Tyler Brown - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#21 Tyler Brown


Class Junior
Height 6'4"
Weight 242 LBS
Hometown Ashland, Ohio
High School Olentangy Orange

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com – Vanderbilt Achievers: Tyler Brown (July 2019)
The Tennessean – Vanderbilt’s Tyler Brown dealt with mom’s death, daughter’s Down syndrome to become one of college baseball’s best pitchers (May 2019)
The Washington Post – A Vanderbilt baseball star’s remarkable road to the College World Series (June 2019)
Yahoo Sports – Vanderbilt pitcher inspires $10,000 charitable donation from Bret Michaels at College World Series (June 2019)

Head coach Tim Corbin on Brown:
 “Tyler has impacted our program since the day he arrived and continues to be a consistent presence for us. On the mound, he is a unique combination of durability, fearlessness, pitch ability, intensity and calmness. He does not back down from any challenge, but has the ability to contain his adrenaline in high temperature situations. He has the skillset to do many things on the mound. He really enjoys protecting his teammates in the competitive arena.”

As a Junior (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Selected in the third round (101st overall) of the MLB Draft by Houston
  • No. 37 among Baseball America’s Top 150 Overall Players for 2020
  • 41st-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Baseball America
  • 49th-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Perfect Game
  • 67th-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • First Team Preseason All-American by D1Baseball
  • First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game
  • Second Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America
  • Second Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • SEC’s 25th-best MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • Coaches’ preseason first-team all-SEC
  • Second in Vanderbilt career saves with 21
    • Trails only Brian Miller’s 26 from 2012-14
  • Made seven relief appearances
  • Posted 14 strikeouts
  • Did not permit a run in four appearances including three straight
  • Season-high four strikeouts vs. Hawaii (Feb. 29)

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • 2019 First-Team All-SEC relief pitcher
  • Perfect Game First-Team All-American
  • Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA second-team All-American
  • Set Vanderbilt’s single-season saves record with 17
  • Brown’s 17 saves led the SEC and ranked second nationally
  • One of six finalists for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award
  • Did not allow a run in 15 of his last 16 appearances
    • Did not allow a run in five straight (8.2 innings)
  • Did not allow a run in 27 of his 31 appearances and fanned multiple batters 18 times
  • Three saves without a run in 7.2 innings at the College World Series
  • Limited opponents to a .229 average in six NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Held foes to a .214 average (3-for-14) with runners aboard in the NCAA Tournament
  • Tossed 4.2 scoreless frames at the SEC Tournament while permitting two hits
  • Held Ole Miss scoreless across three innings in the SEC Tournament title game
  • Posted a 2.82 ERA and notched nine saves in 13 SEC appearances (22.1 innings)

As a Freshman (2018)

  • Third-most appearances on the mound among Vanderbilt pitchers (20)
  • First collegiate start against Middle Tennessee (May 15)
  • One or more strikeouts in 16 outings
  • Season-high six strikeouts twice
    • UMass-Lowell – Feb. 25; Mississippi State – March 18
  • Zero walks permitted in 11 appearances
  • One or no walks permitted in 19 of 20 outings
  • First collegiate save at UCLA
  • Struck out four in two scoreless frames vs. UCLA (March 9)
  • Four scoreless frames at Mississippi State for second save (March 18)
  • Two hitless innings in 19-6 victory at Clemson (June 3)
  • Did not allow a home run in last 13 outings (22.2 innings)
  • Threw 50-plus pitches five times
  • Season-high 75 pitches vs. Texas A&M (May 22)

The Brown File

  • Product of Olentangy Orange (Ohio)
  • Helped the Pioneers to first Ohio State Baseball Tournament appearance as senior
  • First team All-Ohio and first team All-Conference as a senior (2017)
  • 2016 second team All-Ohio and first team All-Conference
  • 2015 all-conference
  • Member of 2017 Connie Mack World Series championship team
  • 26th-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB draft
  • American studies major
  • Son of the late Cindy Brown