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Full Name: Christopher Trotman Nixon Primary Position: OF,RF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/195 First Game: September 21, 1996
Birthdate: April 11, 1974 MLB Experience: 11 years
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Trot Nixon (Christopher Trotman Nixon) was born on April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina. He made his Major League debut on September 21, 1996 for the Boston Red Sox. In 1999, his rookie year, he hit .270 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI. Nixon played for the Boston Red Sox for his entire 10 year career.

Prior to signing with the Indians as a free agent in January 2007, Nixon was a fan favorite in Boston, where he played with the Boston Red Sox for nine years.

Nixon is known for being "gritty" or a "dirt dog," and he "plays the game the right way." He is also a man who will take his walks. Although Nixon has had good power in the past, it appears to be waning with age. Nixon cannot hit left-handed pitching well, and has had difficulty staying in the line-up as he has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. His defense has been passable in the past, but nowadays he lacks so much range in the field he has difficulty making up the difference with his good routes.

Nixon generated a lot of excitement coming up through the Red Sox system despite the fact that he never hit well in the minors. For a while it looked like he was going to disappoint Red Sox Nation. It wasn't until 2001, after a couple of seasons of treading water in the big leagues, that he really broke out, hitting 27 home runs to go along with his .376 OBP. That was the beginning of 3 consecutive 20+ HR/85+ RBI seasons for Nixon before the injury bug bit him, causing part of his 2004 season to be a waste.

Throughout Nixon's career in Boston, he wore the uniform number 7. However, when he signed with the Indians, that number was unavailable. Nixon asked his son what number he should wear, and his son said he should wear the same number as his age. Therefore, Nixon, who would turn 33 early in the 2007 season, chose to wear the number 33 for his tenure with the Indians.

Most people believe that Trot Nixon's best season was 2001, when he slugged 27 home runs, hit for a .280 average and knocked in 88 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1996 BOS 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
1998 BOS 13 27 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .259 .286 .296 .582
1999 BOS 124 381 67 103 22 5 15 52 53 75 3 1 .270 .357 .472 .830
2000 BOS 123 427 66 118 27 8 12 60 63 85 8 1 .276 .368 .461 .830
2001 BOS 148 535 100 150 31 4 27 88 79 113 7 4 .280 .376 .505 .881
2002 BOS 152 532 81 136 36 3 24 94 65 109 4 2 .256 .338 .470 .808
2003 BOS 134 441 81 135 24 6 28 87 65 96 4 2 .306 .396 .578 .975
2004 BOS 48 149 24 47 9 1 6 23 15 24 0 0 .315 .377 .510 .887
2005 BOS 124 408 64 112 29 1 13 67 53 59 2 1.275 .357 .446 .804
2006 BOS 114 381 59 102 24 0 8 52 60 56 0 2 .268 .373 .394 .767
2007 CLE 99 307 30 77 17 0 3 31 44 59 0 0 .251 .342 .336 .677
Career 1081 3592 577 989 221 28 136 554 498 680 29 13 .275 .364 .466 .830

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1998 BOS LF 1 1 9 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
1998 BOS RF 6 4 39 12 12 0 0 0 1.000
1999 BOS RF 121 116 1025 209 219 3 7 1 .968
2000 BOS RF 115 104 917 202 212 8 2 4 .991
2000 BOS CF 6 4 36 13 13 0 0 0 1.000
2001 BOS RF 83 70 657 141 149 3 5 3 .966
2001 BOS CF 70 67 591 139 146 4 3 1 .979
2002 BOS RF 145 137 1223 273 282 4 5 3 .982
2002 BOS CF 13 8 87 21 24 3 0 0 1.000
2003 BOS RF 129 119 1078 230 238 4 4 0 .983
2003 BOS CF 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2004 BOS RF 40 36 306 63 65 1 1 0 .985
2005 BOS RF 118 107 935 240 250 9 1 3 .996
2006 BOS RF 110 100 891 212 219 6 1 2 .995
2007 CLE RF 87 82 675 129 137 4 4 2 .971
Total 1102 1000 8803 1947 2032 51 34 19 .983

Transactions

  • Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (7th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1993 - signed August 31, 1993).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2006).
  • Signed with the Cleveland Indians (January 19, 2007).

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