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What’s not to like about Tyler Ladendorf? The Minnesota Twins selected Ladendorf, 60th overall, out of Howard College in Texas batted .542 to lead the nation in hitting. Before coming to Howard, Tyler honed his baseball skills at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL. The 5’11” 190 pound shortstop has excellent bat speed, but has an unorthodox approach to hitting may hinder his future development. That said, he looks to be just the type of player who will fit in pefectly into the Minnesota Twins system. The Twins once had a pretty good player out of Chicago by the name of Kirby Puckett. From what I’ve seen of Tyler, his game reminds me of Barry Larkin. Another pretty good hitting Chicago guy is Curtis Granderson. Puckett, Larkin, & Granderson – if Tyler’s anything like these three guys, the Twins got a steal in Ladendorf. Even though I’m a Sox fan, I’ll be rooting for Tyler Ladendorf.

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