Ty Madden has a 2.34 ERA in the last two seasons for the Texas Longhorns. He’s also struck out 163 batters in 138.2 innings pitched in that time frame. Oh, and he also can throw 99 MPH.
Ty Madden Scouting Report
Height: 6′ 3″ | Weight: 215
Bats: Right | Throws: Right | Position: RHP
Highest Ranking: 9th (MLB Pipeline)
If you are looking for a pitcher with a good track record in college and some upside, Ty Madden could be your guy. He’s posted a 2.59 ERA in three seasons at Texas, with a 2.45 ERA this past season while throwing 113.2 innings and striking out 137 batters with 44 walks. He split time between the bullpen and rotation as a freshman, but he’s made 22 starts between his sophomore and junior seasons.
Armed with a fastball that’s picked up several ticks of velocity this year and now sits 93-96 and touches 99 MPH, the right-handed starter also has an above-average slider in the low-to-mid 80’s that may be his best pitch. He will occasionally throw a change up and a curveball, though both are slightly below-average pitches.
Madden has good control and command. There are some concerns that he winds up a reliever in the long run because he has essentially become a 2-pitch guy and not every team thinks that his fastball will play well despite the velocity. A team that believes he can work with his change up and curveball, and perhaps get something from his fastball will have higher grades on him that a team who thinks his fastball won’t play nearly as well. He’s probably a 1st round pick on all of the boards, but the range where he falls seems to vary quite a bit depending on how a team views things.
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For this draft scouting report series we are going to look at prospects rated 6th through 50th in a cumulative ranking based on the Baseball America, MLB Pipeline, ESPN, and Fangraphs draft rankings. The guys in the top five seem to have no chance of dropping to Cincinnati at 17, so we’re skipping them to focus a little more on guys with more of a shot to be Reds. The national rankings are updated throughout the month leading up to the draft, so there could be some slight changes from when the cumulative list was compiled and when you read this.
The 2021 Major League Baseball Draft will begin on July 11th and end on July 13th, taking part over a three day period of time. The Cincinnati Reds will have selections 17, 30, 35, and 53 in the first two rounds of the draft. Despite not selecting in the top five, or even the top 10, the Reds have the 4th largest bonus pool allotment to work with due to their compensation pick from losing Trevor Bauer in free agency, as well as a competitive balance round A pick (35th) that adds a lot of additional pool money.