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Ryan Kreidler

#12 | 3B/SS/2B
Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Ryan Kreidler
Name: Ryan Kreidler
Born: Nov 12, 1997 in Davis, CA
High School: Davis (Calif.) HS
College: UCLA
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 208 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (112th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2019 (signed for $517,400)
Kreidler’s reputation as one of the best defenders on the West Coast dates back to high school, but he long struggled to hit, including in the Cape Cod League last summer. He improved his approach this spring and surprisingly emerged as one of UCLA’s top hitters, sending his draft stock soaring. Kreidler hit .314/.387/.529 in the regular season, although his numbers did dip in conference games. Kreidler is 6-foot-4 but has a chance to stay at shortstop. He has soft hands, reads hops well, has a plus, accurate arm and possesses advanced instincts that allow him to get to every ball. He projects as an above-average shortstop and a potential plus defender at third base. Scouts believe he could play an above-average or better second base and first base, too. Kriedler’s strength and long levers give him average power potential, but he’s a below-average hitter who doesn’t cover the outer half and is susceptible to breaking balls. Even with a questionable bat, Kreidler’s infield defense, strength and “gamer” makeup have teams interested in the top five rounds.
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