Phils Sign Chris Nelson to Minor League Deal

The flow of minor league free agents continue to move in as the Phillies announced they have signed 29 year old journeyman infielder Chris Nelson to a minor league deal. Nelson, 29, was a first round draft pick by the Rockies (9th overall) in the 2004 draft.  Nelson spent most of 2014 playing at the AAA level split between the Reds and Padres organizations, finishing with a .279/.355/.389 line in 319 AAA at bats, to go along with 6HR and 59RBI.

Over the last three seasons, Nelson has accrued 629 major league at bats (Yanks, Angels, Padres, Rockies), during which he has hit a respectable .269.  Nelson has spent most of his time at 3B, but can play 2B and SS in a pinch as well.  I would expect to see Nelson playing all around the infield in Lehigh Valley come April.

5 thoughts on “Phils Sign Chris Nelson to Minor League Deal

  1. don’t even mention these types of signings , all they do is get in the way of the philly prospects who should be getting playing time in spring training like Altheer and Lavin’s of the world.

    1. I think the only thing that can get in Altherr’s way is his K rate. And, I think Lavin is a victim of his low ceiling/lower floor. He has done well to get as far as he has, but he did spend parts of 3 seasons at Clearwater. Call him a victim of organizational thinking, if you want, but I think he will be off to another org as soon as he reaches free agency (after the 2016 season, I think).

  2. Just read Dback signed tomas for 68 mil and 6 years , uggh the phillies still suck ,not that would have been the the one chip that made us win but seriously , why the hell not Ruben ?

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