Saturday, March 2, 2019

How Tyler O'Neill, 'A Contact Hitter With Power,' Aims To Flex More Than His Might

A Houston Astros pitching prospect who generated social media buzz this winter by unleashing a pitch, after a running start, at 111.6 mph, decided to test Tyler O’Neill with upper-register velocity at the upper limits of the strike zone. O’Neill had been teased into a strikeout by lesser pitches a year ago, but he spent the past six weeks addressing that “hole” atop the zone, and Friday night Corbin Martin delivered.


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