By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 2, 2009
Tyler Lyons, LHP
Oklahoma State University (2009 Draft)
Games seen: 1, Innings 6
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Stocky LHP with thick calves and thighs. Broad shoulders, long arms, durable and strong physique.
STRENTHS: Smooth, repeatable delivery with good downhill plane, above-average CB and above-average FB command. Best pitch is 12-6 CB, OTT (Over The Top) delivery, occasional tight spin, good command of pitch, 78-80, will throw any count, good separation between the two pitches. Average CH command, enough to work with at next level, 68-70. Average arm speed, aggressive game plans, calm mound demeanor.
WEAKESSES: Pitches with FB at 84-87, CH occasionally inconsistent. Lacks pure power, won’t be a LHP for everyone, will have to be fine to win. Will need to prove stuff maintains deception multiple times through pro lineups.
SUMMARY: Won’t wow you with pure stuff but has an advance feel for pitching. Trusts CB in all counts, pitches aggressively with fastball. Stuff reminds me of J.P. Howell, could fit in as durable middle reliever on a contender.
Overall Future Potential: 50
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Tyler Lyons Drafted by the New York Yankees