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Tanner Scheppers

Tanner Scheppers 52 P

Texas Rangers

  • Status: Disabled 15-Day
  • Full Name: Tanner Ross Scheppers
  • Age: 27 (January 17, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 200
  • Draft: Compensation A (2009, TEX)
  • MLB Debut: 06/07/2012
  • School: Fresno State
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Tanner Scheppers Stats Summary

Tanner Scheppers Career Stats

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Tanner Scheppers Awards and Honors

Tanner Scheppers  52 P

  • Full Name: Tanner Ross Scheppers
  • Born: January 17, 1987
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 200
  • Draft: Compensation A (2009, TEX)
  • School: Fresno State
  • MLB Debut: 06/07/2012

Selected by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (No. 44 overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft...attended Dana Hills High School, where he was a two-year letter winner in baseball...played shortstop and started pitching in 2005...hit .460 as a senior and struck out 72 batters as team MVP in 2005...named to the Orange Country All-Star team and 1st-team all-league...originally drafted in the 29th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2005 but opted for college...joined Fresno State in 2006, was First-team All-WAC and NCAA San Diego Regional All-Tournament Team in 2007...drafted a second time, by the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the 2nd round (No. 48 overall) of the 2008 Draft, but failed to sign when the Bucs offered less money due to concerns of an injured rotator cuff and labrum in his shoulder...signed with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball for the 2009 season and also served as a pitching coach at hometown Trabuco Hills High School JV baseball team...signed a Minor League deal with Texas on Sept. 17, 2009 after being drafted No. 44 overall by the Rangers in the 2009 Draft...made his Rangers debut in the Arizona Fall League with the Surprise Rafters...reached 98 mph with his fastball in the AFL...parents are David and Ann Scheppers...father works as an accountant and mother is an interior designer...hobbies include body-boarding and video games...listed favorite athlete in college as Ichiro Suzuki... ranked No. 43 among Top 50 Prospects by MLB.com entering 2011 season.