Garett Delano is a true rookie out of Mercer University who signed his first professional contract with the Lincoln Saltdogs in July 2021. Delano was a John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year finalist after a standout graduate season with Mercer University – an award won by Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach. Delano led the Bears with a .337 batting average and 52 RBIs, adding nine homers and 13 doubles. Delano also pitched to a 4.32 ERA and a 6-1 record over 12 starts and three relief outings in 2021. The right-hander found his way to Mercer after four seasons with Brown in the Ivy League.