Bryce Tafelski

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 5 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) C  OF
Ht/Wt 6-0, 185 lb
School  Santa Ynez Valley Union
Hometown  Los Olivos, CA USA
Summer Team  CA Wahoos
Fall Team  Cardinals
MLB Draft 
Round 42 by Indians in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 California - All Region Players
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - C
Good catcher, with very strong arm, making a lot of noise on West Coast.
CA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - C

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4 yr Commitment
UC Santa Barbara

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Latest Showcase Report
2006 Sunshine West Showcase   Jun 10, 2006
PG Grade: 9
Bryce Tafelski is a 2007 C/3B/OF with a 6'0'', 185 lb. frame from Los Olivos, CA, who attends Santa Ynez HS. Lean and strong frame. Tafelski was the top catcher at the Sunshine West event. Defensively he has a very strong arm (81 mph) with accuracy and a quick release. He popped under 2.00 several times with a best of 1.90. He also blocks balls well showing great reactions, and receives well with soft hands. He has high level defensive skills. At the plate he is a right handed hitter who hits from an open stance with good bat speed. Tafelski has can drive the ball with power, and has the ability to stay inside the ball using the whole field. He projects as a middle of the order run producer at the next level. Tafelski can do it all. He is high level defensive catcher, with speed, who can hit and hit with power. Those combinations are rare. He is a must follow for high level DI programs and pro scouts. He is also a very good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Aug 26, 2005
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.90 sec
92.08% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
C 81 mph
95.73% Rank
best 87  avg 74
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class)
Pop 1.90 sec
91.14% Rank
best 1.81  avg 2.04
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 1.78  avg 2.05
 (2007 class)
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