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Tyler O'Neill

#41 | OF
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Tyler O'Neill
Name: Tyler Alan O'Neill
Born: Jun 22, 1995 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia Canada
High School: Garibaldi HS, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2013 (signed for $650,000)
While O'Neill draws comparisons to Brett Lawrie, it's mostly because he's a muscular Canadian who recently converted to catcher and has some similar mannerisms. Calling O'Neill muscular is an understatement. With a father who was a Canadian bodybuilding champion, O'Neill has a bulky, square build at 6 feet and 215 pounds and likely has a position change in his future. He doesn't like catching, and his build makes him too stiff to stay behind the plate. He has above-average arm strength but missed time this spring with a sore elbow. If he doesn't get more flexible, he might not even be able to remain in the infield. O'Neill's bat will profile wherever he winds up. There's no fastball he can't turn around. He has premium bat speed and projects to be an average hitter with above-average power. O'Neill is committed to Oregon State, but was getting some first-round buzz, so it's unlikely he winds up in Corvallis.
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