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Q&A with Mets 19th Rnd Pck Tyler Vanderheiden

Vanderheiden has already signed with the Mets

Selected by the New York Mets in the 19th round of the MLB Draft, Tyler Vanderheiden, a right-handed side-arm pitcher for Stamford University, Alabama, is eager to begin his baseball career. Vanderheiden throws a fastball that touches 90mph with significant movement, and he hopes to add another dimension to the Mets pitching staff. Tell us what is going through your mind after being selected by a team like the Mets. Tyler Vanderheiden: I was sitting in my living room. I wasn't sure if I was going to get a call first or hear my name called by the broadcasters. Then my name just popped up. My dad told me and I was just so happy and then got a phone call from the Mets to confirm... Recommended Stories