It didn't take long for Tyler Callihan to start the next phase of his baseball career. The Providence infielder agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Reds. The signing was first reported by Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. According to those reports, Callihan got significantly more than his draft position at No. 85 overall in the third round.
Callihan went 85th overall and ended up with a $1.5 million deal that doubled the projected $710,700 slot bonus at that pick. That was enough to allow Callihan to make his move into professional baseball and not play in college at South Carolina. He had previously signed with the Gamecocks. Callihan said that he was stressed during the process, but happy with how things played out.
Callihan was a slugger in his final season with the Stallions, belting 12 home runs as a senior. He can play any position in the infield, but projects as a shortshop or third baseman in the pros. He was a projected first-round draft pick by numerous outlets leading up to the draft, but fell to the second day. Callihan is the highest-drafted player out of Providence. Callihan
Congratulations Tyler! Your Providence family can’t wait to see the amazing things you do at the next level!