Page Information
Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Victor Nelson
Stat Years
1978-1994  [mlb] 1983-1983
Height/Weight
5-11 / 180
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
C (648) ... 1B (67) ... 3B (50) ... OF (6)
Draft Position
C
Born Date/Place
1959-09-05 in Clinton, Oklahoma   [61.086]
High School
None listed
Colleges
Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, California)
Draft
Selected by the New York Mets in Round #8 (#166 overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft (Jan-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1983-07-21 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.320)
Service Time
Organizations
SEA [3] MIL [2] NYN [2] NYA [1] MIN [1] KCA [1] CAL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15912 ... retro id: nelsj101 ... mlbam id: 119703
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed34Power63Contact64XBH58RBIs52Runs34Hitting58Durability50Team.466Ratings Explained
Get TBC PREMIUM and remove ads, cleaner display, access to research applications, data store discounts and more!
The TBC Newsletter will keep you periodically up-to-date on what is happening at The Baseball Cube.

Career Batting Statistics

top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1978Wausau MetsMidwAnyn-18c---164202325413342653244121300.267.346.421.7672328520.282.154.31310.3417.671.7150.51.7237.0
    1979Bakersfield OutlawsCalifA+----19c---211637858106202126575647513300.280.383.439.82244916634.333.159.32014.2516.701.1731.52.6732.1
    1980Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-20c---325651015301811101112100.231.338.323.66179214.246.092.25912.6613.921.1065.01.2726.7
    1981Lynn SailorsEastAAsea-21c---49024633678173214362912310.272.364.398.7622889816.260.126.28212.5010.070.8135.12.4323.9
    1982Lynn SailorsEastAAsea-22c---5111316489015484287753521530.285.420.434.85439913727.389.149.29518.808.770.4739.52.0130.0
    1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-23c---68023141577163624543814210.247.389.364.7532928414.342.117.27018.4913.010.7038.52.0524.6
    1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea623cL-S-E-P64096921301542131201112.219.309.281.590111274.219.062.23811.7110.810.9296.00.9019.0
    1984Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-24c---7107330369115043644603310330.276.386.358.74439411819.264.082.29415.238.380.5582.51.0220.9
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-25c---8712320001002200000.167.286.167.4531420.167.000.20014.2914.291.000.00.000.0
    1987Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-271b---968228476612283631564610200.289.429.465.89428710622.430.176.33019.5116.030.8228.52.7933.3
    1987Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-27c---9618341002007400000.222.440.278.7182551.444.056.28628.0016.000.570.00.0025.0
    1988Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-28c---104413220326051901252520100.242.369.402.7711605311.341.160.26215.6315.631.0026.43.1334.4
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-28c---102873611110600142202000.151.287.192.47989142.233.041.21615.7324.721.570.00.0018.2
    1989Midland AngelsTexAAcal-29c---1116405111028106600100.275.362.450.81247183.350.175.27312.7712.771.0020.04.2627.3
    1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal1629c---11441271028512130182910100.220.270.323.593137418.157.103.2685.8421.173.6363.51.4628.6
    1990Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-30c---127621725559042403153113300.253.301.350.6512397613.152.097.2766.2812.972.0754.21.6723.6
    1994Mobile BaysharksTex-LAIndy------34c---1341119194611012531161400000.387.459.504.9631356012.269.117.00011.8510.370.88119.00.7426.1
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)4096921301542131201112.219.309.281.590111274.219.062.23811.7110.810.9296.00.9019.0
    American League Totals (1 yrs)4096921301542131201112.219.309.281.590111274.219.062.23811.7110.810.9296.00.9019.0
    Minor League Totals88226153776891161563354323445642714182880.263.372.392.76431311024194.302.129.29114.5613.640.9441.52.0128.2
    Minor: Indy Totals41119194611012531161400000.387.459.504.9631356012.269.117.43311.8510.370.88119.00.7426.1
    Minor: A Totals64202325413342653244121300.267.346.421.7672328520.282.154.31310.3417.671.7150.51.7237.0
    Minor: A+ Totals14144368121232137386748625400.273.377.422.79952818738.321.149.31014.0216.291.1634.12.4631.4
    Minor: AA Totals329962153266427301371313198141631240.277.399.428.827118141279.358.151.29416.7711.940.7132.12.5429.7
    Minor: AAA Totals34810081242483831611861216015949940.246.349.337.686119034057.244.091.27613.4513.360.9963.01.3423.0
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)4096921301542131201112.219.309.281.590111274.219.062.23811.7110.810.9296.00.9019.0
    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 Pitching Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1990Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-301---006.7530002304.03330520002.006.750.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    1990Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----301---006.7530002304.03330520002.006.750.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    1994Mobile BaysharksTex-LAIndy------342---303.9414420010145.2472920029300001.669.260.005.725.915.721.031.000
    1994Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----341---303.9814420010145.7472920029300001.689.360.005.775.975.771.031.000
    Minor League Totals006.7530002304.03330520002.006.750.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    Minor: Indy Totals303.9814420010145.7472920029300001.689.360.005.775.975.771.031.000
    Minor: AAA Totals006.7530002304.03330520002.006.750.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    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 Fielding Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Wausau MetsMidwA18C3300.01663382207199.9616.000.0024.351.62
    1978Wausau MetsMidwA183B1300.01020123130.9682.300.009.620.33
    1979Bakersfield OutlawsCalifA+19C9400.046877169561545.9715.800.0067.181.01
    1979Bakersfield OutlawsCalifA+191B700.0384224442.9556.000.005.06.07
    1979Bakersfield OutlawsCalifA+193B1000.0817643125.8062.500.007.18.65
    1980Lynchburg MetsCaroA+20C1600.07610308986.9665.400.0011.564.03
    1981Lynn SailorsEastAA21C4300.02333322268266.9936.200.0031.247.82
    1981Lynn SailorsEastAA211B1200.098528105103.9818.600.008.713.33
    1981Lynn SailorsEastAA213B400.0252097.7781.800.002.94.44
    1982Lynn SailorsEastAA22C8600.051043112564553.9806.400.0061.977.51
    1982Lynn SailorsEastAA221B2100.014514215161159.9887.600.0015.118.93
    1982Lynn SailorsEastAA223B100.00200221.0002.000.000.70.94
    1982Lynn SailorsEastAA22OF600.08100991.0001.500.004.35.46
    1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA23C6400.036048186426408.9586.400.0045.180.01
    1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA231B100.06200881.0008.000.000.71.34
    1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA233B1500.0927313936.9232.400.0010.618.84
    1983Seattle MarinersALMLB23C390289.02021652223218.9785.600.7524.197.53
    1984Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA24C9500.05185885584576.9866.100.0066.988.81
    1984Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA243B400.00200221.0000.500.002.83.75
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA25C300.01000010101.0003.300.002.142.95
    1987Memphis ChicksSouAA271B1700.01311058146141.9668.300.0011.925.05
    1987Omaha RoyalsAmerAAA27C600.0343103837.9746.200.004.3100.04
    1988Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA28C2500.01532222177175.9897.000.0018.156.83
    1988Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA281B200.01110012121.0006.000.001.44.54
    1988Columbus ClippersILAAA28C2400.01331420149147.9876.100.0016.985.73
    1989Midland AngelsTexAA29C1600.0667127473.9864.600.0011.8100.04
    1989Midland AngelsTexAA291B100.04001441.0004.000.000.76.37
    1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA29C3700.02101631229226.9876.100.0026.284.13
    1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA291B100.04201661.0006.000.000.72.35
    1990Portland BeaversPCLAAA30C6700.03383778382375.9825.600.0048.288.22
    1990Portland BeaversPCLAAA301B500.0400154140.9768.000.003.66.64
    1990Portland BeaversPCLAAA303B300.0141065.8331.700.002.23.93
    MLB Totals - (C)390289202165216.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (C)296001603176392016.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (1B)7005041618.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (3B)220010334112.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (C)1700096210516816.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (1B)53003893093218.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (3B)500272012.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (OF)600810012.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (C)110005448719916.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (1B)7003842216.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (3B)10008176413.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (C)3300166338216.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (3B)130010201212.0000.000.00---------
    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

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978Minor-33--13------
    1979Minor-947-10------
    1980Minor-16---------
    1981Minor-4312-4------
    1982Minor-8621-1----6-
    1983MLB-39---------
    1983Minor-641-15------
    1984Minor-95--4------
    1985Minor-3---------
    1987Minor-617--------
    1988Minor-492--------
    1989Minor-532--------
    1990Minor-675-3------
    Totals-64867-50----6-