Tyler was drafted by the Colorado Rockies with the 38th overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft. It was the second time the Cordele native has been drafted, as the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 28th round three years ago.
The 6-foot-4, 226-pound Tyler entered his junior year as a preseason All-American, according to Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. He posted a 3-5 record with a 4.10 ERA in 14 starts. He also notched 89 strikeouts in the 2016 season.