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Lance Niekro    \NEE-kro\

Lance Joseph Niekro

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

Born: January 29, 1979 in Winter Haven, FL
High School: George Jenkins HS (Lakeland, FL)
School: Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed July 3, 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 2003 (Age 24.219)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Team: Giants 2003-2007

Final Game: May 2, 2007 (Age 28.093)
Relatives: Son of Joe Niekro and Nephew of Phil Niekro
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Standard Batting

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
2003 24 SFG NL 5 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 52 2 0 0 0 0 0 /3
2005 26 SFG NL 113 302 278 32 70 16 3 12 46 0 2 17 53 .252 .295 .460 .755 94 128 11 2 0 5 0 3/D
2006 27 SFG NL 66 210 199 27 49 9 2 5 31 0 0 11 32 .246 .286 .387 .673 71 77 7 0 0 0 0 3
2007 28 SFG NL 11 18 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .176 .222 .176 .399 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 /3
4 Yrs 195 535 499 61 123 26 5 17 79 0 2 29 91 .246 .288 .421 .709 81 210 19 2 0 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 444 415 51 102 22 4 14 66 0 2 24 76 .246 .288 .421 .709 81 174 16 2 0 4 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
2003 24 SFG NL 5 5 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /3
2005 26 SFG NL 113 302 -2 -3 -1 7 -3 -2 -0.3 9 7 0.6 .498 .499 -0.1 0.3 0 3/D
2006 27 SFG NL 66 210 -7 1 -1 4 -3 -6 -0.6 7 0 -0.0 .491 .496 -0.4 0.1 -4 $345,000 3
2007 28 SFG NL 11 18 -2 -0 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $390,000 /3
4 Seasons 195 535 -12 -2 -2 11 -6 -11 -1.2 17 5 0.4 .494 .498 -0.8 0.4 -6 $735,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2003 24 SFG NL 5 4 0 0.0 108 .250 .200 .267 .200 .339 .400 .429 .600 .768 52 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .500 .200 .200
2005 26 SFG NL 302 226 34 4.0 109 .266 .252 .270 .295 .340 .460 .430 .755 .770 94 .416 -3.6 -0.4 .656 .263 .209 .0
2006 27 SFG NL 210 157 20 3.4 113 .272 .246 .272 .286 .343 .387 .442 .673 .785 71 .324 -9.7 -0.9 .561 .196 .141 .0
2007 28 SFG NL 18 15 1 1.8 112 .250 .176 .274 .222 .344 .176 .438 .399 .781 5 .129 -2.5 -0.2 .267 .059 .000
4 Yrs 535 402 55 3.7 111 .268 .246 .271 .288 .341 .421 .435 .709 .776 81 .365 -16.2 -1.5 .602 .228 .174 .0
162 Game Avg. 444 334 46 3.7 111 .268 .246 .271 .288 .341 .421 .435 .709 .776 81 .365 -16.2 -1.5 .602 .228 .174

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2003 24 SFG NL 5 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 20.0% 100% 5.0 2.5 0.33 0.50 80% 25% 0.0% 0%
2005 26 SFG NL 302 4.0% 17.6% 5.6% 10.3% 44% 3.12 5.2 23.2 6.0 0.65 0.93 72% 18% 10.0% 14%
2006 27 SFG NL 210 2.4% 15.2% 5.2% 7.6% 33% 2.91 6.2 39.8 6.4 0.84 1.28 77% 16% 6.8% 19%
2007 28 SFG NL 18 0.0% 27.8% 5.6% 0.0% 0% 5.00 3.4 2.00 2.33 67% 8% 0.0% 25%
4 Yrs 535 3.2% 17.0% 5.4% 9.0% 39% 3.14 5.5 29.4 6.3 0.74 1.08 74% 17% 8.5% 16%
MLB Averages 2.8% 16.7% 8.4% 8.1% 34% 1.98 5.3 32.1 7.6 0.80 1.08 70% 19% 7.8% 11%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2003 24 SFG NL -0.3 -0.0 6 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .25 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 1.18 0.1 1.18 1
2005 26 SFG NL -3.6 -0.4 305 -1.0 5.2 -6.2 1.04 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.0 0.92 -1.4 1.19 41
2006 27 SFG NL -9.7 -0.9 213 -0.2 4.1 -4.3 1.08 -0.8 0.6 -3.7 -0.4 0.98 -7.1 1.20 9
2007 28 SFG NL -2.5 -0.2 18 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 .94 -0.3 -0.1 -2.6 -0.2 0.94 -2.9 0.75 7
4 Yrs -16.2 -1.5 542 -1.6 9.4 -11.0 1.05 -1.2 -0.3 -6.2 -0.6 0.95 -11.3 1.14 58

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2003 24 SFG NL 0 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 26 SFG NL 4 0 26% 88 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 25% 10 10 0 4 3 1 10 5 5
2006 27 SFG NL 3 0 40% 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 62% 6 4 2 3 1 2 4 0 4
2007 28 SFG NL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 7 0 32% 157 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 9 40% 17 14 3 7 4 3 14 5 9

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2003 24 SFG NL 5 0% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 6 2 33% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
2005 26 SFG NL 302 39% 70 2 0 41 10 0 8 1.19 12 0 1 3 9 5 7 0 0 0 65 11 17% 27 10 37% 177 37 21% 22 13 59% 9 7 78% 0
2006 27 SFG NL 210 30% 49 3 0 9 1 0 0 1.20 5 0 8 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 48 7 15% 18 5 28% 146 28 19% 18 12 67% 13 8 62% 0
2007 28 SFG NL 18 72% 3 0 0 7 2 0 0 0.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 0 0 10 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 535 36% 123 5 0 58 13 0 8 1.14 17 0 9 7 10 8 9 0 0 0 119 19 16% 47 16 34% 339 67 20% 41 26 63% 23 16 70% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 33% 15% 52% 57%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2003 24 SFG NL 5 23 4.60 17 73.9% 5.9% 29.4% 41.2% 23.5% 94.1% 0.0% 69.6% 68.8% 20.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0
2005 26 SFG NL 302 1038 3.44 695 67.0% 19.3% 18.1% 29.5% 33.1% 80.7% 0.0% 54.0% 77.5% 35.8% 3.0% 9 0 9.3% 28 14 7.3% 22 17 9 44 17.0% 0 0 0
2006 27 SFG NL 212 744 3.51 509 68.4% 19.4% 18.3% 29.5% 32.8% 80.6% 0.0% 55.1% 77.3% 31.6% 3.3% 7 0 9.0% 19 9 5.2% 11 8 3 29 9.4% -2 0 0
2007 28 SFG NL 18 68 3.78 47 69.1% 14.9% 21.3% 38.3% 25.5% 85.1% 0.0% 58.8% 75.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0 0 16.7% 3 3 11.1% 2 2 1 4 20.0% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 537 1873 3.49 1268 67.7% 19.0% 18.5% 30.0% 32.6% 81.0% 0.0% 54.8% 77.2% 33.9% 3.0% 16 0 9.3% 50 26 6.5% 35 27 13 78 14.3% -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.75 63.1% 27.2% 14.3% 27.2% 31.4% 72.8% 1.8% 45.9% 80.4% 28.1% 5.1% 14.6% 8.8% 25.9%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2003 24 5 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 52 2 0 0 0 0 0
2004 25 5 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 52 2 0 0 0 0 0
2005 26 118 307 283 34 71 17 3 12 48 0 2 17 54 .251 .293 .459 .753 93 130 11 2 0 5 0
2006 27 184 517 482 61 120 26 5 17 79 0 2 28 86 .249 .290 .429 .720 84 207 18 2 0 5 0
2007 28 195 535 499 61 123 26 5 17 79 0 2 29 91 .246 .288 .421 .709 81 210 19 2 0 5 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2003 24 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 5
2005 26 113 301 277 31 69 16 3 12 45 0 17 53 .249 .292 .458 .751 37 113
2006 27 66 206 196 25 46 8 2 5 28 0 10 32 .235 .272 .372 .644 20 66
2007 28 11 19 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .222 .263 .222 .485 1 11
4 Yrs 195 531 496 56 119 24 5 17 73 0 28 91 .240 .281 .411 .692 58 195
162 Game Avg. 162 441 412 47 99 20 4 14 61 0 23 76 .240 .281 .411 .692 48 195



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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