• Full name Tyler Bram Krieger
  • Born 01/16/1994 in Laguna Hills, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Clemson
  • Drafted in the 4th round (124th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2015 (signed for $400,000).
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    Primarily a shortstop in his early days at Clemson, Krieger suffered a shoulder injury late in his sophomore year. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in August, and spent the early parts of the 2015 season as the Tigers' designated hitter, before moving to second base. Even so, Krieger has the bat to profile at just about any defensive position. A switch hitter with bat speed and a short, line drive stroke from both sides. Krieger's wrists are extremely loose, allowing him the flexibility to control his bat and track pitches deep into the hitting zone. Krieger shows over-the-fence power in batting practice, but his short stroke and gap approach have prevented his power from playing in games to this point. Some scouts project him to add even more strength. Krieger has slowly added 25 pounds of muscle since getting to campus, and could add even more when he gets to pro ball. Krieger has the elite first step quickness required of second base, but his arm has been well below average this spring. Scouts who like him project the arm to come back as a serviceable below average arm, while those who aren't as impressed worry about how his arm strength will hinder him defensively.

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