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.