WEBB, TYLER

Position: Pitcher

DOB: July 20, 1990

Height: 6’5″ / Weight: 230

Bats: Right / Throws: Left

40-man roster: Yes

How acquired: Trade with Yankees (July 13, 2017)

Profile:  Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 48th round in 2011, Webb chose to stay in college at South Carolina and was taken again two years later by the New York Yankees in the 10th round.  He signed with New York for a reported bonus of $30,000 and saw time at two different levels in the Yankees system in 2013.  Webb pitched at three different levels in 2014, reaching Triple-A, then spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  He opened up 2017 back at Triple-A but received the call to join the Yankees in June and made his MLB debut on June 24th.  After just seven relief outings with New York, Webb was traded to Milwaukee in July in exchange for first baseman Garrett Cooper.  He pitched in only two games for the Brewers, then was sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs to finish out the year.  A crafty lefty with a large frame, Webb has a fastball that sits in the low-90’s but looks harder given his delivery.  He also mixes in a slider and a changeup that backs up on hitters, giving him three offerings to keep hitters off balance.

2013:  After signing with the Yankees, Webb got his feet wet with Staten Island, pitching briefly in the New York-Penn League before earning a promotion to Class-A Charleston.  In 16 relief outings there, Webb went 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA, striking out 40 in 30.1 innings of work.

2014:  Webb moved quickly through the Yankees system, starting out 2014 at High-A Tampa, then earning a promotion to Double-A Trenton after just eight games.  He worked in 23 games for Trenton, earning a spot on the Eastern League All-Star team, then was promoted again, finishing out the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

2015: The Yankees had Webb return to Triple-A once again in 2015 and he once again enjoyed success in a relief role there, posting a 2.84 earned run average while striking out 41 batters in 38 innings of work with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

2016:  Pitching at Triple-A for a third consecutive season, Webb continued to state his case for a big league call-up, handling Triple-A hitters.  In 36 appearances, including five as a starter, he went 4-3 with a 3.59 earned run average, again putting up good strikeout numbers.  He was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2016.

2017:  After failing to crack the Pittsburgh roster, Webb was returned to the Yankees and again went back to Triple-A, but he final earned his call to The Show in June, making his MLB debut with the Yankees.  He was up with New York on two separate occasions, appearing in seven games before being traded to Milwaukee.  Webb joined the Brewers’ bullpen following the trade but struggled in two outings, then was sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he spent the remainder of the season, making 17 more relief appearances for the Sky Sox.