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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

27-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

2

RBI

12

R

12

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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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.

August 31, 2014  –  Kirk Nieuwenhuis News

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Nieuwenhuis is starting in right field Sunday against the Phillies, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com 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 47 93 80 12 20 12 9 1 2 12 4 0 11 31 0 2 0 .250 .333 .463 .796
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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

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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
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
Aug. 27 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .314 .453 .767
Aug. 26 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 24 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 23 @LAD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .318 .459 .777
Aug. 22 @LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .310 .438 .748
Aug. 20 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 18 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .310 .438 .748
Aug. 17 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .313 .444 .757
Aug. 16 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 15 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 14 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .317 .451 .768
Aug. 13 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .321 .457 .778
Aug. 12 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .325 .464 .789
Aug. 11 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 10 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .329 .471 .800
Aug. 8 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .333 .478 .811
Aug. 7 @Was 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .338 .492 .830
Aug. 6 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .324 .492 .816
Aug. 5 @Was 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .338 .517 .855
Aug. 4 SF Did not play.
Aug. 3 SF Did not play.
Aug. 2 SF Did not play.
Aug. 1 SF Did not play.
Last 7 Days 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .500 1.000
Last 14 Days 9 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .455 .556 1.011
Last 30 Days 23 3 6 2 0 0 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 .261 .346 .348 .694

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 24 14 9 3
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
201450000.200.200.533
201380000.000.000.111
2012617120.180.230.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201475122124.253.480.813
201387103142.207.368.661
2012221336264.271.416.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014367143.222.500.810
2013454260.178.333.588
2012143185122.224.364.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014445181.273.432.785
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 93 80 11.8% 33.3% 0.35 61% .383 .213
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3-Year Averages     209 188 8.6% 31.1% 0.28 65% .331 .128

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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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.250 AVG
WEAK
61% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.383 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.463 SLG
GOOD
.213 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
11.8% BB Rate
GREAT
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.796 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Nieuwenhuis has a stiff neck and is not available Tuesday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

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Nieuwenhuis will start to see more time with the Mets looking towards 2015, which begins with a start in left field Friday against the Phillies, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

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Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday.

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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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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.