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Q&A with Tyler Clippard

"I've learned a lot"

Tyler Clippard was taken in 9th round in the 2003 draft by the New York Yankees out of J.W. Mitchell High School, located in New Port Richey, Florida. Tyler stands 6'4 and weighs 170 lbs. He was gracious to sit with PinstripesPlus.com before a late season Battle Creek Yankee home game.

PinstripesPlus.com: 2004 was your first full-season in pro ball. How did it go? Tyler Clippard: Physically, over the six months, I was fine. Mentally, it was a strain. At times I found it hard to focus. It made each start different because sometimes the FB was't as fast as I would want it to be. I've learned a lot. PinstripesPlus.com: Were you named after anyone? Clippard: I got my middle...

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