Tyler Wilson (baseball)

Philip Tyler Wilson (born September 25, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the LG Twins of the KBO League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles.

Tyler Wilson
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Wilson with the Baltimore Orioles
LG Twins – No. 35
Born: (1989-09-25) September 25, 1989 (age 30)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 20, 2015, for the Baltimore Orioles
KBO: March 24, 2018, for the LG Twins
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record8–10
Earned run average5.02
KBO statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record23–11
Earned run average2.99



Wilson played college baseball at the University of Virginia for the Virginia Cavaliers from 2009 to 2011.[1] In 2009 and 2010, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2] He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 35th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft after his junior season but did not sign and returned to Virginia. As a senior, he was the winner of the Senior CLASS Award, given to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I baseball.[3] After his senior season, Wilson was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2011 Draft and signed.[4]

Baltimore OriolesEdit

Wilson made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Orioles and also pitched that season for the Aberdeen IronBirds. Wilson started 2014 with the Double-A Bowie Baysox and was promoted to the Norfolk Tides during the season.[5][6] He finished the season 14–8 with a 3.67 earned run average (ERA) and 157 strikeouts. After the season, he was named the Jim Palmer Pitcher of the Year, given to the Orioles top minor league pitcher that season.[7][8]

Wilson made his major-league debut in Baltimore on May 20, 2015. [9] In his debut, he pitched out of the bullpen, going one inning, giving up two hits and not allowing a run. Wilson made his first career start for the Orioles on May 28 against the Chicago White Sox in game two of a double header. He earned a tough loss after going six innings, while only allowing two runs. On August third, Wilson was recalled by the Orioles to start against the Oakland Athletics. Wilson pitched 7.2 innings, allowing only two runs while striking out three batters. He earned his second career win. He finished the season making nine appearances (five starts), pitching to a 2-2 record and 3.50 ERA.

In 2016, due to two separate rain delays on Opening Day, Wilson was summoned out of the bullpen after the Orioles starter pitched two perfect innings. Wilson threw 3 scoreless innings, while allowing two hits and striking out one batter. The Orioles went on to win the game 3-2. He was designated for assignment on September 1, 2017. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

LG TwinsEdit

Wilson signed with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization for the 2018 season, to a reported $800,000 contract.[10]. He signed a renewed contract to a reported $1,500,000 contract for the 2019 season. He re-signed for the 2020 season on a $1.6 million contract.[11]


  1. ^ "UVA baseball: Versatile Tyler Wilson sparks Virginia from the mound". tribunedigital-dailypress. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FROM THE CAPE COD LEAGUE" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Virginia pitcher Tyler Wilson wins the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in baseball - Senior CLASS Award". seniorclassaward.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Five Cavaliers Chosen Tuesday in MLB Draft". virginiasports.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Steve Melewski: A look at Tyler Wilson's strong season and the O's win over the Mariners". MASNsports. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tides' Wilson heads into break full of confidence". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Orioles announce 2014 award winners for player development & scouting". Baltimore Orioles. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Christian Walker, Tyler Wilson named Orioles' minor league award winners". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Former Cavalier Tyler Wilson makes MLB debut with Baltimore Orioles". Augusta Free Press. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "LG Twins sign former Major League pitcher Tyler Wilson". January 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "[오피셜]LG 윌슨 160만·켈리 150만 달러 재계약". Naver Sports. December 11, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.

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