Mets Alum Tyler Black Collects 2 Hits in MLB Debut

by Rich Leitch

Toronto Mets Alum Tyler Black collected 2 hits in his Major League debut for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday April 30.

Called up by Milwaukee earlier in the day, and with his parents Rod and Nancy in attendance, Black doubled to centerfield in his first big league at-bat and followed that up with a single to center in the fifth inning.

He finished the day 2-4 in the Brewers 8-2 victory.

The 2018 Mets grad was selected with the 33rd overall selection of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers after playing collegiately at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He signed with the Brewers for a $2.2 million signing bonus.  

In 2023 he was the Brewers Co-Minor League Player of the Year when he posted a .930 OPS with 18 home runs, 12 triples and 55 stolen bases splitting time between AA Biloxi and AAA Nashville.

Suiting up for AAA Nashville to begin 2024, he slashed .303/.393/.525 with 5 home runs, 3 triples and 3 stolen bases in his first 25 minor-league games of the season.

Black is currently ranked as the No. 42 prospect by MLB Pipeline — the top-ranked Canadian. 

Tyler's brother Brody Black is a 2021 Mets grad and is an outfielder in his senior year at NCAA Division I Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.