York's Telvin Nash enjoyed one of the best individual offensive seasons in Atlantic League history in 2019.
So it comes as absolutely no surprise that the Revolution standout was selected the Atlantic League Player of the Year on Thursday.
He is the third player in Revs history, dating back to 2007, to win the league’s top-player honor, joining Scott Grimes (2010) and Alonzo Harris (2017). Nash was also co-MVP of the postseason during the Revolution’s championship run in 2017.
In 2019, Nash crushed a franchise-record 41 home runs, while also reaching 100 RBIs. The homer total tied the league’s second-highest total ever and was the most by any Atlantic League hitter since 2005. The 100-RBI season was the third in Revs history and the league’s highest total since 2012.
Nash set league records with 105 walks, 77 extra-base hits and 303 total bases, and he led the league in runs (107), on-base percentage (.423), slugging percentage (.623) and on-base-plus-slugging percentage (1.046), in addition to his league-best homer and RBI marks.
Nash batted .294 for the season (sixth in league), including a .326 mark over his final 65 games played. His 143 hits tied for the league’s fourth-highest total and his 35 doubles were tied for third.
“Telvin had an absolutely amazing year, and we couldn’t be happier to see the league cap it off like this,” Revs manager Mark Mason said in a news release. “When a guy works that hard and contributes that much to a team, you want to see him recognized for it, and this is truly a well-deserved honor for him.”
Nash is the Revs' all-time homer leader with 94, including a stadium-record 56 blasts at PeoplesBank Park.
Nash helped York win the second-half Freedom Division title and qualify for the league playoffs. The Revs lost in the first round of the postseason.
Some information for this story was supplied by the York Revolution.