Tyler Horan | OF, 23 yo, 6-2, 230, BL TR | 2013 Draft – 8 | (AZL) 13 G, 56 PA, .245/.321/.388, .709 OPS, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, 0 CS, 6 BB, 12 K | (A-) 44 G, 199 PA, .295/.372/.460, .832 OPS, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 4 SB, 0 CS, 20 BB, 34 K
Massachusetts-born slugger was the Giants’ 8th round pick this year out of Virginia Tech. His lefty bat set a Cape Cod League record with 16 HR in 2012. Seems to profile similarly to Roger Kieschnick with a bit more power and a little less athleticism. Likely headed to Augusta next year, but a San Jose assignment wouldn’t surprise me. Can he make enough contact as a professional? We should find out in a couple years.
They said it: “Power has never been an issue for him, because he has good bat speed and generates good loft… but many scouts question how much Horan will hit in pro ball due to a good amount of swing and miss in his game.” ~ MLB.com
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