14 Facts About Tyler Matzek


Tyler Matzek was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut in 2014.

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Tyler Matzek did not play in the major leagues after 2015 until he pitched for the Braves in 2020.

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Tyler Matzek played baseball at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California, where he was a teammate of future big leaguer Kyle Hendricks.

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Tyler Matzek was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.

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Tyler Matzek started the 2014 season with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

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Tyler Matzek recorded his first hit off of Julio Teheran, an infield-single in the 7th inning, and he later scored.

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Tyler Matzek began the 2015 season in the Rockies rotation, but after experiencing control problems he was sent down to Triple-A.

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Tyler Matzek was outrighted off the roster at midseason and was released at the end of the season.

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In 2017, Tyler Matzek signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

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Tyler Matzek began his stint with the Mississippi Braves, their AA affiliate.

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In Game 6 of the 2021 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tyler Matzek picked up the win with two perfect innings and four strikeouts.

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Tyler Matzek entered the game in a no-out jam with runners on second and third and struck out the side as the Braves clinched their first pennant since 1999.

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Tyler Matzek was a relief pitcher in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, which Atlanta won to clinch the title.

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Tyler Matzek's underwent cancer treatment in 2017, while convincing Tyler to continue his professional baseball career, despite the yips that frustrated both Matzek and his catching partner, his younger brother Kyle.

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