#17

TJ Brock

RHP

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 200
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School IMG Academy

Career Highlights

  • All-Big Ten Third Team (2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019)

2021 (Junior) 

  • Made a team-high 19 appearances out of the pen and finished with a team-leading 2.08 ERA in 21.2 innings of work
  • Was tied for the Big Ten lead in saves with nine
  • Had 33 strikeouts and 16 walks in his 21.2 innings
  • Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings in the season-opening extra-inning win vs. Illinois (March 5), allowing no runs on just one hit
  • Threw just four pitches (career-low) in a three-out save at Rutgers (March 22)
  • Worked 2.0 innings and had four strikeouts on a season-high 34 pitches to pick up his fourth save of the season vs. Maryland (March 28)
  • Had saves on back-to-back days vs. Indiana (April 2-3), striking out three batters and allowing just one hit in the 2.0 combined innings
  • Struck out the side vs. both Penn State (April 23) and Purdue (May 11) during his one inning of work, both in non-save situations
  • Finished the season with back-to-back saves vs. Northwestern on May 28 and 29, striking out five of the seven batters he faced

2020 (Sophomore) 

  • Made five appearances out of the bullpen, posting a 6.48 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched
  • Limited opponents to a .194 batting average
  • Inherited four baserunners without allowing one to score
  • Struck out five over 2.1 scoreless innings against Indiana State (2/16)
  • Tossed 1.1 innings without allowing an earned run at Georgia Tech (2/22)
  • Pitched 1.2 innings, striking out three without allowing an earned run at Lipscomb (2/29)

2019 (Freshman)

  • 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in 16 appearances out of the bullpen
  • 23 strikeouts and 20 walks in 31.0 innings pitched
  • Made collegiate debut vs. BYU with one scoreless inning on two hits, one walk and one strikeout (Feb. 22)
  • Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and one walk at Bethune-Cookman (3/1)
  • Fanned a season-high five hitters in three scoreless innings of relief vs. Michigan State (3/9)
  • Worked 3.2 innings of relief on three hits, one run, two walks and two strikeouts vs. Cincinnati (4/3)
  • Threw a season-high four innings on two hits, one run, no walks and three strikeouts in game two at Maryland (4/20)
  • Tossed a scoreless inning of relief at Purdue (5/16)
  • Pitched 1.2 innings of relief vs. Minnesota in the B1G Tournament 5/26)
  • Got experience in Nashville Regional game vs. Indiana State with one inning of relief work on one hit, one run and two walks (6/2)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Preseason All-American, All-Conference, IMG Batting Champion, High School Athlete of the year and Perfect Game All-Tournament section as a junior
  • Batted .425 with 37 RBI and 14 stolen bases as a junior
  • Had a 0.98 ERA on the mound with an 8-0 record
  • Led the league in Ks per inning as a junior (2.3)
  • Played summer ball for Florida Travel Ball and Julio Figueroa
  • Also a first team all-league selection in basketball

Personal

  • Son of Kathy and Thomas Brock
  • Has three siblings, Katie, Liz and Andrew
  • Undecided major
  • Would like to play professional baseball after graduation
  • Enjoys going to concerts and devoting spare time to young children in the inner city of Cincinnati
  • Father played baseball at Michigan and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners
  • Mother played volleyball for Michigan