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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

27-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

3

RBI

16

R

16

SB

4

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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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Illness     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   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.

September 29, 2014  –  Kirk Nieuwenhuis News

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Nieuwenhuis (illness) is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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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
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
Sep. 28 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 27 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 26 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .346 .482 .828
Sep. 25 @Was 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .349 .486 .835
Sep. 24 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Was 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .347 .481 .828
Sep. 21 @Atl 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .471 .815
Sep. 20 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 17 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .342 .455 .797
Sep. 16 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .345 .463 .808
Sep. 15 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .355 .478 .833
Sep. 14 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .358 .484 .842
Sep. 13 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .361 .489 .850
Sep. 12 Was Did not play.
Sep. 11 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .364 .494 .858
Sep. 10 Col Did not play.
Sep. 9 Col Did not play.
Sep. 8 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .368 .500 .868
Sep. 7 @Cin 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .373 .518 .891
Sep. 6 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .361 .506 .867
Sep. 3 @Mia 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .361 .506 .867
Sep. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .463 .796
Aug. 31 Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .326 .463 .789
Aug. 30 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .318 .447 .765
Aug. 29 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 28 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .322 .453 .775
Last 7 Days 8 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Last 14 Days 22 2 6 4 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .455 .728
Last 30 Days 37 5 11 6 0 1 4 7 9 3 0 0 0 0 .297 .409 .541 .950

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 35 17 14 6
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
201490000.222.222.522
201380000.000.000.111
2012617120.180.230.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014103163164.262.505.855
201387103142.207.368.661
2012221336264.271.416.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014508143.180.380.643
2013454260.178.333.588
2012143185122.224.364.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20146282121.323.565.975
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 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
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

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
65% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.371 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.482 SLG
GREAT
.223 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
WEAK
12.3% BB Rate
ELITE
30.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.828 OPS
GREAT
.346 OBP
GOOD

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

Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

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Nieuwenhuis has been removed from Friday's lineup against the Astros due to an illness, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Nieuwenhuis is back in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Nieuwenhuis (kidney stone) is out of the lineup again Saturday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Nieuwenhuis passed a kidney stone Thursday and will thus be out of Friday's lineup, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Nieuwenhuis is starting in right field Sunday against the Phillies, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Nieuwenhuis (neck) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

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Nieuwenhuis (neck) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Athletics, ESPN's Adam Rubin 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.