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Laynce Nix

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/30/1980   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Laynce Nix Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $2.5 million deal with Philadelphia in December 2011.

August 12, 2013  –  Laynce Nix News

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Nix refused his Triple-A assignment and has been released, CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Laynce Nix 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 23 AA FRI 7 27 26 2 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 .269 .296 .308 .604
2005 24 AAA OKL 10 45 36 8 12 5 1 1 3 6 0 1 9 6 0 0 0 .333 .467 .667 1.134
2005 24 MAJ TEX 63 240 229 28 55 21 12 3 6 32 2 0 9 45 0 2 0 .240 .267 .397 .664
2006 25 AAA NAS 95 387 354 55 105 38 19 2 17 68 4 1 22 95 1 3 7 .297 .347 .506 .853
2006 25 AAA OKL 77 311 286 39 77 24 14 1 9 55 4 1 18 77 1 3 3 .269 .316 .420 .736
2006 25 MAJ MIL 10 36 35 2 8 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 .229 .250 .343 .593
2006 25 MAJ TEX 9 34 32 1 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 17 0 1 1 .094 .118 .125 .243
2006  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ MIL/TEX 19 70 67 3 11 3 2 0 1 10 0 0 0 28 0 1 2 .164 .186 .239 .425
2007 26 AA HUN 4 12 11 2 4 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .364 .417 .727 1.144
2007 26 AAA NAS 95 386 347 60 93 45 20 1 24 74 5 0 31 104 0 5 3 .268 .329 .539 .868
2007 26 MAJ MIL 10 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 27 AAA NAS 103 420 380 63 108 48 22 3 23 60 5 3 36 88 0 2 2 .284 .348 .539 .887
2008 27 MAJ MIL 10 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .237
2009 28 MAJ CIN 116 337 309 42 74 42 26 1 15 46 0 1 22 81 0 4 2 .239 .291 .476 .767
2010 29 MAJ CIN 97 182 165 16 48 17 11 2 4 18 0 1 15 39 2 0 0 .291 .350 .455 .805
2011 30 MAJ WAS 124 351 324 38 81 32 15 1 16 44 2 2 23 82 0 3 1 .250 .299 .451 .750
2012 31 A+ CLE 6 20 16 1 4 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .250 .400 .563 .963
2012 31 AAA LEH 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
2012 31 MAJ PHI 70 127 114 13 28 13 10 0 3 16 0 0 12 42 0 1 0 .246 .315 .412 .727
2013 32 MAJ PHI 81 136 128 11 23 6 4 0 2 7 1 0 8 44 0 0 0 .180 .228 .258 .486
3-Year Averages     91 203 188 20 44 16 9 0 7 22 1 0 14 56 0 1 0 .234 .286 .394 .679
Career  (View All)     758 2,063 1,915 235 460 190 110 11 69 249 9 5 122 534 4 15 7 .240 .286 .417 .703

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Laynce Nix: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 8 27 2 1 25
2012 10 29 18 3 10
2011 9 85 73 4 12 2
2010 55 50 5 4
2009 85 72 5 10

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Laynce Nix Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201390000.111.111.222
201292120.222.667.967

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311911271.185.269.505
2012105112140.248.390.707

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013433140.140.233.445
2012464160.239.391.712

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013858131.200.271.507
20126892100.250.426.737
Laynce Nix 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 23 AA FRI 27 26 3.7% 37% 0.10 62% .438 .039
2005 24 AAA OKL 45 36 20% 13.3% 1.50 83% .333 .334
2005 24 MAJ TEX 240 229 3.8% 18.8% 0.20 80% .275 .157
2006 25 AAA NAS 387 354 5.7% 24.5% 0.23 73% .364 .209
2006 25 AAA OKL 311 286 5.8% 24.8% 0.23 73% .340 .151
2006 25 MAJ MIL 36 35 0% 30.6% 0.00 69% .304 .114
2006 25 MAJ TEX 34 32 0% 50% 0.00 47% .200 .031
2006  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ MIL/TEX 70 67 0% 40% 0.00 58% .263 .075
2007 26 AA HUN 12 11 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 82% .375 .363
2007 26 AAA NAS 386 347 8% 26.9% 0.30 70% .315 .271
2007 26 MAJ MIL 12 12 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2008 27 AAA NAS 420 380 8.6% 21% 0.41 77% .316 .255
2008 27 MAJ MIL 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .111 .000
2009 28 MAJ CIN 337 309 6.5% 24% 0.27 74% .277 .237
2010 29 MAJ CIN 182 165 8.2% 21.4% 0.38 76% .361 .164
2011 30 MAJ WAS 351 324 6.6% 23.4% 0.28 75% .288 .201
2012 31 A+ CLE 20 16 20% 10% 2.00 88% .231 .313
2012 31 AAA LEH 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .400 .000
2012 31 MAJ PHI 127 114 9.4% 33.1% 0.29 63% .362 .166
2013 32 MAJ PHI 136 128 5.9% 32.4% 0.18 66% .256 .078
3-Year Averages     203 188 6.9% 27.6% 0.25 70% .296 .160
Career     2,063 1,915 5.9% 25.9% 0.23 72% .298 .177

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Laynce Nix: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nix was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Nix went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Phillies' loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

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Nix has started only two games in the month of June.

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Nix's six pinch hits this season are the most in baseball, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Nix blasted a pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

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Nix is on the bench again Wednesday even though the Phillies are facing a right handed pitcher, CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Manager Charlie Manuel said he would decide between starting Nix or John Mayberry Jr. in right field based on matchups, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Nix will likely open the regular season in a platoon with John Mayberry Jr. in left field, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Nix could end up in a platoon in left field with John Mayberry Jr. when the regular season begins if Darin Ruf's spring training struggles continue, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Nix missed significant time with a calf strain last season and saw limited action when he was on the active roster. He will enter the 2013 season in a reserve role, and should see most of his at-bats against right-handed pitching when he does play. He could provide double-digit home runs with enough at-bats, but his struggles against lefties (.183 career MLB average vs. lefties) will limit him to a platoon role if he is pressed into regular action.

2012

Nix had 351 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2011 appearing mostly in left field. He is best suited in a platoon situation, as he has shown an inability to hit left-handed pitching during his career with a .227 wOBA. Nix had a hard time lying off pitches out of the strike zone (42.7 percent chase rate in 2011), and can have a hard time making consistent contact (12 percent swinging strike rate in 2011). Advanced metrics indicate he has been an above average outfielder, and he will spend most of his time in left field with the Phillies in 2012 in a platoon role.

2011

Nix was perfectly useful as a platoon partner for Jonny Gomes and left-handed bat off the bench, until he injured his ankle in August and was unable to get to full strength. The Reds non-tendered him at the conclusion of the 2010 season, but there's a chance that they could sign him again at the onset of spring training again, if he doesn't first hook up with another squad.

2010

Nix reflected the Reds' OBP problems last season, hitting .239/.291/.476 with the team. That he played in 116 games with them speaks volumes to either the lack of quality options in the outfield, which is partly true, or the Reds' ability to discern who deserves that playing time. At any rate, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in November in light of the depth of competition for a corner-outfield job with the team but returned on a minor league contract where he may languish in Triple-A.

2008

Nix spent most of 2007 with Triple-A Nashville before getting a few weeks in Milwaukee during September. He has some power and runs well, but does a poor job of getting on base and it's hard to think of him as anything more than minor league filler or "Quadruple-A" material. The Brewers don't really have a place for him on the big league roster, so he could be deemed expendable this spring.

2007

Nix caught fire after being traded to Milwaukee in July, hitting .412 with seven home runs in 18 games for Triple-A Nashville and earning a call-up to the majors. He was sidelined for the remainder of the season just after getting called up to the big leagues, but made a favorable impression. He put up good numbers in the minors, but hasn't been able to duplicate it in the majors. The Brewers might give him a chance to play center field on a regular basis this year if they don't find one on the free-agent market.

2006

A shoulder injury officially ended Nix's season in July, but his season was spiraling downward long before that. Once thought of as being as untouchable as Hank Blalock and Mark Teixeira, Nix may never develop after a third-straight poor season. His plate discipline continues to be a major concern, and injuries at critical times during his development haven't helped either. The trade for Brad Wilkerson places Nix as Texas' fourth outfielder behind Wilkerson, Kevin Mench and David Dellucci.

2005

Like Hank Blalock the year before, Nix spent most of the season protected from prolonged exposure to left-handed pitching. His introduction to the majors wasn't nearly as smooth as Blalock's, though, as Nix battled through myriad injuries, including a shoulder injury that sidelined him for a full month. A poor 113/23 K/BB ratio in 371 AB shows there's some growth needed, but there's some solid extra-base power hidden behind the .248 batting average. He failed to hit over .255 in any month but April, however, and his post-break numbers (.218 average, .345 slugging) were putrid. There's at least another year of growing pains here.

2004

If Nix is able to handle centerfield defensively, he'll have a pretty nice career ahead of him. He's decidedly less valuable as a mashing corner-outfielder type. In any event, he might get his first taste of Triple-A to start the season, especially if Kevin Mench mends a few fences and gets back in the good graces of Buck Showalter and Company or Texas dips into the free agent pool to sign someone like Ben Grieve.

2003

Texas' best outfield prospect now that Kevin Mench has reached Arlington. Torn thumb ligaments ended his Arizona Fall League season early, but he should be ready for spring training. Expect him to play most of the year at Double-A. If he can bump up his power a notch or two he projects to be a pretty decent prospect. Nix has improved from year-to-year, and might be the solution in centerfield for Texas by 2005.