• Full name Tyler Evan Locklear
  • Born 11/24/2000 in Baltimore, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Virginia Commonwealth
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2022 (signed for $1,276,500).
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    A large and physical, 6-foot-3, 210-pound corner infielder, Locklear comes from an athletic family. His father, Todd, played college baseball. His cousin, Gavin, played football at North Carolina State and his uncle, Jeff, was a lefthanded pitcher who played five minor league seasons. Locklear stands out foremost for his plus-plus raw power. He won the 2021 Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year award after hitting 16 home runs and was one of the most productive college hitters in the country in 2022. He hit .402/.542/.799 with 20 home runs, 25 doubles and 47 walks to just 25 strikeouts. Locklear controls the strike the zone well and consistently crushes balls to post top-end exit velocities. He has some stiffness to his swing and may struggle to get to his power against more advanced pitching, but he managed to hit for power in the Cape Cod League last summer, albeit while hitting for a low average. Locklear played more third base than first base in college, but he is a below-average runner and projects to be a first baseman only in pro ball. Locklear will be heavily reliant on his righthanded bat and power as a professional. He's done nothing but mash the last two seasons and may be able to make it work.

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Career Transactions

  • Seattle Mariners selected the contract of 3B Tyler Locklear from Tacoma Rainiers.
  • 3B Tyler Locklear assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Arkansas Travelers.
  • Everett AquaSox activated 3B Tyler Locklear from the 7-day injured list.
  • Everett AquaSox activated 3B Tyler Locklear from the 7-day injured list.
  • Everett AquaSox sent 3B Tyler Locklear on a rehab assignment to ACL Mariners.
  • Everett AquaSox sent 3B Tyler Locklear on a rehab assignment to ACL Mariners.
  • Everett AquaSox sent 3B Tyler Locklear on a rehab assignment to ACL Mariners.
  • Everett AquaSox sent 3B Tyler Locklear on a rehab assignment to ACL Mariners.
  • Everett AquaSox placed 3B Tyler Locklear on the 7-day injured list.
  • 3B Tyler Locklear and assigned to Everett AquaSox from Modesto Nuts.
  • 3B Tyler Locklear assigned to Seattle Mariners.
  • 3B Tyler Locklear roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.

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