• Tyler is the son of Steve Soderstrom, who was drafted No. If he ends up playing another position, then you could probably take a year off from his path to the majors since the carrying tool will be the bat.

[2] That summer, he played in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game. • Here's one fun fact about the Soderstroms: Steve Soderstrom and both sons played for the same coach at Turlock, Mark de la Motte, who coached the team for 26 years from 1982 to 2018. To claim this profile, please confirm you are 53) and Cam Brown (No. If they take Soderstrom at 18, they’re going to hedge the risk with a safer profile (college bat or arm) at the 33rd overall pick. A’s scouting director Eric Kubota didn’t begin Wednesday thinking that he’d have the opportunity to select Turlock High School catcher Tyler Soderstrom with the … Place Your Bets 2020: The Reckoning Part 1. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. • Soderstrom's performance in the PDP League earned him a spot in the 2019 High School All-Star Game at Progressive Field, one of the steps toward making the 18U National Team.

"As long as my bat is in the lineup, I love playing anywhere on the field. "It was kind of crazy with the stands everywhere," Soderstrom told The Modesto Bee after the game. Turlock’s Tyler Soderstrom scores ahead of the throw during the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoff game with Lincoln at Turlock High School in … For more information about Cookies and how to adjust them, please see our. Soderstrom was on Team Jones, along with other top Draft prospects like Mick Abel (No. Tate is currently an outfielder for the University of Arizona baseball and has not yet been drafted.

[1] In 2019, his junior year, he hit .450 with four home runs. Soderstrom attended Turlock High School in Turlock, California, where he played baseball.

Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School. • Soderstrom played for the U.S. 18U National Team in summer 2019, starting all nine games in the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-18 Baseball World Cup.

It is the same school that his father, Steve Soderstrom, and his brother, Tate Soderstrom, previously attended. The team may also afford the risk of skipping on Soderstrom and take a chance on Drew Romo, who projects to stick at catcher despite a much smaller floor as a hitter, with their Comp A pick. Catcher Tyler Soderstromg is the top rated high school backstop in the draft and currently rates as the #18 prospect overall on Baseball America’s draft list, #20 on the Fangraphs list, and #19 on the MLB Pipeline list. social distancing at it’s finest #corona pic.twitter.com/luN5GJWVRG. Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School. Tyler Soderstrom was born on November 24, 2001, and he is currently just 18 years of age.

While I don’t think they’ll draft another left/left center fielder type like Robert Hassell or Pete Crow-Armstrong unless the top pitchers are completely off the board, one potential prep bat could be an option for them at 18. "I love catching," Soderstrom said. His bat has enough potential that he could end up moving to a different position so he gets 600 plate appearances a year instead of 450. Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School.

[8][9] He was selected 26th overall by the Oakland Athletics,[10] and signed with them for $3.3 million. Another potential situation to monitor will be if MLB adapts an automated strike zone. 26 overall selection in the 2020 Draft and the second catcher taken in the first round. Enter your email to read this article for free. A's Soderstrom joins father as first-round pick, 10th father-son duo who were both drafted in the first round.

Tyler is a UCLA commit, which would put him and his brother in the same conference, the Pac-12.

"It was kind of crazy with the stands everywhere," Soderstrom told The Modesto Bee after the game.

Soderstrom is going to end up going Top 20, so I don’t think signing him will be too much of an issue. • Soderstrom was just named the Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year for 2019-20. Arizona’s all-time great put together an impressive display in the minor leagues. The two biggest reasons are lack of availability and a player higher up on their board is available at the 18th pick. Athletic build with good present strength and room for more.

11), Cade Horton (No. All rights reserved. Steve's grandfather, Melvin -- Tyler's great-grandfather -- started the family business in 1922.

Tate is currently an outfielder for the University of Arizona baseball and has not yet been drafted. Overall there’s enough offensive upside at two areas of the farm system that don’t have a lot of depth to take him.


He has some experience at 3B and LF in high school as a means to keep his bat in the lineup. Soderstrom will go anywhere from 13-19 in the draft, but the team is reportedly looking at the top prep arms (Nick Bitsko, Jared Kelley, and Mick Abel). Tyler Soderstrom’s High School Career. Tyler went to the same high school as his dad, who was drafted by the Mets in the 15th round in 1990 before he went on to play college ball. Analytical Cookies also help us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and to optimize our Services' content for those who engage with our advertising.

"It’s a different feel.". 2 overall and joined his father, Bobby Witt, who went No.

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He only got to play five games as a senior before the season was canceled, but as a junior he hit .450 with four home runs and a 1.340 OPS in 28 games for Turlock. Soderstrom possesses enough athleticism to be capable of being a passable defender at any position he ends up.

However he does have enough athleticism and foot speed to handle a position change to a corner infield/outfield position. With less than two weeks to go, let’s take a look at some of Northern California’s top high school MLB Draft prospects: Tyler Soderstrom, C, Turlock HSBats: Left / … [11], Soderstrom's father, Steve Soderstrom, was selected sixth overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 1993 Major League Baseball draft. Snake Bytes 10/15: Holding on for Dear Life. 2020 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Turlock High School Catcher Tyler Soderstrom New, 4 comments Soderstrom is another high-upside left-handed bat who has concerns about his future defensive position. It is the same school that his father, Steve Soderstrom, and his brother, Tate Soderstrom, previously attended.

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[5] As a senior in 2020, he was named the Gatorade Califorina Baseball Player of the Year after batting .357 over five games before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agassi? With a draft that could unfold in a numerous amount of ways, the D-backs could still very well end up following the same strategy as they did the past two years. It’ll be interesting to see how long a rope he has at the catcher position, although I consider framing to be less important than pitch calling and blocking. This includes information about the number of visitors to the site, what pages visitors view on our site and how long visitors are viewing pages on the site. "As long as my bat is in the lineup, I love playing anywhere on the field.

How did the 2020 simulated season shape things for the future? David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Both Championship Series could end today. Tyler's older brother, Tate, is a junior outfielder at the University of Arizona. [3] He also played for the 18U United States national baseball team,[4] hitting .364. Soderstrom attended Turlock High School in Turlock, California, where he played baseball.

26 overall selection in the 2020 Draft and the second catcher taken in the first round.

Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School. They did it the previous two years with the selections of Matt McLain (unsigned) and Corbin Carroll. MaxPreps is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Game 3 Highlights | Arch Manning leads Newman to win in national television debut, Follow your favorite high school teams and players, Explore and purchase photos of your local teams. He also played for the 18U United States national baseball team, hitting .364. All rights reserved. Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School. Tyler Soderstrom is the A's top pick as the No. As I mentioned before, Soderstrom’s long term projection is difficult because there are plenty of routes to go. He is an American who was born in Turlock, California, USA. • Along with the PDP League, Soderstrom also had a strong summer showing at events like the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Turlock’s Tyler Soderstrom scores ahead of the throw during the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoff game with Lincoln at Turlock High School in … They continue a trend from the 2019 Draft, when Bobby Witt Jr. went No.

He went 1-for-2 in the game while starting at catcher. 26 overall selection in the 2020 Draft and the second catcher taken in the first round. 2019 National Showcase pic.twitter.com/WxMuhedxTp. pic.twitter.com/75nZzG7Wwz.

11), Cade Horton (No. Already have the app? We do not have information about his height, weight, and other various body measurements. social distancing at it’s finest #corona pic.twitter.com/luN5GJWVRG.

Steve's grandfather, Melvin -- Tyler's great-grandfather -- started the family business in 1922. 2019 National Showcase pic.twitter.com/WxMuhedxTp. Those are the two areas he needs the most improvement in and that’s something that will have to come with more reps and experience. Tyler Soderstrom is the A's top pick as the No. • The Soderstroms are now the 10th father-son duo who were both drafted in the first round. Tyler Soderstrom is the A's top pick as the No. While not the traditional hotbed of talent found in the southern half of the state, Northern California has produced its fair share of top MLB Draft talent over the years. They continue a trend from the 2019 Draft, when Bobby Witt Jr. went No.
There's more baseball in the Soderstrom family. Soderstrom was on Team Jones, along with other top Draft prospects like Mick Abel (No. 47), Tanner Witt (No. As a senior in 2020, he was named the Gatorade Califorina Baseball Player of the Year after batting .357 over five games before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If it’s not catcher then it’ll be 3B, 1B, then LF as the potential list of options. Kelly had a great season in 2020.

Soderstrom will likely reach the majors right around the time Carson Kelly is due for free agency, so if he ends up developing at catcher there is a path for him to be a starter there. Here are 10 things to know about the 18-year-old, left-handed-hitting backstop out of Turlock (Calif.) High School. He only got to play five games as a senior before the season was canceled, but as a junior he hit .450 with four home runs and a 1.340 OPS in 28 games for Turlock. Projected Tools: Hit 55, Power 55, Speed 50, Defense 45. 61).

• You can follow Soderstrom on social media at @tylersode on both Twitter and Instagram. He was selected 26th overall by the Athletics in the 2020 Major League Baseball draft. These Cookies are necessary for the performance of the Services and may not be removed. • Soderstrom's favorite current MLB players include Buster Posey, Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich, as he told CalHiSports.com recently. (The Pirates' Kevin Kramer is the only Turlock alum currently in the Major Leagues.). 53) and Cam Brown (No.