Friday, April 1, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Tyler Saladino
Born: July 20, 1989
Tyler was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft by the Chicago White Sox. It was a long road to the majors for Saladino, but he did get long looks in most of the spring training games that he attended for the Pale Hose. Tyler finally cracked the big leagues on July 10, 2015, starting at third base, against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field.
Saladino didn't do much in his debut, but he was adequate enough to be slotted for the backup shortstop position for the upcoming 2016 season, behind veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Tyler's best shot in 2016 is to be a super utility man for a revitalized ChiSox infield. He has the talent and tenacity to make this situation work beautifully.