Full name is Tyler Michael Thornburg. Signed by Ryan Robinson (Brewers)...Attended Charleston Southern University, where he was a pitcher and outfielder...Was a 2010 Second Team All-Big South selection...Played for the Winchester Royals of the Valley League in the summer of 2008 and for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League in 2009...Graduated from Riverwood (GA) High School...His mother, Dottye, was a Junior Olympic swimmer.
Was on the disabled list for the entire season, his 1st in the Red Sox organization... Began the season on the 10-day DL with a right shoulder impingement... Transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/4. Underwent surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder on 6/16...The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, home of the Washington University School of Medicine Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in St. Louis, MO.
Set career highs for games (67), innings (67.0), wins (8), strikeouts (90), and saves (13) for MIL. Ranked 8th among NL pitchers (min. 50.0 IP) in ERA (2.15), 7th in WHIP (0.94), and 3rd in opponent AVG (.162). Struck out 90 batters in 67.0 IP...His 12.1 SO/9.0 IP ranked 5th among NL pitchers (min. 50.0 IP). Limited left-handed hitters to a .413 OPS, the 2nd-lowest mark in the majors (min. 100 BF) behind only Clayton Kershaw (.309)... His .130 opponent AVG (13-for-100) vs. LHP ranked 3rd in MLB. Held right-handed batters to a career-best .185 AVG (25-for- 135) and a career-low .635 OPS...From 7/28-9/22, held RHH hitless over 38 straight at-bats, the 3rd-longest streak in MIL history. Notched his 1st ML save on 5/19 vs. CHC. During a stretch of 49 appearances from 5/13-9/22, posted a 0.54 ERA (3 ER/49.2 IP) and a .116 opponent AVG, allowing 0 ER in 46 of those outings. Retired 26 consecutive batters from 5/19-6/7, a franchise record for relievers and tied with Teddy Higuera (1988) for the 3rd-longest streak by any MIL pitcher in franchise history. Allowed 0 ER in 22.0 IP from 7/30-9/22 (20 G), going 10-for-11 in save opportunities and holding opponents to a .045 AVG (3-for-67) in that time. Was voted Brewers Pitcher of the Month for August (12 games, 13.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 15 SO, 5 BB). Became MIL's full-time closer following the trade of Jeremy Jeffress to TEX on 8/1 and went 4-1 with 11 saves and a 1.85 ERA (5 ER/24.1 IP) from that date on.
Went 0-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 24 relief appearances…Had two stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-4/21 and 7/31-end)…Wore #30 during his first stint and #37 after being recalled (manager Craig Counsell wore #30)…Had a 5.59 ERA in his first stint (6g, 9.2ip, 6er) and a 2.92 ERA in his second (18g, 24.2ip, 8er)…Held opponents to a .231 batting average with 34 strikeouts in 34.1 innings…Retired 16 of 24 first batters faced (66.7%)…Stranded 11 of 12 inherited runners (91.7%)…Went 2-7 with a 5.28 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Went 3-1 with a 4.25 ERA in 27 relief appearances...Was named to his first career Opening Day roster...Retired 19 of 27 first batters faced (70.3%)...Stranded 3 of 6 inherited runners (50%)...From 4/5-4/29 produced a streak of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances (13.2ip)...Retired 21 consecutive batters over 7 appearances from 4/6-4/18, the longest streak by a Brewers reliever since Derrick Turnbow (22 in 2005)...Made his last appearance of the season on 6/6 at Pittsburgh and allowed 5 runs in 1.0 inning.....his ERA without that outing was 2.83 (28.2ip, 9er)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/7 with right elbow soreness...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/31
Entered 2013 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Had two stints with the Brewers (6/5-6/8 and 6/29-end)...Went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 18 games (7 starts) with Milwaukee...Went 2-1 with a 1.47 ERA as a starter (43ip, 7er) and 1-0 with a 3.04 ERA in relief (23.2ip, 8er)...All of his starts with the Brewers were quality starts.....the team went 3-4 in his starts...Held opponents to a .225 batting average (53-for-236, 1hr)...Went 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 9 games (5 starts) on the road (38.2ip, 5er)...Notched his first Major League win in relief on 6/8 vs. Philadelphia (2ip, 2h, 2k)...His first win as a starter was a 5-3 victory on 9/12 at St. Louis (6ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 2bb, 6k, 1hbp)...Went 0-9 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Nashville...Had 10-strikeout games on 5/11 vs. Sacramento (L) and 6/25 at New Orleans (ND).....pitched 5.2 innings in both contests.
Entered 2012 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
. Began the season at Double-A Huntsville, where he went 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 13 start. Held Southern League opponents to a .212 batting average. Posted a career-high 11 strikeouts over 7.1 innings in a 5-2 win on 4/16 vs. Tennessee. Was selected to pitch in the Southern League All-Star Game but did not attend due to his scheduled promotion to Triple-A Nashville (instead was promoted to the majors). Had three stints with the Brewers (6/19-6/20, 7/13-7/29 and 9/4-end). Went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 8 appearances (3 starts) with Milwaukee. Made his Major League debut in a start on 6/19 vs. Toronto (5.1ip, 7h, 5r, 5er, 0bb, 2k, 4hr) ... received a no-decision in the 10-9 loss ... his ﬁrst Major League strikeout was Rajai Davis. Went 2-3 with a 3.58 ERA in 8 starts at Triple-A Nashville. Enters 2013 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
Split the season between Single-A clubs Wisconsin and Brevard County...Went 7-0 with a 1.57 with Wisconsin and 3-6 with a 3.57 with Brevard County.
Selected by Milwaukee in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft.....signed by Ryan Robinson.