Tyler Wayne Skaggs (July 13, 1991 – July 1, 2019) was an American professional baseball starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels selected Skaggs in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. After the Angels traded him to the Diamondbacks during the 2010 season, Skaggs made his MLB debut in 2012. The Diamondbacks traded him back to the Angels during the 2013–2014 off-season, and he pitched for the team until his death in 2019. Skaggs posted a career earned run average (ERA) of 4.41 and recorded 476 strikeouts and a win–loss record of 28 wins and 38 losses.
On July 1, 2019, Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, where the Angels were visiting to play the Texas Rangers. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
He is also known as Tyler W. Skaggs and Tyler Wayne Skaggs.
Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room on July 1, 2019, in Southlake, Texas, and was pronounced dead at around 2:18 p.m. by authorities upon their arrival to the scene. The Angels were in the area to play a four-game series against the Texas Rangers; he was scheduled to pitch in the series' finale on July 4. The Angels and the Rangers postponed the first game, which had been scheduled for the day of his death. The statement issued by the Southlake Police Department read that neither suicide nor foul play was suspected. The next day, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner began their autopsy, estimating it would determine a cause of death by October 2, 2019.