Chris Nelson #1 - IF

San Diego

  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/09/03
  • POB: Washington, DC
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 4
  • Drafted by Colorado in 2004 (1st round).
  • Current Status: In the minors
Year to date27735173007714122.
On Pace53143103360014142724-.

Scouting Report

AssetsHas plenty of athleticism and enough arm to play on the left side of the infield. Displays untapped toolsy upside, especially an intriguing speed/power package on offense.
FlawsMakes a lot of mental mistakes afield. Lacks consistency at the dish. Needs to make better use of his physical gifts. Strikes out way too much for someone without big-time power.
Career potentialAthletic, versatile infielder.

Honours and Awards

2007California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/04Outrighted to El Paso (AAA).
2014/09/02Designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres.
2014/09/02Missed 3 games (paternity leave list).
2014/08/30Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2014/07/18Contract purchased from El Paso (AAA).
2014/06/19Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2014/06/16Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2014/04/06Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2014/03/29Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2014/01/27Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2013/12/02Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim declined to tender a contract.
2013/09/17Missed 19 games (strained right hamstring).
2013/08/29Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.
2013/07/31Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/06/13Outrighted to Salt Lake (AAA).
2013/06/10Designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/05/18Claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees.
2013/05/15Designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.
2013/05/01Acquired from the Colorado Rockies.
2013/04/28Designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies.
2013/03/05Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2012/08/06Missed 18 games (irregular heartbeat).
2012/07/17Irregular heartbeat, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 16th, 2012).
2012/07/16Irregular heartbeat, day-to-day.
2012/05/31Missed 14 games (left wrist injury).
2012/05/16Left wrist injury, 15-day DL.
2012/05/01Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2012/04/30Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2012/03/03Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2011/09/29Missed the last 4 regular season games (personal reasons).
2011/09/25Personal reasons, remainder of the regular season.
2011/09/13Missed 1 game (heel injury).
2011/09/11Heel injury, day-to-day.
2011/09/06Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/08/24Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/07/27Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/07/01Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/05/29Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/03/15Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/03/03Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2010/09/01Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/08/08Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/08/05Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/06/29Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/06/18Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/03/21Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/03/05Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2009/09/08Right wrist injury, late September.
2009/09/08Recalled from Tulsa (AA).
2009/03/16Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2009/03/04Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2008/11/20Contract purchased from Tulsa (AA).
2008/03/11Assigned by the Colorado Rockies to their minor league camp.
2004/06/29Signed by the Colorado Rockies.


2014/06/19Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2014/01/27Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2013/05/18Claimed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim off waivers from the New York Yankees.
2013/05/01Colorado Rockies traded Chris Nelson to the New York Yankees for cash or a player to be named later (Yoely Bello - September 11 2013).
2004/06/07Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (9th overall) in 2004.

Career Stats

2014San DiegoNL27735173007714122.
2014El PasoAAA2482132461221181600-.293.422.463.885
2013LA AngelsAL33109102412318836213.220.277.349.626
2013NY YankeesAL1036382002111000.
2013Total Col/NYA/AnaMLB642111948443241366216.227.273.327.600
2013Salt LakeAAA341342044110624823402.328.361.545.906
2012Colorado SpringsAAA13511215410821211-.294.333.412.745
2011Colorado SpringsAAA7328952952051165174833-.329.366.547.913
2010Colorado SpringsAAA85319601001531255295373-.313.376.492.868
2004Redan (Decatur, Ga,)HS-875448112844--29--.552---


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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