New York Yankees Xavier Nady - No. 22

by admin ~ June 18th, 2009

An outfielder born on November 14, 1978 is Xavier Nady. He has been with the Yankees team since January 20, 2008 for a one-year contract with a salary of $6.5M this 2009. His track record in professional baseball started in 2000 with the San Diego Padres.

A player’s talent is always measured through how well they are with their current statistics. Nady has a batting average of .280, 87 HRs, 325 runs batted in, and .893 of on-base plus slugging as of May 2009.  League average for batting is actually at .268, so definitely he is above average. Not too far away from excellence; league leader statistics is at .354.

I always find myself comparing each of the players statistics, but it varies because of the number of years of their professional experience, as well as a lot of factors. Nady has a 7-year experience in his baseball career.

Xavier Nady’s quest to place his baseball career at its peak is probably with the Yankees, although, that has to be delayed because of his mishap recently.  I guess he will have to wait until rehabilitation is over. But it is said that he is making progress.

His reason for being in the DL is soreness on his right elbow. According to the team’s official site it is very likely for him not to join the team’s three-city road trip and he might be activated during  the Yankees return against the Mariners.