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Tyler Nevin

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Tyler Nevin
Name: Tyler Joseph Nevin
Born: May 29, 1997 in Poway, CA
High School: Poway (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (38th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2015 (signed for $2,000,000)
Plenty of scouts who saw Phil Nevin when he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1992 draft have now seen his soon Tyler come through the process. The younger Nevin won't go first overall, and he's a split-camp kind of guy who some scouts have seen look ready to go out while others believe needs to go to college. Despite his big league pedigree, Nevin lacks refinement to his game, but he does have a good body and raw ability. He was a pitcher/third baseman as a sophomore and had Tommy John surgery in October 2013, costing him his junior season. He returned with a vengeance as a senior, showing enough arm strength and solid actions to stay at third base. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Nevin ranks as the top prep hitter in a pitcher-heavy year in the Southern California/San Diego area, and scouts who believe in him like the swing and project on the power. He has some leverage and feel for hitting, with just four strikeouts this spring, but hasn't grown into his man strength yet. Nevin is a grinder with projection and bloodlines, a combination that could get him off the board by the third round.
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