Who is Tyler Skaggs

Tyler Wayne Skaggs was an American left-handed professional baseball starting pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels from 2012 until his death in 2019.

Born on July 13, 1991, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Tyler began his education at the  Santa Monica High School, playing baseball, basketball, and football.

He was said to have been a  three-sport athlete. Growing up, Skaggs attended his mother’s softball practices, where he assisted the players by fielding balls.

On June 30, 2019, Skaggs texted Eric Kay, the communications director for the Angels, asking for painkillers. That night, Skaggs did not respond to his wife Carli’s good-night text, which she typically sent when he was on the road.

The following day, Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas. He was pronounced dead at around 2:18 pm, when authorities arrived at the scene.

Tyler Skaggs Parents: Debbie Skaggs and Darrell Skaggs

Tyler Skaggs parents were athletes: his mother Debbie was a longtime head softball coach at Santa Monica High School, while his father Darnell played high school baseball as a shortstop. His stepfather, Dan Ramos, played college baseball as well.

Tyler is said to come from a family of Athletes.


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