He knows the game and he is always talking which means I don't have to. He brings a lot of vocal leadership to the field.

It seems like when Tyler pitches we don't give him any runs. We scored one tonight and three the last time he pitched.

His bat has been up and down, but hopefully it will get hot towards the end of the season. He has had a couple of big hits in tough situations. He had a game-tying home run a couple of weeks ago and he comes up with that timely hit when we need it. He has good speed, he gets on base and he can hit the home run.

He has been a nice addition for us. He talks to the kids, keeps them up and keeps them in the game. We needed a shortstop and he filled that role. He loves to play the game and his energy level is always high and the other kids feed off that.