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Portrait of Fernando Nieve

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
56.0 4.59 1.43 46 3 3 1 0.0
Birth Date7-15-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2006 HOU 23 40 11 96.3 61.7 34.7 3 3 0 0 2 2 411 87 46 45 18 163 41 36 2 70 4.20 5.42 6.38 -6.0 -0.7
2008 HOU 25 11 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 49 17 10 10 2 26 2 2 0 12 8.44 3.86 5.45 0.6 0.1
2009 NYN 26 8 7 36.7 34.7 2.0 3 3 0 0 4 0 161 36 13 12 4 54 19 18 1 23 2.95 4.86 4.67 3.0 0.3
2010 NYN 27 40 1 42.0 2.0 40.0 2 4 0 5 0 0 185 37 28 28 10 77 22 20 2 38 6.00 6.11 6.95 -8.7 -0.9
Career9919185.798.387.38110662806177979534320847651434.615.386.11-11.1-1.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 MAR Rk 12 8 38.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEX A 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MAR Rk 13 13 67.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .220 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LEX A 28 28 150.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Ori Wnt 7 7 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 24 24 149.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 3 3 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CCH AA 14 14 85.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.407 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROU AAA 13 13 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 40 11 96.3 6.38 63 .258 .261 .326 .419 .259 .246 96 -7.1 -0.7 -6.0 -0.7
2006 ROU AAA 4 0 5.1 1.40 166 .086 .282 .355 .441 .281 .167 87 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2007 ROU AAA 5 5 21.7 4.43 106 .321 .286 .357 .442 .268 .387 97 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.3
2008 HOU MLB 11 0 10.7 5.45 87 .314 .267 .331 .421 .261 .455 103 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1
2008 ROU AAA 36 7 72.3 5.98 86 .283 .275 .346 .436 .260 .332 103 6.4 0.6 5.6 0.5
2009 NYN MLB 8 7 36.7 4.67 95 .260 .259 .330 .419 .263 .281 98 2.4 0.2 3.0 0.3
2009 BIN AA 5 4 18.3 4.13 104 .236 .246 .328 .379 .264 .312 98 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 BUF AAA 4 4 24.3 4.57 103 .208 .260 .331 .390 .245 .254 105 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 ORI Wnt 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 NYN MLB 40 1 42.0 6.95 25 .296 .259 .324 .410 .268 .241 91 -8.3 -0.9 -8.7 -0.9
2010 BUF AAA 8 8 40.0 4.77 100 .266 .261 .323 .399 .248 .357 100 3.0 0.3 2.3 0.2
2010 MAG Wnt 4 3 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 3 3 15.3 2.84 141 .310 .280 .352 .431 .262 .500 90 6.8 0.6 6.5 0.6
2012 ABQ AAA 25 24 119.3 6.03 96 .288 .273 .333 .416 .265 .368 117 14.3 1.4 13.4 1.3
2012 MAG Wnt 3 2 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COH AAA 22 2 44.7 3.92 112 .216 .249 .324 .380 .251 .282 101 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2013 SAC AAA 7 1 12.3 3.20 137 .218 .264 .331 .382 .261 .225 105 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2014 SAC AAA 18 0 25.7 5.76 80 .315 .282 .350 .438 .271 .405 93 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 SLC AAA 15 1 17.0 4.21 125 .289 .279 .348 .431 .272 .447 110 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 MAR Rk 4 2 0 12 8 38.0 27 21 49 2 0% .000 6.4 5.0 0.5 11.6 1.26 3.79 0.0 0.0
2002 MAR Rk 4 1 0 13 13 67.7 46 27 60 5 0% .220 6.1 3.6 0.7 8.0 1.08 2.39 0.0 0.0
2002 LEX A 0 1 0 1 1 3.0 6 0 2 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 2.00 6.00 0.0 0.0
2003 Ori Wnt 4 1 0 7 7 38.3 24 8 46 3 0% .000 5.6 1.9 0.7 10.8 0.84 1.88 0.0 0.0
2003 LEX A 14 9 0 28 28 150.3 133 65 144 10 0% .294 8.0 3.9 0.6 8.6 1.32 3.65 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 2 0 0 3 3 17.3 12 8 17 0 0% .267 6.2 4.2 0.0 8.8 1.16 1.56 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 10 6 0 24 24 149.0 136 40 117 9 0% .286 8.2 2.4 0.5 7.1 1.18 2.96 0.0 0.0
2005 CCH AA 4 3 0 14 14 85.0 62 29 96 7 0% -.407 6.6 3.1 0.7 10.2 1.07 2.65 0.0 0.0
2005 ROU AAA 4 4 0 13 13 82.0 92 33 75 10 0% -.667 10.1 3.6 1.1 8.2 1.52 4.83 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 0 0 2 4 0 5.1 2 0 7 0 50% .167 3.5 0.0 0.0 12.4 0.39 0.00 2.3 0.2
2006 HOU MLB 3 3 0 40 11 96.3 87 41 70 18 42% .246 8.1 3.8 1.7 6.5 1.33 4.20 -6.0 -0.7
2007 ROU AAA 1 3 0 5 5 21.7 30 15 13 1 30% .387 12.4 6.2 0.4 5.4 2.07 6.22 4.1 0.3
2008 ROU AAA 2 5 6 36 7 72.3 87 27 63 13 40% .332 10.8 3.4 1.6 7.8 1.58 5.73 5.6 0.5
2008 HOU MLB 0 1 0 11 0 10.7 17 2 12 2 31% .455 14.3 1.7 1.7 10.1 1.78 8.44 0.6 0.1
2009 ORI Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 0 4 0 0% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 BIN AA 0 1 0 5 4 18.3 16 6 19 1 41% .312 7.9 3.0 0.5 9.3 1.20 4.92 2.1 0.2
2009 BUF AAA 3 0 0 4 4 24.3 18 10 23 2 43% .254 6.7 3.7 0.7 8.5 1.15 3.70 1.9 0.2
2009 NYN MLB 3 3 0 8 7 36.7 36 19 23 4 37% .281 8.8 4.7 1.0 5.6 1.50 2.95 3.0 0.3
2010 BUF AAA 2 1 0 8 8 40.0 49 13 31 3 40% .357 11.0 2.9 0.7 7.0 1.55 5.62 2.3 0.2
2010 MAG Wnt 0 1 0 4 3 15.7 17 2 10 1 0% .327 9.7 1.1 0.6 5.7 1.21 2.87 0.0 0.0
2010 NYN MLB 2 4 0 40 1 42.0 37 22 38 10 39% .241 7.9 4.7 2.1 8.1 1.40 6.00 -8.7 -0.9
2011 OKL AAA 1 2 0 3 3 15.3 27 5 17 0 33% .500 15.8 2.9 0.0 10.0 2.09 7.63 6.5 0.6
2012 MAG Wnt 0 1 0 3 2 7.3 8 6 9 0 0% .400 9.8 7.4 0.0 11.0 1.91 7.36 0.0 0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 7 9 0 25 24 119.3 162 38 107 19 45% .368 12.2 2.9 1.4 8.1 1.68 5.96 13.4 1.3
2013 COH AAA 5 3 0 22 2 44.7 34 12 55 5 38% .282 6.9 2.4 1.0 11.1 1.03 1.81 8.1 0.8
2013 SAC AAA 1 0 0 7 1 12.3 9 2 9 0 42% .225 6.6 1.5 0.0 6.6 0.89 2.19 2.4 0.2
2014 SAC AAA 2 1 3 18 0 25.7 38 14 24 4 40% .405 13.3 4.9 1.4 8.4 2.03 7.01 -0.6 -0.1
2014 SLC AAA 0 2 0 15 1 17.0 21 12 22 0 43% .447 11.1 6.4 0.0 11.6 1.94 5.29 4.3 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 194 0.5052 0.4948 0.7396 0.7143 0.2708 0.8429 0.4615 0.2500
2009 620 0.5210 0.4435 0.8982 0.6502 0.2189 0.9333 0.7846 0.0982
2010 744 0.5013 0.4409 0.7957 0.6247 0.2561 0.8369 0.6947 0.2043
Career15580.50960.44860.82950.6460.24310.8760.70140.1678

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-24 - Minors - - Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2013-05-30 2013-07-02 Minors 33 0 Left Abdomen Strain -
2009-07-20 2009-10-05 60-DL 77 71 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2007-04-28 2007-09-04 Minors 129 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-04-28
2006-08-20 2006-09-06 15-DL 17 15 Right Elbow Hyperextension -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CLE $
2012 LAN $
2011 HOU $
2010 NYN $414,000
2009 NYN $414,000
2006 HOU $327,000
2005 NYN $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,471,000
4 yrTotal$1,471,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 107 dOctagon1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 6/13/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/30/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cleveland 4/21/13. DFA by Cleveland 4/22/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/24/13. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Cleveland 8/4/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/12/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/1/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Pittsburgh 3/22/11. Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/24/11 (minor-league contract). Signed by Doosan Bears of South Korea 5/11.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10. DFA by NY Mets 7/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2009). Re-signed by Houston 2/20/09. Claimed by NY Mets off waivers from Houston 3/14/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Mets 4/2/09. Contract purchased by Mets 6/5/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Houston 2/28/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed 2/05 (split contract).
  • Signed 1999 as amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 4.2 3.3 0.8 28 10 73.8 62 23 60 8 .259 1.15 3.29 3.57 11.0 1.1
80o 3.7 3.2 0.7 26 10 67.6 61 22 55 8 .272 1.23 3.68 4 6.5 0.7
70o 3.4 3.1 0.7 24 9 63.2 60 22 51 8 .282 1.30 3.97 4.31 3.7 0.4
60o 3.1 3 0.6 23 8 59.6 59 22 48 7 .291 1.35 4.22 4.59 1.6 0.2
50o 2.9 2.9 0.6 22 8 56.2 58 21 45 7 .299 1.40 4.46 4.85 -0.2 -0.0
40o 2.7 2.8 0.5 20 8 53.0 57 21 43 7 .307 1.46 4.70 5.11 -1.7 -0.2
30o 2.4 2.7 0.5 19 7 49.5 55 20 40 7 .316 1.52 4.96 5.39 -3.1 -0.3
20o 2.1 2.6 0.4 17 6 45.6 53 19 37 7 .326 1.59 5.27 5.73 -4.5 -0.5
10o 1.8 2.4 0.3 15 6 40.4 50 18 33 6 .340 1.70 5.72 6.22 -6.1 -0.6
Weighted Mean2.92.90.621855.65721457.2971.394.434.810.10.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 16% 6% 16% 29%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015326615116139143511111940.2971.394.504.899.23.37.21.2-0.1
201633551451412212744931740.2951.414.605.009.43.36.91.3-0.2
201734551411211111340871540.2941.384.424.819.23.37.11.20.1
201835541381210410637811440.2941.384.394.779.23.27.01.20.1
2019364413611979835751340.2931.374.344.729.13.27.01.20.1
2020374413410929433701240.2921.394.364.739.23.26.91.20.1
2021384413210889032651140.2921.394.374.759.23.36.71.10.1
202239431319848631631140.2911.394.314.699.23.36.81.20.2
202340431319848531611040.2901.394.304.679.13.36.61.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
2 86 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
3 84 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
4 83 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
5 83 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
6 82 Michael O'Connor 2012 0.00 DNP
7 82 Matt Yourkin 2013 0.00 DNP
8 82 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
9 81 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
10 81 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
11 81 Scott Richmond 2011 0.00
12 81 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
13 81 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
14 80 Kris Wilson 2008 0.00 DNP
15 80 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
16 80 Matt Kinney 2008 0.00 DNP
17 80 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
18 79 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
19 79 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
20 79 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
21 79 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
22 78 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
23 78 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
24 78 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
25 78 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
26 78 Ryan Jensen 2007 0.00 DNP
27 78 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
28 77 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
29 77 Rob Bell 2008 0.00 DNP
30 77 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
31 77 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
32 77 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
33 77 Jerome Williams 2013 4.94
34 77 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
35 77 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
36 77 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
37 77 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
38 76 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
39 76 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
40 76 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
41 76 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
42 76 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
43 76 Runelvys Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
44 76 Casey Daigle 2012 0.00 DNP
45 76 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
46 75 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
47 75 Bruce Chen 2008 0.00 DNP
48 75 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
49 75 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
50 75 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
51 75 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
52 75 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
53 75 Tim Redding 2009 5.40
54 75 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
55 74 Ed Yarnall 2007 0.00 DNP
56 74 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
57 74 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
58 74 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
59 74 Oliver Perez 2013 3.91
60 74 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
61 74 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
62 73 Chris Waters 2012 0.00 DNP
63 73 Tommy Hottovy 2013 0.00 DNP
64 73 Joshua Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
65 73 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
66 73 Gary Knotts 2008 0.00 DNP
67 73 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
68 73 Brandon Backe 2009 10.38
69 73 Ian Ostlund 2010 0.00 DNP
70 73 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
71 73 Brandon Emanuel 2007 0.00 DNP
72 72 Brandon Duckworth 2007 5.79
73 72 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
74 72 Nate Field 2007 27.00
75 72 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
76 72 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
77 72 Dustin Moseley 2013 0.00 DNP
78 72 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
79 72 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
80 72 Matt Blank 2007 0.00 DNP
81 72 Scott Elarton 2007 10.70
82 72 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
83 71 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
84 71 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
85 71 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
86 71 Justin Miller 2009 3.18
87 71 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
88 71 Jae Weong Seo 2008 0.00 DNP
89 71 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
90 71 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
91 71 Chris Rojas 2008 0.00 DNP
92 71 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
93 71 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
94 71 Randy Wolf 2008 4.73
95 71 Nic Ungs 2011 0.00 DNP
96 71 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
97 71 Josh Towers 2008 0.00 DNP
98 71 Dave Giusti 1971 3.24
99 71 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
100 71 Claudio Vargas 2009 1.74

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Fernando Nieve has spent 12 pro seasons trying to carve out a career, but he's only managed a few big-league cups of coffee, and the hill only gets steeper to climb from here.
2011 A team can become too attached to freely available talent that outperforms its humble origins, and the Mets' misplaced affection for Fernando Nieve is a prime example. The Mets paid for their limerence last season with 10 homers and 20 unintentional walks over 42 innings. Moving to Pittsburgh won't improve Neive's numbers unless the Pirates demote him to Triple-A, although Double-A might be a better fit.
2010 Once a top prospect for Houston, Nieve never developed as expected, in part due to injuries ranging from a deviated septum to Tommy John surgery, and the Mets picked him up off waivers in the spring. He acquitted himself well, delivering quality starts in his first three trips in the rotation, but that excited Mets fans a bit too much, but in their defense they were looking for anything to be excited about. He scuffled some after that run, and then on July 19, as if he was succumbing to peer pressure, he tore his right quad and missed the rest of the season. Nieve does have a good fastball, at least in terms of velocity, as he parks it at 92-93 mph while touching 95, but he's a fly-baller who lives in the upper half of the zone, thus his 24 home runs allowed in 143 2/3 big-league innings. He'll got a shot at some kind of role this spring, but nothing is guaranteed.
2009 Nieve missed most of 2007 following Tommy John surgery, and last year was diagnosed with a deviated septum that caused breathing problems. A hard thrower with a fastball that reaches the mid-90s, the Astros decided that he'd follow his nose to the pen. Nieve struggled through most of the season, pummeled at Houston in a May callup (18.00 ERA) and in Round Rock (6.79 ERA in mid-July). Something changed about then; he started getting a lot more grounders, finished at Triple-A with a 3.05 ERA over the last six weeks, and contributed a 4.70 to Houston in September. Left-handed hitters went 7-for-11 off of him in the majors, too small a sample to be truly frightening, yet a decisive enough pounding to provoke worries that something in his approach to them is fatally faulty.
2008 Fernando Nieve just missed making the Opening Day roster, then blew out his elbow a month later in Triple-A. He'll be coming back from Tommy John surgery this year.
2007 Briefly plugged into the rotation in the wake of the disaster that befell Backe and the disasters called Wandy and Buchholz, Nieve remains a genuine prospect. His slider rates with the best in the organization, and his heater tops 90 MPH, but he`s lost some of his dominance since hurting his elbow in 2004. He`ll have to stay healthy and develop a changeup to combat opinions that he`s better-suited for relief work.
2006 One of the few things the Astros can point to with pride as far as their player development program is their comprehensive scouting of Venezuela. For that, credit Andres Reiner. Nieve is the current star pupil, a hurler with mid-90s velocity and a good slider. He needs to work on his other stuff and acquire the moxie to mix speeds if he`s going to stay in the rotation. If he can`t, there`s room in the pen for him to become a Dotel-like setup man.
2005 Nieve is a Venezuelan righty whose money pitch is a low-90s fastball that he keeps down in the zone. The three good starts at Round Rock help to mitigate the concern over the drop in his strikeout rate at Salem, which may be more about him getting groundball outs than a real dip. Astacio's live arm gets more play, but Nieve's future could be just as bright.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, The Mets have lost three road games in the last five days in their opponents' last at-bat, while K-Rod only got work in mop-up duty on Saturday in a 6-1 win. Manuel says he's not wavering from his belief in the "no closer in tie games on the road" mentality, but we're falling out of wild card race on the backs of Ollie Perez and Fernando Nieve. What did we do to deserve this?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
While last night, as an example, TLR let Ryan Franklin work the 9th and 10th on the road in a tie game. And hey presto, they won! Meanwhile, Carlos Marmol pitched only the 9th and gave way to the immortal Brian Schlitter (whose one-line comment in the 2009 BP Annual is one of my all-time faves), who worked two innings and took the loss. I hate, just hate, stuff like that.

What did you do to deserve this? You chose the wrong hometown team to root for, I guess (something I, too, am guilty of). (Ken Funck)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Fernando Nieve threw 1,643 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph) and Slider (85mph).