When the San Francisco Giants selected former Notre Dame ace John Michael Bertrand,
it should have been viewed as one of the steals of the draft. I was somewhat shocked that he went so late,
getting selected in the 10th round. After what JMB did in his short time with the Giants, that assertion was spot on.
When MLB.com looked at the best 2022 professional debuts, Bertrand was named among top performers.
The lefty led the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 2.81 ERA and struck out twice as many hitters as he allowed walks.
Since his transfer from Furman and through his first season of pro ball, JMB has been fantastic.
The Irish will miss their ace from the past two years
but it is great seeing Bertrand having success so early into his professional career.