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C.J. NitkowskiTrack this Player High 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 [45.104]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 [Team Picks] 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] CIN [2] NYN [2] PIT [2] TEX [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
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet22P11-39261-98.8890.730.21-----11100.07.6
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22P9-32321-65.8330.560.16-----9100.06.3
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
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P56-4527--991.0000.160.20-----56100.034.6
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P5-5-1--111.0000.200.20-----5100.03.1
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou29P24---------------24100.016.7
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln29P16---81-98.8890.50------16100.011.3
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex29P9---4-1441.0000.44------9100.06.3
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
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31P22-20131-54.8000.180.20-----22100.013.6
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya31P19-13-3--331.0000.160.23-----19100.011.7
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas32P27--18--991.0000.33------27100.019.3
2005Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit32P18---6--661.0000.33------18100.012.5
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----------
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet2211----------
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin229----------
1996Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2319----------
1996Detroit TigersALMLBdet2311----------
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou2428----------
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou255----------
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2543----------
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet2668----------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet2767----------
2001Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet281----------
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet2856----------
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn285----------
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou2924----------
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2916----------
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex299----------
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex2912----------
2003Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex3033----------
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex306----------
2004Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya3116----------
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3122----------
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya3119----------
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas3227----------
2005Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit3218----------
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 DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-11-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency39.254  
2012-08-06PNew York MetsBuffalo (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)39.150Team Roster on 2012-08-06
2012-07-13PNew York MetsBinghamton (AA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract. Assigned to Binghamton (AA)39.126Team Roster on 2012-07-13
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster 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
2001Detroit TigersTeam Payroll281,200,000-37213591,897,758200,0003,528,000
2001New York MetsTeam Payroll281,200,000-37217591,897,758200,0003,528,000
2002Texas RangersTeam Payroll29200,000-75731-2,011,045200,0003,728,000
2003Texas RangersTeam Payroll30550,000-46422422,163,527300,0004,278,000
2004Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll31375,000-53022422,070,100300,0004,653,000
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll31375,000-53030422,070,100300,0004,653,000
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