Commitment Corner: 2018 3B Tyler Griggs (McQuaid)



Dan Cevette
President, New York

 One of our top articles in the past year 'Commitment Corner' is back with brand new players from all over the Empire State. We have taken the time to sit down and ask these committed prospects a few questions, helping readers have a chance to learn more about each prospects journey. Let's get started.



Tyler Griggs

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: McQuaid Jesuit
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Diamond Pro
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.28
60-yard
80
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
4.53
H-1st

Commitment: Connecticut

Commitment q and a

PBR: Tell us all about your recruitment process, when it started, and why you decided to commit to UConn.

Griggs: The whole process started when I attended the New York Games in the summer of 8th grade to freshman year. I attended many other showcases but the one where I gained the most exposure was the Future Games. This is where UConn saw me and I committed soon after. I started talking to a good number of D1 schools but as soon as I stepped on the campus at UConn I felt that it was the fit for me. I decided to commit to UConn because of the coaching staff and how great they treated me. Coach Penders has a great family history with the program and I have only heard great things about him and the whole staff. They are extremely capable of developing next level players and that was huge for me.

PBR:  Looking at your skillset on the baseball field, what would you say your biggest strength at the next-level will be?

Griggs:  I would say my biggest strength at the next level will be both my bat and the amount of effort I bring. The way I hit the ball to all fields has been my thing my whole life and on the field I will always go 110%.

PBR:  What’s your No. 1 priority going into the Winter in terms of getting prepared for next spring?

Griggs:  My main priority this winter is to become more athletic. I was never that fast or quick kid growing up and this off-season I am really trying to focus on becoming both faster and stronger. So far I’ve lost about 30 pounds since the beginning of summer, and I’ve been focusing on becoming more explosive and flexible.

PBR:  Who is your biggest influence when it comes to playing the game of baseball?

Griggs:  My biggest influence has to be my dad. He has been my hitting coach my whole life. He will do anything in order to help me succeed and is always there for me to hit ground balls or throw BP. Baseball has brought our relationship closer and will forever be our special bond. Both him and my mom have made countless sacrifices in order for me to be the best player possible and I cannot thank them enough.

PBR: Prep Baseball Report’s No. 1 goal is to provide players with an unrivaled platform filled with next-level exposure through events and multi-media avenues. What’s your experience been with us?

Griggs: Without my experiences and exposure from PBR events I would not be close to the player I am today. The Future Games is hands down the best event around, and it is the whole reason why I am committed. I cannot thank Dan and the rest of the PBR staff enough for all they have done for me.





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