- Full name Tyler O'Neil Cyr
- Born 05/05/1993 in Fremont, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Embry-Riddle University
- Debut 08/21/2022
Drafted in the 10th round (306th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportCyr began his college career at Skyline (Calif.) CC, transferring to Embry-Riddle (Fla.) for his sophomore year. He broke out this spring as he stepped into the starting rotation and helped the Eagles to a third-place finish at the NAIA World Series. Listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Cyr has a good pitcher's build that helps him throw his fastball in the low to mid 90s. He mixes in a changeup and a slider, and struck out 98 batters in 86 innings this spring. His control needs further refinement, however, after he issued 50 walks.
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Anyone looking to become a pilot or an aeronautical engineer would struggle to find a better choice than attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., home of a well-equipped fleet of airplanes. But it's not been a choice of players looking to make it to the majors. Cyr is in a race with Cardinals righthander Daniel Poncedeleon to become the first Eagles big leaguer. Cyr joined the Giants' 40-man roster after the 2017 season and could figure into the Giants' 2018 plans. His success comes from plenty of movement on his 92-96 mph fastball and the deception his cross-body delivery brings. Lefthanded hitters don't pick up the ball until late in his delivery because they get a good look at the numbers on the back of his jersey. Cyr cuts and runs his fastball, with the above-average cutter and his delivery being the biggest reason he shut down lefties (who hit .179/.255/.221). Righthanded hitters actually pick the ball up better coming out of his hand. His below-average slurvy slider isn't nearly as effective which helps explain why righties hit .340/.413/.443 against him. Cyr doesn't have a true plus pitch to use in high-leverage innings, but he could help the big league club as a low-cost, reliable reliever in the near future.