Tyler Hill Salem Red Sox  |  Outfield

     
 

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Age: 22
Born: March 4, 1996
Wilmington, DE
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 19th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Delaware Military Academy (DE)

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Physical Description: Strong, physical frame. Muscular build. Very strong lower half. Looks the part, minimal projection. Average athlete.

Hit: Starts square with his bat on his shoulder. Slight leg lift. Lots of moving parts in swing. Happy feet. Front side will bail and has the tendency to pull off the ball. Swing is very stiff in the shoulders; lacks fluidity. Fringe-average bat speed. Likes to get extended and pull the ball. Fair amount of swing-and-miss, struggles with off-speed pitches. Hit for a high average in 2016 with Lowell, but made a lot of weak contact that fell in and eluded defenders. Bat speed will be tested by velocity as he moves up the ladder.

Power: Below-average raw power. All game power is to pull side. Has shown the ability to drive the ball with backspin on occasion. Will hit his fair share of doubles.

Arm: Below-average arm strength. Lacks carry and accuracy.

Field: Left field-only profile due to lack of arm strength and poor instincts. Gets turned around too often and has trouble picking the ball up off the bat. Takes inefficient routes, slow first step. Average range. Club gave him some time in center field, but doesn’t project to play there in games.

Run: Average speed. Slow out of the box, but can move once he gets going. Needs to work on reads on the basepaths. Gets caught stealing too often.  

Career Notes: Participated in 2015 and 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Projects as a bat-first, organizational player. Lacks baseball instincts. All-bat, left field-only profile limits upside. Will have to hit at every level. Type of player that won’t be taken as a serious prospect until he proves he can hit upper-level pitching. If he can improve defensively and project as even average in left field, future value will change.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2014 Delaware Military --- HS --- 18 --- --- 30 --- --- --- 6 29 --- --- --- 18 --- 0.432 --- --- ---
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.000 0.222 0.000 0.222
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 39 132 16 33 4 0 0 16 37 16 22 11 2 0.250 0.344 0.280 0.625
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 4 15 4 6 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 2 0 0.400 0.400 0.467 0.867
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 61 232 43 77 14 5 4 38 113 24 41 11 11 0.332 0.402 0.487 0.889
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 119 459 65  125 19 4 9 57 179 37 74 42 8 0.272 0.342 0.390 0.732
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 124 426 67 108 20 1 1 38 133 54 60 27 10 0.254 0.348 0.312 0.660
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 24, 2014 by Chris Calciano
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 25, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (July 2016)
2016 New York-Penn League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (April 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (July 2017)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2016 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2017 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 14-20, 2017)

 

  

 
 

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