Full name Jayson Truitt Edward Nix...is a 2001 graduate of Midland (Tex.) High School...brother, Laynce, signed with the Phillies organization for the 2012 season...was a member of the bronze-medal winning 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team in Beijing, China...was originally selected by Colorado in Compensation Round A (44th overall) of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft (6/03).
Appeared in 87 games for the Yankees, making 41 starts at shortstop and 33 starts at third base…made 4 appearances at second base…helped fill in for Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis and Derek Jeter…season was cut short by a fractured right hand suffered on Aug 21 vs. TOR when R.A. Dickey hit him with a pitch…also spent most of July on the DL with a hamstring strain…stole 13 bases and was caught just once.
Opened the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) and appeared in 8 games before joining the Yankees…made starts at five different positions (29-3B, 18-SS, 13-2B, 11-LF, 2-DH) in New York and appeared in 74 games…made his postseason debut and went 2-for-4 in one ALDS game vs. BAL…went 0-for-4 in one ALCS game vs. DET.
Was acquired by Toronto from Cleveland on 3/29 in exchange for cash considerations... made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster and appeared in 46 games with the club, batting .169 (23-for-136) with 4HR and 16RBI...was designated for assignment on 7/3 and outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on 7/7 for the remainder of the season...hit .270 (44-for-163) with 8HR and 29RBI in 41 games with the 51s.
Spent the last three months with the Indians after being claimed off outright waivers on June 24 from the Chicago White Sox...Was designated for assignment by the Sox June 17 after getting just 57 plate appearances thru the first 64 White
Sox team games...Made 12 starts at third base (16G) and 1 start at second base (3G) for the Sox (also 1 game at SS)...Made Indians debut on June 25 went on a homer binge from July 3-9, hitting 6 homers 7 games including a 2HR game on July 5 at Texas...Also had a 2HR game on Sept 24 vs. KC, giving him three for his career...Homered in 3
straight games, July 5-7...Hit .282 (24-85) in August with 5HR & 11 RBI before hitting .174 (16-92) in Sept/Oct. with 2HR & 5RBI in 27 games...Made 24 starts (25G) at second base with Cleveland and 39 starts (40G) at third base...Compiled a 1.000 fielding % at second base (0E in 133TC0 and a .899% at third with the Indians (11E, 109TC, 1E in his last 11 games at third)...
First career ejection on August 31 vs. CWS...Recorded a successful squeeze bunt on June 28 vs. Toronto...Hit .306
(19-62, .877OPS) vs. LHP with Cleveland with 4HR & 8RBI and .268 (34-127) with runners on...Played for San Juan
in the Puerto Rican Winter League beginning in December.
Hit .224 (57-255) with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 94 games in his first season with the White Sox...ranked among the American League rookie leaders in homers (3rd), RBI (5th) and slugging percentage (6th, .408)...became one of six Sox rookies since 2000 to hit at least 10 home runs...23 of his 57 hits went for extra-bases...made 52 appearances at second base (48 starts), 15 at shortstop (12), 12 at third (eight), four in right field (one) and three in left (three)...compiled a .973 (6 E/224) fielding percentage at second, .906 (6 E/64 TC) at shortstop, .957 (1 ER/23 TC) at third and 1.000 (0 E/11 TC) in the outfield...led off 10 times (Sox went 4-6), hitting .293 (12-41) from that spot in the lineup...tallied 16 RBI in 24 games in August, compared to 16 RBI in his 70 remaining games...went 0-11 as a pinch hitter...was placed on the disabled list on 3/30 (retro to 3/27) with a strained right quadriceps...was returned from his rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated from the disabled list on 5/1...made his Sox debut on 5/3 at Texas and went 2-3 with a RBI, his first career multi-hit game...hit his first major-league home run on 5/7 vs. Detroit (off Armando Galarraga)...collected his first career multi-homer game on 5/26 at angels, the same day his brother, Laynce, homered with Cincinnati vs. Houston...went 7-22 (.318) with four home runs and seven RBI in seven games vs. Angels...started 28 of 33 games from 7/27-8/31, going 23-88 (.261)...stole home on 7/31 vs. Yankees...registered a career-high four walks on 8/1 vs. Yankees...the four walks were the most by a Sox player since Jim Thome drew five on 4/19/07 vs. Texas...set a career high with three hits on 8/28 at New York ... posted a career-high, eight-game hitting streak from 9/7-23, going 8-25 (.320).
split the season between Colorado and Class AAA Colorado Springs ... began the season with the
Rockies and made his first Opening Day roster ... made his major-league debut on Opening Day at St. Louis as the starting second baseman, going 0-2 with a RBI ... recorded his first major-league hit on 4/2 at St. Louis
(single off russ springer) ... did not record a hit in seven games from 4/15-25 (17 aB) and was designated for
assignment on 4/26 ... appeared in 67 games with the skysox, hitting .303 (80-264) with 21 doubles, 17 home
runs and 51 RBI ... his contract was purchased by the Rockies on 7/8 and went 2-11 (.182) in fi ve games before
being designated for assignment for the second time on 7/19 ... hit .214 (3-14) with one home run and one rBi
as a member of the bronze-medal winning 2008 u.s. olympic Baseball team in Beijing, china ... suffered a
laceration above the left eye on 8/14 and missed fi ve games before starting the bronze-medal contest vs. Japan
... signed by the white sox as a free agent on 10/14 (acquisition recommended by gary pellant and Bill scherrer)
... batted .244 (29-119) with six homers and 23 rBi in 32 games with obregon of the Mexican winter league.
Spent his second consecutive full season at Triple-A Colorado Springs...batted .292 (128-for-
439) with 80 runs scored, 33 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 124 games...went 24-for-32 in stolen base attempts...led the team in runs scored, doubles and stolen bases...played the majority of his
games at second base (107), but also played five games at third...led all PCL second basemen with a .986
fielding percentage (9 e/647 tc)...batted .277 (41-for-148) against lefties and .299 (87-for-291) vs. right-handed
pitchers...hit .327 (17-for-52) with runners in scoring position and two outs...batted .330 (29-for-88)
when leading off an inning...hit .312 (78-for-250) prior to the All-Star break and .265 (50-for-189) following
the break...had just five hits in his first 28 at-bats (.179), but then batted .294 (25-for-85) over his next 24
games to rise to .265...hit safely in 15 of 16 games from June 5-24, batting .439 (29-for-66) during that
stretch to raise his average above the .300 mark...homered in consecutive games three times: June 20-21,
June 29-30, and Aug. 7-8...drove in a season-high four RBI on June 30 vs. Portland...hit two home runs on Aug.
7 at Albuquerque...collected multiple hits in four of his final five games at .409 (9-for-22) to raise season average from .285 to .292...following the season, played for Team USA at the '07 International Baseball
Federation World Cup in Taipei City, Taiwan, and earned MVP honors after going 12-for-31 (.387) with six
extra base hits...went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a walk in the finals and helped lead his team past
Cuba for their first title since 1974.
Made his Triple-A debut, spending the entire season with Colorado Springs...batted .251 with two home runs, 14 doubles, and 26 RBI in 103 games with the Sky Sox...was fewest games of any full season in his career...hit .288 (46-for-160) in home games...went 15-for-18 (83.3%) in steal attempts...all games came at second base with exception of June 2 at Portland, when he played third...missed season's final month with a sprained left knee, suffered in his final game July 31 at Memphis...over his last 29 games beginning June 30, batted .294 (32-for-109) to raise final average from .233 to .251...final hit of the year was a solo homer, July 31 at Memphis...other HR came July 8 at Fresno...also doubled in that game, posting season-high four RBI...compiled .982 (11 e/605 tc) fielding pct. at second base, best mark of his career.
In his second straight season at Double-A Tulsa, Nix batted .236 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 131 games...was rated by Baseball America
as the club's 10th-best prospect entering the year...average was under .200 as late as a May 9 doubleheader...had two doubles and three RBI in consecutive games, May 4 at Midland and May 5 vs. Frisco...first two home runs came in span of two days, May 9-10...first 3-hit game came May 14 at Arkansas, part of a five-game hit streak...posted a pair of season-high seven-game hit streaks, May 28-June 3 and July 24-29...posted first of a pair of two-homer games during first stretch on May 30 vs. San Antonio...hit .295 with six HR, six doubles, and 16 RBI over 31 games in July...posted three straight multi-hit games from July 10-12 at 8-for-14...homered five times over a span of eight games to end July, including a two-HR game July 31 vs. Springfield that would provide his final long balls of the season...hit eight of his 11 HR at home...had a six-game hit streak from Aug. 7-13 that raised average to season-high .249.
Rated by Baseball America
as Colorado's fifth-best prospect entering the year, Nix struggled in his first season at Double A, hitting .213 with 14 homers and 58 RBI for Tulsa...he jacked 13 of his 14 home runs at Drillers Stadium where he also collected 44 of his 58 RBI...stole 14 bases in 17 attempts
(82%)...led all Texas League second basemen with 19 errors but faced the most chances (664) and turned
the most doubleplays (85) at his position...began the season by hitting .320 in his first 15 games through
May 1...he then went 0-for-his-next-15 and collected just eight hits in his next 71 at-bats (.113) to watch his
average slip to .198 by May 23...after having only two HR and six RBI in his first 25 games combined, Nix hit
two HR with five RBI on May 15 vs. Arkansas...he also had a two-homer game on June 13 vs. El Paso...compiled
a 13-game hitting streak, June 5-18...he batted .327 throughout the streak (17-for-52), raising his average
to .229...Jayson followed that up by going hitless in his next 17 at-bats and his average never rose above
.217 after July 8...he was 3-for-40 (.075) from Aug. 18-30...missed almost a week, April 21-26, due to a
strained right hamstring...competed in the Arizona Fall League, batting.191 with two HR and eight RBI for Mesa.
Nix tied for the minor league lead with 46 doubles while hitting .281 with 26 homers and 81 RBI at Visalia (High A)...the 46 doubles equaled Lake Elsinore's Josh Barfield for tops in the minors and also set a new Rockies organizational record...led the California League in games (137) and runs scored (107),
which trailed only fellow Rockies prospect Jeff Salazar (110) for most in the minors...finished second in the
Cal League in hits (158), extra-base hits (67) and at-bats (562), was fourth in total bases (267) and tied for
fourth in home runs...only two other minor league players had more hits go for extra bases, Barfield (68)
and Jayson Drobiak (69)...Jayson went 24-for-32 in stolen base attempts (75%)...compiled a team-high
18-game hitting streak from July 26-Aug. 14...also reached base safely in 29 consecutive games, June 4-
July 7...hit 2 home runs with 3 RBI during Jeff Francis' no hitter on July 6 vs. Modesto...Baseball America
called him the "Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Cal League"...following the season, Sportsticker
rated Nix as the fourth-best second baseman in the minors and The Sporting News
named him to its All-
Prospect Team...played in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .226 for the Mesa Solar Sox.
Jayson was a mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star in his first full year as a pro...made
the move to second base where he hit .246 with 14 homers and 79 RBI...named Rockies Minor League
Player of the Month for May, hitting .311 with four HR and 24 RBI.
Made his debut as a shortstop with Casper (R) after being selected that June...he hit .294 with
five HR and 24 RBI in only 153 at-bats...began playing second base during the fall instructional league.