Ty Duvall signs with Seattle Mariners

Duvall was not selected in the abbreviated 2020 MLB Draft, but he signs an UDFA contract with Seattle.


Ty Duvall batting against Arkansas in 2019 (Hustler Multimedia/Amit Rao)

Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor

Vanderbilt catcher Ty Duvall has inked an undrafted free agent (UDFA) deal with thee Seattle Mariners, Vanderbilt baseball confirmed Monday night.

The Lebanon, Ohio native was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 25th round of the 2019 MLB Draft, before deciding to return to Vanderbilt for his final season. He entered the draft once more, but did not hear his name called in the shortened 2020 Draft.

Duvall’s senior campaign was ultimately cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he still managed to record a .288 batting average, .415 slugging percentage and posted six multi-hit games. 

As a junior, Duvall contributed to the Commodores’ SEC regular season title, SEC Tournament win and National Championship by starting 23 games behind the plate—21 of which the Commodores won. Duvall posted a .270 batting average and excelled in the final stretch of the season, finishing with a 14-game on-base streak and tallying 16 RBI’s in his last 16 games.

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