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Tyler Skaggs

Tyler Skaggs
Baseball pitcher
Tyler Wayne Skaggs was an American professional baseball pitcher who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. The Angels selected Skaggs in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. After they traded him to the Diamondbacks, Skaggs debuted in MLB in 2012.
Died: July 1, 2019, Southlake, Texas, United States
Born: July 13, 1991, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.96 m || 6.430446 feet
Spouse: Carli Miles
Average Salary: $1,875,000 annually
Education: Santa Monica High School
Summary
The Angels selected Skaggs in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. After they traded him to the Diamondbacks, Skaggs debuted in MLB in 2012. The Diamondbacks traded Skaggs back to the Angels during the 2013–14 off-season, and he pitched for the team until 2019. Skaggs posted a career earned run average of 4.41 and recorded 476 strikeouts, with a record of 28 wins and 38 losses.
On July 1, 2019, Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, where the Angels were visiting to play the Texas Rangers; Death has not been yet revealed as stated in the police statement.
Career
Amateur career
Skaggs attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California. In 2008, his junior year, Skaggs was named the player of the year in the Ocean League.
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Skaggs with the 40th pick as a supplemental selection in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.He made his professional debut that season in Minor League Baseball at the Rookie-level with the Arizona Angels of the Arizona League and the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League. In 2010, the Angels assigned Skaggs to the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League.

Arizona Diamondbacks

On July 25, 2010, Skaggs along with Joe Saunders, Rafael Rodríguez and Patrick Corbin were traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Dan Haren. The Diamondbacks assigned Skaggs to the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League.
In 2011, Skaggs started the season with the Visalia Rawhide of the Class A-Advanced California League, receiving a promotion to the Mobile Bay Bears of the Class AA Southern League in July. Skaggs, along with Paul Goldschmidt, represented the Diamondbacks at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.
Skaggs started the 2012 season with Mobile, receiving a promotion to the Reno Aces of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in late June. He appeared in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game. Skaggs made his MLB debut on August 22, and gave up two runs through 6 1⁄3 innings of work and was awarded the win.
Diamondbacks traded Skaggs back to the Angels on December 10, 2013, in a three-team trade also involving the Chicago White Sox. The Angels received Hector Santiago along with Skaggs, while the White Sox received Adam Eaton and the Diamondbacks received Mark Trumbo and two players to be named later.In August 2014, Skaggs underwent ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery), and he later decided that he would not pitch for the entire 2015 season. He finished his first season with the Angels with a 5–5 record in 18 starts.11
After more than a year recovering from Tommy John surgery, Skaggs returned to the Angels in 2016, and started 10 games. For the 2017 season, Skaggs began in the Angels rotation. Throughout the season, Skaggs spent 98 days on the disabled list,12 limiting him to just 16 starts.
In 2018, he was placed on the disabled list on July 4 and again on August 4 with adductor strains. Overall on the season, Skaggs started 24 games, finishing 8–10 with a 4.02 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 125 1⁄3 innings.He began the 2019 season in the rotation. He was placed on the disabled list after 3 starts with a left ankle sprain. He was activated on April 26. In his 15 starts in 2019, Skaggs posted a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, with a 4.29 ERA and 78 strikeouts.
Pitching style
Skaggs mainly threw three pitches, leading with a four-seam fastball at 91 to 94 miles per hour (146–151 km/h). He also threw a curveball 72 to 76 miles per hour (116–122 km/h), and a changeup against right-handed hitters 78 to 81 miles per hour (126–130 km/h). Baseball America and other scouts regarded the curve as his best pitch, while the changeup was less developed.
Personal life
Skaggs was born in Woodland Hills, California, on July 13, 1991.19 His mother, Debbie, was the softball coach at Santa Monica High School until 2015. He married Carli Miles after the conclusion of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, and was a resident of his native Santa Monica until his death.
Death
Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room on July 1, 2019, in Southlake, Texas. Police said that no foul play is suspected. The Angels were in the area to play a four-game series against the Texas Rangers; Skaggs was scheduled to pitch in the series’ finale on July 4.22 The Angels and the Rangers postponed the first game, which was scheduled for the day of his death.
Contract
Tyler Skaggs signed a 1 year / $3,700,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $3,700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,700,000. In 2019, Skaggs will earn a base salary of $3,700,000, while carrying a total salary of $3,700,000.
Tyler Skaggs signed a 1 year / $3,700,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $3,700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,700,000. In 2019, Skaggs will earn a base salary of $3,700,000, while carrying a total salary of $3,700,000.
Contract:    1 yr(s) / $3,700,000
Signing Bonus:   —
Average Salary:   $3,700,000
Free agent:    —
Estimated Career Earnings

YearTeamSalarySigning BonusIncentiveTotal Cash
2009Player Cash Earnings$1,000,000$1,000,000
2012Player Cash Earnings$480,000$480,000
2013Player Cash Earnings$56,229$56,229
2014Player Cash Earnings$502,250$502,250
2015Player Cash Earnings$515,000$515,000
2016Player Cash Earnings$515,000$515,000
2017Player Cash Earnings$555,000$555,000
2018Player Cash Earnings$1,875,000$1,875,000
2019Player Cash Earnings$3,700,000$3,700,000
Est. Earnings
(8 seasons)
$8,198,479$1,000,000$9,198,479

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