Tyler Goeddel

Position: OF
Born: 10/20/1992
Height: 6'4
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Selected in the2015 MLB Rule 5 Draft (PHI). Originally drafted in the first round (#41 overall) of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Hit .279 with 12 HRs, 79 RBIs, 28 SBs, 17 doubles and 10 triples, posting a .350 OBP and .433 SLG at Montgomery (Double-A/Rays).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/6/2016

Debut Details
April 6, in a 3-2 loss to the Reds. The starting left fielder, he batted eighth and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He was replaced in seventh inning by pinch-hitter Cedric Hunter.

Player Notes
The former 2011 first rounder has a lot going for him, which helps explain why he was snapped up with the first pick in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft. He can play all three outfield positions, and this versatility may prove to work in his benefit, especially with the Phillies’ loss of Aaron Altherr to a wrist injury for what may be the entire season. Goeddel, who moved to the outfield from third base, hit .269 in 2014 with 6 HRs, 61 RBIs and 20 SBs along with 25 doubles at Charlotte (High A). Neat personal note: While both Goeddel and his older brother, Erik, are pro baseball players (Erik pitches for the Mets), their dad David is the most accomplished professional of all of them,a pioneer in the area of biotechnology.