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Getting To Know the Manager and Coaches – Phil Nevin (Third Base Coach)

by Paul Semendinger

March 22, 2021


What follows are some interesting, fun, and random facts, etc. regarding the Yankees’ third base coach Phil Nevin:

Of the Yankees’ coaches, Phil Nevin had the longest playing career.

Nevin was the very first player selected in the 1992 MLB Draft. He was picked ahead of future stars Derek Jeter (6th), Johnny Damon (35th), Tod Helton (55th), and Jason Giambi (58th), among others.

He is the first #1 pick to ever coach for the Yankees.

Nevin played 12 seasons in the big leagues. He played for the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Houston Astros.

Phil Nevin was a versatile player. He played catcher, first base, third base, left field, and right field.

Phil Nevin’s best season was 2001 when he hit .306/41/126.

In his career, Phil Nevin played in 1,217 games. He accumulated 1,131 hits and batted .270/208/743. He was an All-Star once. His lifetime WAR was 15.9.

The 2021 season will be Nevin’s fourth with the Yankees.

In 2017, Phil Nevin coached for the San Francisco Giants.

Prior to coaching in the Major Leagues, Phil Nevin managed for seven years in the minor leagues compiling a lifetime record of 481-525 (.478)


The following is the entire series (to date) and a bonus article examining the Yankees’ coaching philosophy.

Getting To Know the Manager and Coaches – Aaron Boone

Getting To Know the Manager and Coaches – Matt Blake (Pitching Coach)

Getting To Know the Manager and Coaches – Marcus Thames (Hitting Coach)

Getting To Know the Manager and Coaches – Reggie Willits (First Base Coach)

This article examines the Yankees’ coaching philosophy the last few years:

Has Any Recent MLB Team Won Using the Yankees Coaching Philosophy?


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