LAKELAND, FL – The Detroit Tigers have selected RHP Ty Madden with the 32nd overall pick in the 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The selection was the third pick of the Competitive Balance A Round.
Madden was ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the draft class by MLB Pipeline, and is drafted after three seasons at the University of Texas. His college career recently concluded at the College World Series in Omaha, where he tossed two games against eventual national champion Mississippi State, combining to allow four earned runs over 13.0 innings, while striking out 18. During his time with the Longhorns, he posted a combined 14-6 record and 2.59 ERA (181.0IP/52ER) over 37 career appearances, including 30 starts, striking out 200 and walking 72.
Standing 6-foot-3 and 215-pounds, Madden established a single-game career high with 14 punchouts on March 5, 2021 at Houston, tossing a complete game two-hitter en route to the victory. In 18 starts as a junior, Madden went 7-5 with a 2.45 ERA (113.2IP/31ER) and 137 strikeouts, the most by a Texas pitcher since J.P. Howell in 2014. He held opponents to a .188 batting average and finished the season with a 1.05 WHIP.
He was named to a total of five All-American teams following the 2021 season, including being named a first-team All-American by D1Baseball and Perfect Game.
The Tigers will continue their 2021 MLB Draft with nine picks (rounds 2-10) on Monday, and 10 (rounds 11-20) on Tuesday.