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Chris Nelson

Christopher Lars Nelson (twitter: @ChrisNelson543)

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

Born: September 3, 1985 in Escondido, California, United States
High School: Redan HS (Stone Mountain, GA)
School: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (9th) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from Redan HS (Stone Mountain, GA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2005: Rated #26 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2008: Rated #80 Prospect

Major League Stats

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 18 -2.9 Casper PION Rk COL 38 169 147 36 51 6 3 4 20 6 5 20 42 .347 .432 .510 .942 75 2 2 0 0 0
2005 19 -2.9 Asheville SALL A COL 79 349 315 51 76 13 3 3 38 7 4 25 88 .241 .304 .330 .634 104 2 5 0 4 0
2006 20 -2.0 Waikiki HIWB WRk 26 97 88 11 23 5 1 1 13 3 1 4 19 .261 .305 .375 .680 33 2 2 2 1 0
2006 20 -1.8 Asheville SALL A COL 118 517 466 69 121 38 1 11 76 14 2 32 101 .260 .313 .416 .729 194 9 7 5 7 0
2007 21 -1.8 Modesto CALL A+ COL 133 600 529 97 153 42 7 19 99 27 5 55 92 .289 .358 .503 .861 266 11 7 0 9 2
2008 22 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ COL 81 361 313 40 72 19 2 4 47 6 3 37 77 .230 .315 .342 .657 107 10 4 2 5 1
2008 22 -0.6 Modesto CALL A+ COL 8 32 30 2 5 1 0 1 5 0 2 2 8 .167 .219 .300 .519 9 0 0 0 0 0
2008 22 -2.4 Tulsa TL AA COL 73 329 283 38 67 18 2 3 42 6 1 35 69 .237 .324 .346 .670 98 10 4 2 5 1
2008 22 -0.9 Phoenix AZFL Fal 29 97 84 22 27 3 1 6 17 2 2 11 15 .321 .392 .595 .987 50 2 0 0 2 0
2009 23 -1.1 Tulsa TL AA COL 29 122 107 21 30 5 2 4 17 5 2 12 21 .280 .355 .477 .832 51 1 1 1 1 1
2010 24 -3.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 85 356 319 60 100 15 3 12 55 7 3 29 53 .313 .376 .492 .868 157 8 4 2 2 1
2010 24 -4.8 COL NL MLB COL 17 27 25 7 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .280 .308 .320 .628 8 1 0 1 0 0
2011 25 -2.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 73 315 289 52 95 20 5 11 65 3 3 17 48 .329 .366 .547 .913 158 17 3 1 5 0
2011 25 -3.8 COL NL MLB COL 63 189 180 20 45 10 1 4 16 3 1 7 35 .250 .280 .383 .664 69 5 1 0 1 1
2012 26 -0.8 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 13 54 51 12 15 4 1 0 8 1 1 2 12 .294 .333 .412 .745 21 1 1 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 -2.4 COL NL MLB COL 111 377 345 45 104 21 3 9 53 2 1 27 84 .301 .352 .458 .810 158 9 1 2 2 4
2013 27 -1.6 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB LAA-COL-NYY 64 227 211 19 48 4 4 3 24 2 1 13 66 .227 .273 .327 .600 69 8 1 0 2 0
2013 27 0.1 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 34 144 134 20 44 11 0 6 24 4 0 8 23 .328 .361 .545 .906 73 3 0 0 2 0
2013 27 -1.3 COL NL MLB COL 21 71 66 6 16 1 2 0 4 0 0 4 19 .242 .282 .318 .600 21 1 0 0 1 0
2013 27 -1.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 10 37 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .222 .243 .278 .521 10 3 0 0 0 0
2013 27 -1.7 LAA AL MLB LAA 33 119 109 10 24 1 2 3 18 2 1 8 36 .220 .277 .349 .626 38 4 1 0 1 0
2014 28 1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN-SDP 87 363 319 39 89 15 1 6 59 0 2 36 68 .279 .355 .389 .744 124 12 4 0 4 2
2014 28 1.0 Louisville IL AAA CIN 63 261 237 26 65 9 0 4 38 0 2 18 52 .274 .330 .363 .692 86 7 3 0 3 2
2014 28 1.4 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 24 102 82 13 24 6 1 2 21 0 0 18 16 .293 .422 .463 .885 38 5 1 0 1 0
2014 28 -0.2 SDP NL MLB SDP 27 81 73 5 17 3 0 0 7 1 2 7 14 .233 .296 .274 .570 20 5 0 0 1 1
2015 29 2.1 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA WSN-MIL-PHI 73 237 218 20 51 16 1 4 29 3 0 18 39 .234 .291 .372 .663 81 4 0 0 1 0
2015 29 2.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA MIL 29 75 70 4 10 2 1 1 10 1 0 5 17 .143 .200 .243 .443 17 1 0 0 0 0
2015 29 2.1 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 16 58 54 5 15 4 0 0 5 1 0 4 8 .278 .328 .352 .679 19 1 0 0 0 0
2015 29 2.1 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 28 104 94 11 26 10 0 3 14 1 0 9 14 .277 .337 .479 .815 45 2 0 0 1 0
2015 29 0.7 Hermosillo MXPW FgW 15 63 56 3 9 3 0 0 5 0 0 7 11 .161 .254 .214 .468 12 2 0 0 0 1
2016 30 3.5 Albuquerque PCL AAA COL 64 202 187 19 46 5 1 3 33 0 0 8 32 .246 .290 .332 .622 62 8 4 2 1 0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 282 901 834 96 221 39 8 16 100 9 5 55 203 .265 .311 .388 .699 324 28 3 3 6 6
Minors (13 seasons) Minors 907 3789 3394 536 943 209 30 87 570 83 30 299 696 .278 .340 .434 .774 1473 88 42 13 41 7
Other (2 seasons) Other 55 194 172 33 50 8 2 7 30 5 3 15 34 .291 .349 .483 .832 83 4 2 2 3 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 1259 4947 4456 668 1223 259 40 110 705 97 38 376 944 .274 .334 .425 .759 1892 122 47 18 50 14
A (2 seasons) Minors 197 866 781 120 197 51 4 14 114 21 6 57 189 .252 .309 .382 .691 298 11 12 5 11 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 141 632 559 99 158 43 7 20 104 27 7 57 100 .283 .351 .492 .843 275 11 7 0 9 2
AA (2 seasons) Minors 102 451 390 59 97 23 4 7 59 11 3 47 90 .249 .333 .382 .715 149 11 5 3 6 2
AAA (7 seasons) Minors 429 1671 1517 222 440 86 12 42 273 18 9 118 275 .290 .345 .446 .790 676 53 16 5 15 3

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2004 18 Casper PION Rk COL SS 17 64 22 37 5 7 .922 3.47
2005 19 Asheville SALL A COL SS 69 69 577.0 342 116 202 24 37 .930 4.96 4.61
2006 20 Waikiki HIWB WRk 2B 2 2 11.0 7 1 5 1 1 .857 4.91 3.00
2006 20 Waikiki HIWB WRk SS 22 21 177.1 77 25 47 5 12 .935 3.65 3.27
2006 20 Asheville SALL A COL SS 109 109 949.2 499 142 316 41 62 .918 4.34 4.20
2007 21 Modesto CALL A+ COL SS 130 129 1141.0 580 201 348 31 69 .947 4.33 4.22
2008 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ COL SS 77 76 673.0 373 117 230 26 56 .930 4.64 4.51
2008 22 Modesto CALL A+ COL SS 5 5 45.0 28 13 13 2 4 .929 5.20 5.20
2008 22 Tulsa TL AA COL SS 72 71 628.0 345 104 217 24 52 .930 4.60 4.46
2008 22 Phoenix AZFL Fal 2B 29 25 212.0 103 41 59 3 15 .971 4.25 3.45
2008 22 Phoenix AZFL Fal 3B 1 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
2009 23 Tulsa TL AA COL 2B 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 23 Tulsa TL AA COL SS 28 28 234.0 99 30 63 6 15 .939 3.58 3.32
2010 24 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 23 21 177.2 104 43 59 2 19 .981 5.17 4.43
2010 24 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3B 11 10 87.2 22 5 14 3 5 .864 1.95 1.73
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2010 24 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL LF 1 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 24 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL SS 52 49 428.0 226 70 142 14 36 .938 4.46 4.08
2010 24 COL NL MLB COL 2B 4 26.0 17 8 7 2 0 .882 5.19 3.75
2010 24 COL NL MLB COL 3B 4 14.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.57 1.00
2011 25 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 23 20 164.0 100 39 58 3 16 .970 5.32 4.22
2011 25 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3B 12 10 82.0 20 4 15 1 0 .950 2.09 1.58
2011 25 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL SS 40 39 331.0 177 55 114 8 23 .955 4.60 4.23
2011 25 COL NL MLB COL 2B 29 209.0 97 36 58 3 15 .969 4.05 3.24
2011 25 COL NL MLB COL 3B 24 131.0 48 9 35 4 2 .917 3.02 1.83
2011 25 COL NL MLB COL SS 2 22.0 7 0 6 1 0 .857 2.45 3.00
2012 26 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 2 2 15.0 10 3 7 0 2 1.000 6.00 5.00
2012 26 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3B 9 9 67.0 20 6 13 1 2 .950 2.55 2.11
2012 26 COL NL MLB COL 2B 21 155.0 94 39 54 1 13 .989 5.40 4.43
2012 26 COL NL MLB COL 3B 92 647.0 175 45 118 12 14 .931 2.27 1.77
2012 26 COL NL MLB COL SS 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2013 27 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB LAA-COL-NYY 3B 57 481.0 120 25 89 6 3 .950 2.13 2.00
2013 27 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 2B 9 9 79.0 32 15 17 0 2 1.000 3.65 3.56
2013 27 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 3B 14 11 88.0 34 6 26 2 4 .941 3.27 2.29
2013 27 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA LF 3 3 24.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.88 1.67
2013 27 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA SS 10 10 83.0 43 15 28 0 6 1.000 4.66 4.30
2013 27 COL NL MLB COL 3B 19 157.0 48 7 38 3 1 .938 2.58 2.37
2013 27 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 10 83.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.84 1.70
2013 27 LAA AL MLB LAA 2B 2 3.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 6.00 1.00
2013 27 LAA AL MLB LAA 3B 28 241.0 55 13 39 3 2 .945 1.94 1.86
2014 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA SDP-CIN 1B 7 5 42.0 40 40 0 0 6 1.000 8.57 5.71
2014 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA SDP-CIN 2B 8 8 73.0 48 16 30 2 7 .958 5.67 5.75
2014 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN-SDP 3B 65 60 529.2 160 38 116 6 10 .963 2.62 2.37
2014 28 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 1B 5 5 36.0 34 34 0 0 5 1.000 8.50 6.80
2014 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1B 2 0 6.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 3.00
2014 28 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 2B 6 6 57.0 36 13 22 1 3 .972 5.53 5.83
2014 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN 2B 2 2 16.0 12 3 8 1 4 .917 6.19 5.50
2014 28 El Paso PCL AAA SDP 3B 14 12 112.2 44 13 30 1 1 .977 3.43 3.07
2014 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN 3B 51 48 417.0 116 25 86 5 9 .957 2.40 2.18
2014 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN LF 10 9 78.0 21 18 1 2 0 .905 2.19 1.90
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2014 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 28 SDP NL MLB SDP 1B 1 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 2.00
2014 28 SDP NL MLB SDP 2B 3 27.0 13 3 9 1 0 .923 4.00 4.00
2014 28 SDP NL MLB SDP 3B 20 127.0 37 10 26 1 2 .973 2.55 1.80
2015 29 2 Teams IL AAA WSN-PHI 2B 19 152.1 84 37 46 1 9 .988 4.90 4.37
2015 29 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA MIL-WSN-PHI 3B 27 198.1 56 16 35 5 7 .911 2.31 1.89
2015 29 Colorado Springs PCL AAA MIL 3B 17 120.2 38 10 24 4 3 .895 2.54 2.00
2015 29 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 2B 6 52.0 24 10 14 0 2 1.000 4.15 4.00
2015 29 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 3B 1 9.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
2015 29 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 2B 13 100.1 60 27 32 1 7 .983 5.29 4.54
2015 29 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 3B 9 68.2 17 6 11 0 4 1.000 2.23 1.89
2015 29 Hermosillo MXPW FgW 2B 1 9.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 4.00 4.00
2015 29 Hermosillo MXPW FgW 3B 13 115.0 32 9 18 5 4 .844 2.11 2.08
2015 29 Hermosillo MXPW FgW LF 2 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.70 1.50
2016 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA COL 2B 3 3 25.0 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 3.60 3.33
2016 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA COL 3B 35 33 284.0 79 22 51 6 5 .924 2.31 2.09
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 2B 59 420.0 223 86 130 7 28 .969 4.63 3.66
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 3B 197 1400.0 384 91 270 23 21 .940 2.32 1.83
MLB (2 seasons) MLB SS 3 24.0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 2.62 2.33
Minors (1 season) Minors 1B 7 5 42.0 40 40 0 0 6 1.000 8.57 5.71
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 2B 88 63 687.0 388 157 223 8 55 .979 4.98 4.32
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 3B 173 133 1336.2 391 97 270 24 33 .939 2.47 2.12
Minors (3 seasons) Minors LF 14 12 106.1 26 22 2 2 0 .923 2.03 1.71
Minors (9 seasons) Minors SS 532 509 4416.2 2403 768 1480 155 311 .935 4.46 4.23
Other (2 seasons) Other 2B 31 27 223.0 110 42 64 4 16 .964 4.28 3.42
All Levels (1 Season) 1B 8 5 44.0 42 41 1 0 7 1.000 8.59 5.25
All Levels (10 Seasons) 2B 179 90 1339.0 725 285 421 19 99 .974 4.75 3.94
All Levels (8 Seasons) 3B 384 133 2857.2 809 197 560 52 58 .936 2.38 1.97
All Levels (4 Seasons) LF 16 12 116.1 29 25 2 2 0 .931 2.09 1.69
All Levels (10 Seasons) SS 557 530 4618.0 2488 794 1533 161 323 .935 4.42 4.18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2004 18 Casper Rockies Pioneer League Rk 2004-07-09 2004-09-06
2005 19 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League A 2005-04-07 2005-09-05
2006 20 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League A 2006-04-06 2006-09-04
2006 20 Waikiki Beach Boys Hawaii Winter Baseball WRk 2006-10-01 2006-11-21
2007 21 Modesto Nuts California League A+ 2007-04-05 2007-09-03
2008 22 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA 2008-04-03 2008-09-01
2008 22 Modesto Nuts California League A+ 2008-07-17 2008-07-30
2008 22 Phoenix Desert Dogs Arizona Fall League Fal 2008-10-07 2008-11-20
2009 23 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA 2009-04-09 2009-05-22
2010 24 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-05-08 2010-08-30
2010 24 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2010-06-19 2010-10-03
2011 25 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2011-04-07 2011-09-03
2011 25 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2011-05-30 2011-09-24
2012 26 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2012-04-06 2012-10-01
2012 26 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2012-05-21 2012-08-04
2013 27 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-27
2013 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 2013-05-04 2013-05-14
2013 27 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB 3 2013-05-21 2013-08-28
2013 27 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League AAA 2013-06-17 2013-07-30
2014 28 Louisville Bats International League AAA 2014-04-08 2014-06-15
2014 28 El Paso Chihuahuas Pacific Coast League AAA 2014-06-19 2014-07-13
2014 28 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 2014-07-18 2014-08-29
2015 29 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League AAA 1 2015-04-09 2015-05-05
2015 29 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2015-05-09 2015-06-15
2015 29 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA 2 2015-06-23 2015-07-24
2015 29 Naranjeros de Hermosillo Mexican Pacific Winter League FgW 2015-10-27 2015-11-22
2016 30 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA 2016-04-07 2016-08-29

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