21 5 3 0 2 9 0 0 4 17 0 1 4 .236 .296 .337 .633
2014 35 MAJ SD 22 42 37 4 5 4 1 0 3 4 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 .135 .238 .405 .643
3-Year Averages     70 194 179 19 39 12 8 0 4 24 1 0 11 41 0 2 2 .218 .268 .330 .598
Career  (View All)     961 3,241 2,969 365 797 270 159 7 104 410 19 8 189 626 7 18 58 .268 .323 .432 .755

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Xavier Nady: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 12 5 8
2012 51 40 15
2011 52 10 10
2010 52 28 6 23 2
2009 6 6 1

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Xavier Nady Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014153220.200.6671.035
2012757260.213.387.676

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014221120.091.227.358
2012775271.156.247.464

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014173220.176.588.888
2012756370.173.320.582

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014201120.100.250.432
2012776161.195.312.556
Xavier Nady Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 25 AAA POR 320 291 6.9% 13.1% 0.52 86% .330 .299
2005 26 MAJ SDG 356 326 6.2% 18.8% 0.33 79% .293 .178
2006 27 AAA NOR 12 11 8.3% 25% 0.33 73% .500 .091
2006 27 MAJ NYM 292 265 6.5% 17.5% 0.37 81% .280 .223
2006 27 MAJ PIT 220 203 5% 15.5% 0.32 83% .349 .109
2006  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ NYM/PIT 512 468 5.9% 16.6% 0.35 82% .311 .173
2007 28 MAJ PIT 470 431 4.9% 21.5% 0.23 77% .323 .198
2008 29 MAJ NYY 247 228 5.7% 19.4% 0.29 79% .292 .206
2008 29 MAJ PIT 360 327 6.9% 15.3% 0.45 83% .367 .205
2008  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 607 555 6.4% 17% 0.38 81% .337 .205
2009 30 AAA SCR 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .250 .200
2009 30 MAJ NYY 29 28 3.4% 20.7% 0.17 79% .364 .143
2010 31 MAJ CHN 347 317 4.9% 24.5% 0.20 73% .332 .097
2011 32 MAJ ARI 223 206 4.5% 20.6% 0.22 78% .301 .111
2012 33 A POT 41 38 7.3% 22% 0.33 76% .207 .026
2012 33 AAA FRE 99 89 7.1% 20.2% 0.35 78% .286 .258
2012 33 MAJ SF 57 50 10.5% 22.8% 0.46 74% .306 .160
2012 33 MAJ WAS 109 102 6.4% 22% 0.29 76% .173 .118
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ SF/WAS 166 152 7.8% 22.3% 0.35 76% .216 .132
2013 34 AAA COL 205 187 6.8% 19.5% 0.35 79% .336 .139
2013 34 AAA OMA 290 256 9.3% 17.6% 0.53 80% .351 .175
2014 35 AAA TAC 98 89 4.1% 17.3% 0.24 81% .271 .101
2014 35 MAJ SD 42 37 11.9% 21.4% 0.56 76% .080 .270
3-Year Averages     194 179 5.7% 21.1% 0.27 77% .261 .112
Career     3,241 2,969 5.8% 19.3% 0.30 79% .310 .164

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

Contact

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.135 AVG
TERRIBLE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.080 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.405 SLG
WEAK
.270 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
11.9% BB Rate
GREAT
21.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.643 OPS
TERRIBLE
.238 OBP
TERRIBLE

Xavier Nady: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nady will report to extended spring training, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Nady has agreed to a minor league deal with the Mariners and will start at Triple-A Tacoma, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Nady has elected free agency, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

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Nady was designated for assignment Monday afternoon.

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Nady hit a solo homer in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Colorado.

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With Carlos Quentin (knee) headed for the disabled list, Nady will be on the Padres' Opening Day roster, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Speaking of Nady, manager Bud Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Xavier, with his versatility as a first baseman and an outfielder and a right-handed bat and experience as a National League player, he might fit the bill of a right-handed bat off the bench, a right-handed bat to spell Alonso at first base, a right-handed bat to go in the outfield if [Carlos] Quentin needs a day off. He's in the same mix as [Tommy] Medica and Kyle Blanks ... and now without Maybin, who's out, there's a possibility that two of those three guys can figure in."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Xavier Nady.

2013

Nady split time between the Nationals and Giants appearing in 59 games (166 plate appearances), and producing an awful .248 wOBA in that time. He was unlucky in his plate appearances with a .217 BABIP, however, his strikeout rate has contributed (22.3 percent) to his poor OBP along with a 51.4 percent groundball rate. His career-best 7.8 percent walk rate was likely an aberration considering his chase rate of 34.1 percent was the worst of his career. It is unlikely that the 35-year-old will make the Royals' 25-man roster out of spring training after signing a minor league deal in December.

2012

With Paul Goldschmidt's arrival in the big leagues, Nady's role in Arizona would be limited to pinch-hitting and occasional spot starts if he returns in 2012. His days as a valuable fantasy contributor appear to be over with his second consecutive season toting a subpar OPS (.646) and waning plate discipline. Fortunately for Nady, he managed to see some duty in left field in 2011 and could occasionally play there after successfully making it back from two Tommy John surgeries on his throwing elbow.

2011

Last year was a lost one for Nady who played part time and struggled coming back from Tommy John surgery. Still just 32 and playing left field in hitter-friendly Chase Field, Nady could resume being the zero plate discipline, 20-plus homer player he's always been, so long as he gets the at-bats. At press time, that looks fairly likely, as the front office doesn't appear to be sold on making prospect Brandon Allen an everyday left fielder.

2010

Nady played just seven games in 2009 before an elbow injury and the ensuing Tommy John surgery shelved him for the rest of the year. For teams who don�t want to break the bank, Nady could be a nice pickup as a second-tier free agent just one year removed from a .305/.357/.510 campaign with 25 homers and 97 RBI. From a fantasy perspective, he�ll be a decent source of average with some good power, though we recommend exercising caution with a player who has undergone two Tommy Johns.

2009

Acquired in a deadline deal with Pittsburgh, Nady was adequate while adjusting to his new home in the American League during the second half. A career .280 hitter, Nady hit just .268 after the trade despite hitting .330 for the Pirates, but that's likely tied to a 75-point drop in his BABIP, which actually bottomed out below his career norms in New York. He doesn't offer anything in the way of steals, but if you're looking for a decent average and some power, you could do much worse. With Bobby Abreu out of the picture, Nady will likely take over as the Yankees' everyday option in right field with another 20-homer campaign and plenty of RBI opportunities in the offing, as long as he's able to remain healthy.

2008

Nady rang up career highs in homers (20) and RBI (72) even though he played in just 125 games last year. It remains questionable whether he has fully recovered from a nagging hamstring injury, but the early returns are good. The 29-year-old righty becomes a free agent following the 2009 season and agent Scott Boras has a long history of shopping his clients around to the highest bidder. For that reason, Pittsburgh may try to move Nady. On one hand he could land on a better team, but at the same time he might end up in another platoon situation. At least from a production stand point Nady solidified his lot as a serviceable major leaguer in 2007. He batted .274 against right-handed pitching, an increase of nearly 30 points over his career mark of .245. From a fantasy perspective, Nady's value will be determined by his playing situation in 2008. If he stays with the Bucs, expect similar numbers to the ones he posted a year ago.

2007

Whether Nady is good enough to handle the opportunity he has in front of him in Pittsburgh is the $64,000 question. Nady started off on fire for the Pirates after being acquired at the trade deadline for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez. Nady, 28, hit .359 in August, 89 points above his career .270 mark. He fell back to earth the rest of the way and ended up batting a combined .280 with 17 homers and 63 RBI. Depending on the roster composition, Nady will either play first base or right field. He should be good for 20 home runs, 80 RBI and a .270 batting average in 2007, especially batting behind Jason Bay.

2006

Nady hasn't been able to earn a starting role in the bigs after shining in the minors. Job security would probably do "X" wonders for his mental approach, and the Mets saw enough to commit to him as an everyday player in 2006. If it all finally clicks for Nady and he keeps Victor Diaz on the bench, he could hit 20-plus HR with an acceptable batting average. If it doesn't, he'll wind up a fourth outfielder and platoon first baseman.

2005

The slugger struggled with the majors in 2004 but destroyed Triple-A pitching with a 1.026 OPS in 74 Pacific Coast League games. Major league pitchers continue to exploit his inability to recognize breaking pitches, and at age 26, he's becoming a Triple-A- plus player. The organization remains staunch in their support but rumors have had them shopping him for over a year now. He doesn't have a regular role in the upcoming season, playing all outfield positions as well as both corner infield spots, and it's a pivotal time for the quickly fading star.

2004

In his first year as a major leaguer, Nady showed all that his surgically repaired arm is equal to the task of playing right field, but also proved his eye at the plate is questionable. A demotion to Triple-A helped his status as a power prospect, but the same troubling tendencies were present as he failed to make consistent contact against minor leaguers. With the problem looking like a lack of pitch recognition, it's unlikely he'll be a regular with the Padres in 2004. With the acquisition of Brian Giles and the return of Phil Nevin, the club has three proven veteran hitters to play first base and the corner outfield positions. If the team is healthy, he'll likely be used against tough left-handers and a trade to another organization is a possibility.

2003

Padres GM Kevin Towers predicted that Nady would be the Opening Day LF in 2003 but the recent shift of Phil Nevin to the position, ended any chance of this possibility. He has never shown the arm, or athleticism necessary to make the transition to either of the other outfield positions so Triple A Portland looks to be his destination for 2003. Now that plans to try him at 2B have subsided, the Padres would like Nady to work on his plate discipline. If he can improve in this area, theres no reason he cant post 20 HRs and hit close to .270 over the course of a major league season but these totals would not supplant either Nevin, or first base incumbent, Ryan Klesko.