Recently graduated Pacific Tiger pitcher Cooper Casad signed a minor league free agent deal with the San Francisco Giants today.
Casad is the second Tiger to go pro this year and the 87th in the program history to sign a minor league deal. He will join Gio Brusa, who currently is playing with High A San Jose, as the second Tiger to be a current member of the Giants organization.
The right-handed pitcher threw in 15 games last year and started in nine while posting a 3-6 record with a 4.29 ERA. Casad began the season in the bullpen for the Tigers, but moved to the rotation on March 31 against Loyola Marymount in which he earned the win after throwing five innings and striking out five batters. He would go on to strikeout 36 batters on the season in 63 innings of work. He also earned two saves in 2018, the first against Cal Poly on March 2, the second against nationally ranked Indiana on March 9. He tossed seven-scoreless innings of two-hit ball against Pepperdine on April 8 and allowed just five hits in an eight-inning outing against BYU in his final game of the season.
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