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Laynce Nix RFPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .228 8 26 30 1 .239 0.3
Birth Date10-30-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age35 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22012
-0.72013
2014
2015
0.32016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 TEX 22 53 195 184 25 47 10 0 8 81 9 53 0 1 1 30 3 0 .255 .289 .440 .235 1.3 3.6 0.5
2004 TEX 23 115 400 371 58 92 20 4 14 162 23 113 2 3 1 46 1 1 .248 .293 .437 .241 4.2 -11.0 -0.7
2005 TEX 24 63 240 229 28 55 12 3 6 91 9 45 0 2 0 32 2 0 .240 .267 .397 .230 1.2 1.7 0.3
2006 MIL 25 10 36 35 2 8 1 0 1 12 0 11 1 0 0 6 0 0 .229 .250 .343 .196 -1.4 0.5 -0.1
2006 TEX 25 9 34 32 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 17 1 1 0 4 0 0 .094 .118 .125 .105 -4.5 2.8 -0.2
2007 MIL 26 10 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .062 -2.3 0.2 -0.2
2008 MIL 27 10 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .065 -2.4 -0.1 -0.2
2009 CIN 28 116 337 309 42 74 26 1 15 147 22 81 2 4 0 46 0 1 .239 .291 .476 .268 12.3 -3.6 0.9
2010 CIN 29 97 182 165 16 48 11 2 4 75 15 39 0 0 2 18 0 1 .291 .350 .455 .282 8.0 3.7 1.2
2011 WAS 30 124 351 324 38 81 15 1 16 146 23 82 1 3 0 44 2 2 .250 .299 .451 .282 12.8 0.7 1.4
2012 PHI 31 70 127 114 13 28 10 0 3 47 12 42 0 1 0 16 0 0 .246 .315 .412 .267 1.9 -0.2 0.2
2013 PHI 32 81 136 128 11 23 4 0 2 33 8 44 0 0 0 7 1 0 .180 .228 .258 .182 -6.9 0.3 -0.7
Career758206319152354601101169799122534715424995.240.286.417.24724.2-1.42.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2001 SAV A 104 452 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PCH A+ 9 38 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .458 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PCH A+ 137 599 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 53 195 .235 .258 .322 .411 .000 .315 109 -5.2 5.3 -1.1 3.6 2.4 1.3 0.5 1.3 0.5
2003 FRI AA 87 375 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 115 400 .241 .267 .333 .428 .000 .316 110 -8.3 11.9 1 -11.0 -0.4 4.2 -0.7 4.2 -0.7
2004 FRI AA 7 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .438 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 63 240 .230 .268 .330 .423 .000 .272 108 -7.6 6.9 0.6 1.7 1.3 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
2005 OKL AAA 10 45 .335 .270 .341 .435 .000 .333 90 1.6 0.6 0.1 -1.3 0.1 2.3 0.1 2.3 0.1
2006 MIL MLB 10 36 .196 .252 .320 .397 .000 .304 94 -2.6 1.1 0.1 0.5 -0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2006 TEX MLB 9 34 .105 .258 .320 .413 .000 .188 105 -5.9 1.0 0.1 2.8 0.2 -4.5 -0.2 -4.5 -0.2
2006 NAS AAA 18 73 .398 .279 .350 .424 .000 .488 103 9.7 1.9 -0.3 -1.8 -0.6 10.8 0.9 10.8 0.9
2006 OKL AAA 77 314 .251 .268 .336 .408 .000 .335 95 -2.8 8.7 -1.1 -4.2 -0.9 3.9 -0.0 3.9 -0.0
2007 MIL MLB 10 12 .062 .278 .344 .430 .000 .000 104 -2.6 0.4 0 0.2 0.0 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2007 HUN AA 4 12 .362 .265 .341 .395 .000 .375 93 1.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
2007 NAS AAA 95 386 .288 .275 .342 .433 .000 .315 98 12.3 12.0 -0.9 2.8 -0.7 22.8 2.5 22.8 2.5
2008 MIL MLB 10 13 .065 .250 .332 .391 .000 .111 91 -2.7 0.4 0 -0.1 -0.0 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2008 NAS AAA 103 420 .288 .275 .345 .439 .000 .316 102 13.4 12.9 -2.3 -2.3 0.0 24.1 2.1 24.1 2.1
2009 CIN MLB 116 337 .268 .260 .332 .415 .000 .272 95 2.8 9.7 -2 -3.6 1.8 12.3 0.9 12.3 0.9
2010 CIN MLB 97 182 .282 .249 .318 .386 .000 .361 96 4 5.0 -0.9 3.7 -0.1 8.0 1.2 8.0 1.2
2011 WAS MLB 124 351 .282 .251 .311 .390 .000 .284 97 7.4 9.5 -2.5 0.7 -1.6 12.8 1.4 12.8 1.4
2012 PHI MLB 70 127 .267 .248 .312 .386 .000 .357 100 0.8 3.5 -1 -0.2 -1.4 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2012 CLR A+ 6 20 .301 .280 .344 .428 .000 .231 109 0.9 0.6 -0.4 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 LEH AAA 2 9 .221 .265 .315 .416 .000 .400 94 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 81 136 .182 .249 .308 .385 .000 .256 103 -10.2 3.6 -0.8 0.3 0.6 -6.9 -0.7 -6.9 -0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 PCH A+ 38 4 11 3 1 0 2 1 13 0 0 .297 .316 .432 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAV A 452 50 113 26 8 8 59 37 94 9 6 .278 .340 .440 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PCH A+ 599 86 146 27 3 21 110 72 105 17 1 .285 .380 .473 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRI AA 375 52 95 23 0 15 63 34 68 9 2 .284 .350 .487 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 195 25 47 10 0 8 30 9 53 3 0 .255 .289 .440 .185 .235 1.3 3.6 0.5
2004 FRI AA 27 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 10 0 1 .269 .296 .308 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 400 58 92 20 4 14 46 23 113 1 1 .248 .293 .437 .189 .241 4.2 -11.0 -0.7
2005 TEX MLB 240 28 55 12 3 6 32 9 45 2 0 .240 .267 .397 .157 .230 1.2 1.7 0.3
2005 OKL AAA 45 8 12 1 1 3 6 9 6 0 1 .333 .467 .667 .333 .335 2.3 -1.3 0.1
2006 NAS AAA 73 16 28 5 1 7 13 4 18 0 0 .412 .452 .824 .412 .398 10.8 -1.8 0.9
2006 OKL AAA 314 39 77 14 1 10 55 18 77 4 1 .269 .325 .430 .161 .251 3.9 -4.2 -0.0
2006 TEX MLB 34 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 17 0 0 .094 .118 .125 .031 .105 -4.5 2.8 -0.2
2006 MIL MLB 36 2 8 1 0 1 6 0 11 0 0 .229 .250 .343 .114 .196 -1.4 0.5 -0.1
2007 NAS AAA 386 60 93 20 1 24 74 31 104 5 0 .268 .333 .539 .271 .288 22.8 2.8 2.5
2007 MIL MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .062 -2.3 0.2 -0.2
2007 HUN AA 12 2 4 1 0 1 6 1 2 0 0 .364 .417 .727 .364 .362 1.6 -0.2 0.1
2008 NAS AAA 420 63 108 22 3 23 60 36 88 5 3 .284 .349 .539 .255 .288 24.1 -2.3 2.1
2008 MIL MLB 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 .065 -2.4 -0.1 -0.2
2009 CIN MLB 337 42 74 26 1 15 46 22 81 0 1 .239 .291 .476 .236 .268 12.3 -3.6 0.9
2010 CIN MLB 182 16 48 11 2 4 18 15 39 0 1 .291 .350 .455 .164 .282 8.0 3.7 1.2
2011 WAS MLB 351 38 81 15 1 16 44 23 82 2 2 .250 .299 .451 .201 .282 12.8 0.7 1.4
2012 CLR A+ 20 1 4 2 0 1 4 4 2 0 0 .250 .400 .562 .312 .301 1.1 0.1 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 127 13 28 10 0 3 16 12 42 0 0 .246 .315 .412 .167 .267 1.9 -0.2 0.2
2012 LEH AAA 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .221 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 136 11 23 4 0 2 7 8 44 1 0 .180 .228 .258 .078 .182 -6.9 0.3 -0.7

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 39 0.5385 0.4872 0.7895 0.6667 0.2778 0.9286 0.4000 0.2105 16 -0.000412
2009 1209 0.4715 0.5021 0.7710 0.6561 0.3646 0.8556 0.6352 0.2290 459 0.003897
2010 592 0.5152 0.5051 0.7559 0.6492 0.3519 0.8586 0.5545 0.2441 231 -0.001178
2011 1191 0.4492 0.5231 0.7448 0.6598 0.4116 0.8527 0.6037 0.2552 440 -0.000951
2012 496 0.4435 0.4899 0.7078 0.6000 0.4022 0.8712 0.5135 0.2922 200 0.002736
2013 538 0.4740 0.5167 0.7122 0.6549 0.3922 0.8024 0.5766 0.2878 209 0.003097
Career40650.46890.5090.74580.64930.38390.85080.58940.2542351.28880.0014

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-10 2012-07-22 15-DL 73 63 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-05-08 2012-05-09 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-03-13 2012-03-19 Camp 6 0 - Trunk Contusion Ribs - -
2012-02-29 2012-02-29 Camp 0 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2011-09-02 2011-09-08 DTD 6 5 Right Groin Strain - -
2011-08-08 2011-08-10 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness Flu -
2011-08-06 2011-08-07 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2011-06-29 2011-07-01 DTD 2 1 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2011-06-22 2011-06-23 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2010-08-26 2010-09-18 15-DL 23 21 Left Ankle Sprain -
2010-08-24 2010-08-25 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-11 2010-05-18 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2010-04-15 2010-04-21 DTD 6 5 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-03-06 2010-03-08 Camp 2 0 Right Forearm Laceration -
2009-08-31 2009-09-15 15-DL 15 15 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2009-07-23 2009-07-26 DTD 3 2 Low Back Soreness -
2007-03-23 2007-05-15 15-DL 53 38 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-03-13 2007-03-23 Camp 10 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-09-05 2006-10-01 15-DL 26 23 Left Surgery Turf Toe 2006-09-15
2005-07-15 2005-10-02 60-DL 79 74 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2005-07-27
2005-05-05 2005-05-07 DTD 2 1 Neck Stiffness -
2004-06-14 2004-07-10 15-DL 26 24 Right Shoulder Sprain -
2004-04-30 2004-05-04 DTD 4 4 Left Foot Inflammation Sesmoid Bone -
2004-03-05 2004-03-06 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2003-09-23 2003-09-28 DTD 5 4 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PHI $1,350,000
2012 PHI $1,150,000
2011 WAS $700,000
2007 MIL $390,000
2006 TEX $345,260
2005 TEX $316,000
2004 TEX $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$4,551,260
7 yrTotal$4,551,260

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 33 dCAA Sports2 years/$2.5M (2012-13)

Details
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2012-13). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11. 12:$1.15M, 13:$1.35M. Performance bonuses. DFA by Philadelphia 8/6/13. Released by Philadelphia 8/12/13.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2011). Signed as a free agent by Washington 2/3/11 (minor-league contract). $0.7M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Washington 3/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed as a free agent by Cincinnati 12/18/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/5/10. Refused outright assignment by Cincinnati 11/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2009). Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati 12/08 (minor-league contract, $0.6M in majors). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 300, 350 PAs. $0.1M each for 400, 450 PAs. $0.2M for 500 PAs. Contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/5/09. Sent outright to AAA by Cincinnati 11/09.
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee (minor-league contract) 1/4/08. Contract purchased by Milwaukee 8/13/08. DFA 9/9/08.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2007)
  • 1 year/$345,260 (2006)
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 318 40 79 16 1 12 42 27 82 2 0 .274 .337 .462 .284 14.6 RF 2, LF 0 1.7
80o 295 35 70 14 1 11 37 24 78 2 0 .258 .319 .435 .268 9.2 RF 1, LF 0 1.1
70o 278 32 64 13 1 10 34 21 75 1 0 .247 .306 .416 .258 5.7 RF 1, LF 0 0.8
60o 264 29 58 12 1 9 31 20 72 1 0 .237 .295 .400 .248 3.1 RF 1, LF 0 0.5
50o 250 27 53 11 1 8 29 18 69 1 0 .228 .285 .384 .240 0.8 RF 1, LF 0 0.2
40o 236 24 47 10 0 7 26 16 67 1 0 .220 .274 .369 .231 -1.3 RF 1, LF 0 0.0
30o 222 22 43 9 0 7 24 15 63 1 0 .210 .263 .353 .222 -3.2 RF 1, LF 0 -0.2
20o 205 19 38 8 0 6 21 13 60 1 0 .199 .251 .334 .211 -5.1 RF 1, LF 0 -0.5
10o 182 16 31 6 0 5 18 11 54 1 0 .184 .233 .309 .196 -7.2 RF 1, LF 0 -0.7
Weighted Mean2572855111830197110.233.290.392.2441.9RF 1, LF 00.3

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/27/2016 09:36 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 22% 15% 20% 90%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20173621524449072416611.222.281.370.2400.20.7-0.4-0.15.3-4.11.0
20183716819347051913470.221.281.369.2390.10.2-0.4-0.14.2-3.40.8
2019381031120403117290.221.276.368.2380.1-0.0-0.2-0.12.5-2.30.5
2020391121221403128320.217.272.359.233-0.0-0.6-0.3-0.12.8-2.90.5
2021407681530285220.217.272.355.231-0.0-0.6-0.2-0.11.9-2.10.4
2022417081430275200.215.270.352.230-0.0-0.7-0.2-0.11.7-2.10.3
2023426471220274180.213.267.344.226-0.1-0.9-0.2-0.11.6-2.10.3
2024436571220274190.211.265.336.223-0.1-1.1-0.2-0.21.6-2.40.3
2025446471220264190.210.264.335.222-0.1-1.2-0.2-0.21.6-2.40.3

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
10.97.83.63.2out of baseball0.425.5

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 To paraphrase Jay Sherman from The Critic, "he stinks." Nix, signed by the Phillies before the 2012 season to be an effective bat off the bench, hit .180 with a .486 OPS before being released in early August. He struck out at a Ryan Howard clip (32 percent), drew very few walks (6 percent) and had almost no power (.078 ISO). Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels nearly out-hit him. Though GM Ruben Amaro had signed him to an ill-advised two-year deal, it meant relatively little in the big picture, so the Phillies will simply dust themselves off and go back to the drawing board when they look for a new left-handed bat off the bench.
2013 Perhaps Nix could be Mayberry’s platoon partner. Nix has developed into a worthwhile league-average part-timer outfielder against right-handers over the last four years, bringing some useful power for an average of about 250 plate appearances per year. Last year was his least productively offensively, but it was also his smallest sample. Teams have learned how to deploy Nix. It's just a matter of finding his platoon partner—and Mayberry seems like an excellent candidate.
2012 The good news is that Nix is another solid power bat off the bench. The bad is news is that he’s just as left-handed as the Phillies’ other lefty bench options, most notably Jim Thome and Jack Cust. Nix was able to hack it as a platoon starter on the second-division Nationals, but he and his .288 career on-base percentage leave a lot of outs in the middle of the lineup. The Phillies managed to be about league average in that department last year, but 300 plate appearances of Laynce Nix might hurt their chances for a repeat.
2011 Nix should never be allowed to attempt to hit left-handed pitching. Like most of his previous employers, the Reds received that memo and weren’t tempted to dismiss it despite the outfielder’s small-sample 5-for-16 “breakout” against southpaws last season. Overall, his offensive production can’t be described as much more than adequate for a corner bat, given that NL left fielders batted .267/.337/.434 as a group, and most of them didn’t get to hit in Great American Ball Park or hog a roster spot in exchange for under 200 platoon-advantaged plate appearances. Nix is a major defensive asset in left, which helped the Reds reduce the fallout from Jonny Gomes’ radioactive glove. In fact, that Gomes was ever allowed to start over Nix against a righty makes about as much sense as a Charlie Kaufman screenplay.
2010 Another member of the Reds “Power, but...” team, Nix played in just 39 major-league games from 2006 to 2008 after falling out of favor in Texas. Like his compadres in the Queen City, he won’t walk, doesn’t hit for average, and can’t touch same-handed pitching (.179/.220/.263 against lefties in his big-league career, albeit in just 166 PAs), but he’s a valuable defender capable of making positive contributions in all three pastures. So why was Nix designated for assignment instead of his short-sided platoon partner, Gomes? These are the mysteries of Cincinnati Reds baseball.
2009 Bypassed during Cameron’s suspension, Laynce Nix was consigned to Nashville for almost the entire season, where he demonstrated his usual blend—some power, but only a dash of plate discipline, contact woes aplenty, and defense that may be slipping.
2008 After missing the first six weeks of the 2007 season with an oblique strain, Laynce Nix hit for plenty of power at Nashville, but continued to show the lackluster plate discipline that has limited him to the Quadruple-A realm. He also comes up six points shy of "Callix Crabbe" as a Scrabble score.
2007 Nix didn`t play past September 4 after succumbing to turf toe and undergoing surgery. He claimed the toe had been bothering him for two years, which was probably meant to help explain his stalled development; the problem is that he`s been stagnating for four years, not just two. He is what he is at this point, but he has a shot at winning the center field job, if only because the team might mistake spring performance for a less likely turnaround.
2006 Nix`s 2004 shoulder injury finally required surgery, shutting him down in late July. His performance in the majors has been terrible, but that`s not necessarily a reflection of his talent. He was rushed in 2003, and while it`s up for debate whether skipping levels inhibits development, hitting with a bum shoulder for over a year wasn`t going to help. At this point, there`s still room for optimism, but he`ll have to stay healthy, recover the plate discipline he showed in the minors and demonstrate some ability to hit lefties to be a regular. It`s a tall order.
2005 Didn't perform well, and suffered a shoulder injury mid-season. Like most of the Ranger regulars, Nix's production wasn't good in the second half. Unfortunately, he was also bad in the first half. He was completely lost against lefties, hitting only .176 against them. Since the Rangers were nominally in the hunt, Nix's playing time slowly went away, as Showalter had to try a run for the pennant. Nix's future isn't certain; he's still a prospect to be a very good ballplayer, but with the acquisition of Hidalgo, there's a potentially packed outfield situation which could cut his PT dramatically.
2004 Did the Rangers rush Nix by giving him a starting major league job just a half year out of Single-A? We doubt it. We don't know of any evidence that shows how putting a young player in the majors before he's dominated the high minors stunts his development. In fact, as you can see from the translated statistics above. Nix actually hit better in Arlington than at Double-A Frisco, although it's worth noting that he faced almost no lefthanded pitching there. His power is outstand ing for a 22-year-old. Now he just needs to get back some control of the strike zone; his 6:1 K:BB ratio was secondworst in the AL (minimum 150 PAs). He's really stretched in center field, but even as a corner outfielder, he'll be a good one.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of course, with Jocketty now in cincy, does that change your answer?
(mike from chicago)
Whoops. Sorry about that. I still call it "Shea," too, and often talk about Yankee prospects at Columbus.

I wouldn't trade for a 3B. The guy you get might be a win better than Encarnacion over three months, and he could just as easily be two wins' worse. Maybe that's being optimistic about a disappointing player. The Reds would be better served looking for an OBP source in the outfield, where Willy Taveras and Laynce Nix are killing them. (Is Taveras still trying to steal 100 bases? He has some ground to make up.) (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jay, wondering if you think there's any chance Laynce Nix turns into a serviceable 4th of?
(doughowgate from Boston)
Man, this one is out of left field. I'd say the chances are slim to none. Nix has gotten just 91 at-bats over the last three years, his Age 25-27 seasons, and has 12 hits, just three for extra bases. His career line is now .235/.272/.401. he's got a bit of pop and can play defense but his plate disicpline is atrocious (6-to-1 K/BB ratio).

The Brewers view him as organizational fodder, and quite rightly I think. He's a warm body to stick out there for a day or two until a more sufficient reserve can be located. (Jay Jaffe)


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