CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 3, 3/9/11 vs. UC Riverside; Runs: 2 (2x) last: 3/6/10 vs. Brown; HR: 1 (3x) Last: 3/2/10 vs. UC Irvine; RBI: 3, 3/6/10 vs. Brown; SB: 1 (6x) Last: 5/3/11 vs. UCLA; Hitting Streak: 3g, 2/27/11 - 3/4/11.
2011/SUMMER: Playing for the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League.
2011/JUNIOR: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... WCC All-Academic first team honoree ... Earned second Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar citation and received WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Appeared in 30 games with nine starts as an outfielder/designated hitter ... Batted .289 with six runs, five RBI and two stolen bases ... Hit .364 (4-for-11) through seven games vs. WCC opponents, .556 (5-for-9) with runners on base, .375 as a pinch hitter and .320 through his nine starts ... Recorded a career high three hits during start vs. UC Riverside (3/9), going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI ... Drove in another two runs on a pinch-hit single vs. BYU (4/1) ... Led the Waves with a .500 batting average (3-for-6) in three-game series vs. Gonzaga (5/20-22), starting two games at DH ... Went 2-for-5 with RBI at Fresno State (2/25-27).
2010/FALL: Drove in and scored a run on two hits during the Blue and Orange World Series ... Credited with three sacrifice hits ... Made nine catches in the outfield without error.
2010/SUMMER: Assigned to the Danville (Ill.) Dans of the Prospect League ... Batted .266 through 48 regular season games with three doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Homered and drove in four runs as part of a 2-for-3 night at West Virginia (7/30), which marked the start of a season-best six-game hitting streak ... From 7/30 to 8/5, went 11-for-23 (.478) with six RBI and runs scored ... Touched home plate a season-high four times on three hits and a walk - plus three stole bases - in a 15-4 win at Dubois County (6/20) ... Finished the year with 17 thefts on the base paths ... Produced three consecutive two-hit games against Springfield and Nashville from 7/1 to 7/3.
2010/SOPHOMORE: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... WCC All-Academic and Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... Appeared in 27 games as a sophomore for the Waves, earning 14 starts ... Hit .216 with four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI, six of which came with two outs ... Also stole three bases in as many tries and scored 12 runs ... Established a new career game high with three RBI in a 19-3 win over Brown (3/6), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored ... Homered in games vs. Cal Poly (2/23) - which was Pepperdine's first of 2010 - and UC Irvine (3/2) ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in his final appearance of the season May 29 vs. San Francisco (W, 4-1), marking his third multi-hit game of 2010 ... Batted .300 (3-for-10) vs. WCC opponents, .333 with two outs, .364 leading off an inning and .286 as a pinch hitter.
2009/FALL: Led Blue with a .500 batting average at the Blue and Orange World Series, recording three hits in six at-bats ... Two of his hits went for extra bases ... Drove in three of Blue's eight runs during the three-game intrasquad series ... Drew one base on balls and was hit by a pitch and finished set with a .625 on-base percentage ... Produced three runs in game three (11/15), bringing home two runs on a double to the left-center gap and later scoring on Nick Bozeman's ninth-inning RBI single ... Gave Blue an early 2-0 lead in game one (11/12) with a run-scoring single to center.
2009/SUMMER: Played for the Waimea Waves of the Hawai'i Collegiate Baseball League with teammate Ricky Villarreal ... Helped the Waves post the league's best regular season record at 25-10 ... Batted .303 and finished the summer with a league-best 14 doubles ... Finished the season ranked among the league's top-five leaders in slugging percentage (.484), runs scored (29), RBI (27) and total bases (59).
2009/FRESHMAN: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's "Silver Honors" ... Batted .211 (4-for-19) in his first year as a Wave through 18 appearances and five starts with a solo home run, walk and stolen base ... Blasted his solo shot against Washington State reliever David Stilley in the seventh inning, giving Pepperdine an insurance run in a 3-1 victory (3/17) ... Was making his first career start as the Waves' designated hitter in that game, batting eighth ... First career start in the outfield (LF) came at Portland (5/10) ... Made 13 appearances as a substitute, which was the second highest total on team behind Matthew Frazee's 16 appearances ... Collegiate debut came against Evansville (3/6) when he entered the game in the sixth as a sub for David Harris in left field ... Went on to finish the game 1-for-2 at the plate with a single and run scored ... Pinch ran vs. the Purple Aces in both ends of a doubleheader (3/7), and in the night cap, stole his first career base that led to a game-tying run in Pepperdine's 4-2 win ... Recorded first multi-hit effort in an 8-4 win at No. 18 Cal Poly (5/12), providing two singles as the Waves' starting left fielder ... Was eventually replaced late in the game by R.W. Zeller, who came through with three insurance runs on a bases-loaded triple in the ninth ... Scored the game-tying run during Pepperdine's five-run, ninth-inning rally at Wichita State (3/14) ... Came into the game as a pinch runner for Aaron Gates and scored on Bryce Mendonca's RBI single ... Again pinch ran for Gates at Cal State Northridge (4/21) and scored a game-tying run in the top of the 9th off a Brian Slover wild pitch ... Batted .300 (3-for-10) with runners on base and had success advancing runners in four of 10 opportunities ... Team posted a 4-1 record in his five starts.
2008/FALL: Recorded two his, including a double at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Scored two runs and registered a single in an exhibition series vs. Long Beach State ... His hit and run in game 1 (11/1) vs. the Dirtbags was part of a four-run seventh for the Waves.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated as a Honor Scholar from Saugus High School in 2008, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner and outfielder for head coach John Maggiona ... Left program as its all-time career leader with 17 home runs and 76 RBI ... As a junior, slugged a Saugus single season record seven home runs ... Three-time All-Foothill League and Santa Clarita Valley selection ... Ranked among area's Top 5 Outfielders by the Los Angeles Times during his senior year ... Selected to participate at the Dodgers' Elite Games ... Received team's Best Offensive Award following junior and senior years ... Voted school's Most Inspirational Athlete in 2008 ... Named to the Principal's Honor Roll four straight years ... Member of the National Honors Society.
CLUB: Played for the Southern California Panthers (2004-07), Braves Scout Team (2006-07) and the Playa Vista Orioles (Summer 2008) ... Hit a 10th-inning walk-off home run to win state tournament for the Orioles at the Connie Mack World Series ... A week later, smacked a ninth-inning walk-off triple to send Orioles to the Western Regional finals.
PERSONAL: Given name is Tyler Shawn Brubaker ... Nickname is "Bru" ... Son of Shawn and Moonyeen ... Brother of Hahna ... Pre-business administration major ... Career goal is to play professional baseball ... Received scholarship for work as a high school journalist ... Feature writer for The Signal, a publication for Santa Clarita Valley ... Posted a 80.61 SPARQ rating to lead entire tournament field at the 2006 Arizona Jr. Fall Classic, which placed him 15th on the national list ... Drew a walk in lone at bat against major leaguer Hideo Nomo at a scout league game in 2007 ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for, "the combination of great academic, great baseball and an unbeatable location"
FAVORITES: Lists camping, music and video games as his hobbies ... Favorites include Albert Pujols (pro baseball player), Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team), The Grapes of Wrath (book), The Dark Knight (movie), The Office (TV show), Rush (musical artist), pizza (food) and basketball (sport other than baseball).