During this June 27th, 7-inning, 2-0 victory over the Ontario, Canada baseball team, Tyler allowed no runs on 5 hits (all singles) while striking out 8 and walking no one. Nineteen of his 21 outs were either strikeouts (8), ground ball outs (8) or infield popups (3). Of his strikeouts, 6 were on curveballs, 1 on a changeup and 1 on a fastball. His strike-to-walk ratio was 79% strikes and 21% balls. He threw 34 fastballs, 47 curveballs and 3 changeups for a total of 84 pitches in the 7 innings. His strike ratio for each pitch was as follows: 94% for his fastballs, 70% for his curveballs and 67% for his changeups. His fastball velocity, which I personally clocked on my Stalker Gun, topped out at 88 with a low of 83. His curveball velocity ranged from 78 to 69. He was very good at changing speeds on each batter and using both sides of the plate. He also appeared to be a good defensive player. In this 3 minute and 55 second video, I included 4 strikeouts and two fielding plays. Of the four that struck out, I included all pitches in each at-bat to give you a feel as to how Tyler pitches.
[Editor's Note: Due to a case of tendinitis, this was Tyler's second start of the summer. Because of that, his fastball velocity consistency wasn't up to his normal standards.]
No. 12 Lefthanded pitcher Tyler Whitney -
Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the Dawgs' Bite, Powered by GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing email@example.com.