Tyler Fermin Mahle
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- High School Westminster (CA) High School
- Debut August 27, 2017
Pitcher Tyler Mahle is the brother of Greg Mahle. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. After going 1-3, 2.36 in 12 games for the GCL Reds that year, he was 5-4, 3.87 with the Billings Mustangs in 2014. He began to distinguish himself as a top prospect in 2015, when he went 13-8, 2.43 in 27 games for the Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League. He struck out 135 batters while walking 25 in 152 innings.
He split the 2016 season between the Daytona Tortugas of the Florida State League and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League, going a combined 14-6, 3.64 and 141 Ks in 150 2/3 innings. His stint at Daytona included his throwing a no-hitter on June 13th, 4-0 over the Jupiter Hammerheads. He then was invited to join the major league Reds for spring training in 2017 before starting the year back with Pensacola. To say he started the year red hot would be an understatement. On April 22nd, he needed only 89 pitches to hurl a magnificent perfect game against the Mobile BayBears, striking out 8 batters. It was the first solo no-hitter in team history, and the first perfect game in the Southern League since 1970. His record after the game stood at 4-0, 0.68. Ironically, his brother Greg had been playing for Mobile only a couple of weeks earlier. He made his big league debut with the Reds on August 27th, starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates and being charged with a 5-2 loss after giving up 3 runs in 5 innings. He recorded his first win on September 13th when he pitched five scoreless inning in defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0. He went 1-2, 2.70 in 4 starts for the Reds.
Mahle made the Reds' opening day roster in 2018 and was selected to pitch the home opener on April 2nd against the Chicago Cubs. He had a great outing, giving up just one hit and striking out 7 in 6 scoreless innings, and the Reds hung on for a 1-0 win.
- C. Trent Rosecrans: "Reds prospect Tyler Mahle throws perfect game for Double-A Pensacola", USA Today Sports, April 22, 2017.