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Tanner has an interesting decision to make going forward. The Mississippi State signee is a pretty polished catcher for his age with soft hands, an above-average arm and the mentality to handle the grind of catching. But he’s also a strong-armed pitcher with a 89-95 mph fastball that has plenty of arm-side run thanks in part to his three-quarter arm slot. While he has potential either way, it’s difficult for anyone to handle the grind of catching and pitching. In fact, USA Baseball’s Pitch Smart program recommends not doing both because of what it asks of a player’s arm. Tanner’s high elbow in his delivery concerns some scouts, but he does show an understanding of how to spin his fringe-average slider and he already has some confidence in a developing changeup. Scouts aren’t yet sold on Tanner’s bat.