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Joe Nelson

Joseph George Nelson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: October 25, 1974 in Alameda, California, United States
High School: St. Joseph's Notre Dame (Alameda, CA)
School: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 4th round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA).

Major League Stats

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Pitching: 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2008

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1996 21 0.1 Eugene NORW A- ATL 5 3 .625 4.37 5.53 14 13 0 0 0 0 70.0 69 43 34 5 29 1 67 5 0 6 309 1.400 8.9 0.6 3.7 8.6 2.31
1997 22 -0.4 Durham CARL A+ ATL 10 6 .625 4.76 5.34 25 24 0 0 0 0 124.2 114 74 66 17 61 1 99 12 0 5 543 1.404 8.2 1.2 4.4 7.1 1.62
1998 23 -0.6 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 6 9 .400 4.98 6.31 45 12 15 1 1 2 108.1 124 76 60 9 69 2 74 5 1 11 506 1.782 10.3 0.7 5.7 6.1 1.07
1999 24 -1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA ATL 3 4 .429 3.52 4.64 37 3 17 0 0 9 64.0 52 33 25 4 29 2 68 3 0 3 280 1.266 7.3 0.6 4.1 9.6 2.34
1999 24 -0.2 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 1 1 .500 2.37 4.45 25 0 15 0 0 8 30.1 19 15 8 2 14 2 37 3 0 0 130 1.088 5.6 0.6 4.2 11.0 2.64
1999 24 -2.9 Richmond IL AAA ATL 2 3 .400 4.54 4.81 12 3 2 0 0 1 33.2 33 18 17 2 15 0 31 0 0 3 150 1.426 8.8 0.5 4.0 8.3 2.07
2000 25 4.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--Rk ATL 1 0 1.000 2.25 4.50 7 0 2 0 0 1 8.0 6 4 2 0 4 0 14 0 0 0 34 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 15.8 3.50
2000 25 5.4 Braves GULF Rk ATL 1 0 1.000 2.25 2.25 4 0 1 0 0 1 4.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 18 1.500 6.8 0.0 6.8 15.8 2.33
2000 25 4.0 Jamestown NYPL A- ATL 0 0 2.25 6.75 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 3 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 16 1.000 6.8 0.0 2.2 15.8 7.00
2001 26 -1.3 Richmond IL AAA ATL 1 2 .333 1.13 1.13 29 0 12 0 0 8 39.2 23 5 5 1 14 2 40 0 0 3 152 0.933 5.2 0.2 3.2 9.1 2.86
2001 26 -2.9 ATL NL MLB ATL 0 0 36.00 40.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 7 9 8 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 16 4.500 31.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.00
2002 27 2.5 Trenton EL AA BOS 0 0 14.54 16.62 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 9 8 7 1 2 0 3 1 0 2 25 2.538 18.7 2.1 4.2 6.2 1.50
2004 29 3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BOS 3 2 .600 2.96 3.83 41 0 24 0 0 13 51.2 43 22 17 2 24 0 80 3 0 2 225 1.297 7.5 0.3 4.2 13.9 3.33
2004 29 4.7 Portland EL AA BOS 3 2 .600 1.78 2.37 25 0 22 0 0 13 30.1 16 8 6 1 15 0 49 1 0 1 123 1.022 4.7 0.3 4.5 14.5 3.27
2004 29 1.8 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 0 0 4.64 5.91 16 0 2 0 0 0 21.1 27 14 11 1 9 0 31 2 0 1 102 1.688 11.4 0.4 3.8 13.1 3.44
2004 29 0.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 0 0 16.88 16.88 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 4 5 5 0 3 0 5 2 0 0 17 2.625 13.5 0.0 10.1 16.9 1.67
2005 30 3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TBD-STL 0 3 .000 3.64 4.25 44 0 20 0 0 7 59.1 45 28 24 10 28 1 84 2 0 7 255 1.230 6.8 1.5 4.2 12.7 3.00
2005 30 5.5 Springfield TL AA STL 0 0 2.02 2.02 9 0 6 0 0 1 13.1 4 3 3 1 7 0 22 1 0 1 52 0.825 2.7 0.7 4.7 14.8 3.14
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2005 30 3.2 Durham IL AAA TBD 0 3 .000 4.11 4.89 35 0 14 0 0 6 46.0 41 25 21 9 21 1 62 1 0 6 203 1.348 8.0 1.8 4.1 12.1 2.95
2006 31 4.1 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 2 2 .500 1.97 2.53 24 0 19 0 0 7 32.0 19 9 7 4 12 2 39 4 0 2 126 0.969 5.3 1.1 3.4 11.0 3.25
2006 31 2.6 KCR AL MLB KCR 1 1 .500 4.43 4.43 43 0 20 0 0 9 44.2 37 22 22 5 24 4 44 1 0 1 193 1.366 7.5 1.0 4.8 8.9 1.83
2008 33 6.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA FLA 1 1 .500 2.10 2.10 19 0 19 0 0 11 25.2 17 6 6 1 6 0 36 1 0 1 98 0.896 6.0 0.4 2.1 12.6 6.00
2008 33 4.1 FLA NL MLB FLA 3 1 .750 2.00 2.67 59 0 20 0 0 1 54.0 42 16 12 5 22 4 60 2 0 3 230 1.185 7.0 0.8 3.7 10.0 2.73
2009 34 7.0 Durham IL AAA TBR 2 2 .500 6.23 7.27 13 0 4 0 0 0 17.1 22 14 12 4 11 1 14 2 0 0 85 1.904 11.4 2.1 5.7 7.3 1.27
2009 34 5.9 TBR AL MLB TBR 3 0 1.000 4.02 4.91 42 0 13 0 0 3 40.1 32 22 18 7 27 1 36 1 1 3 182 1.463 7.1 1.6 6.0 8.0 1.33
2010 35 8.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA BOS-SEA 3 2 .600 3.64 3.94 24 0 4 0 0 1 29.2 28 13 12 1 21 1 29 1 0 2 134 1.652 8.5 0.3 6.4 8.8 1.38
2010 35 8.1 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 0 0 6.75 6.75 8 0 1 0 0 0 8.0 10 6 6 0 7 0 8 0 0 1 41 2.125 11.2 0.0 7.9 9.0 1.14
2010 35 8.4 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 3 2 .600 2.49 2.91 16 0 3 0 0 1 21.2 18 7 6 1 14 1 21 1 0 1 93 1.477 7.5 0.4 5.8 8.7 1.50
2010 35 7.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 0 0 9.72 9.72 8 0 4 0 0 0 8.1 14 9 9 2 6 0 9 0 0 0 45 2.400 15.1 2.2 6.5 9.7 1.50
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 7 2 .778 4.38 4.91 157 0 58 0 0 13 152.0 136 83 74 20 84 9 154 7 1 7 683 1.447 8.1 1.2 5.0 9.1 1.83
Minors (13 seasons) Minors 37 36 .507 3.93 4.75 326 52 137 1 1 59 634.2 571 335 277 59 310 13 647 39 1 44 2772 1.388 8.1 0.8 4.4 9.2 2.09
All Levels (13 Seasons) 44 38 .537 4.02 4.78 483 52 195 1 1 72 786.2 707 418 351 79 394 22 801 46 2 51 3455 1.400 8.1 0.9 4.5 9.2 2.03
A- (2 seasons) Minors 5 3 .625 4.26 5.59 17 13 1 0 0 0 74.0 72 46 35 5 30 1 74 5 0 6 325 1.378 8.8 0.6 3.6 9.0 2.47
AA (5 seasons) Minors 10 12 .455 4.05 5.30 108 12 59 1 1 24 186.2 172 110 84 14 107 4 185 11 1 15 836 1.495 8.3 0.7 5.2 8.9 1.73
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 11 15 .423 3.34 3.82 172 3 76 0 0 34 245.1 210 104 91 23 109 7 282 11 0 18 1050 1.300 7.7 0.8 4.0 10.3 2.59

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
1996 21 0.2 Eugene NORW A- ATL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 22 -0.4 Durham CARL A+ ATL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 23 -1.1 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 45 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 1 0 0 0 0
1999 24 -2.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA ATL 38 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 24 -0.6 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 24 -3.1 Richmond IL AAA ATL 13 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--Rk ATL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 25 5.8 Braves GULF Rk ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 25 4.1 Jamestown NYPL A- ATL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 26 -1.3 Richmond IL AAA ATL 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 26 -3.3 ATL NL MLB ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 27 2.6 Trenton EL AA BOS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BOS 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 29 4.5 Portland EL AA BOS 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 29 1.7 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 29 -0.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA STL-TBD 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 5.6 Springfield TL AA STL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2005 30 2.7 Durham IL AAA TBD 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 31 4.2 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 31 1.9 KCR AL MLB KCR 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 6.0 Albuquerque PCL AAA FLA 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 4.3 FLA NL MLB FLA 59 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 6.7 Durham IL AAA TBR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 5.0 TBR AL MLB TBR 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA BOS-SEA 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 8.0 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 8.0 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 6.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 157 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (13 seasons) Minors 327 21 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .143 .100 .243 2 1 0 0 0 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 484 22 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .095 .136 .095 .232 2 1 0 0 0 0
A- (2 seasons) Minors 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (5 seasons) Minors 108 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 1 0 0 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 173 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
1996 21 Eugene NORW A- ATL P 14 12 7 4 1 0 .917 0.79 6 4 40%
1997 22 Durham CARL A+ ATL P 25 51 20 30 1 5 .980 2.00 13 7 35%
1998 23 Greenville SOUL AA ATL P 45 36 11 22 3 0 .917 0.73 9 9 50%
1999 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL P 37 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 0.35 9 2 18%
1999 24 Greenville SOUL AA ATL P 25 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0.20 4 1 20%
1999 24 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 12 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 0.67 5 1 17%
2000 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- ATL P 7 6 2 2 2 0 .667 0.57 2 1 33%
2000 25 Braves GULF Rk ATL P 4 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 0 0%
2000 25 Jamestown NYPL A- ATL P 3 4 1 1 2 0 .500 0.67 1 1 50%
2001 26 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 29 9 4 4 1 0 .889 0.28 2 2 50%
2001 26 ATL NL MLB ATL P 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2002 27 Trenton EL AA BOS P 4 3 1 0 2 0 .333 0.25 0 0
2004 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BOS P 41 7 3 3 1 0 .857 0.15
2004 29 Portland EL AA BOS P 25 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0.20
2004 29 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 16 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.06
2004 29 BOS AL MLB BOS P 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TBD-STL P 44 0 59.1 14 8 4 2 1 .857 1.82 0.27 3 1 25%
2005 30 Springfield TL AA STL P 9 0 13.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.44 1 0 0%
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
2005 30 Durham IL AAA TBD P 35 0 46.0 10 5 3 2 1 .800 1.57 0.23 2 1 33%
2006 31 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 24 0 32.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.12 0.17 1 1 50%
2006 31 KCR AL MLB KCR P 43 45.0 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 1.60 0.19
2008 33 Albuquerque PCL AAA FLA P 19 0 25.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 3.16 0.47 3 1 25%
2008 33 FLA NL MLB FLA P 59 54.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.14
2009 34 Durham IL AAA TBR P 13 0 17.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.56 0.23 6 1 14%
2009 34 TBR AL MLB TBR P 42 40.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 0.90 0.10
2010 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA BOS-SEA P 24 0 29.2 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.52 0.21 4 3 43%
2010 35 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA P 8 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2 1 33%
2010 35 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 16 0 21.2 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.08 0.31 2 2 50%
2010 35 BOS AL MLB BOS P 8 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
MLB (6 seasons) MLB P 157 152.0 21 6 14 1 1 .952 1.18 0.13
Minors (13 seasons) Minors P 326 0 164.0 173 66 93 14 7 .919 1.81 0.49 58 32 36%
All Levels (13 Seasons) P 483 0 316.0 194 72 107 15 8 .923 1.51 0.37 58 32 36%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1996 21 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League A-
1997 22 Durham Bulls Carolina League A+
1998 23 Greenville Braves Southern League AA
1999 24 Richmond Braves International League AAA
1999 24 Greenville Braves Southern League AA
2000 25 GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rk
2000 25 Jamestown Jammers New York-Pennsylvania League A-
2001 26 Richmond Braves International League AAA
2001 26 Atlanta Braves National League MLB 1 2001-06-13 2001-06-19
2002 27 Trenton Thunder Eastern League AA
2003 28 Did Not Play
2004 29 Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League AA 2004-04-08 2004-06-26
2004 29 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA 2004-06-30 2004-09-04
2004 29 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 2004-07-10 2004-07-20
2005 30 Durham Bulls International League AAA 2005-04-21 2005-07-24
2005 30 Springfield Cardinals Texas League AA 2005-07-31 2005-08-21
2006 31 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA 2006-04-07 2006-07-15
2006 31 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 2006-04-21 2006-10-01
2008 33 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA 2008-04-04 2008-05-21
2008 33 Florida Marlins National League MLB 1 2008-05-26 2008-09-28
2009 34 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB 1 2009-04-07 2009-07-31
2009 34 Durham Bulls International League AAA 2009-08-04 2009-09-07
2010 35 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA 2010-04-08 2010-05-17
2010 35 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 2010-05-21 2010-06-09
2010 35 Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-06-24 2010-07-25

Sabr ID: 6396d455

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