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Tyler Smith
Sport: Baseball Scholarship 
Status: Recruited 
Position: Shortstop 

School: Grandview College
Coach: Darryn Smith
Phone #: +27824982424
Address: 214 East View Road
City: Durban
State/Province: Kwazulu Natal
Postal Code: 4051
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27760859565
Date of Birth: 04/11/1997
Year of Grad: 2016
GPA: 3.0
SAT: 1030 ( math and reading combined )
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight: 155 lbs (70kg)


Academic Interest:
Business Management / Physical Therapy

Additional Information:
In the Fall 2016, Tylerís main objective is to further his education while playing university baseball at the highest level that best balances athletics while maintaining an excellent standard in education. He plans on obtaining a degree in Business Management or Physical Therapy at a NCAA school. Tyler has all the attributes to be a top shortstop at the US College or University level. He recently played for the South Africa National Team that participated in the 18U Baseball World Cup, earning top shortstop overall for the tournament and tied for 8th in final batting average of .393. Since 2004 Tyler has played on Regional and Provincial teams and has attended the annual Major League Baseball African Elite Academy since 2012. Tyler will again be present this year in Cape Town at the MLB Elite Camp on December 2nd to 12th. He is a very versatile player who mainly plays shortstop and 2nd base. Tyler has a plus feel for the game with great instincts and footwork and smooth actions at shortstop. He has soft hands, good feel and strong arm with good carry and shows a natural ability to take charge and lead. As a hitter, he has an aggressive mindset, which matches his abilities as a contact hitter, possibly top order / lead-off hitter. Tyler is an exceptional student athlete who has taken on many leadership roles including captain of the cricket team, softball, field hockey and was Deputy Head Prefect (2nd in charge) for his Grade 12 year. Tyler is very focused, as he understands that it takes more than baseball to earn a scholarship. He is currently attending Northwood School in his senior year where he maintains a 3.0 GPA and scored 1030 on SAT test (math and reading combined) Please contact us anytime if you require additional information regarding Tylerís academic or athletic status.

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