Nevin father-son duo were first-round picks

Tyler Nevin is in his fifth pro season in the Colorado Rockies organization, playing for Double-A Hartford this season.  He was a first-round pick (38th overall) of the Rockies in 2015 MLB Draft.

Tyler’s father, Phil, was the first overall pick of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.  He went on play 12 seasons in the majors, including an all-star selection in 2001 with the San Diego Padres.  He has managed at the Triple-A level in both the Detroit and Arizona organizations and currently is a coach for the New York Yankees.

The Nevins are the ninth father-son pair to both be selected in the first round of the draft.

To read more about the Nevins, click here to retrieve an article from the Hartford Courant.

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Nevin Father-Son Combo Were Both First-Rounders in MLB Draft

Tyler Nevin was picked in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies.  He followed in his father’s (Phil) footsteps, who was a first-round (first overall ) pick in 1992 by the Houston Astros.

Phil was drafted out of Cal State Fullerton and went on to a 12-year career that included seven big league clubs.  He hit 208 home runs and batted .270 during his career.

Tyler was drafted out of high school and is currently playing in the Rockies organization in the rookie Pioneer League.

Read more about Tyler and Phil Nevin at the link below from the Reno Gazette-Journal:

http://journaltimes.com/sports/baseball/peter-jackel-kuiper-brothers-return-for-their-hero/article_28b674cb-3b2f-5c87-86ee-b7f610089767.html