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John Nelson

John Clark Nelson

Positions: Shortstop, Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 3, 1979 in Denton, Texas, United States
High School: Denton HS (Denton, TX)
School: University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 40th round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Denton HS (Denton, TX), the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 8th round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS).

Major League Stats

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
2001 22 1.0 New Jersey NYPL A- STL 66 299 252 43 60 16 3 8 26 14 3 35 76 .238 .332 .421 .753 106 3 3 4 5 3
2002 23 1.5 Peoria MIDW A STL 132 547 481 85 132 28 5 16 63 16 3 54 123 .274 .349 .453 .802 218 8 3 5 4 3
2003 24 -0.2 Tennessee SOUL AA STL 136 556 506 60 120 22 1 5 42 10 5 44 117 .237 .301 .314 .616 159 14 3 2 1 3
2003 24 Grand Canyon AZFL Fal
2004 25 0.8 Tennessee SOUL AA STL 63 242 206 41 62 16 3 8 29 6 2 31 56 .301 .396 .524 .920 108 0 2 2 1 0
2004 25 Mesa AZFL Fal
2005 26 -1.3 Memphis PCL AAA STL 128 485 427 56 103 27 1 14 49 2 3 51 141 .241 .326 .407 .734 174 4 4 1 2 4
2006 27 0.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 125 475 423 55 91 16 2 21 48 12 2 42 153 .215 .291 .411 .702 174 4 5 1 4 0
2006 27 -2.2 STL NL MLB STL 8 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 28 1.0 2 Teams PCL AAA CHC-STL 101 298 265 37 56 10 0 15 44 0 1 27 87 .211 .285 .419 .704 111 7 2 0 4 0
2007 28 1.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 47 118 105 11 17 3 0 5 14 0 0 10 41 .162 .237 .333 .571 35 2 1 0 2 0
2007 28 1.0 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 54 180 160 26 39 7 0 10 30 0 1 17 46 .244 .317 .475 .792 76 5 1 0 2 0
2008 29 0.3 Lancaster ATLL Ind 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 751 2902 2560 377 624 135 15 87 301 60 19 284 753 .244 .322 .410 .732 1050 40 22 15 21 13
Other (3 seasons) Other 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (8 Seasons) 763 2922 2580 380 626 135 15 87 302 60 19 284 763 1052 40 22 15 21 13
AA (2 seasons) Minors 199 798 712 101 182 38 4 13 71 16 7 75 173 .256 .330 .375 .705 267 14 5 4 2 3
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 354 1258 1115 148 250 53 3 50 141 14 6 120 381 .224 .303 .412 .715 459 15 11 2 10 4
Fal (2 seasons) Other
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL CF 40
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL OF 59 106 101 2 3 1 .972 1.75
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL RF 19
2001 22 New Jersey NYPL A- STL SS 6 22 5 17 0 5 1.000 3.67
2002 23 Peoria MIDW A STL SS 131 577 184 360 33 66 .943 4.15
2003 24 Tennessee SOUL AA STL SS 134 573 159 391 23 67 .960 4.10
2004 25 Tennessee SOUL AA STL SS 60 241 63 170 8 28 .967 3.88
2005 26 Memphis PCL AAA STL RF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 26 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 126 123 1042.0 519 178 326 15 79 .971 4.35 4.00
2006 27 Memphis PCL AAA STL LF 3 3 27.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 1.33
2006 27 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 119 110 983.1 502 148 333 21 71 .958 4.40 4.04
2006 27 STL NL MLB STL 1B 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
2006 27 STL NL MLB STL SS 1 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00
2007 28 2 Teams PCL AAA CHC-STL 3B 35 29 263.0 60 15 42 3 8 .950 1.95 1.63
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL 3B 15 13 117.2 27 9 18 0 5 1.000 2.07 1.80
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
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL CF 3 3 25.0 12 11 0 1 0 .917 3.96 3.67
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL LF 7 6 51.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.71 0.57
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL RF 1 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 5.40 1.00
2007 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL SS 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
2007 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 26 20 193.1 190 171 17 2 29 .989 8.75 7.23
2007 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 3B 20 16 145.1 33 6 24 3 3 .909 1.86 1.50
2008 29 Lancaster ATLL Ind 3B 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00
2008 29 Lancaster ATLL Ind SS 3 13 4 9 0 3 1.000 4.33
Minors (1 season) Minors 3B 35 29 263.0 60 15 42 3 8 .950 1.95 1.63
Minors (2 seasons) Minors CF 43 3 25.0 12 11 0 1 0
Minors (2 seasons) Minors LF 10 9 78.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0.92 0.80
Minors (3 seasons) Minors RF 21 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors SS 577 233 2027.1 2435 738 1597 100 316 .959 4.38 4.05
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 27 20 194.1 191 172 17 2 29 .990 8.75 7.00
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3B 36 29 263.0 64 16 45 3 8 .953 1.95 1.69
All Levels (2 Seasons) CF 43 3 25.0 12 11 0 1 0
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 10 9 78.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0.92 0.80
All Levels (3 Seasons) RF 21 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 0
All Levels (8 Seasons) SS 581 233 2029.1 2450 743 1607 100 319 .959 4.38 4.04
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: 862318aa

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