TCU’s Nick Lodolo taken seventh overall by the Cincinnati Reds
One of the best pitchers in TCU history said goodbye to the school with a classy message posted on social media Friday morning.
Lodolo signed with the Cincinnati Reds for the slotted value of $5.4 million. Three year prior, Lodolo turned down $1.75 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates, who drafted him with the 41st pick out of Damien High School in La Verne, Calif., an eastern suburb of Los Angeles.
“I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by the best coaches, teammates, support staff, and fans you can ever imagine,” Lodolo wrote on Twitter.
“I will forever be grateful to Coach Schlossnagle and Coach Saarloos for making my dreams come true,” he said.
Lodolo also thanked friends and family for making sacrifices so he could pursue baseball.
“Thank you for making sacrifices in your own lives so I could follow my dreams,” he said. “I would not be where I am today without all of you.”