Tyler Skaggs

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Birthday
13, 1991
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 1, 2019 (27)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1991
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 1, 2019 (27)

About

Left-handed pitcher who debuted in the MLB with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012. He then went on to play for the Los Angeles Angels in 2014 until 2019 when he was tragically found dead in his hotel room. 

Before Fame

He pitched at Santa Monica High School before he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009.

Trivia

He was named the Diamondbacks' top prospect in 2013 by Baseball America. He had ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery in 2014 making him take time off from baseball for over a year while with the Angels.

Family Life

He credited his mom Debbie Skaggs, a softball coach for 20 years, as one of his biggest motivators.

Associated With

In July 2010, he was traded along with Joe Saunders, Rafael Rodriguez, and Patrick Corbin to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Dan Haren