June 5, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Junior Tyler Beede was selected 14th overall by San Francisco in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft to become the 12th Commodore in history to be a first round pick in the June draft.
For Beede, it marks the second time in three years the Auburn, Mass. native has been selected in the first round of the draft after being the 21st overall selection in 2011 by Toronto out of high school. The right-hander joins a long list of Commodores to be taken in the first round during the Tim Corbin era, including David Price, Pedro Alvarez and Sonny Gray. Beede is the seventh Vanderbilt pitcher selected in the first round since 2004 and eighth in history. He also continues the streak of first round picks in the Commodores' starting rotation in all 12 of Coach Corbin's 12 seasons on West End.
Beede enters this weekend's Super Regional vs. Stanford 8-7 with a 3.20 ERA and a team-best 106 strikeouts over 98.1 innings. The right-hander struck out a career-best 14 last Friday night over eight scoreless innings to earn the win against Xavier in the opening game of the NCAA Regional. As a sophomore last season he set the school record with 14 wins and moved into a tie for fifth all-time on the Vanderbilt wins list last week with his 23rd career victory. He also ranks seventh on the Dores' all-time strikeouts list with 277 punch outs entering the weekend.
Vanderbilt hosts Stanford beginning tomorrow at noon on ESPN2 in a best-of-three series with Beede on the mound against Cardinal lefty John Hochstatter.