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Lance NiekroTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2009 MLB Years: 2003-2007
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

Positions1B-324, 3B-194, P-15, DH-1Position when DraftedIFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLance Joseph Niekro
Height6-3Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 29,1979 [39.082]PlaceWinter Haven,Florida
High SchoolGeorge Jenkins (Lakeland,FL)
CollegeFlorida Southern College (Lakeland,FL)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (61st overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 13th round (386th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$655,000Signing ScoutsAlan Marr
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2001-MLB-#85 ... 2001-SFN-#4 ... 2002-SFN-#7 ... 2003-SFN-#9
MLB DebutSeptember 5,2003 [24.219]
OrganizationsSFN [8] ATL [1] HOU [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID6436Retrosheet IDniekl001MLBAM ID408067
RelationshipsSon of Joe Niekro, Nephew of Phil Niekro
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1999 ... Attempted a comeback as a Knuckleball pitcher in 2009 with the Braves
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed31Power58Contact68XBH56RBIs69Runs50Hitting66Durability33Team.482Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Florida Southern CollegeSSCNCAA Div 21b205020953771608442121623103010.368.410.560.97011724229.381.192.359.4186.9910.041.443.4926.1331.17
2000Florida Southern CollegeSSCNCAA Div 21b21592495989132763247251320400.357.414.510.92412722280.352.153.321.4038.934.640.522.5035.5724.72
2000Salem-Keizer VolcanoesNwstA-sfn-3b2149196277114454420112540226.362.404.551.95510823213.393.189.255.4085.1611.742.272.3539.2032.39
2001San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-3b224216318471103344241400402.288.298.411.7096714171.293.123.160.3022.348.193.501.7554.3329.79
2002Shreveport Swamp DragonsTexAAsfn361b-3b2379297339220143402732213011.310.327.424.75112625310.333.114.131.3272.2610.324.571.2974.2527.17
2003Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn203b249838143115152441331939113112.302.334.383.71714621405.326.081.131.3154.699.632.050.9995.2518.26
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281b2455211002000100000.200.200.400.600215.250.200.200.2500.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
2004San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-1b251561131971114002500105.311.328.508.83631964.321.197.230.3533.137.812.501.5661.0047.37
2004Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn191b-3b25672414272214124711143210115.299.339.568.90713737257.303.269.328.3805.4512.452.294.6720.0851.39
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         8230255912851361111637102110.301.336.556.89216846321.307.255.308.3744.9811.532.314.0523.2350.55
2005Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-1b2614010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2220.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2005San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28,361b2611327832701631246021753205011.252.295.460.75512831302.266.208.263.3225.6317.553.123.9723.1744.29
2006Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-1b273614427467014340072300115.319.349.6601.0099521152.296.341.389.4164.6115.133.299.2110.2945.65
2006San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281b276619927499253100113200007.246.286.387.6737716210.272.141.196.2925.2415.242.912.3839.8032.65
2007Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-1b284714321438252001123210206.301.354.490.8447015158.352.189.266.3647.5920.252.673.1628.6034.88
2007San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281b281117030000001500001.176.222.176.3983018.250.000.059.1895.5627.785.000.000.000.00
2008Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou361b2917525112012106700001.212.293.308.60116358.227.096.231.27510.3412.071.171.7252.0027.27
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter195499611232651779022991205019.246.288.421.70921048535.268.175.228.0005.4217.013.143.1829.3539.02
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter45116822295171051449270119822109217553.307.340.474.8147971681792.325.167.216.0004.5811.722.562.7334.3332.50
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter266965138288538361445558134317329.298.338.482.820465971034.314.184.244.0005.6112.962.313.4826.8133.68
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter79297339220143402732213011.310.327.424.75112625310.333.114.131.0002.2610.324.571.2974.2527.17
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5722431661814484261900507.295.306.438.7449823235.301.143.179.0002.558.093.171.7056.0034.85
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter49196277114454420112540226.362.404.551.95510823213.393.189.255.0005.1611.742.272.3539.2032.39
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter109458112166292151074594136307010.362.413.533.94624446509.365.171.338.0008.067.070.882.9530.5327.71
San Francisco Giants Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter195499611232651779022991205019.246.288.421.70921048535.268.175.228.0005.4217.013.143.1829.3539.02
Average MLB - Per 162 games162415511022241466022476204016.246.288.421.70917440444.268.175.228.0005.4217.013.143.1829.3539.02
Average Minor - Per 162 games162604821863851897432975316219.307.340.474.81428660644.325.167.216.0004.5811.722.562.7334.3332.50

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2007Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-Rel280027.0010100000.23220000004.5040.50------0.00--
2009Gulf Coast BravesGCLRkatl-S/R30135.6114410100033.2373421317225001.609.890.804.545.881.29.250-
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter136.0315411100033.0403623317225001.6610.490.794.465.771.29.250-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0027.0010100000.23220000004.5040.50------0.00--
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135.6114410100033.2373421317225001.609.890.804.545.881.29.250-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings6196.039626706000220.02562311471910914132001.6610.490.794.465.771.29.240-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2000Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn213B35--2354578277.9392.20------4971.446.1
2001San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn223B32--317186110102.9273.19------4276.222.9
2002Shreveport Swamp Dragons TexAAsfn231B50--41821-394394391.0008.78------7963.336.0
2002Shreveport Swamp Dragons TexAAsfn233B27--22441157766.8572.44------7934.219.4
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn243B76--511251412190176.9262.32------9877.653.1
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn241B17--12311112135134.9937.88------9817.311.9
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn241B3-74--1441.0001.330.57-----560.01.9
2004San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn251B15--1394114144143.9939.53------15100.010.7
2004Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn251B34--31020331333330.9919.71------6750.723.6
2004Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn253B24--2037376057.9502.38------6735.816.7
2005Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn261B1--5--2551.0005.00------1100.00.7
2005San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn261B745752954338556586581.9917.851.10-----11365.545.7
2005San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26DH1---------------1130.90.6
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn271B34--25726624289283.9798.32------3694.423.6
2006San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn271B574842941936538460455.9897.981.06-----6686.435.4
2007Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn281B21--18113122195194.9959.24------4744.714.6
2007Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn28P1---------------472.10.7
2007San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281B3322242-426261.0008.671.18-----1127.31.9
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou291B15--1178310128125.9778.33------1788.210.5
2009Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl30P14--37121110.9090.71------14100.023.3
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B13710898799076109910761066.9917.781.08-----1370.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B122--993781410110851071.9878.78------1220.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B100--711621719250233.9322.33------1000.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B50--41821-394394391.0008.78------500.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B27--22441157766.8572.44------270.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B32--317186110102.9273.19------320.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B15--1394114144143.9939.53------150.00.0
A- Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B35--2354578277.9392.20------350.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--37121110.9090.71------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2000Salem-Keizer Volcanoes NwstA-sfn21-----35-----
2001San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn22-----32-----
2002Shreveport Swamp Dragons TexAAsfn23--50--27-----
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn24--17--76-----
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24--3--------
2004San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn25--15--------
2004Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn25--34--24-----
2005Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn26--1--------
2005San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26--74-------1
2006Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn27--34--------
2006San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27--57--------
2007Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn281-21--------
2007San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28--3--------
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29--15--------
2009Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl3014----------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Orleans CardinalsCape Cod LeagueCollege2044172266290134434121700000.360.402.6401.04211022184.345.280.3436.529.241.427.0713.2335.48
2000Orleans CardinalsCape Cod LeagueCollege219374111006111300000.297.316.324.64012138.324.027.0542.637.893.000.000.009.09
2002Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor232496930520160051300111.313.343.406.749397102.357.093.1464.9012.752.600.000.0023.33
2003Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor24207792330190151200000.299.341.377.71829482.344.078.1306.1014.632.401.2277.0017.39
2004Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor25176191841115004800000.295.338.443.78127665.327.148.2136.1512.312.001.5461.0033.33
2006San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB272364824613200041000201.375.400.6411.041411070.396.266.3285.7114.292.504.2921.3341.67
2007San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB282347121721311002910200.362.385.6381.02330652.378.276.3193.8517.314.505.7715.6735.29
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB29921221003102300100.095.167.143.3103124.105.048.1908.3312.501.500.000.0050.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 3 yrs61234277112324001143300111.303.341.406.7479517249.345.103.1585.6213.252.360.80117.0023.94
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs532093073100135045132000000.349.387.584.97112223222.341.235.2925.869.011.545.8616.0831.51
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs551322243926341082210501.326.356.561.9177417146.339.235.3035.4815.072.754.1122.0039.53

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1999Orleans CardinalsCape Cod LeagueCollege20000.0010100011.0110011002.009.000.009.009.001.009.00.000
2000Orleans CardinalsCape Cod LeagueCollege21000.0010100002.0000011000.500.000.004.504.501.000.00.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs000.0020200013.0110022001.003.000.006.006.001.003.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2011Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-32Assistant Coach24168.667--0Jim Tyrell
2012Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-33Associate Coach241410.583--0Pete Meyer
2013Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-34Manager241014.417--0 
2014Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-35Manager241410.583--0 
2015Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-36Manager241014.417--0 
2016Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-37Manager241410.583--0 
2016Florida Southern CollegeNCAANCAACollege-37Manager241410.583--0 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000Minor League Short-Season All-Star Team (3B) ... Northwest League All-Star Team (3B)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-06-28InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-06-13InjuredDisabled -- right groin strain  
2006-05-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-21InjuredDisabled -- right shoulder bursitis 
2004-04-10InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-04-03InjuredDisabled -- right ankle sprain 
2000-07-03Contractsigned 
* 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
2000San Francisco Giants-21655,000-------655,000Signing Bonus out of 2000 Draft (2nd round - 61st overall)
2003San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll24300,000-70340-2,163,527300,000955,000
2005San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26300,000-79439-2,189,055300,0001,255,000
2006San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll27345,000-61725232,365,072327,0001,600,000
2007San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll28390,000-64020202,459,737380,0001,990,000
* 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