Menlo College Players Sign Pro Contracts

Menlo College Players Sign Pro Contracts

Menlo College Baseball added another draftee and two more free agent signings to its list of professionals to come out of the program. Left handed junior Kevin George was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 33rd round, 987th overall to become the seventh Menlo College baseball player drafted in the last seven years. George is the second Oak in the last two seasons to be selected by the White Sox, joining Max Dutto how was chosen in the ninth round last season.

Kevin George was Menlo’s relief ace all season long, appearing in 23 games and tossing a bullpen-leading 50 innings. The Peteluma, Calif. native struck out 69, walking just 19 during his stellar junior campaign. He amassed a 3-4 overall record and led the team in saves with four. Opponents hit just .180 against the southpaw.

Joining George on the list of Oaks signing professional contracts are two All-Americans, Jason Alexander and Julian Jarrard. Alexander signed a minor league free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels while Jarrard was picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers.

The ace of Menlo’s staff all season long, Jason Alexander was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. The right hander made 14 starts for the Oaks, totaling a 9-2 overall record. He struck out 84 and walked just 15 in 89.2 innings of work and boasted a team-best 2.71 ERA. His 115 career strikeouts put him in seventh place all time and his 84 this season are good for third in a single season.

Menlo’s final All-American Honorable Mention selection went to senior shortstop Julian Jarrard. Jarrard was the most powerful shortstop in the conference and had a fantastic senior campaign, appearing in 51 games. Jarrard hit 22 home runs, good for second in a single season in program history, drove in 56 runs, drew 13 walks and slugged .723. He also fielded an impressive .974 as the team’s everyday shortstop.