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Gamecock Baseball in the Pros

(Last Updated 7/6/2018)

South Carolina has a rich history of Gamecocks succeeding at the highest level with 51 former players reaching the Major Leagues.

Grayson Greiner (2012-14) is the most recent former player to reach and play in, "The Show," as he was called up to the Detroit Tigers on May 4, 2018.

Players in Major League Baseball
Jackie Bradley Jr. - OF - Boston Red Sox
Sam Dyson - RHP - San Francisco Giants
Whit Merrifield - IF - Kansas City Royals
Jordan Montgomery - LHP - New York Yankees
Steve Pearce - 1B - Boston Red Sox
Justin Smoak - 1B - Toronto Blue Jays

Players in Minor League Baseball
Triple-A
Grayson Greiner - C - Toledo (Detroit Tigers)
Peter Mooney - INF - New Orleans (Miami Marlins)
Michael Roth - LHP - Round Rock (Texas Rangers)
Max Schrock - INF - Memphis (St. Louis Cardinals)
Christian Walker - INF - Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Tyler Webb - LHP - Memphis (St. Louis Cardinals)

Double-A
Tanner English - OF - Chattanooga (Minnesota Twins)
Bryan Harper - LHP - Harrisburg (Washington Nationals)
Evan Marzilli - OF - Jackson (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Joel Seddon - RHP - Midland (Oakland A's)
Taylor Widener - RHP - Jackson (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Jack Wynkoop - LHP - Hartford (Colorado Rockies)

High-A
Gene Cone - OF - St. Lucie (New York Mets)
Wil Crowe - RHP - Potomac (Washington Nationals)
Tyler Johnson - RHP - Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox)
Kyle Martin - 1B - Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies)
Marcus Mooney - INF - Florida (Atlanta Braves)
John Parke - LHP - Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox)
Braden Webb - RHP - Carolina (Milwaukee Brewers)
Dom Thompson-Williams - OF - Tampa (New York Yankees)

Low-A
Josh Reagan - LHP - Beloit (Oakland Athletics)

Short-Season/Rookie
Jonah Bride - IF - Vermont (Oakland Athletics)
Carlos Cortes - IF - Brooklyn (New York Mets)
Eddy Demurias - RHP - Billings (Cincinnati Reds)
Alex Destino - OF - Great Falls (Chicago White Sox)
Adam Hill - RHP - Brooklyn (New York Mets)
Clarke Schmidt - RHP - GCL Yankees (New York Yankees)
Madison Stokes - INF - Williamsport (Philadelphia Phillies)
LT Tolbert - INF - AZL Diamondbacks (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Gamecock Baseball in the Major Leagues History

(Last Updated 6/13/2018)

In the history of Major League Baseball, there have been 51 former Gamecocks to reach, "The Show." The list spans from 1895 to the present as well as 30 organizations.

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Billy Buckner - RHP - 2008-10
Christian Walker - 1B - 2017

Atlanta (Boston) Braves
George Jeffcoat - RHP - 1943
Hank Small - 1B - 1978

Baltimore Orioles (NL)
Doc McJames - RHP - 1898

Baltimore Orioles (St. Louis Browns)
Syd Smith - C/1B - 1908
Mike Cook - RHP - 1993
Brian Williams - RHP - 1997
Brian Roberts - 2B - 2001-13
Steve Pearce - 1B/OF - 2012-15
Steven Tolleson - INF/OF - 2012
Christian Walker - 1B - 2014-15

Boston Red Sox
Ed Chaplin - C - 1920-22
Garry Hancock - OF/DH - 1978-82
Jim Pankovits - 2B - 1990
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1995
Jackie Bradley Jr. - OF - 2013-18

Chicago Cubs
Sumpter Clarke - 3B - 1920
Randy Martz - RHP - 1980-83
Ed Lynch - RHP - 1986-87
Bill Landrum - RHP - 1988
Brian Williams - RHP - 2000

Chicago White Sox
Fritz Von Kolnitz - 3B/OF - 1916
Roxy Snipes - PH - 1923

Cincinnati Reds
Fritz Von Kolnitz - 3B/OF - 1914-15
Bill Landrum - RHP - 1986-87, 1993
D.T. Cromer - 1B - 2000-01
Jon Coutlangus - LHP - 2007
Marcus McBeth - RHP - 2007

Cleveland Indians
Syd Smith - C/3B - 1910-11
Sumpter Clarke - OF - 1923-24
Don Gordon - RHP - 1987-88
Brian Williams - RHP - 2000
Dave Hollins - DH - 2001
Adam Everett - SS - 2011

Colorado Rockies
Jim Stoops - RHP - 1998

Detroit Tigers
Brian Williams - RHP - 1996
Adam Everett - SS - 2009-10
Grayson Greiner - C - 2018

Houston Astros
Jim Pankovits - INF - 1984-88
Brian Williams - RHP - 1991-94, 1999
Tripp Cromer - INF - 2000, 2003
Adam Everett - SS - 2001-07
Steve Pearce - OF - 2012

Kansas City Royals
Gary Lance - LHP - 1977
Jeff Twitty - LHP - 1980
Greg Keatley - C - 1981
Billy Buckner - RHP - 2007
Whit Merrifield - INF/OF - 2016-18

Los Angeles (California) Angels of Anaheim
Mike Cook - RHP - 1986-88
Kent Anderson - SS - 1989-90
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1997-98
Michael Roth - LHP - 2013-14

Los Angeles (Brooklyn) Dodgers
Doc McJames - RHP - 1899, 1901
Elzie Dudley - RHP - 1929-30
George Jeffcoat - RHP - 1936-39
Tripp Cromer - INF - 1997-99

Miami Marlins
Sam Dyson - RHP - 2013-15

Milwaukee Brewers
Tyler Webb - LHP - 2017

Minnesota Twins
Jim Lewis - RHP - 1983
Mike Cook - RHP - 1989
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1996
Brian Buscher - 3B - 2007-09
Adam Everett - SS - 2008

New York Mets
Ed Lynch - RHP - 1980-86
Mookie Wilson - OF - 1980-89

New York Yankees
Jim Lewis - RHP - 1982
Brett Jodie - RHP - 2001
Steve Pearce - 1B/OF - 2012
Brian Roberts - 2B - 2014
Jordan Montgomery - LHP - 2017-18
Tyler Webb - LHP - 2017

Oakland (Philadelphia) A's
Syd Smith - C/1B - 1908
Garry Hancock - OF/DH - 1983-84
Kevin Melillo - 2B - 2007
Landon Powell - C - 2009-11
Steven Tolleson - INF/OF - 2010

Philadelphia Phillies
Elzie Dudley - RHP - 1931-32
David Coble - C - 1939
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1990-95, 2002

Pittsburgh Pirates
Syd Smith - C - 1914-15
Elzie Dudley - RHP - 1933
Bill Landrum - RHP - 1989-91
Steve Pearce - 1B/OF - 2007-11

San Diego Padres
Brian Williams - RHP - 1995
Brett Jodie - RHP - 2001
James Darnell - 3B/OF 2011-12
Billy Buckner - RHP - 2014
Tyler Webb - LHP - 2018

San Francisco Giants
Sam Dyson - RHP - 2017-18

Seattle Mariners
Jim Lewis - RHP - 1979, 1985
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1996
Justin Smoak - 1B - 2010-14

St. Louis Cardinals
Tripp Cromer - SS - 1993-95

Tampa Bay Rays
Steve Pearce - 1B - 2016

Texas Rangers
Drew Meyer - INF - 2006
Justin Smoak - 1B - 2010
Sam Dyson - RHP - 2015-17
Michael Roth - LHP - 2016

Toronto Blue Jays
Don Gordon - RHP - 1986
Mookie Wilson - OF - 1989-91
Dave Hollins - 3B - 1999
Lee Gronkiewicz - RHP - 2007
Sam Dyson - RHP - 2012
Steve Tolleson - INF - 2014-15
Justin Smoak - 1B - 2015-18
Steve Pearce - 1B - 2017-18

Washington Nationals (Montreal Expos)
Bill Landrum - RHP - 1992

Washington Senators (NL)
Doc McJames - RHP - 1895-1897

 

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