The Detroit Tigers today agreed to terms with RHP Ty Madden, the 32nd overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, which the Tigers were awarded in the Competitive Balance A round.
Madden joins the Tigers organization after three seasons at the University of Texas, including a standout redshirt sophomore season, during which he posted a 7-5 record and 2.45 ERA (113.2IP/31ER) on 75 hits and 44 walks, while striking out 137. Among Big 12 Conference pitchers, he led the pack in opponents batting average (.188), strikeouts and innings pitched, while ranking second in ERA and tied for fifth in wins. 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. 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.
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.
Madden came into the draft ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the class by MLB Pipeline. Selected with Detroit’s second pick in the draft, following RHP Jackson Jobe (ranked seventh), the Tigers became the first club to draft two of MLB Pipeline’s top 10 ranked prospects in the same draft since Houston did so in 2015 (Alex Bregman, Kyle Tucker and Daz Cameron).