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Tyler Marlette

#74 | C
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Tyler Marlette
Name: Tyler Christian Marlette
Born: Jan 23, 1993 in Oviedo, Fla. USA
High School: Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2011 (signed for $650,000)
Evaluators like Marlette's fast-twitch athletic ability behind the plate, and his power potential is sending his draft stock higher. He has shown excellent bat speed in past showcase events, such as the Aflac all-star game last summer, when he homered at Petco Park and was the game's MVP. Then he got hot in front of crosscheckers and other high-level scouts this spring, showing power to all fields, an improvement from his past approach. Marlette has above-average arm strength as well, and earns praise for his grinder mentality. He has the makeup to be a take-charge catcher. The biggest concerns center on his size (he's 5-foot-11, 195 pounds) and scouts' views of how well he'll receive. He has a tendency to lose his front side in his swing, opening his hips early and yanking everything to his pull side. A Central Florida signee, Marlette has a chance to jump into the supplemental round and should go in the first three rounds if he's signable.
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