Tyler Jay
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Minnesota Twins AA
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tyler Jay in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed as a draft pick and paid the full slot ($3.9 million) signing bonus allocated for the sixth overall pick.
Activated after two-week shutdown
PMinnesota Twins  AA
April 22, 2018
Jay (undisclosed) was reinstated from Double-A Chattanooga's 7-day disabled list Sunday, Seth Stohs of TwinsDaily.com reports.
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Jay was moved to the DL at some point after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings in his season debut April 7, though it's unclear if the shoulder issue he experienced last season was the reason behind his latest absence. Whatever the explanation might be for Jay's two-week layoff, it now looks like he's back to full strength and ready to fill a bullpen role for the Double-A club.
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Jay, Minnesota's 2015 first-round draft pick, was moved to the rotation from the bullpen last year with strong signs of success. He had a 2.84 ERA and 68:21 K:BB in 69.2 innings over 13 starts at High-A Fort Myers. The 6-foot-1 righty didn't fare as well at Double-A after moving to the bullpen to reduce his workload, and his season ended in August with a shoulder and neck injury. The shoulder injury, along with his slight frame and high-effort delivery, raise doubts about his ability to remain a starter as he moves up the ladder. However, given where the Twins drafted him, they will likely continue to groom him for the rotation. If his shoulder doesn't remain an issue, his workload could bump up to around 140-150 innings in 2017. His plus fastball and plus slider are ready to get big league hitters out right now, so he has a nice floor as a high-leverage reliever if he can't hack it as a starter.
Jay, Minnesota's 2015 first-round draft pick, was a dominant reliever during his three-year stint at the University of Illinois. Despite his initial pro success in relief, the Twins plan to move him to the rotation during spring training. Jay mixes a 93-95 mph fastball with a plus slider, curveball, and occasional changeup, offering a deep enough arsenal to become a starter. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, he lacks the physical stature that teams typically seek in starting pitchers, but he will likely get a very long look in that role.
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Scoreless appearance in Double-A debut
PMinnesota Twins  AA
April 9, 2018
Jay threw 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks Saturday in his first appearance of the season at Double-A Chattanooga.
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Returns from shoulder injury
PMinnesota Twins  AA
August 25, 2017
Jay (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings for High-A Fort Myers on Friday with three strikeouts and no walks.
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Will try to pitch again this season
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Shoulder
July 20, 2017
Jay (shoulder) does not need season-ending thoracic outlet surgery and will attempt to pitch again this season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Will likely miss remainder of 2017
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Shoulder
July 1, 2017
Jay (shoulder) appears to be need season-ending thoracic outlet surgery, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
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Sidelined again with shoulder issue
PMinnesota Twins  AA
June 1, 2017
Jay was placed on the minor-league disabled list due to a shoulder impingement, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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