2013 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2011 Freshman All-SEC
MLB Draft: 46th Round in 2010 (Philadelphia); 12th Round in 2013 (San Francisco)
A highly-touted prospect that played as the Tigers’ starting catcher for three seasons (2011, 2012, 2013) … great catching instincts and a cannon of a throwing arm … selected in the 12th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants and signed with the Giants in the summer of ’13.
Started 62 games at catcher, batting .217 with three doubles, three homers, 32 RBI and 26 runs … voted to NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team, collecting two RBI and scoring one run … delivered game-winning single in top of 9th inning vs. Alabama in SEC Tournament elimination game (May 24) … lead-off double in top of 8th inning at Texas A&M (May 11) led to go-ahead run in 2-1 LSU win that clinched SEC West title … unloaded a three-run homer and collected a season-high four RBI in April 20 win at Alabama … ignited 10th-inning rally with leadoff double at Arkansas (April 14) with score tied 3-3; LSU went on to score two runs and post a 5-3 win … threw out 19 runners attempting to steal during the season.
Played in 55 games (53 starts at catcher, one start at DH), batting .292 (54-for-185) with six doubles, one triple, three homers, 41 RBI, 19 runs and two stolen bases … threw out 16 of 45 base runners attempting to steal during the year … batted .287 (25-for-87) in SEC regular-season games with two doubles, one triple, three homers, 14 RBI and nine runs … returned to action in the SEC Tournament (May 23-25) after undergoing an appendectomy on May 12 prior to Game 2 of series vs. Vanderbilt, causing him to miss six games … collected three hits and four RBI in two starts during SEC Tournament … voted to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team, batting .364 (4-for-11) in three games with one double, one RBI and two runs scored …provided a lead-off double in the top of the ninth inning with LSU trailing, 5-4, in the NCAA Regional final versus Oregon State (June 3); LSU went on to tie the game in the ninth and post a 6-5 victory in 10 innings … 1-for-2 with a solo HR, three RBI and one run scored in win at Ole Miss (May 6) … 2-for-4 vs. Alabama on April 14 with his first career triple, three RBI and one run scored … batted .462 (6-for-13) in the Arkansas series (March 30-April 1) with one double, one homer, two RBI and three runs … Ross provided the game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning in the Game 2 victory over the Razorbacks … batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Auburn series (March 23-25) with two RBI … 2-for-3 with a double and a career-best five RBI versus Dartmouth on March 3.
Started 46 games at catcher, batting .223 (33-for-148) with five doubles, one homer, 20 RBI and 24 runs … also threw out 10 runners attempting to steal during the season … 3-for-5 at Mississippi State (May 19) with one double, one RBI and two runs scored … 3-for-4 versus Kentucky (April 28) with one RBI and one run … launched first career home run - a solo shot - on April 20 vs. Southern Miss at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. … collected a career-best three RBI in win over Alcorn State (April 13), recording a two-run double and an RBI grounder … hit .455 (5-for-11) in the Tigers’ series versus Florida with two doubles and one RBI.
Participated in 2010 Florida High School All Star Game … three-time All-County and All-Area selection … 2009 & 2010 High School Team MVP and Team Captain … named to 2008 and 2010 Sarasota Classic All Tournament Team … hit .417 in his senior season with two homers, 13 doubles and 26 RBI … batted .481 in his junior season with three homers and 23 RBI.
Full name is Tyler Matthew Ross … parents are Matthew Ross and Kimberly Bell … father played baseball at Santa Fe Community College and is now the coach at Saint John Neumann High School in Naples, Fla. … has three younger siblings … majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU … born January 17, 1992.
Ross’ LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 at Alabama (4/20/13)
Hits: 3 four times; last vs. Notre Dame (3/11/12)
Runs Scored: 3 at Nicholls State (3/16/11)
Doubles: 1 several times; last at Texas A&M (5/11/13)
Triples: 1 vs. Alabama (4/14/12)
Home Runs: 1 seven times; last at Alabama (4/20/13)
RBI: 5 vs. Dartmouth (3/3/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 three times; last vs. Washington (3/8/13)