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A Look at the Career of Pitcher Tyler Skaggs

Tyler Skaggs

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away suddenly at the age of 27. Here is a look at the southpaws’ sadly shortened career:

MLB Draft and Minor League Carrer

Tyler Skaggs was drafted out of high school no. 40 overall by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2009 MLB draft, just 13 picks after Mike Trout. The 6-foot-4 pitcher spent just three seasons in the minors with the Diamondbacks’ and Angles’ organizations before his debut at just 21 years old.

Major League Career

Skaggs debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2012. He didn’t have the best rookie season as he posted a 5.83 ERA his first year. The southpaw spent 2012 and 2013 with Arizona before being traded back to the team that drafted him, the Angels.

In 2014, he had a 5-5 record with a 4.30 ERA over 113 innings pitched. However, he did not play in the following year of 2015 due to Tommy John surgery. Skaggs made a strong comeback in 2016, having possibly the best season of his career. He posted a 4.17 ERA through only 10 starts.

Skaggs has been a decent starter throughout his career, helping the Angels’ rotation in many ways. Though it was short, Tyler Skaggs left behind many memories for Angels fans in his seven-year MLB career.

Tyler Skaggs finished his career with a 28-38 record with a 4.41 ERA.

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