10/07/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Austin, TX
This strong, athletic 1B/RHP continues to show as a prospect with a tremendous future on the diamond. At the plate, he shows a tall, athletic setup. Hands are quick and he has strength in his swing (88 exit velocity) with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. Lower half works well through the swing and he delivers the barrel with late explosion. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and he is a quality receiver. He moves well laterally and shows a solid backhand. Glove action is soft / sure as he presents well out front. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 81 mph. Fastball shows heavy action with arm side run and sink. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with gradual break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
06/06/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National Texas
Tyler continues to show the abilities to make an immediate impact at the next level. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.13 runner. At the plate is where he continues to show best with superior power potential. He has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He shows a level swing path. The baseball jumps off the bat (96 exit velocity) when centered with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Hands are soft / sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws zipping across the diamond.
05/07/2017 - National Tryout Plus - College Station, TX
Tyler has the makings of a special type player and is a prospect on the diamond. He continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate is where he improved the most, displaying outstanding hitting abilities with pro level power potential. Hands are quick (94 exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows an outstanding feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he displays athletic actions. Feet are aggressive and displays proper footwork around the bag. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 80 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
10/30/2016 - College PREP - Corpus Christi, TX
Tyler continues to show improvements in all facets of his game with increased arm strength, fielding at first base and in his pitch repertoire. He shows off impressive raw power at the plate, using his large frame and quick hands to generate good bat speed. He is a bulldog on the mound, attacking hitters with his stuff and not backing down from a challenge. He features three pitches including a fastball that tops out at 76mph but has projection left, a slider that flashes late break and a sinking changeup with good feel. He is a vacuum at first, fielding everything hit his way with quick feet and soft hands. He sets his feet quickly to throw and has an accurate arm to his target. Working on his fluidity in the field will clean up his actions and make him a very strong defensive player. At the plate, he shows big power potential with strong hands and a lightening quick bat. He makes consistent, hard contact with a direct path to the ball and shows power to all fields. Tyler is an exciting prospect we look forward to watching continue to develop.
12/27/2015 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2
Tyler is a coachable player who hustles all over the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best as he can truly swing it. Hands are quick and aggressive as he attacks balls through a direct / level swing path with speed. He has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered spraying the gaps. At the event, he was 4 for 9 with 4 singles. At 1B, he is aggressive and comes to get the GB. He is a solid target, displaying proper footwork around the bag. On the mound, he works through a strong balance point and uses his lower half well. Fastball shows in the mid 70 range with life. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with sinking action. Control is a plus as he attacks hitters, throwing strikes with all his pitches through a repeatable delivery. With 5 years to further develop, Tyler has the makings of a special type player, possibly as a two-way guy.