Started 59 games (52 at catcher, seven as designated hitter)...was the only catcher to earn All-Pac-12 Conference honors in 2012...selected in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros...ranked third on the team with a .332 batting average, recording one home run, one triple, seven doubles, 27 RBI and 42 runs...finished sixth in the conference in on-base percentage (.435) and second in hit-by-pitch (18)...batted a team-leading .383 in Pac-12 games, going 36-for-94 with 22 runs in 26 contests...played very well as UCLA's starting catcher, throwing out 22 of 46 attempted base stealers (.478 percentage)...reached base safely via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 53 of 59 games...tied for UCLA's single-season hit-by-pitch record (18, tied with Niko Gallego, 2010, and Eddie Murray, 2009)...totaled 18 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI efforts...had a career-high four hits in a 15-3 win at Arizona (April 14), going 4-for-5 with one walk, two runs and one RBI...compiled a career-best 15-game hitting streak (March 18-April 17), during which he batted at a .547 clip (29-for-53) with 16 runs, 11 RBI and a .632 on-base percentage...opened the season hitting safely in UCLA's first 12 games, recording a .375 batting average in that span...went 7-for-11 (.636) with five RBI and five runs in a three-game series against Washington State (March 23-25)...went 6-for-9 with three walks, two RBI and six runs in UCLA's three-game series sweep at Utah (March 30-April 1)...went 8-for-14 (.571) with two RBI and two runs in a three-game series at Arizona (April 13-15).
Played in 19 games for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League before playing in six games for the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League...with Wisconsin, batted .184 with one double, eight RBI and 13 runs...drew 15 walks and struck out twice in 49 at-bats...Wisconsin went 24-46, tied for seventh place in the league's South Division...with Conejo, batted .350, going 7-for-20 in six games...had one double, scored five runs and posted a .480 on-base percentage.
Played in 23 games, making 13 starts as the catcher...batted .261 with two doubles, eight runs and seven RBI...recorded six walks and five hit-by-pitches, logging a .404 on-base percentage...did not commit any errors behind the plate in 131 chances...along with catcher Steve Rodriguez, helped guide a pitching staff that posted the lowest ERA among Pac-10 pitching staffs (2.44) and the highest strikeout total (572) in the Pac-10...hit safely in nine of 13 starts...went 1-for-2 with one run, one RBI and two walks in UCLA's final game of the season against UC Irvine in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 5)...went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in a 14-6 win against San Diego State (April 19)...went 2-for-3 with two RBI, one run and one walk in UCLA's 8-0 victory at Cal Poly in the second game of a doubleheader (March 21).
Played in 29 games for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League...batted .330 with two doubles, six RBI, 10 runs and nine walks...played for Springfield alongside UCLA teammate Matt Giovinazzo...Springfield went 35-19 overall, finishing first in the Western Division of the Prospect League.
Played in 14 games, making one start as the catcher (vs. UC Santa Barbara, May 18)...batted .125 in limited playing time, going 1-for-8 with two runs and one walk...in one of UCLA's most important plate appearances of the year, drew a two-out walk to extend UCLA's top half of the 10th inning in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional against Cal State Fullerton (June 12) - scored from second base on Trevor Brown's pinch-hit single to give UCLA a 9-7 lead in an eventual 11-7 Bruins' victory...notched his first collegiate hit at California (May 23), going 1-for-1 off the bench as the catcher...scored one run in a pinch-hit appearance against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 21).
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Windward School under head coach Tyrone Powell...batted .487 with 16 doubles, two triples and 21 RBI...earned first-team All-CIF Division IV honors as a senior (2009) in addition to earning Delphic League MVP honors...also earned All-Region honorable mention accolades as a senior...served as team captain as a junior and senior...helped lead Windward to the Delphic League title as a senior...batted .619 as a junior (2008), recording 14 doubles, three triples and 30 RBI...established the Windward School single-season batting average record with a .619 mark...secured second-team All-CIF Division V and second-team All-Delphic League honors as a junior and sophomore...batted .490 as a sophomore (2007), registering one home run, eight doubles, two triples and 27 RBI...named team MVP as a senior, junior and sophomore...competed for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal in October 2008 at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Fla...also participated at the 2009 Area Code Tryouts.
Full name: Tyler Andrew Heineman...born June 19, 1991 in Los Angeles...Tyler is the middle of Steve Heineman and Katherine Linyg's three children...has one older sister, Emily, and one younger brother, Scott...brother, Scott, plays baseball at Oregon...admires major league infielder David Eckstein...uncle played baseball at Arizona State...undeclared major.
At-bats - 5 (12 times), last vs. Creighton (6/3/12)
Runs - 3 at Utah (3/31/12)
Hits - 4 at Arizona (4/14/12)
RBI - 3, twice (3/24/12)
Doubles - 1 (eight times), last vs. Stanford (4/28/12)
Home Runs - 1 at Cal State Northridge (2/21/12)
Stolen Bases - 1 (three times), last vs. Cal State Northridge (4/17/12)