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Tyler Ladendorf

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Tyler Ladendorf
Name: Tyler James Ladendorf
Born: Mar 7, 1988 in Des Plaines, Ill. USA
High School: Maine West HS, Des Plaines, Ill.
College: Howard (Texas) JC
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2008 (signed for $673,000)
Ladendorf has put up the gaudiest numbers in junior college baseball over the last two seasons. As a freshman, he hit .425 and led all national juco players with 65 steals in as many attempts. This year, he has become more of a power threat, topping the juco batting race with a .542 average thru mid-May and throwing in 16 homers (up from one a year ago) and 31 steals in 32 tries. The best juco prospect in the draft, Ladendorf would have signed for $200,000 in 2007. The Yankees offered him $150,000 as a draft-and-follow, while the Giants proposed a $190,000 bonus after taking him in the 34th round. Ladendorf is bigger and stronger than he was last year, and he now carries 210 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame. Scouts aren't sure if he truly has more than gap power, but they like him as a multitooled shortstop. He has shortened his swing and can flash plus-plus speed when he's not playing on cruise control. Defensively, he has good hands and plenty of arm despite having the labrum in his throwing shoulder disintegrate as the result of a high school injury. A team that buys into Ladendorf's entire package could take him in the sandwich round.
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