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Chris Nelson

Christopher Lars Nelson (twitter: @ChrisNelson543)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 3, 1985 in Escondido, CA
High School: Redan HS (Stone Mountain, GA)
School: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
Drafted
by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed July 5, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 2010 (Age 24.289)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Angels/Yankees/Padres 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.122, Arb Eligible: 2014, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Lon Babby / Jim Tanner [*]
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 24 COL NL 17 27 25 7 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .280 .308 .320 .628 61 8 1 0 1 0 0 /45
2011 25 COL NL 63 189 180 20 45 10 1 4 16 3 1 7 35 .250 .280 .383 .664 68 69 5 1 0 1 1 45/6
2012 26 COL NL 111 377 345 45 104 21 3 9 53 2 1 27 84 .301 .352 .458 .810 105 158 9 1 2 2 4 54/6
2013 27 TOT MLB 64 227 211 19 48 4 4 3 24 2 1 13 66 .227 .273 .327 .600 65 69 8 1 0 2 0 5/4D
2013 27 TOT AL 43 156 145 13 32 3 2 3 20 2 1 9 47 .221 .269 .331 .600 69 48 7 1 0 1 0 5/4D
2013 27 COL NL 21 71 66 6 16 1 2 0 4 0 0 4 19 .242 .282 .318 .600 57 21 1 0 0 1 0 5
2013 27 NYY AL 10 37 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .222 .243 .278 .521 44 10 3 0 0 0 0 5
2013 27 LAA AL 33 119 109 10 24 1 2 3 18 2 1 8 36 .220 .277 .349 .626 77 38 4 1 0 1 0 5/4D
2014 28 SDP NL 10 36 33 3 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 .242 .278 .303 .581 69 10 4 0 0 1 1 /54
5 Yrs 265 856 794 94 212 38 8 16 98 8 3 50 192 .267 .311 .395 .706 83 314 27 3 3 6 6
162 Game Avg. 162 523 485 57 130 23 5 10 60 5 2 31 117 .267 .311 .395 .706 83 192 17 2 2 4 4
COL (4 yrs) 212 664 616 78 172 33 6 13 73 6 2 39 142 .279 .322 .416 .738 87 256 16 2 3 4 5
SDP (1 yr) 10 36 33 3 8 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 .242 .278 .303 .581 69 10 4 0 0 1 1
LAA (1 yr) 33 119 109 10 24 1 2 3 18 2 1 8 36 .220 .277 .349 .626 77 38 4 1 0 1 0
NYY (1 yr) 10 37 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .222 .243 .278 .521 44 10 3 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 222 700 649 81 180 35 6 13 78 6 2 41 145 .277 .320 .410 .730 86 266 20 2 3 5 6
AL (1 yr) 43 156 145 13 32 3 2 3 20 2 1 9 47 .221 .269 .331 .600 69 48 7 1 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 24 COL NL 17 27 -2 0 -0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 /45
2011 25 COL NL 63 189 -9 -1 -0 -3 1 -12 -1.3 6 -6 -0.8 .479 .492 -0.4 -0.2 -3 45/6
2012 26 COL NL 111 377 3 -1 -1 -22 2 -18 -1.9 12 -7 -0.8 .482 .488 1.5 -2.1 15 $480,000 54/6
2013 27 COL NL 21 71 -4 -0 0 -2 0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .468 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $491,000 5
2013 27 NYY AL 10 37 -3 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 5
2013 27 LAA AL 33 119 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .488 .498 0.1 -0.0 2 5/4D
2014 28 SDP NL 10 36 -1 -0 -0 2 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .506 .500 -0.1 0.2 -0 /54
5 Seasons 265 856 -20 -1 -1 -28 5 -45 -4.9 28 -18 -2.2 .481 .492 0.7 -2.4 10 $971,000
COL (4 yrs) 212 664 -13 -1 -1 -29 4 -39 -4.3 21 -19 -2.2 .480 .491 0.8 -2.7 10 $971,000
SDP (1 yr) 10 36 -1 -0 -0 2 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .506 .500 -0.1 0.2 -0
LAA (1 yr) 33 119 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .488 .498 0.1 -0.0 2
NYY (1 yr) 10 37 -3 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2010 COL NL 24 2B 4 3 3 26.0 17 8 7 2 0 .882 -2 -2 -115 -92 5.19 3.75 .984 4.78 4.72
2010 COL NL 24 3B 4 1 0 14.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -17 0 2.57 1.00 .950 2.57 2.52
2011 COL NL 25 2B 29 23 17 208.2 97 36 58 3 15 .969 -5 -6 -26 -34 4.05 3.24 .985 4.76 4.75
2011 COL NL 25 3B 24 14 9 130.2 48 9 35 4 2 .917 0 2 4 18 3.03 1.83 .954 2.53 2.53
2011 COL NL 25 SS 2 2 2 22.0 7 0 6 1 0 .857 0 1 16 65 2.45 3.00 .971 4.42 4.40
2012 COL NL 26 3B 92 68 65 647.1 175 45 118 12 14 .931 -13 -18 -24 -33 2.27 1.77 .952 2.45 2.42
2012 COL NL 26 2B 21 18 10 155.1 94 39 54 1 13 .989 -1 -4 -8 -31 5.39 4.43 .984 4.77 4.72
2012 COL NL 26 SS 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00 .970 4.05 4.20
2013 TOT MLB 27 3B 57 55 47 481.0 120 25 89 6 3 .950 -1 -3 -3 -7 2.13 2.00 .959 2.54 2.53
2013 TOT AL 27 3B 38 36 33 324.0 72 18 51 3 2 .958 1 -1 4 -3 1.92 1.82 .959 2.51 2.50
2013 COL NL 27 3B 19 19 14 157.0 48 7 38 3 1 .938 -2 -2 -18 -15 2.58 2.37 .958 2.59 2.59
2013 NYY AL 27 3B 10 9 8 83.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1 0 14 0 1.84 1.70 .959 2.50 2.50
2013 LAA AL 27 3B 28 27 25 241.0 55 13 39 3 2 .945 0 -1 0 -4 1.94 1.86 .959 2.51 2.50
2013 LAA AL 27 2B 2 0 0 3.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 6.00 1.00 .985 4.50 4.60
2013 LAA AL 27 DH 1 1
2014 SDP NL 28 3B 6 6 4 47.0 14 3 10 1 1 .929 1 2 26 51 2.49 2.17 .959 2.55 2.55
2014 SDP NL 28 2B 3 3 3 27.0 13 3 9 1 0 .923 -1 0 -44 0 4.00 4.00 .982 4.67 4.67
5 Seasons 3B 183 144 125 1320.0 361 84 254 23 20 .936 -13 -17 -12 -15 2.30 1.85 .955 2.49 2.47
5 Seasons 2B 59 47 33 420.0 223 86 130 7 28 .969 -9 -12 -25 -34 4.63 3.66 .984 4.76 4.73
2 Seasons SS 3 2 2 24.0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 0 1 15 50 2.62 2.33 .971 4.39 4.33
5 Seasons TOT 245 193 160 1764.0 592 171 390 31 48 .948 -22 -28 -15 -13 2.86 2.29 .966 3.06 3.04
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Sep 16th NL Player of the Week

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (1095th), -2.2 career WAR/-2.2 7yr-peak WAR/-2.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 26 Colorado Rockies $480,000 0.159 contracts
2013 27 Colorado Rockies $491,000 1.159 contracts
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$971,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Christopher Chris christopher L. Lars nellie Nelson

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