Daniel Nava Boston Red Sox | Outfield

     
  Age: 31
Born: February 22, 1983
Los Altos, CA
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Bats: Both
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Contract purchased from Chico of the Golden League and signed to a minor league deal  (Oct. 2007)
College: Santa Clara
High School: St. Francis (CA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Initially cut as a walk-on at Santa Clara, Nava went to JuCo and excelled, ultimately returning to Santa Clara for his senior season. He went undrafted and again proved the doubters wrong by doing extremely well in independent baseball in 2007, earning the spot as Baseball America's #1 independent prospect. He then proceeded to win the California League batting crown in 2008, albeit at the age of 25. Following an early-season injury in 2009, he went on to dominate the Carolina League and the Eastern League in limited at-bats. Nava is a well-rounded player - he has a great bat with a little bit of pop, excellent plate discipline, average speed, and an average to above-average arm.


Links
Q&A with Daniel Nava - ESPNBoston

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2006 Santa Clara NCAA Coll   --- 23 54 200 47 79 10 4 3 37 106 31 29 15 0 0.395 0.476 0.530 1.006
  2007 Chico Gold Ind --- 24 72 256 70 95 23 3 12 59 160 48 42 18 2 0.371 0.475 0.625 1.100
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 25 85 323 54 110 27 1 10 59 169 43 70 4 3 0.341 0.424 0.523 0.948
2009 Salem Car A Bos 26 29 109 18 37 12 1 1 13 54 18 21 0 2 0.339 0.434 0.495 0.929
2009 Portland East AA Bos 26 32 118 25 43 10 1 4 23 67 25 12 0 0 0.364 0.479 0.568 1.047
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 77 284 41 82 16 1 10 48 130 28 64 4 2 0.289 0.372 0.458 0.830
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 60 161 23 39 14 1 1 26 58 19 46 1 1 0.242 0.351 0.360 0.711
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 121 441 69 118 27 2 10 48 179 70 88 10 3 0.268 0.372 0.406 0.778
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 29 99 20 31 7 1 4 18 52 16 15 1 1 0.313 0.425 0.525 0.950
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 88 267 38 65 21 0 6 33 104 37 63 3 0 0.243 0.352 0.390 0.742
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 30 134 458 77 139 29 0 12 66 204 51 93 0 2 0.303 0.385 0.445 0.831
  2014 Pawtucket IL MLB Bos 31     stats                            
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 31     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: NAH-vuh
First Pro Contract:
October 24, 2007 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: April 3, 2008 (Lancaster)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: May 10, 2012
MLB Debut:
June 12, 2010
MLB Service Time (through 2012):
2 years, 66 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2011, 2010)
Contract (2014): $556,500
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
  Awards
2007 Independent Leagues Top Prospect (Baseball America)
Red Sox ML Player of the Month (Aug/Sep 2009)
2012 Lou Gorman Award
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 9-15, 2008)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 21-27, 2008)
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 10-16, 2009)
2009 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 26 - May 2, 2010)
2010 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (August 2011)

 


 
  

 
 

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