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Current Status
Free Agent since 2012-11-18 * Definition of FA
High Level
Proper Name
Christopher John Nitkowski
Stat Years
1994-2012  [mlb] 1995-2005
Height/Weight
6-3 / 205
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (639)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1973-03-09 in Suffern, New York   [47.193]
High School
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey,NJ)
Colleges
St. John's University (New York, New York), Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida)
Draft
Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in Round #1 (#9 overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Ray Bellino
MLB Debut
1995-06-03 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.086)
Service Time
Organizations
DET [5] HOU [3] CIN [2] PIT [2] TEX [2] NYN [2] WAS [1] SLN [1] NYA [1] ATL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 655 ... retro id: nitkc001 ... mlbam id: 119809
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1994Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-211---633.5014140000074.2613029440602541.357.350.484.827.233.621.50.667
    1994Minor Totals: CINbyYearAA----211---633.5214140000074.7613029440602541.367.400.494.857.283.641.50.667
    1995Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-222---422.50880000050.1392014120521111.176.970.183.589.303.582.60.667
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-222---025.20660000027.2281616310210111.379.110.983.256.835.202.10.000
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin49222Log - Sp - Ext - Perf136.12970002032.1412522415181221.7311.411.114.185.016.961.20.250
    1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet36222Log - Sp - Ext - Perf147.0911110000039.1533231720131031.8612.131.604.582.977.320.65.200
    1995Minor Totals: CINbyYearAAA/AA----222---443.4614140000078.0673630430731221.247.730.463.468.424.152.43.500
    1995MLB Totals: CIN-DETbyYearMLB----222Log - Sp - Ext - Perf276.7020180002071.79457531135312251.8111.881.394.423.927.210.89.222
    1996Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-233---464.46191910000111.0104605513531036131.418.431.054.308.354.861.94.400
    1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet48233Log - Sp - Ext - Perf238.081180003045.2624441738362072.1912.221.387.497.098.670.95.400
    1996Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----231---464.46191910000111.0104605513531036131.418.431.054.308.354.861.94.400
    1996MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf238.161180003045.7624441738362072.2112.351.397.577.178.760.95.400
    1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-244---8103.98282810000174.1183827710561416361.379.450.522.897.284.232.52.444
    1997Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----241---8103.98282810000174.3183827710561416361.379.460.522.897.294.242.52.444
    1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-255---016.00530012115.022121017182021.9313.200.604.2010.807.202.57.000
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf333.77430001143359.2492725423443161.217.390.603.476.644.071.91.500
    1998Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----251---016.00530012115.022121017182021.9313.200.604.2010.807.202.57.000
    1998MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf333.80430001143359.7492725423443161.227.450.613.506.694.101.91.500
    1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet49266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.3068700761081.26344391145664331.326.941.214.967.274.851.47.444
    1999MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.3268700761081.76344391145664331.336.981.224.997.324.881.47.444
    2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet49277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf495.256711007560109.212479641349813141.5810.181.074.026.656.481.65.308
    2000MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf495.276711007560109.712479641349813141.5810.221.074.046.686.511.65.308
    2001Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-288---000.0010001101.01000010001.009.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
    2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet27288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf035.56560001256045.1513028731381051.8110.131.396.157.545.961.23.000
    2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn40288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf100.0050002505.23000340001.064.760.004.766.350.001.331.000
    2001Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----281---000.0010001101.01000010001.009.000.000.009.000.002.00.000
    2001MLB Totals: DET-NYNbyYearMLB----282Log - Sp - Ext - Perf134.94610001461051.0543028734421051.739.531.246.007.415.291.24.250
    2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-299---122.7824000724222.2217717201101.248.340.402.787.942.782.86.333
    2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-299---129.8216100715014.224181639121042.2514.731.845.527.3611.051.33.333
    2002Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex49299---111.80900039010.083204110011.207.200.003.609.902.702.75.500
    2002Texas RangersALMLBtex38299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf012.6312000212013.21144013140001.767.240.008.569.222.631.08.000
    2002Minor Totals: HOU-TEX-SLNbyYearAAA----293---354.78491001748247.3532825420432151.5510.130.763.828.225.352.15.375
    2002MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf012.7312000212013.71144013140001.827.500.008.869.552.731.08.000
    2003Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex493010---544.09336001227281.1884037631535101.469.740.663.435.864.431.71.556
    2003Texas RangersALMLBtex433010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf007.4560000609.217880850002.5915.830.007.454.667.450.63.000
    2003Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----301---544.11336001227281.3884037631535101.479.770.673.445.884.441.71.556
    2003MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf007.8360000609.717880850002.7216.630.007.834.897.830.63.000
    2004Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-3111---001.4216000116012.283203112010.875.680.002.137.822.133.67.000
    2004New York YankeesALMLBnya403111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf117.6219000419013.018111116102041.8512.460.694.156.927.621.67.500
    2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl403111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.50220001022020.0221110310163021.609.901.354.507.204.951.601.000
    2004Minor Totals: NYAbyYearAAA----311---001.4816000116012.783203112010.905.900.002.218.112.213.67.000
    2004MLB Totals: NYA-ATLbyYearMLB----312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf215.73410001441033.0402221416265061.7010.911.094.367.096.001.63.667
    2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-3212---223.6227000827432.136151337240051.3310.020.841.956.684.183.43.500
    2005Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-3212---200.8318000518221.265209181000.692.490.003.747.482.082.001.000
    2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas473212Log - Sp - Ext - Perf008.1070000703.15330220002.1013.500.005.405.408.101.00.000
    2005Minor Totals: PIT-WASbyYearAAA----322---422.50450001345654.0422015316421051.077.000.502.677.003.332.63.667
    2005MLB Totals: WASbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf008.7170000703.35330220002.2614.520.005.815.818.711.00.000
    2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit413313---512.97581001857460.2572020428577101.408.460.594.158.462.972.04.833
    2006Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----331---512.99581001857460.7572020428577101.418.520.604.198.522.992.04.833
    2007Fukuoka Softbank---Intl----3414---113.184600000034.0251412121241101.356.620.265.566.353.711.14.500
    2007Intl TotalsbyYearIntl----341---113.1846000046034.0251412121241101.356.620.265.566.353.711.14.500
    2008Fukuoka Softbank---Intl----3515---244.6439000039242.2432522119311351.459.070.214.016.545.271.63.333
    2008Intl TotalsbyYearIntl----351---244.6939000039242.7432522119311351.479.170.214.056.615.331.63.333
    2012Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-3916---000.0060001604.21000481011.071.930.007.7115.430.002.00.000
    2012Buffalo BisonsILAAAnyn633916---027.5315000215114.124151218131002.2315.070.635.028.169.421.63.000
    2012Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAA/AAA----392---025.6821000321119.0251512112212011.9511.840.475.689.957.111.75.000
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)18325.373364400552923479.051931828657263347207361.639.751.074.946.525.971.32.360
    American League Totals (8 yrs)12265.682503700322130358.039925222646210263134261.7010.031.165.286.616.341.25.316
    National League Totals (5 yrs)664.468670023793121.0120666011538473101.438.930.823.946.254.911.58.500
    Minor League Totals39383.8530386206621716729.0711346312502966233614291.388.780.623.657.694.272.10.506
    Minor: Intl Totals354.0285000085276.7683934240552451.428.030.244.726.504.611.38.375
    Minor: AA Totals1053.00282200160129.710150435641204661.287.040.354.468.363.481.88.667
    Minor: AAA Totals29334.0427564206521116599.361029626945232503328231.419.160.683.497.564.452.17.468
    Detroit Tigers Totals (5 yrs)11245.692133700261760321.735322920345183234114221.679.891.265.136.566.421.28.314
    Houston Astros Totals (1 yrs)333.80430001143359.7492725423443161.227.450.613.506.694.101.91.500
    Atlanta Braves Totals (1 yrs)104.50220001022020.0221110310163021.609.901.354.507.204.951.601.000
    New York Yankees Totals (1 yrs)117.6219000419013.018111116102041.8512.460.694.156.927.621.67.500
    Texas Rangers Totals (2 yrs)014.6818000218023.3281212021190002.1210.910.008.187.404.680.90.000
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)136.17970002032.3412522415181221.7411.501.124.215.057.011.20.250
    Washington Nationals Totals (1 yrs)008.7170000703.35330220002.2614.520.005.815.818.711.00.000
    New York Mets Totals (1 yrs)100.0050002505.73000340001.155.190.005.196.920.001.331.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1994Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-21p---1145000000000201000.000.000.000.000600.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1995Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-22p---287100000000401000.000.000.000.000800.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-22p---262000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin4922pL-S-E-P2910120001000600000.200.200.200.4001020.000.000.5000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-24p---328241100000101502002.042.042.042.0842610-0.042.000.1110.0057.690.000.00.000.0
    1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-25p---455010000000200000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.3330.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou4725pL-S-E-P4414000000000301000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet4926pL-S-E-P551000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-32p---61611100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.000110.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit4133p---7582000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)55151200010001001000.133.133.133.2661620.000.000.4000.0062.500.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (2 yrs)5014120001000901000.143.143.143.2861520.000.000.4000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (1 yrs)51000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals135463300000102705002.065.065.065.1305130-0.022.000.1580.0052.940.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals2212100000000602000.000.000.000.0001400.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals113342300000102103002.088.088.088.1763730-0.029.000.2310.0056.760.000.00.000.0
    Houston Astros Totals (1 yrs)414000000000301000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (1 yrs)910120001000600000.200.200.200.4001020.000.000.5000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    Detroit Tigers Totals (1 yrs)51000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1994Chattanooga LookoutsSouAA21P1400.01160017171.0001.200.0010.0100.011
    1995Chattanooga LookoutsSouAA22P800.0890017171.0002.100.005.6100.014
    1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA22P600.01500661.0001.000.004.2100.018
    1995Detroit TigersALMLB22P11039.1261098.8890.700.207.6100.015
    1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLB22P9032.1321065.8330.600.166.3100.016
    1996Toledo Mud HensILAAA23P1900.08190027271.0001.400.0013.4100.08
    1996Detroit TigersALMLB23P11045.22500771.0000.600.156.8100.017
    1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA24P2800.01036324946.9391.600.0019.4100.06
    1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAA25P500.0021032.6670.400.003.5100.020
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLB25P43059.21100211111.0000.300.1926.5100.04
    1999Detroit TigersALMLB26P68081.2517302522.8800.300.2742.2100.02
    2000Detroit TigersALMLB27P670109.2721122928.9660.400.2641.4100.02
    2001Toledo Mud HensILAAA28P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.024
    2001Detroit TigersALMLB28P56045.12700991.0000.200.2034.6100.03
    2001New York MetsNLMLB28P505.20100111.0000.200.193.1100.017
    2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAA29P2400.0000000.0000.000.0016.7100.09
    2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAA29P1600.0081098.8890.500.0011.3100.011
    2002Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAA29P900.00401441.0000.400.006.3100.018
    2002Texas RangersALMLB29P12013.20200221.0000.200.157.4100.023
    2003Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAA30P3300.0813112221.9550.600.0023.2100.02
    2003Texas RangersALMLB30P609.20501551.0000.800.543.7100.021
    2004Columbus ClippersILAAA31P1600.00100111.0000.100.0011.1100.013
    2004Atlanta BravesNLMLB31P22020.0131054.8000.200.2013.6100.011
    2004New York YankeesALMLB31P19013.00300331.0000.200.2311.7100.013
    2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAA32P2700.01800991.0000.300.0019.3100.06
    2005Indianapolis IndiansILAAA32P1800.00600661.0000.300.0012.5100.010
    2005Washington NationalsNLMLB32P703.10200221.0000.300.654.3100.021
    2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAA33P5800.0115121716.9410.300.0040.8100.01
    2012Binghamton MetsEastAA39P600.00100111.0000.200.004.2100.019
    2012Buffalo BisonsILAAA39P1500.0011021.5000.100.0010.5100.016
    MLB Totals - (P)3360475238475114107.9390.300.230.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)275002911886155147.9480.500.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)28009260035351.0001.300.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1994Minor14----------
    1995MLB20----------
    1995Minor14----------
    1996MLB11----------
    1996Minor19----------
    1997Minor28----------
    1998MLB43----------
    1998Minor5----------
    1999MLB68----------
    2000MLB67----------
    2001MLB61----------
    2001Minor1----------
    2002MLB12----------
    2002Minor49----------
    2003MLB6----------
    2003Minor33----------
    2004MLB41----------
    2004Minor16----------
    2005MLB7----------
    2005Minor45----------
    2006Minor58----------
    2012Minor21----------
    Totals639----------