Kansas City Royals: Prospect Interview, Tyler Tolbert
By Shawn Bauman
“Wherever position the manager writes me into play that day or wherever the team needs me.“
Q: The Kansas City Royals had a great year in the minor leagues with four titles including the Chuckars you played for. Can you feel the excitement and commitment to winning that can be pushed up towards the big league club?
A: It was an amazing year for the organization as a whole. Yes, the excitement is definitely getting pushed up to the big league club. The front office is putting the pieces together to bring multiple World Series titles back to Kansas City. It is a process and it is going to be well worth it when the Royals are back on top.
Q: You have a lot of versatility playing middle infield and all three outfield positions. Do you feel you excel at one particular spot or have a desire to play at one position?
A: I do not have a favorite position to play. Wherever position the manager writes me into play that day or wherever the team needs me. I am confident in my abilities that I am going to excel in that position. That is the mindset that I have and I am always going to keep that mindset.
Q: You played high school and college ball in Alabama. What was it like being so far from home after the draft?
A: Being away from home was not bad at all. With me playing across the country on the summer ball circuit I was prepared to be comfortable away from home. The support from all of my family and friends has been amazing as well. I am excited to see what the future holds.
As you can see Tolbert has a great mindset and dedication to the game of baseball. The Kansas City Royals organization made a great pick here, keep an eye on him as he continues to develop his career bringing speed and versatility to every level of the organization. Thank you, Tyler (@TylerTobert12) for taking the time to speak with us!