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How 2022 Tennessee Baseball Stars Are Fairing In Their First Professional Seasons

Tennessee Baseball Zane Denton

Tennessee baseball broke a program record last summer when 10 Vols were selected in the first round of the 2023 MLB Draft. The program record 10 draft picks included stars from Tennessee’s memorable 2022 team including Drew Gilbert, Jordan Beck and Trey Lipscomb. After a year in professional baseball, how are the former Tennessee stars […]

Report: Ben Joyce Receives Good News Despite Being Placed on Injured List

Ben Joyce

During his fifth appearance on the mound this past Friday night, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ben Joyce departed the game against the Seattle Mariners with discomfort in his right arm. The former Volunteer and Knoxville native only faced two batters before being taken out on Friday night. Despite being placed on the 15-day injured list, […]

WATCH: VFL Ben Joyce Stuns Jose Altuve with 102 MPH Strikeout

Ben Joyce

After making his Major League Baseball debut in impressive fashion on Monday night, former Tennessee Vol and Knoxville native Ben Joyce once again put together another efficient inning of work during his second time on the mound. Joyce pitched the seventh inning with the Angels trailing the Houston Astros by a score of 4-2 in […]

Tony Vitello and Players React to Ben Joyce’s MLB Debut

Tony Vitello Ben Joyce

After being selected in the third round of the 2022 MLB Draft, Knoxville native and former Volunteer Ben Joyce made his Major League Baseball debut on Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. While pitching for the Angels, Joyce delivered one strong inning of work before Los Angeles decided to bring in a different pitcher […]

VFL Ben Joyce K’s Two, Tosses 102 MPH in MLB Debut

Ben Joyce

After receiving the call-up on Sunday morning, Knoxville native and former Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce made his Major League Baseball debut on Monday night. Joyce’s Los Angeles Angels were taking on the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City when the “Volunteer Fireman”, as he was nicknamed in Knoxville, started warming up in the bullpen […]

Former Vol Ben Joyce Called Up to Major League Baseball

Ben Joyce

Former Tennessee Volunteer Ben Joyce is being called up to Major League Baseball. According to J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News, Joyce is being promoted to the Los Angeles Angels from Double-A Rocket City. The Angels are set to take on the Miami Marlins on Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound relief pitcher played his […]

Ben Joyce Makes Return to East Tennessee in Minor League Play

Ben Joyce

For the first time since the Knoxville Super Regionals back in June, former Vol relief pitcher Ben Joyce returned to a mound in east Tennessee this week as his Rocket City Trash Pandas opened a six-game series with the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday. The visiting Trash Pandas defeated the Smokies to open the series on […]

Estimated Signing Bonus For Tennessee Players Selected In MLB Draft

Tennessee Baseball

Tennessee broke a program record with 10 players selected in the 20-round MLB Draft this week. Nine of those 10 players were selected in the first 10 rounds of the draft, giving us an idea of there potential signing bonuses. Each year, the MLB creates a “slot value” for every pick in the first 10 […]

BREAKING: Ben Joyce Selected in the Third Round of MLB Draft

Ben Joyce MLB Draft

The Los Angeles Angels selected Tennessee reliever Ben Joyce with the 89th pick in the third round of the 2023 MLB Draft on Monday afternoon. Joyce is the fifth Tennessee player selected in the 2022 MLB Draft joining Drew Gilbert, Jordan Beck, Blade Tidwell, and Trey Lipscomb. Taken with the 89th pick in the draft, […]

Joyce Brother Joining Tennessee Baseball Program

Tennessee Baseball Zane Denton

Zach Joyce — the twin brother of Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce — is joining the Tennessee baseball team for the 2023 season, VR2’s Jake Nichols first reported and a UT spokesperson confirmed Friday morning. Zach committed to Tennessee with his brother out of Walters State after posting a 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings pitched during […]