Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Player Profile: Tyler Bortnick

I have two cards of Tyler Bortnick. This one is from 2011 Bowman Prospects.

Playing career: Second baseman Tyler Bortnick was drafted by the Rays in the 16th round in 2009, but quickly established himself as a prospect by hitting .300 each of his first three seasons. In 2012 the Rays traded him to Arizona for Ryan Roberts. He has been at the Diamondbacks’ AAA team in Reno ever since the trade but is not living up to the promise he showed in the Rays’ organization. 

Where he is now: He struggled in limited playing time in 2014, hitting .224 with 0 HR and 5 RBI in 41 games.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Tyler Bor, between Tyler Borchers, an Associate Editor at Time Magazine, and Tyler Boris, a 12-year-old dirt bike racer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Tyler Bortnicks.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Rick Bosetti.

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