Tyler Wade

Born: 11/23/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 185
Weight: 6'1"
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 14th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/23/16; 4/25-26/16
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Trenton Thunder
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Physical Description
Medium build; broad shoulders with high waist; projectable frame; plus athleticism.
Swing Mechanics
high, loose hands; squared setup with slight crouch; small leg kick for timing.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 50 Role 50; major league regular SS. Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Above-average bat speed; linear swing path; feel for contact and using the whole field; small hand hitch when starting swing; limited separation; can get rotational, limiting barrel control; patient approach; limited pitch recognition skills and will expand zone vs. spin down at times; can be beat with hard velocity on inner half.
Above-average bat speed; linear swing path; feel for contact and using the whole field; small hand hitch when starting swing; limited separation; can get rotational, limiting barrel control; patient approach; limited pitch recognition skills and will expand zone vs. spin down at times; can be beat with hard velocity on inner half.
Raw Power 20 30 Doubles-type power; below-average raw power; strength in wrists and hands; swing/approach not oriented for HR power; could improve with some added strength.
Doubles-type power; below-average raw power; strength in wrists and hands; swing/approach not oriented for HR power; could improve with some added strength.
Run 60 60 Plus athleticism; gets out of the box clean; hits top speed early; consistent 4.1 dig times; will keep athleticism with added strength.
Plus athleticism; gets out of the box clean; hits top speed early; consistent 4.1 dig times; will keep athleticism with added strength.
Field 55 55 Above-average reads and reactions; above-average range; soft, smooth actions and hands; quick transfers from glove to hand; clean footwork around 2B bag; could handle 2B/3B/SS.
Above-average reads and reactions; above-average range; soft, smooth actions and hands; quick transfers from glove to hand; clean footwork around 2B bag; could handle 2B/3B/SS.
Throw 50 50 Clean, easy release; average arm strength; accuracy is a strength; not a weapon on left side of INF.
Clean, easy release; average arm strength; accuracy is a strength; not a weapon on left side of INF.
Overall Summary
Wade is an intriguing prospect with the ability to work a walk and square pitches in all quadrants. He has some present trouble with hard velocity up in the zone, and spin down in the zone, but has above-average bat speed and feel for contact. Wade is a plus runner and his above-average reads and reactions help his ability to play shortstop at an above-average level. Power will never be a part of his game but the potential defensive versatility he brings, along with an average hit tool, projects his ceiling to be an average major league regular.