• Full name Tyler Jackson Gentry
  • Born 02/01/1999 in Memphis, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Alabama
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (76th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2020 (signed for $750,000).
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    A 6-foot-2, 210-pound outfielder, Gentry has shown intriguing power potential throughout his collegiate career, and has solid-average or better supplemental tools to go along with that juice. After spending his freshman season at Walters State (Tenn.) JC, where he led the team with 18 home runs, Gentry transferred to Alabama, where he led Crimson Tide starters in average (.310), hits (65), home runs (13) RBI (42) slugging (.552) and total bases (116). Scouts believe Gentry has 60- or 65-grade raw power, enough to profile as an everyday outfielder in a corner, but scouts have some hesitation about his hit tool thanks to high strikeout rates. He whiffed 51 times in 210 at-bats as a sophomore and also struggled with strikeouts last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he whiffed 26 percent of the time in 44 games. Defensively, Gentry is a solid-average runner and an instinctual defender, with above-average arm strength that is also consistently accurate. He throws well enough to profile as a right fielder, but his ultimate role will be determined by the progress of his hit tool and strikeout rate.

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  • OF Tyler Gentry assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
  • OF Tyler Gentry roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
  • Kansas City Royals invited non-roster OF Tyler Gentry to spring training.

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