01/12/2018 - 2018 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Tyler had another good showing at the UAAAPS Tournament in Mesa, AZ. Physical and athletic, he swung the bat with authority taking a loud batting practice that resulted in hard hit balls to all fields. His hands are quick and strong generating plus bat speed in his aggressive right-handed swing that has good plane. Tyler swings with intent and the ball jumps off his bat. Defensively, takes good routes and shows sure, dependable hands at 3B. His throws have online carry across the diamond and he reacts well to balls off the bat. Verbally committed to VCU, Tyler has the makings of an impact bat that will hit in the middle of the order at the next level.
06/14/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National Florida
Tyler continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a tremendous future on the diamond. At the plate, hitting / power potential are now at a pro level. He has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. Hands are quick (exit velocity = 94 mph) and work through a level / aggressive swing path. The baseball explodes off the bat when centered. At 3B, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws (85 mph velocity) zipping across the diamond. Tyler has the tools that will play at a very high level and make an immediate impact. He will be a solid draft guy in 2019.
01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Tyler had an impressive showing at the UAAAPS Tournament. His proportioned 6'2"/210 pound frame has lots of present strength while maintaining flexibility and showing excellent athleticism. His calling card continues to be his bat, where his right-handed stroke is short and quick and results in loud contact. His pull power is legitimate and should continue to flourish with maturity. As a defender, Tyler showed dependable hands, sound feet and the ability to read/react well to balls off the bat. His arm slot gets low at times resulting in some tail to his throws across the diamond, though he does possess raw arm strength. Overall, he is a high-level 2019 prospect with a very big upside.
07/20/2016 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 16U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Tyler continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a tremendous future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a solid runner at 7.39. Tyler's defensive abilities are now excellent, displaying smooth, fluid actions. He moves well laterally, displaying range and works through a low to high approach, playing through the ball well. Hands are soft and clean as he makes the plays. Arm strength has improved (87 mph velo) with throws displaying life, accuracy and on line carry across the diamond. At the plate, Tyler's hitting abilities are now outstanding with tremendous power potential. Hands are quick (96 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path as he makes consistent contact, staying inside the ball well, utilizing all fields. He shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball exploding off the bat. At the event, he was 6 for 9. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 2 years to further develop, Tyler has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
04/10/2016 - College PREP - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Tyler is an athletic 2-way prospect (3B/C) who is fun to watch. As a hitter - this righty shows a square setup with rhythm to load. He takes an aggressive hack with plus bat speed, connecting with pop and driving the ball to all parts of the field. At 3B, Tyler has active prep and moves well around the GB from right to left. He presents his glove, fields the ball out in front and works through it in-line toward 1B. Behind the plate, he sits in with athletic actions and presents a soft/low target. He takes good angles around pitches in the dirt and works to center the ball off of his chest. Throws to 2B are on the bag coming from a quick/clean exchange - pop times of 2.19. A 2019 grad - Tyler is a very talented player who is definitely one to keep an eye on over the next few years.