Found November 30, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
PLAYERS: Phil Nevin
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Phil Nevin was a professional baseball player from 1995 through 2006. He played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. Nevin is from Fullerton, California and attended El Dorado High School, which also produced former ball players Bret Boone and Brett Tomko. The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Nevin in the third round of the 1989 MLB draft, but he declined and instead enrolled at Cal State Fullerton University. As a Titan he starred in both football and baseball. He was named an All-American placekicker in his freshman year and was named the College Player of the Year in baseball his junior year by several publishings. Nevin’s .391 average, 20 home runs and 71 RBIs also earned him the Big West Conference’s Triple Crown award. The Houston Astros selected Nevin ninth overall in the 1992 MLB draft. Scout Hal Newhouser urged the team to select Derek Jeter but was ignored. Nevin struggled mightily to begin h...
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