Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson #3

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/205
  • Age: 30

Chris Nelson MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.265 16 100 9 .699

Chris Nelson Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Lars Nelson
  • Born: 9/3/1985 in Washington, DC
  • Draft: 2004, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (9th overall)
  • High School: Redan, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Debut: June 19, 2010
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 834 96 221 16 100 9 .265 .311 .699
  • Status: Disabled 7-Day

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Chris Nelson Statcast Events

Awards

Chris Nelson Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/17/2012 Colorado NL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2008 Phoenix AFL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Colorado NL

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Modesto CAL

MiLB.com PCL Player of the Month

Month Team League
07/2011 Col. Springs PCL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Modesto CAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Asheville SAL

Chris Nelson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 8, 2016 Albuquerque Isotopes placed 3B Chris Nelson on the 7-day disabled list.
June 18, 2016 Albuquerque Isotopes activated 3B Chris Nelson from the 7-day disabled list.
June 3, 2016 Albuquerque Isotopes placed 3B Chris Nelson on the 7-day disabled list.
March 14, 2016 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Colorado Rockies.
February 16, 2016 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.
February 8, 2016 Colorado Rockies signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
July 25, 2015 Syracuse Chiefs released 3B Chris Nelson.
June 21, 2015 Washington Nationals signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
June 21, 2015 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
June 17, 2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox released 3B Chris Nelson.
May 9, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
May 9, 2015 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 8, 2015 Lehigh Valley IronPigs released 3B Chris Nelson.
November 25, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 25, 2014 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
September 29, 2014 3B Chris Nelson elected free agency.
September 4, 2014 San Diego Padres sent 3B Chris Nelson outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
September 2, 2014 San Diego Padres designated 3B Chris Nelson for assignment.
August 30, 2014 San Diego Padres placed 3B Chris Nelson on the paternity list.
July 18, 2014 San Diego Padres selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from El Paso Chihuahuas.
June 19, 2014 3B Chris Nelson assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
June 18, 2014 San Diego Padres signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
June 16, 2014 Louisville Bats released 3B Chris Nelson.
April 7, 2014 3B Chris Nelson assigned to Louisville Bats.
April 6, 2014 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract.
March 29, 2014 Cincinnati Reds released 3B Chris Nelson.
January 28, 2014 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent 3B Chris Nelson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2013 3B Chris Nelson elected free agency.
September 17, 2013 Los Angeles Angels activated 3B Chris Nelson from the 15-day disabled list.
August 29, 2013 Los Angeles Angels placed 3B Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list. Right hamstring strain.
July 31, 2013 Los Angeles Angels selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from Salt Lake Bees.
June 13, 2013 Los Angeles Angels sent Chris Nelson outright to Salt Lake Bees.
June 10, 2013 Los Angeles Angels designated Chris Nelson for assignment.
May 18, 2013 Los Angeles Angels claimed 3B Chris Nelson off waivers from New York Yankees.
May 15, 2013 New York Yankees designated Chris Nelson for assignment.
May 3, 2013 New York Yankees activated 3B Chris Nelson.
May 1, 2013 Colorado Rockies traded 3B Chris Nelson to New York Yankees for cash.
April 28, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Chris Nelson for assignment.
August 6, 2012 Colorado Rockies activated 3B Chris Nelson from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 2012 sent 3B Chris Nelson on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 17, 2012 Colorado Rockies placed 3B Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 16, 2012. irregular heart beat
May 31, 2012 Colorado Rockies activated 3B Chris Nelson from the 15-day disabled list.
May 21, 2012 sent 3B Chris Nelson on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 16, 2012 Colorado Rockies placed 3B Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 15, 2012. Left wrist inflammation.
September 9, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled 3B Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 24, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 27, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 14, 2011 Chris Nelson roster status changed by Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 6, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox placed SS Chris Nelson on the 7-day disabled list. Strained left hamstring.
July 1, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned SS Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 29, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 15, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
September 1, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 8, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 5, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 29, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 18, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 8, 2010 Chris Nelson roster status changed by Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 9, 2010 Colorado Springs Sky Sox placed SS Chris Nelson on the 7-day disabled list. Strained left oblique.
March 21, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned SS Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
November 13, 2009 Chris Nelson roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
September 8, 2009 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Nelson from Tulsa Drillers.
May 30, 2009 Chris Nelson roster status changed by Tulsa Drillers.

Christopher Lars Nelson Bio Info

Attended Redan High School in Decatur, Georgia...is the same high school attended by Brandon Phillips...in 2004 was a High School All-American as selected by Baseball America and USA Today and Louisville Slugger's High School Player of the Year for Georgia...in that summer's draft was rated the second-best position player and fourth-best player overall.

2013

Made 64 apps for the Rockies, Yankees and Angels...began the season with the Rockies...was acquired by the Yankees on 5/1 for cash or a player to be named later...on 5/18 was claimed off waivers by LAA and spent the rest of the season with the Angels...while with LAA missed 19g in August and September with a strained right hamstring...became a free agent following the season and on 1/27/14 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.

2012 Set career-highs in every offensive category in 2012, including: games (111), batting average (.301), runs (45), hits (104), doubles (21), triples (4), home runs (9), RBI (53), on-base percentage (.352) and slugging percentage (.458). Missed time from 5/16-31 with a left wrist injury, then again from 7/17-8/6 with an irregular heartbeat. Was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster for the first time in 2012 and was Colorado's Opening Day starting third baseman. Was one of the Rockies most productive hitters following the All-Star break, as he hit .344 (62-for-180) with 12 doubles 2 triples, 4 home runs and 30 RBI in 55 games...had an .881 OPS after the break...led all NL third basemen in batting average following the break. Hit .341 (47-for-138) with runners on, .363 (33-for-91) with runners in scoring position and .429 (3-for-7) with the bases loaded in 2012. Hit .345 (61-for-177) with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 30 RBI from the beginning of August through the end of the season...his .345 batting average from 8/1-on was the highest mark among MLB third baseman, higher than AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera (.344). Was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of September 10-16, 2012...during six games that week, Nelson hit .560 (14-for-25) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI and 6 runs scored. 2011 Split his 2011 season between the Majors with Colorado and in Triple-A Colorado Springs with the Sky Sox...2011 marked the 2nd-straight season Nelson has spent time in the Majors, after making his MLB debut with Colorado in 2010...Nelson hit .250 (45-for-180) with 10 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs, 16 RBI and 20 runs scored in 63 games for the Rox in 2011...Nelson saw playing time between second base (29 games), third base (24 games) and shortstop (2 games)...Played 73 games for the Sky Sox, where he batted .329 (95-for-289) with 20 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs and 65 RBI...Nelson had a .913 OPS (.366 OBP, .547 SLG) with the Sky Sox...The infielder was up-and-down between the Majors and Triple-A in 2011, as he was originally recalled on 5/29 and spent a month in the Majors before being optioned back to Triple-A on 7/1...he returned to Colorado on 7/27 before again being optioned on 8/24...Nelson was recalled from Triple-A on 9/9, where he would spend the remainder of 2011...Connected on his first career MLB home run on 6/17 vs. DET, a three-run shot off Rick Porcello...knocked his second career home run one game later on 6/18 vs. DET when he hit a solo home run off Charlie Furbush...two other home runs were 9/9 vs. CIN and 9/23 at HOU, both solo shots...His home run 9/23 at HOU was as a pinch-hitter...hit .364 (4-for-11) with one double, the home run, 4 RBI and 2 runs as a pinch-hitter in 2011...Was most productive in September, as he batted .375 (9-for-24) with a double, 2 home runs, 4 RBI and 5 runs scored...Is now a .321 career hitter (195-for-608) with 35 doubles, 23 home runs and 120 RBI in 158 games at the Triple-A level after spending his first two seasons at Triple-A in 2010-11 2010 Reached the Majors for the first time in his career in 2010...had spent each of his first six professional seasons in the Minor Leagues after being drafted in the first round (9th overall) in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft by Colorado...Was first recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on 6/18 and spent over a week on the active roster... made his first career start in the Majors on June 22 where he went 1-for-3 with a run as the Rockies third baseman against the Red Sox...was optioned back to Triple-A on 6/29...was later recalled for three days (8/5-8) in August but did not make an appearance...Spent the rest of his season as a regular infielder for Triple-A Colorado Springs...2010 was his first season seeing action at the Triple-A level...was added to the active Major League roster for the remainder of the season on 9/1...Stole his first career base in the 8th inning against Cincinnati on September 9...the stolen base was a "straight steal" of home to give the Rockies a 6-5 lead...it was the first "straight steal" of home in Rockies history though it was the 15th steal of home in franchise history...13 of the other 14 steals of home involved another playing also stealing second base on the same play as the steal of home...the only other play in which only home was the base that was stolen was on 6/30/96 vs. LAD when Eric Young Sr. stole home...although, there was an attempted steal of second on that play by Ellis Burks, but he was never tagged out, nor did he actually steal 2nd base...Elias Says: Nelson became the first Major-Leaguer with a go-ahead steal of home in the 8th inning or later since Omar Vizquel broke a 2-2 8th-inning tie by swiping home with two outs - it was also a "straight" steal of home, rather than part of a double steal - for Cleveland at Detroit on May 27, 2003...Made three starts in the final six days of the season, going 2-for-11 (.182) with a run and a walk...started at second base in all three of those games despite making his first career start at third base...was used mainly as a shortstop for Triple-A Colorado Springs. 2009 Spent his entire season at Double-A Tulsa, though he played his last game of the sesaon on May 22 due to injury...appeared in just 29 games for the Drillers, batting .280 (30-for-107) with 11 extra base hits, and 17 RBI in the 29 games...was hitting .300 (12-for-40) in May before the injury...started at shortstop and batted 2nd in 27 of his 29 games for the Drillers. 2008 Named first-team HS All-American by both Baseball America and USA Today and was selected as Louisville Slugger 's HS Player of the Year for state of Georgia in '04...was rated as 4th-best available prospect in the draft according to Baseball America and the 2nd-best position player...signed July 1, 2004 by Damon Iannelli. 2007 Posted career highs in nearly every single offensive category in what was his best season as a Rockies farmhand...batted .289 (153-529) with 97 runs, 42 doubles, seven triples, 19 homers, and 27 stolen bases in 133 games for Single-A Modesto...among CAL leaders, ranked second in both doubles and extra base hits (68), third in games and total bases (266), and fifth in triples, RBI and hits...played 130 games at shortstop and committed 31 errors in 580 total chances...those miscues were the second-most among Cal league shortstops in 2007...led Colorado's organization in total bases and he tied with Joe Koshansky for the most RBI of any Rox Minor League player...was named a CAL Post-Season All-Star, a Topps Class A All-Star and a Baseball America High Class A All-Star...produced one of the best months of any Minor League player in July, batting .368 (42-for-114) with 34 runs scored, nine home runs and a Minor League-best 41 RBI in 27 games...went 3-for-5 with two HR's and season-high five RBI on July 3 at Stockton...had 32 RBI prior to the All-Star break, but drove in 67 runs following the break...following the season was named by Baseball America as the seventh-best prospect in Colorado's system. 2006 Spent second straight season with the Asheville...played 109 games at SS, posting a .918 fielding percentage (41 e/499 tc)...reached base safely in 24 straight games from April 21-May 25...missed a little over a week from May 16-23 with right elbow inflammation...named to the Mid-Season All-Star team after batting .288 with four home runs and 35 RBI...started at shortstop and went 0-for-2...recorded 31 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI contests...recorded season-best five RBI on Aug. 2 vs. Delmarva...following the season, played for the Waikiki Beach Boys of the HWL...batted .261 (23-for-88) with one home run and 13 RBI in 26 games...named the 19th-best prospect in the Rockies' farm system by Baseball America. 2005 Played in five games before being placed on DL from April 18-26 with a strained right hamstring... missed all of May after being sent to extended Spring Training to rehab...returned on June 2...hit for the cycle on July 15 at Savannah in 7-5 win...recorded single in the first, double in the third inning, triple in the fourth and hit a solo home run in the seventh inning...finished 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI...rated as the Rockies' 10th-best prospect in farm system by Baseball America entering 2006 campaign...also rated as the best athlete in Rockies farm system by the same publication. 2004 Made his pro debut at Casper (R) where he was rated as the No. 1 prospect in the Pioneer League by Baseball America...signed on July 1 and didn't make his first appearance until July 9, which kept him from reaching the 205 plate appearances necessary to qualify for the batting title...compiled a 15-game hitting streak, July 10-Aug. 3, during which he hit .393 (24-for-61)...in the final game of that stretch, Aug. 3 vs. Idaho Falls, Nelson went 3-for-4 with two homers and 5 RBI, the first two HR's of his professional career...rated as Colorado's second-best prospect by Baseball America entering 2005.