|Age: 24 (born August 7, 1987)|
|Position: Center Field|
|Bats: Left Throws: Right|
|Acquired: Amateur draft|
|Contract: Major League Minimum|
Kirk Nieuwenhuis is an outfielder for the Mets. He joined the team at the beginning of the 2012 season. Nieuwenhuis had played four seasons in the Mets’ minor league system.
In ’12, Nieuwenhuis came to the Mets during the season’s first week. He got a pair of singles for his first major league hits in a 4-2 Mets victory over the Braves at Citi Field on April 7. Kirk hit his first home run as a major leaguer in the Mets’ 4-3 win over the Nationals on April 9 at Citi Field. He also hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning for a 3-2 Mets triumph over the Marlins at Citi Field on April 26.
In 2013, Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for a 4-3 Mets win over the Cubs at Citi Field on June 16. He had two singles, a double, a triple and five RBIs in a 12-5 Mets victory over the Brewers at Milwaukee on July 5.
In 2014, Nieuwenhuis had two singles, a homer and three RBIs in the Mets' 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on April 15. He doubled and scored twice each in an 11-5 Mets victory over the Marlins at Miami on June 22. Kirk had a stolen base and three runs scored (one of which came on his own homer) in an 8-4 Mets triumph over the Rangers at Citi Field on July 6. He had a run-scoring double in an 8-3 Mets win over the Braves on July 8 at Citi Field. One night later, Nieuwenhuis hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly to put the Mets ahead to stay in a 4-1 victory over the Braves. He had two hits, a stolen base and a run scored in a 6-5 Mets win over the Phillies at Citi Field on August 31. Kirk hit a two-run homer in a 4-3 Mets triumph over the Marlins at Miami on September 3. He doubled and scored twice each in a 10-2 Mets win over the Braves in Atlanta on September 21.
Nieuwenhuis began the 2015 season with the Mets before appearing in ten games with the Angels in May and June. After returning to the Mets, he had a double and a run scored in the team's 3-0 win over the Giants at San Francisco on July 6. Kirk hit three home runs in a 5-3 Mets victory over the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on July 12. He had three singles, a double and four RBIs in a 15-2 Mets romp of the Dodgers on July 25 at Citi Field. Nieuwenhuis slugged a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to give the Mets an 8-7 win over the Nationals at Washington on September 8. He scored the winning run in the 10th inning in the Mets' 10-7 triumph over the Braves in Atlanta on September 13.