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Bats/Throws: L/R

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 GCL32108222001534204.204.318.222


2011 Stats - Advanced

2011 GCL1.626.411.60.0.289
Tags: Joe Tuschak, Top Prospects Series , Toby Hyde
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