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John NelsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1998-2008 MLB Years: 2006-2006
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsSS-577, OF-74, 3B-35, 1B-27Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn C. Nelson
Height6-1Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 3,1979 [39.078]PlaceDenton,Texas
High SchoolDenton (Denton,TX)
CollegeUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence,KS)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 8th round (254th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 39th round (1166th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 40th round (1218th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$10,000Signing ScoutsDave Karaff
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-SLN-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 7,2006 [27.188]
OrganizationsSLN [7] CHN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID6419Retrosheet IDnelsj003MLBAM ID449448
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power69Contact21XBH66RBIs54Runs67Hitting49Durability73Team.475Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998University of KansasBig12NCAA-1ss194115835547342863233130001.342.435.500.9357914184.407.158.323.41412.5016.851.352.1739.5025.93
1999University of KansasBig12NCAA-1ss20542063464137439167313532602.311.398.500.89810324248.347.189.383.38912.5014.111.131.6151.5037.50
2000University of KansasBig12NCAA-1ss21501984461120221425344722202.308.411.399.8107914238.391.091.449.36914.2919.751.380.8499.0022.95
2001University of KansasBig12NCAA-1ss2254215486786427317274650503.312.393.460.8539918252.371.148.386.37110.7118.251.701.5953.7526.87
2001New Jersey CardinalsNYPLA-sln38of22662524360163826143357634533.238.332.421.75310627299.301.183.365.32311.7125.422.172.6831.5045.00
2002Peoria ChiefsMidwAsln5ss231324818513228516631635412335438.274.349.453.80221849547.335.179.318.3489.8722.492.282.9330.0637.12
2003Tennessee SmokiesSouAAsln5ss241365066012022154210544117321314.237.301.314.61515928556.299.077.174.2767.9121.042.660.90101.2023.33
2004Tennessee SmokiesSouAAsln5ss2563206416216382962315622100.301.396.524.92010827242.378.223.393.39612.8123.141.813.3125.7543.55
2005Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ss26128427561032711449235114141244.241.326.407.73317442485.325.166.283.32110.5229.072.762.8930.5040.78
2006Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ss27125423559116221481224215351404.215.291.411.70217439475.277.196.319.3048.8432.213.644.4220.1442.86
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln621b2785200000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn141b-3b2854160263970103001174610205.244.317.475.7927617180.274.231.331.3419.4425.562.715.5616.0043.59
2007Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-3b-of284710511173051400104110202.162.237.333.570358118.197.171.267.2518.4734.754.104.2421.0047.06
2007Totals for PCL-PCL         1012653756100154401278720407.211.285.419.70411125298.246.208.306.3059.0629.193.225.0317.6744.64
2008Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd--29415120001000600000.133.133.133.2662015.222.000.000.1190.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter85200000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7512560377624135158730160192847532215211340.244.322.410.73210502372902.308.166.293.0009.7925.952.653.0029.4337.98
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter35411151482505335014114612038111210415.224.303.412.7154591061258.288.188.302.0009.5430.293.183.9722.3042.40
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter199712101182384137116775173542314.256.330.375.70526755798.320.119.237.0009.4021.682.311.6354.7730.22
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1324818513228516631635412335438.274.349.453.80221849547.335.179.318.0009.8722.492.282.9330.0637.12
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter662524360163826143357634533.238.332.421.75310627299.301.183.365.00011.7125.422.172.6831.5045.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter415120001000600000.133.133.133.2662015.222.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter19977716124640161411595221151591341308.317.407.463.87036070922.376.146.389.00012.4717.251.381.5255.5028.46
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter85200000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16210141000000008100000.000.000.000.00000101.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625528113529319651346116253539.244.322.410.73222651626.308.166.293.0009.7925.952.653.0029.4337.98

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2000University of KansasBig12NCAA-1Rel21005.4050500026.213541340002.4017.551.354.055.401.33--
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter005.4050500026.213541340002.4017.551.354.055.401.33--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001New Jersey Cardinals NYPLA-sln22OF59--101231106103.9721.75------6689.477.6
2001New Jersey Cardinals NYPLA-sln22SS6--517-522221.0003.67------669.17.9
2002Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln23SS131--1843603366577544.9434.15------13299.294.9
2003Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln24SS134--1593912367573550.9604.10------13698.596.4
2004Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln25SS60--63170828241233.9673.88------6395.242.9
2005Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln26SS126--1783261579519504.9714.00------12898.488.1
2005Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln26OF1---------------1280.80.7
2006Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27SS119--1483332171502481.9584.04------12595.282.6
2006Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27OF3--4---441.0001.33------1252.42.1
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln271B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----812.50.6
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn281B26--17117229190188.9897.23------5448.118.1
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn283B20--624333330.9091.50------5437.013.9
2007Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln283B15--918-527271.0001.80------4731.910.4
2007Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28OF11--1421-1716.9411.45------4723.47.6
2007Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28SS1--1---111.0001.00------472.10.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS246--327659361501022986.9654.01------2460.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B35--1542386057.9501.63------350.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B26--17117229190188.9897.23------260.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF15--1821-2120.9521.33------150.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS194--2225613195814783.9624.04------1940.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS131--1843603366577544.9434.15------1310.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF59--101231106103.9721.75------590.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS6--517-522221.0003.67------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001New Jersey Cardinals NYPLA-sln22----6----59-
2002Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln23----131------
2003Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln24----134------
2004Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln25----60------
2005Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln26----126----1-
2006Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27----119----3-
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27--1--------
2007Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn28--26--20-----
2007Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28----115---11-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Harwich MarinersCape Cod LeagueCollege204114720375201844203800000.252.341.313.654467167.339.061.19711.9822.751.900.000.0018.92
2003Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor247262400030001000000.154.154.154.3084026.250.000.0000.0038.460.000.000.000.00
2004Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor252064611203810102200000.172.284.344.62822574.205.172.34413.5129.732.204.0521.3345.45
2008Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2934000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs27908152031110103200000.167.250.289.539265100.218.122.24410.0032.003.203.0030.0033.33
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs4114720375201844203800000.252.341.313.654467167.339.061.19711.9822.751.900.000.0018.92
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs34000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1999Harwich MarinersCape Cod LeagueCollege20000.0020200002.0100011001.004.500.004.504.501.000.00.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200002.0100011001.004.500.004.504.501.000.00.000

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2002Midwest League All-Star Team (SS)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-06-17Contractsigned 
* 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
2001St. Louis Cardinals-2210,000-------10,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (8th round - 254th overall)
2006St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll27327,000-74236-2,365,072327,000337,000
* 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