Brandon
Nickel
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0''
Weight: 215
 
Born: February 1, 1989 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 2013    2015   
Ratings - Batting     Help
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2008 19 TB AL     2 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 2 1 1
2009 20 TB AL     4 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5
2010 21 TB AL     5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 6
2011 22 TB AL     5 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 6 6 6 6
2012 23 TB AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 6 6
2013 24 TB AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 6 6
2014 25 TB AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 6 7
2015 26 TB AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 5 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2016 27 TB AL $ 3,714,286   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2017 28 TB AL $ 4,400,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2018 29 TB AL $ 4,400,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2019 30 TB AL $ 11,000,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 7 6 7
2020 31 TB AL $ 11,000,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2021 32 TB AL $ 11,000,000   7 7 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
2022 33 TB AL $ 11,000,000   6 6 6 8 8 8 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 6
OOTP6 Min Ratings     2 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 2 1 1
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 11,000,000   8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 9 9 9 8 7 7
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2008 19 A   83 244 40 68 9 2 8 32 1 1 36 62 .279 .371 .430 .802 39.8  
2009 20 A   138 484 70 148 19 1 6 52 0 1 76 109 .306 .400 .386 .786 77.6  
2010 21 AAA   95 333 53 90 16 0 20 54 1 0 33 77 .270 .336 .498 .835 55.4  
    AA   43 150 25 47 7 0 10 28 1 0 26 25 .313 .415 .560 .975 33.6  
2011 22 AAA   137 509 74 148 23 3 22 60 1 2 59 116 .291 .364 .477 .842 86.3  
2012 23 TB AL 34 126 23 40 11 0 7 35 0 0 13 25 .317 .379 .571 .950 23.5 4.6
    AAA   111 338 65 103 16 1 23 64 1 1 78 68 .305 .435 .562 .997 81.0  
2013 24 TB AL 153 573 103 170 34 0 30 100 0 0 80 137 .297 .399 .513 .912 113.0 22.8
2014 25 TB AL 154 528 76 122 18 1 17 65 0 0 83 139 .231 .345 .366 .711 73.3 8.3
2015 26 TB AL 155 564 105 172 24 0 29 115 0 0 88 106 .305 .405 .502 .906 109.9 20.8
2016 27 TB AL 156 573 102 174 30 0 33 101 0 0 60 100 .304 .387 .529 .916 110.9 21.0
2017 28 TB AL 157 576 107 170 29 1 28 99 0 0 88 124 .295 .394 .495 .889 111.0 21.7
2018 29 TB AL 155 568 104 167 31 0 26 97 0 0 84 107 .294 .394 .486 .880 109.9 21.6
2019 30 TB AL 154 587 90 162 26 0 30 104 0 0 52 123 .276 .348 .474 .822 96.2 16.8
2020 31 TB AL 153 569 93 141 26 0 17 75 0 0 73 120 .248 .353 .383 .737 75.0 12.0
2021 32 TB AL 127 454 60 128 17 0 25 89 0 0 49 103 .282 .366 .485 .850 78.1 18.2
2022 33 TB AL 155 588 70 145 24 0 14 83 0 0 41 145 .247 .312 .359 .671 64.5 6.8
11 Years Sim 1553 5706 933 1591 270 2 256 963 0 0 711 1229 .279 .371 .461 .832 965.1 174.6
3 Years AAA 343 1180 192 341 55 4 65 178 3 3 170 261 .289 .393 .508 .900 222.7  
1 Years AA 43 150 25 47 7 0 10 28 1 0 26 25 .313 .440 .560 1.000 33.6  
2 Years A 221 728 110 216 28 3 14 84 1 2 112 171 .297 .411 .401 .812 117.4  
6 Years Minors 607 2058 327 604 90 7 89 290 5 5 308 457 .293 .403 .474 .876 373.7  
162 Game Average 595 97 165 28 0 26 100 0 0 74 128 .279 .371 .461 .832 100.7  
Career Highs 157 588 107 174 34 1 33 115 0 0 88 145 .317 .405 .571 .950 113.0  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   4372 698 1221 206 2 187 726 0 0 505 969 .279 .366 .456 .821 701.9
vs LH   1334 235 370 64 0 69 237 0 0 206 260 .277 .387 .481 .867 241.4
Home 770 2746 456 764 141 1 124 462 0 0 343 606 .278 .371 .466 .837 456.5
Away 783 2960 477 827 129 1 132 501 0 0 368 623 .279 .371 .457 .828 486.9
RISP   1512 0 436 70 1 74 675 0 0 232 347 .288 .391 .483 .874 279.1
Pinch Hitting   59 10 20 5 0 5 14 0 0 6 9 .339 .412 .678 1.090 14.1
Close/Late   573 87 170 27 0 34 110 0 0 87 110 .297 .396 .522 .918 113.8
Mar/Apr 239 907 153 257 46 0 43 150 0 0 115 205 .283 .374 .476 .850 155.7
May 269 977 159 265 51 1 38 182 0 0 140 212 .271 .373 .442 .816 159.2
June 255 928 152 255 43 0 44 153 0 0 125 205 .275 .372 .463 .835 156.2
July 234 850 115 223 29 1 26 111 0 0 94 183 .262 .348 .391 .739 114.6
August 253 929 164 260 40 0 49 166 0 0 104 189 .280 .368 .481 .849 156.0
Sep/Oct 303 1115 190 331 61 0 56 201 0 0 133 235 .297 .384 .502 .886 201.5
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
2012 23 TB AL 1B 32 32 282.7 253 25 0 23 1.000 8.85   0.4
    2B 2 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
2013 24 TB AL 1B 147 147 1315.7 1164 92 19 102 .985 8.59   1.3
    SS 4 1 12.3 2 4 0 0 1.000 4.38   0.1
    2B 1 0 3.7 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.92   0.0
2014 25 TB AL 1B 147 146 1309.7 1150 88 8 97 .994 8.51   2.5
    SS 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
    CF 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
    2B 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
2015 26 TB AL 1B 150 147 1314.0 1178 106 9 116 .993 8.79   2.3
    2B 4 1 20.0 4 5 0 2 1.000 4.05   0.1
2016 27 TB AL 1B 146 144 1273.3 1231 86 10 87 .992 9.31   2.1
    2B 6 4 40.0 7 19 0 3 1.000 5.85   0.3
    LF 1 1 9.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00   0.0
    SS 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
2017 28 TB AL 1B 151 149 1337.7 1326 89 7 103 .995 9.52   2.9
    SS 3 0 7.0 1 4 1 0 .833 6.43   0.1
    2B 3 0 4.0 0 2 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
2018 29 TB AL 1B 149 148 1307.3 1254 88 9 105 .993 9.24   2.2
    2B 3 0 6.0 1 2 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
    SS 1 0 3.0 1 2 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.1
2019 30 TB AL 1B 148 147 1311.7 1232 83 12 101 .991 9.02   1.7
    SS 1 1 9.0 1 4 0 1 1.000 5.00   0.1
    2B 2 0 3.0 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00   0.0
2020 31 TB AL 1B 147 143 1270.0 1202 104 4 99 .997 9.26   3.4
    2B 5 1 22.7 8 9 0 1 1.000 6.75   0.2
2021 32 TB AL 1B 116 113 999.7 1073 80 12 96 .990 10.38   2.4
    2B 7 5 56.0 18 15 1 3 .971 5.30   0.3
    SS 1 0 2.0 0 2 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
2022 33 TB AL 1B 148 148 1298.7 1407 97 10 131 .993 10.42   3.2
    SS 3 0 9.0 2 5 0 2 1.000 7.00   0.1
  1B 1481 1464 13020.3 12470 938 100 1060 .993 9.27   24.4
  2B 34 11 160.3 41 54 1 9 .990 5.33   1.0
  SS 17 2 49.3 7 21 1 3 .966 5.11   0.4
  LF 1 1 9.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00   0.0
  CF 1 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
Career Totals   1534 1478 13241.3 12520 1013 102 1072 .993 9.20   25.8
Career Highs   157 149 1348.7 1409 113 19 133 1.000 10.40    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 24 TB AL 6 24 1 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 7 .333 .346 .458 .804
2014 25 TB AL 4 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
2015 26 TB AL 6 25 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .200 .286 .200 .486
Career Post-Season Batting 16 60 3 15 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 16 .250 .292 .300 .592
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
On-Base Pct
2013-10-.399
2015-9-.405
2017-10-.394
2018-5-.394
Slugging Pct
2013-10-.513
2016-7-.529
OPS
2013-7-.912
2016-8-.916
2018-10-.880
XR
2013-6-113.0
2018-8-109.9
Games
2016-9-156
2017-2-157
Total Bases
2013-8-294
2016-9-303
Homeruns
2013-9-30
2016-8-33
RBIs
2015-7-115
Strikeouts
2022-5-145
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 11)
   Gray Ink Test: 20    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 108)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 30    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 61)
 
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History
Drafted in 6th round, 174th overall pick, by Tampa Bay in 2008
Injured on 7/5/2011 with a Bruised Heel, out for 6 days
Injured on 4/17/2012 with a Bruised Heel, out for 1-2 weeks
Had first career hit (homerun) on 8/27/2012, off Jack Cruys (BAL)
Was selected to the 2013 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Cleveland on 9/24/2013
Drove in 6 runs against Kansas City on 4/16/2014
Won Player of the Week award on 4/18/2015, hitting .458 with 3 HR, 7 RBI
Won Batter of the Month award on 5/1/2015, hitting .375 with 7 HR, 26 RBI
Was selected to the 2015 Allstar game
Drove in 7 runs against Boston on 7/30/2015
1/29/2016: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,714,286 through salary arbitration
Won Player of the Week award on 6/27/2016, hitting .481 with 2 HR, 10 RBI
1/29/2017: Gets a new one-year contract worth $4,400,000 through salary arbitration
1/29/2018: Gets a new one-year contract worth $4,400,000 through salary arbitration
8/1/2018: Signed a contract extension with Tampa Bay, $11,000,000 per year, for 5 years
Drove in 6 runs against Texas on 5/31/2019
Drove in 6 runs against Seattle on 6/26/2019
Drove in 6 runs against Toronto on 6/10/2020
Won Batter of the Month award on 6/1/2021, hitting .353 with 9 HR, 26 RBI