07/18/2014 - 2014 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One West
Tyler is a skilled backstop who gets better every time we see him. Behind the dish, athletic actions allow him to quickly get around pitches in the dirt, centering them off of his chest. He gains ground with a quick exchange and gets the ball to 2B in as low as 1.94. With the bat, Tyler shows smooth rhythm to load. He connects and drives the ball on a line to all parts of the field. A skilled athlete - Durham has what it takes to succeed.
12/27/2013 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic
Tyler is a solid catcher with a bright future in the game. Behind the dish he receives with soft hands, has quick feet, and is agile when blocking. His release is quick and he stays in line with his throws showing good carry. At the plate he has a good load, excellent balance, and uses his lower half well. His bat speed is quick and the ball jumps off his bat. He has a line drive approach and is well advanced in pitch recognition. With his leadership skills and athleticism, Tyler should be a player to watch at the next level.
04/28/2013 - College PREP - Mesa (Phoenix), AZ
Tyler is a 6'/160 lbs sophomore, C/SS that shows promising upside. Offensively, he generates decent bat speed with sound/athletic mechanics and smooth rhythm. He utilizes the entire field and is consistent with contact. Behind the plate, he has quiet actions, sits easily, and is quick to replace with loose arm action. He has natural instincts and presents a low target. He flashes pop times in the low 2's (2.02 - 2.18) and will continue quickening the clock with long toss. At short, Tyler is athletic and agile, covering ground laterally. He presents his glove well and has quick instincts. We believe, Tyler projects best as a backstop with an ability to hit and hit for some power.