Brett Tidball

School: Maryland

Class: Senior

Height: 6′3″

Weight: 200 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Left

Pos: LHP

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

High School: Georgetown Prep HS

Previously Drafted: None

Year   Team       IP   K/9   BB/9   K/BB   HR/9   H/9   RA                  
2005   Maryland       13.0   6.2   1.4   4.5   2.1   6.9   4.85                  
2006   Maryland       53.0   5.6   3.1   1.8   0.8   11.2   6.96                  
2007   Maryland       33.0   6.5   3.5   1.8   1.1   13.9   7.09          

Tidball has a major league plus pitch, an overhand curve ball that misses bats.  As a starter, he throws his fastball in the mid to upper 80s, a circle change and a two-seam fastball.

He throws across his body, which adds to his deception but inhibits his velocity and could cause arm problems.  He doesn’t maintain arm speed on his changeup.

The Future:
Tidball might have a future as a middle reliever in the big leagues.  He could be taken after the 30th round if he has a solid senior season.


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