Baseball’s Madden selected 32nd overall in 2021 MLB Draft


AUSTIN, Texas ­– Texas Baseball right-handed pitcher Ty Madden was selected with the 32nd overall pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.

This season, Madden finished with a 2.45 ERA and a 7-5 record in 113.2 innings pitched. He struck out 137 batters, the most by a Texas pitcher since J.P. Howell in 2004. He held opposing hitters to a .188 batting average against. He ended his career with a pair of quality starts at the College World Series, tossing 13 innings with 18 strikeouts and only four runs allowed.

Madden is the highest MLB draft pick since Taylor Jungmann was selected 12th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 Draft. Madden also was the Longhorns’ first Big 12 Pitcher of the Year since Jungmann in 2011 and the seventh overall.

A member of five All-America teams in 2021, Madden was named a First Team All-American by two organizations.

For his Texas career, Madden produced a 2.59 ERA and a 14-6 record in 181 innings pitched. Madden struck out 200 batters in 181 innings pitched in a Longhorn uniform. Opponents batted only .203 against him throughout his career.

The 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft covers three days. Rounds 2-10 will occur on Monday followed by Rounds 11-20 on Tuesday.


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