Brady Tygart may have the best curve ball in college baseball. He also may be the most underrated pitcher going into the 2023 season.
The junior pitcher for the Arkansas Razorbacks from Hernando, Mississippi is coming off of a sophomore season that was cut short by injuries, which do not even have him in the back of many folks’ minds entering the 2024 season.
What they do not realize is that Tygart had a solid freshman campaign making 24 appearances in relief with a 3.82 ERA. In SEC league play, Tygart was even more impressive with a 1.91 ERA and seven saves in 28.1 innings during his freshman season.
Although limited in his sophomore year due to an elbow injury which held Tygart to less appearances in the 2023 season, he still managed to post a 3.21 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched.
Tygart is projected to be a reliever entering the 2024 season, but do not be surprised if he re-emerges into a starting role by the end of the season.
In starts that Tygart did make, Tygart posted a 2.37 ERA with 21 strikeouts for the hogs, while holding opponents to a .141 batting average.
Arkansas head coach, Dave Van Horn mentioned in an article by Best of Arkansas Sports that Tygarts strong repertoire of pitches and stated that “he (Tygart) might be a starter for us one day.”
While Tygart is most known for his fastball and curveball, he also includes a changeup and slider in his repertoire which help make him a complete pitcher. This should help to keep SEC hitters off balance all season.
If Tygart can maintain consistency and remain injury free throughout 2024, do not be surprised if he ends up as an All-American helping to lead the hogs to Omaha.