Tyler Hess joins the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks after spending last season in the San Francisco Giants organization. Hess will most likely play a role out of the bullpen for the ‘Hawks as the 2013 season kicks into gear. In 2012, he was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 15 games for the Arizona League Giants, and 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four games with the Augusta (GA) Greenjackets of the South Atlantic League (A). Between the two stops, Hess struck out 26 batters in 24.1 innings pitched.
Hess was originally selected by the Atlanta Braves organization in the 19th round of the 2010 draft out of Sonoma State University (CA). Hess will be entering his fourth professional season as a RedHawk, after playing at the rookie and the Single-A levels. In his three-year career, he is 4-8 with a 4.05 ERA and nine saves in 58 games. Hess has struck out 99 batters in 104.1 innings pitched.