Tyler Kolek

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Marlins Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 12/15/1995 (Age: 28)
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 260
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#2 Overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA)

Prospect Spotlight


  • XL frame, broad and muscular throughout. Limited athlete.
  • Deliberate operation, only pitches from the stretch. Clearly is trying to simplify to throw strikes, but gives hitters good look.
  • FB 89-92; Fringy velo but generates easy, could be more in tank as he builds back mound time. Flat and lacking movement. 
  • Cutter 86-88; Second pitch, short action without depth, trouble throwing it for strikes. 
  • SL 81-83; True slider action when he takes something off his cutter. Doesn’t have much confidence in it. Showed two.
  • Struggles with control and command. Sprayed the zone and frequently had to just lay it over to throw a strike.

SUMMARY: Ex #2 overall pick who has struggled to find himself in pro ball. Looks like an organizational prospect at this point.