Tyler Kean


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 205
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Springboro, Ohio
  • Last School Springboro

Career Honors 

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021) 
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022) 
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022) 

2022 (Junior) 

  • Made five appearances on the mound as a junior with one start.  
  • Struck out five batters across 6.1 innings and allowed six earned runs.  
  • Had scoreless outings on March 4 against Campbell and March 14 against Marshall.  
  • In his first collegiate start on March 22 against Wright State, Kean allowed two hits in 2.1 innings and picked up the win. 

2021 (Sophomore)

  • Made six appearances out of the pen
  • Had a 0.96 ERA over 9.1 innings with seven strikeouts
  • Allowed just one earned run on the season
  • Pitched an inning in the season-opening series vs. Illinois
  • Gave up his only earned run on March 12 vs. Iowa and then did not allow an earned run over his final 7.2 innings
  • Went a career-high 4.0 on May 23 vs. Nebraska, allowing just one unearned run on three hits
  • Finished the year with two scoreless innings vs. Northwestern (May 30) in the season finale

2020 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in one game out of the bullpen
  • Tossed a scoreless, hitless inning while striking out a batter against Harvard in first collegiate appearance (3/7)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Three-year letterwinner for coach Mark Pelfrey at Springboro High School
  • 8-1 with a 2.43 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched on the mound as junior
  • Hit .356 at the plate with nine doubles, three triples, one homer and 27 RBI
  • 2018 PBR All-Ohio selection and first team All-GWOC
  • Played summer ball for coach Dave Evans and the Midland Redskins and for coach Greg Beemer with the Dayton Classics


  • Son of Ryan and Kristina Kean
  • Has a younger brother, Gavin, and younger sister, Molly