Tyler Skaggs (2010) becomes 387th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Tyler Skaggs made his MLB debut this afternoon getting the start for game one of the Arizona Diamondbacks doubleheader with the Miami Marlins. Skaggs struck out the first batter he faced and worked 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs to earn the win. He joined former Kernels teammate Patrick Corbin (2010) on a short list as the seventh Diamondback pitcher to earn a win in his MLB debut. Skaggs struck out four while allowing three hits and issuing five walks. Skaggs is the 387th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game. Click here for video highlights from MLB.com of Skaggs’ debut.

Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2010 Kernels squad in under two years. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Skaggs was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Jean Segura playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities. Skaggs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning in the 2012 MLB Futures Game. He started the game in 2011 for team USA.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.84 E.R.A. in 13 starts this season for the Mobile Bay Bears (AA) before earning a promotion to Reno (AAA) where he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.91 E.R.A. in 9 starts. Skaggs struck out 45 in 52 2/3 innings of work for the Aces.

Jean Segura (2010) became the 386th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Angels on July 24, 2012.

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