Wed, 04 May 2016 12:05:34 -0700
Texas Rangers C Brett Nicholas was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock Wednesday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: Nicholas was 9-for-35 with a respectable .876 OPS, but Texas also has Bryan Holaday and Bobby Wilson to work behind the plate. Holaday and Wilson project to split starts at catcher, but neither boast much fantasy appeal. Holaday has a career .238/.276/.319 slash line, and Wilson owns a career .203/.266/.299 line. They're both desperation options in deep seasonal leagues.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:38:44 -0700
Texas Rangers C Bryan Holaday is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Monday, April 25. C Brett Nicholas will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Nicholas is hitting .222 in his limited plate appearances this season and is not a strong fantasy option.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:21:59 -0700
Texas Rangers C Bryan Holaday is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos Sunday, April 24. C Brett Nicholas will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Nicholas has at least one hit in three of his four games this season and is batting .286 on the season. Nicholas is a starting candidate in AL-only leagues but probably can be avoided in most mixed leagues.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:34:58 -0700
Texas Rangers Cs Bryan Holaday and Brett Nicholas will share time behind the plate, and the team is not likely to look outside the organization for a catcher following Robinson Chirinos' (forearm) injury.
Fantasy Tip: Holaday is the best add in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues, and he showed some promise with a .281 batting average and .453 slugging percentage through 65 plate appearances with Detroit last year. View Nicholas as a desperation add in those deep formats for now, but whoever hits and plays the best defense will likely see the bulk of starts.
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:39:09 -0700
Texas Rangers C Brett Nicholas was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock Sunday, April 10.
Fantasy Tip: Nicholas should serve as the No. 2 catcher for the Rangers and will see limited playing time. He likely will only have fantasy value in deeper AL-only leagues.
Fri, 23 May 2014 16:27:37 -0700
The Texas Rangers could consider C Chris Gimenez, C Robinson Chirinos and 2B Donnie Murphy as options for their backup first baseman job. Gimenez has played 22 career games at first base, Chirinos has played five games and Murphy has never played the position in a game. 1B Brett Nicholas and 2B Adam Rosales have been playing first base at Triple-A Round Rock.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:50:31 -0700
The Texas Rangers sent Ps Nick Tepesch, Cory Burns, Miles Mikolas and Daniel Bard, Cs Patrick Cantwell and Brett Nicholas, INFs Kensuke Tanaka and Andy Parrino and OFs Brad Snyder and Bryan Petersen to minor league camp Monday, March 17. Tepesch will continue to be stretched out as a starter at Triple-A Round Rock. RP Jose Contreras has been told he won't make the team, and he may consider retiring.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:17:03 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Brett Nicholas will get some work behind the plate with C Geovany Soto (ankle) sidelined for three weeks after ankle surgery. He was drafted as a catcher, but he has seen time at first base and catcher over the past four years. "The biggest thing is I don't have the greatest arm," Nicholas said Saturday, Feb. 22. "I need to develop a quick release and work on my accuracy. If I can get my throws down and on target, everything will be good."
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:57:45 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Brett Nicholas was the hitting star in the team's intrasquad game Wednesday, Feb. 20. He had a double and three-run home run.
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:12:10 -0700
The Texas Rangers signed sixth-round pick C Brett Nicholas to an undisclosed deal, MLB.com reports.