Joe Nelson Pitcher

     
 

Height: 6-2
Weight:
185
Bats: Right
Throws:
Right
Drafted: 4th Round, 1996 by Atlanta
How Acquired: Signed to a minor league deal (Feb. 2010)
College: San Francisco


Photo © Dave Letizi

Designated for assignment and refused outright assignment (June 2010)

Scouting Report
: Fastball sits in the low-90s without a lot of movement.  Also throws an outstanding "vulcan" changeup, which sits around 79 mph with screwball action. Rarely mixes in a breaking ball.  Has suffered though major arm injuries throughout his career.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  1996 Eugene Nwest A Atl 21 5 3 0.625 4.37 14 13 0 0 0 70.0 69 43 34 5 29 67 2.31
  1997 Durham Caro A Atl 22 10 6 0.625 4.78 25 24 0 0 0 124.2 114 74 66 17 61 99 1.62
  1998 Greenville Sou AA Atl 23 6 9 0.400 4.98 45 12 1 1 2 108.1 124 76 60 9 69 74 1.07
  1999 Greenville Sou AA Atl 24 1 1 0.500 2.37 25 0 0 0 8 30.1 19 15 8 2 14 37 2.64
  1999 Richmond IL AAA Atl 24 2 3 0.400 4.54 12 3 0 0 1 33.2 33 18 17 2 15 31 2.07
  2000 GCL Braves GCL Rk Atl 25 1 0 1.000 2.25 4 0 0 0 1 4.0 3 1 1 0 3 7 2.33
  2000 Jamestown NYPL A Atl 25 0 0 --- 2.25 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 3 1 0 1 7 7.00
  2001 Richmond IL AAA Atl 26 1 2 0.333 1.13 29 0 0 0 8 39.2 23 5 5 3 14 40 2.86
  2001 Atlanta NL MLB Atl 26 0 0 --- 36.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 7 9 8 1 2 0 0.00
  2002 Trenton East AA Bos 27 0 0 --- 14.54 4 0 0 0 0 4.1 9 8 7 1 2 3 1.50
  2003 DNP-Inj --- --- Bos 28 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2004 Portland East AA Bos 29 3 2 0.600 1.78 25 0 0 0 13 30.1 16 8 6 1 15 49 3.27
  2004 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 0 0 --- 4.64 16 0 0 0 0 21.1 27 14 11 1 9 31 3.44
  2004 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 0 0 --- 16.88 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 5 5 0 5 5 1.00
  2005 Springfield Tex AA StL 30 0 0 --- 2.03 9 0 0 0 1 13.1 4 3 3 1 7 22 3.14
  2005 Durham IL AAA TB 30 0 3 0.000 4.11 35 0 0 0 6 46.0 41 25 21 9 21 62 2.95
  2006 Omaha PCL AAA KC 31 2 2 0.500 1.97 24 0 0 0 7 32.0 19 9 7 4 12 39 3.25
  2006 Kansas City AL MLB KC 31 1 1 0.500 4.43 43 0 0 0 9 44.2 37 22 22 5 24 44 1.83
  2007 DNP-Inj --- --- KC 32 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2008 Albuquerque PCL AAA Fla 33 1 1 0.500 2.10 19 0 0 0 11 25.2 17 6 6 1 6 36 6.00
  2008 Florida NL MLB Fla 33 3 1 0.750 2.00 59 0 0 0 1 54.0 42 16 12 5 22 60 2.73
  2009 Durham IL AAA Tb 34 2 2 0.500 6.23 13 0 0 0 0 17.1 22 14 12 4 11 14 1.27
  2009 Tampa Bay AL MLB Tb 34 3 0 1.000 4.02 42 0 0 0 3 40.1 32 22 18 7 27 36 1.33
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 35 3 2 0.600 2.49 16 0 0 0 1 21.2 18 7 6 1 14 21 1.50
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 35 0 0 --- 9.70 8 0 0 0 0 8.1 14 9 9 2 6 9 1.50
2010 Tacoma IL AAA Sea 35 0 0 --- 6.75 8   0 0 0 8.0 10 6 6 0 7 8 1.14
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 5, 1996 (Atl)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1996 (Eugene)
 
Added to 40-man: May 19, 2010
MLB Debut:
June 13, 2001 (Atl)
     
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