Tyler’s Own Josh Tomlin

by admin on October 31, 2015

in Tyler Businesses

As a big sports fan, it’s fun to know there are so many phenomenal athletes to come from my hometown. Although
football is king in Texas, there are many great baseball players who come out of the Lone Star State and more specifically, Tyler.

One of those players is Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin. Tomlin was born in Tyler and graduated from Whitehouse High School. He then attended Angelina College in Lufkin before moving on Texas Tech University. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. The East Texas pitcher chose not to sign and held out for a year where he was drafted by the Indians in the 19th round.

He then played in the Indian’s minor league system where he went 8-4 and had an ERA of 2.68 in 20 games, 17 of which he started. In his time in the minors, he earned a record of 51-24 with an ERA of 3.20.

In July 2007, Tomlin was called up and he made his major league debut against the Yankees, leading the Indians to a 4-1 win, outpitching C.C. Sabathia.

He currently has an overall MLB record of 36-30 with a 4.65 ERA and 339 strikeouts.

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