OF-RHP Matt Lloyd, 15th round (444th overall) - Cincinnati Reds - SIGNED - $25,000

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With their 15th round (444th overall) pick, the Cincinnati Reds have selected OF-RHP Matt Lloyd.

Hometown: Okotoks, Alta.

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6’1” 195 lbs.

School: Indiana University.

Coach: Jeff Mercer

Previous Teams: Iowa Western, Canadian Junior National Team, Okotoks Dawgs

Previous Coaches: Marc Rardin, Greg Hamilton, Allen Cox, Jeff Duda

Scout: Bill Byckowksi (Georgetown, Ont.)

Twitter Handle: @mlloyd07

2019 season, senior year at Indiana University: At the plate, appeared in 59 games as DH and in the infield, hitting .280 (63 hits in 225 at bats) with 17 home runs, 15 doubles, 59 RBIs, 39 walks, 73 strikeouts and 51 runs scored ... Had an .963 OPS in 59 games … Started season 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs against Memphis ... After a 1-for-19 skid, went 16-for-37 during a nine-game hit streak ... Homered in back to back games against Oregon State and San Diego, driving home four runs ... Reached based and came around to score three times against Canisius courtesy of two singles and a hit by pitch ... Clubbed two solo home runs against Canisius, part of a 4-for-4 day ... Knocked in a run with a double against Iowa, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk ... Hit a solo shot against Kent State, only hit in five trips ... Unloaded against Maryland with two homers and a double, plus two walks, scoring four times ... Drove in a season-high seven and scored three against Maryland thanks to two home runs and a double ... Sank Penn State with a three-run blast and a walk in four trips ... Paced the Hoosiers’ attack against Evansville with a homer and a double, plating three with two runs scored ... Scored twice and drove in one against Evansville, going 3-for-4 with a double ... Slugged a homer and drew a walk against Ball State, scoring twice ... Walked three times and blasted a three-run shot to torpedo Minnesota ... Went 2-for-3 against Illinois with two RBIs, a double, a run scored and a pair of walks ... Knocked in four against Michigan with two hits, including a homer ... Sent a two-run blast over the wall against Rutgers, adding a walk in five trips ... Reached base on a hit and three walks against Rutgers, scoring twice ... On the mound ... Posted a 2.70 ERA over 16 2/3 relief innings, allowing five earned runs on 20 hits, walking 12 and striking out 18 ... Had an eventful outing against UConn, giving up two runs on two hits and two walk in two innings, striking out two ... Collected a save against Washington, striking out two and walking one ... Allowed a hit but nothing more against Indiana State to record the save ... Struck out the side against Iowa, permitting a walk and a base hit ... Needed 14 pitches to slam the door on Penn State for the save, striking out one ... Three up, three down with three strikeouts to save the game against Penn State ... Struck out four in 1 1/3 innings against Purdue, coughing up an RBI double ... Worked around a walk, hit, and run to get the save against Michigan ... Took the loss against Louisville as a wild pitch, a throwing error, and two walks led to an unearned run.

2018 season, junior year at Indiana University: At the plate, hit .275 in 59 games (66-for-240) with nine home runs, 41 RBIs, 15 doubles and a triple for an .814 OPS ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, and three RBIs in win against Texas A&M ... Knocked in three with two hits against Louisville, including a home run, a walk, and two runs scored ... Went 3-for-5 with a double to beat Nebraska ... Recorded three hits and three RBIs at Minnesota ... Reached base and scored in all plate appearances in a win over Northwestern, going 2-for-2 with two home runs, four RBIs, two walks, and four runs scored ... Led the Hoosiers to a three-game sweep of Butler, batting 7-for-14 with 4 RBIs ... Went 4-for-6 with four RBIs and three runs to top Northern Illinois ... Went 4-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI against Pacific ... Collected a double and a triple among three hits to beat Rutgers. On the mound, went 4-2 with seven saves in 15 appearances, posting a 1.54 ERA in 23 1/3 innings, striking out 22 and walking five ... Opponents’ batting average was .212 ... Earned his fourth win with a scoreless inning against Michigan State, striking out two ... Threw 3 1/3 innings out of the bullpen against Illinois, striking out two and only allowing one hit en route to earning the win ... Was the long man against Purdue, tossing five scoreless, striking out five and only allowing two hits in the Hoosiers’ win ... Earned his first win against Northern Illinois, striking out four over two innings of work.

2017 season, sophomore year at Indiana: Hit .301 with 16 doubles, 11 homers and 46 RBIs in 58 games with a .947 OPS ... On the mound, was 3-2, 2.23 ERA with nine saves, while walking six and striking out 20 in 32 1/3 innings. Held opponents to a .241 average ... Finished tied for third in the Big Ten in doubles (16), fifth in slugging percentage (.554), tied for seventh in home runs (11), tied for ninth in RBI (46), and tied for 13th in total bases (107) ... Doubled against North Carolina State ... Tagged with loss pitching 3 2/3 innings against NC State allowing two unearned runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out two ... Five hits – including a homer and a double – and five RBIs in three-game series against Minnesota, the final game saw him go 4-for-4 with three RBIs ... Worked 2 1/3 innings allowing one run on two hits, fanning two ... Picked up ninth save with a 1 2/3 scoreless against Ohio State ... Four hits with a double and an RBI in three-game set against Ohio State ... Scoreless ninth against Louisville with one whiff for the save ... Three hits, including a double, three RBIs facing Penn State ... Allowed two runs in one inning against the Nittany Lions, picked up seventh save the next day ... Solo homer against Kentucky ... Four hits, three doubles and six RBIs in three-game series facing Xavier ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless to get save facing Xavier ... Three hits in three games with a double and an RBI in Maryland series, plus a 1-2-3-4 ninth for his fifth save ... One run allowed on two hits, as he recorded win over Ball State, striking out one ... Four hits -- two doubles, a homer, two RBIs – facing Michigan as he picked up his fourth save ... Doubled, singled, knocked in a run against Butler ... Hit grand slam against Minnesota and picked up save, plus two hits in another game ... Four hits, including two homers with six RBIs in three-game series facing Purdue. And out of the bullpen pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing three hits and one run ... Three hits, two RBIs, including game-winning, walk-off, homer in the 11th over Ball State, also worked 1 2/3 scoreless ... Four hits, including a double in three-game series against Nebraska, plus 3 2/3 scoreless -- one hit, one walk, two strikeouts -- in 13 innings ... Single in win over Evansville ... Facing Northwestern, hit solo homer to left, cutting the deficit to 8-4, homered again, a three-run shot, to tie the score and homered to left to give the Hoosiers a 10-9 lead in the opener of the doubleheader PLUS he pitched a scoreless ninth in a 13-9 win ... Hit three-run homer in 6-5 win in the nitecap. So, 5-for-9 with four homers and eight RBIs and a scoreless inning ... Four hits with a double and two RBIs in 10-9 win over Northeastern as he picked up the save, getting the final two outs on strikeouts, allowing two hits and a run ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless for save in 3-2 win against Cincinnati, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out two ... Pitched 3 1/3 innings in 8-5 11-inning win at Hawaii, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out a pair ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless allowing one hit, getting final four outs in 4-3 win over Hawaii, allowing one hit ... Two scoreless against Middle Tennessee allowing one hit and fanning two ... Three hits, two RBIs and a double in a win over Samford ... Two-run homer in loss to Samford ... Singled in a loss to Oregon State ... Had two hits and knocked in a pair in a win over Gonzaga.

Honours:

2018 Honours: Named Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Third Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... All-Big Ten First Team selection

2017 Honours: Named one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week after batting .643 with nine hits, four home runs, two doubles, 10 RBIs and six runs scored in four games, as well as making three relief appearances (two saves) with four strikeouts ... Awarded Big Ten Player of the Week honours ... Earned National Player of the Week by Perfect Game, National Hitter of the Week by NCBWA, and one of Baseball’s National Players of the Week following his big week ... ABCA Rawlings First Team All-Region selection ... Second Team All-Big Ten honoree

Hoosier big daddy? Matt Lloyd

28 Canadians off to the NCAA Division I Regionals