Jul 27, 2021

Tylor Megill: Mets Rookie Starting Pitcher (2021)

Tylor J. Megill was born July 28th 1995 in Long Beach, California. The six foot seven, right hander graduated from Los Alamitos High School. 

He then went to Loyola Marymount, Cypress College & finally the University of Arizona. He pitched his junior & senior years for the Wild Cats, going 3-6 with a 5.14 ERA in that time. He was selected in the eighth round of the 2018 draft by the New York Mets.

He started out with the Brooklyn Cyclones going 1-2 with a 3.21 ERA as a relief pitcher. In 2019 he was at St. Lucie getting promoted to AA Binghamton. In that time he struck out 92 batters in 71 innings of work. 

After the cancelled Covid 19 season, he began 2021 at AA Binghamton, as a starter. He went 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA, striking out 42 batters in 26 innings. 

On June 1st, he was promoted to AAA Syracuse where he made just three starts, before getting
called up to the Mets big league staff, replacing an injured Joey Lucchesi.

Mets Career: Megill made his MLB debut on June 23rd, facing the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. He went 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, including a two run HR to Ender Incaiarte. 

He struck out four & walked two in his debut, earning no decision in the Mets 7-3 win.

Quotes- Tylor Megill: " Had a blast while I was out there. I couldn't have asked for more".

His next start was also against the Braves, this time in Atlanta. In five innings he gave up three runs, coming on a three run HR from Ozzie Albies. He earned no decision in the Mets 4-3 win, as James McCann hit a three run HR & Francisco Lindor singled in another, in the Mets four run 7th inning.

On July 5th, with his parents in the
stands at Citi Field, Tylor pitched five innings, of two hit ball against the Central Division's leading Milwaukee Brewers in a battle of first place teams. His only run allowed was on a HR to Omar Narvarez. Megill impressed with seven strike outs in the five innings, while allowing two walks, earning his first career win.

Tylor was a much needed surprise helping the team's injured starting rotation.

On July 10th, he went 3.2 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out seven, allowing a run on four hits, but earning no decision in the Mets 4-2 win.

On July 17th, his good pitching continued, as he threw six shut out innings in Pittsburgh, earning no decision in the Mets loss.

On July 23rd, he opened up a big series against the Blue Jays, pitching another six shut out innings. He struck out five & walked one, as he allowed just two hits, to earn his first career win. 

The offense provided by Pete Alonso's 21st HR, as he also drove in all three Mets runs.

Family: Tylor's older brother Trevor, also made his big league debut in 2021, pitching for the Chicago Cubs as a reliever.

Trivia: Tylor's parents were interviewed by SNY's Steve Gelbs during his July 5th stat at Citi Field. They say the spelling of Tylor's name stems from the "o" in his brother Trevor's name. They also share the same middle initial "J" as their father. I'm high school Tylor stressed the pronunciation of the "o" in his name telling his mom, people will remember me.

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