Nick Evans was drafted by the Mets in the 5th round of 2004 amateur draft and spent the next 4 years in their minor league system before making his Major League debut on May 25, 2008. As the Mets starting leftfielder he broke in with a bang going 3-4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs in the 9-7 win over the Colorado Rockies. He not only tied the franchise record for doubles in a game, but also became just the second player in Major League history to record 3 double in their debut. Unfortunately for Evans that would be the highlight of his 4 seasons with the Mets, 4 seasons in which he shuffled back and forth between the Mets and the minor leagues.
He hit his first Major League home run on August 31, 2008 in the Mets 6-2 victory over the Florida Marlins. Overall Evans would play 159 games for the Mets from 2008-2011, with his most productive season coming in 2011. During that season, he hit 4 home runs and drove in 25 runs.
Evans was granted free agency following the 2011 season and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished his Mets career with a .256 batting average and 8 home runs and 46 RBIs.
While with the Mets Evans wore number 6.
Nick Evans also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014.