Tyler Straub enters his first year with the ThunderBolts and third as a professional in 2018. He signed with the Bolts on April 6, 2018. His professional career began when the Kansas City Royals signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. In two seasons with the Royals, he hit .276 with a .756 OPS between two levels of Rookie ball. Tyler attended the University of Texas-San Antonio for two years, batting .308 overall, including a team-high .340 as a junior. He stole 21 bases and drove in 62 runs. He also played for two years at North Central Texas College, where he batted .290 with 20 steals in 94 games. He went to La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.