Tyler Keeble begins his career as a ThunderBolt after being traded here from the Normal CornBelters on August 9, 2011. In Normal, Keeble played 64 games and hit .271 as the teams shortstop. This is Keeble's second season at the pro level after he spent 2010 in theGolden Baseball League playing for the Orange County Flyers. Keeble was named the Golden Baseball League Rookie of the Year in 2010 posting a .302 average in 85 games for the Flyers as well as setting the single season hits mark for a rookie with 104. Keeble attended college at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.