Originally posted on HardballTalk:
College and Major League, that is.
Brandon Finnegan was the first round selection of the Royals — the 17th pick overall — just this past June, signing for slot at $2,200,600. He signed out of Texas Christian University, where he posted a 2.04 ERA with 134 strikeouts in 105 and two-thirds innings this year. Also: TCU happened to appear in the College World Series. He’s about to appear in the World Series with the Royals, making him the first player to do that ever. The Boston Herald has his story today.
Here’s hoping, for his sake, his current World Series run goes better than TCU’s did.