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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  (42.264)
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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DateNotes
2002-03-28Released by Tigers
2002-02-19Signed by Tigers
2001-04-21Released by Rockies
2001-01-29Signed by Rockies
1999-03-20Contract purchased by Fukuoka Daei (Japan) from Twins
1998-12-18Signed by Twins
1998-12-15Signed as Free Agent by Twins.
1998-11-05Released by Reds.
1997-11-11Traded by Tigers to Reds for Donne Wall and Paul Bako.
1996-03-22Traded by Padres with Richie Lewis and Raul Casanova to Tigers for Todd Steverson, Cade Gaspar and Sean Bergman.
1993-07-18Traded by Braves with Vince Moore and Donnie Elliott to Padres for Fred McGriff.
1988-05-20Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves.
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1988.


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