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C.J. NitkowskiHigh Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2012 MLB Years: 1995-2005
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-639Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChristopher John Nitkowski
Height6-3Weight205BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 9,1973 [44.353]PlaceSuffern,New York
High SchoolDon Bosco Prep (Ramsey,NJ)
CollegeSt. John's University (New York,NY), Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$675,000Signing ScoutsRay Bellino
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#87 ... 1995-MLB-#3
MLB DebutJune 3,1995 [22.086]
OrganizationsDET [5] HOU [3] TEX [2] CIN [2] NYN [2] PIT [2] WAS [1] ATL [1] NYA [1] SLN [1] Awards4
TBC Player ID655Retrosheet IDnitkc001MLBAM ID119809
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts59Walks32Hittable48SO/BB39vsPower48Hitting.269Durability56Team.506Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1992Florida AtlanticCollegeNCAAFrS/R19184.3316133200072.2874835039370001.7310.78--4.834.580.95.111-
1993St. John'sCollegeNCAASoS/R20632.711697300279.2793724028650001.348.92--3.167.342.32.667-
1994St. John'sCollegeNCAAJrST21541.59990820073.2482113031800001.075.86--3.799.772.58.556-
1994Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-ST21633.5014140000074.2613029440602501.357.350.484.827.231.50.667-
1995Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-ST22422.50880000050.0392014120521101.176.970.183.589.302.60.667-
1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-ST22025.20660000027.2281616310210101.379.110.983.256.832.10.000-
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0443.4614140000077.1673630430731201.247.730.463.468.422.43.5003.05
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin49S/R22136.12972000032.0412522415181201.7311.411.114.185.011.20.2504.99
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet36ST22147.0911110000039.0533231720131031.8612.131.604.582.970.65.2006.51
1996Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-ST23464.46191901000111.0104605513531036101.418.431.054.308.351.94.400-
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet48S/R23238.081183000045.2624441738362072.1912.221.387.497.090.95.4006.54
1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-ST248103.98282801000174.0183827710561416301.379.450.522.897.282.52.444-
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-S/R25016.00532001115.022121017182001.9313.200.604.2010.802.57.000-
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47Rel25333.77430430011359.2492725423443161.217.390.603.476.641.91.5003.99
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet49Rel26454.3068761007081.26344391145664331.326.941.214.967.271.47.4445.03
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet49Rel27495.256711560070109.212479641349813141.5810.181.074.026.651.65.3084.65
2001Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-Rel28000.0010100101.01000010001.009.00----9.000.00--
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet27Rel28035.56560560012045.0513028731381051.8110.131.396.157.541.23.0005.76
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn40Rel28100.0050500205.23000340001.064.76--4.766.351.331.0003.23
2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-Rel29129.8216115007014.224181639121002.2514.731.845.527.361.33.333-
2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-Rel29122.7824024007222.2217717201101.248.340.402.787.942.86.333-
2002Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex49Rel29111.80909003010.083204110001.207.20--3.609.902.75.500-
2002Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0354.75491480017246.0532825420432101.5410.080.763.808.182.15.3753.51
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex38Rel29012.6312012002013.21144013140001.767.24--8.569.221.08.0003.77
2003Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex49Rel30544.09336270012281.0884037631535101.469.740.663.435.861.71.556-
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex43Rel30007.4560600009.217880850002.5915.83--7.454.660.63-4.48
2004Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-Rel31001.4216016001012.283203112000.875.68--2.137.823.67--
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya40Rel31117.6219019004013.018111116102001.8512.460.694.156.921.67.5003.90
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40Rel31104.50220220010020.0221110310163021.609.901.354.507.201.601.0005.20
2005Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit-Rel32200.8318018005221.265209181000.692.49--3.747.482.001.000-
2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-Rel32223.6227027008432.036151337240001.3310.020.841.956.683.43.500-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0422.50450450013653.1422015316421001.077.000.502.677.002.63.6673.08
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas47Rel32008.1070700003.05330220002.1013.50--5.405.401.00-3.62
2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit41Rel33512.97581570018460.2572020428577101.408.460.594.158.462.04.833-
2007Fukuoka SoftbankJap PacIntl--Rel34113.1846046000034.0251412121241101.356.620.265.566.351.14.500-
2008Fukuoka SoftbankJap PacIntl--Rel35244.6439039000242.2432522119311301.459.070.214.016.541.63.333-
2012Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-Rel39000.0060600104.21000481001.071.93--7.7115.432.00--
2012Buffalo BisonsILAAAnyn63Rel39027.5315015002114.024151218131002.2315.070.635.028.161.63.000-
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0025.6821021003118.1251512112212001.9511.840.475.689.951.75.0003.46
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter18325.373364429200553474.051931828657263347207301.639.751.074.946.521.32.3601.93
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter39383.8530386217206616724.071134631250296623361401.388.780.623.657.692.10.506-
AAA Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter29334.0427564211206516595.06102962694523250332801.409.160.683.487.552.17.468-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1052.98282260010128.210150435641204601.277.010.354.448.331.88.667-
Intl Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter353.9985085000276.2683934240552401.417.980.234.706.461.38.375-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12152.8741311013202224.0214106720981820001.388.52--3.907.251.86.444-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11245.682133717600260319.235322920345183234114221.679.881.265.126.551.28.314-
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter333.77430430011359.2492725423443161.217.390.603.476.641.91.500-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter104.50220220010020.0221110310163021.609.901.354.507.201.601.000-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter117.6219019004013.018111116102001.8512.460.694.156.921.67.500-
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter014.6318018002022.0281212021190002.1010.80--8.107.330.90.000-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter136.12972000032.0412522415181201.7311.411.114.185.011.20.250-
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter008.1070700003.05330220002.1013.50--5.405.401.00--
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0050500205.23000340001.064.76--4.766.351.331.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings8155.371542013400251220.02381461312612115993141.639.751.074.946.521.32.3481.93
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12113.8591266510205220.021510494158918811401.388.780.623.657.692.10.522-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1994Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-p21145000000000201000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1995Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-p2287100000000401000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1995Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-p2262000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         149100000000602000.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0054.550.000.000.000.00
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin49p22910120001000600000.200.200.200.4002010.500.000.000.1810.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-p2428241100000101502002.042.042.042.0841026.111.000-.042.0370.0057.690.000.000.000.00
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-p2555010000000200000.200.200.200.400105.333.000.000.1800.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou47p25414000000000301000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet49p2651000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-p321611100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8900.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit4133582000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter55151200010001001000.133.133.133.2662016.400.000.000.0000.0062.500.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter135463300000102705002.065.065.065.1303051.158.000-.022.0000.0052.940.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter113342300000102103002.088.088.088.1763037.231.000-.029.0000.0056.760.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2212100000000602000.000.000.000.0000014.000.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter910120001000600000.200.200.200.4002010.500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter414000000000301000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter51000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162443600030002903000.133.133.133.2666047.400.000.000.0000.0062.500.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162554400000103206002.065.065.065.1304061.158.000-.022.0000.0052.940.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin21P14--116--17171.0001.21------14100.010.0
1995Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin22P8--89--17171.0002.13------8100.05.6
1995Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin22P6--15--661.0001.00------6100.04.2
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22P9-32321-65.8330.560.16-----9100.06.3
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet22P11-39261-98.8890.730.21-----11100.07.6
1996Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet23P19--819--27271.0001.42------19100.013.4
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet23P11-4525--771.0000.640.16-----11100.06.8
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou24P28--1036324946.9391.64------28100.019.4
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou25P5---21-32.6670.40------5100.03.5
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25P43-59110-211111.0000.260.19-----43100.026.5
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P68-815173-2522.8800.320.27-----68100.042.2
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P67-109721122928.9660.420.26-----67100.041.4
2001Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28P1---------------1100.00.7
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P5-5-1--111.0000.200.20-----5100.03.1
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P56-4527--991.0000.160.20-----56100.034.6
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln29P16---81-98.8890.50------16100.011.3
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex29P9---4-1441.0000.44------9100.06.3
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou29P24---------------24100.016.7
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex29P12-13-2--221.0000.170.15-----12100.07.4
2003Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex30P33--813112221.9550.64------33100.023.2
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex30P6-9-5-1551.0000.830.56-----6100.03.7
2004Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya31P16---1--111.0000.06------16100.011.1
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya31P19-13-3--331.0000.160.23-----19100.011.7
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31P22-20131-54.8000.180.20-----22100.013.6
2005Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit32P18---6--661.0000.33------18100.012.5
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas32P27--18--991.0000.33------27100.019.3
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas32P7-3-2--221.0000.290.67-----7100.04.3
2006Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit33P58--115121716.9410.28------58100.040.8
2012Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn39P6---1--111.0000.17------6100.04.2
2012Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn39P15---11-21.5000.07------15100.010.5
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P336-473238475114107.9390.320.23-----3360.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 11 season(s)-   P275--2911886155147.9480.53------2750.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P28--926--35351.0001.25------280.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin2114----------
1995Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin228----------
1995Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin226----------
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin229----------
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet2211----------
1996Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2319----------
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet2311----------
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou2428----------
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou255----------
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2543----------
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet2668----------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet2767----------
2001Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet281----------
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn285----------
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet2856----------
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2916----------
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex299----------
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou2924----------
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex2912----------
2003Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex3033----------
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex306----------
2004Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya3116----------
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya3119----------
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3122----------
2005Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit3218----------
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas3227----------
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas327----------
2006Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit3358----------
2012Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn396----------
2012Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn3915----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB33103.121001000108.2833039001.348.310.003.129.353.003.121.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs103.121001000108.7833039001.278.310.003.129.353.003.121.000

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993Big East Conference All-Conference Team (P)1
1994Big East Conference All-Conference Team (P) ... Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year ... Big East Conference Player of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2012-11-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2012-08-06PNew York MetsBuffalo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-08-06
2012-07-13PNew York MetsBinghamton (AA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract. Assigned to Binghamton (AA)Team Roster on 2012-07-13
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2006-01-05ContractSigned by Pirates (minor) 
2005-05-26ContractSigned by Nationals 
2005-01-26ContractSigned by Twins (minor) 
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-07-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2004-06-29Released by Braves. 
2003-11-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
2003-09-29Released by Rangers. 
2002-11-20Contractre-signed by Rangers 
2002-11-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
2002-09-30Released by Rangers. 
2002-07-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
2002-07-21Released by Cardinals. 
2002-06-06Released by Astros. 
2002-06-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2002-06-01Released by Astros 
2002-03-30Contractre-signed by Astros 
2002-03-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
2002-03-26Released by Astros 
2002-03-25Released by Astros. 
2002-01-28ContractSigned by Astros 
2001-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-03TradeTraded by Tigers to Mets for a player to be named 
2001-09-02TradeTraded by Tigers with Cash to Mets for Kyle Kessel. 
1999-01-14TradeTraded by Astros with Brad Ausmus to Tigers for Carlos Villalobos, Brian Powell, Mark Persails, Dean Crow and Paul Bako. 
1996-12-10TradeTraded by Tigers with Daryle Ward, Trever Miller, Jose Lima and Brad Ausmus to Astros for Orlando Miller, Todd Jones, Brian Hunter, Doug Brocail and Cash. 
1995-07-31TradeTraded by Reds with Mark Lewis and Dave Tuttle to Tigers for David Wells. 
1994-06-03Contractsigned 
* 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
1994Cincinnati Reds-21675,000-------675,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 9th overall)
1995Detroit TigersTeam Payroll22109,000-75329-999,520109,000784,000
1995Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll22109,000-75342-999,520109,000784,000
1996Detroit TigersTeam Payroll23109,000-78637-957,870109,000893,000
1998Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25185,000-70926221,276,192170,0001,078,000
1999Detroit TigersTeam Payroll26300,000-54720391,454,491200,0001,378,000
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll27950,000-36916601,394,248200,0002,328,000
2001New York MetsTeam Payroll281,200,000-37217591,897,758200,0003,528,000
2001Detroit TigersTeam Payroll281,200,000-37213591,897,758200,0003,528,000
2002Texas RangersTeam Payroll29200,000-75731-2,011,045200,0003,728,000
2003Texas RangersTeam Payroll30550,000-46422422,163,527300,0004,278,000
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll31375,000-53030422,070,100300,0004,653,000
2004Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll31375,000-53022422,070,100300,0004,653,000
2005Washington NationalsTeam Payroll32300,000-79436-2,189,055300,0004,953,000
* 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