From BR Bullpen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 190 lb.
- High School St. Francis High School
 Biographical Information
Tyler Goeddel was a first-rounder in 2011. His brother Erik Goeddel has played in the minors.
Goeddel hit .361 as a high school senior despite missing a month with mononucleosis. Baseball America rated him as the 89th-best prospect entering the 2011 amateur draft, while he had a commitment to UCLA in case he did not sign. The Tampa Bay Rays took him 41st in the draft, with a choice that was compensation for the loss of Carl Crawford. He was the 5th first-rounder that year for Tampa Bay, following Taylor Guerrieri (also a compensation pick for Crawford), Mikie Mahtook, Jake Hager and Brandon Martin - Jeff Ames, Blake Snell, Grayson Garvin and James Harris would follow as Tampa Bay got 10 first-rounders that year. Goeddel signed for a $1,500,000 bonus; the signing scout was Brian Morrison.
Tyler made his debut with the 2012 Bowling Green Hot Rods on April 5 against the South Bend Silver Hawks. Hitting 9th and playing third base, he went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts. His first at-bat was against another 2011 first-rounder, Archie Bradley, who fanned him both times up.