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Otis NixonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1999 MLB Years: 1983-1999
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PositionsOF-1420, CF-382, SS-269, 3B-133, 2B-84, LF-50, DH-19Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameOtis Junior Nixon
Height6-2Weight180BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 9,1959 [59.163]PlaceEvergreen,North Carolina
High SchoolColumbus (Columbus,NC)
CollegeLouisburg College (Louisburg,NC)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 21st round (530th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-NYA-#2 ... 1984-CLE-#5
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1983 [24.243]
OrganizationsNYA [5] ATL [4] CLE [4] MON [3] TOR [2] BOS [1] LAN [1] MIN [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16004Retrosheet IDnixoo001MLBAM ID119812
RelationshipsBrother of Donell Nixon
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed96Power18Contact71XBH16RBIs19Runs81Hitting64Durability68Team.526Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Paintsville YankeesAppRknya-3b2063203585810312553574003100.286.441.379.8207714264.350.093.384.38421.5915.150.700.38203.0024.14
1980Greensboro HornetsSALAnya-ss-3b2113649312413712534867131138815200.278.412.341.75316820614.332.063.402.35718.4014.330.780.49164.3314.60
1981Nashville SoundsSouAAnya-ss221274078910292020721511010136100.251.413.283.69611511527.332.032.442.34320.8719.170.920.000.0010.78
1982Nashville SoundsSouAAnya-ss-2b23722834780320206117595613000.283.408.307.715875346.352.024.389.34217.0516.180.950.000.006.25
1982Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-2b23592074358400144613494107100.280.416.300.716624264.347.020.415.34518.5615.530.840.000.006.90
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13149090138720341073010897110100.282.412.304.7161499610.350.022.400.34317.7015.900.900.000.006.52
1983Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of2413855712916211604194299683112510.291.393.332.72518517671.338.041.330.33914.3112.370.860.000.0010.49
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya39of241314220000201500000.143.200.143.3432015.222.000.214.1686.6733.335.000.000.000.00
1984Maine GuidesILAAAcle-of25722534270510223910444506200.277.381.304.685776305.333.027.316.32514.4314.751.020.000.008.57
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20of2549911614000112681103102.154.220.154.374140103.173.000.154.1847.7710.681.380.000.000.00
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20of2610416234384039201182704002.235.271.315.586517174.265.080.185.2654.6015.523.381.7254.0018.42
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20of271059533254108236131202001.263.352.326.678315110.301.063.379.31511.8210.910.920.000.0020.00
1987Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-of28592495171134223367343000000.285.371.394.7659819283.318.109.361.34312.0110.600.880.71124.5026.76
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20of281917210001233400000.059.200.059.2591020.077.000.118.15115.0020.001.330.000.000.00
1988Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of29672355267630194014432803110.285.394.336.730799282.322.051.345.34115.259.930.650.000.0013.43
1988Montreal ExposNLMLBmon35of29902714766820154613284204200.244.312.288.6007810305.286.044.269.2799.1813.771.500.000.0015.15
1989Montreal ExposNLMLBmon35of301262584156720213712333602014.217.306.260.566679293.252.043.267.26811.2612.291.090.000.0016.07
1990Montreal ExposNLMLBmon35of311192314658621205013283303102.251.331.307.638719263.288.056.338.29810.6512.551.180.38231.0015.52
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1of32124401811191010267221474027335.297.371.327.69813111460.327.030.274.32310.228.700.850.000.009.24
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1of33120456791341422224118395405204.294.348.346.69415818502.328.052.189.3217.7710.761.380.40228.0013.43
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1of341344617712412312447136163055210.269.351.315.66614516532.306.046.252.30911.4711.841.030.19461.0012.90
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2of35103398601091510254210556506210.274.360.317.67712616461.325.043.261.31411.9314.101.180.000.0014.68
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex2of36139589871742120455021588506316.295.357.338.69519923656.343.043.190.3198.8412.961.470.000.0013.22
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2cf37125496871421511295413716817019.286.377.327.70416217575.330.041.266.32812.3511.830.960.17496.0011.97
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2cf381034015410512112647105254065010.262.343.304.64712214464.296.042.264.30111.2111.641.040.22401.0013.33
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan10cf3842175304862118122132402102.274.323.349.672619191.311.075.206.3026.8112.571.850.52175.0018.75
1997Totals for MLB-MLB         1455768415318324459126578086012.266.337.318.65518323655.301.052.247.3019.9211.911.200.31288.0015.03
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1cf3911044871133661203774456242014.297.361.344.70515413500.336.047.212.3228.8011.201.270.20448.009.77
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1lf408415131312108267231501111.205.309.232.541353176.226.027.305.26013.078.520.650.000.009.68
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter1709511587813791422711318620186585694567281072.270.343.314.65716081805800.308.044.244.00010.0911.971.190.19465.0013.05
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter7932887635805732662324601216055126451320.279.403.328.7319481053556.335.049.377.00017.0114.400.850.17481.1713.04
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter39515013174283914211925573266227128920.285.391.334.725501551805.333.049.347.00014.7412.580.850.11750.5012.85
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1996901361821240401333216915749100.264.411.293.70420216873.341.029.420.00019.3617.980.930.000.008.79
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13649312413712534867131138815200.278.412.341.75316820614.332.063.402.00018.4014.330.780.49164.3314.60
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63203585810312553574003100.286.441.379.8207714264.350.093.384.00021.5915.150.700.38203.0024.14
Atlanta Braves Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter46214692684083873801865917017221811620.278.351.319.670469481670.310.041.244.00010.1810.301.010.18489.6711.76
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter228897141247272255101231231221135119.275.362.317.679284311039.315.042.265.00011.8411.740.990.19448.5012.55
Montreal Expos Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter335760134180216156133388911109316.237.316.284.60021628861.275.047.289.00010.3412.891.250.12760.0015.56
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter139589871742120455021588506316.295.357.338.69519923656.343.043.190.0008.8412.961.470.000.0013.22
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11044871133661203774456242014.297.361.344.70515413500.336.047.212.0008.8011.201.270.20448.009.77
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103398601091510254210556506210.274.360.317.67712616461.325.043.261.00011.9314.101.180.000.0014.68
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2773658578813195726325409105.214.276.266.5429712407.243.052.225.0007.8613.271.690.74121.6715.38
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter42175304862118122132402102.274.323.349.672619191.311.075.206.0006.8112.571.850.52175.0018.75
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1314220000201500000.143.200.143.3432015.222.000.214.0006.6733.335.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162485831311331305918556606317.270.343.314.65715217550.308.044.244.00010.0911.971.190.19465.0013.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games162590130164155147942512410519300.279.403.328.73119421726.335.049.377.00017.0114.400.850.17481.1713.04

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Paintsville Yankees AppRknya203B62--521201012182172.9452.77------6398.495.4
1979Paintsville Yankees AppRknya20SS3--221154.8001.33------634.84.6
1980Greensboro Hornets SALAnya21SS86--95176929280271.9683.15------13663.261.9
1980Greensboro Hornets SALAnya213B71--601322711219192.8772.70------13652.251.1
1981Nashville Sounds SouAAnya22SS124--1983485651602546.9074.40------12797.686.7
1982Nashville Sounds SouAAnya23SS38--521062019178158.8884.16------7252.826.4
1982Nashville Sounds SouAAnya232B34--74105322182179.9845.26------7247.223.6
1982Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya232B41--72136723215208.9675.07------5969.529.3
1982Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23SS17--3233787265.9033.82------5928.812.1
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya24OF127--363532371368.9922.90------13892.090.7
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya242B9--2219114241.9764.56------1386.56.4
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya24OF9--1411-1615.9381.67------1369.25.6
1984Maine Guides ILAAAcle25OF70--206711214213.9953.04------7297.251.5
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF46--813--84841.0001.83------4993.928.4
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF80--129541138134.9711.68------10476.949.4
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH11---------------10410.66.8
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF95--9033-9693.9690.98------10590.558.6
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH5---------------1054.83.1
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle28OF58--17033-176173.9832.98------5998.341.4
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF17--21---21211.0001.24------1989.510.5
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH2---------------1910.51.2
1988Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon29OF67--13011-132131.9921.96------67100.047.2
1988Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29OF82--176211179178.9942.17------9091.150.6
1989Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30OF98--16022-164162.9881.65------12677.860.5
1990Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31OF88--14951-155154.9941.75------11973.954.3
1990Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31SS1---1-1111.0001.00------1190.80.6
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32OF115--218631227224.9871.95------12492.771.0
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33OF111--333631342339.9913.05------12092.568.5
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34OF116--308431315312.9902.69------13486.671.6
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35OF103--254431261258.9892.50------103100.089.6
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex36OF138--357441365361.9892.62------13999.395.8
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37CF125--341521348346.9942.77------125100.077.2
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor38CF102--25411-256255.9962.50------10399.063.0
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38CF42--9711-9998.9902.33------42100.025.9
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor38DH1---------------1031.00.6
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin39CF108--27843-285282.9892.61------11098.266.7
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40LF50--49-1-5049.9800.98------8459.530.9
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40CF5--3---331.0000.60------846.03.1
MLB Totals for OF - 13 season(s)-   OF1098--22904528723632335.9882.13------10980.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF382--9731171991984.9932.58------3820.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF50--49-1-5049.9800.98------500.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH19---------------190.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1---1-1111.0001.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF322--8691683893885.9912.75------3220.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B50--94155824257249.9694.98------500.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS17--3233787265.9033.82------170.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS162--2504547670780704.9034.35------1620.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B34--74105322182179.9845.26------340.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS86--95176929280271.9683.15------860.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B71--601322711219192.8772.70------710.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B62--521201012182172.9452.77------620.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS3--221154.8001.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Paintsville Yankees AppRknya20----362-----
1980Greensboro Hornets SALAnya21----8671-----
1981Nashville Sounds SouAAnya22----124------
1982Nashville Sounds SouAAnya23---3438------
1982Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23---4117------
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya24---9-----127-
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya24---------9-
1984Maine Guides ILAAAcle25---------70-
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25---------46-
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26---------8011
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------955
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle28---------58-
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------172
1988Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon29---------67-
1988Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29---------82-
1989Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30---------98-
1990Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31----1----88-
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32---------115-
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33---------111-
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34---------116-
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35---------103-
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex36---------138-
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37-------125---
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor38-------102--1
1997Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38-------42---
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin39-------108---
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40------505---

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB33728582002304400000.286.375.357.73210232.333.071.32112.5012.501.000.000.0025.00
1992Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB33627381001501300000.296.321.333.6549128.333.037.2593.5710.713.000.000.0012.50
1993Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB34623382004005600000.348.464.435.89910228.471.087.30417.8621.431.200.000.0025.00
1999Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB40111100001000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1999Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB4022010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs111100001000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs155191640065091000000.314.417.392.80920460.390.078.35315.0016.671.110.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs829391001501300000.310.333.345.67810130.346.035.2413.3310.003.000.000.0011.11

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1999-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1998-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-12-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1997-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-08-12TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Dodgers for Bobby Cripps. 
1995-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1995-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-12-09TradeTraded by Red Sox with Luis Ortiz to Rangers for Jose Canseco. 
1993-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1993-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1991-11-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-04-01TradeTraded by Expos with Boi Rodriguez to Braves for Keith Morrison and Jimmy Kremers. 
1988-03-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1987-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-02-05TradeTraded by Yankees with Guy Elston and George Frazier to Indians for Rick Browne and Toby Harrah. 
* 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
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2660,000-51628-370,78060,00060,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2797,500-5091928386,34760,000157,500
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2860,000-59541-344,90660,000217,500
1988Montreal ExposTeam Payroll2962,500-60434-392,10762,500280,000
1989Montreal ExposTeam Payroll30177,500-4242348429,80262,500457,500
1990Montreal ExposTeam Payroll31315,000-3841446515,727100,000772,500
1991Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll32100,000-62038-742,231100,000872,500
1992Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll331,810,000-182978++962,245109,0002,682,500
1993Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll342,815,000-109689++968,431109,0005,497,500
1994Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll353,250,000-94590++957,101109,0008,747,500
1995Texas RangersTeam Payroll363,150,000-112488++999,520109,00011,897,500
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll371,900,000-167682++957,870109,00013,797,500
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll382,500,000-1581083++1,182,177150,00016,297,500
1997Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll382,500,000-1581083++1,182,177150,00016,297,500
1998Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll392,000,000-205677++1,276,192170,00018,297,500
1999Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll401,500,000-2931568++1,454,491200,00019,797,500
* 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