Farm Report April 14: Nevin Healthy, Stats Are, Too
Tyler Nevin was sidetracked early in his career. A severe hamstring pull limited him to one game in 2016. Last year, his season was interrupted by a right wrist/hand injury, but after he returned from that ailment he hit .336 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season at Low-A Ashville.
And Nevin has built off that in the opening days in 2018. He hit .364 in the first eight games at Lancaster after hitting .305 in 76 games with Asheville a year ago.
The son of former big-leaguer Phil Nevin, Tyler was a supplemental draft pick of the Rockies after the first round in 2015.
In Friday's action down on the farm:
AAA Albuquerque (5-4) lost 8-7 against Salt Lake City. Noel Cuevas drove in two runs with a triple in a five-run eighth that got the Isotopes close. Josh Fuentes had three hits, raising his average to .303. Sam Howard struck out eight in four innings, but also gave up four runs to suffered the loss.
AA Hartford (2-6) won 8-5 at New Hampshire. Dom Nunez drove in three runs and Garrett Hampson scored two runs and had three hits. Jesus Tinoco allowed three runs in five innings to earn the victory.
High A Lancaster (5-4) won 11-3 at Lake Elsinore. Nevin drove in two runs. Brandon Gold (2-0) allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings.
A Asheville (2-7) won 5-1 against Columbia. Garrett Schilling allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings for the victory. Chad Spanberger delivered a two-run home run in the fourth. Bret Boswell also homered.