Tyler Ryan Lumsden resides in Roanoke, Va...Graduated from Cave Spring High in Roanoke, Va...lettered all 4 years in baseball
and basketball...named to All-District and All-Region teams in 1999 and 2000...
was a teammate of former Duke guard J.J. Redick...Selected by the Florida Marlins in the 5th round of the 2001 draft, but did not
sign...Attended Clemson University where he compiled a career 17-7 record with a
4.23 ERA in 3 seasons...recorded 8.91 strikeouts per 9 innings...Went 5-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) as a junior...ranked as the
number 35 overall draft prospect by Baseball America entering the 2004 draft...
also named by Baseball America to the preseason All-ACC 1st Team and rated
as the preseason number 25 overall junior prospect.2008Attended his first Major League Spring Training with the
Royals and appeared in two games (2.0IP) without allowing an
earned run (1R)...spent the entire regular season with Omaha,
posting a 3-13 record and a 7.21 ERA (86ER/107.1IP) in 28 games (18 starts)...made his first 15 appearances as a starter before moving into
the bullpen in July...made three spot starts and 10 relief appearances to finish the season...posted a 0-2 record and a 4.56 ERA (13ER/25.2IP)
out of the bullpen...designated for assignment by Kansas City on Nov. 20...traded to Houston in exchange for a player to be named later or
cash considerations on Nov. 24...played for Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the 2008 season and posted an 0-3 record
and a 6.87 ERA (14ER/18.1IP) in nine games (four starts)...2006Joined the Royals from the White Sox organization along with right-handed
pitcher Daniel Cortes in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mike MacDougal on
July 24...Began the season with Birmingham (AA), posting a 9-4 mark with a 2.69 ERA
in 20 starts...allowed just 114 hits and 37 earned runs in 123.2 innings...walked
40 and struck out 72...After the trade, made 7 appearances, including 6 starts, for Wichita (AA)...
went 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA down the stretch as the Wranglers won the 2nd-half
title and advanced to the Texas League Championship series...Named by Baseball America as the 5th-best prospect in the Royals system
entering the 2007 season.