• Full name Joseph Tyson Floyd
  • Born 08/28/2001 in Rome, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 194 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Louisiana State
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (38th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2023 (signed for $2,097,500).
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    School: Louisiana State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.9
    BA Grade:50/High
    Tools:Fastball: 65. Slider: 45. Curveball: 45. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.

    Floyd ranked as the No. 282 prospect in the 2022 class as a draft-eligible sophomore, but went unselected and returned to a loaded LSU team for his third collegiate season. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound righthander, Floyd has a quick arm, with an athletic and loose delivery and three-quarter slot. After pitching in the bullpen as a freshman, Floyd started half the time in 2022 and then transitioned to a full-time starter role in 2023, where he posted a 4.35 ERA over 91 innings, with a 31% strikeout rate and 9.6% walk rate. He entered legendary LSU status after he struck out 17 batters in eight innings against Florida in the College World Series finals. Floyd developed a reputation as a one-pitch arm thanks to the 81% usage rate of his fastball in 2022. He went to the pitch often for good reason. It averaged 94-95 mph this spring and touched 98, with excellent riding life and 19 inches of induced vertical break that generates tons of whiffs at the top of the zone. He did dial that usage rate down to just 70% in 2023 thanks to improved breaking stuff. Floyd throws a low-80s slider and an upper-70s curveball, and while they are both still fringy at times, he’s improved them enough to at least glimpse a potential average breaking ball in the future. Floyd also throws a low-80s changeup that’s mostly a change-of-pace look against lefties, but did generate a 44% whiff rate this spring.

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  • ACL Reds placed RHP Ty Floyd on the full-season injured list.

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