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Melvin NievesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1988-2008 MLB Years: 1992-1998
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PositionsOF-859, RF-207, LF-24, DH-24, 1B-4, CF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMelvin Ramos Nieves
Height6-2Weight220BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 28,1971 [46.296]PlaceSan Juan,Puerto Rico
High SchoolLuis Pales Matos (Santa Rosa,PR)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1988 by the Atlanta Braves.
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1991-ATL-#6 ... 1992-MLB-#8 ... 1993-MLB-#39 ... 1993-MLB-#5 ... 1994-MLB-#69 ... 1994-MLB-#3 ... 1995-MLB-#5
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1992 [20.248]
OrganizationsATL [6] SDN [3] DET [2] CIN [1] COL [1] WAS [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID15993Retrosheet IDnievm001MLBAM ID119798
RelationshipsBrother of Wil Nieves
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power88Contact21XBH80RBIs63Runs51Hitting51Durability50Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Gulf Coast BravesGCLRkatl-of165617616306011254205321100.170.261.222.483397200.236.052.170.23210.0026.502.650.50176.0023.33
1989Pulaski BravesAppRkatl-of1764231436416394664305913440.277.357.489.84611328269.329.212.351.37111.1521.931.973.3525.6743.75
1990Sumter BravesSALAatl-of18126459601302479591065312591940.283.362.425.78719540531.362.142.266.3529.9823.542.361.6951.0030.77
1991Durham BullsCaroA+atl-of1964201315311092538405350120.264.397.453.8509120247.314.189.363.38416.1921.461.333.6422.3337.74
1992Durham BullsCaroA+atl-of203110618329183242173320430.302.395.6321.0276718129.348.330.509.43713.1825.581.946.2013.2556.25
1992Greenville BravesSouAAatl-of201003506199235187664529862420.283.381.531.91218646414.340.248.403.40412.5623.671.884.3519.4446.46
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13145679131326261081066913182850.287.384.555.93925364543.342.268.428.41212.7124.131.904.7917.5448.85
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl7of201219041001002700000.211.286.263.5495121.333.052.158.2609.5233.333.500.000.0025.00
1993Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of2143159314910172422184220000.308.385.516.9018218179.382.208.321.39810.0623.462.333.9122.7136.73
1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-of21782733876103103643258421140.278.342.447.78912223302.367.169.264.3468.2827.813.363.3127.3030.26
1993Totals for AAA-AAA         121432691252041760654312641140.289.358.472.83020441481.372.183.285.3658.9426.202.933.5325.4132.80
1993San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn10of2119474900230032110000.191.255.319.57415251.292.128.191.2625.8841.187.003.9223.5022.22
1994Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of221114068112517625921258138802310.308.403.564.96722948474.408.256.397.41412.2429.112.385.2716.2438.40
1994San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3of2210192510140031000000.263.364.474.8389222.500.211.368.36813.6445.453.334.5519.0040.00
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3of2398234324861143823198851309.205.276.419.6959821262.252.214.291.3037.2533.594.635.3416.7143.75
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet30rf241204317110623424601244158603210.246.322.485.80720951484.325.239.339.3469.0932.643.594.9617.9648.11
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet30rf2511635946821812064173915750263.228.311.451.76216239405.337.223.315.3279.6338.774.034.9417.9547.56
1998Indianapolis IndiansILAAAcin-of2615531015402130091100000.283.387.472.85925662.325.189.358.38014.5217.741.223.2326.5040.00
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin46rf26831198304021700264200213.252.381.336.717406147.364.084.303.33217.6928.571.621.3659.5020.00
2001Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of29134371051141082010000.233.365.465.83020752.409.232.442.36115.3838.462.501.9243.0070.00
2002TorreonMexAAA-30611974362170145241516200003.315.456.6141.07012131248.397.299.574.45620.5625.001.225.6514.0750.00
2003Nashua PrideAtlInd--of3150172334410172843304860301.256.379.448.8277718211.308.192.372.36414.2222.751.603.3224.5740.91
2003Somerset PatriotsAtlInd--of313812522357072773363410022.280.444.504.9486314162.333.224.544.41422.2220.990.944.3217.8640.00
1993Totals for Atl-Atl         8829755791711455116668270323.266.408.471.87914032373.319.205.444.39217.6921.981.243.7521.2140.51
2005Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas46of33237714205041612182820030.260.412.481.89337997.356.221.442.38418.5628.871.564.1219.2545.00
2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-of33257517172051701182820200.227.381.453.83434797.273.226.453.36718.5628.871.565.1515.0041.18
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         4815231377093313365640230.243.397.467.8647116194.315.224.447.37618.5628.871.564.6416.8943.24
2006Joliet JackHammersNorthernInd--341648117103310191920012.146.406.354.76017469.154.208.625.35427.5427.541.004.3516.0057.14
2006Veracruz Rojos del AguilaMexAAA--343511121303081900344900004.270.441.514.9555711145.407.244.550.41723.4533.791.445.5213.8836.67
2006Laguna VaquerosMexAAA--343512825329062101285100000.250.385.461.8465915156.366.211.422.37117.9532.691.823.8521.3346.88
2003Totals for Mex-Mex         7023946621201440016210000004.259.412.485.89711626301.384.226.481.39520.6033.221.614.6517.0741.94
2008Laguna VaquerosMexAAA--366190210000031200001.105.227.158.3853122.286.053.211.19413.6454.554.000.000.0050.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter45812281632845366318741213648317110925.231.314.438.7525381221392.319.207.311.0009.7734.703.554.5319.4942.96
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter8863064516846172271365444740482946428282518.276.379.483.86214803353624.353.207.367.00013.3026.101.963.7522.5339.60
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter422146427341878117827812102524971515718.286.395.514.9097521671737.380.228.402.00014.5128.611.974.4918.7739.95
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter123427751192852292767012682450.279.387.522.90922355511.343.243.410.00013.7024.661.804.3119.4146.22
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9530749852011757710578670550.277.396.515.91115838376.325.238.414.00015.1622.871.514.5218.0644.71
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter126459601302479591065312591940.283.362.425.78719540531.362.142.266.0009.9823.542.361.6951.0030.77
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter120407599422310581185011234540.231.316.373.68915235469.290.142.273.00010.6623.882.242.1340.7037.23
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter104345668618117581268510190335.249.407.455.86215736442.300.206.470.00019.2322.851.193.8520.2941.86
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2367901171884154412429833151105813.238.317.470.78737190889.330.232.328.0009.3435.433.804.9517.9547.87
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1273003862711745232511961309.207.278.407.68512225335.269.200.280.0007.4635.524.765.0717.6540.32
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter831198304021700264200213.252.381.336.717406147.364.084.303.00017.6928.571.621.3659.5020.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1219041001002700000.211.286.263.5495121.333.052.158.0009.5233.333.500.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162434581001922266144817160439.231.314.438.75219043492.319.207.311.0009.7734.703.554.5319.4942.96
Average Minor - Per 162 games162560941553152599978817381553.276.379.483.86227161663.353.207.367.00013.3026.101.963.7522.5339.60

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1988Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl16OF55--10012-103101.9811.84------5698.287.3
1989Pulaski Braves AppRkatl17OF47--4516-5246.8850.98------6473.469.1
1990Sumter Braves SALAatl18OF123--2277112245234.9551.90------12697.686.6
1991Durham Bulls CaroA+atl19OF57--756518681.9421.42------6489.141.6
1992Durham Bulls CaroA+atl20OF30--6142-6765.9702.17------3196.843.5
1992Greenville Braves SouAAatl20OF85--127951141136.9651.60------10085.059.4
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl20OF6--8-3-118.7271.33------1250.03.7
1993Richmond Braves ILAAAatl21OF68--124571136129.9491.90------7887.247.9
1993Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn21OF41--794118483.9882.02------4395.328.7
1993San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21OF15--27-2-2927.9311.80------1978.99.3
1994Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn22OF108--1604101174164.9431.52------11197.375.5
1994Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn221B1--10--110101.00010.00------1110.90.7
1994San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22OF6--111--12121.0002.00------1060.05.1
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23OF79--95511101100.9901.27------9880.654.9
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn231B2--11-111211.9175.50------982.01.4
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet24RF84--160792176167.9491.99------12070.051.9
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet24LF21--4724-5349.9252.33------12017.513.0
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH11---------------1209.26.8
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet25RF101--189441197193.9801.91------11687.162.3
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH10---------------1168.66.2
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet25CF2--1---111.0000.50------1161.71.2
1998Indianapolis Indians ILAAAcin26OF12--19-1-2019.9501.58------1580.08.4
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26RF22--281--29291.0001.32------8326.513.6
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26DH3---------------833.61.9
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26LF3--3---331.0001.00------833.61.9
2001Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29OF13--22---22221.0001.69------13100.09.2
2003Nashua Pride AtlIndy-31OF42--884119392.9892.19------5084.033.3
2003Somerset Patriots AtlIndy-31OF35--674527671.9342.03------3892.127.8
2005Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas33OF20--371--38381.0001.90------2387.014.1
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas33OF17--27---27271.0001.59------2568.012.1
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas331B1--4---441.0004.00------254.00.7
Ind Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF77--155863169163.9642.12------770.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF207--37712133402389.9681.88------2070.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF106--141661153147.9611.39------1060.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF24--5024-5652.9292.17------240.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH24---------------240.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF2--1---111.0000.50------20.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--11-111211.9175.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF259--43113193463444.9591.71------2590.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B2--14--114141.0007.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF105--1641051179174.9721.66------1050.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF87--1361071153146.9541.68------870.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF123--2277112245234.9551.90------1230.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF102--14528-155147.9481.44------1020.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1988Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl16---------55-
1989Pulaski Braves AppRkatl17---------47-
1990Sumter Braves SALAatl18---------123-
1991Durham Bulls CaroA+atl19---------57-
1992Durham Bulls CaroA+atl20---------30-
1992Greenville Braves SouAAatl20---------85-
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl20---------6-
1993Richmond Braves ILAAAatl21---------68-
1993Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn21---------41-
1993San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21---------15-
1994Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn22--1------108-
1994San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22---------6-
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23--2------79-
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet24------21-84-11
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet25-------2101-10
1998Indianapolis Indians ILAAAcin26---------12-
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26------3-22-3
2001Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29---------13-
2003Nashua Pride AtlInd-31---------42-
2003Somerset Patriots AtlInd-31---------35-
2005Harrisburg Senators EastAAwas33---------20-
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas33--1------17-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2002-03-28Released by Tigers 
2002-02-19ContractSigned by Tigers 
2001-04-21Released by Rockies 
2001-01-29ContractSigned by Rockies 
1999-03-20Contract purchased by Fukuoka Daei (Japan) from Twins 
1998-12-18ContractSigned by Twins 
1998-12-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1998-11-05Released by Reds. 
1997-11-11TradeTraded by Tigers to Reds for Donne Wall and Paul Bako. 
1996-03-22TradeTraded by Padres with Richie Lewis and Raul Casanova to Tigers for Todd Steverson, Cade Gaspar and Sean Bergman. 
1993-07-18TradeTraded by Braves with Vince Moore and Donnie Elliott to Padres for Fred McGriff. 
1988-05-20ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1992Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll20109,000-68038-962,245109,000109,000
1993San Diego PadresTeam Payroll21109,000-75741-968,431109,000218,000
1994San Diego PadresTeam Payroll22118,000-7052422957,101109,000336,000
1995San Diego PadresTeam Payroll23125,000-6652525999,520109,000461,000
1996Detroit TigersTeam Payroll24170,000-5622738957,870109,000631,000
1997Detroit TigersTeam Payroll25335,000-46015491,182,177150,000966,000
1998Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll26820,000-3398631,276,192170,0001,786,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red