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Melvin Nieves

Melvin (Ramos) Nieves

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Luis Pales Matos (Santa Rosa, PR)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1992 (Age 20.248)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Reds/Braves 1992-1998

Final Game: September 14, 1998 (Age 26.260)
Relatives: Brother of Wil Nieves
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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
1992 20 ATL NL 12 21 19 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .211 .286 .263 .549 53 5 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1993 21 SDP NL 19 51 47 4 9 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 21 .191 .255 .319 .574 52 15 0 1 0 0 0 9
1994 22 SDP NL 10 22 19 2 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 10 .263 .364 .474 .837 120 9 0 0 0 0 0 /97
1995 23 SDP NL 98 262 234 32 48 6 1 14 38 2 3 19 88 .205 .276 .419 .695 83 98 9 5 1 3 0 79/83
1996 24 DET AL 120 484 431 71 106 23 4 24 60 1 2 44 158 .246 .322 .485 .807 101 209 10 6 0 3 2 97D
1997 25 DET AL 116 405 359 46 82 18 1 20 64 1 7 39 157 .228 .311 .451 .762 97 162 3 5 0 2 6 9D/8
1998 26 CIN NL 83 147 119 8 30 4 0 2 17 0 0 26 42 .252 .381 .336 .717 90 40 3 0 0 2 1 9/D7
7 Yrs 458 1392 1228 163 284 53 6 63 187 4 12 136 483 .231 .314 .438 .752 94 538 25 17 1 10 9
162 Game Avg. 162 492 434 58 100 19 2 22 66 1 4 48 171 .231 .314 .438 .752 94 190 9 6 0 4 3
SDP (3 yrs) 127 335 300 38 62 7 1 17 45 2 3 25 119 .207 .278 .407 .685 81 122 9 6 1 3 0
DET (2 yrs) 236 889 790 117 188 41 5 44 124 2 9 83 315 .238 .317 .470 .787 99 371 13 11 0 5 8
ATL (1 yr) 12 21 19 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .211 .286 .263 .549 53 5 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 83 147 119 8 30 4 0 2 17 0 0 26 42 .252 .381 .336 .717 90 40 3 0 0 2 1
NL (5 yrs) 222 503 438 46 96 12 1 19 63 2 3 53 168 .219 .309 .381 .690 83 167 12 6 1 5 1
AL (2 yrs) 236 889 790 117 188 41 5 44 124 2 9 83 315 .238 .317 .470 .787 99 371 13 11 0 5 8

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
1992 20 ATL NL 12 21 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /79
1993 21 SDP NL 19 51 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -3 -0.3 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $109,000 9
1994 22 SDP NL 10 22 0 -0 0 -1 -0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $118,000 /97
1995 23 SDP NL 98 262 -6 -2 -1 -6 -3 -18 -1.9 8 -10 -1.1 .481 .489 -0.5 -0.9 -4 $125,000 79/83
1996 24 DET AL 120 484 -1 1 -1 -18 -5 -25 -2.0 18 -7 -0.4 .481 .486 1.1 -2.0 11 $170,000 97D
1997 25 DET AL 116 405 -3 -4 1 -9 -5 -20 -1.8 15 -4 -0.4 .484 .488 0.4 -1.3 4 $335,000 9D/8
1998 26 CIN NL 83 147 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .494 .497 0.1 -0.3 1 $820,000 9/D7
7 Seasons 458 1392 -14 -6 -2 -36 -15 -73 -6.8 49 -24 -2.3 .484 .490 0.9 -4.8 12 $1,677,000
SDP (3 yrs) 127 335 -8 -2 -1 -8 -3 -23 -2.4 10 -12 -1.3 .482 .491 -0.5 -1.2 -4 $352,000
DET (2 yrs) 236 889 -4 -3 -0 -27 -10 -45 -3.9 33 -12 -0.8 .482 .487 1.5 -3.3 16 $505,000
ATL (1 yr) 12 21 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1
CIN (1 yr) 83 147 -1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .494 .497 0.1 -0.3 1 $820,000

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
1992 20 ATL NL 21 15 2 3.6 98 .333 .211 .267 .286 .334 .263 .393 .549 .727 53 .438 -1.2 -0.1 .467 .158 .053
1993 21 SDP NL 51 38 4 2.8 104 .292 .191 .272 .255 .338 .319 .415 .574 .752 52 .287 -3.5 -0.4 .500 .191 .128 .0
1994 22 SDP NL 22 14 4 7.7 107 .500 .263 .271 .364 .337 .474 .424 .837 .761 120 .692 0.6 0.1 .857 .368 .211 .0
1995 23 SDP NL 262 202 25 3.3 104 .252 .205 .267 .276 .336 .419 .416 .695 .752 83 .334 -7.0 -0.7 .611 .291 .214 3.5
1996 24 DET AL 484 340 67 5.3 116 .325 .246 .277 .322 .350 .485 .445 .807 .795 101 .474 -1.4 -0.1 .766 .339 .239 1.9
1997 25 DET AL 405 289 50 4.6 108 .337 .228 .270 .311 .339 .451 .427 .762 .766 97 .451 -2.6 -0.2 .697 .315 .223 1.9
1998 26 CIN NL 147 94 17 4.9 109 .364 .252 .271 .381 .342 .336 .428 .717 .770 90 .500 -0.4 -0.0 .717 .303 .084 .0
7 Yrs 1392 992 169 4.6 110 .319 .231 .272 .314 .343 .438 .430 .752 .773 94 .443 -15.4 -1.5 .696 .311 .207 7.5
162 Game Avg. 492 351 60 4.6 110 .319 .231 .272 .314 .343 .438 .430 .752 .773 94 .443 -15.4 -1.5 .696 .311 .207 3
SDP (3 yrs) 335 254 33 3.5 104 .269 .207 .268 .278 .336 .407 .416 .685 .752 81 .357 -9.9 -1.0 .608 .280 .200 3.6
DET (2 yrs) 889 629 117 5.0 112 .330 .238 .274 .317 .345 .470 .437 .787 .782 99 .464 -3.9 -0.4 .734 .328 .232 3.8
ATL (1 yr) 21 15 2 3.6 98 .333 .211 .267 .286 .334 .263 .393 .549 .727 53 .438 -1.2 -0.1 .467 .158 .053
CIN (1 yr) 147 94 17 4.9 109 .364 .252 .271 .381 .342 .336 .428 .717 .770 90 .500 -0.4 -0.0 .717 .303 .084 .0
NL (5 yrs) 503 363 52 3.9 105 .301 .219 .269 .309 .338 .381 .418 .690 .756 83 .400 -11.5 -1.1 .630 .281 .162 3.6
AL (2 yrs) 889 629 117 5.0 112 .330 .238 .274 .317 .345 .470 .437 .787 .782 99 .464 -3.9 -0.4 .734 .328 .232 3.8

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
1992 20 ATL NL 21 0.0% 33.3% 9.5% 4.8% 25% 3.50 2.7 19.0 1.00 1.00 57% 17% 0.0% 17%
1993 21 SDP NL 51 3.9% 41.2% 5.9% 3.9% 22% 7.00 2.2 23.5 15.7 0.86 1.29 47% 23% 15.4% 7%
1994 22 SDP NL 22 4.6% 45.5% 13.6% 9.1% 40% 3.33 1.9 19.0 4.8 3.50 36% 0% 50.0% 0%
1995 23 SDP NL 262 5.3% 33.6% 7.3% 8.0% 44% 4.63 2.7 16.7 6.2 1.13 1.97 52% 15% 23.3% 14%
1996 24 DET AL 484 5.0% 32.6% 9.1% 10.5% 48% 3.59 2.7 18.0 7.2 0.86 1.33 52% 21% 18.9% 14%
1997 25 DET AL 405 4.9% 38.8% 9.6% 9.6% 48% 4.03 2.3 18.0 5.6 0.92 1.28 45% 23% 20.6% 8%
1998 26 CIN NL 147 1.4% 28.6% 17.7% 4.1% 20% 1.62 2.8 59.5 7.0 1.19 1.00 52% 18% 6.7% 17%
7 Yrs 1392 4.5% 34.7% 9.8% 8.8% 43% 3.55 2.5 19.5 6.6 0.97 1.40 50% 20% 18.9% 13%
MLB Averages 2.5% 16.1% 8.8% 7.5% 32% 1.82 5.5 35.2 7.7 0.82 1.09 71% 21% 7.5% 16%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1992 20 ATL NL -1.2 -0.1 21 0.0 0.4 -0.4 1.13 -0.1 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.85 -1.0 1.02 6
1993 21 SDP NL -3.5 -0.4 52 -0.5 0.6 -1.1 1.02 -0.1 -0.4 -1.1 -0.1 0.77 0.1 0.88 6
1994 22 SDP NL 0.6 0.1 23 0.2 0.4 -0.2 .85 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.91 1.5 1.67 4
1995 23 SDP NL -7.0 -0.7 267 -0.5 4.7 -5.1 1.00 -0.7 0.2 -12.9 -1.3 1.00 -5.4 1.34 27
1996 24 DET AL -1.4 -0.1 493 -0.8 8.0 -8.8 .94 0.3 -1.1 -3.8 -0.3 0.90 -1.0 1.78 4
1997 25 DET AL -2.6 -0.2 417 -0.5 7.0 -7.5 .97 -0.5 -0.1 0.9 0.1 0.95 -4.1 1.55 16
1998 26 CIN NL -0.4 -0.0 148 0.1 2.8 -2.7 1.18 -0.2 0.3 0.5 0.0 1.03 0.7 1.36 50
7 Yrs -15.4 -1.5 1421 -2.0 23.9 -25.9 .99 -1.2 -0.9 -15.9 -1.5 0.94 -9.2 1.37 113

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
1992 20 ATL NL 0 0 0% 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 21 SDP NL 1 0 18% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 50% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 22 SDP NL 0 0 14% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 23 SDP NL 3 0 30% 74 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 4 50% 9 5 4 5 1 4 4 2 1
1996 24 DET AL 5 0 36% 153 1 2 33% 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 11 43% 22 15 7 6 4 2 12 4 8
1997 25 DET AL 5 0 25% 122 1 7 13% 1 7 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 0 3 1 6 36% 14 12 2 3 2 1 11 4 7
1998 26 CIN NL 1 0 11% 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9% 6 6 0 2 1 0 3 2 1
7 Yrs 15 0 27% 429 4 12 25% 3 12 1 0 0 0 6 5 11 1 3 3 4 25 38% 54 40 14 16 8 7 30 12 17

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
1992 20 ATL NL 21 100% 4 1 0 6 1 0 0 1.02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 10 1 10% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
1993 21 SDP NL 51 100% 9 1 0 6 0 0 0 0.88 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 0% 5 0 0% 17 1 6% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1994 22 SDP NL 22 100% 5 0 0 4 1 0 1 1.67 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0% 1 1 100% 12 3 25% 2 2 100% 0 0 0
1995 23 SDP NL 262 100% 48 6 0 27 2 1 3 1.34 14 2 11 9 5 5 9 0 1 1 100% 50 9 18% 34 11 32% 184 25 14% 16 8 50% 22 11 50% 0
1996 24 DET AL 484 100% 106 5 0 4 1 0 0 1.78 24 0 12 20 4 10 14 0 0 0 82 10 12% 30 4 13% 274 37 14% 24 9 38% 16 6 38% 0
1997 25 DET AL 405 100% 82 7 0 16 1 1 1 1.55 20 0 13 16 4 7 13 0 0 0 78 3 4% 30 5 17% 270 44 16% 25 10 40% 17 9 53% 0
1998 26 CIN NL 147 100% 30 10 0 50 11 0 6 1.36 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 30 3 10% 9 3 33% 125 16 13% 8 3 38% 6 3 50% 0
7 Yrs 1392 100% 284 30 0 113 17 2 11 1.37 63 2 41 47 16 25 38 0 1 1 100% 253 25 10% 110 24 22% 892 127 14% 76 32 42% 62 29 47% 0
MLB Averages 56% 72% 10% 35% 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
1992 20 ATL NL 21 89 4.24 55 61.8% 29.1% 25.5% 23.6% 21.8% 70.9% 0.0% 43.8% 64.1% 23.8% 0.0% 0 0 19.0% 4 2 9.5% 2 2 3 4 42.9% 0 0 0
1993 21 SDP NL 48 195 4.06 132 67.7% 21.2% 28.0% 31.1% 18.9% 78.0% 0.0% 52.8% 63.5% 39.6% 0.0% 0 0 10.4% 5 4 2.1% 1 0 4 15 21.1% 3 0 1
1994 22 SDP NL 22 111 5.05 65 58.6% 13.8% 41.5% 29.2% 13.8% 84.6% 0.0% 49.5% 50.0% 40.9% 0.0% 0 0 18.2% 4 2 9.1% 2 1 0 10 0.0% 0 0 1
1995 23 SDP NL 233 888 3.81 557 62.7% 20.3% 28.4% 27.8% 23.5% 79.7% 0.0% 50.0% 64.4% 41.6% 3.9% 9 1 14.6% 34 21 8.2% 19 10 23 56 29.1% 29 0 0
1996 24 DET AL 471 1849 3.93 1136 61.7% 24.4% 25.3% 26.8% 23.4% 75.5% 1.1% 46.6% 66.5% 36.7% 6.2% 29 9 14.2% 67 24 9.8% 46 31 41 113 26.6% 13 0 1
1997 25 DET AL 401 1575 3.93 981 63.0% 22.7% 32.2% 24.7% 20.4% 77.3% 3.2% 48.7% 58.3% 43.4% 3.7% 15 2 9.2% 37 12 7.5% 30 17 41 115 26.3% 4 0 0
1998 26 CIN NL 147 590 4.01 335 57.2% 23.6% 26.3% 26.6% 23.6% 76.4% 1.6% 43.7% 65.6% 37.4% 10.2% 15 1 17.7% 26 8 9.5% 14 10 13 29 31.0% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1343 5297 3.94 3261 61.9% 22.8% 28.4% 26.5% 22.1% 77.1% 1.5% 47.7% 63.0% 39.6% 5.1% 68 13 13.2% 177 73 8.5% 114 71 125 342 26.8% 49 0 3
MLB Averages 3.69 61.9% 25.6% 14.8% 26.8% 32.7% 74.3% 1.8% 46.0% 80.0% 30.7% 5.5% 15.6% 9.0% 28.1%

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
1992 20 12 21 19 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .211 .286 .263 .549 53 5 0 0 0 0 0
1993 21 31 72 66 4 13 1 0 2 4 0 0 5 28 .197 .264 .303 .567 53 20 0 1 0 0 0
1994 22 41 94 85 6 18 2 0 3 8 0 0 8 38 .212 .287 .341 .628 68 29 0 1 0 0 0
1995 23 139 356 319 38 66 8 1 17 46 2 3 27 126 .207 .279 .398 .677 79 127 9 6 1 3 0
1996 24 259 840 750 109 172 31 5 41 106 3 5 71 284 .229 .304 .448 .752 92 336 19 12 1 6 2
1997 25 375 1245 1109 155 254 49 6 61 170 4 12 110 441 .229 .306 .449 .755 94 498 22 17 1 8 8
1998 26 458 1392 1228 163 284 53 6 63 187 4 12 136 483 .231 .314 .438 .752 94 538 25 17 1 10 9

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
1992 20 12 22 20 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 .250 .318 .300 .618 2 12
1993 21 19 52 48 4 10 0 0 2 3 0 3 21 .208 .269 .333 .603 4 19
1994 22 14 31 27 3 7 1 0 1 5 0 4 14 .259 .355 .407 .762 4 10
1995 23 110 294 263 36 54 7 1 16 43 2 21 99 .205 .276 .422 .699 29 98
1996 24 120 473 423 62 98 21 4 22 53 1 41 158 .232 .307 .456 .763 58 120
1997 25 116 404 358 45 81 18 1 20 62 1 39 157 .226 .309 .450 .759 48 116
1998 26 83 145 118 8 29 4 0 2 17 0 25 42 .246 .372 .331 .703 15 83
7 Yrs 474 1421 1257 158 284 52 6 63 184 4 135 498 .226 .308 .427 .735 160 458
162 Game Avg. 162 486 430 54 97 18 2 22 63 1 46 170 .226 .308 .427 .735 55 458



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
1996 AL  158 (2nd)
1997 AL  157 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1992 NL  born 1971-12-28 (1st)
1993 NL  born 1971-12-28 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1975), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (1163rd), -2.3 career WAR/-2.3 7yr-peak WAR/-2.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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