• Full name Tyler M. Weeden
  • Born 09/26/1987 in Edmond, OK
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Edmond Santa Fe
  • Drafted in the 16th round (493rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2006 (signed for $420,000).
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    Weeden's brother Brandon was the Yankees' top pick (second round) in the 2002 draft and was part of the Kevin Brown trade with the Dodgers. Though Ty can throw 90-92 mph off the mound, he won't follow in his brother's footsteps as a pitcher. Scouts still talk about the batting-practice show he put on at the Area Code Games last summer, displaying tremendous power to all fields. If scouts believed he could play catcher, he'd go in the first two rounds. But they're skeptical because he doesn't have the agility or receiving skills to match his arm strength. He's probably destined for first base, where much more offense is required, because he may lack the athleticism to handle an outfield corner. Nevertheless, his righthanded power is a valuable commodity, and he'll be a decent draft pick if he's considered signable away from Arkansas.

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