Height/Weight: 6’0, 185lbs
Acquired: 6th round, 2011
Born: 10/17/92 (Dillsburg, PA)
2011 Rank: N/A
Why Ranked Here: This seems like a reasonable place for an early round pick with a plus tool (speed) who did not hit much in his professional debut. I only saw Tuschak for two days in the GCL, but was impressed by his speed in the outfield and fluid movements. At the plate, he didn’t make a whole lot of hard contact in the handful of at-bats I saw. With a chance to play centerfield, or provide versatility if he does not hit enough to hold a starting a job, he has value.
2011: Tuschak ended his high school career by hitting a grand slam to lead his Northern York Polar Bears to a state title in his final game as an amateur. Then he hit just .204/.318/.222 in his first month as a professional. On the plus side, he walked in over 11% of his plate appearances, showing strong plate discipline for a GCL player. Unfortunately, all of the pitches he saw, which helped produce the walks, also came with a 26% strikeout rate.
Dr. Pangloss Says: Light-hitting centerfielder, or fourth outfielder.
Debbie Downer Says: He just never makes it.
Projected 2011 Start: At 19, Tuschak will enter spring training battling for a spot in Savannah.
MLB Arrival: 2016
2011 Stats - Basic
2011 Stats - Advanced