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Cats in the Pros: Tylor Megill Makes MLB Debut With Mets

Jun 23, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Baseball alum Tylor Megill made his Major League debut with the New York Mets on Wednesday night, earning the start on the mound against the Atlanta Braves.

Megill became the 85th Wildcat in Major League Baseball history and the fourth product of head coach Jay Johnson to make it to The Show. He joined right-handed pitcher Kevin Ginkel, infielder Bobby Dalbec, and outfielder Jared Oliva as coach Johnson products who completed their journey from Tucson to the biggest stage in baseball. Megill was selected by the Mets out of Arizona in the eighth round of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Megill served as the Mets starting pitcher on Wednesday evening and ultimately worked 4.1 innings while allowing two runs on three hits with four strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision in the Mets XX-XX victory.

Across two seasons with the Wildcats from 2017-18, Megill appeared in 41 games, primarily out of the bullpen. He logged three wins and nine saves to go alongside a 5.16 career ERA in an Arizona uniform; as a senior in 2018 he led the Wildcats with six saves. Prior to his time in Tucson, Megill spent one season at Cypress College in California, where he went 11-3 with 3.72 ERA, and one season at Loyola Marymount University, where he sported a 6-3 record and a 3.90 ERA.