Canal Park received a makeover this past offseason with a brand new state-of-the-art video scoreboard, and Tyler Holt has put the video screen to good use.
Holt, a 24-year-old alumnus of Florida State University, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 2010 Draft. He spent his first season in the organization with the low-A Lake County Captains and has progressed through the levels ever since.
Now, Holt resides with the double-A Akron Aeros, where he has played through a portion of last season. The centerfielder is currently hitting .278 with 10 RBIs 21 walks, 28 strikeouts, eight stolen bases and a pair of home runs through 46 games.
Just as admirable is his defense, which tends to have Holt featured on the Aeros’ highlight reel rather frequently. He can be seen diving flat-out or crashing into walls for fly balls, something that he’s done as long as he can remember.
“You kind of just know,” Holt said. “I’ve been an outfielder since I was a little guy so I k...