43-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Phil Nevin in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Phil Nevin Contract Information:
Filed for free agency in Nov. 2006.
Nevin plans to stay retired, according to the Padres' official site.
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|2005 (Multiple Teams)||34||MAJ||SDG/TEX||102||414||380||46||90||29||16||1||12||55||3||0||27||97||0||5||2||.237||.287||.379||.666|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||CHN/MIN/TEX||129||450||397||54||96||35||13||0||22||70||0||0||48||106||1||2||2||.242||.325||.441||.766|
|Career (View All)||1217||4,702||4,188||584||1,132||423||209||6||208||745||18||5||449||1,019||3||32||30||.270||.345||.472||.818|
Phil Nevin Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|2005 (Multiple Teams)||34||MAJ||SDG/TEX||414||380||6.5%||23.4%||0.28||74%||.288||.142|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||CHN/MIN/TEX||450||397||10.7%||23.6%||0.45||73%||.275||.199|
Phil Nevin: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Phil Nevin.
At age 36, Nevin appears near the end of his career. He bounced between three teams last season, failing to hold down the DH job for Texas, or regular duty in left field for the Cubs. And he wasn't impressive as a DH for Minnesota. He did hit 22 home runs between the three clubs and still offers power at the plate. He also rebounded a bit after the All-Star break with a .815 OPS. But his age and recent track record suggest the risk is to the downside and he could kill your batting average if he gets regular at-bats. No longer an asset in the field, he'll try to win a job as a DH or pinch hitter this spring.
As John Cleese would say, "Albatross!" It was good news, bad news when Texas dealt Chan Ho Park for Nevin. Texas fans quickly pointed out that at least Park only stunk every fifth day. He was buried on the Texas bench quickly and never really resurfaced. Buck Showalter seems committed to playing Nevin every day in 2006, which could result in some nice numbers in Ameriquest Field with a rebound. Think late-round reserve pick.
Last year was a typical Nevin season; he lost his temper and cursed profusely in front of a young fan which prompted a public apology, he ended up in a shouting match with general manager Kevin Towers over heated public comments about Petco Park's dimensions and the offseason again has him linked to more than a few trade rumors. The temper, production and rumor mill are all old hat for the 34-year-old. Looking to put together a more defensive outfield, the Padres could be forced to deal the heart and soul of the team. Ryan Klesko is not suited to the ballpark but Nevin is the piece the team is able to move, which would allow a shift to first base for Rhino. But no matter where Nevin winds up, he should be good for 30 home runs and 100 RBI, provided the body holds up for 145 games.
Nevin's early return from what was supposed to be season-ending surgery at the beginning of the year helped stabilize the lineup, and served as evidence that he's the team's most valuable player. Thoughts of moving him to the outfield are now gone. He'll begin the season as the first baseman and cleanup hitter. Now sandwiched between two powerful left-handed hitters. he should produce a 30 home run, 100 RBI, season without much effort. An intense player, the only thing that could prevent him from attaining these marks is another injury.
Nevin increased his output in almost every offensive category in the three seasons leading up to 2002. He came out of spring training white-hot before an elbow injury and a broken shoulder cost him two months of the season and zapped his power. Nevin should be healthy by the start of spring training this season and determined to make 2002 a distant memory.