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7 Wil Nieves C
Height/Weight: 5-11/190 | Birthdate: 9/25/1977 | Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/225410.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
 
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)133.001.00.27812.0011.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
131.077410
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2015420000000
20143410000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Anderson (Career)000000
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/02/2014Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Wil Nieves, C SD
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
4/12SF4111400
4/18@CHC2000010
4/20@COL1000000
4/23@COL2000000
4/28HOU1000000
4/29HOU3000000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Braves release C Wil Nieves from Triple-A club

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/22/15) The Braves have released veteran catcher Wil Nieves from Triple-A Gwinnett, per Baseball America.

Nieves was designated for assignment in early May, but opted for free agency. He then signed a minor league deal with Atlanta that reportedly had a July 1 opt-out date, but the Braves have since chosen to release him.

The Braves indicated their feelings about Nieves when they acquired fellow catcher Ryan Lavarnway to back up starter A.J. Pierzynski after demoting Christian Bethancourt.

Nieves, who opened the season in the majors with San Diego, owned a slash line of .238/.324/.286 at Gwinnett before losing his job.

Braves sign veteran catcher Wil Nieves to minors deal

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/15) The Braves have reportedly signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves  to a minor league contract, according to MLB.com. Nieves elected free agency after he was designated for assignment by the Padres earlier this month. He had one hit (a home run) in 13 at-bats before being let go.

Nieves will provide the Braves with catching depth. Currently, veteran A.J. Pierzynski and rookie Christian Bethancourt have been sharing time behind the plate for manager Fredi Gonzalez. The two have combined to hit .254 with three home runs so far, with Bethancourt really struggling offensively (he has just nine hits in 52 at-bats). 

Padres catcher Wil Nieves opts for free agency

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/15) Padres catcher Wil Nieves has cleared waivers outright and opted for free agency, according to MLB.com.

Nieves, who was designated for assignment when the team called up prospect Austin Hedges, hit just .077 with four RBI in 13 at-bats this season for San Diego.

Padres officially call up Austin Hedges, DFA Wil Nieves

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/15) The Padres have officially called up catching prospect Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso and designated catcher Wil Nieves for assignment, the team announced Monday.

Hedges hit .343 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 67 at-bats in Triple-A. He has spent the first four-plus seasons of his career in the Padres' farm system and is considered the No. 4 prospect in the organization, according to Baseball America.

Manager Bud Black said Monday Hedges will make a start during their series against San Francisco.

Nieves was hitting just .077 with one home run and four RBI in 13 at-bats this season.

Derek Norris out of Padres lineup on Saturday

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at the Cubs. 

Norris is replaced in the lineup by Wil Nieves, who will catch and bat eighth in his second game of the 2015 season. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/5/15@ MIL8:10 pmTaylor Jungmann
8/6/15@ MIL2:10 pmMatt Garza
8/7/15PHI10:10 pmAaron Nola
8/8/15PHI8:40 pmAdam Morgan
8/9/15PHI4:10 pmJerome Williams
8/10/15CIN10:10 pmDavid Holmberg
8/11/15CIN10:10 pmMichael Lorenzen
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002SD28722130341510 .224 .250 .181
2003ANA0000000000 --- --- ---
2004ANA0000000000 --- --- ---
2005NYY3400000100 .000 .000 .000
2006NYY6600000100 .000 .000 .000
2007NYY2661610082900 .190 .230 .164
2008WAS681761546120132901 .309 .341 .261
2009WAS722242058126174510 .313 .299 .259
2010WAS59158103231682900 .244 .310 .203
2011MIL2050270031200 .189 .180 .140
2012COL-ARI32837252841701 .330 .410 .301
2013ARI71195165812283200 .320 .369 .297
2014PHI361229311713410 .270 .344 .254
2015SD61311141400 .143 .308 .077
Total 427116488281101146122832 .280 .317 .241
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2002SDC2720173160850 .971
2005NYYC3011110001.000
2006NYYC6116151001.000
2007NYY1B10110001.000
2007NYYC2521119111621 .983
2008WASC61463933593134 .992
2009WASC71654273804164 .986
2010WASC51433152902054 .984
2011MILC1716118109810 .992
2012COL1B20110001.000
2012COL-ARIC24191521401022 .987
2013ARIC47403393231420 .994
2014PHI1B1000000 ---
2014PHIC34342732462614 .996
2015SD1B20330011.000
2015SDC444542210 .978
Total  376309238621911672820 .988
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2002SD311800041
2003ANA00000000
2004ANA00000000
2005NYY00000000
2006NYY00000000
2007NYY401403003
2008WAS916025017
2009WAS606750317
2010WAS804914126
2011MIL20901013
2012COL-ARI303411023
2013ARI1107230007
2014PHI804212202
2015SD00400000
Total 542369131661139
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1996 R-Padres43113233950222131934 .413 .442 .345
1997 R-Padres8272820025510 .406 .370 .296
1997 A-Clinton1855612111761021 .290 .327 .218
1998 A-Clinton1153804797220355476979 .343 .337 .255
1999 A-Rancho Cuca12042758140262761405427 .389 .447 .328
2000AAA-Las Vegas11000000----00 .000 .000 .000
2000 AA-Mobile68214185740430162211 .319 .341 .266
2000 A-Rancho Cuca3110116265009151720 .350 .307 .257
2001 AA-Mobile953302899240341184010 .336 .400 .300
2002AAA-Portland70237247320272954000 .321 .498 .308
2003AAA-Salt Lake10236148102162438255312 .327 .371 .283
2004AAA-Salt Lake108421601252281053126436 .316 .458 .297
2005AAA-Columbus10238045110223437133811 .313 .395 .289
2006AAA-Columbus883212983130534182921 .298 .346 .259
2007AAA-Scranton-Wb2790523121861010 .306 .344 .256
2008AAA-Columbus9253610023610 .321 .280 .240
2011AAA-Nashville Sounds2388315201641100 .213 .227 .170
2011AAA-Gwinnett Braves2171820201661110 .333 .352 .282
2012AAA-Colorado Springs Sky3411115344031662011 .336 .423 .306
2014R-GCL Phillies6193520011100 .364 .368 .263
2014AA-Reading Fightin Phil312010001--200 .083 .083 .083
2014AFA-Clearwater Threshers24010000----00 .250 .250 .250
Total 10943788441107619420564582595213033 .324 .390 .284
2015AA-Reading3120100010200.083.083.083
 
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