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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Seattle Mariners

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 8/7/1987   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners in November of 2017.

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Nieuwenhuis (hamstring) went 0-for-1 in his return to action Wednesday.

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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 A+ ST. 2 10 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .800
2015 27 AAA LAS 27 119 105 21 34 17 6 3 8 29 2 0 10 21 1 2 1 .324 .381 .667 1.048
2015 27 MAJ LAA 10 24 22 4 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 .136 .208 .227 .435
2015 27 MAJ NYM 64 117 106 17 22 13 9 0 4 13 2 1 8 40 0 0 3 .208 .282 .406 .688
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/NYM 74 141 128 21 25 15 11 0 4 14 2 2 10 49 0 0 3 .195 .270 .375 .645
2016 28 MAJ MIL 125 392 335 38 70 32 18 1 13 44 8 9 56 133 0 0 1 .209 .324 .385 .709
2017 29 AAA COL 84 247 205 32 50 16 12 0 4 33 5 0 38 67 1 2 1 .244 .362 .361 .723
2017 29 MAJ MIL 16 31 26 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 15 0 0 1 .115 .258 .269 .527
2018 30 AAA TAC 34 140 115 22 26 12 8 1 3 14 2 0 21 37 0 1 3 .226 .357 .391 .748
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3-Year Averages     71 187 163 20 32 16 10 0 6 19 3 3 23 65 0 0 1 .196 .299 .368 .668
Career  (View All)     414 1,116 978 128 216 94 59 4 31 117 20 15 123 366 3 5 7 .221 .311 .384 .695

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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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 Las Vegas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 24 El Paso 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
May. 23 El Paso 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 22 El Paso 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
May. 21 El Paso 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 20 Las Vegas 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
May. 18 Las Vegas 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
May. 17 Las Vegas 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 15 Sacramento 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .600 .667 1.267
May. 14 Sacramento 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
May. 13 Sacramento 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 12 Sacramento 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 11 El Paso 5 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
May. 2 Albuquerque 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 1 Albuquerque 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 30 Albuquerque 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Apr. 28 Fresno 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Apr. 27 Fresno 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 26 Fresno 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Last 7 Days 19 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 .158 .273 .263 .536
Last 14 Days 41 4 9 4 0 0 2 5 13 1 0 1 0 .220 .319 .317 .636
Last 30 Days 63 9 15 7 1 0 3 9 16 2 0 1 0 .238 .342 .381 .723

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 10 3 7
2016 109 5 83 28
2015 51 34 16 7
2014 35 17 14 6
2013 33 9 25 2
2012 83 23 50 20

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 7 43
2018 23

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201701000.000.0001.000
2016375171.135.270.526

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017262110.115.269.503
20162983312377.218.399.732

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017163110.188.438.753
20161693111315.290.556.953

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017100000.000.000.167
201616672133.127.211.460
Kirk Nieuwenhuis vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .355 .119
2009 21 A ST. 537 482 9.9% 22% 0.45 76% .332 .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% .338 .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% .358 .124
2013 25 AAA LAS 330 282 12.1% 23.6% 0.51 72% .293 .217
2013 25 MAJ NYM 108 95 11.1% 29.6% 0.38 66% .246 .148
2014 26 AAA LAS 229 211 6.6% 24.5% 0.27 73% .310 .247
2014 26 MAJ NYM 130 112 12.3% 30% 0.41 65% .361 .223
2015 27 A+ ST. 10 8 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 .375
2015 27 AAA LAS 119 105 8.4% 17.6% 0.48 80% .333 .343
2015 27 MAJ LAA 24 22 8.3% 37.5% 0.22 59% .231 .091
2015 27 MAJ NYM 117 106 6.8% 34.2% 0.20 62% .290 .198
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/NYM 141 128 7.1% 34.8% 0.20 62% .280 .180
2016 28 MAJ MIL 392 335 14.3% 33.9% 0.42 60% .302 .176
2017 29 AAA COL 247 205 15.4% 27.1% 0.57 67% .338 .117
2017 29 MAJ MIL 31 26 12.9% 48.4% 0.27 42% .200 .154
2018 30 AAA TAC 140 115 15% 26.4% 0.57 68% .303 .165
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3-Year Averages     187 163 12.3% 34.8% 0.35 60% .283 .172
Career     1,116 978 11% 32.8% 0.34 63% .316 .163

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2015 48 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 103 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 11.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 91.3 3 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 12 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 590 2 17 -1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 45 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 24 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 199.3 -1 - -1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Nieuwenhuis (hamstring) should be ready for a return to action by early next week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Nieuwenhuis has a hamstring strain, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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Nieuwenhuis signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Nieuwenhuis will become a free agent following the conclusion of the 2017 season.

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Nieuwenhuis was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

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Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Monday.

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Nieuwenhuis was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday.

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Nieuwenhuis (personal) is 4-for-18 (.222) since returning from the temporarily inactive list on July 18.

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Nieuwenhuis was placed on the temporary inactive list Sunday.

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Nieuwenhuis was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

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Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

2017

Injuries and poor play had prevented Nieuwenhuis from appearing in more than 91 games -- which came back in his rookie season -- prior to 2016, but he was able to stay relatively healthy for most of the season and appear in a career-high 125 games in his first year in Milwaukee. The results at the plate, however, were not much better as he continued to be virtually an automatic out against southpaws to the tune of a .135 average against lefties. While he was a bit better against right-handed pitching with 12 home runs and a .732 OPS, he still hit just .218 and struck out 116 times in 298 at-bats against righties. The 29-year-old provided solid defense and a decent OBP though, earning him a one-year deal over the offseason to stay with the Brewers. He could get some at-bats in a platoon role, but Nieuwenhuis will more likely occupy a reserve role to open up the season.

2016

The Brewers claimed Nieuwenhuis off waivers in December as part of their 40-man roster makeover, in part because of his ability to handle center field. For his career, Nieuwenhuis has hit .245/.314/.423 (.737 OPS) against righties in the big leagues, while toting an OPS nearly 300 points lower against southpaws (.444). If he sticks around all season, the Brewers won't use him for more than a large platoon split, but Nieuwenhuis lacks the ceiling of Keon Broxton and prospect Brett Phillips, which may ultimately steer him into a traditional fourth outfielder role if he's on the Opening Day roster. Of course, he was let go twice by the Mets last season, so there is no guarantee that he'll have a roster spot all year for the rebuilding Brewers either, but a significant injury to Rymer Liriano in spring training has seemingly opened the door for Nieuwenhuis to get a look at least through April.

2015

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. Nieuwenhuis will battle for the Mets' fourth outfielder spot with Matt den Dekker in spring training, and both left-handed hitting outfielders will likely be limited to occasional work against right-handed pitching barring a couple of injuries to the starting trio. In back-to-back seasons in a limited role, Nieuwenhuis has shown an ability to take walks, which pushed his OBP to a career-best .346 in 2014. Over the past three seasons, Cuddyer has missed 206 out of a possible 486 games, which ultimately may pave the way for Nieuwenhuis to see stretches of increased playing time if he can outproduce den Dekker.

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.