08/05/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2
Young showed on the mound and in the OF for the first time at the event. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls as he reads balls well off the bat. He moves well laterally and utilizes his quick / athletic feet well, displaying range. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to work to get behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he learns to keep his hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 81 mph. fastball showed a range of 74-81 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a hard worker and is very coachable.
06/15/2013 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1
Tyler continues to impress with his ability to pitch to contact while changing speeds and pounding the strike zone. He maintained a good tempo, kept his defenders involved and showed good direction through a complete finish. He holds runners well, gets to a good, tall balance point and should continue to work on using his lower half more aggressively to drive off of his back side. Continued work in a long toss program with weight training will make him all around more effective on the mound. At the plate, Tyler has a simple set up with good balance in his load and launch phase. He gets his lower half through, has a level path through the zone and will benefit from keeping his head still during tracking to see the ball deeper into the zone to better utilize the entire field. He made consistent contact, pressured the defense and showed some good strike zone discipline to draw ball 4. Overall, Tyler is a solid young player whose skill set can be further developed with hard work, attention to detail and total commitment. All of those things combined will give him a chance to achieve his goal of playing college baseball and potentially receiving a scholarship to do so.
05/25/2013 - College PREP - Salt Lake City, UT
Tyler is a RHP who has a tall and lanky pitcher's frame. On the bump, he gets to a tall balance point and works downhill and in-line toward the plate. FB ranges from 75-77 mph while CB shows 11/5 shape and gradual break. CB is best off-speed pitch as his go-to, keeping hitters off-balance. Finishing out over his front side will help improve his consistency on the bump. As a hitter, he displays patience and lets the ball travel into the zone. He swings on a level path and creates extension through contact, with the ability to spray the ball to all fields. As a 2015 graduate, Tyler still has a couple of years to make the adjustments necessary to make him the pitcher he wants to be on the mound.