Brewers 2021 MLB Draft Prospect Profile: Texas RHP Ty Madden

Jun 20, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Texas Longhorns pitcher Ty Madden (32) throws against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 20, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Texas Longhorns pitcher Ty Madden (32) throws against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the 2021 MLB Draft set to begin on July 11th, we’re continuing to get you ready for the first round at Reviewing the Brew by profiling Draft prospects who could be the Brewers first round selection. Let’s look now at University of Texas RHP Ty Madden.

A decade ago, the Brewers selected another Texas Longhorn ace, Taylor Jungmann, in the first round. Jungmann eventually made it to the big leagues and had some decent starts, but certainly didn’t pan out the way the Brewers or Jungmann had hoped.

Now, the Brewers might have a chance to select another Longhorn ace in righty Ty Madden.

RHP Ty Madden is an intriguing MLB Draft prospect and has enticing potential if he’s on the board for the Brewers at 15 overall on Sunday night.

Mock drafts are a little all over the place when it comes to Ty Madden. Some have him being taken in the ninth-11th overall pick range, and some have him falling to the late teens-early 20s. With the Brewers picking 15th, they fall right in the middle of his range.

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Madden is a part of the second tier of college pitchers in this draft class, a tier that includes Jordan Wicks, Sam Bachman, Will Bednar, and Gunnar Hoglund, all players we have previously profiled.

Madden stands 6’3″ and 215 pounds, giving him a solid starter’s frame to work with. He sits mid-90s with his fastball velocity and can crank it up to 99 MPH at times. MLB Pipeline’s No. 9 Draft prospect has a four pitch mix, including a plus slider, an above-average changeup, and a decent curveball.

His command has ticked up as well, which should help him stick as a starting pitcher. If he’s able to put everything together, Madden has a ceiling as a top of the rotation guy.

In his junior season this year for the University of Texas, Madden posted a 2.46 ERA in 18 starts, including a complete game shutout, covering 113.2 IP with 137 Ks, 44 BBs, and a .188 opponent batting average.

Madden started two games in the College World Series, both against the eventual champion Mississippi State Bulldogs. In his first game, Madden went seven innings, giving up just four hits, two runs, two walks, and striking out 10 but losing a 2-1 pitcher’s duel against Will Bednar.

In his second outing at the CWS, Madden had a similar line, going six innings, allowing four hits, two runs, three walks, and striking out eight. He left with a lead, but the bullpen allowed the game to get tied before Texas won it in the ninth.

Madden has pitched in plenty of big games and he’s done well in one of the best conferences in college baseball. That tends to lead to success at the next level.

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Rumors have the Brewers focusing on pitching in the first round. Madden, if he’s available, would be a solid choice. But there likely will be a few other college arms there, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Brewers have Madden rated higher on their board over the other pitchers.

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