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Tyler Grimes

Tyler Grimes
Name: Tyler Edward Grimes
Born: Jul 3, 1990 in Andale, Kan. USA
High School: North HS, Wichita, Kan.
College: Wichita State
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (178th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2011 (signed for $132,900)
Grimes has better all-around tools than most college shortstops, and a club that thinks he can improve his consistency may be tempted to pop him as early as the second or third round. He excels at getting on base, ranking among the NCAA Division I leaders in both walks (49, 10th in the nation) and getting hit by pitches (19, 13th) during the regular season. The 5-foot-11, 181-pounder also has more bat speed than most middle infielders, though that can work against him. He takes a huge cut from the right side of the plate, leading to too many strikeouts (57 in 227 at-bats) and lower batting averages (he's a career .283 hitter at Wichita State). Grimes has plus speed and uses it well on the bases in the field. He also has a strong arm and can make nifty plays at shortstop, but he also plays out of control at times. He committed 28 errors in 60 regular-season games after making a total of 25 in his first two years with the Shockers.
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