Saturday Farm Report: Tyler Nevin Healthy -- Physically and Stastistically

Tyler Nevin is healthy and the Rockies are starting to see the impact player they envisioned when they made him the 38th selection in the 2015 first-year player draft. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound corner infielder has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games at High-A Lancaster, compiling a .395 average..

With 208 at-bats in 55 games despite two stints on the disabled list this year because of a hamstring injury, Nevin could reach a career-high in games played. After appearing in 53 games at rookie-level Grand Junction following the draft in 2015, Nevin was limited to one game at Short-Season A Boise in 2016 because of a torn hamstring suffered in spring training that was aggravated when he doubled in his only at-bat after being activated that season.

A broken left hand suffered in a simulated game the day before the opener at Low-A Asheville a year ago, which initially was diagnosed as a bruise, limited him to 82 games -- six at Boise and 76 at Asheville, where he hit .305.

And this year, came the nagging hamstring problem that led to Nevin being placed on the disabled list twice. 

Since being activated from a 25-day stretch on the disabled list on June 24, Nevin has hit .358 in 18 games, including going 2-for-4 with an RBI in Lancaster's 6-2 victory against Lake Elsinore on Friday.

The Nevin Numbers

Year Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA
2015 Grand Junction PION Rk 53 223 189 29 50 15 1 2 18 29 42 0.265
2016 Boise NORW A- 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- 82 365 328 49 98 21 3 8 52 27 65 0.299
Asheville SALL A 76 335 298 45 91 18 3 7 47 27 56 0.305
Boise NORW A- 6 30 30 4 7 3 0 1 5 0 9 0.233
2018 Lancaster CALL A+ 55 225 208 27 63 13 1 5 27 14 40 0.303
Career 191 814 726 106 212 50 5 15 97 84 187 0.291

In Friday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (44-47) lost 12-0 at Las Vegas, extending its losing streak to five games. David Holman (3-3, 5.94), starting in place of Jeff Hoffman, who was called up to pitch for the Rockies, allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits and a walk, striking out four, in five innings. Shawn O'Malley (.299) was 3-for-3 with a walk.

AA Hartford (43-46) lost 7-6 against Harrisburg, which rallied for five runs in the eighth inning. Closer Matt Pierpont (1-1, 2.08) suffered his second blown save in 26 opportunities, giving up two runs and retiring only two batters. Evan Grills (4.41) started and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out three, in five innings. Yonathan Daza (.317) came off the disabled list to make his first appearance since June 5 and had three hits and an RBI.

High A Lancaster (13-10 2nd half; 46-47) won 6-2 against Lake Elsinore. Antonio Santos (1-1, 5.50) allowed two runs on six hits, striking out six, in seven innings. Max George (.226) hit his 12th home run of the season, seven in 13 games. 

Low A Asheville (11-9 2nd half; 38-51) lost 7-0 at Lakewood. Nick Kennedy (2-9, 6.76) allowed seven runs on 11 hits and a walk, striking out two, in six innings. Ryan Vilade (.246) had two of the Tourists five hits in four at-bats.

Short-Season A Boise (16-12) won 6-0 against Vancouver. Four Boise pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout. Colton Pate (1-0, 6.14) worked two innings, allowing one hit and one walk, and was credited with the victory. Miguel Ausua (6.35) started and walked two, striking out four, in four no-hit innings. Danny Edgeworth (.296) singled home two runs, raising his season total to 20 RBI. 

Rookie Grand Junction (13-15) lost 6-5 at Billings. Wander Cabrera (1-2, 7.67) worked the first two innings, and gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks. Catcher Javier Guevara (.353) had a three-run double in the Rockies four-run sixth. 

Dominican Summer League South (14-22) lost 14-7 against the Phillies Red. Kevin Garcia (0-3, 4.05) allowed seven runs on six hits and three walks, striking out one, and retiring only three batters. Fadriel Cruz (.274) was 4-for-4 with two RBI and his seventh home run.

Dominican Summer League Northeast (20-15) won 4-1 at Royals 2. Kleiver Osorio (3-2, 2.20) was credited with the win and Raymells Rosa (.233) worked the ninth for his eighth save. Carlos Gonzalez (3.36) started and allowed one unearned run on four hits and a walk, striking out one in four innings. Walking Cabrera (.229) home one run and then scored on a double from Francisco Ortiz (.181) in a two-run first.

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