Tyler Krabbe from University of Montevallo drafted by the Houston Astros in 2019 MLB Draft

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                  MONTEVALLO, Ala. (MONTEVALLO ATHLETICS) — 

 University of Montevallo senior Tyler Krabbe was selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

Krabbe was selected by the Houston Astros with the 586th overall pick in the 19th round of the draft June 5. Krabbe is the highest drafted player from Montevallo since Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Rusty Greer, who was drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft.

All I’ve ever wanted is to play professional baseball, Krabbe said. All the hard work proved to be worth it. I never would be at the point I’m at now without (Head Coach Chandler) Rose and (Assistant Coach Franklin) Bush teaching me how to become better. From this year to last year I listened to the coaching staff and used different approach concepts at the plate, and was patient, and it paid off.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

I’m so excited for Krabbe and his family, such a special day for them, said Rose. Watching him grow and develop over the past four years has been so much fun for everyone in our program.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

The senior started all 51 games for the Falcons during his senior season, and posted a .337 batting average with a team-high 17 home runs, while driving in 65 runs. Krabbe led

the Gulf South Conference in home runs and RBIs.

I never expected to make the jump from last year to this year, Krabbe added. I hit a lot of doubles and home runs. I knew I had the power in me, just never put it all together until this year.

The 6-foot-2 catcher recorded a .395 on-base percentage and a league-leading .708 slugging percentage while also scoring 44 runs this past season.

He’s a great young man that deserves this opportunity and has earned it, said Rose. He will be a great representative of the Astros and Montevallo.

Krabbe began his career at Montevallo in 2016, playing all four seasons under Rose.

When I arrived to Montevallo I was very raw, Coach and his staff helped me understand the game better, said Krabbe.

Krabbe recorded a career-high five hits during his freshman season in 2016 against North Georgia and drove in a career high six runs during his senior season in 2019 against Trevecca Nazarene, blasting two three-run homers.

The senior hit-for-the-cycle against Union in 2019, finishing 4-for-7 from the plate with three RBIs.

Krabbe was named a Gulf South Conference First Team selection by the GSC last month and was also named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region First Team, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-South Region First Team, and the NCBWA All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Krabbe joined Hutcheon and Will Fulmer as players who were drafted under Rose. Devon Davis and Aron McRee, who also played under Rose, signed as undrafted free agents with the Chicago White Sox.

We have a good program at Montevallo, said Krabbe. Three guys in the past six years, that’s pretty incredible for a small Division II.

 University of Montevallo senior Tyler Krabbe was selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

Krabbe was selected by the Houston Astros with the 586th overall pick in the 19th round of the draft June 5. Krabbe is the highest drafted player from Montevallo since Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Rusty Greer, who was drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft.

All I’ve ever wanted is to play professional baseball, Krabbe said. All the hard work proved to be worth it. I never would be at the point I’m at now without (Head Coach Chandler) Rose and (Assistant Coach Franklin) Bush teaching me how to become better. From this year to last year I listened to the coaching staff and used different approach concepts at the plate, and was patient, and it paid off.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

I’m so excited for Krabbe and his family, such a special day for them, said Rose. Watching him grow and develop over the past four years has been so much fun for everyone in our program.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

The senior started all 51 games for the Falcons during his senior season, and posted a .337 batting average with a team-high 17 home runs, while driving in 65 runs. Krabbe led

the Gulf South Conference in home runs and RBIs.

I never expected to make the jump from last year to this year, Krabbe added. I hit a lot of doubles and home runs. I knew I had the power in me, just never put it all together until this year.

The 6-foot-2 catcher recorded a .395 on-base percentage and a league-leading .708 slugging percentage while also scoring 44 runs this past season.

He’s a great young man that deserves this opportunity and has earned it, said Rose. He will be a great representative of the Astros and Montevallo.

Krabbe began his career at Montevallo in 2016, playing all four seasons under Rose.

When I arrived to Montevallo I was very raw, Coach and his staff helped me understand the game better, said Krabbe.

Krabbe recorded a career-high five hits during his freshman season in 2016 against North Georgia and drove in a career high six runs during his senior season in 2019 against Trevecca Nazarene, blasting two three-run homers.

The senior hit-for-the-cycle against Union in 2019, finishing 4-for-7 from the plate with three RBIs.

Krabbe was named a Gulf South Conference First Team selection by the GSC last month and was also named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region First Team, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-South Region First Team, and the NCBWA All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Krabbe joined Hutcheon and Will Fulmer as players who were drafted under Rose. Devon Davis and Aron McRee, who also played under Rose, signed as undrafted free agents with the Chicago White Sox.

We have a good program at Montevallo, said Krabbe. Three guys in the past six years, that’s pretty incredible for a small Division II.

Krabbe was selected by the Houston Astros with the 586th overall pick in the 19th round of the draft June 5. Krabbe is the highest drafted player from Montevallo since Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Rusty Greer, who was drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft.

All I’ve ever wanted is to play professional baseball, Krabbe said. All the hard work proved to be worth it. I never would be at the point I’m at now without (Head Coach Chandler) Rose and (Assistant Coach Franklin) Bush teaching me how to become better. From this year to last year I listened to the coaching staff and used different approach concepts at the plate, and was patient, and it paid off.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

I’m so excited for Krabbe and his family, such a special day for them, said Rose. Watching him grow and develop over the past four years has been so much fun for everyone in our program.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native became the 16th Montevallo baseball alumnus to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and is the first Falcon to be selected since 2016 when Dane Hutcheon was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 873rd overall pick in the 29th round of the draft.

The senior started all 51 games for the Falcons during his senior season, and posted a .337 batting average with a team-high 17 home runs, while driving in 65 runs. Krabbe led the Gulf South Conference in home runs and RBIs.

I never expected to make the jump from last year to this year, Krabbe added. I hit a lot of doubles and home runs. I knew I had the power in me, just never put it all together until this year.

The 6-foot-2 catcher recorded a .395 on-base percentage and a league-leading .708 slugging percentage while also scoring 44 runs this past season.

He’s a great young man that deserves this opportunity and has earned it, said Rose. He will be a great representative of the Astros and Montevallo.

Krabbe began his career at Montevallo in 2016, playing all four seasons under Rose.

When I arrived to Montevallo I was very raw, Coach and his staff helped me understand the game better, said Krabbe.

Krabbe recorded a career-high five hits during his freshman season in 2016 against North Georgia and drove in a career high six runs during his senior season in 2019 against Trevecca Nazarene, blasting two three-run homers.

The senior hit-for-the-cycle against Union in 2019, finishing 4-for-7 from the plate with three RBIs.

Krabbe was named a Gulf South Conference First Team selection by the GSC last month and was also named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-South Region First Team, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-South Region First Team, and the NCBWA All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Krabbe joined Hutcheon and Will Fulmer as players who were drafted under Rose. Devon Davis and Aron McRee, who also played under Rose, signed as undrafted free agents with the Chicago White Sox.

We have a good program at Montevallo, said Krabbe. Three guys in the past six years, that’s pretty incredible for a small Division II.

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