Scottsdale, Arizona —— Late last week at Scottsdale Stadium, we caught up with San Francisco Giants relief pitching prospect Tyler Cyr out at the Arizona Fall League. On-air host Sande Charles interviewed the big righty about playing for the team he grew up rooting for, and we learned more about the Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher’s unique academic background having attended Embry-Riddle University and been studying homeland security before he was drafted by the Giants. You can watch our whole pre-game Tyler Cyr interview right here:
Though he’s put up good numbers across his entire career, Tyler Cyr enjoyed a particularly strong breakout year in 2017 with Double-A Richmond. Over 47 relief appearances, the San Francisco Giants pitching prospect finished 5-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 18 saves, and he struck out 57 hitters (against 20 walks) in 49.2 innings pitched. Now that he’s succeeded in the difficult Eastern League, 2018 will almost assuredly have Cyr working in the Pacific Coast League, and there’s a chance he could find himself in the big league conversation at some point depending on how he adjusts to PCL hitters.
We’ll have more from Tyler Cyr — and a host of other San Francisco Giants prospects out at the Arizona Fall League — as the month of November wears on; in the meantime, please click here and subscribe to the Baseball Census YouTube channel for access to hundreds of AFL prospect game videos, and interviews just like this one.
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