MIDLAND, MICH. – Former Northwood University baseball standout Tyler Jandron has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He is the second player in school history to sign a deal with a Major League Baseball team, joining Altar Greene, who played at Northwood from 1973-76. Greene signed with the Detroit Tigers and eventually reached the major leagues for 29 games in 1979. Jandron is the second player to play for head coach Jordan Bischel to sign a professional contract – Cody Kuzniczci inked a deal with the Quebec Capitales of the CanAM League in 2016.
The two-time Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, Jandron finished his career as one of the top pitchers in Northwood history. He finished the regular season leading the conference in ERA at 1.93 – the second-best ERA in the league was 3.63. Jandron ended the year with a 2.44 ERA, ranking in the top three in the conference in wins (eight), complete games (four) and strikeouts (92). Despite being at Northwood for just two years, Jandron is the all-time winningest pitcher in school history, having gone 21-4 with a 2.41 ERA in his time at NU. Jandron is the first player in GLIAC history to win Pitcher of the Year two consecutive years. Jandron also earned Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year honors from the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
Jandron will begin his career with the Missoula (Mont.) Osprey of the Pioneer League, a short-season league which is designated Rookie Advanced.