Tyler Napierala is the most talented player in the Lebanon County American legion baseball league. Whether or not that makes him the best player in the summer circuit or the league’s most valuable player, well that is simply a matter of conjecture.
Napierala, a 19-year-old outfielder/pitcher, is truly a five-tool performer for the Annville entrant in the local league. And there is literally very few things that Napierala can’t do on a baseball.
Napierala is a smooth, gliding center-fielder. He’s a fast and smart base runner. He can hit for contact and he can hit for power. He’s got a great arm, and is a fierce competitor, on and off. Napeirala is also a cerebral player and leader who knows how the game should be played.
This week, Napierala was again a main contributor in Annville’s pursuit of the Lebanon County American Legion postseason. In a key match-up with Myerstown, with both sides jockeying for playoff position, Napierala got his team going by smashing a solo home run.
Later, Napierala drew a key walk during Annville’s decisive six-run rally, as his club improved to 8-3 on the season.
Napierala, who was a driving force behind the last team other than Campbelltown to win the County Legion championship, competed for the Lackawana Junior College baseball team this past spring.