St. Louis Cardinals

Tyler Lyons
DOB:02 21 88
Hometown:Lubbock, TX
College:Oklahoma State
40-man roster:40-man

Player Bio

Became a Cardinal:
Selected in the ninth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Signing announced July 25, 2010 for a reported $40,000.

2011 Season
He moved into Palm Beach’s rotation in late June after 21 relief appearances. In his 12 starts, Lyons had a 7-2 record with a 4.41 ERA. He fanned 57 and walked 18 in 65 1/3 innings. Lyons moved on to starting in the Arizona Fall League in October and November.

2010 Season
After signing in July and reporting to short-season Batavia, the left-hander was diagnosed with tendinitis in his pitching elbow and was shut down for the remainder of the summer.

Collegiate highlights:
Lyons struggled with consistency in 2009 and 10 while excelling during the summer. With Team USA in 2008, he did not allow a run working out of the bullpen. On the Cape in 2009, he posted a 1.77 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 45.2 innings.

In spring 2010, he posted a record of 3-6 with a 6.06 ERA while striking out 80 and walking 18. The southpaw pitches in the high 80’s with a solid curveball that he struggled commanding. Due to these struggles, Lyons found a new feel for his changeup that has made it a valuable secondary pitch.

Lyons was previously selected in the 10th round of the 2009 draft by the New York Yankees.

The Cardinal Nation Memphis Redbirds Starting Pitcher of the Year: 2015
Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week – 06/01-07/15, 07/26-08/03/14, 07/01-07/13
The Cardinal Nation/ Pitcher of the Month: July 2013
The Cardinal Nation/ 2013 Top Prospect #35