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Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Birthdate: 8/7/1987 (29 y, 7 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: OF
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 23, Overall: 100, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $0.9M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Nieuwenhuis is set to open the regular season as the Brewers' fourth outfielder, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (3/20/2017)
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Profile: After an eventful 2015 campaign that included a stint with the Angels sandwiched between two with the Mets, Nieuwenhuis was claimed by Milwaukee last offseason and settled in for a career-high 125 games and 392 plate appearances. The outfielder struck out in 34% of his trips to the plate, holding his average down to .209, but an impressive 14% walk rate fueled an acceptable .324 on-base percentage. Add in a .176 ISO propped up by 32 extra-base hits, and Nieuwenhuis put together an overall .709 OPS -- workable for a center fielder. It should be noted that he struggles heavily with fellow left-handers, with just a .468 OPS against them in his career. He did almost all of his damage at Miller Park (.953 OPS and 11 homers at home vs. .460, two on the road). Nieuwenhuis’ track record on the basepaths must be noted, as he been caught 15 times in his career while successfully swiping just 20 bases, and he was nabbed nine times last year in 17 attempts. Looking ahead, the 29-year-old may have to earn his playing time in a crowded Brewers outfield, but his bit of pop and touch of speed (the bad success rate is slightly mitigated by the team's desire to run) make him worth a look in deep fantasy formats. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Nieuwenhuis doesn’t make a lot of contact, but he is capable of contributing enough with his power, patience, and speed to be an intriguing option in deep formats. Fantasy owners will need to keep an eye on his starting role for next year, but he could certainly be capable of contributing in a fifth-outfielder role in NL-only leagues.

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DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -3147112174028448.0 %31.2 %.124.358.252.315.376.30594
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-07-22NYMLAD7CF6210000000.0 %33.3 %.167.500.333.333.500.357128
2012-05-12NYM@MIA2LF61000010016.7 %33.3 %.000.333.200.333.200.26265
2012-04-29NYM@COL1CF6310011000.0 %16.7 %.167.600.500.500.667.504228
2012-04-27NYM@COL1CF61000100016.7 %33.3 %.000.333.200.333.200.26265
2012-06-29NYM@LAD7LF50000000020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-19
2012-06-26NYM@CHC1CF50000000120.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1734
2012-06-23NYMNYY1CF5100111000.0 %60.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.412165
2012-06-14NYM@TBR1CF-RF5200223000.0 %0.0 %1.200.000.400.4001.600.823443
2012-06-12NYM@TBR1CF53100300020.0 %0.0 %.250.750.750.8001.000.743389
2012-06-07NYM@WSN1CF-RF5100010100.0 %20.0 %.000.250.200.200.200.1777
2012-06-03NYMSTL1LF5300123000.0 %0.0 %.600.500.600.6001.200.765404
2012-06-02NYMSTL1LF5000001000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-20NYM@TOR6CF51100010040.0 %20.0 %.333.500.333.600.667.528244
2012-05-08NYM@PHI2LF52100220020.0 %20.0 %.333.667.667.6001.000.566270
2012-04-28NYM@COL1CF5000000000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-26NYMMIA1CF5301011000.0 %20.0 %.400.750.600.6001.000.672341
2012-04-23NYMSFG1CF52100000020.0 %20.0 %.250.667.500.600.750.566270
2012-04-21NYMSFG1CF5000000000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-18NYM@ATL1CF53200311020.0 %0.0 %.500.750.750.8001.250.818439
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-07-28NYM@ARI7CF-RF4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-15NYM@ATL6RF4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-14NYM@ATL6RF40000000125.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.353126
2012-07-06NYMCHC8CF40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1734
2012-07-05NYMPHI8CF4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-30NYM@LAD7LF4210000000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.535249
2012-06-18NYMBAL1CF-RF4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22137
2012-06-17NYMCIN1LF4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22137
2012-06-16NYMCIN1CF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-15NYMCIN1CF4100111000.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515235
2012-06-08NYM@NYY1CF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-04NYMSTL1LF4110000000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.314100
2012-06-01NYMSTL2CF-LF42000300025.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.667.750.667.614302
2012-05-29NYMPHI2CF-RF4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22137
2012-05-27NYMSDP2CF-RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-25NYMSDP2CF-RF4200011000.0 %50.0 %.0001.000.500.500.500.442186
2012-05-23NYM@PIT2CF-RF4200011000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.667.500.667.442186
2012-05-22NYM@PIT2CF41000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394153
2012-05-18NYM@TOR7RF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-05-17NYMCIN2LF4100000100.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22137
2012-05-16NYMCIN1CF4100000010.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22137
2012-05-14NYMMIL2LF40000101025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1734
2012-05-13NYM@MIA2LF4200010000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442186
2012-05-07NYM@PHI2LF4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.333.333.29586
2012-05-06NYMARI2LF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-05NYMARI7RF41000100050.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.500.750.500.566270
2012-05-02NYM@HOU5LF41000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394153
2012-05-01NYM@HOU1LF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-30NYM@HOU1LF4200002000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442186
2012-04-25NYMMIA1CF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.18010
2012-04-24NYMMIA1CF4100010000.0 %75.0 %.0001.000.250.250.250.22137
2012-04-23NYMSFG7CF4100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22137
2012-04-20NYMSFG7CF41001110025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.687351
2012-04-17NYM@ATL8CF4200010000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442186
2012-04-16NYM@ATL8CF41000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394153
2012-04-15NYM@PHI7CF4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22137
2012-04-14NYM@PHI7CF4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22137
2012-04-11NYMWSN7CF40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1734
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-04-07NYMATL8CF4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442186
2012-07-25NYMWSN6RF3000000000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-13NYM@ATL7CF3100012000.0 %66.7 %.0001.000.333.333.333.29586
2012-07-07NYMCHC8CF3100000000.0 %33.3 %.000.500.333.333.333.29586
2012-06-19NYMBAL1CF3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-09NYM@NYY1RF31100000133.3 %0.0 %.500.500.500.6671.000.649326
2012-06-06NYM@WSN1LF3100001000.0 %33.3 %.000.500.333.333.333.29586
2012-06-05NYM@WSN1LF-RF3000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-19NYM@TOR7LF3000000000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-15NYMMIL2LF3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-09NYM@PHI5PH-LF30000100033.3 %33.3 %.000.000.000.333.000.23043
2012-04-09NYMWSN8CF3100112000.0 %33.3 %1.000.000.333.3331.333.686350
2012-07-23NYMWSN7CF2000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-10NYM@NYY1PH-CF2000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-28NYMPHI1CF2100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.442186
2012-05-11NYM@MIA5PH-LF2110011000.0 %0.0 %.500.500.500.5001.000.629312
2012-04-10NYMWSN7PH-CF20000000050.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345121
2012-07-27NYM@ARI9PH100000000100.0 %0.0 %.000.000.0001.000.000.691353
2012-07-26NYM@ARI7PH1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-07-21NYMLAD7PH1000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-20NYMLAD9PH1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-19NYM@WSN4RF1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-17NYM@WSN9PH1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-28NYM@LAD9RF1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-25NYM@CHC1PH-CF1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-24NYMNYY4PH1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-20NYMBAL5RF1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-30NYMPHI9PH1100010000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.884483
2012-05-24NYMSDP9PH1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-21NYM@PIT6PH-CF1100000000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.884483
2012-05-04NYMARI9RF1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-13NYM@PHI9PH-CF1100000000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.884483
2012-04-08NYMATL9CF1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-26NYMSDP7PR-RF0000010000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000