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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

26-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.600

HR

1

RBI

3

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 15, 2014  –  Kirk Nieuwenhuis News

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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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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 10 44 42 10 13 4 2 0 2 8 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 .310 .341 .500 .841
2014 26 MAJ NYM 1 5 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
3-Year Averages MAJ   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      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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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
Apr. 15 @Ari 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Apr. 14 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 13 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 12 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 11 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 6 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 5 Cin Did not play.
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Apr. 3 Was Did not play.
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Mar. 31 Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Last 14 Days 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Last 30 Days 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 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
201380000.000.000.111
2012617120.180.230.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201387103142.207.368.661
2012221336264.271.416.740

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013454260.178.333.588
2012143185122.224.364.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 44 42 4.5% 18.2% 0.25 81% .344 .190
2014 26 MAJ NYM 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .667 .600
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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.600 AVG
ELITE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.667 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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1.200 SLG
ELITE
.600 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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1.800 OPS
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.600 OBP
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Best Matchups for Kirk Nieuwenhuis (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chaz Roe MIA 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Jeremy Hellickson TB 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Carlos Marmol MIA 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Bronson Arroyo AZ 5 3 2 4 0 0 0 .600 1.800 2.400
Josh Collmenter AZ 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Johnny Hellweg MIL 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Edward Mujica BOS 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Alex Cobb TB 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Charlie Morton PIT 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.700
Ivan Nova NY-A 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Kirk Nieuwenhuis (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jamey Wright LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Wacha STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cory Wade KC 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Nicasio COL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Shelby Miller STL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Varvaro ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ricky Romero TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Luis Perez ATL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Pettibone PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds AZ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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

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Nieuwenhuis was optioned down by the Mets to the minors Monday, ESPN New York reports.

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The Mets optioned Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas after Friday's doubleheader, Andrew Keh of the New York Times reports.

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Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, two walks, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base against the Brewers on Friday.

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Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-4 with an opposite field home run in the 14th inning of a 5-4, 15-inning loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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Nieuwenhuis hit a game-winning, walk-off, three-run home run in the ninth inning of the Mets' 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.

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

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Nieuwenhuis will be recalled prior to Sunday's game, Newsday's David Lennon reports.

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Niewenhuis homered Tuesday, giving him seven in his last 14 games and putting him in the mix for a possible call-up, ESPN New York reports.

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

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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.