Commitment Spotlight - '18 Tynan Shahidi, SS, Ames


Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa
  

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Tynan Shahidi

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Ames
    State: IA
  • Summer Team: PG Select
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.25
60-yard
85
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo

 

PBR: Why did you choose Parkland CC?
SHAHIDI: Parkland has a powerhouse program, with great coaches, and excellent facilities.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?
SHAHIDI: Iowa Lakes, DMACC, & Kirkwood.

PBR: Where did they first see you? How did your relationship develop with the coaching staff?
SHAHIDI: They saw me at the Kernels tournament in Cedar Rapids and I visited and felt at home touring with them.

PBR: What role do you expect to play your first year on campus?
SHAHIDI: 2nd baseman.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?
SHAHIDI: No doubt my brothers Tavan and Toran. I’ve been looking up to them since I started playing, wouldn’t be where I am without them.

PBR: What have you worked on/improved since last year?
SHAHIDI: I’ve been working hard to improve my speed and getting all around stronger.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have played against or with?
SHAHIDI: Toss-up between Harrison Cook and Nic McCay; both studs with huge futures.

PBR: What are your thoughts on the recruiting process? Any advice for other players who have the desire to play college baseball.
SHAHIDI: The recruiting process is time consuming and stressful at times but I had a lot of help along the way. My advice to others is to be proactive with coaches, if you’re interested in a school don’t wait for them to contact you.