Monday, June 6, 2011

Rays Supplemental 1st Round Pick - 41st Overall: Tyler Goeddel

Future outfielder, maybe 3B

BaseballAmerica: (rated #89 overall):
Goeddel's father, David, is a pioneer in the biotechnology industry and helped develop synthetic insulin and human growth hormone. His brother, Erik, is a pitcher in the Mets organization, drafted out of UCLA last year. Tyler has a gangly and projectable 6-foot-4, 170-pound frame. He's also a well above-average runner, athletic enough to play third base, though his speed may be best utilized in center field. Goeddel has above-average arm strength and shows intriguing tools at the plate. He takes aggressive swings with bat speed, and his bat head stays in the hitting zone for a long time. Scouts have to project on Goeddel's power, but it's not hard to envision him hitting for at least average power as he adds muscle to his frame. Goeddel missed time this season with mononucleosis, but he still has the track record and skill set to be a premium pick.
Tyler Goeddel is a 2011 3B/SS with a 6-4 175 lb. frame from Hillsbourgh, CA who attends St. Francis HS. Long, lean slender build, really projects well. 6.70 runner, easy athletic actions on defense, good balance at the ball, lots of arm strength, could become top level defensive 3B with experience/maturity. Right handed hitter, tall stance, some bat wrap, generates leverage and bat speed, ball jumps off barrel hard, present gap power with more to come. High ceiling young talent. Good student. Verbal UCLA.

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