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Tyrell Jenkins announces he will sign with Cardinals

Cardinals first round supplemental draft pick Tyrell Jenkins has said that he has decided to forego going to Baylor University this fall where he had a football scholarship to play professional baseball instead.

"I wake up and think baseball, then go to bed and dream baseball, I am just ready to get started," Jenkins told Tyler Texas television station KLTV "I just want to jump right in and show them what I have, a small town kid, and show them that kids from Texas can play."

Jenkins said he plans to report to Class A Johnson City, Tenn. sometime next week.

A 6-foot-4, 180-pound righthander, Jenkins throws a power sinker and a slider. He was reported by scouts his junior year of high school to have a 91-92 MPH fastball. But this spring scouts said he was up to the 94-95 MPH mark.