Northampton High School graduate Tyler Webb was called up Thursday to the big leagues by the New York Yankees. He’s been pitching this season for the Yankees’ Triple A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Webb is 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 21 relief appearances. He has 47 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitching.
In his first outing against the Texas Rangers, Webb made his way to the mound in the seventh inning. Webb pitched two innings, with no hits while recording his first major league strike out.
Webb was rated No. 228 best high school player in the country by PG Crosschecker as well as the No. 6 best high school player in the state of Virginia. Tyler was part of the 2009 Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) A All-State team. Webb also played in the 2009 VHSCA East-West All-Star game. In addition, he pitched for the North Canes AAU squad.
Webb is South Carolina’s career leader in appearances with 110 from 2010-13 (12 starts, 98 relief).The New York Yankees selected him in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB draft.