Preseason Countdown: Tyler Blohm, #21

Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks 21 days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #21, Tyler Blohm.

LHP Tyler Blohm
LHP Tyler Blohm

Position: Pitcher

Bats/Throws: L/L

Height/Weight: 6’3” / 180

Hometown: Millersville, Md.

Previous School: Archbishop Spalding High School

2016 Spring Stats (High School): 66 IP, 9-0, 0.74 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 103 K

2016 Summer Stats (Baltimore Redbirds, Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League): 26 IP, 1-0, 2.07 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 26 K

About Tyler: One of the most decorated high school players in the state, Tyler Blohm comes to Maryland after an impressive senior season at Archbishop Spalding in which he had an ERA and WHIP under 1.00. Along with fellow Terp Barrett Smith, Blohm led Spalding to a third straight MIAA A Conference title in 2016 and racked up numerous individual awards, including Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year,  Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year, Capital Gazette Communications Baseball Player of the Year and first-team Washington Post All-Metro. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 17th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but did not sign, electing to pitch for Maryland instead. Over the summer, Blohm pitched for the Cal Ripken League’s Baltimore Redbirds alongside Marty Costes, Mike Rescigno, Hunter Parsons, and Andrew Miller, and again excelled, posting a 2.07 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26 innings. The lefty hurler, who features a low-90s fastball as well as a plus curveball and a changeup, will join a strong Terps rotation that includes Parsons, Brian Shaffer and Taylor Bloom.