SPURLIN, TYLER

Position: Pitcher

DOB: June 17, 1991

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 195

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (June 19, 2013)

Profile:  Signed by the Brewers out of Rice in 2013, Spurlin pitched for Milwaukee’s affiliate in the AZL that same season before splitting 2014 between Low-A Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County.  He spent all of 2015 at Brevard and returned there to open 2016 as well, before earning a promotion to Double-A Biloxi.  He pitched in the Arizona Fall League following the 2016 season, but after working in just one Cactus League contest in the spring of 2017, Spurlin was sidelined with an undisclosed injury that knocked him out of action for all of 2017.  With a fastball that sits in the low-90’s and a slurvy breaking ball, Spurlin is a deceptive righty who had put up impressive relief numbers at each stop before an injury sidetracked him in 2017.

2013:  Spurlin signed with the Brewers and began his pro career by pitching for Milwaukee’s AZL club, going 3-0 with an 0.90 earned run average in 12 relief appearances.  He allowed just two earned runs over 20 innings of work and struck out 23.

2014:  Spurlin got his first taste of full-season ball in 2014, making the jump to Class-A Wisconsin to begin the year.  He pitched in 16 games for the Timber Rattlers, going 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA and holding opposing hitters to a .223 average in 27.1 innings.  That earned him a promotion to High-A Brevard County, where he finished the year by making eight more appearances for the Manatees.

2015:  The Brewers opted to have Spurlin return to Brevard County in 2015, and he spent the entire year pitching in the Florida State League.  In 28 appearances out of the bullpen, he went 2-1 with a 3.05 earned run average while converting on two of three save chances.

2016:  Milwaukee had Spurlin return to Brevard once again in 2016, but after posting an ERA of 1.69 in nine appearances, he received a promotion to Double-A Biloxi.  In 41 relief outings with the Shuckers, he went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA and the Brewers rewarded him with a trip to the Arizona Fall League after the season, where he worked in 11 more games for the Salt River Rafters.

2017:  Spurlin appeared ticketed for Triple-A Colorado Springs to open up 2017, but after suffering an injury during spring training, he landed on the disabled list and wound up missing the entire season.