Monday, October 2, 2023

2023 Chachi #59 Nick Nelson

Nicholas Benjamin Nelson
Relief Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  205
Opening Day Age:  27
Born:  December 5, 1995, Panama City, FL
Acquired:  Traded by the New York Yankees with Donny Sands to the Phillies for T.J. Rumfield and Joel Valdez, November 19, 2021
Contract Status:  Arbitration eligible 2024
Major League Teams:  New York Yankees 2020-2021; Philadelphia Phillies 2022-2023
World Series Appearances:  Philadelphia Phillies 2022

Remember Nick Nelson?  He was a surprisingly effective reliever for the Phillies in 2022, appearing in 47 games overall and owning a 4.85 ERA in 68 2/3 innings pitched.  Nelson was one of four players, along with Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins and Garrett Stubbs, to be on the active roster for all 162 games during the 2022 regular season.  He was omitted from the postseason rosters during the Wild Card Series and the NLCS, but added during the NLDS and the World Series.  He pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Astros in World Series Game 3, in which the Phillies won, 7-0.

Nelson spent all of 2023, save the final day of the regular season, in the minor leagues mostly with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  He also made a few rehab appearances with Clearwater and Reading.  In 25 minor league starts, Nelson was 7-3 with a 3.83 ERA.  He was activated for Game 162 against the Mets, pitching extremely well for 5 1/3 innings and earning the win.

Other Notable Baseball Cards

First Mainstream Card:  2021 Topps Heritage #363
Topps Flagship Set Appearances (1):  2021
Newest Card Added to My Phillies Collection:  2023 Philadelphia Phillies Photo Cards
Total Cards in My Phillies Collection:  2 as of 10/1/23.

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2023 Chachi #59

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