• Full name Robert Prosser Tyler
  • Born 06/18/1995 in Cordele, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 226 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Georgia
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (38th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2016 (signed for $1,701,600).
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    After missing most of his sophomore season with arm issues, Tyler returned with authority for the end of the 2015 season, then showed elite velocity as a member of Team USA's Collegiate National Team. Tyler's bread is his big fastball, which sits in the mid-90s and touches as high as 99. His butter is his changeup, a pitch he locates down and away from hitters effectively, garnering above-average or plus grades from scouts. Tyler's breaking ball received atrocious reviews from scouts prior to this spring, but he has adopted a knuckle-curve grip and had some success with the pitch. While it still lacks the consistency to warrant an average grade, it could play as a below-average pitch whose presence keeps hitters honest. The righthander can sometimes struggle with the timing of his delivery, with his front side landing early or flying open at times. His lack of consistency and lack of a potent breaking pitch lead some evaluators to believe he belongs in the bullpen, but there are plenty of believers in his ability to start.

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