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Brad NelsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2014 MLB Years: 2008-2009
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

Positions1B-768, OF-334, LF-48, RF-36, 3B-30Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Bradley Nelson
Height6-2Weight230BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 3,1982 [36.077]PlaceAlgona,Iowa
High SchoolBishop Garrigan (Algona,IA)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 4th round (118th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$400,000Signing ScoutsHarvey Kuenn JrLarry DoughtyService Time0.028 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-MLB-#23 ... 2003-MIL-#1 ... 2004-MLB-#48 ... 2004-MIL-#5 ... 2005-MIL-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 1,2008 [25.272]
OrganizationsMIL [9] SEA [2] TEX [2] CHN [1] MIN [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID6417Retrosheet IDnelsb002MLBAM ID434525
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed40Power73Contact44XBH71RBIs75Runs50Hitting56Durability70Team.492Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Arizona BrewersArizRkmil-1b1817631019610130081821101.302.392.429.82127775.413.127.254.36210.6724.002.250.000.0036.84
2001Ogden RaptorsPioRkmil-1b18134251140010003900202.262.298.357.65515447.314.095.167.2836.3819.153.000.000.0036.36
2001Totals for Rk-Rk         30105153010102300112721303.286.355.400.7554211122.370.114.219.3319.0222.132.450.000.0036.67
2002Beloit SnappersMidwAmil-1b1910641770124382179941348640449.297.353.520.87321757459.336.223.312.3727.4118.742.533.7024.5345.97
2002High Desert MavericksCalifA+mil311b1926102242611031700122800014.255.333.451.7844614114.324.196.314.33910.5324.562.332.6334.0053.85
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13251994150492201164146114404513.289.349.507.85626371573.334.218.312.3658.0319.902.483.4925.9547.33
2003High Desert MavericksCalifA+mil311b204116723529111822122220103.311.363.395.7586611182.352.084.156.3376.5912.091.830.55167.0021.15
2003Huntsville StarsSouAAmil37of2039143153012011422113420124.210.274.315.5894513157.266.105.182.2587.0121.663.090.64143.0043.33
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         80310388221123244235640227.265.322.358.68011124339.315.093.168.3006.7816.522.430.59155.0029.27
2004Huntsville StarsSouAAmil18of2113750061127311197711104714650639.254.321.434.75521751558.317.180.276.3258.4226.163.113.4126.3240.16
2005Huntsville StarsSouAAmil18of225520827618163812264210355.293.370.428.7988915238.337.135.255.34410.9217.651.622.5234.6724.59
2005Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil40of2281281507116273945457422145.253.359.399.75811225331.318.146.302.33413.6022.361.642.1140.1435.21
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1364897713224313775771116324910.270.363.411.77420140569.327.141.282.33812.4820.391.632.2837.6230.30
2006Huntsville StarsSouAAmil441b2380265477014163963636200446.264.401.392.79310421332.318.128.377.35418.9818.670.981.8144.1730.00
2006Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil-1b2340130222810031743183620205.215.316.362.6784713152.269.147.292.30211.8423.682.001.9743.3346.43
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12039569982419561068198206411.248.374.382.75615134484.303.134.349.33816.7420.251.211.8643.8934.69
2007Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil311b-of2411641154108231206596319820115.263.317.470.78719344445.299.207.290.3396.9722.023.164.4920.5540.74
2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil311b251324757813636118781387377104313.286.380.480.86022855553.307.194.358.37513.2013.921.053.2526.3940.44
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil401b2597022000001000000.286.375.571.946428.286.285.429.40312.500.000.000.000.00100.00
2009Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea491b-rf2678275356891154500305610156.247.322.451.77312425307.259.204.313.3329.7718.241.874.8918.3336.76
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil27rf-lf261921000000002900001.000.087.000.0870023.000.000.095.0618.7039.134.500.000.000.00
2010Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea401b2711440959106260176022617820719.259.353.447.80018343479.277.188.337.35212.7316.281.283.5524.0640.57
2011Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex301b-lf281214638313028124833160101208613.281.360.501.86123253533.306.220.354.36911.2618.951.684.5019.2940.77
2012Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex301b29132502851403112481217012310617.279.364.488.85224556579.321.209.351.36812.0921.241.764.1520.9240.00
2013Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn401b3012642852116202207121499030556.271.346.467.81320042485.297.196.313.35210.1018.561.844.1221.4036.21
2014Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin301b3171227275211053001284310432.229.312.344.6567816260.257.115.233.29110.7716.541.541.9245.4030.77
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2828022000003900001.071.161.143.3044231.105.072.179.0009.6829.033.000.000.00100.00
Minor League Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter15255508827147534316206894654868112233336148114.268.348.448.79624685656286.307.180.307.00010.8319.461.803.2826.7438.31
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1011360154595521091535693928465776172392971.265.349.456.80516423724124.296.191.323.00011.2818.821.673.7123.5438.95
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter311111615028865332168201714728480141424.258.345.408.7534551001285.314.150.284.00011.4422.101.932.4934.8834.72
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter67269477820143522245020117.290.351.416.76711225296.343.126.216.0008.1116.892.081.3567.2532.05
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10641770124382179941348640449.297.353.520.87321757459.336.223.312.0007.4118.742.533.7024.5345.97
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter30105153010102300112721303.286.355.400.7554211122.370.114.219.0009.0222.132.450.000.0036.67
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2828022000003900001.071.161.143.3044231.105.072.179.0009.6829.033.000.000.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621620121200000175200006.071.161.143.3042312179.105.072.179.0009.6829.033.000.000.00100.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625858815736222957572130406512.268.348.448.79626260668.307.180.307.00010.8319.461.803.2826.7438.31

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Arizona Brewers ArizRkmil181B17--16712410183179.97810.53------17100.030.4
2001Ogden Raptors PioRkmil181B2--181142019.9509.50------1315.42.7
2002Beloit Snappers MidwAmil191B103--835701175916905.9888.79------10697.274.1
2002High Desert Mavericks CalifA+mil191B26--20426330233230.9878.85------26100.018.6
2003High Desert Mavericks CalifA+mil201B31--23915321257254.9888.19------4175.622.1
2003High Desert Mavericks CalifA+mil20OF10--13---13131.0001.30------4124.47.1
2003Huntsville Stars SouAAmil20OF32--4212-4543.9561.34------3982.123.2
2003Huntsville Stars SouAAmil201B6--363-639391.0006.50------3915.44.3
2004Huntsville Stars SouAAmil21OF131--1991742220216.9821.65------13795.693.6
2004Huntsville Stars SouAAmil211B1--9-1-109.9009.00------1370.70.7
2005Huntsville Stars SouAAmil22OF53--9933-105102.9711.92------5596.438.1
2005Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil22OF68--99632108105.9721.54------8184.047.2
2005Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil221B5--264123130.9686.00------816.23.5
2006Huntsville Stars SouAAmil231B67--51849347570567.9958.46------8083.848.6
2006Huntsville Stars SouAAmil23OF4--7---771.0001.75------805.02.9
2006Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil231B34--28322-303053051.0008.97------4085.023.6
2007Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil241B56--44533253480478.9968.54------11648.338.9
2007Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil24OF29--36---36361.0001.24------11625.020.1
2007Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil243B17--728223735.9462.06------11614.711.8
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil251B103--84151786899892.9928.66------13278.073.6
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil253B8--318122221.9552.63------1326.15.7
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil25OF7--10---10101.0001.43------1325.35.0
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil251B2-21---111.0000.500.50-----922.21.2
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea261B20--15514217171169.9888.45------7825.613.9
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea26RF13--33---33331.0002.54------7816.79.0
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea26LF8--161--17171.0002.13------7810.35.6
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea263B2---1--111.0000.50------782.61.4
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil26RF1181---111.0001.000.13-----195.30.6
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil26LF1163---331.0003.000.50-----195.30.6
2010Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea271B41--32625231353351.9948.56------11436.028.7
2010Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea27RF17--333123736.9732.12------11414.911.9
2010Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea27LF11--25---25251.0002.27------1149.67.7
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex281B55--45140261493491.9968.93------12145.538.2
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex28LF28--3822-4240.9521.43------12123.119.4
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex28RF5--6---661.0001.20------1214.13.5
2012Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex291B54--51030252542540.99610.00------13240.937.5
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn301B100--76972564846841.9948.41------12679.469.4
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn303B3--131-54.8001.33------1262.42.1
2014Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin311B45--30822237332330.9947.33------7163.431.3
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2-21---111.0000.500.50-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1181---111.0001.000.13-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1163---331.0003.000.50-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B513--41143132543344524427.9948.63------5130.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF104--145632154151.9811.45------1040.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF47--7932-8482.9761.74------470.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF35--723127675.9872.14------350.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B30--1150446561.9382.03------300.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF220--3472192377368.9761.67------2200.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B74--56352453619615.9948.31------740.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B57--44341651490484.9888.49------570.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF10--13---13131.0001.30------100.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B103--835701175916905.9888.79------1030.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B19--18513514203198.97510.42------190.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Arizona Brewers ArizRkmil18--17--------
2001Ogden Raptors PioRkmil18--2--------
2002Beloit Snappers MidwAmil19--103--------
2002High Desert Mavericks CalifA+mil19--26--------
2003High Desert Mavericks CalifA+mil20--31------10-
2003Huntsville Stars SouAAmil20--6------32-
2004Huntsville Stars SouAAmil21--1------131-
2005Huntsville Stars SouAAmil22---------53-
2005Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil22--5------68-
2006Huntsville Stars SouAAmil23--67------4-
2006Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil23--34--------
2007Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil24--56--17---29-
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil25--103--8---7-
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil25--2--------
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea26--20--28-13--
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil26------1-1--
2010Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea27--41---11-17--
2011Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex28--55---28-5--
2012Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex29--54--------
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn30--100--3-----
2014Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin31--45--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor202682141810080292300000.220.297.232.52919191.305.012.0989.8925.272.560.000.005.56
2007Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2446233000001100000.500.5711.0001.571637.600.500.66714.2914.291.000.000.00100.00
2008Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB251013221014002200001.154.267.462.7296215.100.308.46213.3313.331.006.6713.00100.00
2008Milwaukee BrewersDiv SeriesMLB2522000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2009Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2633651123604191091000211.354.421.6311.052411076.358.277.43111.8413.161.115.2616.2543.48
2010Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27710210000002100000.100.250.100.3501012.111.000.20016.678.330.500.000.000.00
2011Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2812110000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30184351221370021000001.279.311.581.89225645.300.302.3494.4422.225.006.6714.3350.00
2014Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3110000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs2682141810080292300000.220.297.232.52919191.305.012.0989.8925.272.560.000.005.56
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs74139234212183010172400213.302.373.576.9498021158.312.274.40310.7615.191.415.0617.3850.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs22000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2002Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year1
2004Southern League All-Star (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-07-261BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Twins31.235  
2014-04-121BMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Rochester (AAA)31.130Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-02-161BMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.075Team Roster on 2014-02-16
2013-11-051BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.337  
2013-04-061BChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Iowa (AAA)30.124Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2012-12-211BChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract30.018Team Roster on 2012-12-21
2012-11-181BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency29.350  
2012-06-091B-LFTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-Minors--29.188Team Roster on 2012-06-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-10ContractSigned by Rangers 
2010-01-29ContractSigned by Mariners 
2009-01-29ContractSigned by Brewers (1-year) 
2008-01-07ContractSigned by Brewers (1-year) 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 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
2001Milwaukee Brewers-18400,000-------400,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (4th round - 118th overall)
2008Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll25390,0000.02875335-2,696,252390,000790,000
2009Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll26400,000-72433-2,746,792400,0001,190,000
* 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