Patrick Boyle enters his first year with the Grizzlies and as a professional in 2018.
A physically imposing left-hander, Boyle finished his collegiate career at nearby NAIA powerhouse Missouri Baptist University. MBU is in Creve Cour, Missouri — about 25 miles west of GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
As a senior Spartan in 2017, Boyle was 7-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 80 innings pitched, which ranked third on the ballclub. He struck out a team-leading 95 batters, but walked 53.
Boyle pitched at Sinclair Community College and the University of Cincinnati before concluding at Missouri Baptist.