#21 Tyler Brown


Height 6'4"
Weight 242 LBS
Position RHP
Class Sophomore
Hometown Ashland, Ohio
High School Olentangy Orange HS

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 Tyler Brown:
 “Tyler is strong, fearless and competitive. He has worked through several hurdles in his young life that will only enhance his ability to succeed at this level. He is a survivor in every way. He saw a lot of time in a relief role as a freshman and we were happy with the way that he approached big moments. I like the way he attacks the strike zone. He has continued to grow personally and athletically, and he could find himself in a starter role at some point.”

As a Junior (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.com

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 including five straight (8.2 innings)
  • Enters 2020 second in Vandy career saves with 20, trailing Brian Miller’s (2012-14) 26
  • Did not allow a run in 27 of his 31 appearances and fanned multiple batters 18 times
  • Recorded three saves and did not allow 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 including a season-high six against UMass-Lowell (Feb. 25) and at Mississippi State (March 18)
  • Zero walks permitted in 11 appearances, one or fewer permitted in 19 of 20 outings
  • First collegiate save at UCLA, allowing just three hits while striking out four in two scoreless frames (March 9)
  • Four scoreless innings at Mississippi State for his second career save (March 18)
  • Two hitless innings in 19-6 victory at Clemson (June 3)
  • Did not allow a home run over his last 13 outings (22.2 innings)
  • Threw 50-plus pitches five times
  • Season-high 75 pitches against Texas A&M (May 22)

The Brown File

  • Product of Olentangy Orange High School
  • Helped the Pioneers to its first Ohio State Baseball Tournament appearance in school history as a 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… played summer ball for the Midland Redskins who won the
  • Member of 2017 Connie Mack World Series championship team
  • 26th-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB draft
  • American Studies major
  • Native of Mansfield, Ohio
  • Son of the late Cindy Brown