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Tyler F. Adamczyk
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Westlake High School
- Born November 9, 1982 in Raleigh, NC USA
 Biographical information
Drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2001 amateur draft, Adamczyk began his professional career the next season. He pitched for the rookie-level Johnson City Cardinals in 2002, going 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 13 games (11 starts). He made 26 starts for the Peoria Chiefs in 2003, going 7-12 with a 4.49 ERA. He led the Midwest League with 15 home runs allowed.
With the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2004, Adamczyk went 5-10 with a 5.00 ERA in 26 games (25 starts), walking 71 and throwing a Florida State League-high 26 wild pitches in 136 2/3 IP. Tyler was one walk behind FSL leader Rich Hill. He split the 2005 season between the Swing of the Quad Cities (15 games, 9 starts, 4-3, 7.83 ERA) and the Palm Beach Cardinals (14 games, 13 starts, 3-7, 6.68 ERA) going a combined 7-10 with a 7.20 ERA in 29 games (22 starts).
He became primarily a reliever for the first time in 2006, when he appeared in 33 games but started only three of them. He went 0-4 with a 4.21 ERA that season for Palm Beach. In 2007, he pitched for the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League, making 11 appearances (3 starts) and going 0-2 with an 11.63 ERA. In 21 2/3 innings with the Flyers, he had 22 walks and only 10 strikeouts.
Overall, he went 23-41 with a 5.34 ERA over the course of his six-year minor league career. He appeared in 138 games, making 89 starts. In 549 2/3 innings, he had 267 walks and 325 strikeouts.