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Kirk Nieuwenhuis
.209 13 44
Team: MilwaukeeHt / Wt: 6-3 / 210 NFBC ADP: 650.40
Position: CFBorn: 8/7/1987 Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 3rd Round by Mets (2008)

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Sep. 23 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis, who strained his abdomen Friday, remains day-to-day.''
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis has to be able to get on the field and run and swing a bat in batting practice,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Sep. 16 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis left in the seventh inning Friday with an abdominal strain after replacing an injured Keon Broxton. He will be evaluated again on Monday.
Analysis: He's 0 for 11 with seven strikeouts in his last four games.
Sep. 1 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis upped his career high to 13 home runs with a three-run shot in Wednesday's 3-1 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis went 2 for 4 after going 1 for 10 in his previous five games. The lefty-hitting veteran has been fairly effective against right-handers, with all but one of his homers coming against them - including three in his last 12 games.
Aug. 26 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis' two-run homer in the seventh inning accounted for the Brewers' lone scoring in Thursday's 3-2, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis has two homers, seven RBIs and five runs scored over his last six games and has displayed usable power this season, though he's hitting just .214 overall and doesn't have a clear path to playing time on a Milwaukee team that's going young.
Aug. 18 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer, doubled and scored twice Thursday,
Analysis: He's batting .300 in his last six games.
July 30 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis continued his recent power surge Saturday with his 10th home run in a 5-3 win over the Bucs. He finished 2 for 4 on the day.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis has gone 10 for 24 with five homers and eight RBIs over his last eight games.
July 27 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis entered Tuesday's game in the seventh inning and doubled and walked with the bases loaded.
Analysis: He's 6 for 10 with three homers, a double and six RBIs in his last four games after going 1 for 27 with 13 strikeouts in his previous 12 contests.
July 25 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis homered in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, one day after going deep twice and driving in four runs.
Analysis: The light-hitting outfielder seems to have busted out of a major slump. Nieuwenhuis entered Saturday's contest in a 1-for-27 rut that had lowered his season average to .195.
July 24 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis helped the Brewers to Saturday's 6-1 win over the Cubs by homering twice and finishing 3 for 4 with four RBIs.
Analysis: This performance came out of nowhere, as Nieuwenhuis entered the game with a .195 average and was 1 for 27 with 13 strikeouts over his last 12 contests. It's likely that Saturday's effort will be the highlight of his season.
June 29 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run shot to help carry the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Three of his four hits in his last 17 at-bats have left the park.
June 25 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET1:25 ET5:25 GMT13:25 10:25 PM MST12:25 AM EST12:55 AM VEN9:25 UAE12:25 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis homered for a second straight game Friday, connecting on a two-run shot in a win over Washington.
Analysis: Nieuwenheis still isn't much of a fantasy option, though he is 5 for 18 with four RBIs over a five-game hitting streak.
June 10 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis went 2 for 4 with a double in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis is 4 for 8 in his last two games after going just 3 for 42 over his previous 14.
May 15 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis was 3 for 7 with three RBIs on Saturday.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis bats .288 for the Brew Crew.
May 2 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET11:11 ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST10:41 AM VEN19:11 UAE10:11 AM CT-Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 5, with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored Sunday for the Brewers.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis entered with a .235 average.
Apr. 25 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Nieuwenhuis was 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis rarely starts and rarely gets any hits.

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