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Position: 3B      Born: Jan 19, 1971      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

Signed as the number one overall choice in the 1992 draft out of Cal State Fullerton, Nevin fought with management over who should play at third base (Ken Caminiti was entrenched at third at the time) and did not make his big league debut until 1995. He hit .117 in 18 games and showed great displeasure when he was sent back to AAA.

The Astros wanted to push for a playoff spot in 1995 so they acquired reliever Mike Henneman from Detroit for a player to be named later. Nevin became that player, ending his Astros career after just 18 games and seven hits.

Nevin's hitting eventually blossomed but it took quite awhile. His career year was 2001 in San Diego where he set personal highs with a .306 average, 41 homers and 126 RBIs. He was on his fourth organization by then. Besides the Astros, Tigers and Padres, Nevin played for the Angels, Rangers, Cubs and Twins. For his career, he hit .270 with 208 homers and 743 RBIs.