Georgia Southern’s ace pitcher, junior Seth Shuman, officially signed with the Oakland Athletics Wednesday after being drafted with pick 194 in the sixth round.
The one-time starting quarterback for the Eagles signed for $235,000 and joins fellow GS teammate, Chase Cohen, in the A’s minor league system.
Over his GS career that saw 44 appearances, 39 of which were starts, Shuman posted a career 3.86 ERA, with a career-high 3.59 ERA in 15 starts in 2019.
The junior was the designated Friday starter all season, and pitched in multiple high-stake baseball games including starts against Auburn, Georgia, West Virginia, and Coastal Carolina, and pitched well.
The A’s are getting a durable pitcher with impressive stats in Shuman, and with Cohen in the organization as well, the GS-to-Oakland pipeline is in full effect.
Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org