Saturday, February 7, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Tyler Jay

Tyler Jay is a LHP for Univ. of Illinois.  He's been a reliever so far in his college career, but has a 3 pitch mix that scouts think will play as a starter.  He is wiry strong at 6'1", 175 lbs.  Physically the comp would be Cliff Lee or CJ Wilson.  FB runs 90-97 MPH.  Here is his 2014 college line:  4-1, 1.93, 41.2 IP, 13 BB, 47 K, 10 Saves.  He made 15 appearances for collegiate Team USA and did not allow an earned run with similar ratios.

BA ranks him as the #31 draft prospect while Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has him at #42.  He could be an interesting pick for the Giants in the supplemental first round.

1 comment:

  1. Love having the supplemental pick. Looks like the Pads are taking Shields, so the G's will slide up to #18. I'd be down with Tyler Jay if the Giants like him, seems like he would move fast.