Like many kids his age, Tyler Beede has got some decisions to make soon about his future. Unlike many kids his age, Beede will have to decide between the chance to play professional baseball or head to one of the best college baseball programs in the country.
The right-handed pitcher from Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.) is the No. 1 prospect in the Northeast, and he continued to prove why on Wednesday afternoon when he dominated Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., with a 15-strikeout no-hitter.
Beede, who has committed to Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, dazzled yet again in front of a bevvy of major league scouts, including Red Sox VP of player development Mike Hazen and Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Beede has been a dominant force all year for Lawrence Academy, featuring a fastball that tops out in the mid 90s. Despite the commitment to Vandy, he’s expected to be drafted in a few weeks late in the first round or in the supplemental round.
NESN was on hand for Beede’s no-hitter against Brooks School. See the video above for highlights from the start, as well as reaction from Beede and Lawrence Academy head coach Chris Margraf.