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2015 Home Opener

#15 Abel Nieves - 3B

Career Highlights: Tenth season of professional baseball and third with the Wingnuts…re-signed by the Wingnuts on 1/3/15…has three seasons of experience at the Triple-A level and two at the Double-A level…career .292 hitter with 28 home runs and 323 RBI in 788 games played…384 career runs scored with 128 doubles, 24 triples, 41 stolen bases, and 388 walks…lifetime .384 on-base percentage and .391 slugging percentage…has played seven different positions in career…drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 50th round in 2004…attended Major League spring training with the Angels in 2010…played college baseball at Middle Georgia College from 2003-04…hit .315 with 23 RBI in 41 games as a sophomore in 2004…played at Humboldt High School in Venezuela…enjoys soccer, surfing, and ping pong…full name is Abel Moises Sanchez Nieves

2014

Grand Prairie (American Association/AA): Hit .326 with two home runs and 35 RBI in 82 games for the AirHogs…scored 41 runs with 16 doubles, three triples, one stolen base, and 35 walks…named third baseman on American Association South Division All-Star Squad

Wichita (American Association/AA): Hit .558 with ten RBI in 13 games for the Wingnuts after being acquired in late-season trade…scored 59 runs with five doubles, two stolen bases, and eight walks…had a hit in every regular season game with team and all but one playoff contest...went 4-5, with an RBI, stolen base, and run scored on 8/21 at Laredo, 4-4, with a run scored on 8/22 at Laredo...had two hits in each of first five playoff games...worked three walks and scored three runs in American Association title clinching win over Lincoln on 9/13

2013

Wichita (American Association/AA): Hit .357 (batting champion) with five home runs and 51 RBI in 99 games for the Wingnuts…scored 59 runs with 23 doubles, three triples, 17 stolen bases, and 56 walks…named third baseman on American Association All-Star Team...led the circuit in on-base percentage and finished eighth in walks...hit safely in 73 of 98 games…had 39 multi-hit games, including eight 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…hit .369 at home and .342 on the road...batted .380 against left-handed pitching and .348 against right-handers...hit .364 with runners on base and .318 with runners in scoring position...put together two double digit hitting streaks including a 19-game streak from 6/8-6/26...went 3-4, with two runs scored, a double, and a walk on 6/4 vs. El Paso…3-4 with a run scored, double, and two RBI on 6/5 vs. El Paso…4-6 at the plate with a run scored and RBI on 6/16 vs. St. Paul…2-4 with four runs scored, a pair of doubles, an RBI, and two walks on 6/24 vs. Laredo…4-4, with two runs scored, a double, and a walk on 6/25 vs. Laredo

2012
Joliet (Frontier/Ind.):
Hit .320 with eight home runs and 44 RBI in 89 games for the Slammers…scored 56 runs with 19 doubles, two triples, three stolen bases, and 56 walks…struck out just 40 times…had a .421 on-base percentage and a .466 slugging percentage…Frontier League All-Star…ranked second in the Frontier League in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and tied for sixth in walks…hit .364 at home in 162 AB, .275 on the road in 160 AB…hit .361 with runners in scoring position (72 AB)…hit .452 with runners in scoring position and two outs (31 AB)…hit safely in 67 of 89 games…had 29 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games and two 4-hit games…2 for 5 with two doubles and RBI on 5/20 at Gateway…had 11-game hitting streak from 5/23-6/6 (19 for 41, .463)…1 for 2 with three runs, home run, three RBI, and four walks on 6/1 vs. Washington…4 for 5 with two runs and RBI on 6/3 vs. Washington…scored a run in six consecutive games from 6/24-6/30 (nine total runs)…2 for 3 with three runs, home run, and RBI on 6/27 vs. Southern Illinois…had 9-game hitting streak from 7/3-7/15 (14 for 36, .389)…walked in five straight games from 7/3-7/7 (six total walks)…scored a run in six consecutive games from 7/4-7/13 (six total runs)…2 for 3 with run, double, home run, and three RBI on 7/4 vs. Florence…2 for 4 with run and three RBI on 7/6 vs. Normal…had 9-game hitting streak from 7/17-7/25 (15 for 31, .484)…2 for 4 with run, double, home run, and two RBI on 7/17 vs. Gateway…drew a walk in five straight games from 7/19-7/23 (eight total walks)…1 for 2 with run, RBI, and three walks on 7/21 vs. Windy City…4 for 4 with run, two doubles, and three RBI on 7/23 at Traverse City…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/4-8/11 (10 for 27, .370)…2 for 4 with run, home run, and two RBI on 8/16 at Traverse City…3 for 4 with double and triple on 8/29 at Washington…scheduled to play all nine positions in Slammers’ final home game on 8/26, but game was cancelled due to inclement weather

2010
Salt Lake (Pacific Coast/AAA):
3 for 16 (.188) in seven games for the Bees…scored one run with three walks…had one multi-hit game…2 for 3 on 5/31 vs. Fresno

Arkansas (Texas/AA): Hit .232 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 93 games for the Travelers…scored 30 runs with six doubles, four triples, two stolen bases, and 40 walks…hit .202 at home in 163 AB, 265 on the road in 147 AB…hit safely in 53 of 93 games…had 18 multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…2 for 4 with run and two RBI on 4/19 vs. Frisco…2 for 3 with two doubles on 4/22 at Northwest Arkansas…2 for 3 with run and RBI on 5/2 vs. Northwest Arkansas in game two of a double header…2 for 3 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBI on 6/19 at Tulsa in game one of a double header…had 7-game hitting streak from 6/28-7/6 (8 for 24, .333)…3 for 4 with run, double, and triple on 8/30 at Springfield

2009
Angels (Arizona/R):
3 for 7 (.429) with four RBI in two games for the Angels…scored one run with one double and two walks…2 for 4 with three RBI on 7/6 at the Brewers’ Arizona League affiliate

Arkansas (Texas/AA): 7 for 26 (.269) with two RBI in eight games for the Travelers…scored three runs with one double and three walks…hit safely in six of eight games…had one multi-hit game…2 for 3 with two runs and double on 5/15 at Tulsa

Salt Lake (Pacific Coast/AAA): Hit .262 with five RBI in 20 games for the Bees…scored five runs with two doubles and 12 walks…had a .384 on-base percentage…hit safely in 14 of 20 games…had two multi-hit games…2 for 3 with run on 4/16 vs. Las Vegas…had 5-game hitting streak from 7/18-7/22 (5 for 16, .313)…1 for 1 with two runs, double, and RBI on 7/18 at Portland

Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+): Hit .266 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 42 games for the Quakes…scored 23 runs with five doubles, three triples, and 26 walks…had a .386 on-base percentage and a .410 slugging percentage…hit safely in 24 of 42 games…had 10 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games…2 for 5 with two runs, double, and RBI on 4/26 at Lancaster…walked in seven consecutive games from 8/6-8/13 (10 total walks)…scored a run in seven consecutive games from 8/7-8/14 (eight total runs)…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/8-8/15 (13 for 25, .520)…2 for 4 with run, triple, and two RBI on 8/8 vs. San Jose…walked three times on 8/9 vs. San Jose…2 for 4 with two runs, home run, and two RBI on 8/12 vs. High Desert…3 for 5 with triple and RBI on 8/15 vs. Lake Elsinore…2 for 5 with run, home run, and two RBI on 8/27 vs. Stockton…helped Quakes reach the California League playoffs…2 for 8 with two runs and a double in three playoff games

2008
Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+):
Hit .318 with four home runs and 54 RBI in 101 games for the Quakes…scored 46 runs with 24 doubles, two triples, four stolen bases, and 53 walks…had a .409 on-base percentage and a .438 slugging percentage…hit .304 at home in 158 AB, .331 on the road in 178 AB…hit .343 with runners in scoring position (99 AB)…hit .378 with two outs and runners in scoring position (45 AB)…hit safely in 68 of 101 games…had 27 multi-hit games, including eight 3-hit games and two 4-hit games…3 for 4 with run and two RBI on 5/1 at Lancaster…2 for 5 with two runs, home run, and four RBI on 5/9 at High Desert…2 for 6 with run, double, home run, and three RBI on 5/21 at Lake Elsinore…3 for 5 with two runs, double, and two RBI on 5/29 vs. Lake Elsinore…3 for 4 with run, double, and RBI on 6/5 at Lancaster in game one of a double header…walked in six consecutive games from 6/7-6/12 (seven total walks)…2 for 6 with run, two doubles, and three RBI on 6/19 at Inland Empire…3 for 5 with run, double, and three RBI on 6/29 vs. High Desert…2 for 3 with two runs, double, home run, and five RBI on 7/11 at High Desert in game one of a double header…had 7-game hitting streak from 7/26-8/2 (10 for 27, .370)…3 for 5 with two runs, double, and RBI on 8/9 at Lancaster…1 for 2 with two runs and three walks on 8/15 vs. Lancaster…4 for 5 with double and three RBI on 8/19 at Lake Elsinore…4 for 5 on 9/1 vs. Inland Empire

2007
Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+):
Hit .143 with five RBI in 19 games for the Quakes…scored eight runs with two doubles and 10 walks…hit safely in seven of 19 games…had one multi-hit game…1 for 2 with run, double, and RBI on 4/10 vs. Inland Empire…2 for 4 with run, double, and RBI on 5/4 at Inland Empire

Cedar Rapids (Midwest/A): Hit .258 with one home run and 25 RBI in 70 games for the Kernels…scored 33 runs with eight doubles, five triples, six stolen bases, and 33 walks…had a .344 on-base percentage…hit .252 at home in 103 AB, .263 on the road in 133 AB…hit .293 with runners in scoring position (58 AB)…hit safely in 42 of 70 games…had 15 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…2 for 3 with three runs, double, home run, and two RBI on 5/28 at Kane County…3 for 4 with two runs, two doubles, and three RBI on 6/4 at Burlington in game one of a double header…2 for 3 with two runs and RBI on 6/4 at Burlington in game two of a double header…2 for 2 with run, double, triple, and three RBI on 7/16 at Fort Wayne…3 for 4 with run, triple, and two RBI on 7/24 vs. Clinton…3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI on 8/1 at Lancaster…helped Kernels reach the Midwest League playoffs…1 for 4 with an RBI in one playoff game

2006
Salt Lake (Pacific Coast/AAA):
1 for 9 (.111) in three games for the Bees…scored one run and drew one walk

Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+): 0 for 6 (.000) in four games for the Quakes

Orem (Pioneer/R): Hit .259 with one home run and 29 RBI in 62 games for the Owlz…scored 36 runs with 10 doubles, two triples, three stolen bases, and 28 walks…had a .343 on-base percentage…hit .250 at home in 104 AB, .267 on the road in 116 AB…hit safely in 36 of 62 games…had 16 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games…2 for 4 with two runs, double, triple, and two RBI on 6/25 at Casper…2 for 4 with run, two doubles, and RBI on 7/20 at Helena…2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI on 7/22 at Helena…had 9-game hitting streak from 7/27-8/6 (16 for 39, .410)…2 for 5 with run, double, and three RBI on 8/1 at Idaho Falls…3 for 5 with run and two RBI on 8/8 at Ogden…2 for 4 with run and two doubles on 8/10 vs. Ogden…3 for 5 with three runs and RBI on 8/31 at Idaho Falls…helped Owlz reach the Pioneer League playoffs…1 for 8 with an RBI in two playoff games

2005
Angels (Arizona/R):
Hit .273 with seven RBI in 23 games for the Angels…scored 17 runs with three doubles, three stolen bases, and 13 walks…had a .407 on-base percentage…hit safely in 12 of 23 games…had six multi-hit games…made professional debut on 7/18 vs. the Cubs’ Arizona League affiliate, going 2 for 2 with a run…2 for 2 with two runs and two walks on 7/21 vs. the Athletics’ Arizona League affiliate…picked up first career RBI on 7/26 at the Rangers’ Arizona League affiliate, also going 2 for 5 with two runs and two doubles…scored a run in five consecutive games from 7/25-8/2 (six total runs)…2 for 4 with two runs, double, and two RBI on 8/9 at the Mariners’ Arizona League affiliate

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