Tyler Stephen Pill
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- School Cal State Fullerton
- High School Covina High School
- Debut May 27, 2017
Tyler was 7-4 with a 2.01 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings as a high school senior, while batting .463. He was picked by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the 2008 amateur draft but continued on to college. As a college freshman, he went 11-3 with a 4.06 ERA and only 13 walks in 102 innings. He split Big West Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors with Noe Ramirez and Baseball America picked him as second-team Freshman All-American. He set a school freshman record for wins, one shy of the Conference lead. He appeared in the 2009 College World Series.
Pill fell to 4-4, 3.36 as a sophomore in 2010 but hit well in a regular role (.354/.411/.535, 43 R, 42 RBI in 55 G, 10 steals in 16 tries).
He reached the majors with the Mets on May 27, 2017 but lost in his major league debut when he gave up a 10th-inning run to the Pitsburgh Pirates when Josh Edgin allowed the game-winning hit to John Jaso for a 5-4 Bucs win. Tyler had come in to start the bottom of the 10th as New York's sixth pitcher of the game and allowed a single to David Freese with one out, then loaded the bases by hitting Andrew McCutchen with a pitch and walking Francisco Cervelli. He got Gift Ngoepe to fly out to shallow right for the second out, but was replaced by Edgin who gave up the game-ending hit.
Source: Cal State Fullerton bio