The Kansas City Royals have named former University of Alabama Outfielder Tyler Gentry of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals' 2022 Player of the Year.

Gentry started the season with the High A- Quad Cities and was then called up to Double-A in mid-June.

In 73 games, playing both left field and right field for the Naturals, Gentry led the team with nine outfield assists. Offensively, he hit .321 with 88 hits, 16 home runs and 63 RBI. He totaled 32 extra-base hits on the year.

He was a second round pick out of Tuscaloosa for the Royals in the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

During his two seasons at Bama, Gentry finished with a career batting line of .335, to go with 18 doubles, 17 home runs and 63 RBI.

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