Xavier Nady

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  • RF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2" /215

Xavier Nady MLB Career Stats

2969 .268 104 410 19 .755

Xavier Nady Bio

  • Full Name: Xavier Clifford Nady
  • Born: 11/14/1978 in Carmel, CA
  • Draft: 2000, San Diego Padres, 2nd rd. (49th overall)
  • College: California
  • Debut: 9/30/2000
  • Last Game: 5/4/2014
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MLB Career Stats 2969 365 797 104 410 19 .268 .323 .755


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Xavier Nady Stats

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Xavier Nady Advanced Stats

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Xavier Nady Statcast Events


Xavier Nady Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/03/2008 NY Yankees AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/06/2008 Pittsburgh NL

Xavier Nady Leaderboards

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2006 11 15th in NL
2007 12 10th in NL
2010 8 14th in NL

Xavier Nady Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 26, 2014 Tacoma Rainiers released LF Xavier Nady.
May 31, 2014 LF Xavier Nady assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 30, 2014 Seattle Mariners signed free agent LF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract.
May 11, 2014 LF Xavier Nady elected free agency.
May 11, 2014 LF Xavier Nady elected free agency.
May 8, 2014 San Diego Padres sent LF Xavier Nady outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
May 5, 2014 San Diego Padres designated LF Xavier Nady for assignment.
January 23, 2014 San Diego Padres signed free agent LF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 4, 2013 LF Xavier Nady elected free agency.
June 30, 2013 Colorado Rockies signed free agent OF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract.
June 30, 2013 LF Xavier Nady assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 29, 2013 Omaha Storm Chasers released 1B Xavier Nady.
March 29, 2013 1B Xavier Nady assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 27, 2013 Kansas City Royals signed free agent LF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 25, 2013 Kansas City Royals released LF Xavier Nady.
December 14, 2012 Kansas City Royals signed free agent LF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 3, 2012 LF Xavier Nady elected free agency.
September 1, 2012 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of LF Xavier Nady from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 5, 2012 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract.
August 5, 2012 Xavier Nady assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 29, 2012 Washington Nationals released LF Xavier Nady.
July 21, 2012 Washington Nationals designated LF Xavier Nady for assignment.
July 7, 2012 sent LF Xavier Nady on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
June 25, 2012 Washington Nationals placed LF Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 24, 2012. right wrist tendonitis
April 3, 2012 Washington Nationals selected the contract of LF Xavier Nady from Syracuse Chiefs.
March 28, 2012 Washington Nationals signed free agent 1B Xavier Nady to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 17, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs signed free agent Xavier Nady.
October 31, 2011 1B Xavier Nady elected free agency.
October 11, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks activated 1B Xavier Nady from the 15-day disabled list.
August 13, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks placed 1B Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list. fractured left hand
December 17, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent LF Xavier Nady.
November 7, 2010 1B Xavier Nady elected free agency.
January 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs signed free agent 1B Xavier Nady.
November 9, 2009 RF Xavier Nady elected free agency.
July 31, 2009 New York Yankees transferred RF Xavier Nady from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 24, 2009 New York Yankees sent RF Xavier Nady on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 16, 2009 New York Yankees placed RF Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15, 2009. Right elbow pain

Xavier Clifford Nady Bio Info

Full name is Xavier Clifford Nady, VI...he and his wife, Meredith, have two sons, Xavier VII and Brayden...Graduated from Salinas (Calif.) High School where he was named the Northern California Player of the Year and first-team All-State after batting .619 with 12 home runs his senior season...Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round of the 1997 draft, but did not sign...Hit 17 home runs for the U.S. National Team in 1999, just 3 shy of Tino Martinez' 1988 Team USA single-season record...Played collegiately at the University of California where he was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, a two-time All-American and two-time member of the USA National Team...left Cal holding records with 57 home runs, 191 RBI and 479 total bases...his .729 career slugging pct. was the highest in Pac-10 history, topping Mark McGwire's .718 mark at USC from 1982-84...Father, Xavier III, played football at Colorado and his cousin, Scott, played football at Cal.


Played at the Triple-A level in the Royals and Rockies organizations...Batted a combined .296 with 15 home runs for Omaha and Colorado Springs.

2012 Xavier made the Opening Day roster of the Washington Nationals, appearing in 40 games...Missed nearly a month on the D.L. with right wrist tendinitis...placed on 15-day D.L. on June 24 and was reinstated, after 12 rehab contests with Potomac, on July 21...Was released by Washington and signed to a minor league deal by San Francisco on August 3...after 25 games with Fresno (AAA), was a September 1 recall by the Giants...Made the Giants ALDS postseason roster and appeared in 4 games of the series vs. Cincinnati, going 0-for-5 at the plate with a walk and 3 strikeouts. 2011 Played in 82 games for Arizona, batting .248. 2010 Appeared in 119 games for the Cubs and hit .256 (81-for-317) with 13 doubles, 6 home runs and 33 RBI...Made 76 starts, including 48 at first base, 22 in right field, 4 in left field and 2 as the club's designated hitter...Played in a season-high 31 straight games from Aug. 15-Sept. 18, batting .324 (35-for-108) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 10 RBI during that stretch...Posted a .275 batting average (50-for-182) with 4 home runs and 19 RBI in 63 road games...Got the start in right field for the Cubs' home opener vs. Brewers on April 12...delivered a 3-run home run off Doug Davis to ignite a 5-run third inning...Hit a game-winning, eighth-inning pinch-hit single that plated Alfonso Soriano on May 16 vs. Pirates...snapped a 0-for-9 drought as a pinch-hitter...Matched his career-high with 4 hits on June 1 @ Pirates, falling a triple short of the cycle, in his ninth career 4-hit contest...Hit a monthly-best .320 (24-for-75) with 8 doubles, a home run and 8 RBI in 22 games during August...Had a season-high 7-game hitting streak from Sept. 11-18 over which he hit .393 (11-for-28). 2009 Xavier appeared in just seven games for the Yankees before undergoing season-ending "Tommy John" surgery July 8, forcing the outfielder to miss 154 regular season games ... batted .286 (8-for-28) with four runs, four doubles and two RBI. ... Hit safely in each of his seven games, marking the longest hitting streak to begin a season in his career. ... Made his sixth career Opening Day roster with his fourth different team ... was 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and a walk as the starting right fielder, April 6 at Baltimore. ... Left the April 14 game at Tampa Bay in the eighth inning with soreness in his right elbow ... it was his final appearance of the season. ... Placed on the 15-day disabled list April 16 (retroactive to April 15) with an ulnar collateral ligament injury of the right elbow. ... May 15, began a hitting program at extended spring training, batting .367 (11-for-30) with seven walks, a double and three homers in eight games (not including intrasquad or simulated games). Made his first appearance in right field at extended spring training June 18. ... Played two rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, June 24- 25 vs. Syracuse ... removed himself in the fifth inning of the June 25 contest after making a throw from the outfield. ... Visited Dr. Lewis Yocum in California, June 30...had season-ending "Tommy John" surgery July 8 ... transferred to 60-day D.L. July 31. 2008 Batted .305 (169-for-555) with 76R, 37 doubles, 1 triple, 25HR and 97RBI in 148 combined games with the Pirates and Yankees (45 starts in LF, 88 in RF, eight at DH)... set career highs in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI and walks (39)... also tied for seventh among all Major League outfielders with 12 outfield assists, tying his career high (2003)...Was acquired by the Yankees from Pittsburgh on 7/26 in exchange for minor league RHPs Ross Ohlendorf, Jeff Karstens and Daniel McCutchen and OF Jose Tabata... the Yankees went 32-28 following the trade...Hit .268 (61-for-228) with 11 doubles, 12HR and 40RBI in 59 games with the Yankees (45 starts in LF, eight at DH and six in RF)... was the second-most RBI and tied for the second-most homers on the team from the time of the acquisition through the end of the season... six of his 12HR with the Yankees either tied the game or put the Yankees ahead...Made his Yankees debut on 7/26 at Boston, starting in LF and going 0-for-3 with 1R and 1BB after arriving at the ballpark less than two hours before first pitch... was hitless in his first two Yankees games (0-for-8)...Collected his first hit as a Yankee in 7/28 loss vs. Baltimore, a solo home run in the seventh... became the first player to homer for his first hit as a Yankee since Wilson Betemit on 8/1/07 vs. Chicago (AL) and the 14th player to do so this decade (since 2000)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the first player since Aaron Guiel (7/14/06 vs. Chicago-AL) to homer in his home debut at Yankee Stadium...Homered in consecutive games on 8/3-4 giving him four home runs in his first nine games with the Yankees (30AB)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the first midseason acquisition by the Yankees to hit four homers within his first 30AB since Glenallen Hill in 2000, who hit his fourth home run in his 24th at-bat...Set a career high with 6RBI and tied a career high with 4H in 8/3 win vs. the Angels, going 4-for-5 with 1 double and a three-run home run...Was named the American League "co-Player of the Week" along with Kansas City's Mike Aviles for the week of 7/28-8/3 after batting .526 (10-for-19) with 3HR and 10RBI in six games during the Yankees' seven-game homestand... according to Elias, it was Nady's highest average and most RBI for any homestand of his career (min. 5AB)... was his second weekly honor this season after taking home the award in week one of the season with the Pirates... was the first player since Carlos Beltran (Kansas City/ Houston) in 2004 to win the award in both leagues in the same season... became the Yankees' first and only position player to take home the award in 2008...Had four hitting streaks of at least 10 games in 2008, including an 11-gamer from 7/30-8/10 (.439, 18-for-41, 4 doubles, 4HR and 12RBI)...Batted cleanup for the first time in his career, going 1-for-4 with 1BB in 9/4 loss at Tampa Bay...Tied a career-high with 4R in 9/26 win at Boston, going 3-for-5 with 1 double and 1BB... hit his final home run of the season in 9/28 Game 1 win at Boston... the three-run shot gave the Yankees the lead and helped Mike Mussina earn his 20th win of the season...Was batting a team-high .330 (108-for-327) with 26 doubles, 1 triple, 13HR and 57RBI in 89 games (82 starts in RF) with the Pirates at the time he was traded... was tied for tops in the National League with 10 outfield assists and ranked fifth in the NL in batting average...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter in right field... went 4-for-7 with 1 double, 2HR and 4RBI on Opening Day at Atlanta... became just one of six players in Major League history to hit two home runs in his team's first game twice in his career (also hit 2HR for the Padres on Opening Day in 2005)... was named the National League "Player of the Week" for the first week of the season (3/31-4/6)...Hit safely in career-high 14 straight games from 4/12-26, going 20-for-54 (.370) with 6 doubles, 1HR and 13 RBI... led the National League with 26RBI during the first month of the season, marking the most by a Pittsburgh player since Willie Stargell had 27 in April 1971...Homered in back-to-back games on 5/21-22 vs. Milwaukee and hit four home runs in an eight-game span from 5/21-29...Suffered a left shoulder contusion on 6/14 while running into the right field wall in foul territory at Baltimore... underwent an MRI in Pittsburgh on 6/16 and results revealed a Grade 1 AC joint sprain of his left shoulder... missed nine games before walking as a pinch-hitter on 6/27 vs. Tampa Bay... made start on 6/28 went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles...Missed first three games after the All-Star break after wife Meredith gave birth to couple's first child (son Xavier) on 7/15... hit safely in final 13 games with Pittsburgh (20-for-53, .377) and went 13-for-27 (.481) in last seven contests... reached base in 39 of his last 41 games (with an at-bat) with the Pirates, batting .347 (52- for-150) with 12 doubles and six home runs over the stretch. 2007 Spent first full season with Pittsburgh...Established career highs in home runs and RBI...Hit 17 of his 20 home runs off right-handed pitchers...Made 89 starts in right field, 10 in center field (last one coming on 7/31), nine in left field and four as the designated hitter...Led team with 12 HBP's...Received 23 walks - just seven in 49 games after the All-Star break...Hit a two-out game-tying home run in the 9th inning off Houston's Brad Lidge on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park...Also homered the following day while picking up two hits and two RBI...Made first of 10 starts in center field on 4/8 in Cincinnati and went 2-for- 5...Went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI on 4/19 at Milwaukee...Left game on 4/21 in Los Angeles after suffering a left hamstring strain...Missed 10 straight starts before returning to the lineup on 5/3 at Milwaukee...Had season-high four hits on 5/8 at Chicago (NL)...Homered and had three RBI while also recording first of four assists on 5/18 vs. Arizona...Hit safely in 12 of his 13 games from 5/16-31, going 20-for-55 (.364) with three doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI...Had a career-high tying four RBI on 6/5 at Washington...Left the 6/6 contest with tightness in his left hamstring...Served as the club's designated hitter in all three games at Yankee Stadium from 6/8-10 and went 3-for-11 with a homer and three runs scored...Recorded third career multihomer game on 6/27 at Florida, which included the game-winner in the 10th inning...Had back-to-back three-hit contests on 7/5-6. ...Went 21 consecutive games without a home run between 7/7 and 8/10...Hit .321 in July with 11 doubles and just one home run (7/6 vs. Chicago - NL)...Suffered a strained left hamstring on 7/31 vs. St. Louis and did not start again until 8/18; went 1-for-7 as a pinch hitter in that time...Hit first career home run as a pinch hitter on 8/13 off San Francisco's Steve Kline (game two)...Returned to starting lineup on 8/18 and hit safely in six straight games (8-for-19, .421)...Homered in back-to-back games on 8/22 and 8/24...Homered as a pinch hitter for the second time on 8/24 at Houston; a game-tying solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the 9th off Brad Lidge (Pirates won the game 8-3 in 15 innings)...Was hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Andy Cavazos in St. Louis on 9/3 and missed 10 games due to lingering effects of a concussion...Returned to lineup on 9/15 in Houston and went 0- for-5 with three strikeouts...Had three hits, including a home run, on 9/18 at San Diego...Went 7-for-40 (.175) in final 10 games, dropping average from .290 to .278...Hit .397 (23-for-58) and knocked in 33 runs with runners in scoring position and two outs. 2006 Hit .280 with 28 doubles, 17 home runs and 63 RBI in 130 combined games with the Mets and Pirates. ...Established career highs in nearly every offensive category...Was New York's Opening Day starter in right field and went 4-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored vs. Washington on 4/3...Became just the second player in club history to collect four hits in his Mets debut (also Richie Hebner on 4/5/79 at Chicago - Opening Day)...Collected a hit in each of his first five at bats and hit safely in 19 of his 23 games in April...Went deep for the first time in second game on 4/5 vs. Washington...Homered three times in a four-game stretch from 4/14-17, including back-to-back games on 4/16 and 4/17...Homered and had a career-high tying four RBI on 5/4 vs. Pittsburgh...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/30 thru 6/18 after undergoing an appendectomy...Played in three rehab games with Norfolk (Mets' AAA) before being reinstated...Went deep twice on 6/20 vs. Cincinnati for second career multi-homer game. ....Made 71 appearances (70 starts) in right field and one appearance (7/8 vs. Florida) at first base with the Mets...Was acquired by the Pirates on 7/31 in deal for pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez...Reached base safely in 14 of first 16 starts with Pittsburgh...Started at first base and went 1-for-4 in Pirates debut on 8/1 vs. Atlanta...Went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a pair of RBI on 8/4 at Chicago (NL)...Hit first home run for the Pirates while going 4-for-5 with three RBI on 8/18 at Cincinnati...Hit safely in career-high nine consecutive games from 8/22-30 (16-for-37, .432)...Ranked eighth among N.L. batters with a .350 average (37-for-103) during the month of August...Snapped an 0-for-21 streak on 9/17...Committed a pair of throwing errors in start at first base on 9/26 vs. Houston...Batted .200 (24-for-100) in final month of season but hit safely in four of last five contests...Made 27 starts in right field and 25 starts at first base with Pittsburgh...Had one outfield assist with Pittsburgh (9/21 at LA). 2005 Spent first full season in the big leagues with San Diego...Made 44 appearances (34 starts) at first base, 30 appearances (28 starts) in center field, 26 appearances (six starts) in left field, 13 appearances (seven starts) in right field and three appearances (two starts) at third base...Had first career two homer game while knocking in four runs in his season debut on 4/4 at Colorado...Had first career four-hit game and fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle on 4/9 vs. Pittsburgh...Had second four-hit game four days later (the first Padres player to register two, four-hit games in the first eight games of the season)...Was hitting .405 (15-for-37) after his first 10 games before going 2-for-32 in his final 12 games in April...Made first career start at third base on 4/27 at San Francisco...Hit .345 (10-for-29) in 16 games in May...Went deep in a career-high four consecutive games from 6/24-27. ...Batted .323 (10-for-30) during eight-game hitting streak from 6/24 thru 7/2...Went 9-for-18 in five games from 7/17-26...Took Atlanta's Joey Devine deep for first career grand slam on 8/20 at Turner Field. 2004 Split season between Portland (Padres' AAA) and San Diego...Began season with Portland...Hit .381 (16-for-42) in first 12 games before being placed on the disabled list with a right shin strain...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 5/11...Went deep twice on 5/12 at Memphis...Was recalled by San Diego on 6/2 and started that day in left field vs. Colorado...Went 0-for-9 in four games before being optioned back to Portland on 6/16...Scored a run in seven consecutive games from 6/18-24...Homered in three consecutive games from 6/18-20, including a two home run game on 6/18 vs. Fresno...Was recalled by San Diego for a second time on 7/5...Went 3-for-5 while going deep for first time on 7/9 vs. Colorado...Was optioned back to Portland on 8/4...Collected a season-high tying five RBI on 8/13 vs. Salt Lake...Homered in four consecutive games from 8/13-16...Knocked in 12 runs over five game period from 8/13-17...Homered twice and knocked in five runs for a second time on 8/23 vs. Tacoma...Went deep five times in final six games and hit safely in his last six games from 8/29 thru 9/3...Hit .436 (17-for-39) in 13 games played at first base...Was recalled a third and final time on 9/6...Hit safely in five consecutive games from 9/7-11...Went deep for final time on 10/1. 2003 Finished eighth among N.L. rookies in hitting, fifth in runs scored, seventh in doubles, tied for sixth in home runs, fifth in hits, eighth in RBI, sixth in multi-hit games (26) and eighth in extra base hits (27)...Led all N.L. rookies with 12 outfield assists, which also tied for fourth among all league outfielders...Was the Opening Day starter in right field and went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI...Connected off San Francisco's Damian Moss for first big league home run on 4/2, becoming the first player in major league history whose first or last name started with the letter "X" to hit a home run - the only other major leaguers whose names began with the letter "X" were Xavier Hernandez and Xavier Rescigno)...Earned National League Rookie-of-the-Month honors in May (the first Padre to be named Rookie-of-the-Month) after batting .330 (33-for-103) with four home runs and 15 RBI...Was optioned to Portland on 7/23...Was recalled on 9/2 and hit .385 with two home runs and eight RBI in 16 games upon promotion. 2002 Hit a combined .281 (136-for-484) with 18 doubles, four triples, 23 home runs and 80 RBI between Lake Elsinore (Padres' A) and Portland. 2001 Earned California League mid-season and post-season All-Star honors...Was also named the league's Rookie-of-the-Year and Most Valuable Player...Was tabbed as San Diego's Minor League Player-of-the-Year and Rookie-of-the-Year...Helped lead his Lake Elsinore club to a share of the league title...Underwent "Tommy John" surgery on 9/29 on his right elbow on 9/28 (Dr. Lewis Yocum and Dr. Jan Fronek reconstructed the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow with a right plantaris tendon graft at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles, CA). 2000 Was drafted by San Diego in the second round of the June draft...Joined the Padres on 9/17, becoming the 20th player to go directly to the major leagues out of the draft since the draft was instituted in 1965...Was the fifth player to do so since 1979 (the first since Los Angeles' Darren Dreifort in 1994 and the first position player since John Olerud of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989)...Made major league debut as a pinch hitter on 9/30 vs. Los Angeles and singled off Onan Masaoka...Reported to Peoria of the Arizona Fall League, but did not play due to tendinitis in the right elbow after going 1-for-4 in his first game.