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Fresno State pitcher Jake Shull signs with Tigers

Pitcher Jake Shull is leaving Fresno State after his junior after signing with the Detroit Tigers. The 11th-round draft pick was assigned to the Gulf Coast League’s Tigers of rookie ball
Pitcher Jake Shull is leaving Fresno State after his junior after signing with the Detroit Tigers. The 11th-round draft pick was assigned to the Gulf Coast League’s Tigers of rookie ball FRESNO BEE FILE

Pitcher Jake Shull is forgoing his senior year at Fresno State to turn pro.

The junior right-hander, an 11th-round pick (No. 340 overall), signed with the Detroit Tigers and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League’s Tigers, a rookie ball team based in Lakeland, Florida. Details of Shull’s signing bonus were not immediately known, though MLB’s recommended slot for an 11th-rounder falls around $100,000.

Shull began this past season as Fresno State’s closer then moved into the starting rotation midway through the year and became the Bulldogs’ top pitcher, going 5-5 with a 1.90 ERA and six saves with 43 strikeouts to 25 walks in 71 innings.

He concludes his Fresno State career with a 10-12 record with a 3.02 ERA and 11 saves.

Shull is the latest Bulldog to turn pro, joining catcher Taylor Ward and pitcher Garrett Mundell.

Ward, a junior, was selected in the first round (No. 26 overall) and signed with the Los Angeles Angels for $1.67 million.

Mundell was a senior and taken in the 23rd round before signing with the New York Yankees.

James Terrell, a Fresno State signee from St. Patrick-St.Vincent High in Vallejo, signed with the Oakland A’s after the outfielder was selected in the 11th round.

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