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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, 13,812th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Reds/Braves 1992-1998

Last Game: September 14, 1998 (Age 26.260)
Relatives: Brother of Wil Nieves
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1992 ATL NL 20 OF 6 2 2 35.0 11 8 0 3 0 .727 1 27 2.06 1.33 .983 2.34 2.33
1992 ATL NL 20 LF 3 1 1 13.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 1 65 2.77 1.33 .980 2.15 2.17
1992 ATL NL 20 RF 3 1 1 22.0 6 4 0 2 0 .667 0 5 1.64 1.33 .978 2.09 2.07
1993 SDP NL 21 OF 15 11 8 104.1 29 27 0 2 0 .931 -1 -16 2.33 1.80 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 SDP NL 21 RF 15 11 8 104.1 30 28 0 2 0 .933 -1 -16 2.42 1.87 .976 2.17 2.15
1994 SDP NL 22 OF 6 4 2 36.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 3.00 2.00 .980 2.25 2.23
1994 SDP NL 22 RF 4 2 1 22.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 2.45 1.50 .975 2.17 2.17
1994 SDP NL 22 LF 2 2 1 14.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 9 3.86 3.00 .982 1.93 1.90
1995 SDP NL 23 OF 79 49 36 491.0 101 95 5 1 1 .990 -6 -16 1.83 1.27 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 SDP NL 23 LF 62 42 31 400.0 81 75 5 1 1 .988 -6 -17 1.80 1.29 .972 1.87 1.86
1995 SDP NL 23 RF 15 5 4 69.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 1.70 0.87 .978 2.07 2.07
1995 SDP NL 23 CF 6 2 1 22.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -98 2.86 1.17 .984 2.50 2.47
1995 SDP NL 23 1B 2 1 0 6.1 12 11 0 1 1 .917 0 19 15.63 5.50 .993 9.66 9.65
1996 DET AL 24 OF 105 104 91 902.1 229 207 9 13 2 .943 -18 -24 2.15 2.06 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 DET AL 24 RF 84 83 72 720.0 176 160 7 9 2 .949 -15 -26 2.09 1.99 .979 2.17 2.16
1996 DET AL 24 LF 21 21 19 182.1 53 47 2 4 0 .925 -3 -20 2.42 2.33 .979 2.18 2.17
1996 DET AL 24 DH 11 11
1997 DET AL 25 RF 100 83 79 753.1 195 187 4 4 1 .979 -9 -14 2.28 1.91 .978 2.18 2.16
1997 DET AL 25 OF 99 83 79 758.1 195 187 4 4 1 .979 -9 -14 2.27 1.93 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 DET AL 25 DH 11 7
1997 DET AL 25 CF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 0.50 .990 2.70 2.70
1998 CIN NL 26 OF 25 18 11 161.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -12 1.79 1.28 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 CIN NL 26 RF 22 16 9 140.0 28 27 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.80 1.27 .976 2.08 2.07
1998 CIN NL 26 DH 3 3
1998 CIN NL 26 LF 3 2 2 21.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 1.29 1.00 .973 1.89 1.87
7 Seasons OF 335 271 229 2488.0 609 566 20 23 4 .962 -36 -18 2.12 1.75 .982 2.30 2.27
7 Seasons RF 243 201 174 1830.2 454 425 12 17 3 .963 -26 -17 2.15 1.80 .978 2.16 2.14
5 Seasons LF 91 68 54 630.1 148 134 8 6 1 .959 -8 -16 2.03 1.56 .975 1.97 1.94
3 Seasons DH 25 21
2 Seasons CF 8 2 1 27.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -89 2.67 1.00 .985 2.53 2.53
1 Season 1B 2 1 0 6.1 12 11 0 1 1 .917 0 19 15.63 5.50 .993 9.66 9.65
7 Seasons TOT 337 272 229 2494.1 621 577 20 24 5 .961 -36 -18 2.15 1.77 .982 2.32 2.32
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1992 ATL NL 20 LF 1 65 1 1 0 0
1992 ATL NL 20 RF 0 5 0 0 0 0
1993 SDP NL 21 RF -1 -16 -1 0 -2 0
1994 SDP NL 22 RF -1 -38 -1 -1 0 0
1994 SDP NL 22 LF 0 9 0 0 -0 0
1995 SDP NL 23 LF -6 -17 -8 -3 -4 2
1995 SDP NL 23 RF 1 17 0 -1 1 1
1995 SDP NL 23 CF -2 -98 -2 -2 -0 0
1995 SDP NL 23 1B 0 19 0 0 0 0
1996 DET AL 24 RF -15 -26 -12 -5 -7 -3
1996 DET AL 24 LF -3 -20 -1 -0 -1 -2
1997 DET AL 25 RF -9 -14 -11 -8 -3 2
1997 DET AL 25 CF -0 -48 -0 0 -0 0
1998 CIN NL 26 RF -1 -10 -2 -1 -1 1
1998 CIN NL 26 LF -0 -23 -0 0 -0 0
7 Seasons RF -26 -17 -27 -15 -12 1
5 Seasons LF -8 -16 -8 -3 -5 0
2 Seasons CF -2 -89 -2 -2 -1 0
1 Season 1B 0 19 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT -36 -18 -37 -19 -18 0 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1992 ATL NL 20 12 2 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 0 7 0
1993 SDP NL 21 19 11 19 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0 7 0
1994 SDP NL 22 10 4 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 4 0
1995 SDP NL 23 98 50 98 80 0 0 2 0 0 0 62 6 15 83 0 30 2
1996 DET AL 24 120 115 120 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 84 105 11 5 0
1997 DET AL 25 116 91 116 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100 102 11 19 0
1998 CIN NL 26 83 21 83 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 22 25 3 60 0
7 Seasons 458 294 458 337 0 0 2 0 0 0 91 8 243 342 25 132 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1992 ATL NL 20 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 92 61% 82% 38% 7 57%
1993 SDP NL 21 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 15 9 60.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 441 52% 74% 42% 49 57%
1994 SDP NL 22 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 0 0 0 0 0 97 73% 84% 36% 11 55%
1995 SDP NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 14 9 64.3% 5 0 0.0% 0 308 59% 77% 41% 36 36%
1996 DET AL 24 9 0 8 1 1 7 0 2 4 1 64 26 1 27 5 0 14 9 0 14 3 1 20 11 1 139 54 38.8% 82 3 2.2% 4 3393 53% 77% 39% 376 44%
1997 DET AL 25 4 0 4 0 1 4 0 1 2 1 46 27 1 27 11 1 16 13 0 10 1 0 26 12 1 125 64 51.2% 58 3 2.4% 1 3271 56% 78% 41% 387 49%
1998 CIN NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 12 8 66.7% 4 0 0.0% 1 596 58% 79% 41% 52 52%
7 Seasons 17 0 14 3 3 12 0 3 6 3 124 62 2 65 22 1 35 25 0 29 6 1 56 30 2 309 145 46.9% 158 6 1.9% 6 8198 55% 78% 40% 918 47%
MLB Averages 43.0% 2.5% 58% 78% 40% 52%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1992 ATL NL 20 1 0 1 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 0 0 48 71% 96% 46% 7 57%
1994 SDP NL 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 1 62 48% 68% 31% 10 60%
1995 SDP NL 23 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 3 0 1 24 19 1 20 8 0 10 6 0 6 2 0 6 5 1 66 40 60.6% 24 2 3.0% 3 1709 58% 75% 35% 191 41%
1996 DET AL 24 4 0 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 15 12 0 17 5 0 9 4 0 2 0 0 7 5 0 50 26 52.0% 24 0 0.0% 2 864 57% 73% 40% 107 46%
1998 CIN NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 93 66% 81% 45% 5 60%
5 Seasons 6 0 6 0 2 8 0 5 1 1 42 33 1 40 13 0 20 11 0 8 2 0 14 11 1 124 70 56.5% 51 2 1.6% 6 2776 58% 75% 37% 320 44%
MLB Averages 60.9% 2.7% 58% 78% 40% 49%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1995 SDP NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 98 73% 72% 47% 15 47%
1997 DET AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 23 61% 74% 52% 3 33%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 121 71% 73% 48% 18 44%
MLB Averages 42.1% 2.0% 58% 78% 40% 54%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1995 SDP NL 23 27 48% 93% 52% 2 50% 0 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1 Season 27 48% 93% 52% 2 50% 0 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 33% 92% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  2 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1996 AL  13 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1997 AL  2.28 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  1.99 (5th)

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

             

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