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Full Name: Nicholas Paul Punto Primary Position: 2B,3B,SS
Height/Weight: 5'9"/185 First Game: September 9, 2001
Birthdate: November 8, 1977 MLB Experience: 7 years
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Nick Punto (Nicholas Paul Punto) was born on November 8, 1977 in San Diego, California. He made his Major League debut on September 9, 2001 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2005, his rookie year, he hit .239 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI. Punto played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins over the course of his 6 year career.

Most people believe that Nick Punto's best season was 2006, when he hit for a .290 average.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2001 PHI N 4 5 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 PHI N 9 6 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
2003 PHI N 64 92 14 20 1 4 .217 .273 .272 2 0 7 22 0 0 2 1 0
2004 MIN A 38 91 17 23 2 12 .253 .340 .319 0 0 12 19 0 0 6 0 2
2005 MIN A 112 394 45 94 4 26 .239 .301 .335 18 4 36 86 0 7 13 0 9
2006 MIN A 135 459 73 133 1 45 .290 .352 .373 21 7 47 68 1 10 17 0 8
2007 MIN A 150 472 53 99 1 25 .210 .291 .271 18 4 55 90 0 6 16 1 7
Total NL 77 103 14 23 1 4 .223 .273 .272 2 0 7 25 0 1 2 1 0
Total AL 435 1416 188 349 8 108 .236 ? ? 57 15 150 263 1 23 52 1 26
Total 512 1519 202 372 9 112 .245 .314 .321 59 15 157 288 1 24 54 2 26

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2001 PHI N SS 1 1 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 PHI N 2B 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 PHI N SS 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
2003 PHI N 2B 16 7 83 35 28 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .984
2003 PHI N 3B 9 3 31 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
2003 PHI N SS 7 5 52 5 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 MIN A 2B 19 11 111.1 20 34 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2004 MIN A OF 2 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 MIN A SS 11 10 88 16 33 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 MIN A CF 2 1 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 MIN A DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 MIN A 3B 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 MIN A 3B 12 7 69 6 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 MIN A CF 2 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 MIN A 2B 73 63 564.1 131 193 7 44 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2005 MIN A DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 MIN A RF 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 MIN A SS 34 26 244 47 76 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 .984
2005 MIN A OF 3 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 MIN A SS 26 15 146.2 14 50 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .970
2006 MIN A DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 MIN A 2B 17 13 114.2 21 50 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .973
2006 MIN A CF 2 1 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 MIN A 3B 89 88 766 53 175 9 18 0 0 0 0 0 .962
2006 MIN A OF 3 1 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 MIN A LF 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 MIN A 3B 108 93 828.1 83 171 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 .973
2007 MIN A SS 27 24 210.2 44 70 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 .974
2007 MIN A 2B 25 18 172.1 46 63 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 .973
Total 2B 151 112 1046.2 254 369 14 81 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total DH 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 220 191 1698.1 147 374 17 33 0 0 0 0 0 .968
Total LF 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 107 81 753.1 128 248 8 51 0 0 0 0 0 .979
Total CF 6 3 40 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 8 3 46 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 33rd round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 3, 1997).
  • Selected by Philadelphia Phillies in the 21st round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1998 - signed June 7, 1998).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Carlos Silva and a player to be named later to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Eric Milton (December 3, 2003); Minnesota Twins received Bobby Korecky (December 17, 2003).

Trivia

  • His father, Lou, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
  • Punto is one of four Twins players nicknamed "The Piranhas" by White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen. The Twins have embraced the term. The other Piranhas were Jason Tyner, Jason Bartlett, and Luis Castillo.
    • Punto is the only one of these four players who remains with the Twins.


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