West Virginia junior pitcher Adam Tulloch has been selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 522nd pick (17th round) in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Tulloch (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) is a steady left-handed transfer pitcher from the College of Central Florida. He played high school ball in Weston, Florida and originally began his collegiate career with Wingate.
After going 6-2 with a 2.42 ERA, 64 strikeouts to just 31 walks, in 48.1 innings at Wingate and 0-1 with a 2.88 ERA, striking out 42 in 25 innings, mainly out of the bullpen at CCF, he transferred to WVU. Tulloch’s lone season in Morgantown wasn’t what he would have liked, going 0-4 with a 6.27 ERA, 52 strikeouts to 31 walks, in 37.1 innings, but he flashed enough to interest the Dodgers.
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With a subpar season at WVU in the books, Tulloch joined the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. With the Anglers, he’s played in four games, two starts, and compiled a 2.40 ERA. In 15 innings, he’s struck out 23 batters and issued just two walks.
With experience in the starting rotation and in the bullpen, starting the season in the rotation for WVU, and playing well for the Anglers in a relief role, Tulloch has options when it comes to his MLB future.
As the second WVU player to join the Dodgers on Day 3 of the MLB Draft, joining teammate Madison Jeffrey, WVU has seen four players drafted in 2021.