Tyler Mahle

Position: RHP
Born: 09/29/94
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
10-7 with a 2.06 ERA in 144 1/3 innings between Pensacola (Double-A) and Louisville (Triple-A), striking out 138 and walking 20 in 24 games.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville on August 26, when RHP Luke Farrell was sent down, and RHP Scott Feldman was transferred from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 08/27/17

Debut Details
August 27, in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings, walking four while striking out five, all swinging. Of 92 pitches thrown, 57 were for strikes. He also went 1-for-2 at the plate. In the first inning, Starling Marte flew out to center, and Adam Frazier struck out before Andrew McCutchen flew out to center. In the second, Josh Bell struck out, Josh Harrison grounded out to shortstop and, after John Jaso drew a walk, Sean Rodriguez struck out. In the third, Elias Diaz drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on Jameson Taillon's sacrifice bunt. Diaz advanced to third on a single by Marte but Frazier grounded into a 5-3 double play to end the inning. In the fourth, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop after which Bell walked and Harrison was hit by a pitch, setting up a two-run double to right by Jaso. Rodriguez then walked before Diaz lined out to right field and Taillon struck out. In the fifth, Marte led off with a single to right and moved up on Max Moroff's sacrifice bunt before McCutchen singled to center, bringing Marte home. Bell then flew out to center and Harrison struck out, ending the inning and Mahle's day.

Player Notes
Drafted out of high school in Westminster, California, Mahle is the younger brother of Angels left-handed reliever Greg Mahle, whose MLB debut was chronicled in these cyberpages in April of 2016, but who has spent this season in the minors as well. In fact, the two brothers' paths almost connected in historic fashion, since the elder Mahle was with Mobile (Double-A) on April 16 but then promoted to Salt Lake (Triple-A) for the next several weeks, while the younger Mahle - Tyler - pitched a perfect game against that same Mobile club on April 22. It was the first nine-inning perfect game pitched in the Southern League since 1970, and Mahle's second no-hitter in less than a year, after having no-hit Jupiter (High A) on June 13, 2016, when he was with the Daytona Tortugas. Named the system's No. 12 prospect by Baseball America who lauded him for his control, he has nudged his fastball from the low 90s into high 90s since being drafted, and he adds in a promising slider and a changeup that's developing still. In 2016, he led the organization in wins going 14-6 with a 3.64 ERA in 27 games between Daytona Beach and Pensacola, striking out 141 while walking just 37 in 150 2/3 innings. In 2015, at Daytona, he was 13-8 with a 2.43 ERA in 27 games, fanning 135 and walking just 25 in 152 innings. He's posted a 2.85 career ERA and .239 BAA. Mahle and his starting catcher Chad Wallach (see above) became the second starting battery for Cincinnati this season to both be making their MLB debuts simultaneously.