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Brett Nicholas | Catcher | #6

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/18/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (0) / TEX
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Making his first start in six days, Brett Nicholas went 2-for-3 with two RBI against the Angels on Friday.
Nicholas should have been called up at least a month before his July 24 promotion, and he should be playing now quite a bit more than he is; he has a very solid bat, but the Rangers haven't treated him as anything other than a backup catcher. He's hitting .310 with two homers and 11 RBI in just 42 at-bats in 54 days with the club. Sep 16 - 1:34 AM

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Brett Nicholas went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Nicholas plated Will Middlebrooks with a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, accounting for the only hit that the Rangers would get off of Luis Severino and the only run that they would score in the contest. Nicholas has done a nice job in his limited action, slashing .289/.308/.553 with two homers and nine RBI in 39 plate appearances.
Sep 9 - 4:12 PM

Brett Nicholas went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, his first of the year, in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Nicholas, who has played sparingly since being recalled to back up Robinson Chirinos on July 24, connected for the three-run blast in the second inning. He doubled his hit total with the two-hit night, as he's now 4-for-18 in six games overall. Nicholas will remain a part-time player while Chirinos is healthy.
Aug 13 - 1:44 AM

Rangers recalled C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas will provide catching depth with Robinson Chirinos (ankle) banged up. He's hit a robust .311/.353/.469 with seven homers for Round Rock this season.
Jul 24 - 4:54 PM

Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas went 3-for-3 on Wednesday for Triple-A Round Rock.

He also knocked in four runs, if you're into that sort of things. Nicholas has been excellent since coming off the disabled list, and is now hitting .367 for the Express. There's no room at the Inn as far as catchers go, but he has the offensive ability to be a starting backstop. This could be a trade candidate if the Rangers want to get back in the AL West race.
May 4 - 2:41 PM

Rangers activated C Brett Nicholas from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas is recovered from knee surgery but isn't needed at the major league level with Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos around. There will have to be an injury for him to get a shot.
Apr 28 - 4:06 PM

Brett Nicholas (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Nicholas had surgery on his left meniscus last month. He'll remain in Round Rock after completing his rehab assignment.
Apr 23 - 12:53 PM

Rangers placed C Brett Nicholas on the 10-day disabled list with a torn left meniscus.

Nicholas had surgery last month. He'll be sidelined until at least May.
Apr 2 - 12:40 PM

Brett Nicholas will undergo surgery Friday for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Nicholas is going to need around a month of rest and rehab before he can resume baseball activities. It's a minor blow to the Rangers' organizational depth chart at catcher, but Nicholas was not in line for an Opening Day roster spot.
Mar 9 - 10:45 AM

Rangers recalled C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas fared well with the bat in his first go-round in the majors, batting .257/.333/.543 with two homers over 10 games. He'll operate as the third catcher in September.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Rangers optioned C Brett Nicholas to Triple-A Round Rock.

Nicholas was sporting an impressive .876 OPS with four doubles and two home runs in 10 games for the Rangers, but Texas will go with Bryan Holaday and the newly-acquired Bobby Wilson as its catcher tandem.
Wed, May 4, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Brett Nicholas hit his first major league homer in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Not only that, the longball came off of Dellin Betances. Nicholas has been sharing the catching duties with Bryan Holaday. He has more of a bat than Holaday but is unlikely to have any fantasy value.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of C Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll serve as the backup catcher to Bryan Holaday while Robinson Chirinos (forearm) is out. Nicholas batted .268/.314/.412 with 12 homers at Round Rock last season.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 02:11:00 PM

Rangers re-assigned C Brett Nicholas to minor league camp.

Nicholas certainly made a strong impression with his bat this spring, hitting .438 (7-for-16) with two homers and five RBI in his limited action in big league games. He's slated to begin the season at Triple-A Round Rock and could get a chance with the big league club should injury strike during the upcoming season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Rangers prospect Brett Nicholas was named the MVP of Saturday's Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League after swatting a pair of home runs in the West squad's 9-2 victory over the East.

The 25-year-old became the first player in the eight year history of the game to hit multiple home runs, a feat that was replicated later in the game by Mariners prospect Stefan Romero. Upon completion of the Arizona Fall League, Nicholas plans to head to the Dominican Winter League where he'll catch full-time in an attempt to increase his versatility.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
3A.J. Jimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Joey Gallo
2Will Middlebrooks
3Adrian Beltre
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4Miguel Gonzalez
5A.J. Griffin
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Paolo Espino
11Nick Martinez
12Nick Gardewine
13Yohander Mendez