Day Two of the MLB Draft kicked off earlier today, and the first Bull to hear his name called was (unsurprisingly) righty ace Jimmy Herget, who was selected with the 175th overall pick in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Reds.
Herget, a junior, was the Bulls' Friday night starter for each of his three seasons in a Bulls uniform. He burst onto the scene as a freshman with a 6-2 record and 1.72 ERA, and managed to top that as a sophomore with a 8-6 mark and a 1.26 ERA, despite poor run support. A few rough games in 2015 landed his ERA at 2.92, but he was still absolutely remarkable, finishing with a 10-3 mark on the season. At his best, Herget was essentially unhittable; he gave the Bulls a chance to win against any team in the country when he was on the mound.
This is almost certainly the end of our time with Herget (he texted the Tampa Bay Times that "odds are" he'll make the leap, and he absolutely should), so let's take a moment to appreciate all the work he did for USF baseball, and how there was absolutely no way the Bulls would have snapped their postseason drought without him. Many have projected that Herget's low-90s fastball and funky, multi-arm angle delivery would work best in relief in the majors, but we'll never forget watching him start in Tampa.
Make some money, Jimmy. Go get 'em in the majors.