|Hometown:||San Diego, Calif.|
|Previous College:||Palomar College|
2010 Summit League Player of the Year
2010 Summit League Newcomer of the Year
2010 First-Team All-Summit League
2010 First-Team ABCA All-Midwest Region
Named Summit League Player and Newcomer of the Year after hitting .379-18-76 in 63 games … started every game at shortstop … added 16 stolen bases, 16 doubles and two triples … batted .491-11-50 in 28 Summit League games, getting at least one hit in every league contest … led the Summit League in runs scored (75) and total bases (170) … drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the seventh round of the MLB Draft … named Summit League player of the week on April 26 after batting .688 (11-16) with three home runs and 11 RBI in a four-game series against Western Illinois … his efforts against the Leathernecks included a game-winning three-run homer in the eighth inning of game one, and a game-ending homer in a run-rule victory in the series finale … belted four home runs in a four-game series at IPFW (April 30-May 1) … was 4-for-7 with two home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored in the opener against the Mastodons, and capped the series with a 3-for-5, 3-RBI effort which also featured a pair of home runs … knocked in four runs in the second game of a doubleheader at Centenary (May 15) … 3-for-3 with five RBI against Western Michigan (March 12) … 4-for-5 with a double, homer and two RBI in series opener at No. 11 UCLA (March 19) … 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBI at Southern Utah (April 16) … belted a three-run home run against Oklahoma in NCAA Regional play … enjoyed a team-best 26 multi-hit games … had three hits 11 times and four hits three times … also collected 21 multi-RBI games.
Played the last two seasons at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif. ... selected by Houston in the 36th round of the 2009 MLB Draft ... highly decorated as a sophomore, earning Pacific Coast Conference player of the year honors, Southern California All-American and ABCA All-Pacific Association accolades ... batted .453 with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI in 39 games ... stole 11 bases in 13 attempts, posting a .604 slugging percentage and a .557 on-base percentage ... earned first-team all-conference honors as a freshman... hit .348 with 16 doubles, two triples, four homers and a team-leading 33 RBI.
2007 graduate of Charter School of San Diego ... named second-team All-Western League in 2006 and 2007 ... led team to the 2007 CIF championship.
Full name is Tyler Artolo Saladino ... born July 20, 1989 ... son of Arthur and Rhonda Saladino ... Recreation major.