NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Belmont Baseball centerfielder Tyler Walsh (Evansville, Ind.) was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLB Draft Wednesday afternoon.
Walsh put together a solid career for the Bruins, finding his way among the top-10 in various all-time records concluding his senior campaign. He carved his name atop the stolen base record, swiping 68 bags in his four years at Belmont. The Evansville, Indiana product also sits fourth in at bats (808), sixth in doubles (54) and tenth with 129 RBIs.
In 2017, Walsh led the squad with a career-best 22 stolen bases and tied for second having delivered 17 two-baggers. He registered a .249 batting average while driving in 32 runs. He was named to the All-Tournament team after helping BU to its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference title appearance. The centerfielder played a vital role in the team's tournament run, registering the walk-off double against Murray State to advance the Bruins to the semifinals before logging a multi-hit performance versus Morehead State that secured Belmont's spot in the championship game.
Wednesday marks the third time that Walsh has been selected in the Draft. He was initially picked in the 15th round of the 2013 Draft coming out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles, Walsh was then chosen by the Texas Rangers last year but chose to return to Belmont for his senior season.
Walsh is the fourth Bruin to be drafted in the past two seasons and the 38th Belmont player selected in the MLB Entry Draft.