Wil Nieves

#7C,
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Draft: 1995 47th round by the
  • Yardbarker

    What is wrong with the St. Louis Cardinals?

    The St. Louis Cardinals mid-June road trip has drawn to a close and suspicions as to how bad this team is have now been confirmed. After the Cards dropped a series to the Baltimore Orioles, they were able to take a series from Philadelphia. The cratering Cardinals, took two extra inning wins away from the Phillies but were unable to close out the sweep in the third game losing 5-1. With St. Louis dropping three games on this road trip they have lost pace with the Chicago Cubs. The Cards are now five back while the Cubs have maintained second place. The Cardinals have officially slipped. The closest team to the Cardinals is their upcoming opponent the Pittsburgh Pirates with only one game separating

  • 'Ecstatic' Freeman says wrist 80-90 pct. healed
    ESPN.com

    'Ecstatic' Freeman says wrist 80-90 pct. healed

    ESPN.com news services ATLANTA -- Braves slugger Freddie Freeman says his broken left wrist is healing much faster than expected, allowing the timetable for his return to move up about one week. After undergoing a CT scan and meeting Friday with team physician Dr. Gary Lourie, Freeman was told his wrist is 80-90 percent healed, up from 50 percent last week. The improvement led Freeman to move up his expected return to July 6 at NL East-leading Washington. The original timetable had him returning July 14, the day after the All-Star break. Lourie's report was encouraging enough that Freeman was cleared to swing a bat for the first time since he was hit by a pitch on May 17. Freeman said he hopes

  • Milwaukee Brewers kick away chances at victory, fall to Braves 5-4
    Brew Crew Ball

    Milwaukee Brewers kick away chances at victory, fall to Braves 5-4

    WP: Mike Foltynewicz (5-5); LP: Jimmy Nelson (5-4); Save: Arodis Vizcaino (1); Homeruns: Mil - Keon Broxton (12); Atl - Brandon Phillips (6) The Brewers allowed two of the five Braves runs to score with defensive lapses, and lost the potential tying run at third for the first out in the top of the ninth, falling a run short to the ex-Boston-ex-Milwaukee-now-Atlana Braves. Jimmy Nelson wasn’t nearly as sharp as in his last start, which was a complete game, allowing a homerun to the second batter he faced (Brandon Phillips). He then walked Nick Markakis on four straight and gave up a sharp single to ex-Cardinal Matt Adams. Nelson enticed an easy double play ball from Tyler Flowers to Sogard, who’s