Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Tyler Wardwell, SS

By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

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+ Seth Lonsway, LHP
+ Peyton Deats, LHP
+ Bryce Borton, OF
+ Juan Broom, RHP
+ Tyler Wardwell, SS
+ Connor McMurry, RHP
+ Tommy Bell, SS/OF
+ Brandon DeHass, C
+ Alex Theis, LHP/OF
+ Brendan Regan, MIF
+ Ryan Christy, SS/OF
+ Cade Pipoly, MIF/OF

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Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Tyler Wardwell, SS

Tyler WardwellName: Tyler Wardwell
Position: SS
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds
High School: La Salle High School
Summer Team(s): Cincinnati Mustangs

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 6/8/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 165-pound thin, projectable body frame, with room to fill out with. Infielder shows good footwork approaching ground balls, playing through the baseball. He fields out front nicely with his hands. He throws with a clean, short arm action coming through a ¾ slot, while reaching a top velocity of 80 mph. Switch hitter, from the left side he starts from a slightly open stance getting himself squared back up to being even. He uses a fluid, slight hands back load and swings with a mostly level bat path that can move upward at times, finishing high with a two-handed follow through. He registered a top exit velocity from the left side at 83 mph. From the right side of the plate he swings with similar mechanics as he does from the left side, starting from an open stance getting himself back to being even. He finishes high from the right side with a one-handed follow through and reached a noticeable increase in his exit velocity at 91 mph. He ran a 7.25 60-yard dash.

Date: 6/2/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 165-pound projectable frame. He keeps showing improvement in his skills and earned an invite to TPG from his performance. At shortstop he fields the ball out in front and shows enough range to play up the middle. Clean exchange and throws from a high-3/4 slot with 80 mph arm strength across the diamond. Switch hitter with similar swings. From the right side he starts open and gets to even. Flat swing that stays in the zone. From the left side he has a little leg kick to load with flat path and long finish. Registered an impressive 92 mph exit velocity and was 4.25 down the line.

Tyler WardwellDate: 1/19/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 165-pound projectable frame. From the infield he shows average range and good exchange. Throws from a high-¾ slot with 81 mph arm strength across the diamond. Switch hitter with good feel to hit from both sides. From the left side he starts closed and uses leg kick to load. Good swing path with 83 mph exit velocity. From the right side he starts with his hands high and also little leg kick to load. Good rhythm with solid bat path and good finish. Registered top exit velocity from the right at 90 mph. Ran a 7.22 60-yard dash.

Thoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "Being selected to play in PBR’s Future Games has been a goal of mine. It gives me the chance to showcase my baseball skills and compete against other great players in the Midwest."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has helped me to gain exposure to many of the top baseball programs in the Midwest as they have had the opportunity to see me compete in PBR events. Also, the PBR program with evaluations, rankings, videos, and statistics has also allowed me to send a link of my profile to many college coaches across the country. This has increased my exposure and recruiting opportunities far greater than I could have done without PBR."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received: National Honors Society.

2015 Statistics: Summer: 35-86, .407 Avg, 14 2B, 2 3B, 25 R, 27 RBIs, 18 SB, .922 fielding percentage.

What other sports do you play: Soccer (forward) and Basketball (point guard).

GPA/ACT/SAT: 3.95 GPA. I have not completed the ACT or SAT as I have just completed my sophomore year.

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I’m determined to succeed and achieve my personal goals. I love being challenged!"

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ohio

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 2B
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS


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