01/13/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Tyler worked out both behind the plate and on the mound during his time at the Pre-Season. He showed quick feet, soft hands, and smooth abilities blocking the baseball. Tyler looks the ball into his glove, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a quick / short arm with decent accuracy to his target. On the mound, Tyler has a long / loose arm action, he works to his balance point well, and he keeps his shoulders level. He works in good rhythm, he lands in a square position, and his FB shows nice A/S run. At the plate, Tyler has good bat speed, a direct barrel to the ball, and he stays inside it well. He make solid contact, he can work the ball gap to gap, and he hits hard to the opposite field.
08/10/2011 - Pirate City World Series 2011 - Session 2
Tyler is a lanky two-way player as a C/RHP that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 6.93 60 time. Feet are active as he works in line, gaining ground through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.10-2.29 with an average of 2.14 as throws display carry and accuracy into a target. Receiving and blocking show potential as being quality tools as he continues to develop. He displays quick and fluid actions. Offensively, Jones continues to shine through a solid, athletic setup and approach. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a short to long path, creating extension through the ball. He shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered as power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently through the swing. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-81 mph flashing tail at times. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with loose spin as he needs to work on staying on top of pitch and developing a consistent release. He works fast and throws strikes with all of his pitches, working both sides of the plate. With 3 years to further develop, Tyler has the makings to be a special type player at the next level as he continues to improve, possibly as a two-way guy.