Nate is in his second season with the Cubs after signing with the team as a free agent in December of 2012 ... he set numerous career marks in his first season on the Northside, including career-bests with 21 home runs and 68 RBI ... owns a .265 batting average (460-for-1,737) with 107 doubles, 18 triples, 45 home runs and 191 RBI in 677 career contests with San Francisco (2007-12), Philadelphia (2012) and the Cubs... Owns a .988 career fielding percentage (11 E/892 TC) in 558 games in the outfield ... has played 546 games in right field, eight in left field and seven in center field... Named the Cubs nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top hitter in each league... Was a member of San Francisco's World Series title club in 2010 ... appeared in 11 games of the team's post-season run ... also earned a ring with San Francisco in 2012 - began the season with the Giants before he was traded to the Phillies on July 31... Posted a .306 batting average (743-for-2,428) with 162 doubles, 45 triples, 84 home runs and 401 RBI in 630 minor league games covering eight seasons... Earned a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, for Team USA ... hit .216 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI in nine contests... Was named San Francisco's 2007 USA Today Organizational Player of the Year after producing a .304 batting average during a 39-game major league cameo... In 2004, he earned South Atlantic League All-Star Honors with Single-A Hagerstown... Was a second round selection by the Giants in the 2003 Draft … attended Chabot Junior College (Hayward, Calif.) after graduating from San Ramon Valley High School (Danville, Calif.)... Was team captain and a three-time MVP while in high school.
In his first season with Chicago after signing as a free agent in December of 2012, Nate batted .251 (116-for-462) in a career-high tying 137 games, while setting career highs in at-bats, runs (56), hits, doubles (32), homers (21), RBI (68), walks (29), total bases (217), hit-by-pitches (6) and gamewinning RBI (7)... Tied-for-first on the club with David DeJesus with three triples, ranked second on the club with 21 homers and 68 RBI, ranked third in runs (56), hits (116), doubles (32) and slugging percentage (.470), fourth in games (137) and at-bats (462) and tied-for-fourth with six stolen bases... Was the eighth-hardest player to double up in the N.L., grounding into a double play just once every 77.0 plate appearances... Hit .262 (107-for-409) against right-handed pitchers compared to a .170 mark (9-for-53) against lefties... Produced a .256 batting average (58-for-227) at home compared to a .247 mark (58-for-235) on the road... Hit .259 (28-for-108) with five homers and 43 RBI with runners in scoring position... Batted .375 (6-for-16) with a homer and four RBI as a pinch-hitter … clubbed a two-run, pinch-homer in the top of the eighth inning, July 23 at Arizona (David Hernande z)... His .291 batting average (23-for-79) in June was the highest of any month ... had five homers,14 RBI and a .969 OPS in June... Batted .269 (68-for-253) in 77 games prior to the All-Star break compared to a .230 batting average (48-for-209) in 60 games after the break... Played 126 games in right field, making 117 starts... Made his first-career Opening Day start, manning right field, April 1 at Pittsburgh … reached base four times (1B, BB, HBP, E)... Belted his first home run as a Cub, April 4 at Pittsburgh, a ninth-inning two-run blast off Jared Hughes... Recorded his first-career, two-triple game as part of a 2-for-5 effort with two walks and three runs scored, June 13 vs. Cincinnati... Had a career-best, 10-game hitting streak (.343/12-for-35) June 4-18 … reached base safely in acareer-best, 12-straight games June 4-19... Hit his 10th homer of the season, June 22 vs. Houston, surpassing his previous career-best of nine in 2011 with San Francisco... Recorded the first five-RBI game of his career as part of a 3-for-6 effort with a three-run homer and a game-winning, RBI-double in the 12th inning, July 24 at Arizona... Belted a ninth-inning solo home run, July 27 in San Francisco, to break a scoreless tie and help the Cubs to a 1-0 victory... August 19 vs. Washington, collected a career-high six RBI and his fourth-career, multihomer effort (first since July 22, 2012 at Philadelphia) - finished 3-for-4 with a double, the two homers, two runs scored and the six RBI.
Nate began his sixth season with the San Francisco Giants before he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-player
deal involving Hunter Pence, July 31, 2012. ...Combined to hit .257 (62-for-241) with eight doubles, five triples, six
home runs and 21 RBI in 114 games between the Giants and Phillies.
...Boasted a .287 batting average (51-for-178) vs. right-handed hurlers
... all six of his home runs were off righties.
...Recorded back-to-back three-hit games, April 23-24 at the Mets, while
registering a triple in both games.
...Went 2-for-5 with a home run in his Phillies debut, August 1 at
...Logged a .269 batting average (25-for-93) with one home run and 16
RBI with runners on base.
...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 13, due to a fractured
right big toe.
...Hit .118 (2-for-17) with one RBI in four games while rehabbing with
Triple-A Lehigh Valley before he was activated, September 1.
Completed his 5th season with San Francisco and posted career-highs in nearly every offensive
category, including 2Bs, HRs and RBI...batted .278 (93-for-335) with 22 2Bs, 9 HRs and 41 RBI in
115 games with Giants ... Made his 3rd Opening Day roster and started 77 games
(70 in RF, 7 in LF)...his 9 OF assists led team and were 3
shy of NL-lead ... His .295 (26-for-88) clip with runners in scoring position was highest mark on team ... Showed improved plate discipline, averaging 3.97 pitches
per plate appearance after averaging 3.87 last year, 3.41
in 2009, 3.42 in 2008 and 3.30 in 2007 ... Hit his 1st home run of season on April 18 at Colorado off
RHP Esmil Rogers that traveled an estimated 467 feet...
solo shot in 1st inning was mammoth blast that landed
in 3rd deck in right field...marked 31st time player has
reached 3rd deck at Coors and 3rd time by Giant (other
two were hit by Barry Bonds) ... Hit game-tying, 2-run pinch-hit home run on May 22 vs.
Oakland off RHP Grant Balfour in bottom of 8th inning,
bringing Giants back from 4-2 deficit and allowing them
to win 5-4 in 11 innings...marked his 2nd career pinch
homer ... Came through in clutch twice on June 1 at St. Louis,
recording game-tying 2-out, RBI single in 9th inning off
Cardinals' closer Fernando Salas to tie game at 5-5...in
11th inning, his go-ahead run-scoring single gave Giants
6-5 lead in their 7-5 victory...before Schierholtz, last
Giants player to have game-tying RBI in 9th inning or
later and game-winning RBI later in that game was Tom
Lampkin vs. Florida on June 19, 1996 ... Recorded his 1st career multi-HR game and his 1st career
walk-off HR on July 6 vs. San Diego...ended game with
14th inning blast off RHP Pat Neshek that gave Giants 6-5
victory ... Hit his 1st career "Splash Hit" home run on July 8 vs. New
York, off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey ... With acquisition of Carlos Beltran, Schierholtz, who had
started 60 games in right field, was moved to left field
for 1st time in his Major League career on July 28 at
Philadelphia...proceeded to make 7 starts in LF and 10 in
RF to finish year ... Fouled ball off his right foot on Aug. 15 at Atlanta and told
reporters that he thought he broke his foot...sat out next
day, but then played remaining 2 games in Atlanta and
then all 3 in Houston before undergoing an MRI and CT
Scan, which revealed hairline fracture...was placed on
15-day disabled list on Aug. 27 (retroactive to Aug. 22) and
did not play remainder of season.
In limited action, hit .242 (55-for-227) with 3 HRs and 17 RBI in 137 games in his 4th big league season with San Francisco ... His 7 outfield assists were tied with Andres Torres for most on team, although he started just 41 games and appeared in 109 (usually as late inning defensive replacement) ... Established himself as one of top hitters coming off bench as he hit .310 (9-for-29) with HR and 3 RBI in pinch-hitting role, 10th-highest clip in pinch among NL players ... Recorded career-high 5 hits on April 28 vs. Philadelphia, while reaching base safely in all 6 of his plate appearances...joined Edgar Renteria (April 7 at HOU) as only Giants to collect 5-or-more hits in game in 2010.
Appeared in 11 games during postseason and made one start, while batting .167 (2-for-12) with 2B and RBI.
Was Giants' 4th outfielder for most of 2009, batting .267 (76-for-285) with 19 2Bs,
5 HRs and 29 RBI in 116 games...started 61 games (all in RF) and committed just 2 errors in 147
total chances...registered 10 outfield assists, tied for 9th-most in NL and most by Giants right
fielder since Jose Cruz Jr. had 18 in 2003...was one of best pinch-hitters in majors, finishing season
with .371 clip (13-for-35) with 3 2Bs and 5 RBI...his .371 avg. in pinch was 2nd-highest in NL and
3rd-best overall in majors behind Colorado's Seth Smith (.472, 17-for-36) and New York's-AL
Hideki Matsui (.381, 8-for-21)...his 13 hits in pinch were tied for 7th-most in NL...batted .370
(20-for-54) with 3 HRs and 12 RBI against left-handed pitching for 7th-highest figure in NL (min.
50 plate appearances)...hit just .242 (56-for-231) against right-handers...played well in Interleague,
batting .406 (13-for-32) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs and 7 RBI...his .406 avg. would have ranked as 4thhighest
in league if he qualified (needed 17 more plate appearances)...made Opening Day roster
for 1st time in his career...recorded 1st hit of season as pinch-hitter April 12 at San Diego...made
1st appearance in right field April 25 at Arizona...was last Giant from Opening Day roster to make
start in field, but finally did April 26 at Arizona, going 1-for-5 with 2B...hit safely in 6 of his 11
games in April at .389 (7-for-18)...struggled in month of May, hitting only .175 (7-for-40) with 3B
and 3 RBI in 21 games, however rebounded with .375 clip (24-for-64) in June, 3rd-highest clip in
NL, behind teammate Pablo Sandoval (.394)
and Washington's Josh Bard (.383)...hit 3-run
inside-the-park HR June 14 vs. Oakland off of
Brett Anderson...Schierholtz drove ball to
base of fence in right-center and as right
fielder Jack Cust awaited carom, ball bounced
high into air and toward center...Giants 3rd
base coach Tim Flannery had no hesitation
sending Schierholtz home, who slid with his
1st homer of year and 1st inside-parker he
remembers hitting on field that had fences...
marked only 3rd inside-the-park HR in AT&T
Park regular season history, but 4th overall...
became only 2nd Giant to accomplish feat,
joining Dustin Mohr (Aug 4, 2004)...St. Louis'
Fernando Vina hit 1st-ever inside-the-park
clout May 9, 2000 while Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki accomplished feat during 2007 All-Star game...also had career-best 3 RBI that game...collected OF assists in back-to-back games vs. Oakland June 12-14...recorded 2nd career 4-hit game June 28 at Milwaukee, going 4-for-5 with solo HR...tied his career-high with 6-game hit streak June 23-29, batting .560 (14-for-25) with 2B, 2 HRs and 3 RBI...hit his 2nd HR June 24 at Oakland off Gio Gonzalez and finished 2-for-4...from June 12-July 3 saw his avg. climb from .225-.321, hitting .433 (26-for-60) in 20 games...broke SF's 7-game homerless streak to open 2nd half of season July 24 with solo shot in Colorado off Jason Hammel...was placed on 15-day disabled list July 28 with strained left hip and internal bleeding after running into right field fence in Atlanta while making catch...went 4-for-18 (.222) with 2B and RBI in his 5 rehab games at triple-A Fresno...was removed from 15-day DL Aug. 12 and started that afternoon vs. Los Angeles-NL going 1-for-3 with 3B...had pinch-hit RBI-2B with bases loaded Aug. 17 at New York-NL...just missed grad slam by mere feet with ball slamming off top of right field wall...hit game-winning RBI 2B in 8th inning Aug. 19 vs. Cincinnati...recorded 3 OF assists in 6-game span (5 starts) Aug. 22-29, all of which came against Colorado...snapped 0-for-19 streak (6 games) with 2B in 4th inning off of Colorado's Jason Marquis Aug. 29...finished season hitting .164 (11-for-67) with 4 2Bs, HR and 5 RBI over his final 29 games...recorded only 1 multi-hit game in month of Sept. (Sept. 12th vs. Los Angeles-NL), going 2-for-2 with 2B...made 9 starts in RF from Sept.1 to end of season (Oct. 4)
One of Giants' top prospects, Schierholtz spent most of 2008 with triple-A Fresno,
but earned Sept. call-up for 2nd straight year, batting .320 (24-for-75) with 12 runs, 8 2Bs, 3B, HR
and 5 RBI in 19 games for San Francisco...started 18 games (all in RF) and hit safely in 14 of 18
starts (6 multi-hit contests)...had stellar 1st week with club, hitting safely in each of his 1st 6 games
at .480 (12-for-25) with 8 runs, 2 2Bs, 3B, HR and 2 RBI...during that stretch recorded 1st-career
4-hit game Sept. 3 at Colorado, finishing 4-for-5 with pair of 2Bs...also slugged 1st career HR Sept.
6 vs. Pittsburgh, solo shot in 8th inning (off Jesse Chavez), giving SF 7-5 lead in eventual 7-6 SF
victory...also recorded 1st career outfield assist in that contest, throwing out Freddy Sanchez at 2B
base...went 3-for-5 with franchise record-tying 3 2Bs Sept. 24 vs. Colorado...prior to recall, had
spent majority of year at triple-A Fresno, but took brief time off to participate in 2008 Olympics
in Beijing, China...was selected to U.S. baseball team as replacement for an injured Colby Rasmus
(STL)...batted .216 (8-for-37) with 4 2Bs, HR and 6 RBI in 9 games, while earning bronze medal...
enjoyed one of his best professional minor league seasons, hitting .320 (112-for-350) with careerhigh
18 HRs while driving in 73 runs in 93 games for Grizzlies...tied for 2nd in PCL with 10 3Bs...
hit safely in 17 of his final 18 contests at .432 (32-for-74), raising season avg. from .294 to .320.
Enjoyed tremendous season, making splash with both triple-A Fresno and
Giants...swung bat well in big leagues, hitting .304 with 5 2Bs, 3 3Bs and 10 RBI in 39 games (24
starts, all in RF)...was impressive against left-handed pitching, going 9-for-18 (.500)...made ML
debut as 9th inning defensive replacement in RF June 11 vs. Toronto...made 1st big league start
June 12 vs. Blue Jays, and singled in 1st ML plate appearance (off A.J. Burnett)...delivered 2-out,
walk-off, RBI-single in 13th inning June 23 vs. Yankees (off Scott Proctor), giving SF 6-5 victory...
batted .325 (13-for-40) in 14 games during 1st ML stay...was recalled for good Sept. 1, and
went 21-for-72 (.292) in 25 contests...had pair of 3-hit games, going 3-for-4 June 17 at Boston and
3-for-5 in Sept. 30 season finale at LA...finished 5th in Pacific Coast League with .333 avg., 2ndbest
mark amongst all SF farmhands...also compiled 31 2Bs, 7 3Bs, 16 HRs, 68 RBI and 10 steals in
109 games with Grizzlies...enjoyed power surge after returning to Fresno following ML stint June
11-July 1, hammering 12 HRs in 189 at-bats (1 every 15.8 ABs)...hit only 4 HRs in 222 ABs prior
to initial recall...had excellent Arizona Fall League campaign with Scottsdale Scorpions, batting
.348 (31-for-89) with 8 2Bs, 1 3B, 4 HRs, 10 RBI and .596 slugging mark in 23 games...ranked 4th
in league for avg., 2nd for slugging and 4th with 13 extra-base hits.
Paced double-A Connecticut in nearly all major offensive categories, including at-bats (470), runs (55), hits (126), total bases (206), 2Bs (26), 3Bs (6), HRs (14), RBI (54), and slugging percentage (.438/min. 100 ABs)...tied franchise record with 25-game hitting streak August 4-30, batting .398 (43-for-108) with 20 RBI during stretch...rebounded from slow start to hit .329 (70-for-213) beginning July 1, raising avg. 50 points...played for Lenn Sakata's Waikiki club in Hawaiian Winter League, batting .248 (28-for-113) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 16 RBI in 30 games.
Enjoyed monster season at single-A San Jose, helping club to California League championship by batting .319 with 83 runs, 37 2Bs, 8 3Bs, 15 HRs and career-high 86 RBI...avg. ranked 3rd in league and was 9th among Giants farmhands, while his RBI total was 4th-best in SF system...also ranked 4th in circuit for hits (160), 3rd for 3Bs (8) and 5th for total bases (258)...hit at .333 clip (10-for-30) in 7 playoff contests.
Split season between organization's top 2 single-A outposts, ranking 3rd among all Giants farmhands with 18 HRs and 2nd with 84 RBI...was consistent with both clubs, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors with Hagerstown after hitting .296 with 22 2Bs, 15 HRs and 53 RBI in 58 games...was leading circuit in HRs and extra-base hits at time of promotion...despite not joining San Jose until mid-June, was 2nd on club with 9 3Bs and 4th with 18 2Bs...batted .295 with 3 HRs and 31 RBI in 62 games...was 4-for-19 (.211) in 5 playoff contests.
Opened professional career by hitting at .400 clip (18-for-45) in 11 games with Giants' affiliate in Arizona Rookie League, then earned promotion to single-A Salem-Keizer...logged 35 contests as Volcanoes' primary 3rd baseman, batting .306 with 6 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs and 29 RBI.