Tyler Wayne Skaggs was an American left-handed professional baseball starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A graduate of Santa Monica High School, Skaggs was selected by the Angels in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. The Angels traded him to the Diamondbacks in 2010, and he made his major league debut in 2012 against the Miami Marlins. Skaggs was traded back to the Angels in December 2013, where he spent the rest of his career. He missed the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery for an injury sustained in 2014, and continued to miss parts of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons due to other injuries. At the time of his death, Skaggs posted a career earned run average of 4.41, recorded 476 strikeouts, and had a win–loss record of 28–38. On July 1, 2019, Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, where the Angels were visiting for a series against the Texas Rangers.
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About Tyler Skaggs
Left-handed pitcher who debuted in the MLB with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012. He then went on to play for the Los Angeles Angels from 2014 until 2019 when he was tragically found dead in his hotel room.
Tyler Skaggs Before Fame
He pitched at Santa Monica High School before he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009.
Achievement of Tyler Skaggs
He was named the Diamondbacks' top prospect in 2013 by Baseball America. He had ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery in 2014, which forced him to take time off from baseball for over a year.
Tyler Skaggs Family Life
He credited his mom Debbie Skaggs, a softball coach for 20 years, as one of his biggest motivators.
Associations of Tyler Skaggs
Information related to Tyler Skaggs
- Nick Adenhart , a former Angels pitcher who died in a car accident ten years prior to Skaggs' death.
- Orem Owlz players
- Visalia Rawhide players
- Arizona League Angels players
- South Bend Silver Hawks players
- Sportspeople from Santa Monica, California
- Cedar Rapids Kernels players
- Los Angeles Angels players
- Mobile BayBears players
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players
- Reno Aces players
- Salt Lake Bees players
- Arizona Diamondbacks players