There wasn’t much of a 2021 season for Tyler Callihan. He had been out to a quality start for the Low-A Daytona Tortugas, but his season didn’t quite make it a full month. On June 2nd he injured himself in the field while making a play at second base. That injury would result in the need for Tommy John surgery that kept him out the remainder of the year.
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Tyler Callihan Scouting Report
Position: Second Base | B/T: L/R
Height: 6′ 1″ | Weight: 205 lbs | Acquired: 3rd round (2019)
Born: June 22, 2000
Hitting | He has an above-average hit tool.
Power | He has above-average raw power.
Speed | Callihan is a below-average runner.
Defense | He’s a below-average fielder
Arm | He showed an average arm.
When it comes to Tyler Callihan the first thing you look at is the bat. He’s got a chance to hit for a good average and for above-average power. Unfortunately for Callihan he hasn’t been able to get a ton of time on the field since being drafted. After half of a season in 2019 after he was drafted he missed the 2020 season along with everyone else and then the injury in 2021 cost him most of the season this past year, too.
When he’s been on the field, Callihan has shown above-average hit and raw power tools. In 2021 he walked nearly as often as he did in 2019 despite having less than half as many plate appearances. He also significantly cut down on the rate in which he struck out. It was just one month, but it was a good month with a very good contact rate.
While most evaluators feel comfortable with the future of the bat for Tyler Callihan, they mostly feel uncomfortable about exactly where he’s going to wind up on the field. He some third base and second base back in 2019 coming out of the draft with Greeneville and Billings, but in 2021 he spent all of his time – granted it was just a month – at second base. If he’s going to stick at second base he’s likely to be a below-average defender there because of limited range.
Tyler Callihan Spray Chart
Interesting Stat on Tyler Callihan
There wasn’t much of a season to really hash out something truly interesting, but this one was fun even if it’s rather meaningless – Callihan hit over .300 every day of the week except for Sunday, where he hit just .143 (2-14).
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