Tyler Esplin Greenville Drive  |  Outfield


Age: 20
Born: July 6, 1999
Lake Bluff, IL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 7th round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
High School: IMG Academy

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Large, filled out frame. Looks listed 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. Very strong. Will have to watch body as he matures.

Hit: Starts slightly open with a crouched stance. Medium leg kick. Smooth, uppercut left-handed swing with a one-hand finish. Has bat speed and some feel for hit. Needs to improve pitch recognition and cut down on chasing pitches out of the strike zone. Has swing and miss in his game, but will also take a walk. Makes too much weak contact on the ground. Will be tested by velocity. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. Has shown the ability to hit it out to all fields. Needs to lift the ball more to tap into power.

Arm: Plus arm strength. Touched the low-90s as a pitcher in high school.

Field: Average instincts, will make the majority of plays needed to profile as a corner outfielder. Lacks range, but projects as an average defender.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Moves surprisingly well given his size, but likely will slow down as he matures.

Career Notes:  7th rounder in 2017, had been committed to  UNC-Charlotte. Signed for slightly overs-slot, a couple weeks shy of his 18th birthday. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.
Summation: Projects as a bat first corner outfielder. Wide gap between what he is now and what he could become. Future potential depends on how his bat develops. Has potential, but development could take time.

  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
  2017 IMG Academy HS HS --- 17 26 81 31 35 7 2 4 20 --- 15 11 --- --- 0.432 0.535 0.716 1.251
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 22 85 16 23 4 0 2 11 33 7 26 1 0 0.271 0.340 0.388 0.729
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 51 184 18 40 7 4 3 24 64 23 53 5 1 0.217 0.303 0.348 0.651
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 19     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2017 by Stephen Hargett (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $250,000
MiLB Debut: July 1, 2017 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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