Colorado Rockies: Five players to watch as Spring Training opens
3. Tyler Nevin – 1B/3B
Tyler Nevin has shown exponential growth since the Rockies selected him as a supplemental first-rounder in the 2015 MLB Amateur player draft, at No.38 overall. Currently, Nevin ranks as the No.11 overall prospect in the club’s pipeline.
Nevin has worked his way through the ranks over the past few seasons. Last year, Nevin saw a promotion the High-A Lancaster, playing in 100 games and recording 417 plate appearances. In that time, Nevin slashed a respectable .328/.386/.503 with 13 home runs and 62 RBI.
Now, as one of the non-roster invitees to spring training this year, Nevin will look to show off his ability and hopefully turn some heads. The team is set at third base, probably for the future, meaning Nevin will undoubtedly see his opportunity down the road, at first base. Seeing as this is a relatively weak position for the Rockies, the job could be his for the taking. For right now, however, it is time to enjoy Nevin and see what he can do against major league competition.