Four Bulls Selected in MLB Draft
TAMPA (June 9, 2015)— Jimmy Herget, Tommy Peterson, Kyle Teaf and Casey Mulholland were all selected in the 2015 MLB Draft that concluded Wednesday afternoon.
Selected in the sixth round by the Reds, Herget had a stellar career in his three years at USF, finishing with a 1.96 career ERA, 24 wins and 263 strikeouts. In 2014, the right hander ranked eighth nationally with a 1.26 ERA. Herget was a Freshman All-American in 2013, a two-time First Team All-American Athletic Conference selection and the 2013 Big East Rookie of the Year.
In 2015, Herget became just the 13th player is USF history to collect 10 wins in a single season as he compiled a 10-3 record and picked up a win in the NCAA Tournament. In his final season at USF, he appeared in 17 games, making 16 starts and collecting 113 strikeouts to just 36 walks in 101.2 innings of work.
Herget is the first player since Jimmy Moran (18th Rd, 2011) to be drafted by the Reds and the 11th Bull to be selected by Cincinnati.
Selected in the twelth round by the Nationals, Peterson was named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List at the beginning of the 2015 season after moving into the closer role. In 31 appearances, the right hander picked up 16 saves and a 1.93 ERA. Peterson gave up just 10 earned runs in 46.2 innings and struck out 54 batters.
Nationally, Peterson ranks third with 16 saves on the season. The redshirt sophomore picked up one start this season and a 4-1 record out of the bullpen. Peterson was a second-team All-American Athletic Conference selection and led the league in saves.
Selected in the 30th round by the Rays, Teaf has been the everyday shortstop for the Bulls since 2012. The senior finished his final year as a Bull with a .301 average, 44 runs, 68 hits and a team-leading 44 walks. Teaf finished the 2015 season as the nation’s leader in consecutive starts with 230.
Teaf finished his college career with a .300 average and 143 total walks. He was the only senior on the team to start every game his sophomore, junior and senior years and finished with 236 career games played. Teaf was named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team.
Selected in the 37th round by the Dodgers, Mulholland was the Bulls' Saturday night starter after transferring to USF his junior season. The right-hander finished his career with a 3.86 ERA and a 9-12 record. Mulholland struck out 76 batters in his senior campaign and finished with 136 in his two years as a Bull.
Mulholland has thrown four complete games in his career, including a win over rival UCF in 2014. He set a new career high against Florida A&M this season, striking out twelve batters.
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