Jaylen Jones and Tyler Fullman are two supremely talented student athletes from Georgia and Chicago, respectively. They both have athletic accolades under their belts, and they both have their sights set on professional ball.
Like any other offseason, the Wolverines will earn everything from playing time and leadership roles to team logowear. Bakich hopes to build off the success of his 2019 team, which was runner-up at the College World Series, after losing five more important pieces of that team to the 2020 MLB draft and adding 20 new players to the roster.
Junior catcher Joe Donovan and redshirt-senior infielder Matthew Schmidt became the fifth and sixth players from Michigan baseball to join the professional ranks, signing with Cleveland Tuesday and Kansas City Wednesday, respectively, as undrafted free agents.
Michigan coach Erik Bakich’s motto of “You can’t get hot if you don’t start cold” might need to change soon, should a proposal he’s spearheading to change the structure of college baseball be accepted.