Tyler Eppler

Position: RHSP
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Indianapolis Indians
League: International League
Born: 01/05/1993 (Age: 25)
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 6th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD:

  • XL frame, broad and durable features. Prototype workhorse built to eat innings. 
  • Semi-windup, strong and on-line finish, moderate thwack in upper-half after release. Long, full arm-circle into H3/4 slot. 
  • FB 90-92; Not overpowering, mixes 4sm and 2sm, flashes command to low spots and occasionally both sides. 
  • SL 84-86; Hard cut-like tilt, short break, uses as his primary off-speed pitch for a second look. 
  • CB 76-78; Uses as his chase pitch for swing/miss. Consistent two-plane depth and sweepy 11-to-5 action. Average pitch. 
  • CH 84-86; Circle-change with moderate fade, shows more to LHH. Workable third speed that can develop into playable pitch. 
  • Pounds the zone with FB, consistently ahead in counts. Won’t miss bats but pitches deep in games and gets contact outs. 

SUMMARY: Durable strikethrower with four-pitch mix, high-floor prospect that’s ready to contribute at ML level. Don’t see carry tool to profile as true rotation piece on a contending club, but ability to limit walks and soak up innings can make him a longman/spot-starter type.