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Wil Nieves

36-Year-Old Catcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

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.267

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2

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In a backup role in 2013, Nieves played very well. He had plenty of playing time while Miguel Montero was hurt to prove himself and he did so, posting a .297 average as a temporary starter. He was so ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 9/25/1977   BORN: San Juan, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 47th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed as a free agent with the Phillies in December of 2013.

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Nieves will start at catcher and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Rockies, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Wil Nieves 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 26 AAA SAL 109 439 424 60 125 40 22 8 10 53 3 6 13 64 1 1 0 .295 .315 .455 .770
2005 27 AAA COL 103 410 386 46 113 29 22 3 4 37 1 1 13 39 4 5 2 .293 .315 .396 .711
2005 27 MAJ NYY 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 28 AAA COL 88 348 321 29 83 18 13 0 5 34 2 1 18 29 6 2 1 .259 .298 .346 .644
2006 28 MAJ NYY 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 29 AAA SCR 27 98 90 5 23 4 1 2 1 8 1 0 6 10 0 1 1 .256 .306 .344 .650
2007 29 MAJ NYY 26 66 61 6 10 4 4 0 0 8 0 0 2 9 3 0 0 .164 .190 .230 .420
2008 30 AAA COL 9 29 25 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 6 1 0 0 .240 .321 .280 .601
2008 30 MAJ WAS 68 196 176 15 46 11 9 1 1 20 0 1 13 29 5 2 0 .261 .309 .341 .650
2009 31 MAJ WAS 72 249 224 20 58 7 6 0 1 26 1 0 17 45 0 5 3 .259 .313 .299 .612
2010 32 MAJ WAS 59 172 158 10 32 11 8 0 3 16 0 0 8 29 4 1 1 .203 .244 .310 .554
2011 33 AAA Nas 23 95 88 3 15 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 4 11 1 1 1 .170 .213 .227 .440
2011 33 AAA Gwi 21 79 71 8 20 3 2 0 1 6 1 0 6 11 1 1 0 .282 .333 .352 .685
2011 33 MAJ MIL 20 54 50 2 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 1 0 0 .140 .189 .180 .369
2012 34 AAA Col 34 123 111 15 34 7 4 0 3 16 1 1 6 20 4 2 0 .306 .336 .423 .759
2012 34 MAJ COL 16 51 47 3 14 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 3 9 0 1 0 .298 .333 .404 .737
2012 34 MAJ ARI 16 38 36 4 11 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 .306 .324 .417 .741
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ COL/ARI 32 89 83 7 25 5 3 0 2 8 0 1 4 17 1 1 0 .301 .330 .410 .739
2013 35 MAJ ARI 71 206 195 16 58 12 11 0 1 22 0 0 8 32 0 3 0 .297 .320 .369 .689
2014 36 MAJ PHI 4 16 15 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .267 .267 .400 .667
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Wil Nieves
3-Year Averages MAJ   41 115 109 8 30 6 5 0 1 10 0 0 5 20 0 1 0 .275 .304 .349 .653
Career  (View All) MAJ   389 1134 1044 78 253 58 48 2 8 105 2 2 59 194 15 12 4 .242 .282 .315 .598

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Wil Nieves 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
Apr. 22 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 21 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Col 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .400 .667
Apr. 19 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 17 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
Apr. 16 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 15 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 14 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 13 Mia 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875
Apr. 12 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 11 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 10 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 9 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 8 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 7 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 6 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 5 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 4 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 1 @Tex Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Tex Did not play.
Last 7 Days 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429
Last 14 Days 11 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .545 .909
Last 30 Days 15 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .400 .667

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Wil Nieves: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 4
2013 47 1
2012 24 2
2011 17
2010 51
2009 71

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Wil Nieves Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137571130.307.387.720
2012223250.318.591.939
2011171000.118.176.343

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131209090.292.358.670
2012614030.295.344.667
2011331000.152.182.382

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138661100.314.407.733
2012461010.239.239.525
2011240000.167.167.426

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013109100120.284.339.656
2012376270.378.6221.006
2011262000.115.192.308
Wil Nieves 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 26 AAA SAL 439 424 3% 14.6% 0.20 85% .329 .160
2005 27 AAA COL 410 386 3.2% 9.5% 0.33 90% .318 .103
2005 27 MAJ NYY 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2006 28 AAA COL 348 321 5.2% 8.3% 0.62 91% .272 .087
2006 28 MAJ NYY 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .000 .000
2007 29 AAA SCR 98 90 6.1% 10.2% 0.60 89% .278 .088
2007 29 MAJ NYY 66 61 3% 13.6% 0.22 85% .192 .066
2008 30 AAA COL 29 25 10.3% 20.7% 0.50 76% .316 .040
2008 30 MAJ WAS 196 176 6.6% 14.8% 0.45 84% .308 .080
2009 31 MAJ WAS 249 224 6.8% 18.1% 0.38 80% .320 .040
2010 32 MAJ WAS 172 158 4.7% 16.9% 0.28 82% .230 .107
2011 33 AAA Nas 95 88 4.2% 11.6% 0.36 88% .184 .057
2011 33 AAA Gwi 79 71 7.6% 13.9% 0.55 85% .322 .070
2011 33 MAJ MIL 54 50 5.6% 22.2% 0.25 76% .184 .040
2012 34 AAA Col 123 111 4.9% 16.3% 0.30 82% .352 .117
2012 34 MAJ COL 51 47 5.9% 17.6% 0.33 81% .351 .106
2012 34 MAJ ARI 38 36 2.6% 21.1% 0.13 78% .370 .111
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ COL/ARI 89 83 4.5% 19.1% 0.24 80% .359 .109
2013 35 MAJ ARI 206 195 3.9% 15.5% 0.25 84% .352 .072
2014 36 MAJ PHI 16 15 0% 25% 0.00 73% .364 .133
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Wil Nieves
3-Year Averages MAJ   115 109 4.3% 17.4% 0.25 82% .330 .074
Career MAJ   1134 1044 5.2% 17.1% 0.30 81% .291 .073

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2014 Stat Review for Wil Nieves    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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.267 AVG
AVERAGE
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.364 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.400 SLG
WEAK
.133 ISO
WEAK
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
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.667 OPS
POOR
.267 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Wil Nieves (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Henderson Alvarez MIA 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Joe Saunders TEX 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Dillon Gee NY-N 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jeff Locke PIT 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jorge De La Rosa COL 8 5 0 2 1 0 0 .625 .875 1.542
Jeremy Hellickson TB 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Edinson Volquez PIT 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .750 1.350
Jake Peavy BOS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Mike Minor ATL 6 3 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.238
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 6 2 0 0 2 3 0 .333 .667 1.167

Worst Matchups for Wil Nieves (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Johnson MIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Kendrick PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin McGowan TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Randy Wolf AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Stephen Strasburg WAS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Tillman BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Troncoso KC 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Wil Nieves: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nieves went 2-for-2 in Friday's spring training game against the Red Sox.

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Nieves has officially signed a one-year deal with the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

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Nieves will sign with the Phillies, CBS Sports reports.

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Nieves is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.

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Nieves is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Nieves is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

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Nieves is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mets, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Nieves will continue to get solid innings with Miguel Montero's (back) return date up in the air.

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Nieves went 2-for-5 with an RBI against the Padres on Friday.

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Nieves went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's 8-4 victory over the Cubs.

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Nieves went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, driving in the Diamondbacks' lone run.

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Getting a rare start for Miguel Montero, Nieves went 3-for-3 with an RBI Thursday night against the Rockies.

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Nieves has won the D-Backs' backup catcher spot, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Now 35, Nieves should be positioned to work as a backup catcher again in 2013. Although he hit well in a very small sample with the Rockies and D-Backs last season, the career .229/.274/.301 line is a better indication of what he's likely to do at the plate, and his value comes entirely from his work with the pitching staff. If Nieves breaks camp as Arizona's backup behind Miguel Montero, he'll likely see something in the neighborhood of 15-20 starts over the course of the season as Montero is one of the league's workhorses behind the plate capable of starting 140-plus games on his own.

2011

As cheap backup catcher options go, a team could do worse than Nieves, but not by much. After being let go by the Nats, the Brewers brought him in to compete with George Kottaras for the backup job during spring training. Assuming staff management and defense trump a more serviceable bat, Nieves should have the inside track for that role.

2010

Nieves' abilities got stretched to the limit in 2009 when Jesus Flores went down and he found himself in a timeshare with Josh Bard. He'll never be mistaken for an offensive threat, but Nieves is a solid catch-and-throw guy. However, his playing time looks less certain this season with the Nationals signing Ivan Rodriguez and Flores due back at some point from a shoulder injury.

2009

Nieves posted his usual weak line at the plate, but his defense and a couple of timely hits (including his first big league home run) may have earned him a nice gig as Jesus Flores' backup for a couple of seasons.

2007

As a reserve catcher in New York, handling Randy Johnson or another one of the club's more challenging starting arms is far more important in holding down the job than having a big bat. Nieves has appeared in just nine games for the Yankees over the past two seasons, his future will be elsewhere if he doesn't impress the right people during spring training.

2006

Nieves showed enough at Triple-A Columbus to convince the Yankees he could be a capable backup if one of their catchers went down. He doesn't have any power in his bat, however, and isn't likely to make any kind of major league impact.

2004

Nieves spent 2003 in Triple-A, and his only major league experience came during a brief midseason call-up to replace the Wiki Gonzalez in 2002. With the brothers Molina holding down the catching duties, don't expect Nieves to see the light of day in 2004.

2003

Nieves looked overmatched in a midseason call-up to replace the injured Wiki Gonzalez in 2002. He recorded only four hits in 31 August ABs (.129 BA) after scalding the ball in AAA Portland to start the season. Nieves has yet to master the rare and mysterious skill of taking a pitch -- and eventually a walk.