Minor League Prospect: Countdown to Opening Day- Tyler Melling
2012 Cardinal Prospect Profile: Tyler Melling
Full Name: Tyler E. Melling Born: 09/04/1988
Birthplace: Bellefontaine, OH
College: Miami Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 170 Bats: R Throws: L
Melling is 24 years old and had a fabulous season while pitching in Batavia. The statistic that jumps out at us with Tyler is the fact that he fanned 46 batters and only walked 4 for the thirteen games that he has started. Lefthanders are coveted and Melling’s future looks bright.
Melling recently finished his college career at Miami University in Oxford. He had an outstanding campaign as a senior, going 8-2 with a 3.51 ERA. He was selected in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2011.
Melling is likely to begin the 2013 season in Class A for the Peoria Chiefs.