Tyler Nevin
22-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Colorado Rockies AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Nevin had a great year at High-A, but if his season ended in September, the buzz surrounding him would be moderate at best. Instead, he went to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time (he missed five weeks early in the year with a groin injury) and won the league's batting title. Nevin did not hit a home run in the AFL, but slashed .426/.535/.593 with 15 walks and five strikeouts in 17 games. He benefited from the home park at Lancaster during the regular season (11 of his 13 HR came at home), but still hit .340/.397/.454 on the road. The righty-hitting Nevin uses the whole field with ease and has a 17.7 K% against full-season pitchers. He missed almost all of 2016 with a hamstring injury and has struggled to get to his plus raw power since missing a couple months of 2017 with a wrist injury. Now a full-time R/R first baseman, he will need to demonstrate plus power in games, if he does, he could be a fantasy monster in Coors Field. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Rockies in June 2015 that includes a $1.6 million signing bonus.
Homers in Double-A
1BColorado Rockies  AA
June 14, 2019
Nevin went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk for Double-A Hartford on Thursday.
It's been tough sledding for Nevin in Double-A so far, as he's sporting a .222/.337/.316 slash line through 212 at-bats after lighting up High-A Lancaster with an .889 OPS in 378 at-bats last season. He's a talented hitter, as demonstrated by his .289/.364/.434 career slash line in the minors, so hopefully Thursday's long ball is a sign the 22-year-old is starting to adjust to the Eastern League competition.
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Nevin was selected by the Rockies with the 38th overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Poway high school after being named to the California large schools All-State team his senior year. He began his career with the Grand Junction Rockies in the Pioneer League where he posted a .265/.368/.386 line with two home runs and 18 RBI. Nevin's solid walk rate of 13 percent was the driver of his impressive OBP, and his 19-percent strikeout rate was slightly above average. Scouts see his bat as his biggest asset, but it comes with below-average speed and defense. The Rockies will develop him at third base, but he could see a position change to either first base or a corner outfield spot. The No. 14 prospect in the Rockies' organization, Nevin is a few years away from the majors.
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Sent to minor-league camp
1BColorado Rockies  AA
March 11, 2019
Nevin was reassigned to minor-league camp on Monday.
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Invited to big-league camp
1BColorado Rockies  AA
February 6, 2019
Nevin was invited to join the Rockies' major-league camp Wednesday.
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1BColorado Rockies  AA
June 8, 2015
The Rockies have selected Nevin with the 38th overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft.
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