Served primarily as a midweek starter and a weekend middle reliever ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 4.93 ERA in 4 appearances (four starts) ... Recorded 52 strikeouts and 35 walks in 38.1 innings of action ... Made his Tennessee debut during the Vols' Feb. 5 win at Florida Atlantic, working two full innings of relief ... Had back-to-back five-strikeout performances vs. Lambuth (Feb. 28) and Oakland (March 5) ... His first start as a Vol came against Siena March 15, and he gave up four runs (one earned) on six hits with five walks and five Ks through 4 2/3 innings ... Struck out six and allowed three runs on three hits during a 3 2/3-inning relief appearance at No. 10 Arkansas April 2 ... Earned a no-decision during his second career start after he struck out a career-high seven batters and allowed five runs on eight hits at ETSU April 5 ... Worked the final 1 2/3 innings of UT's loss to LSU April 9 ... Started vs. UNC Asheville April 12 and took the loss after being touched for four runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... Made a brief relief appearance vs. Florida April 16 ... Started against UNC Asheville April 26 and earned a no-decision after giving up two runs on two hits with four Ks in four innings ... Threw two hitless innings against Western Carolina May 10 ... Made consecutive relief appearances at South Carolina May 14 and vs. Belmont May 16 ... His four shutout innings against Belmont earned him his first win of the season, as he allowed three hits with two walks and six strikeouts ... Finished the year with an opponents' batting average of .263 ... Left-handers hit .321 against him, and right-handers hit .232 ... Was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 26th round of the MLB draft in June.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
2005 - FRESHMAN
Posted a 5-4 record for the Bulls as a freshman and ranked third on the team with 40 strikeouts ... Member of the 2005 USF SAAC Committee and the USF Honors Program ... Played summer ball with the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League ... Helped lead Winter Park to the 2005 FCSL regular-season championship ... Received the FCSL's Frank Viola Most Valuable Pitcher Award after going 4-0 in six starts with a 0.66 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 41 innings ... FCSL opponents hit just .142 against him as he led the league in ERA and opponents' batting average while ranking second in strikeouts ... Rated by Baseball America as the FCSL's top prospect.
Graduated in the top-two percent of his class from Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla., and also attended Orlando's Lake Highland Preparatory School ... Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 27th round of the 2004 MLB Draft ... Hit .402 for his career and tallied 315 strikeouts in 195 innings pitched ... Three-time recipient of the team MVP award ... Was twice named All-Conference and All-County ... Served as vice president of his senior class ... Was a member of Quill & Scroll, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Varsity Club and Spanish Club ... Was a two-time captain on the varsity football team.
Full name is Ty Jeffrey Pryor ... Born July 5, 1985, in Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Jeff and Teri Pryor ... His father, Jeff, played minor league ball with the Angels organization, reaching Class-AAA ... His uncle, Greg, played 10 seasons of major league baseball as an infielder with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals ... Another uncle, Kevin, played Class-AA ball in the Philadelphia Phillies system ... Jeff, Greg and Kevin Pryor each earned All-America honors at Florida Southern ... Models his game after MLB pitcher John Smoltz ... Academic major: Journalism & electronic media.