20 Quick Jayson Nix Facts

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A few facts about new Toronto Blue Jays Jayson Nix.

  • 1st round (supplemental) draft pick in 2001 by the Rockies. Signed to a $925,000 bonus
  • Minor league free agent after six seasons in Rockies organization
  • Signed with White Sox in 2008
  • Waived, signed by Indians in June 2010
  • Acquired for Cash by Jays, March 29th 2011
  • Current 28 years old with 1.046 years of MLB service time
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  • Ranked 94th best prospect in baseball (2004 BA)
  • Hit 46 doubles in 2003 at High A
  • Stole 114 bases in minors (vs 43 CS)
  • Lead Texas League (AA) in putouts & assists as 2B in 2004
  • Lead PCL (AAA) in putouts & assits in as 2B in 2006
  • Played for Team USA in 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • Played for Team USA in 2008 Olympics
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  • Hit HR off of Pedro Lazo during Olympics
  • Brother Laynce Nix (OF) plays with the Washington Nationals
  • Has hit 26 HR in 642 MLB At-Bats
  • Hits 1 HR per 19 AB vs lefties in MLB
  • Has played 2B, SS, 3B, RF & LF at MLB Level
  • Majority of time spent at 2B (100 gm) and 3B (68 gm)
  • Most similar batter according to Baseball-Reference is the Rays utility-man/2B Sean Rodriquez
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