Zuber pitched for the Burlington Royals in his first professional season. He was called up to the Lexington Legends the following year.
By year three, he had worked his way through the system and was ready to make his MLB debut for the Royals. Zuber threw his first major league pitch on July 24, 2020, during a year when fans were not allowed in the stands due to a global pandemic.
On our podcast, The Royals Rundown, Jacob Milham of Inside The Royals and I had the opportunity to interview Zuber recently. This was a fantastic opportunity, and we appreciate Tyler’s time.
We talked about his promotion to the major leagues and his experience working with manager Mike Matheny in this episode.
We also discussed how players like Danny Duffy, Greg Holland, and Wade Davis influenced him as a pitcher.
We all enjoy collecting baseball cards, and Tyler gave us an overview of how he got into the pastime and how it has changed since he first opened a pack of cards.
Zuber told us that his primary priority after Spring Training is to make the major league club.
“Basically, use the training that I’ve done this offseason to solidify myself and say, ‘the guy that you guys drafted in 2017, the guy that I’ve shown through the minors, this is the man… you’re getting the best version of Tyler Zuber,'” Zuber stated.
His self-assurance was astounding.
How Much Does Tyler Zuber Make?
Tyler Zuber makes an annual base salary of $710,500.