How Old Is Tarik Skubal?
Tarik Skubal is 25 years old. He was born on November 20, 1996.
Tarik Daniel Skubal is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in the United States. Tarik Daniel Skubal is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers.
Skubal played collegiate baseball for Seattle University after attending Kingman Academy of Learning in Kingman, Arizona.
After Tommy John surgery, he missed the most of the 2016 season and all of 2017.
Despite his injuries, he was picked in the 29th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he did not sign and returned to Seattle.
The Detroit Tigers selected him in the ninth round of the 2018 MLB draft, and he signed with them.
He made the top 100 prospect list in Major League Baseball. Skubal split the 2019 season between the Lakeland Flying Tigers’ Single-A affiliate and the Erie Seawolves’ Double-A affiliate.
He pitched in fifteen games for the Single-A affiliate, posting a 4-5 record with a 2.58 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 97 strikeouts in 80.1 innings pitched. Skubal was promoted to the Double-A Seawolves rotation after proving his worth.
Skubal made nine starts for the Seawolves, posting a 2-3 record. Skubal pitched 42.1 innings and had a 2.13 ERA, and 1.02 WHIP, with 82 strikeouts.
Skubal would have most certainly advanced to Triple-A and earned the opportunity to continue his development at the final minor league level.
With a high over-the-top/three-quarters arm slot, the southpaw can throw with good command.
In his windup, he has a high leg kick that has become a trademark of his technique. He throws a four-pitch mix with a fastball, breaker, and changeup as his primary pitches.
Skubal possesses a mid-90s fastball that he can reach back and pick up a few additional mph on occasion to get into the upper-90s.
Skubal’s slider has a tighter break than his other offspeed pitches, and it is one of his more recent creations.