- Full name Christopher Trotman Nixon
- Born 04/11/1974 in Durham, NC
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School New Hanover
- Debut 09/21/1996
Drafted in the 1st round (7th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 1993 (signed for $890,000).
View Draft ReportNixon is described as the best pure hitter in the draft, a potential .290-.300 hitter with 25-30 home run power. He’s a well-rounded talent who also is his team’s best pitcher, and scouts just need to determine which outfield position he fits in. When not pitching, Nixon normally plays right field. He slugged seven home runs in his first 18 at-bats.
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Background: The seventh overall pick in the 1993 draft, Nixon has endured more than his share of problems, struggling with his bat and injuries. He resuscitated his career in 1998. Strengths: Nixon is a complete player, especially with the bat, and has the speed to steal bases and run down balls in the outfield. He is aggressive and comes to play every day. His swing and bat speed have come back, and he is more comfortable at the plate. Weaknesses: Sometimes Nixon is too aggressive and hard on himself. He needs to stay back on pitches more and drive the ball the other way, especially playing in Boston. It's not clear if he has ideal power for a corner outfielder. The Future: When Nixon heard his name in trade talks before last season, he called Dan Duquette to say he wanted to play in Boston. He got his wish, including a start in the Division Series. He'll try for a full-time job in the spring.