T.J. McKenzie - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#10 T.J. McKenzie


Class Senior
Height 6'1''
Weight 191
Hometown Loxahatchee, Fla.
High School The Benjamin School

Head coach Tim Corbin on McKenzie: “It has been very enjoyable to watch this kid play during the fall. TJ keeps on getting better and better as he plays. He takes no off days. He plays with the same energy level every day and every moment. His speed can be game changing on the bases and his offensive tools at the plate have continued to grow. He also gives us very good versatility being able to play all three outfield positions. What separates him from many is his disposition and personality. He makes the environment better because he is a part of it.”

As a Senior (2023)
• Hit a solo homer on Senior Day against Arkansas (May 19)
• Doubled twice in win over Texas (Feb. 19)

As a Junior (2022)
• Drove in a run and scored at Arkansas (May 14)
• Went 1-for-1 with an RBI vs. Austin Peay (April 5)
• Doubled and drove in a run at in Game 2 of doubleheader at Hawaii (March 5)
• First collegiate hit, a two-run home run, vs. Evansville (Feb. 23)

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Appeared in four games across the season
• Reached on a hit-by-pitch in 17-6 win over Georgia State (Feb. 28)

As a Freshman (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• Appeared in eight games off the bench
• Scored first career run as a pinch runner vs. Hawaii (March 1)

The McKenzie File
Selected in the 39th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals
• Prepped at the Benjamin School
• Team co-captain as a senior
• Ranked the 67th-best high school infielder nationally in 2019 (Perfect Game)
• Florida’s third-ranked high school shortstop in 2019 (Perfect Game)
• First-team All-American Florida Region 2019
• 2018 All-American Underclass first team
• 2017 All-American Underclass second team
• As a senior, he slugged .313 with six doubles, one triple and nine RBIs
• Two-time regional champion at the Benjamin School
• Named to the honor roll in 2019
• Received Golden Key Scholastic Art and Writing Award for photography
• Full name is Tyler Jordan McKenzie
• Son of Stainton and Shereene
• Brother to Triston
• Brother, Triston, is a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization
• Majoring in communication studies