TYLER FILLIBEN
SHORTSTOP
Born: August 8, 1992
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th Round, 371st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Samford University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Filliben saw his college career derailed after his freshman season.  He was hit in the wrist in the summer of 2011.  He ended up having surgery to repair torn cartilage following a 2012 season that was impacted by his injured wrist.  A setback and a second surgery put him out for the 2013 season.  He returned in 2014 and put up good numbers, raising his profile to the point where Baseball America ranked him the 320th best draft prospect.  Filliben was drafted as a shortstop, but due to a lack of range, he profiles best at third base.  He could eventually move to first base or the outfield.  He hits for power and, while he doesn’t strike out a lot, he also doesn’t have a good hit tool.  Filliben has below average speed.  His value is largely going to depend on his bat going forward.  He could be a successful pick if he can stick at a position like third base while hitting for power in pro ball.  Filliben signed shortly after the draft and should head to Jamestown.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
 2011 .251 .301 .295 207 5 2 0 11 28 6 4
 2012 .250 .385 .269 52 1 0 0 8 9 1 1
 2013  Injured
 2014 .293 .374 .498 205 8 5 8 19 26 3 0
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2014: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round, 371st overall pick; signed on June 11.