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Tyler Jay

Tyler Jay

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 185 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 1, #6, Minnesota Twins) - Illinois
Lemont, IL USA
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 2.97 16 0 0 30.1 32 1.38
Career Minors 13 13 3.77 118 19 4 233.2 231 1.45
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 16 0-0 2.97 30.1 32 1.38
Career Minors 118 13-13 3.77 233.2 231 1.45

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A(Adv) 0 1 3.93 19 0 1 18.1 18 10 8 0 8 22 1.42
2016 2 Teams Minors 5 5 3.33 18 15 0 83.2 77 34 31 7 26 77 1.23
2016 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A(Adv) 5 5 2.84 13 13 0 69.2 64 24 22 5 21 68 1.22
2016 Chattanooga Lookouts SOU AA 0 0 5.79 5 2 0 14.0 13 10 9 2 5 9 1.29
2017 3 Teams Minors 3 0 3.09 8 1 0 11.2 11 6 4 2 4 19 1.29
2017 Chattanooga Lookouts SOU AA 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 1 3 2 2.00
2017 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A(Adv) 3 0 1.50 3 0 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 0 10 0.67
2017 GCL Twins GCL ROK 0 0 4.91 3 1 0 3.2 6 4 2 1 1 7 1.91
2018 Chattanooga Lookouts SOU AA 4 5 4.22 38 2 2 59.2 74 38 28 7 20 49 1.58
2019 3 Teams Minors 1 2 4.03 35 1 1 60.1 70 31 27 2 30 64 1.66
2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos SOU AA 1 2 4.82 17 0 1 28.0 36 19 15 1 19 27 1.96
2019 AZL Reds AZL ROK 0 0 9.00 2 1 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 5 1.50
2019 Chattanooga Lookouts SOU AA 0 0 2.97 16 0 0 30.1 31 10 10 1 11 32 1.38

Scouting Report

Scouting grades:Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

A closer at Illinois, and one of the best in college baseball, Jay went No. 6 overall in the 2015 Draft to the Twins, who saw a four-pitch mix and thought it could work in a starting rotation. He did make it to Double-A as a starter in his first full season, though a neck strain shelved him at the end of the year. Moved to the bullpen for 2017, the injury bug hit again and Jay missed most of the season, though he did make up for some lost time in the Arizona Fall League.

The Twins are cautiously optimistic that Jay is starting to find the pitcher he was before the injuries hit. When Jay first got to the AFL, he seemed tentative and afraid to let it fly, with a fastball that was touching the low 90s. In his final outing of the fall, however, he was up to 94-96 mph and felt great about how he wrapped up a lost season. His slider, while still flashing plus, is still a bit inconsistent and he still throws his curve and changeup, with the chance to be more than two-pitch reliever.

There is no longer any talk of having Jay start, as his slight build clearly was not suited for it, and there's hope that the clarity in role will help him mentally prepare. If he can take his AFL finish and carry it over to 2018, he can put the injuries behind him and impact the back end of a big league bullpen soon.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/02/2019 Chattanooga Lookouts activated LHP Tyler Jay from the 7-day injured list.
06/27/2019 Chattanooga Lookouts sent LHP Tyler Jay on a rehab assignment to AZL Reds.
06/19/2019 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts.
06/10/2019 Minnesota Twins traded LHP Tyler Jay to Cincinnati Reds for cash.
04/01/2019 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Twins Extended Spring Training.
03/30/2019 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Twins Extended Spring Training from Rochester Red Wings.
03/25/2019 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
04/22/2018 Tyler Jay roster status changed by Chattanooga Lookouts.
04/13/2018 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Tyler Jay on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 11, 2018. Left groin strain.
04/04/2018 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
03/16/2018 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Minnesota Twins.
08/25/2017 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Chattanooga Lookouts.
08/16/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts sent LHP Tyler Jay on a rehab assignment to GCL Twins.
06/01/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Tyler Jay on the 7-day disabled list. Left shoulder impingement.
05/23/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts activated LHP Tyler Jay from the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Tyler Jay on the 7-day disabled list.
09/30/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts activated LHP Tyler Jay from the 7-day disabled list.
08/01/2016 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Tyler Jay on the 7-day disabled list. Neck strain.
07/07/2016 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
06/23/2015 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from GCL Twins.
06/22/2015 LHP Tyler Jay assigned to GCL Twins.
06/17/2015 Minnesota Twins signed LHP Tyler Jay.