Tim Brennan '15 is drafted by the Texas Rangers
Tim Brennan, a 2015 Holy Ghost Prep graduate, was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 major league baseball draft on June 5. The Texas Rangers chose Brennan, a star pitcher for Saint Joseph’s University, with the 209th overall selection.
“I’m blessed and thankful to be selected by the Texas Rangers,” Brennan said. “It has been a dream of mine since I was little to play professional baseball. I was very grateful to spend the day with my family that has sacrificed so much to allow me to achieve my dream.”
Brennan earned second team All-Atlantic 10 honors this season after posting a 9-3 record and a 2.94 earned run average in 88-2/3 innings. He led the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio and walks allowed per nine innings, having fanned 84 against just five walks.
A native of Philadelphia, Brennan was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and the All-Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team in 2016. He was also tabbed as the Big 5’s top rookie and shared the Pitcher of the Year honor that season and is the frontrunner to be named the top arm in the Big 5 once again this season.
Last summer, Brennan pitched in the prestigious Cape Cod League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. His 20 career victories and 216 career strikeouts in the Crimson and Gray both rank second in program history, while his 2.79 career ERA places him fifth on the program’s all-time list.