Tyler Manez Verbally Commits to Elon University

9/23/2011, 12:00am (EDT)
By Kevin O’Keeffe & Brandon Kurz

The Whalers organization is proud to congratulate Tyler Manez (Plainedge H.S.), who verbally agreed to sign early with Elon University after receiving a very generous scholarship for both baseball and academics.

Tyler is a tall, lean left handed pitcher with outstanding composure on the mound as well as an excellent fastball, which he throws consistantly for strikes. He has great command over his offspeed pitches and he throws an 87 mph fastball. “Tyler is one of the best pitchers to ever put on a Whalers uniform, if not the best,” said Whalers Owner Brandon Kurz. “He’s certainly the best prospect the organization has had up to this point.”

Tyler is an elite athlete who plays multiple sports. He is a stand out football player for Plainedge High School. Tyler is currently a starting wide receiver. To add to his impressive resume, Tyler is an A student.

“Tyler stood out this year. He answered the call every time he took the field. When college coaches had guns on him, he responded. Down at Perfect Game, he pitched a gem. Down in Cary N.C. for the USA Baseball tryout, Tyler pitched extremely well. Even with all of these accomplishments, Tyler remains humble and dedicated to perfecting his craft,” said Kurz.

Tyler’s Whalers career is highlighted by over 40 wins, with a career E.R.A. of 2.05. Tyler struck out more hitters than innings pitched (over the years) with 392 in 355 recorded innings.

The Whalers look forward to him completing his Whalers career on 18u in 2012 and then hope to sign him to play for the Whalers’ collegiate program, the New York Atlantics in 2013. Tyler will be named to the Whalers Hall Of Fame upon entering Elon University.

“The Whalers would like to thank the Manez family for their loyalty to our program. It was an absolute pleasure to watch Tyler grow as a ballplayer and an even better person,” said Kurz.

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