Physical Description: Athletic, lanky frame. Tall and has
filled out some, but does not have the frame to support
significant additional size.
square and vertical, hands high. Utilizes a big leg kick. Quick
hands. Swing has length and loft. Gets hands into the zone
quick, but bat drags some due to lack of strength. Can get
pull-happy at times. Will take a walk, but has a lot of
swing-and-miss at present. Struggles to recognize breaking balls
and with velocity, especially up in the zone. Will be tested at
each level as he moves up. Needs to show he can make
considerably more contact. Struggles against left-handed
pitching. Potential below-average hit tool.
Power: Will show above-average raw power in batting
practice, primarily to the pull side. Has shown some in-game
power as well to the pull side. Power development will depend on
how he physically develops and how much contact he makes against
more advanced pitching. Has shown significantly more power
against right-handers than left-handers. Potential
fringe-average in-game power.
Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game.
Field: Work in progress. Needs to improve reads
and routes. Not the most instinctive defender; first step needs
work. Projects as a below-average defender.
Arm: Below-average arm strength. Likely
too light for right field.
Had been committed to play at Penn State. Signed for slightly
over slot. Has had trouble staying healthy throughout his
career. 2018 season ended about three weeks early due to a back
injury, and missed most of the first half of 2019. Participated
in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019. Participated
in the 2022 Winter Warm-Up.
Potential minor league depth player. Ceiling of an
organizational outfielder. Progress has been slow and impeded by
injuries. Must develop physically. Will have to hit, as he does
not project to add much defensive value. Produces solid exit
velocities, but needs to make more consistent contact.
Spring Training Video of Tyler Dearden
Scouting Report Update (5,13.2020)
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)