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Tyler Zuber
Trending: ↓ 31%
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 175LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 6, #180, Kansas City Royals | Arkansas State
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 4.05 6 0 0 6.2 4 1.65
1 Season 0 1 4.05 6 0 0 6.2 4 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 6 0-1 4.05 6.2 4 1.65
1 Season 6 0-1 4.05 6.2 4 1.65

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2020 KC AL 30 0 1 4.05 6 0 0 6.2 3 3 3 2 8 4 1.65
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

Zuber was used as a swingman as a sophomore and junior at Arkansas State before he moved to the bullpen full-time and dominated in 2017, when the Royals took him in the sixth round. He continued to improve in that role during his first two professional seasons before breaking out in earnest at Class A Advanced Wilmington, where he was a midseason All-Star, and Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2019. He saved 21 games between the two stops, recording a 1.79 ERA and 11.1 K/9 over 55 1/3 innings (43 appearances). The Royals sent Zuber to the Dominican Winter League for some extra work, and he responded with a 1.80 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Zuber may be an undersized right-hander, but he has a surprisingly big fastball that he can back up with a pair of quality secondary pitches. He typically sits at 94-95 mph out of the bullpen but can reach back for a few extra ticks as needed, throwing his heater with late life that allows him to beat hitters inside and above the zone. Scouts prefer his curveball, an above-average pitch, to his slider, though the latter also is at least average. Opposing hitters struggle to square up Zuber and batted just .181 with a .522 OPS and 14 percent swinging-strike rate against him in 2019.

As a smaller right-handed pitcher with late-inning potential, Zuber earns comparisons to former Royals closer Greg Holland. The Royals plan to give him a long look in big league camp during Spring Training after his stellar 2019 campaign.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 111 18 3 16.7 87.9 7.4 38.9 .315 .690 .354 .486 .503 44.4 13.3 26.7 4.05 11.34
ALL 111 18 3 16.7 87.9 7.4 38.9 .315 .690 .354 .486 .503 44.4 13.3 26.7
MLB 40862 6.3 88.2 11.9 32.7 .252 .417 .317 .330 .390 34.7 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/23/2020 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of RHP Tyler Zuber from Royals Alternate Training Site.
07/18/2020 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Royals Alternate Training Site from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
01/13/2020 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RHP Tyler Zuber to spring training.
10/12/2019 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Tigres del Licey.
06/20/2019 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
04/01/2019 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Omaha Storm Chasers.
03/25/2019 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
06/30/2018 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Lexington Legends.
08/23/2017 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Lexington Legends from Burlington Royals.
06/19/2017 RHP Tyler Zuber assigned to Burlington Royals.
06/18/2017 Kansas City Royals signed RHP Tyler Zuber.