One day after presumably his final college game, Georgia Tech pitcher Jed Bradley stood to become a wealthy man.
Bradley, a junior pitcher for the Yellow Jackets, was selected 15th overall Monday by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the major league baseball draft. He became Tech’s 10th first-round pick and its second in as many years following Deck McGuire going 11th to Toronto last season.
By coincidence, last year’s 15th pick was Jake Skole of Blessed Trinity High. Skole, the younger brother of Tech star Matt Skole, had signed to play football and baseball at Tech but took the Texas Rangers’ $1.557 million signing bonus to go the pro baseball route.
Tech coach Danny Hall has said, given Bradley’s expected high draft position, that he doesn’t expect him to return for his senior season. Tech’s season ended Sunday night with a loss to Mississippi State in an NCAA regional tournament held at Tech.