Former Sheldon pitcher Tyler Linehan, now at Fresno State, was taken in the ninth round of today's Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
A 6-foot, 240-pound junior left-hander, Linehan was the No. 272 player selected in the second day of the three-day draft.
Blessed with a fastball in the low 90s with good cutting action, Linehan compiled a 17-16 record and struck out 171 in 179 2/3 innings during his career at Fresno State.
Linehan's best season was as a sophomore. He went 9-7 with a 3.83 ERA. He struck out 82 in 83 innings.
Linehan struggled with consistency this season moving between the rotation and the bullpen. He finished 3-7 with a 5.90 ERA.
Linehan wasn't the only imposing Fresno State player to be drafted.
Junior Aaron Judge, a 6-7, 255-pound outfielder who was born in Sacramento and graduated from Linden High near Stockton, was taken in the first round Thursday by the New York Yankees.