Date of Birth: 08/13/1995
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240 lbs
College Experience: Faulkner University
Resides: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Tyler Thornton enters his first season with the ThunderBolts and second as a pro in 2019. He signed on November 14, 2018 after starting four games down the 2018 stretch for the Traverse City Beach Bums. Thornton finished his collegiate career at Faulkner University that spring and went 7-1 as a senior with a 3.84 ERA in 16 games (14 starts). He also pitched a year each at the College of Charleston, Spartanburg Methodist College and Tennessee Wesleyan College. His overall collegiate record was 26-8 and he had a 2.93 ERA with 280 strikeouts in 276.2 innings. Tyler attended Wade Hampton High School in Varnville, South Carolina.