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Lance Niekro, rhp, Braves

Lance Niekro

Proper Name: Lance Joseph Niekro

Born: Jan. 29, 1979 in Winter Haven, Fla.

High School: Jenkins HS, Lakeland, Fla.

College: Florida Southern

Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 225

Bats: R Throws: R

Career Statistics 2014 Game Logs 2014 Splits Spring Training
Year Age Club Lg Class AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS GDP OBP SLG OPS
2000 21 Salem-Keizer NWL SS .362 49 196 27 71 14 4 5 44 11 25 2 0 .404 .551 .955
2001 22 San Jose CAL HiA .288 42 163 18 47 11 0 3 34 4 14 4 2 .298 .411 .709
2002 23 Shreveport TL AA .310 79 297 33 92 20 1 4 34 7 32 0 2 .327 .424 .751
2003 24 Fresno PCL AAA .302 98 381 43 115 15 2 4 41 19 39 3 3 .334 .383 .717
2003 24 San Francisco NL MAJ .200 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 .600
2004 25 San Jose CAL HiA .311 15 61 13 19 7 1 1 14 2 5 0 0 .328 .508 .836
2004 25 Fresno PCL AAA .299 67 241 42 72 21 4 12 47 14 32 1 1 .339 .568 .907
2005 26 Fresno PCL AAA .250 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .500
2005 26 San Francisco NL MAJ .252 113 278 32 70 16 3 12 46 17 53 0 2 11 .295 .460 .755
2006 27 Fresno PCL AAA .319 36 144 27 46 7 0 14 34 7 23 0 0 .349 .660 1.009
2006 27 San Francisco NL MAJ .246 66 199 27 49 9 2 5 31 11 32 0 0 7 .286 .387 .673
2007 28 San Francisco NL MAJ .176 11 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .222 .176 .398
2007 28 Fresno PCL AAA .301 47 143 21 43 8 2 5 20 12 32 0 1 .354 .490 .844
2008 29 Round Rock PCL AAA .212 17 52 5 11 2 0 1 2 6 7 1 0 1 .293 .308 .601
Major League Totals .246 195 499 61 123 26 5 17 79 29 91 0 2 19 .288 .421 .709
Minor League Totals .307 451 1682 229 517 105 14 49 270 82 210 11 9 1 .340 .474 .814

Career Statistics 2014 Game Logs 2014 Splits Spring Training
Year Age Club Lg Class W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 WHIP G/F
2007 28 Fresno PCL AAA 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50
2009 30 Braves GCL R 1 3 5.61 14 4 1 0 33.2 37 34 21 3 17 22 4.54 5.88 1.60 1.14
Minor League Totals 1 3 6.03 15 4 1 0 34.1 40 36 23 3 17 22 4.46 5.77 1.66 1.14
Draft History [-]
Drafted in the 13th round (386th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 (did not sign)
Drafted in the 2nd round (61st overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2000 (signed for $655,000)  Draft Report [+]  Premium
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Organizational Rankings [-]
Top 100 Rankings [-]
Ranked Baseball America #85 prospect after the 2000 season
League Best Tools [-]
Rated Best Defensive 3B in the California League in 2001