Nehrir (pronounced NARE-ee-er) returns to Cleburne after playing a vital role in Milwaukee’s 2020 American Association Championship. The 28-year-old notched two hits in each of the first three games of the Finals, finishing the series 7-for-18 (.389) with three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and six RBI. Nehrir was named Finals MVP as the Milkmen downed the Sioux Falls Canaries, four games to one.
The Milkmen added Nehrir as the first pick of the second round (7th overall) in the 2020 American Association dispersal draft.
As a member of the Railroaders in 2019, Nehrir compiled a stellar 2019 season that included a selection as a Midseason All-Star. Playing in 97 games as the Railroaders primary centerfielder, Nehrir slashed .285/.364/.490 for a career-best .853 OPS.
Nehrir put together a brilliant 2018 season with the Wichita Wingnuts in his first American Association campaign. The 6’2, 205-pounder notched career highs in every meaningful statistical category, posting a .312 batting average with 20 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, and 61 RBI.
Prior to his independent league debut in 2018, Nehrir spent parts of three seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, most recently with Class-A Kane County. The right-handed hitting outfielder was a 2015 16th round pick by the Diamondbacks out of Houston Baptist University, where he hit .333 as a senior to earn All-Conference honors. Arizona assigned Nehrir to short-season Hillsboro for his professional debut, where he impressed immediately with a .297 average and 15 doubles over the course of 40 games. He was tabbed a Northwest League Mid-Season All-Star for his performance.