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Tyler Collins

Born: 06/06/1990 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Looks shorter than listed height; thick, muscular body; built more like an NFL fullback than an MLB OF; quality athlete; explosive strength; lacks flexibility because of muscularity; physically maxed out.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 06/27/2013
Dates Seen 06/14/13 - 06/16/13
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
Makeup

Intense competitor; can be too hard on himself; can let past failures impact him moving forward

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2015 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Looked extremely pull happy during three-game viewing; pulled off a lot of pitches; short stride with minimal head movement; plus bat speed; hands get started a little late, leading to trouble with velocity; hangs in well against LHP, working oppo with contact-oriented approach; produces hard line drives when he barrels the ball; no ability to make adjustments to pitchers; contact is not consistently hard; shows willingness to chase spin/soft out of the zone; projects for lots of swing-and-miss against advanced arms; at his best when working left-center to right-center; looked lost at times; natural hitting ability is present but inability to read and adjust is alarming; prior hit belief in hit projection is in question; likely fringe hitter.
Power 50 Fantastic strength and associated bat speed; line-drive-oriented swing that lacks loft; has power to all fields but is showing desire to pull the ball more frequently; raw power is usable despite swing-and-miss issues; when contact is made it is frequently very hard; has potential for lots of doubles and 15-20 home runs with everyday playing time.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Runs hard at all times; shows average home-to-first times; gets out of the box well; runs slightly above average once underway; lacks basestealing instincts but has enough speed to steal 10-12 bases with regular playing time; can be overaggressive when running the bases.
Glove 40 Not a good defender; left-field limited and below average there; lacks instincts; jumps are often late; routes get wide at times and direct path to the ball is rare; struggles coming in on the ball; plays hard and gives max effort on defense, just doesn’t have natural ability.
Arm 40 Short arm action; below average raw arm strength; lacks carry on throws and accuracy is sub par; no projection; arm further restricts defensive profile to left field.
Overall

No feel for the game; frequently tries to do too much; extremely hard on himself; very emotional on the field, particularly when things don’t go well; plays with extremely aggressive style.

Athleticism, bat speed and strength all intrigue; complete lack of feel for the game; any adjustments to opposing pitchers are completely accidental; will be a streaky hitter; has potential for decent average and pop when he’s going right; can be a complete black hole when he’s off; defense is not an asset; limited to left field only with poor reads/routes and a poor arm; solid runner; intense competitor; can be too hard on himself; can let past failures impact him moving forward; needs to focus on contact and working the middle of the field, rather than selling out for power; potential part-time role at the MLB level.

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