Both Brandon Gold and Matthew Gorst, the star Jewish pitchers for Georgia Tech, have chosen to forgo their senior college seasons and signed professional baseball contracts.
But the Johns Creek High School graduates aren’t being rushed to start their minor-league careers.
Gold, who signed with the Colorado Rockies on June 14, three days after being drafted in the 12th round and 350th overall, did not pitch in any of the Boise Hawks’ first 11 games in the Class A Northwest League. The team has a crowded bullpen with 19 pitchers.
Gorst, who was drafted eight picks after Gold by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round, waited until June 24 to sign a contract. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he struggled with the decision to end his college career.
Gorst was assigned to the Lowell Spinners in the Class A New York-Penn League and, like Gold, had not pitched as of Monday, June 27.