Nate Schierholtz

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  • RF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 2"/215
  • Age: 31

Nate Schierholtz 2015 Postseason Stats

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Nate Schierholtz Postseason Career Stats

.231 0 1 0 .683

Nate Schierholtz MLB Career Stats

.253 52 228 30 .707

Nate Schierholtz Bio

  • Full Name: Nathan John Schierholtz
  • Pronunciation: SHER-hohltz
  • Born: 2/15/1984 in Reno, NV
  • Draft: 2003, San Francisco Giants, 2nd rd. (63rd overall)
  • College: Chabot CC, CA
  • Debut: June 11, 2007
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2015 Postseason Stats - - - - - - - - -
Postseason Career Stats 13 2 3 0 1 0 .231 .375 .683
MLB Career Stats 2090 238 529 52 228 30 .253 .302 .707
  • Status: Released


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March 28, 2015 at 7:12 PM ET

Rangers' Opening Day roster won't include Schierholtz

The Rangers have told veteran outfielder Nate Schierholtz that he will not be on the Opening Day roster. That clears the way for Ryan Rua, Jake Smolinski and Delino DeShields to make the team.

March 28, 2015 at 4:27 PM ET

Rangers leaning toward keeping Rule 5 pick DeShields

The Rangers have until Saturday to put Nate Schierholz on the Opening Day roster, or allow him the option of taking his free agency. But the Rangers keep coming back to their desire to keep outfielder Delino DeShields on the team.


Nate Schierholtz Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2010 San Francisco NL

MLBPAA Cubs Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2014 Chi Cubs NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Fresno PCL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Fresno PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/07/2007 Fresno PCL

Nate Schierholtz Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 21 23rd in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2013 .470 22nd in NL


Season 2B Rank
2013 32 21st in NL


Season 3B Rank
2012 5 24th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2014 5 25th in NL

Nate Schierholtz Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 28, 2015 Texas Rangers released RF Nate Schierholtz.
February 6, 2015 Texas Rangers signed free agent RF Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 6, 2015 RF Nate Schierholtz assigned to Round Rock Express.
October 30, 2014 RF Nate Schierholtz elected free agency.
August 23, 2014 Washington Nationals selected the contract of RF Nate Schierholtz from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 19, 2014 RF Nate Schierholtz assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
August 18, 2014 Washington Nationals signed free agent RF Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract.
August 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs released RF Nate Schierholtz.
August 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs designated RF Nate Schierholtz for assignment.
December 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RF Nate Schierholtz.
November 30, 2012 RF Nate Schierholtz elected free agency.
September 1, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies activated RF Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day disabled list.
August 26, 2012 sent RF Nate Schierholtz on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
August 13, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies placed RF Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured right great toe.
August 1, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies activated RF Nate Schierholtz.
July 31, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies traded RF Hunter Pence to San Francisco Giants for RF Nate Schierholtz, C Tommy Joseph and RHP Seth Rosin.
September 29, 2011 Nate Schierholtz roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
August 27, 2011 San Francisco Giants placed RF Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 22, 2011. Hairline fracture in his right foot.
August 12, 2009 San Francisco Giants activated RF Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day disabled list.
August 4, 2009 sent RF Nate Schierholtz on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 27, 2009 San Francisco Giants placed RF Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left hip
November 17, 2005 RF Nate Schierholtz assigned to San Francisco Giants.

Nathan John Schierholtz Bio Info

Nate is in his second season with the Cubs after signing with the team as a free agent in December of 2012 ... he set numerous career marks in his first season on the Northside, including career-bests with 21 home runs and 68 RBI ... owns a .265 batting average (460-for-1,737) with 107 doubles, 18 triples, 45 home runs and 191 RBI in 677 career contests with San Francisco (2007-12), Philadelphia (2012) and the Cubs... Owns a .988 career fielding percentage (11 E/892 TC) in 558 games in the outfield ... has played 546 games in right field, eight in left field and seven in center field... Named the Cubs nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top hitter in each league... Was a member of San Francisco's World Series title club in 2010 ... appeared in 11 games of the team's post-season run ... also earned a ring with San Francisco in 2012 - began the season with the Giants before he was traded to the Phillies on July 31... Posted a .306 batting average (743-for-2,428) with 162 doubles, 45 triples, 84 home runs and 401 RBI in 630 minor league games covering eight seasons... Earned a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, for Team USA ... hit .216 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI in nine contests... Was named San Francisco's 2007 USA Today Organizational Player of the Year after producing a .304 batting average during a 39-game major league cameo... In 2004, he earned South Atlantic League All-Star Honors with Single-A Hagerstown... Was a second round selection by the Giants in the 2003 Draft … attended Chabot Junior College (Hayward, Calif.) after graduating from San Ramon Valley High School (Danville, Calif.)... Was team captain and a three-time MVP while in high school.


In his first season with Chicago after signing as a free agent in December of 2012, Nate batted .251 (116-for-462) in a career-high tying 137 games, while setting career highs in at-bats, runs (56), hits, doubles (32), homers (21), RBI (68), walks (29), total bases (217), hit-by-pitches (6) and gamewinning RBI (7)... Tied-for-first on the club with David DeJesus with three triples, ranked second on the club with 21 homers and 68 RBI, ranked third in runs (56), hits (116), doubles (32) and slugging percentage (.470), fourth in games (137) and at-bats (462) and tied-for-fourth with six stolen bases... Was the eighth-hardest player to double up in the N.L., grounding into a double play just once every 77.0 plate appearances... Hit .262 (107-for-409) against right-handed pitchers compared to a .170 mark (9-for-53) against lefties... Produced a .256 batting average (58-for-227) at home compared to a .247 mark (58-for-235) on the road... Hit .259 (28-for-108) with five homers and 43 RBI with runners in scoring position... Batted .375 (6-for-16) with a homer and four RBI as a pinch-hitter … clubbed a two-run, pinch-homer in the top of the eighth inning, July 23 at Arizona (David Hernande z)... His .291 batting average (23-for-79) in June was the highest of any month ... had five homers,14 RBI and a .969 OPS in June... Batted .269 (68-for-253) in 77 games prior to the All-Star break compared to a .230 batting average (48-for-209) in 60 games after the break... Played 126 games in right field, making 117 starts... Made his first-career Opening Day start, manning right field, April 1 at Pittsburgh … reached base four times (1B, BB, HBP, E)... Belted his first home run as a Cub, April 4 at Pittsburgh, a ninth-inning two-run blast off Jared Hughes... Recorded his first-career, two-triple game as part of a 2-for-5 effort with two walks and three runs scored, June 13 vs. Cincinnati... Had a career-best, 10-game hitting streak (.343/12-for-35) June 4-18 … reached base safely in acareer-best, 12-straight games June 4-19... Hit his 10th homer of the season, June 22 vs. Houston, surpassing his previous career-best of nine in 2011 with San Francisco... Recorded the first five-RBI game of his career as part of a 3-for-6 effort with a three-run homer and a game-winning, RBI-double in the 12th inning, July 24 at Arizona... Belted a ninth-inning solo home run, July 27 in San Francisco, to break a scoreless tie and help the Cubs to a 1-0 victory... August 19 vs. Washington, collected a career-high six RBI and his fourth-career, multihomer effort (first since July 22, 2012 at Philadelphia) - finished 3-for-4 with a double, the two homers, two runs scored and the six RBI.

2012 Nate began his sixth season with the San Francisco Giants before he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-player deal involving Hunter Pence, July 31, 2012. ...Combined to hit .257 (62-for-241) with eight doubles, five triples, six home runs and 21 RBI in 114 games between the Giants and Phillies. ...Boasted a .287 batting average (51-for-178) vs. right-handed hurlers ... all six of his home runs were off righties. ...Recorded back-to-back three-hit games, April 23-24 at the Mets, while registering a triple in both games. ...Went 2-for-5 with a home run in his Phillies debut, August 1 at Washington. ...Logged a .269 batting average (25-for-93) with one home run and 16 RBI with runners on base. ...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 13, due to a fractured right big toe. ...Hit .118 (2-for-17) with one RBI in four games while rehabbing with Triple-A Lehigh Valley before he was activated, September 1. 2011 Completed his 5th season with San Francisco and posted career-highs in nearly every offensive category, including 2Bs, HRs and RBI...batted .278 (93-for-335) with 22 2Bs, 9 HRs and 41 RBI in 115 games with Giants ... Made his 3rd Opening Day roster and started 77 games (70 in RF, 7 in LF)...his 9 OF assists led team and were 3 shy of NL-lead ... His .295 (26-for-88) clip with runners in scoring position was highest mark on team ... Showed improved plate discipline, averaging 3.97 pitches per plate appearance after averaging 3.87 last year, 3.41 in 2009, 3.42 in 2008 and 3.30 in 2007 ... Hit his 1st home run of season on April 18 at Colorado off RHP Esmil Rogers that traveled an estimated 467 feet... solo shot in 1st inning was mammoth blast that landed in 3rd deck in right field...marked 31st time player has reached 3rd deck at Coors and 3rd time by Giant (other two were hit by Barry Bonds) ... Hit game-tying, 2-run pinch-hit home run on May 22 vs. Oakland off RHP Grant Balfour in bottom of 8th inning, bringing Giants back from 4-2 deficit and allowing them to win 5-4 in 11 innings...marked his 2nd career pinch homer ... Came through in clutch twice on June 1 at St. Louis, recording game-tying 2-out, RBI single in 9th inning off Cardinals' closer Fernando Salas to tie game at 11th inning, his go-ahead run-scoring single gave Giants 6-5 lead in their 7-5 victory...before Schierholtz, last Giants player to have game-tying RBI in 9th inning or later and game-winning RBI later in that game was Tom Lampkin vs. Florida on June 19, 1996 ... Recorded his 1st career multi-HR game and his 1st career walk-off HR on July 6 vs. San Diego...ended game with 14th inning blast off RHP Pat Neshek that gave Giants 6-5 victory ... Hit his 1st career "Splash Hit" home run on July 8 vs. New York, off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey ... With acquisition of Carlos Beltran, Schierholtz, who had started 60 games in right field, was moved to left field for 1st time in his Major League career on July 28 at Philadelphia...proceeded to make 7 starts in LF and 10 in RF to finish year ... Fouled ball off his right foot on Aug. 15 at Atlanta and told reporters that he thought he broke his foot...sat out next day, but then played remaining 2 games in Atlanta and then all 3 in Houston before undergoing an MRI and CT Scan, which revealed hairline fracture...was placed on 15-day disabled list on Aug. 27 (retroactive to Aug. 22) and did not play remainder of season. 2010 In limited action, hit .242 (55-for-227) with 3 HRs and 17 RBI in 137 games in his 4th big league season with San Francisco ... His 7 outfield assists were tied with Andres Torres for most on team, although he started just 41 games and appeared in 109 (usually as late inning defensive replacement) ... Established himself as one of top hitters coming off bench as he hit .310 (9-for-29) with HR and 3 RBI in pinch-hitting role, 10th-highest clip in pinch among NL players ... Recorded career-high 5 hits on April 28 vs. Philadelphia, while reaching base safely in all 6 of his plate appearances...joined Edgar Renteria (April 7 at HOU) as only Giants to collect 5-or-more hits in game in 2010.

POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS Appeared in 11 games during postseason and made one start, while batting .167 (2-for-12) with 2B and RBI.
2009 Was Giants' 4th outfielder for most of 2009, batting .267 (76-for-285) with 19 2Bs, 5 HRs and 29 RBI in 116 games...started 61 games (all in RF) and committed just 2 errors in 147 total chances...registered 10 outfield assists, tied for 9th-most in NL and most by Giants right fielder since Jose Cruz Jr. had 18 in 2003...was one of best pinch-hitters in majors, finishing season with .371 clip (13-for-35) with 3 2Bs and 5 RBI...his .371 avg. in pinch was 2nd-highest in NL and 3rd-best overall in majors behind Colorado's Seth Smith (.472, 17-for-36) and New York's-AL Hideki Matsui (.381, 8-for-21)...his 13 hits in pinch were tied for 7th-most in NL...batted .370 (20-for-54) with 3 HRs and 12 RBI against left-handed pitching for 7th-highest figure in NL (min. 50 plate appearances)...hit just .242 (56-for-231) against right-handers...played well in Interleague, batting .406 (13-for-32) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs and 7 RBI...his .406 avg. would have ranked as 4thhighest in league if he qualified (needed 17 more plate appearances)...made Opening Day roster for 1st time in his career...recorded 1st hit of season as pinch-hitter April 12 at San Diego...made 1st appearance in right field April 25 at Arizona...was last Giant from Opening Day roster to make start in field, but finally did April 26 at Arizona, going 1-for-5 with 2B...hit safely in 6 of his 11 games in April at .389 (7-for-18)...struggled in month of May, hitting only .175 (7-for-40) with 3B and 3 RBI in 21 games, however rebounded with .375 clip (24-for-64) in June, 3rd-highest clip in NL, behind teammate Pablo Sandoval (.394) and Washington's Josh Bard (.383)...hit 3-run inside-the-park HR June 14 vs. Oakland off of Brett Anderson...Schierholtz drove ball to base of fence in right-center and as right fielder Jack Cust awaited carom, ball bounced high into air and toward center...Giants 3rd base coach Tim Flannery had no hesitation sending Schierholtz home, who slid with his 1st homer of year and 1st inside-parker he remembers hitting on field that had fences... marked only 3rd inside-the-park HR in AT&T Park regular season history, but 4th overall... became only 2nd Giant to accomplish feat, joining Dustin Mohr (Aug 4, 2004)...St. Louis' Fernando Vina hit 1st-ever inside-the-park clout May 9, 2000 while Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki accomplished feat during 2007 All-Star game...also had career-best 3 RBI that game...collected OF assists in back-to-back games vs. Oakland June 12-14...recorded 2nd career 4-hit game June 28 at Milwaukee, going 4-for-5 with solo HR...tied his career-high with 6-game hit streak June 23-29, batting .560 (14-for-25) with 2B, 2 HRs and 3 RBI...hit his 2nd HR June 24 at Oakland off Gio Gonzalez and finished 2-for-4...from June 12-July 3 saw his avg. climb from .225-.321, hitting .433 (26-for-60) in 20 games...broke SF's 7-game homerless streak to open 2nd half of season July 24 with solo shot in Colorado off Jason Hammel...was placed on 15-day disabled list July 28 with strained left hip and internal bleeding after running into right field fence in Atlanta while making catch...went 4-for-18 (.222) with 2B and RBI in his 5 rehab games at triple-A Fresno...was removed from 15-day DL Aug. 12 and started that afternoon vs. Los Angeles-NL going 1-for-3 with 3B...had pinch-hit RBI-2B with bases loaded Aug. 17 at New York-NL...just missed grad slam by mere feet with ball slamming off top of right field wall...hit game-winning RBI 2B in 8th inning Aug. 19 vs. Cincinnati...recorded 3 OF assists in 6-game span (5 starts) Aug. 22-29, all of which came against Colorado...snapped 0-for-19 streak (6 games) with 2B in 4th inning off of Colorado's Jason Marquis Aug. 29...finished season hitting .164 (11-for-67) with 4 2Bs, HR and 5 RBI over his final 29 games...recorded only 1 multi-hit game in month of Sept. (Sept. 12th vs. Los Angeles-NL), going 2-for-2 with 2B...made 9 starts in RF from Sept.1 to end of season (Oct. 4) 2008 One of Giants' top prospects, Schierholtz spent most of 2008 with triple-A Fresno, but earned Sept. call-up for 2nd straight year, batting .320 (24-for-75) with 12 runs, 8 2Bs, 3B, HR and 5 RBI in 19 games for San Francisco...started 18 games (all in RF) and hit safely in 14 of 18 starts (6 multi-hit contests)...had stellar 1st week with club, hitting safely in each of his 1st 6 games at .480 (12-for-25) with 8 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, HR and 2 RBI...during that stretch recorded 1st-career 4-hit game Sept. 3 at Colorado, finishing 4-for-5 with pair of 2Bs...also slugged 1st career HR Sept. 6 vs. Pittsburgh, solo shot in 8th inning (off Jesse Chavez), giving SF 7-5 lead in eventual 7-6 SF victory...also recorded 1st career outfield assist in that contest, throwing out Freddy Sanchez at 2B base...went 3-for-5 with franchise record-tying 3 2Bs Sept. 24 vs. Colorado...prior to recall, had spent majority of year at triple-A Fresno, but took brief time off to participate in 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China...was selected to U.S. baseball team as replacement for an injured Colby Rasmus (STL)...batted .216 (8-for-37) with 4 2Bs, HR and 6 RBI in 9 games, while earning bronze medal... enjoyed one of his best professional minor league seasons, hitting .320 (112-for-350) with careerhigh 18 HRs while driving in 73 runs in 93 games for Grizzlies...tied for 2nd in PCL with 10 3Bs... hit safely in 17 of his final 18 contests at .432 (32-for-74), raising season avg. from .294 to .320. 2007 Enjoyed tremendous season, making splash with both triple-A Fresno and Giants...swung bat well in big leagues, hitting .304 with 5 2Bs, 3 3Bs and 10 RBI in 39 games (24 starts, all in RF)...was impressive against left-handed pitching, going 9-for-18 (.500)...made ML debut as 9th inning defensive replacement in RF June 11 vs. Toronto...made 1st big league start June 12 vs. Blue Jays, and singled in 1st ML plate appearance (off A.J. Burnett)...delivered 2-out, walk-off, RBI-single in 13th inning June 23 vs. Yankees (off Scott Proctor), giving SF 6-5 victory... batted .325 (13-for-40) in 14 games during 1st ML stay...was recalled for good Sept. 1, and went 21-for-72 (.292) in 25 contests...had pair of 3-hit games, going 3-for-4 June 17 at Boston and 3-for-5 in Sept. 30 season finale at LA...finished 5th in Pacific Coast League with .333 avg., 2ndbest mark amongst all SF farmhands...also compiled 31 2Bs, 7 3Bs, 16 HRs, 68 RBI and 10 steals in 109 games with Grizzlies...enjoyed power surge after returning to Fresno following ML stint June 11-July 1, hammering 12 HRs in 189 at-bats (1 every 15.8 ABs)...hit only 4 HRs in 222 ABs prior to initial recall...had excellent Arizona Fall League campaign with Scottsdale Scorpions, batting .348 (31-for-89) with 8 2Bs, 1 3B, 4 HRs, 10 RBI and .596 slugging mark in 23 games...ranked 4th in league for avg., 2nd for slugging and 4th with 13 extra-base hits. 2006 Paced double-A Connecticut in nearly all major offensive categories, including at-bats (470), runs (55), hits (126), total bases (206), 2Bs (26), 3Bs (6), HRs (14), RBI (54), and slugging percentage (.438/min. 100 ABs)...tied franchise record with 25-game hitting streak August 4-30, batting .398 (43-for-108) with 20 RBI during stretch...rebounded from slow start to hit .329 (70-for-213) beginning July 1, raising avg. 50 points...played for Lenn Sakata's Waikiki club in Hawaiian Winter League, batting .248 (28-for-113) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 16 RBI in 30 games. 2005 Enjoyed monster season at single-A San Jose, helping club to California League championship by batting .319 with 83 runs, 37 2Bs, 8 3Bs, 15 HRs and career-high 86 RBI...avg. ranked 3rd in league and was 9th among Giants farmhands, while his RBI total was 4th-best in SF system...also ranked 4th in circuit for hits (160), 3rd for 3Bs (8) and 5th for total bases (258)...hit at .333 clip (10-for-30) in 7 playoff contests. 2004 Split season between organization's top 2 single-A outposts, ranking 3rd among all Giants farmhands with 18 HRs and 2nd with 84 RBI...was consistent with both clubs, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors with Hagerstown after hitting .296 with 22 2Bs, 15 HRs and 53 RBI in 58 games...was leading circuit in HRs and extra-base hits at time of promotion...despite not joining San Jose until mid-June, was 2nd on club with 9 3Bs and 4th with 18 2Bs...batted .295 with 3 HRs and 31 RBI in 62 games...was 4-for-19 (.211) in 5 playoff contests. 2003 Opened professional career by hitting at .400 clip (18-for-45) in 11 games with Giants' affiliate in Arizona Rookie League, then earned promotion to single-A Salem-Keizer...logged 35 contests as Volcanoes' primary 3rd baseman, batting .306 with 6 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs and 29 RBI.