MISSION VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- Godfather Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GFMD) -- Elite Representation Associates, a Godfather Media Inc. subsidiary, is pleased to announce 2012 advisee Matthew Shepherd was drafted by and agreed to a contract with the San Diego Padres. Shepherd is a right-handed pitcher from Tennessee Tech University and he will begin his professional career with the Padres' short-season Single A affiliate Eugene Emeralds.
Tennessee Tech head baseball coach Matt Bragga had this to say about Shepherd, "Shepherd is a guy who got better every season with us and he will continue to do so. He has a high ceiling in terms of ability... We've seen Matt throw upwards of 95 miles per hour. He's going to pitch more 89-92 than 95, but he's a guy who's got a live arm and a very, very good change up."
Bryan Swalley, President of ERA, stated, "Shepherd's signing is not only great for ERA and Shepherd himself, but also great for the San Diego Padres. The Padres have acquired a very talented young man who will help their organization for years to come."
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