MADISON, Wis. – 14 former Madison Mallards will continue their baseball dreams into the professional ranks after being chosen in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft. No team in the competing Great Lakes West division had more former players selected than the Mallards.
“That’s what it’s all about for me – strictly,” Mallards’ manager Donnie Scott said. “That’s what I’m here for, I want to try and help these guys prepare for pro ball and hopefully they get the opportunity.”
Tyler Dyson (2017) was the first Mallard off the board. The Florida product was selected 153rd overall by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round. Dyson pitched for the Mallards during the 2017 season and finished with a perfect 4-0 record on the mound with a stellar 1.58 ERA. Dyson also picked up a win during the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison that year. [Read more…]