What is your opinion on Styslinger?
Sorry for the late response. When you asked this I had yet to see him play so far this year. Judging on last year + his junior career, I never really expected much out of him in terms of pro career. He had an slightly above average serve for college, it's not blazing but it's pretty fast. His shots were all good, but not exactly spectacular. I did think his volleys were good for a first year, but nothing really made him stand out as a prospect.
After seeing him practice this year, it seems like he has leveled up quite a bit. The two times I saw him practice so far he was rallying/playing a match against our two strongest hitters (Domijan and Ryan Shane) and he was pretty much matching their power while still looking the most consistent of the three. He's got a really good all around game and his one hander is very solid. I don't really like his mechanics because it seems really stiff. For example, his forehand uses a lot of shoulder, and his right arm looks frozen into an unbent position on his one handed backhand. But it's really working for him at this point. I'd like to wait and see him play some matches with real pressure before I say any more, but I like where his game is headed.
Final note: Although he's looking good, I don't expect him to play higher than 3 this year. At this point, Domijan and Mitchell Frank are still our two best players until proven otherwise.