Diamondbacks select 3B Tyler Humphreys in the 7th round

The Diamondbacks went back to a position player after selecting three straight pitchers selecting their first player at the hot corner in the 7th round. They drafted Tyler Humphreys St. Johns River State College. This is the only corner-infielder the Snakes have drafted so far. He was also a starting pitcher.

Here is what MLB.com says about Humphreys:

 

“Humphreys has always enticed scouts with his power potential and showed this spring that there was more to his game. At the plate, Humphreys has a balanced swing but has a good amount of swing and miss to his game and will always strike out a good amount. Humphreys makes up for this with above-average power that comes from good bat speed and great raw strength. He is also a good defender at third with a solid arm and good, quick reactions at the hot corner. If Humphreys can hit enough to get to his raw power, he could fit the profile of a solid all-around, run-producing corner infielder.”

 

This is a pretty good pick. He is projected as the scouting report says to be a solid run producer in the corner infield, and he is a good defender at the hot corner. I would say the only thing he has to work on is how many times he strikes out. I certainly dont want him to develop into another Mark Reynolds.

 

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