Tyler Mahle
Minnesota Twins – No. 51
Pitcher
Born: (1994-09-29) September 29, 1994 (age 27)
Newport Beach, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 27, 2017, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through July 30, 2022)
Win–loss record31–38
Earned run average4.35
Strikeouts637
Teams

Tyler Fermin Mahle (/ˈmæl/ MA-lee;[1] born September 29, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017 for the Cincinnati Reds.

Amateur career

Mahle attended Westminster High School in Westminster, California.[2] He committed to play college baseball at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[3] He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[4]

Professional career

Cincinnati Reds

Mahle signed with the Reds and made his professional debut that same year with the Arizona League Reds, going 1–3 with a 2.36 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched.

He spent 2014 with the Billings Mustangs where he was 5–4 with a 3.87 ERA in 15 starts and 2015 with the Dayton Dragons[5][6] where he pitched to a 13–8 record and 2.43 ERA in 27 games (26 starts). In 2016, he pitched for the Daytona Tortugas and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he was 14–6 with a 3.64 ERA in 27 starts.

Mahle began 2017 with Pensacola. He pitched a perfect game in for Pensacola on April 22, 2017, against the Mobile BayBears.[7] He was later that season promoted to the Louisville Bats.[8]

Mahle was called up to make his major league debut on August 27, 2017.[9] In 24 starts between Pensacola and Louisville prior to his call up he was 10–7 with a 2.06 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.[10] On September 13 of the same year, Mahle pitched five shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals to earn his first MLB win.[11] Mahle spent the rest of 2017 with the Reds after being called up and in four starts for the Reds, he was 1–2 with a 2.70 ERA.

Mahle began 2018 in Cincinnati's opening rotation, but was optioned to Louisville in August before being recalled in September. In 23 starts for the Reds, he went 7–9 with a 4.98 ERA.[12] Mahle returned to Cincinnati's rotation to begin 2019.[13] In 2019 for Cincinnati, Mahle pitched to a 3–12 record and a 5.14 ERA in 25 games, notching 129 strikeouts along the way.[14] Mahle had a bounceback season in 2020, registering a 2–2 record and 3.59 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 47+23 innings of work.[15] Mahle had perhaps his breakout season in 2021, when he went 13–6 with a 3.75 ERA and 210 strikeouts in 180 innings.

Minnesota Twins

On August 2, 2022, the Reds traded Mahle to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, and Steve Hajjar.[16]

Personal life

Mahle’s brother, Greg Mahle, is a left-handed pitcher for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League.

References

  1. ^ Nichols, Tom. "Dragons Tyler Mahle Named Reds MiLB Player of the Year," Dayton Dragons, Monday, December 7, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2021
  2. ^ "Mahle sets the pace for Westminster". OC Varsity. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Tyler Mahle Class of 2013 - Player Profile | Perfect Game USA".
  4. ^ "Southington High's Sal Romano To Sign With Reds". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Dragons' Mahle in command". mydaytondailynews.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Midwest League notebook: Cincinnati Reds prospect Tyler Mahle credits dad for progress with Dayton Dragons - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Reds prospect Tyler Mahle throws perfect game for Double-A Pensacola". Usatoday.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Buchanan, Zach. "Farm Report: Now at Triple-A, Mahle focusing on present". The Enquirer.
  9. ^ "Tyler Mahle got call-up news by accident".
  10. ^ "Tyler Mahle Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cincinnati Reds recap: Tyler Mahle, Eugenio Suarez down St. Louis Cardinals".
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "David Bell names Tyler Mahle as Cincinnati Reds' fifth member of pitching rotation".
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds: Grading Tyler Mahle's perplexing 2019 season". October 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Revamped slider from Tyler Mahle has led to success in 2020". September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ Harrigan, Thomas. "Twins add Mahle to rotation in deal with Reds". MLB.com.