Cole Tyler Flowers
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 245 lb.
- School Chipola Junior College
- High School Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
- Debut September 3, 2009
- Born January 24, 1986 in Roswell, GA, USA
Tyler Flowers made his major league debut in 2009, appearing in 10 games.
A big man at 6' 4" and 245 lbs., he played catcher and first base in the minors. In his four years in the minors (2006-2009) he posted a respectable batting line of .293/.406/.495.
During spring training in 2010, Flowers was touted as the possible replacement for A.J. Pierzynski when A.J.'s contract was due up in 2011. Flowers had worked on his defense and wanted to work more on his offense with the White Sox AAA affiliate, the Charlotte Knights. However, it took him until the 2013 to become Chicago's regular backstop.
Through 2009 he is one of five major leaguers who have had the last name "Flowers". Other than Tyler, though, the most recent one (Ben Flowers) finished up in 1956.