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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

27-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2015 Stats

AVG

.079

HR

0

RBI

2

R

3

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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. Ni...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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.

May 19, 2015  –  Kirk Nieuwenhuis News

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Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin 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
2015 27 MAJ NYM 27 40 38 3 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 17 0 0 0 .079 .125 .132 .257
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3-Year Averages     66 182 163 22 39 14 9 1 4 19 3 1 17 56 1 1 0 .239 .309 .380 .690

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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
May. 21 StL Did not play.
May. 20 StL Did not play.
May. 19 StL Did not play.
May. 18 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .079 .125 .132 .257
May. 17 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .081 .128 .135 .263
May. 16 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .132 .139 .271
May. 15 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .086 .135 .143 .278
May. 14 @ChC Did not play.
May. 13 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .088 .139 .147 .286
May. 12 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .156 .167 .323
May. 11 @ChC Did not play.
May. 10 @Phi 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .111 .172 .185 .357
May. 9 @Phi Did not play.
May. 8 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .160 .130 .290
May. 6 Bal Did not play.
May. 5 Bal Did not play.
May. 3 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .136 .303
May. 2 Was Did not play.
May. 1 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .174 .143 .317
Apr. 30 Was Did not play.
Apr. 29 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .150 .332
Apr. 28 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .348
Apr. 27 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 26 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 25 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 24 @NYY 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .176 .133 .309
Apr. 23 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
Apr. 22 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .154
Apr. 21 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .154
Apr. 19 Mia 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 .000 .154
Last 7 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 16 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 .063 .063 .125 .188
Last 30 Days 30 3 3 2 0 0 2 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 .100 .129 .167 .296

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 13 11 2
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
201540000.000.000.000
201490000.222.222.522
201380000.000.000.111

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015343022.088.147.286
2014103163164.262.505.855
201387103142.207.368.661

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015151010.000.000.063
2014508143.180.380.643
2013454260.178.333.588

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015232012.130.217.384
20146282121.323.565.975
2013506182.200.340.638
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 MAJ NYM 40 38 5% 42.5% 0.12 55% .143 .053
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3-Year Averages     182 163 9.3% 30.8% 0.30 66% .340 .141

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2015 Stat Review for Kirk Nieuwenhuis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.079 AVG
TERRIBLE
55% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.143 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.132 SLG
TERRIBLE
.053 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
42.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.257 OPS
TERRIBLE
.125 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Thursday.

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Nieuwenhuis is starting in left field Sunday against the Phillies.

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Nieuwenhuis is starting in left field Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Nieuwenhuis will be the only left-handed hitter off the bench for the Mets to start the season.

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Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-4 and scored twice Sunday.

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Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI during the Mets' first spring training game Wednesday.

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Nieuwenhuis may have the inside track to break camp as one of the Mets' two backup outfielders, Newsday reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.