Biographical

Portrait of Lance Niekro

Lance Niekro 1BGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 535 .246 .288 .421 .243 0.2
Birth Date1-29-1979
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 SFN 24 5 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .198 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2005 SFN 26 113 302 278 32 70 16 3 12 128 17 53 2 5 0 46 0 2 .252 .295 .460 .257 3.1 1.4 0.5
2006 SFN 27 66 210 199 27 49 9 2 5 77 11 32 0 0 0 31 0 0 .246 .286 .387 .233 -2.1 2.9 0.1
2007 SFN 28 11 18 17 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .135 -3.1 -0.1 -0.3
Career195535499611232651721029912507902.246.288.421.243-2.44.10.2

Advanced

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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
2000 SLO A- 0 211 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .398 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SJO A+ 42 171 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SHV AA 79 310 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB 5 5 .198 .236 .303 .420 .249 .250 97 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2003 FRE AAA 98 405 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 15 64 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 67 258 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 113 302 .257 .265 .327 .422 .260 .266 98 -1.1 8.7 -4.7 1.4 -0.8 3.1 0.5 3.1 0.5
2005 FRE AAA 1 4 .174 .240 .289 .348 .216 .333 85 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 SFN MLB 66 210 .233 .268 .331 .427 .262 .272 91 -6.3 6.3 -3.9 2.9 2.0 -2.1 0.1 -2.1 0.1
2006 FRE AAA 36 152 .363 .271 .340 .420 .268 .299 100 15.8 4.2 -2.7 0.9 -0.6 16.9 1.8 16.9 1.8
2007 SFN MLB 11 18 .135 .250 .314 .376 .242 .250 96 -2.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.9 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2007 FRE AAA 47 158 .276 .280 .342 .441 .262 .358 105 2.8 4.7 -2.8 -0.1 -1.4 2.9 0.3 3.1 0.3
2008 ROU AAA 17 58 .222 .258 .329 .418 .253 .227 102 -2.5 1.8 -1.1 0.6 -1.0 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1

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
2000 SLO A- 211 27 71 14 4 5 44 11 25 2 0 .362 .408 .551 .189 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SJO A+ 171 18 47 11 0 3 34 4 14 4 2 .288 .305 .411 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SHV AA 310 33 92 20 1 4 34 7 32 0 2 .310 .329 .424 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRE AAA 405 43 115 15 2 4 41 19 39 3 3 .302 .336 .383 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 .198 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2004 FRE AAA 258 42 72 21 4 12 47 14 32 1 1 .298 .339 .566 .269 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 64 13 19 7 1 1 14 2 5 0 0 .311 .333 .508 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 302 32 70 16 3 12 46 17 53 0 2 .252 .295 .460 .209 .257 3.1 1.4 0.5
2005 FRE AAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .174 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0
2006 FRE AAA 152 27 46 7 0 14 34 7 23 0 0 .319 .351 .660 .340 .363 16.9 0.9 1.8
2006 SFN MLB 210 27 49 9 2 5 31 11 32 0 0 .246 .286 .387 .141 .233 -2.1 2.9 0.1
2007 FRE AAA 158 21 43 8 2 5 20 12 32 0 1 .301 .359 .490 .189 .276 3.1 -0.1 0.3
2007 SFN MLB 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .000 .135 -3.1 -0.1 -0.3
2008 ROU AAA 58 5 11 2 0 1 2 6 7 1 0 .212 .293 .308 .096 .222 -2.0 0.6 -0.1

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-06-12 2006-06-28 15-DL 16 13 Right Groin Strain -
2006-05-15 2006-05-30 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2004-03-26 2004-04-10 15-DL 15 4 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 SFN $390,000
2006 SFN $345,000
2004 ATL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,035,000
3 yrTotal$1,035,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 38 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SF 2/08 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 5/9/07
  • re-signed 3/07, 1 year/$0.39M (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 7/06 recalled 6/06 re-signed 3/06, 1 year/$0.345M (06)
  • recalled 4/05 optioned to Triple-A 4/05 re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$M (05) 1 year/$0.3M (04) recalled 9/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 40-m 11/02

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BP Articles

Lance Niekro is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Baseball Bloodlines ProjectSam Miller2014-06-04
Testing the Dewan Rule: Can Spring Training Slugging Really Predict Breakouts?Ben Lindbergh2013-04-02
Testing the Dewan Rule: Can Spring Training Slugging Really Predict Breakouts?Jon Shepherd2013-04-02
Prospectus Hit and Run: Wake of the QuakeJay Jaffe2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: July 22Kevin Goldstein2009-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Hesitations, Retractions, and RebuttalsJohn Perrotto2008-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Cramped QuartersJay Jaffe2008-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves from the Week that WasChristina Kahrl2008-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-10
No Rebuilding in the Bay: The 2007 GiantsJohn Perrotto2007-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the WestsChristina Kahrl2007-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL WestKevin Goldstein2006-08-15
Prospectus Hit List: July 25Marc Normandin2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 13-16Christina Kahrl2006-07-17
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 9Jay Jaffe2006-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 27-29Christina Kahrl2006-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 30-31Christina Kahrl2006-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Memorial Day EditionWill Carroll2006-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Load-Bearing UnitsJim Baker2006-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: It's Friday, So It Must Be...Joe Sheehan2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
Prospectus Hit List: Preseason EditionJay Jaffe2006-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: San Francisco GiantsWill Carroll2006-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: San Francisco GiantsThomas Gorman2006-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My GuysJoe Sheehan2006-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-13Christina Kahrl2006-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Under the RadarJoe Sheehan2006-01-25
Prospectus Notebook: Phillies, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-11-10
Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2Jay Jaffe2005-10-04
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, Phillies, GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-22
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 19, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 5, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Life Without BarryJim Baker2005-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The DiSars Are Back!Joe Sheehan2005-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
From The Mailbag: Barry Bonds, the AFL, and Bob Klapisch RespondsBaseball Prospectus2002-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you thoughts thus far on Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa in San Fran?
(Elmo from Bay Area)
I was pretty sunny on both of them a few weeks back in TA, and so far, they haven't been disappointments. I think it's safe to say neither one of them is the new Lance Niekro. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, do you see Schierholtz give the Giant's a reason to trade one of their wizened corner outfielders this season?
(Mattymystique from Waltham, MA)
Oh, god no. 125 walks and 66 homers in more than 2000 career PAs? He's the new Lance Niekro. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)any thoughts on nathan schierholtz?
(tycobb from ga)
He's the new Lance Niekro. He never walks and he has, at best, middling power. I don't think he's worth putting on the roster, much less starting. If he gets time ahead of Fred Lewis...I mean, the Giants will be bad enough without thosekinds of mistakes. (Joe Sheehan)


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