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Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240 lbs
College Experience: Faulkner University
Resides: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Tyler Thornton enters his second season with the ThunderBolts and third as a pro in 2021. He signed on November 14, 2018 after starting four games down the 2018 stretch for the Traverse City Beach Bums. He was a Frontier League all-star in 2019, when he led the Bolts in wins (seven) and ERA (2.69) and struck out 107 batters in 100.1 innings.
Thornton finished his collegiate career at Faulkner University in 2018 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.