Daniel Nava, Outfield, Philadelphia Phillies
Date of Birth: 2/22/1983
Birthplace: Redwood City, California
College: Santa Clara University
Daniel Nava, outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, started his professional baseball career in the minor leagues in 2007. The Boston Red Sox drafted him that season and he continued to play in the minor leagues through part of the 2012 season.
In 2010, Nava joined the Red Sox for 60 games but the next year, he found himself back in the minor leagues. He rejoined the Red Sox in 2012 for 88 games.
Nava had a strong 2013 season with the Red Sox, finishing the year with a .303 batting average. He had 139 hits, 29 doubles, and 66 RBIs in 134 games. He played 63 games in left field, 69 games in right field, 1 game in center field, and 19 games at first base. He finished the 2014 season with 98 hits, 21 doubles, and a .270 batting average in 113 games.
The Red Sox designated Nava for assignment on July 30, 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays claimed him off waivers on August 5th. He finished the 2015 season with 27 hits and a .194 batting average in 29 games with the Red Sox and 31 games with the Rays. Defensively, he played 13 games at first base, 12 games in left field, and 34 games in right field.
Nava signed a one-year, $1.375 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on December 16, 2015. He was traded to the Kansas City Royals on August 29, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a .223 batting average in 45 games with the Angels and 9 games with the Royals.
Nava signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on December 12, 2016.
Career batting statistics for Nava through 2016 include:
- 509 games played
- 397 hits
- 95 doubles
- 185 RBIs
- 349 strikeouts to 170 walks
- .262 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Nava as an outfielder through 2016 include:
- 280 games played in left field, 1 game played in center field, 178 games played in right field
- 657 putouts
- 8 errors
Nava and his wife Rachel were married in 2012. They have one daughter.