Tyler Wade

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Tyler Wade
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Wade with the Yankees at Nationals Park in 2019
New York Yankees – No. 14
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1994-11-23) November 23, 1994 (age 24)
Murrieta, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 2017, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through April 28, 2019)
Batting average.182
Home runs1
Runs batted in12
Teams

Tyler Dean Wade (born November 23, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop / Second baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Wade attended Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, California. The New York Yankees selected Wade in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[1] He had committed to play college baseball at San Diego State University,[2] but chose to forgo his commitment and sign with the Yankees, for a $371,300 signing bonus.[3]

Wade made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Near the end of the season, after batting .309/.429/.370 with 12 RBIs, he was promoted to the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League where he played in four games.[4] In 2014, Wade played for the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League where he posted a .272 batting average with one home run and 51 RBIs in 129 games. He started 2015 with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and was promoted to the Trenton Thunder of Class AA Eastern League during the season.[5] In 127 games between both clubs, he batted .262 with three home run and 31 RBIs.

Wade received a non-roster invitation to spring training by the Yankees in 2016, but spent the season with Trenton.[6] Wade finished 2016 batting .259 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 133 games.

Due to an injury to Didi Gregorius, Wade competed to earn a spot on the Yankees' 25-man roster in spring training in 2017. Wade began the 2017 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League.[7] The Yankees promoted Wade to the major leagues on June 27.[8] He was recalled and optioned multiple times during the season before being recalled for the remainder of the season on September 4. In 85 games for the RailRiders he batted .310 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs,[9] and in 30 games for the Yankees, he slashed .155/.222/.224.

On March 28, 2018, Wade announced via Instagram that he would be wearing number 12 for the upcoming 2018 Major League Baseball season, which was worn by third baseman Chase Headley the previous year. He began the season with the Yankees. On the first game of the 2018 season, Wade pinch hit for second baseman Neil Walker, but grounded out. The next day, Wade started at second base and got his first hit of the season, a 2-run double in the 6th inning. He was optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 22.

Tyler first visited New York when he played a tournament at the Old Yankee Stadium when he was 11 years old. Ever since, he has been a New York Yankees fan.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yanks like athleticism in fourth-round pick Wade". New York Yankees. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. ^ https://patch.com/california/murrieta/2-murrieta-valley-alumni-drafted-by-mlb-teams
  3. ^ https://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2017/06/how_yankees_discovered_the_slept-on_tyler_wade.html
  4. ^ "BASEBALL: Murrieta Valley's Wade promoted by Yankees". Press Enterprise. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Yankees' prospect Tyler Wade 'pressing' at Double-A (but still enjoying it)". Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler a dynamic duo for Thunder". Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/tyler-wade-ronald-torreyes-yankees-shortstop-article-1.3012781
  8. ^ http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/yanks-place-starlin-castro-on-dl-recall-prospect-tyler-wade-062717
  9. ^ "Tyler Wade Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Tyler Wade in Feeling the Vibe Magazine". May 25, 2018.

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