02/13/2011 - National Tryout - Middleton, WI
Tyler continues to improve his game in all areas. Defensively, he again shows an accurate arm with good hands and a clean exchange. His range continues to develop with his display of good angles to the ball. Offensively he improved on his power numbers a bit with good balance and an on plane swing path. Still needs work on relaxing his movements pre pitch because this at time causes him to get his front foot down late. On the mound, he shows a clean delivery with good arm action and command of all his pitches. His arm strength improved some but he needs to continue on his long toss program to gain more velocity.
10/20/2010 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic - 2010
Tyler is a long, lean two-position guy. At the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, he displayed that loose arm we saw in him in his workout. Has a compact delivery on the mound and the ball gets out of his hand with some life. He is around the plate, but command of pitches needs to improve. Tends to drift to the plate and will be more effective when he learns to stay back and stay closed with his front hip. Good 2-seam action on is fastball and tight rotation on the curveball. Changeup feel is solid and he gets some fade out of it. In the infield, he has an accurate arm and shows decent range. Actions need to quicken at SS. Base is athletic in the batter's box. Aggressive with some pull-side power. He has good energy in general but needs to refine approach and mechanics to become a more consistent player.
09/19/2010 - College PREP - Milwaukee, WI
Tyler is a young, tall, thin, 2-way player that Pitches and plays SS. On the mound, Tyler has loose actions, he keeps his eyes to his target, and he repeats his delivery well. He has good glove side lead, life on his pitches, and he is able to keep his arm speed the same. Added arm strength will only help Tyler further improve on the hill. At SS, Tyler has some range, he fields from the right, and he makes plays. He has a decent exchange, good hands, and he throws accurately with a loose arm. Defensive grades can get better if Tyler can field the ball further out in front of his body and follow his throws to his target. At the plate, Tyler has average balance and good bat speed and barrel accuracy. He has decent hands, a line drive approach, and he can hit to all fields. Tyler makes consistent contact, and if he can shorten his swing and not collapse his back side, hitting can get better.