Nash Rejoins Revs
The York Revolution have re-signed power hitting first baseman Telvin Nash, who will be active for tonight’s series opener against the Bluefish (6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park). Nash returns to the Revs where over parts of two seasons, he has batted .272 with a .389 OBP and 28 home runs in only 118 games, becoming the second-fastest in franchise history to reach his home run total behind only former Revs all-time home run leader Chris Nowak.
In less than a combined full season in York, Nash sits only six home runs shy of cracking the franchise’s all-time top 10 list, and already ranks sixth in franchise history with 20 home runs at PeoplesBank Park.
Last season, Nash led the Atlantic League with 15 home runs, a Revs’ first half record, before having his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox on June 22, 2016. Nash belted his final two home runs with York in the same game, a win over the Long Island Ducks on June 21 as the Revs closed in on their eventual first half division title. After smashing eight home runs in his final 16 games of the 2015 season, Nash had combined to blast 23 HR in his last 70 games with York, including 18 HR in his last 42 games at PeoplesBank Park. Last season, he hit a whopping .342 with 11 HR in just 31 games in his home digs. Nash would go on to slug 11 more home runs in just 46 games for Winston-Salem after signing with the White Sox, where he would return to open the 2017 season.
Nash was originally a third-round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 2009 and spent his first seven seasons in the Astros farm system, reaching the Double-A level with Corpus Christi. The Griffin, GA native owns 147 career home runs in nine pro seasons including a career-high 29 with Lancaster of the California League in 2012. Nash also owns a career .350 on-base percentage.