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Jeff NiemannTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2012 MLB Years: 2008-2012
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

PositionsP-178Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJeffrey Warren Niemann
Height6-9Weight260BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 28,1983 [35.236]PlaceHouston,Texas
High SchoolLamar (Houston,TX)
CollegeRice University (Houston,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Tampa Bay Rays [Team Picks] in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$3,200,000Signing ScoutsJonathan BonifayService Time5.022 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-MLB-#20 ... 2006-MLB-#70 ... 2006-TBA-#2 ... 2007-MLB-#35 ... 2007-TBA-#4 ... 2008-MLB-#99 ... 2008-TBA-#7 ... 2009-TBA-#10
MLB DebutApril 13,2008 [25.044]
OrganizationsTBA [8] Awards4Awards Voting1-21
TBC Player ID32872Retrosheet IDniemj001MLBAM ID435298
Pitch Repertoire 2-Seam Fastball (33.58%) -- Fastball (20.49%) -- Curveball (18.36%) -- Slider (9.33%) -- Cutter (8.97%) -- Changeup (7.77%) -- Splitter (1.49%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 90.52 - [2011] - 91.14 - [2010] - 91.50
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts69Walks55Hittable71SO/BB67vsPower71Hitting0Durability59Team.535Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002RiceWACNCAA-1Fr33S/R19513.1417134000066.0642723127534001.388.730.143.687.231.96.833-
2003RiceWACNCAA-1So33S/R201701.70221841101137.09632266351564000.956.290.392.2910.224.461.000-
2004RiceWACNCAA-1Jr33S/R21633.0217116100380.0592927430949001.116.610.453.3610.533.13.667-
2005Visalia OaksCalifA+tba33ST22013.98550000020.012109310281001.085.311.334.4312.392.80.000-
2005Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba48S/R22014.35633001010.077505140001.166.10--4.3512.192.80.000-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0024.111183001030.2191714315421001.115.580.884.4012.332.80.000-
2006Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba48ST23552.6814140000077.0562423629843001.106.520.703.389.782.90.500-
2007Durham BullsILAAAtba39ST241263.98252500000131.0144695813461238001.459.890.893.168.452.67.667-
2008Durham BullsILAAAtba43ST25953.59242403100133.0101605315501282001.146.831.023.388.662.56.643-
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34S/R25225.06523002016.01812938140001.6310.131.694.507.881.75.5005.32
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34ST261363.94313012210180.2185847917591256001.359.220.852.946.232.12.6843.92
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34ST271284.39302911100174.0159868525611314001.268.211.293.156.762.15.6004.49
2011Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-ST28000.0011000004.01000020000.252.25----4.500.00--
2011Durham BullsILAAAtba-ST28113.8622000009.010440382001.399.64--2.897.712.67.500-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0112.70330000013.0114403102001.057.43--2.036.753.33.500-
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34ST281174.06232301000135.0131656118371057001.248.711.202.466.982.84.6114.02
2012Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-ST29006.0022000006.09540360002.0013.50--4.509.002.00--
2012Durham BullsILAAAtba-ST29007.5622000008.017771240002.2818.361.082.164.322.00--
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0006.91440000014.026121115100002.1616.330.633.146.282.00--
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34ST29233.08880000038.0301713212342001.117.110.472.848.052.83.4002.94
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter40264.08979254330543.05232642476517740919001.298.651.072.936.762.31.6061.03
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter27193.67817833110398.23571861633814839716001.268.040.863.338.942.68.587-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22123.90535303100281.22721401222910126312001.328.690.933.238.402.60.647-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter562.8720173001087.2633128634983001.116.470.623.4910.062.88.455-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter013.86880000030.0221513313361001.156.530.893.8610.682.77.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2842.415642142104283.22198876119230317001.106.950.352.929.613.29.875-
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter40264.08979254330543.05232642476517740919001.298.651.072.936.762.31.606-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16114.08393722110220.021110710026721658001.298.651.072.936.762.31.5931.03
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15103.67454322110220.01971029021812199001.268.040.863.338.942.68.600-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34p2635000000000401000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34p2735000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba34p2823010000000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.000.2970.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter813010000000901000.077.077.077.1541014.250.000.000.0000.0064.290.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622630200000000182020000.077.077.077.154200284.250.000.000.0000.0064.290.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2005Visalia Oaks CalifA+tba22P5--31--441.0000.80------5100.03.6
2005Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba22P6---------------6100.04.4
2006Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba23P14--76--13131.0000.93------14100.010.1
2007Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24P25--617--23231.0000.92------25100.017.5
2008Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25P24--1513333128.9031.17------24100.016.7
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25P5216-1--111.0000.200.06-----5100.03.1
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26P3130180912-421211.0000.680.12-----31100.019.1
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27P3029174814112322.9570.730.13-----30100.018.5
2011Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba28P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28P2--21--331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28P23231351021-131311.0001.350.23-----23100.014.2
2012Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba29P2---------------2100.01.5
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba29P2---4--441.0002.00------2100.01.4
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29P883826-2881.0001.000.218188.9-8100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P97925432954188483.9880.860.158188.9-970.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P53--2335336158.9511.09------530.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P20--76--13131.0000.65------200.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P8--41--551.0000.63------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2005Visalia Oaks CalifA+tba225----------
2005Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba226----------
2006Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba2314----------
2007Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2425----------
2008Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2524----------
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba255----------
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2631----------
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2730----------
2011Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba281----------
2011Durham Bulls ILAAAtba282----------
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2823----------
2012Charlotte Stone Crabs FSLA+tba292----------
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba292----------
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba298----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2002Harwich MarinersCape Cod LeagueCollege19122.05550000030.2259701230001.237.340.003.528.802.502.64.333
2003Harwich MarinersCape Cod LeagueCollege20200.00431000019.117200819001.317.910.003.728.842.380.931.000
2006Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor23003.0022000006.0722028001.5010.500.003.0012.004.003.00.000
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB24003.8630300104.2532023001.679.640.003.865.791.505.79.000
2008Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB25201.50431001012.01222055001.429.000.003.753.751.001.501.000
2009Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB26000.0001-1001119.01800200000.958.530.950.000.0000.00.000
2010Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB27302.49651000025.126773324101.169.241.071.078.538.002.491.000
2010Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB27000.0010100103.01000140000.673.000.003.0012.004.000.00.000
2011Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB28104.29550000021.02512100313201.3310.710.001.295.574.335.141.000
2012Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB29124.05404000013.116761311001.4510.800.682.037.433.674.73.333
2013Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB30122.92752000024.223882417001.128.390.731.466.204.252.92.333
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs321.26981000050.04211702049001.247.560.003.608.822.451.98.600
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs003.0022000006.0722028001.5010.500.003.0012.004.003.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs842.632919100031120.0125393582073301.219.380.601.505.483.652.93.667
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100103.0100014000.673.000.003.0012.004.000.00.000

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20031st Team College All-American (SP) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (P) ... Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year3
2008Triple A All-Star Team (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-11-19SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentRefused Minor League Assignment - Declared free agency30.264  
2013-11-04SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.249Team Roster on 2013-11-04
2013-04-17SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL30.048Team Roster on 2013-04-17
2013-04-05SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder soreness30.036Team Roster on 2013-04-05
2013-01-18SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3m) Avoiding arbitration29.324Team Roster on 2013-01-18
2012-09-01SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.185Team Roster on 2012-09-01
2012-08-19PTampa Bay RaysDurham (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Durham (AAA) for rehab29.172Team Roster on 2012-08-19
2012-08-08PTampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Charlotte (A+) for rehab29.161Team Roster on 2012-08-08
2012-05-16PTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL29.077Team Roster on 2012-05-16
2012-05-15PTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Fractured right fibula29.076Team Roster on 2012-05-15
2012-05-08PTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActive--29.069Team Roster on 2012-05-08
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-06-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-06InjuredDisabled -- Stiff back 
2010-08-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-08-09InjuredDisabled -- Right Shoulder Strain 
* 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
2004Tampa Bay Rays-213,200,000-------3,200,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (1st round - 4th overall)
2008Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll25390,000-75339-2,696,252390,0003,590,000
2009Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll261,290,000-39117522,746,792400,0004,880,000
2010Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll271,032,000-41219552,812,412400,0005,912,000
2011Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll28903,000-45314502,722,607414,0006,815,000
2012Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll292,750,000-2859692,954,887480,0009,565,000
* 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