• Full name Tyler Alan O'Neill
  • Born 06/22/1995 in Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Garibaldi Secondary
  • Debut 04/19/2018
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2013 (signed for $650,000).
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    While O'Neill draws comparisons to Brett Lawrie, it's mostly because he's a muscular Canadian who recently converted to catcher and has some similar mannerisms. Calling O'Neill muscular is an understatement. With a father who was a Canadian bodybuilding champion, O'Neill has a bulky, square build at 6 feet and 215 pounds and likely has a position change in his future. He doesn't like catching, and his build makes him too stiff to stay behind the plate. He has above-average arm strength but missed time this spring with a sore elbow. If he doesn't get more flexible, he might not even be able to remain in the infield. O'Neill's bat will profile wherever he winds up. There's no fastball he can't turn around. He has premium bat speed and projects to be an average hitter with above-average power. O'Neill is committed to Oregon State, but was getting some first-round buzz, so it's unlikely he winds up in Corvallis.

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  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • St. Louis Cardinals activated LF Tyler O'Neill from the 60-day injured list.
  • St. Louis Cardinals sent LF Tyler O'Neill on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
  • St. Louis Cardinals transferred LF Tyler O'Neill from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Lower back strain.
  • St. Louis Cardinals placed LF Tyler O'Neill on the 10-day injured list. Lower back strain.
  • Canada activated LF Tyler O'Neill.

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