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John Nelson

John Clark Nelson

Positions: Shortstop, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 3, 1979 in Denton, Texas, US
High School: Denton HS (Denton, TX)
School: University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 40th round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Denton HS (Denton, TX), the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 8th round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS).

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2001 22 1.0 New Jersey NYPL A- STL 66 299 252 43 60 16 3 8 26 14 3 35 76 .238 .332 .421 .753 106 3 3 4 5 3
2002 23 1.5 Peoria MIDW A STL 132 547 481 85 132 28 5 16 63 16 3 54 123 .274 .349 .453 .802 218 8 3 5 4 3
2003 24 -0.2 Tennessee SOUL AA STL 136 556 506 60 120 22 1 5 42 10 5 44 117 .237 .301 .314 .616 159 14 3 2 1 3
2004 25 0.8 Tennessee SOUL AA STL 63 242 206 41 62 16 3 8 29 6 2 31 56 .301 .396 .524 .920 108 0 2 2 1 0
2005 26 -1.3 Memphis PCL AAA STL 128 485 427 56 103 27 1 14 49 2 3 51 141 .241 .326 .407 .734 174 4 4 1 2 4
2006 27 0.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 125 475 423 55 91 16 2 21 48 12 2 42 153 .215 .291 .411 .702 174 4 5 1 4 0
2007 28 1.0 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL 101 298 265 37 56 10 0 15 44 0 1 27 87 .211 .285 .419 .704 111 7 2 0 4 0
2007 28 1.0 Iowa,Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC 101 298 265 37 56 10 0 15 44 0 1 27 87 .211 .285 .419 .704 111 7 2 0 4 0
2007 28 1.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 47 118 105 11 17 3 0 5 14 0 0 10 41 .162 .237 .333 .571 35 2 1 0 2 0
2007 28 1.0 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 54 180 160 26 39 7 0 10 30 0 1 17 46 .244 .317 .475 .792 76 5 1 0 2 0
2008 29 0.3 Lancaster ATLL Ind 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 755 2917 2575 378 626 135 15 87 302 60 19 284 759 .243 .321 .409 .730 1052 40 22 15 21 13
A- (1 season) A- 66 299 252 43 60 16 3 8 26 14 3 35 76 .238 .332 .421 .753 106 3 3 4 5 3
Ind (1 season) Ind 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 132 547 481 85 132 28 5 16 63 16 3 54 123 .274 .349 .453 .802 218 8 3 5 4 3
AA (2 seasons) AA 199 798 712 101 182 38 4 13 71 16 7 75 173 .256 .330 .375 .705 267 14 5 4 2 3
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 354 1258 1115 148 250 53 3 50 141 14 6 120 381 .224 .303 .412 .715 459 15 11 2 10 4

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL OF 59 106 101 2 3 1 .972 1.75
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL RF 19 0.00
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL CF 40 0.00
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL SS 6 22 5 17 0 5 1.000 3.67
2002 23 Peoria MIDW A STL SS 131 577 184 360 33 66 .943 4.15
2003 24 Tennessee SOUL AA STL SS 134 573 159 391 23 67 .960 4.10
2004 25 Tennessee SOUL AA STL SS 60 241 63 170 8 28 .967 3.88
2005 26 Memphis PCL AAA STL RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
2005 26 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 126 519 178 326 15 79 .971 4.00 -7
2006 27 Memphis PCL AAA STL LF 3 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 0
2006 27 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 119 502 148 333 21 71 .958 4.04 2
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL 1B 26 190 171 17 2 29 .989 7.23 -1
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL 3B 35 60 15 42 3 8 .950 1.63 -1
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL CF 3 12 11 0 1 0 .917 3.67 -1
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL LF 7 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.57 -1
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 -1
2007 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHC,STL SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 -1
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC CF 3 12 11 0 1 0 .917 3.67 2
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC LF 7 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.57 0
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC 3B 35 60 15 42 3 8 .950 1.63 0
2007 28 Iowa, Memphis PCL AAA STL,CHC 1B 26 190 171 17 2 29 .989 7.23 0
2007 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 3B 20 33 6 24 3 3 .909 1.50 -2
2007 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 26 190 171 17 2 29 .989 7.23 -1
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL CF 3 12 11 0 1 0 .917 3.67 2
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL LF 7 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.57 0
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL 3B 15 27 9 18 0 5 1.000 1.80 0
2008 29 Lancaster ATLL Ind SS 3 13 4 9 0 3 1.000 4.33 0
2008 29 Lancaster ATLL Ind 3B 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 0
8 Seasons 716 2829 1048 1672 109 357 .961 3.80 -6
SS (8 seasons) SS 580 2448 742 1606 100 319 .959 4.05 -5
RF (3 seasons) RF 21 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.05 0
3B (2 seasons) 3B 36 64 16 45 3 8 .953 1.69 -2
CF (2 seasons) CF 43 12 11 0 1 0 .917 0.26 2
LF (2 seasons) LF 10 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0.80 0
1B (1 season) 1B 26 190 171 17 2 29 .989 7.23 -1
OF (1 season) OF 59 106 101 2 3 1 .972 1.75 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2001 22 New Jersey Cardinals New York-Pennsylvania League A- STL
2002 23 Peoria Chiefs Midwest League A STL
2003 24 Tennessee Smokies Southern League AA STL
2004 25 Tennessee Smokies Southern League AA STL 2004-04-08 2004-08-16
2005 26 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 2005-04-07 2005-09-05
2006 27 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 2006-04-06 2006-09-02
2006 27 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 2006-09-07 2006-10-01
2007 28 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 1 2007-04-05 2007-07-02
2007 28 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA CHC 2 2007-05-24 2007-09-03
2008 29 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League Ind 2008-04-25 2008-05-02

Sabr ID: 862318aa

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