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Otis Nixon

Otis Junior Nixon

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 9, 1959 in Evergreen, North Carolina, US
School: Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 21st round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC), the California Angels in the 1st round (4th) of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC) and the New York Yankees in the 1st round (3rd) of the 1979 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC).

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
1979 20 -0.4 Paintsville APPY Rk NYY 63 264 203 58 58 10 3 1 25 5 3 57 40 .286 .441 .379 .820 77 0 3 1
1980 21 0.0 Greensboro SALL A NYY 136 614 493 124 137 12 5 3 48 67 13 113 88 .278 .412 .341 .753 168 1 5 2
1981 22 -1.0 Nashville SOUL AA NYY 127 527 407 89 102 9 2 0 20 72 15 110 101 .251 .413 .283 .695 115 3 6 1 0
1982 23 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYY 131 610 490 90 138 7 2 0 34 107 30 108 97 .282 .412 .304 .716 149 1 10 1 0
1982 23 -0.5 Nashville SOUL AA NYY 72 346 283 47 80 3 2 0 20 61 17 59 56 .283 .408 .307 .716 87 1 3 0 0
1982 23 -2.1 Columbus IL AAA NYY 59 264 207 43 58 4 0 0 14 46 13 49 41 .280 .416 .300 .716 62 0 7 1 0
1983 24 -0.9 Columbus IL AAA NYY 138 671 557 129 162 11 6 0 41 94 29 96 83 .291 .393 .332 .725 185 1 12 5 1
1984 25 -0.3 Maine IL AAA CLE 72 305 253 42 70 5 1 0 22 39 10 44 45 .277 .381 .304 .686 77 0 6 2 0
1987 28 2.1 Buffalo AA AAA CLE 59 283 249 51 71 13 4 2 23 36 7 34 30 .285 .371 .394 .765 98 0 0 0 0
1988 29 2.6 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 67 282 235 52 67 6 3 0 19 40 14 43 28 .285 .394 .336 .730 79 0 3 1 1
8 Seasons 793 3556 2887 635 805 73 26 6 232 460 121 605 512 .279 .403 .328 .732 948 6 45 13 2
Rk (1 season) Rk 63 264 203 58 58 10 3 1 25 5 3 57 40 .286 .441 .379 .820 77 0 3 1
A (1 season) A 136 614 493 124 137 12 5 3 48 67 13 113 88 .278 .412 .341 .753 168 1 5 2
AA (2 seasons) AA 199 873 690 136 182 12 4 0 40 133 32 169 157 .264 .411 .293 .704 202 4 9 1 0
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 395 1805 1501 317 428 39 14 2 119 255 73 266 227 .285 .391 .334 .725 501 1 28 9 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1979 20 Paintsville APPY Rk NYY SS 3 5 2 2 1 1 .800 1.33
1979 20 Paintsville APPY Rk NYY 3B 62 182 52 120 10 12 .945 2.77
1980 21 Greensboro SALL A NYY SS 66 280 95 176 9 29 .968 4.11
1980 21 Greensboro SALL A NYY 3B 71 228 69 132 27 11 .882 2.83
1981 22 Nashville SOUL AA NYY SS 124 602 198 348 56 51 .907 4.40
1982 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA NYY 2B 76 397 146 241 10 45 .975 5.09
1982 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYY SS 55 250 84 139 27 27 .892 4.05
1982 23 Nashville SOUL AA NYY SS 38 178 52 106 20 19 .888 4.16
1982 23 Nashville SOUL AA NYY 2B 34 182 74 105 3 22 .984 5.26
1982 23 Columbus IL AAA NYY SS 17 72 32 33 7 8 .903 3.82
1982 23 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2B 42 215 72 136 7 23 .967 4.95
1983 24 Columbus IL AAA NYY OF 127 371 363 5 3 2 .992 2.90
1983 24 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2B 9 42 22 19 1 1 .976 4.56
1984 25 Maine IL AAA CLE OF 70 214 206 7 1 1 .995 3.04
1987 28 Buffalo AA AAA CLE OF 58 176 170 3 3 0 .983 2.98
1988 29 Indianapolis AA AAA MON OF 67 132 130 1 1 0 .992 1.96
8 Seasons 788 2879 1537 1193 149 180 .948 3.46
SS (4 seasons) SS 248 1137 379 665 93 108 .918 4.21
OF (4 seasons) OF 322 893 869 16 8 3 .991 2.75
2B (2 seasons) 2B 85 439 168 260 11 46 .975 5.04
3B (2 seasons) 3B 133 410 121 252 37 23 .910 2.80

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1979 20 Paintsville Yankees Appalachian League Rk NYY
1980 21 Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League A NYY
1981 22 Nashville Sounds Southern League AA NYY
1982 23 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
1982 23 Nashville Sounds Southern League AA NYY
1983 24 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
1983 24 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1983-09-09 1983-10-02
1984 25 Maine Guides International League AAA CLE
1984 25 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1984-04-03 1984-06-17
1985 26 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1985-04-11 1985-10-06
1986 27 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1986-04-09 1986-10-05
1987 28 Buffalo Bisons American Association AAA CLE
1987 28 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1987-04-09 1987-05-05
1988 29 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA MON
1988 29 Montreal Expos National League MLB MON 1 1988-06-21 1988-10-02
1989 30 Montreal Expos National League MLB MON 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-26
1990 31 Montreal Expos National League MLB MON 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-03
1991 32 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1991-04-10 1991-09-15
1992 33 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1992-04-24 1992-10-04
1993 34 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 35 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-10
1995 36 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1995-04-26 1995-10-01
1996 37 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-20
1997 38 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1997-04-01 1997-08-12
1997 38 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 2 1997-08-13 1997-09-27
1998 39 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-27
1999 40 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1999-04-05 1999-10-03

Sabr ID: 2bf962ee

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