Skeeters Ink Former MLBers Kevin McGowan and Tyler Wagner

(Sugar Land, Texas, March 19, 2019) - The Skeeters today announced the signings of former Major League right-handers Kevin McGowan and Tyler Wagner.

McGowan, 27, spent the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton (New York Mets), going a combined 6-5 with a 4.68 ERA in 33 games, including seven starts.

McGowan made his Major League debut in 2017 with the New York Mets, recording a 5.19 ERA in eight relief appearances, spanning 8 ⅔ innings pitched.

The Mets selected McGowan in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.). He’s spent all six seasons of his professional career at the affiliated within the Mets Minor League system, going 30-31 with a 4.04 ERA in 183 games (57 starts).

McGowan was selected as a South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star in 2014 with High-A Savannah. He’s the nephew of former Boston College standout and former San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox Minor League infielder, Sean McGowan.

Wagner, 28, spent his 2018 season with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas Rangers farm system and went a combined 2-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 games (18 starts). He’s spent the offseason with the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League, going 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in six outings (21.2 IP).

The Milwaukee Brewers took Wagner in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of the University of Utah. He made his Major League debut with the Brewers in 2015 and also appeared at the Major League level with the Arizona Diamondbacks in ‘16. Through two MLB seasons, Wagner has gone 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA in six games (three starts).

Wagner is set to appear in his eighth professional season. He’s 43-49 with a 3.86 ERA and four saves in 171 career professional appearances (814.1 IP).

The Las Vegas, Nev., native was rated as the Brewers’ No. 9 prospect prior to the 2015 season, per Baseball America, and the Diamondbacks’ No. 10 prospect prior to the 2016 season, per He was selected to the Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star in 2014 with High-A Brevard County and a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star in 2015 with Double-A Biloxi.

Wagner won the Southern League ERA title in 2015, recording a 2.25 ERA with Double-A Biloxi. He was also selected as an Organizational All-Star in 2014 with the Brewers. While at Utah, Wagner was selected First-Team All-Mountain West Conference as a reliever in 2011. He’s Utah’s all-time career leader with 17 saves.

The Skeeters, winners of the 2018 Atlantic League Championship, open the 2019 season on April 25 at Constellation Field against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Season tickets and mini plans for the 2019 season are currently available and individual tickets will soon be made available. To purchase season tickets or mini plans, or for more information on ticketing, please visit or call the TDECU Ticket Office at 281-240-4487.

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About the Sugar Land Skeeters

The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 140 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

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