01/13/2012 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Tyler is an athletic 2B that will graduate in 2013. Feet are active as he works to get around groundballs and shows clean hands in making the routine plays. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double plays as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. For defensive grades to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls more aggressively, while presenting hands more out front. Throws are accurate but will benefit by getting on a long toss program to build more carry. At the plate, Thigpen shows a balanced approach and tracks balls well. He loads well with hands working through a level swing path. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Tyler has abilities with a lot of room to improve.