Tyler Yates
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Tyler Yates
Tyler Yates
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 531 of 1043 players
Tyler Kali Yates
Born: August 7, 1977 at Lihue, Hawaii
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.04 Weight: 220


First Mets game: April 9, 2004
Last Mets game: October 1, 2004

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Mr. Sparkle
May 14, 2004
I was glad to see him make the team and his first few starts he showed promise but he has been pretty bad lately and deserved his demotion. 15 strike outs and 17 walks in 28 innings is not what you want to see from a power pitcher. I still have hope he will rebound but maybe he is better off in the pen where they thought he would be when they traded for him.

J. Perri
May 22, 2004
Very solid 1st start on 4/9/04. Unfortunately, he got a no-decision because of weak run support & a pen that couldn't hold the 2-run lead. Yates showed some swagger on the mound with his approach to pitching & some nice defensive play.

October 18, 2004
Has good stuff , but couldn't maintain it past three innings as a starter. Yates did look promising coming out of the pen late in the season. Maybe he can be a setup man for Looper.

January 10, 2005
Mark my words, Yates will play a big role in the Mets bullpen during the 2005 season.

January 12, 2005
In his first start against the Expos, he threw a slider to strike out Jose Vidro that was as nasty a pitch as you will ever see. Vidro just waved at it and walked away, knowing there was no way on earth he could hit that pitch. Flat out nasty.

It really looked like the experiment of having him start games really messed with his head. He looked lost on the mound. I hope that the Mets bring him back to "keep it simple, stupid" and just let the kid come out of the pen with the stuff in his right arm. No doubt, this kid has talent.

Mr. Sparkle
January 14, 2005
He was horrible as a starter but I liked him a lot as a set up guy at the end of last year. I think he could be real good in that role in 2005. He has good stuff as long as he keeps it to 2 innings or less. We'll need this guy big time this year.

January 28, 2005
Just heard Ed Coleman say he's done for the year. He's gonna have rotator cuff surgery. That's a tough blow. I thought he'd be a solid bullpen man. Maybe even Looper's setup man.

Putbeds 1986
February 1, 2006
Hopefully, he'll come back from his rotator cuff troubles and be a set-up man (Oops, can't do that; we have 1000 set-up men). I'd like to see him be back as a starter down the road because he's still young.

Choo Choo
February 8, 2006
Yates is now property of the Baltimore Orioles.

June 28, 2006
Look who's resurfaced in the majors with the Braves. It appears the Orioles cut him, and then Atlanta signed him to a minor-league contract on May 3. His callup came on 5/30.

scott r
January 17, 2009
Looked like he had decent stuff but I remember he was hurt in 2002-03 and he missed 2005. Should've kept him; he might have helped in the bullpen.

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