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I can't comment on whether the Brewers will develop Tyson as a reliever or a starter, but I thought I would provide a link to some info on Tyson from this past year's DFE thread:




Here's my report on him as part of the DFE preview feature on the homepage last winter:


Tyson was a teammate of Robert Bryson on the New Jersey Super 17 travel club. He is a 6'3", 180 pound right-handed pitcher. Like Bryson, Tyson will be a key starter in a very tough Florida junior college conference, and his Head Coach Tom Clark expects Tyson to open the season serving as the staff ace for Lake City Community College, a college the Brewers have mined several tmes before for talent. A tough competitor, he has good command of his fastball, which sits right around 90 mph with plenty of room for added velocity given his athletic, projectable frame, and he has a plus curveball when it is working for him that gives him two legitimate strikeout pitches. Added velocity and a more consistent feel for his curve this spring would make Tyson a likely candidate to sign with the Brewers.


And Mass Haas shared this story about Tyson when he signed (also found in the link above):


Nick Tyson's dream of playing professional baseball became reality Friday.


The first player ever drafted out of Timber Creek High School, Tyson signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and he will report to the team's spring training facility in Maryvale, Ariz., in the next week or so.


"I'm very excited. It's been a dream for I don't know how long," Tyson said Saturday from Gainesville, Fla. "All I ever think about is baseball. I'm ready and willing to learn more.


"This is something I've been waiting for. I'm excited but it really hasn't hit me yet. I know when I get home, everyone will be excited and that's when my excitement will probably come out. It's just a great experience."


A right-hander, Tyson was taken in the 32nd round of last June's draft. Milwaukee selected him as a draft-and-follow and were pleased enough with his progress at Lake City (Fla.) Community College to offer him a contract.


"He got real good, real quick," said Charles Alino, the Milwaukee scout who signed Tyson. "With the warm weather and the coaching down here, he worked hard and got a lot better very quickly.


"From our reports, he wasn't that great up in the north. He came down here, got some good coaching, worked hard and improved dramatically."


Alino said Tyson's fastball was clocked at 92 mph this spring.


"I increased my velocity about 2-3 miles per hour and my accuracy got a lot better," Tyson said. "I also got better on my slider. It's breaking better now.


"The coaching staff at Lake City has to get a lot of the credit. They pushed me as hard as I needed to be pushed. Our pitching coach knew what he was talking about and I saw the changes that I needed to see."


This spring, Tyson led Lake City in innings pitched (99 2/3) and strikeouts (89).


That's probably more info than you were looking for. Simple answer: Low-90s fastball and an improving breaking ball.

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As much as I have been impressed with Tysons physical ability and mechanics

his mental toughness has really stood out.

The kid is a bulldog, no fear, very mentally strong.

He has pitched out of a couple of jams by throwing strikes and challanging hitters.

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