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MELVIN NIEVES

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1988-2008
Positions
OF-859, RF-207, LF-24, DH-24, 1B-4, CF-2
Born
December 28, 1971  (42.195)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-2 / 220
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
High School
Luis Pales Matos  (Santa Rosa,PR)
College:
 
Drafted:
Signed as UDFA 1988 by ATL 
Full Name
Melvin Ramos Nieves 
TBC Player ID
15993
MLB Debut
Brother of Wil Nieves

Top Prospect:  mlb  1993 (#39), 1994 (#69)   team  1991 (#6-ATL), 1992 (#8-ATL), 1993 (#5-ATL), 1994 (#3-SD), 1995 (#5-SD)
Speed
43
Contact
13
Patience
73
Batting
45
Power
91

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OFF THE FIELD
Salary data is available for Major Leaguers since 1985. Players not on opening day roster, for the most part, are assumed to have earned the minimum salary for that year. Team payrolls are based on opening day rosters and the player's listed team is the first team he played for during a given season. Career earnings are estimates and based only on available data.
YearTeamSalaryRankTeam PayrollPct of Tm Payroll 
1992Atlanta Braves$109,000$ 32,975,3330.3% 
1993San Diego Padres$109,000$ 24,557,3330.4% 
1994San Diego Padres$118,000$ 13,529,3330.9% 
1995San Diego Padres$125,000$ 25,923,3340.5% 
1996Detroit Tigers$170,000$ 21,941,0000.8% 
1997Detroit Tigers$335,000$ 16,304,5002.1% 
1998Cincinnati Reds$820,000$ 21,995,0003.7% 
Career Earnings:$ 1,786,000 



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