Last night, right-handed pitcher Tylor MeGill became the latest former Brooklyn Cyclone (short-season Single-A) to reach “The Show.”
The Long Beach, California, native made his dreams come true with the New York Mets, lasting 4.1 innings and allowing a pair of runs in his Major League debut against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. The Mets went on the win, 7-3.
While with the Cyclones in 2018, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound hurler posted a 1-2 mark with a 3.21 ERA in 28 innings pitched in 10 contests.
Additionally, MeGill spent part of the 2019 campaign with the Columbia Fireflies (full season Single-A) before he quickly ascended all the way to Binghamton to finish the year in AA. In 14 games, three of which were starts, in Soda City, the University of Arizona graduate spun 31 innings and maintained a 2.61 ERA while punching out 42 opponents. He held opposing hitters to a .207 average in the South Atlantic League.
In his path to the Majors, MeGill spent parts of five seasons in Minor League Baseball, appearing in 40 games and starting 21 of them. The 2018 8th-round pick of New York sports a 9-10 record in the minors to go along with a 3.41 ERA.
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(Photo: Columbia Fireflies)