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Tyler Gentry

#28 | RF | RoyalsKC
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Tyler Gentry
Name: Tyler Jackson Gentry
Born: Feb 1, 1999 in Memphis, TN
College: Alabama
High School: Arlington (Tenn.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (76th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2020 (signed for $750,000)
Gentry has shown intriguing power potential throughout his college career and has solid-average or better tools to go along with that juice. After leading Walters State (Tenn.) JC with 18 home runs as a freshman, Gentry transferred to Alabama and led all Crimson Tide starters in batting average (.310), hits (65), home runs (13) RBI (42), slugging percentage (.552) and total bases (116) as a sophomore. Gentry has 60- or 65-grade raw power, enough to profile as an everyday outfielder in a corner, but scouts have some hesitation with how much he strikes out. Gentry struck out 51 times in 210 at-bats as a sophomore and also struggled last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he whiffed 26 percent of the time. Defensively, Gentry is a solid-average runner and an instinctual defender, with above-average arm strength that is also consistently accurate. He throws well enough to profile as a right fielder. Gentry's ultimate role will be determined by if he can cut down on his strikeouts. If he can, he should make enough contact to get to his game-changing power.
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