Tarik Daniel Skubal was born on November 20, 1996, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Skubal attended Kingman Academy of Learning in Kingman, Arizona, and played college baseball at Seattle University. He missed most of the 2016 season and all of 2017 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Despite the injury, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 29th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and returned to Seattle. He was then drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the ninth round of the 2018 MLB draft and signed.
On March 24, 2021, new Tigers manager A. J. Hinch announced that Skubal had made the Opening Day roster out of spring training, and would be part of the Tigers’ starting rotation.
On July 3, Skubal recorded his 100th strikeout of the season in a game against the Chicago White Sox, becoming the first Tiger rookie in franchise history to strike out 100 or more batters before the All-Star break.
In an August 25 game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Skubal recorded strikeouts for the first six outs of the game, finishing with ten strikeouts in five innings of work.
Tarik Skubal got married to Jessica Vallandingham in November 2021. Unfortunately, there is not much information about Jessica, she likes to keep away from media attention.