Note: This page is for pitcher Tyler Wilson who made his major league debut in 2015; for others with the same name click here.
Philip Tyler Wilson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Virginia
- High School Midlothian High School
- Debut May 20, 2015
- Final Game July 4, 2017
- Born September 25, 1989 in Lynchburg, VA USA
Pitcher Tyler Wilson was a 10th round pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2011 amateur draft, out of the University of Virginia. Scouted by Chris Gale, he was signed for a $10,000 bonus as a senior sign.
He reached the major leagues with the Orioles early in the 2015 season and went 2-2, 3.50 in 9 appearances in the majors that year, five of them starts. He made the Orioles' pitching staff out of spring training in 2016 and after three early outings out of the bullpen, he was inserted in the starting rotation on April 23rd. He won an 8-3 decision over the Kansas City Royals that day, pitching five innings and began to take a regular turn as a starter after that. On June 16th, he pitched the best game of his career thus far in a clash of the two teams tied for the AL East lead at that point, the Orioles facing the Boston Red Sox. He gave up only 3 hits over 8 innings to lead Baltimore to a 5-1 win and sole possession of first place.
In 2017, Wilson won on opening day for the Orioles. He pitched a scoreless 11th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 3rd and was the winner when Mark Trumbo homered off Jason Grilli in the bottom of the frame. He stayed with the team for a couple of weeks, pitching out of the bullpen and had a 5.40 ERA when he was sent down to the AAA Norfolk Tides on April 18th. After a couple of starts there, he was called up by the O's to make an emergency start at Fenway Park on May 4th. It was the result of having had to use that day's scheduled starter, Ubaldo Jimenez, the previous day when Kevin Gausman was ejected in the 2nd inning. Wilson gave his team a good day's work, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings and getting credit for an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.