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Rays Prospect Q & A: Tyler Bortnick

Bortnick has a career .409 OBP in the minors.

Tyler Bortnick was a 16th-round pick out of Coastal Carolina University in 2009 and last season the 24-year-old Ohio native had a banner year. He led the Florida State League in stolen bases and on- base-percentage and capped it off by being chosen to participate in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game. We caught up Bortnick after a workout last week. Inside is our interview.

Bortnick during a workout on the back fields shortly before our interview. Tyler Bortnick has earned a well-deserved reputation as being the quintessential baseball "grinder". But the 24-year-old infielder is much more than just a hard-nosed baseball rat. He is a talented, bright, and extremely driven player whose uncanny feel for the game allows him to maximize every ounce of talent in his... Recommended Stories

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