ASHEVILLE-- The officials at Minor League Baseball have selected Asheville Tourists infielder Tyler Nevin as the South Atlantic League Player of the Month for the month of August. Nevin is the first Tourist player to win a League Player of the Month award since first-baseman Brian Mundell won with Asheville in May of 2016.
During the month of August, Tyler led the South Atlantic League in hits (44), total bases (63) and on-base percentage (.430), while finishing second in average (.379), runs (23), doubles (10) and extra-base hits (14). He was third in RBI (23) and OPS (.973), recorded 12 multi-hit games and had a nine-game hitting streak Aug. 22-30.
Nevin, 20, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the Competitive Balance Round A of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Poway High School in California.
During the week of August 21-27, Nevin was named by the South Atlantic League as the Player of the Week. The Asheville Tourists corner infielder finished the year with a .305 batting average, seven Home Runs, and 47 RBI. Nevin recorded a total of 91 hits in 76 games played.
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