2018 OF Tyler Casagrande Commits to Arizona

By John Nolan
PBR Virginia/DC

Paul VI Catholic outfielder Tyler Casagrande has committed to attend the University of Arizona in the fall of 2018. He is the ninth Class of 2018 from the state of Virginia to make his commitment.

Casagrande is the seventh current Panther to commit to play ball in college, with the other six all being members of Paul VI’s deep class of 2016. The Panthers had a strong regular season in 2015 and advanced to the WCAC and VISAA Tournaments, where they lost tight first round games with a young core. The Panthers will be one of the stronger teams in the VISAA Division I and the WCAC with that talented Class of 2016 and Casagrande.
Casagrande has a great frame and a strong lower half. He hits from the left side and has a short, balanced swing with good batspeed that will produce a lot of line drives and currently has gap power. As he grows and matures, he could develop into a guy that has legitimate power to all fields while being athletic enough to be a good defensive corner outfielder.
When he arrives at Arizona, Casagrande should be able to help the Wildcats pretty quickly as a lefthanded bat off of the bench who can play either corner outfield spot. As his career progresses, Casagrande has the potential to develop into a hitter who uses the entire field and hits for a high average with a lot of doubles and pull side home run power.

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