02/01/2015 - National Tryout - Houston, TX
Tyler showed his continued consistency on both sides of the ball in his most recent outing with Baseball Factory. Defensively, he sat athletically, received with a sure glove and stuck pitches on the outer half. He was soft to block and quick to recover. Cleaning up his exchange and continuing to add arm strength are key to lower pops. Offensively, he got the bat into a good angle to hit and got extended out in front. More consistent timing and a stronger grip are essential to frequent hard contact. In all - Tyler should have a sound senior season this spring.
12/20/2014 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1
Tyler is a hard worker who has an obvious love for the game. Defensively, he presents a low target with a soft mitt to receive. A clean exchange and quick footwork allow him to make accurate throws to 2B. He works hard and ability to deaden the ball blocking, keeping it in front. Working to block at appropriate angles would really complete his overall defensive package. At bat, has quick hands , tracks well and uses the whole field. He makes consistent contact and hits line-drives. Learning to stay back and use the lower half more consistently will to increase pop off of his barrel.
11/23/2014 - College PREP - Tomball (Houston), TX
Carpenter continues to show as a reliable backstop who will command the game. Defensively, he is athletic and active getting around pitches in the dirt and centering them off of his body. He has a clean transfer/exchange and gain ground toward 2B firing accurate throws on the bag. With the stick, Tyler has a quiet/simple approach. Swing path is quick as he extends through the zone. Tyler has worked hard and molded himself into a skilled prospect behind the plate who's tools will play at the next level.
06/21/2014 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
Tyler is a left handed hitting C/OF that showed mainly as a C at the Omaha National World Series. Defensively, he was relaxed and comfortable in his sit and received with a relaxed elbow. He worked around the ball well and gained ground to throw. His hands worked well to transfer and he flashed pops in the 2.1 - 2.2 range. Quickening his feet, strengthening his arm, and anticipating down to block will help improve defensive numbers. Offensively, he showed plus hit ability with an aggressive swing path and hand/hip coordination. He stayed through the ball at contact and drove it to the gaps. All in all - Tyler is a really good kid that likes to play the game, works hard and has a chance to be a difference maker at the next level.
05/11/2014 - College PREP - College Station, TX
Tyler really improved his pop times throwing his lowest time to date at 2.0. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blockings skills are playable but needs to continue to refine and develop tools. At the plate, he shows a balanced / athletic setup. Hands are quick and work to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more and create more extension with his hands.
12/27/2013 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Tyler showed well offensively during his time in Pirate City. He has a square set-up, swings in good rhythm, and his hands are quick. Tyler has good balance, an activated load, and flashes good barrel accuracy. In the OF, Tyler has a solid base, good fundamentals, and he reads the ball off the bat well. Tyler also showed well behind the dish, taking control of the game and managing pitchers. Overall - Tyler is a gamer that shows strong leadership qualities and wants to win.
11/17/2013 - College PREP - Houston, TX
Tyler is a tall, lean catcher that will graduate in 2015. Feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.34-2.59 with accuracy. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, Carpenter shows an open stance with balance. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed to and through the point of contact, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Tyler has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.