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Tyler Thornburg | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tyler Thornburg pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two Thursday in relief against the Phillies.
The Brewers could have sent Thornburg back to Triple-A to keep him stretched out as a starter, but they opted to try him as a reliever instead and the results have been terrific so far; he has a 1.29 ERA and a 9/0 K/BB ratio in seven innings. With his velocity up, he should remain very useful in that role, giving him value in NL-only leagues. Apr 10 - 10:15 PM

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Tyler Thornburg fared well in his first Cactus League start on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in his four innings of work.

Thornburg struck out a pair without issuing a walk. The only damage against him came on a two-run homer by Justin Ruggiano in the first inning, but settled in nicely afterwards. With a strong showing this spring, he's expected to secure the fifth starter's spot in the Brewers Opening Day rotation.
Mar 9 - 8:56 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Tyler Thornburg "will get a chance in the spring to show he can handle the fifth spot" in the Brewers' rotation.

GM Doug Melvin has also indicated that he hopes Thornburg runs away with the No. 5 job. "We had the development of (Wily) Peralta, which was a huge step for us," Melvin said. "I'm hoping that the development of Thornburg will take place as well. He's deserving of having that opportunity. We have to do that with our younger players and be patient. Sometimes, it's tough to be patient." Thornburg, 25, posted a 1.47 ERA over his seven starts with the Brew Crew last season. He's flyball-prone and many feel he's better suited for relief, but there's some deep league sleeper potential here. Will Smith, Johnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson and Hiram Burgos will compete with Thornburg for the No. 5 spot.
Jan 12 - 9:41 AM

Tyler Thornburg allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

The Brewers ended up losing the game, but it was no fault of Thornburg's. The right-hander allowed two or fewer runs for the fourth straight game, allowing seven hits and a walk in the game. His eight strikeouts were a season high. The rookie is on pace to log one more start this season, and he makes for a nice streaming option against the Mets in New York on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:56:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg threw six scoreless innings in the Brewers' 7-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

The Brewers moved Thornburg back into the rotation recently and he's showing why, as he limited the Cubs to just two hits and two walks on the evening. The win moved him to 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 59 2/3 innings this year. Despite his success, his start at the Braves next week is not a great option for fantasy owners.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg held the Cardinals in check Thursday, giving up just two runs over six frames in a 5-3 win.

The young right-hander recorded six strikeouts while permitting just three hits and two walks. Thornburg had an ERA near 6.00 while working as a starter at Triple-A this season, but he boasts a microscopic 1.50 mark in five starts with the Brewers. The 24-year-old is worth streaming next week at home against the Cubs.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg will start for the Brewers when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Thursday.

The Brewers will keep the six-man rotation with Johnny Hellweg and Thornburg for the remainder of the season. Thornburg makes for a bad spot play on the road against a hot-hitting Cardinals offense.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg will start Monday against the Pirates.

In turn, Tom Gorzelanny has been bumped to the bullpen. Thornburg has compiled a 1.99 ERA and 25/18 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings over three starts and 10 relief appearances this season. He could have some relevancy in NL-only leagues the rest of the way.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 06:21:00 PM

The Brewers have reassigned Tyler Thornburg to the bullpen.

It's a curious decision, as the rookie right-hander posted a microscopic 0.50 ERA in three starts with the Brewers. Overall, Thornburg, 24, boasts 1.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings. His demotion makes room for Yovani Gallardo, who was activated from the disabled list on Saturday, to return to the rotation. "Whether he ends up as a starter because we need a starter or he ends up in the bullpen — we've liked him out of the bullpen — I know he has started and had some nice games for us, but I don't think you can forget about what he did in Triple-A (0-9, 5.79 ERA in 15 starts)," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Three or four starts, it's hard to tell on somebody." Tom Gorzelanny and Marco Estrada remain in the rotation.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings but took a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Thornburg deserved better but was let down by his bullpen. The right-hander gave up five hits and three walks in his six innings of work. Despite the no-decision, he still owns a shiny 1.69 ERA in 37 1/3 innings, including three starts, this year. He's a strong option in NL-only leagues while he continues to receive starts. His next turn will come Monday against the Cardinals.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 12:11:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg gave up just one unearned run over six innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Monday.

He struck out four and walked two, allowing seven hits, all of which were singles. Thornburg posted a solid 2.95 ERA over 18 1/3 innings as a reliever, and he's given up no earned runs in 12 innings over two starts since Milwaukee slotted him into the rotation. The talented 24-year-old is a streaming option this weekend in Seattle.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 01:33:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg spun six scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Cubs.

Thornburg walked three, but he permitted just four hits and struck out six in the spot start. The right-hander now boasts a 2.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP during his time with the Brew Crew and should stick around as a long man in the bullpen.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 12:12:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg is expected to start one of the games during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

That's assuming he's not needed in relief before then. Thornburg has pitched well in his stints with the big club this season, posting a 2.95 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over six appearances. He threw 79 pitches in a four-inning relief stint last Wednesday, so he shouldn't be limited from a pitch count perspective Tuesday.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Brewers recalled RHP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville.

Thornburg went 1-0 while tossing four scoreless innings with the Brewers earlier in the season, and will provide additional bullpen depth after they were taxed due to Johnny Hellweg's brief outing on Friday.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Nashville.

It's a bittersweet day for Thornburg, who earned his first major league victory in relief against the Phillies on Saturday evening but is now headed back to the minor leagues. He should be allowed to return to the Brewers' bullpen at some point later this summer.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 10:44:00 PM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jeff Bianchi
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Marco Estrada
5Wily Peralta
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Tom Gorzelanny
5Tyler Thornburg
6Will Smith
7Wei-Chung Wang
8Zach Duke
9Rob Wooten