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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1995 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Padres/Reds/Braves 1992-1998

Final Game: September 14, 1998 (Age 26)
Relatives: Brother of Wil Nieves
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Standard Batting

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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
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

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 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
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
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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)

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)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (1154th), -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

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199321San Diego Padres$109,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199422San Diego Padres$118,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199523San Diego Padres$125,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199624Detroit Tigers$170,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199725Detroit Tigers$335,0001997 AP survey
199826Cincinnati Reds$820,00011/23/98 USA TodayIncludes $20,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,677,000
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: Melvin (Ramos) Melvin Nieves

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