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May 18, 2004 - May 18, 2004   Navy
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Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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1B Tyler Beranek: Beranek put on a prodigious power display during batting practice, starting off with two 425 foot shots just to the left of the centerfield batting eye and finishing off with a string of line drive shots to left field that completely left the stadium and left in a hurry. Remember this is a professional park and wood bats and Beranek makes it look easy. In the games, Beranek didn’t lift the ball but lined two sharp singles off high 80’s fastballs, one of which registered 101 mph off the bat. His hamstring still keeps him from fielding or running the bases, but there can’t be any draftable player in the country with more raw power. In this college/performance based draft era, it’s virtually impossible to predict what’s going to happen with Beranek in the upcoming draft, though. He’s signed to attend UNLV.
PG Grade 9.5




May 01, 2004 - May 02, 2004   Navy
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Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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1B/OF Tyler Beranek: Beranek is one of the top power prospects in the country and has been reported on numerous times by Perfect Game. He’s an AFLAC All-American with a potentially great future in the game. Beranek has been battling a hamstring pull all Spring, so his skills might have been a bit rusty. His conditioning doesn’t seem to have suffered, though. Beranek is listed at 6-5, 225 lbs, but that doesn’t seem to do justice to how strong and cut he is. The baseball knows how strong Beranek is. He hit a line drive up the middle during a game at the Spring Showcase that a Perfect Game scout got on the radar gun at 109 mph! We don’t keep records on things like that but none of our scouts and some veteran professional scouts we asked had ever seen that type of ball velocity off the bat before (and off a high 70’s fastball as well!). Beranek threw well across the diamond during infield from first base and told us that he expects to be playing corner outfield once his high school season starts, which might be a better position for him when his hamstring settles down. Any team that is serious about high school hitters is going to be cross-checking Beranek between now and the draft. If the draft doesn’t work out, Beranek has signed with UNLV.
PG Grade 10.0




Jan 10, 2004 - Jan 11, 2004   Navy
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 215   R/R

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There are two Tyler Beranek’s. One is an ultra strong and loose 6-5 slugger who has perhaps the best raw power in the country. When Beranek is aggressive at the plate and attacks the ball with a pull mentality, the ball explodes off his bat. The other Tyler Beranek has a contact oriented inside out swing more commonly found on 165 pound middle infielders. The strange thing is that Beranek will change his approach from pitch to pitch and from at bat to at bat. This has happened repeatedly over the last 6 months and we think Beranek is just a bit confused about what the proper approach is. We definitely like aggressive power mentality, even if it means swinging and missing a couple of times. Beranek is a very good student who has signed to attend UNLV. His MLB body and athletic ability make his bat even more intriguing. Scouts will want to see him hit this spring.
PG Grade 9.0




Oct 24, 2003 - Oct 27, 2003   Team Connecticut
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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Aug 23, 2003 - Aug 23, 2003   
  

Lee County Sports Complex (Twins) - Ft. Myers, FL
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Gold
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 215   R/R

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Beranek is a big guy with a MLB body already. For a big tall 1st baseman he runs very well and shows excellent athletic ability. For some reason, he doesn't look smooth receiving the ball at first base. He needs to improve defensively and he has the ability to do that. It's Tyler's bat that creates serious interest. The ball jumps off his wood bat like a golf ball at times. He hits some of the hardest line drives we've seen out of a high school player. He has plus raw power, but doesn't have the loft type swing most power hitters show. He has shown the ability to hit good pitching and hit it hard. He is very selective at the plate, almost too much so at times. Tyler is a big time hitting prospect, if MLB clubs think he can play 1st base or even left field, he will be a high pick. After battling an illness that cost him lots of strength he showed the big bat in Lincoln. That bat is a serious tool and might make up for any other deficiencies. Tyler is a good student. 2004 is a top year for Wisconsin baseball. Beranek and fellow prep star RHP Eric Cordier are both potential top round picks, as is Oklahoma State catcher Jason Jaramillo, a Wisconsin native. Fellow PG National player, Ryan Schweikert could also join them in the early rounds.
PG Grade 10.0




Jan 03, 2003 - Jan 05, 2003   
  

Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Tyler Beranek
1B 5-11 165   R/R

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Put on a hitting show. Hit everyone hard and far. Big time pro body and a good athlete. Even runs close to average. Good player, but a special hitter! Could end up being one of the top power bats in the "04" class. Hit a couple of long homeruns in Ft Myers. He should get a lot of attention over the next year and it's well deserved.
PG Grade 9.0




Nov 23, 2002 - Nov 24, 2002   
  

The SportZone - Indianapolis, IN
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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Beranek is a very big, good looking First baseman who also pitches. We like him best at first base. He has a big strong (Major League) body that looks extremely powerful. He can move well for his size and shows athletic ability. His feet work well around the bag and setting up for ground balls. His hands look soft taking ground balls and on the bag he looked comfortable receiving throws from infielders and made a number of tough scoops. He also showed a giant wingspan that allowed him some good lateral coverage while still holding the bag. His arm action was not exceptionally fluid but very playable at 1B with 75 mph velocity on his throw across the infield to 3B. Beranek can really run for a big guy. He registered a 7.1 in the 60 and showed some outstanding quickness for a player his size. He’s athletic! His best tool, of course, is his bat. He can swing the bat with authority. His lower half is text book, with a balanced stride, good pivot and quick hips, all resulting in power. His upper half is not far off with excellent bat speed, a slight lift and a powerful upper body that drove the ball fast off his wood bat. At times, he showed a little stiffness in his swing where he did not finish all the way and his swing got held up with a slight kink. The tension did not seem to interfere with his production of line drives as he sprayed them all over the field. He showed the ability to drive the outside pitch by releasing his top hand and keeping his stride straight. By the end of the camp, Tyler was hitting opposite field line drives as hard as any of them. There is no question that he has big time home run power with wood. We think he will generate a lot of interest from colleges looking for a power hitter in the 2004 class. Not many have more than him. Pro scouts should keep a close eye on this kid. He’s very easy to pick out in the crowd.




Sep 02, 2001 - Oct 01, 2001   
  

Various Ballparks- Iowa - -, IA
Tyler Beranek
1B 6-5 225   R/R

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Tyler has a good projectable body. He moves well around 1B with soft hands. We would like to see more of him on the mound as well, he shows signs of arm strength and still only a 2004 graduate. We will keep track of him.