Brian Trieglaff is having a pretty solid weekend.
The 6'1" right hander out of Houston (Houston Christian) had his name called this morning in the thirteenth round of the MLB Draft, by the New York Yankees, number 398 overall.
Trieglaff last pitched for TCU in Friday night's 8-2 win over Texas A&M in the opening game of the College Station Super Regional, when he was called upon to get the final out of the eighth inning in a hairy spot. As he has been prone to do all year, Brian did his job, helping the Frogs secure the all important win.
A redshirt junior, Trieglaff has become Jim Schlossnagle's go-to guy out of the bullpen, often being called upon in tough situations with runners on base in close games. More often than not, he has gotten the outs needed and extricated his team from many a jam. He went 4-1 in 41.0 innings pitched over 24 appearances, with a 2.41 ERA and 33 strikeouts. One of the true glue guys for the Frogs, Trieglaff is never without a smile in the dugout, constantly encouraging and supporting his teammates. He is as reliable as they come, and clearly well respected by his teammates and TCU fans.
It will be a tough choice for Trieglaff, whether to leave for pro ball, or come back for one last year and a chance to win it all. With a TCU degree in hand, he has certainly made the most of his four years in Fort Worth. While we would certainly love to see him come back as a veteran presence on what will be a young, but battle-tested team in 2017, we wish him all the best in whatever choice he makes. Brian will absolutely have a long career ahead in pro ball, whether it begins this year or the next. I'm sure he will sit down and make his decision when the season is over, which is hopefully a ways away still. I'm sure the only thing on his mind currently is beating the Aggies.