Tyler Webb

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Tyler Webb
Tyler Webb (7445488830) (cropped).jpg
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 30
Born: (1990-07-20) July 20, 1990 (age 28)
Nassawadox, Virginia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 24, 2017, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through May 16, 2019)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average5.26

Jon Tyler Webb (born July 20, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017 for the New York Yankees and has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres. Webb played college baseball for the University of South Carolina.


Amateur career[edit]

Webb attended Northampton High School in Eastville, Virginia.[1] After graduating from high school, Webb enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where he played college baseball for the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team. He was a member of the 2010 and 2011 College World Series championship teams. In 2012, his junior year, Webb pitched to a 6–1 win–loss record and a 1.56 earned run average (ERA), and recorded 58 strikeouts in ​57 23 innings pitched. Before his senior year, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Webb a second-team preseason All-American.[2] Serving as the Gamecocks' closer, Webb recorded 17 saves in the 2013 season,[3] and was named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a second-team All-Southeastern Conference pitcher after the season.[1] He finished his Gamecocks' career with a 2.34 ERA and the record for games pitched (110).[3]

New York Yankees[edit]

The New York Yankees selected him in the tenth round, with the 314th overall selection, of the 2013 MLB draft.[1][4] The Yankees assigned him to the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League after he signed, but promoted him to the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League two weeks later.[3] Webb began the 2014 season with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and was promoted to the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League. He was named an Eastern League All-Star,[5] and was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League following the All-Star break.[6] For the season, Webb went 3–6 with a 3.80 ERA and 12 saves in 48 games and ​68 23 innings pitched.

Webb received a non-roster invitation to spring training with the Yankees in 2015, and opened the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. His playing time was limited due to a tendon injury, and the Yankees assigned Webb to the Arizona Fall League after the regular season.[7] In 2016, he pitched for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.[8]

On December 8, 2016, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Webb from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft.[9] He competed for a role with the Pirates during spring training,[10] but was returned to the Yankees before the regular season.[11] Webb began the 2017 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.[12]

The Yankees promoted Webb to the major leagues on June 22, 2017.[13] He made his MLB debut on June 24.[14] He made seven relief appearances for the Yankees, pitching to a 4.50 ERA while striking out five and walking four in six innings.[15]

Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres[edit]

On July 13, 2017, the Yankees traded Webb to the Milwaukee Brewers for Garrett Cooper.[16] Webb pitched for Milwaukee and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL). He was designated for assignment on April 7, 2018.[17]

On April 14, 2018, Webb was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres.[18] He made one appearance for the El Paso Chihuahuas of the PCL before the Padres promoted him to the major leagues.[19]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

On June 29, 2018, Webb was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals and assigned to the Class AAA Memphis Redbirds.[20] He was recalled by St. Louis on July 27.[21] In ​15 13 innings pitched for St. Louis, he compiled a 1.76 ERA.[22]

Webb began 2019 with Memphis. He was recalled by the Cardinals for the first time in 2019 on April 7.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Webb's father, Kirk, pitched in college baseball for Old Dominion University.[9] Prior to being called up to the Yankees, Tyler had never been to a major league game.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Webb drafted by New York Yankees". The Daily Times. June 12, 2013. Archived from the original on July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Gamecocks' Tyler Webb Named To NCBWA Preseason All-America Team – 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro". 14news.com. December 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Former Gamecock Tyler Webb happy to be back in South Carolina". The Post and Courier. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "USC's Webb drafted by Yankees : Sports : WACH.com". wach.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Thunder's Tyler Webb headed to All-Star game". trentonian.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Thunder fall in extras". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Jennings, Chad (September 4, 2015). "Prospects in the desert: Eppler breaks down Yankees' Fall League assignments". The LoHud Yankees Blog. The Journal News. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Northampton's Webb on track to be a Yankee". The Daily Times. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Pirates pitcher Tyler Webb has never been to a professional sporting event". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 23, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Biertempfel, Rob. "Pirates reliever Webb stuck in tough spot as Rule 5 pick". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Pirates Return Tyler Webb To Yankees". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  12. ^ Collins, Donnie. "Nothing's free: Mechanics, command help revitalize Webb – Sports". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "Eastern Shore native Tyler Webb called up to Yankees". The Daily Times. June 22, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  14. ^ Pollitt, Richard (June 30, 2017). "Tyler Webb reflects on MLB experience". The Daily Times. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "Yankees deal Tyler Webb to Brewers for prospect Garrett Cooper". NY Daily News. July 13, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Brewers trade Triple A first baseman for Yankees LHP Tyler Webb". FOX6Now.com. July 13, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "J.J. Hoover promoted to Brewers from Minors". MLB.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  18. ^ Ford, Brad. "San Diego Padres claim Tyler Webb off waivers from Milwaukee Brewers". Brew Crew Ball. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  19. ^ Bezjak, Lou. "Former Gamecock Tyler Webb recalled by San Diego". The State. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Cardinals' Tyler Webb: Claimed by Cardinals". Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  21. ^ "Cardinals Designate Tyler Lyons For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  22. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals 2018 player grades: Bullpen | Sports". kmov.com. October 4, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  23. ^ RotoWire Staff. "Cardinals' Tyler Webb: Returns to majors". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.

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