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Lance Niekro    \NEE-kro\

Lance Joseph Niekro

Positions: Third Baseman, First Baseman and Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 29, 1979 in Winter Haven, Florida, US
High School: George Jenkins HS (Lakeland, FL)
School: Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 13th round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from George Jenkins HS (Lakeland, FL) and the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2001: Rated #85 Prospect

Major League Stats

Lance Niekro
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Pitching: 2009
 Batting: 2008

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
2000 21 -0.1 Salem-Keizer NORW A- SFG 49 213 196 27 71 14 4 5 44 2 0 11 25 .362 .404 .551 .955 108 6 4 0 2 2
2001 22 -0.8 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 42 171 163 18 47 11 0 3 34 4 2 4 14 .288 .298 .411 .709 67 2 0 0 4 0
2002 23 -1.7 Shreveport TL AA SFG 79 310 297 33 92 20 1 4 34 0 2 7 32 .310 .327 .424 .751 126 11 2 1 3 0
2003 24 -3.3 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 98 405 381 43 115 15 2 4 41 3 3 19 39 .302 .334 .383 .717 146 12 1 1 3 1
2004 25 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ SFG 82 321 302 55 91 28 5 13 61 1 1 16 37 .301 .336 .556 .893 168 10 1 0 2 1
2004 25 2.1 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 15 64 61 13 19 7 1 1 14 0 0 2 5 .311 .328 .508 .836 31 5 0 0 1 0
2004 25 -2.2 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 67 257 241 42 72 21 4 12 47 1 1 14 32 .299 .339 .568 .907 137 5 1 0 1 1
2005 26 -1.3 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006 27 0.2 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 36 152 144 27 46 7 0 14 34 0 0 7 23 .319 .349 .660 1.008 95 5 0 0 1 1
2007 28 1.0 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 47 158 143 21 43 8 2 5 20 0 1 12 32 .301 .354 .490 .844 70 6 1 0 2 0
2008 29 2.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 17 58 52 5 11 2 0 1 2 1 0 6 7 .212 .293 .308 .601 16 1 0 0 0 0
2009 30 10.4 Braves GULF Rk ATL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 465 1792 1682 229 517 105 14 49 270 11 9 82 210 .307 .340 .474 .814 797 53 9 2 17 5
Rk (1 season) Rk 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 49 213 196 27 71 14 4 5 44 2 0 11 25 .362 .404 .551 .955 108 6 4 0 2 2
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 57 235 224 31 66 18 1 4 48 4 2 6 19 .295 .306 .438 .744 98 7 0 0 5 0
AA (1 season) AA 79 310 297 33 92 20 1 4 34 0 2 7 32 .310 .327 .424 .751 126 11 2 1 3 0
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 266 1034 965 138 288 53 8 36 144 5 5 58 134 .298 .338 .482 .820 465 29 3 1 7 3

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2007 28 1.0 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 4.500 40.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 30 9.6 Braves GULF Rk ATL 1 3 .250 5.61 14 4 0 1 0 0 33.2 37 34 21 3 17 1 22 8 0 5 165 1.604 9.9 0.8 4.5 5.9 1.29
2 Seasons 1 3 .250 6.03 15 4 0 1 0 0 34.1 40 36 23 3 17 1 22 9 0 5 171 1.660 10.5 0.8 4.5 5.8 1.29

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2000 21 Salem-Keizer NORW A- SFG 3B 35 82 23 54 5 7 .939 2.20
2001 22 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 3B 32 110 31 71 8 6 .927 3.19
2002 23 Shreveport TL AA SFG 3B 27 77 22 44 11 5 .857 2.44
2002 23 Shreveport TL AA SFG 1B 50 439 418 21 0 39 1.000 8.78
2003 24 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 3B 76 190 51 125 14 12 .926 2.32
2003 24 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1B 17 135 123 11 1 12 .993 7.88
2004 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ SFG 1B 49 477 449 24 4 45 .992 9.65
2004 25 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 1B 15 144 139 4 1 14 .993 9.53
2004 25 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 3B 24 60 20 37 3 7 .950 2.38
2004 25 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1B 34 333 310 20 3 31 .991 9.71
2005 26 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1B 1 5 5 0 0 2 1.000 5.00 -1
2006 27 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1B 34 289 257 26 6 24 .979 8.32 -4
2007 28 Fresno PCL AAA SFG 1B 21 195 181 13 1 22 .995 9.24 1
2007 28 Fresno PCL AAA SFG P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2008 29 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 1B 15 128 117 8 3 10 .977 8.33 -2
2009 30 Braves GULF Rk ATL P 14 11 3 7 1 2 .909 0.71 10 2 17%
10 Seasons 396 2198 1700 441 57 193 .974 5.41 10 2 17% -6
1B (7 seasons) 1B 187 1668 1550 103 15 154 .991 8.84 -6
3B (5 seasons) 3B 194 519 147 331 41 37 .921 2.46
P (2 seasons) P 15 11 3 7 1 2 .909 0.67 10 2 17%

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2000 21 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Northwest League A- SFG
2001 22 San Jose Giants California League A+ SFG
2002 23 Shreveport Swamp Dragons Texas League AA SFG
2003 24 Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League AAA SFG
2003 24 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 2003-09-05 2003-09-28
2004 25 San Jose Giants California League A+ SFG 2004-05-03 2004-05-19
2004 25 Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League AAA SFG 2004-05-20 2004-09-06
2005 26 Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League AAA SFG 2005-04-07 2005-04-07
2005 26 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 2005-04-08 2005-10-02
2006 27 Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League AAA SFG 2006-06-27 2006-08-29
2006 27 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 2006-04-03 2006-10-01
2007 28 Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League AAA SFG 2007-05-13 2007-09-01
2007 28 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 2007-04-03 2007-05-02
2008 29 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2008-04-04 2008-05-01
2009 30 GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rk ATL 2009-06-25 2009-08-29

Sabr ID: 96b0c32e

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