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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Ty Duvall signs with Seattle Mariners

Duvall was not selected in the abbreviated 2020 MLB Draft, but he signs an UDFA contract with Seattle.
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Ty Duvall batting against Arkansas in 2019 (Hustler Multimedia/Amit Rao)

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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Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
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