With the 135th pick in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers have selected University of Louisville left-handed pitcher Adam Wolf.
Making the transition from bullpen pitcher to full-time starter after the departures of Brendan McKay and Kade McClure, Wolf quickly cemented himself as the ace in the rotation. Over 16 starts, the junior from Milan, Ohio registered an ERA of 2.63 over 102.2 innings pitched, the only Louisville pitcher with 100+ IP. Wolf is the only Louisville pitcher with triple digit strikeouts, fanning 109 batters while only allowing 29 walks. He is also one of three Louisville pitchers with a 10 strikeout game this season (Thompson, Detmers), and the only one to do it more than once (11 vs. Wake Forest on 3/16, 10 vs. Boston College on 5/4). He was also named to the 2018 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team, registering 9 strikeouts and no walks and surrendering only 1 run against Duke on 5/25.
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