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Nick Hundley | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies signed C Nick Hundley to a two-year, $6.25 million contract.
Hundley gets $3.1 million this season, and $3.15 million in 2016. Assuming the Rockies trade out-of-favor Wilin Rosario, Hundley and the underrated Michael McKenry could make for an interesting NL-only catching platoon option. Hundley hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI over 83 games last season between the Padres and Orioles. He's always had muscle, so don't count out Hundley's ability to become fantasy relevant in Coors Field. Jan 5 - 6:03 PM

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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Rockies have signed Nick Hundley to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

The contract is worth a little more than $6 million. The Orioles were hoping to retain Hundley and even offered him a two-year contract, but it wasn't for as much money and they couldn't guarantee playing time. He'll be in a better situation in Colorado, where the club has soured on Wilin Rosario behind the plate. Rosario's name has surfaced in trade rumors this offseason and Hundley's addition makes a deal more likely. Hundley batted .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI over 83 games last season between the Padres and Orioles.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:28:00 AM

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Nick Hundley has a two-year offer on the table from another team, making a return to the Orioles unlikely.

The O's had been hoping to re-sign the veteran backstop to a one-year deal as an insurance policy behind Matt Wieters. In 218 at-bats between the Padres and Orioles in 2014, Hundley hit .243/.273/.358.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 02:21:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rockies have "expressed interest" in Nick Hundley.

Hundley hit .243/.273/.358 over 218 at-bats for the Padres and Orioles last season. He would likely serve as a backup for Michael McKenry, as there's a high probability that current starter Wilin Rosario is traded in the coming weeks. Crasnick wrote that Rosario would be traded to an AL team if they acquired Hundley.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports the Orioles would like to re-sign Nick Hundley.

The O's declined the $5 million option on Hundley Saturday, but they have some interest in bringing him back at a reduced rate. Hundley was acquired to help out at catcher after the Orioles lost Matt Wieters to injury this past season. With Wieters coming back and Caleb Joseph a capable backup, the O's certainly won't go crazy in their attempts to retain the 31-year-old.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 09:17:00 PM

Orioles declined C Nick Hundley's $5 million option for 2015.

With Matt Wieters coming back and Caleb Joseph around as a cheaper backup, the O's don't need Hundley. The veteran backstop will likely have to settle for a backup job this winter.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 06:17:00 PM

The Orioles plan to decline Nick Hundley's $5 million option for 2015.

He would be a fine backup catcher, but the Orioles can fill that role more cheaply with Caleb Joseph when they get Matt Wieters (elbow) back next season. Hundley has some pop but will probably have to settle for a backup job this offseason.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Hundley hit his fourth home run of the year, a solo job, in the seventh inning. Much more impressive was his stolen base, just the eighth of his career. Hundley has played sparingly with Caleb Joseph swinging a hot bat, and he'll continue to serve primarily as a backup from here out.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Nick Hundley came through with an RBI single off Adam Warren in the 10th inning on Friday, leading the Orioles to a walk-off 3-2 victory.

The veteran backstop finished the night 2-for-4 with that critical RBI. With the two-hit effort, he's now hitting .264/.282/.384 with 13 RBI in 125 at-bats on the season. If he continues to swing the bat well, he could be in line for additional playing time behind the plate for the Orioles.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:27:00 PM

Nick Hundley had a two-out go-ahead RBI single to lead the Orioles to a 7-6 victory over the Brewers in 10 innings on Monday.

Hundley, who was acquired from the Padres over the weekend as insurance for Matt Wieters, went 1-for-5 with a strikeout in his O's debut. He's worth a pickup in AL-only leagues, though Steve Clevenger should still get plenty of at-bats.
Mon, May 26, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Orioles acquired C Nick Hundley and cash considerations from the Padres in exchange for LHP Troy Patton.

Hundley had been functioning as the third catcher in San Diego, hitting .271/.271/.373 with a homer and three RBI in his 59 at-bats. He'll work in tandem with Steve Clevenger to fill the O's void behind the plate while Matt Wieters is sidelined.
Sat, May 24, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have had active talks with teams involving a trade of Nick Hundley.

Hundley has been given just 21 plate appearances this season as the Padres juggle three catchers on their roster, though he is batting .333/.333/.619. San Diego seems satisfied with Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera as their catching tandem, making Hundley and his $4 million salary expendable. The 30-year-old has hit just .238/.297/.393 during his career, but he has some pop and could produce some decent offensive numbers away from Petco Park.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Starting in place of Yasmani Grandal, Hundley pulled a Tim Lincecum pitch down the left field line for his first home run and first RBI of the year. The backup catcher is hitting .316 in limited action thus far.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Nick Hundley is in Monday's starting lineup, making his second start of the season.

The Padres have utilized a three-catcher corps, so Hundley's playing time has been limited. In six at-bats this season, Hundley has three hits.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 03:43:00 PM

Nick Hundley homered and drove home a pair of runs on Friday, powering the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Angels in Cactus League action.

The veteran backstop finished the day 2-for-3. With Yasmani Grandal recovering quickly from ACL surgery, it looks like Hundley could be relegated to reserve duty by the start of the regular season. He's shown nice pop in the past though, and if he sees consistent at-bats could be an option in deeper two-catcher formats.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Kyle Kendrick
6David Hale
7Eddie Butler
8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Boone Logan
5Tommy Kahnle
6Christian Friedrich
7John Axford
8Brooks Brown
9Rafael Betancourt
10Buddy Boshers
11Jairo Diaz