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Gamecock Baseball in the Pros

(Last Updated 7/28/14)

Players in Major League Baseball

South Carolina has 27 players in professional baseball. Eight former Gamecocks have seen action in Major League Baseball this year: OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (Boston Red Sox), RHP Billy Buckner (San Diego Padres), RHP Sam Dyson (Miami Marlins), OF Steve Pearce (Baltimore Orioles), 2B Brian Roberts (New York Yankees), LHP Michael Roth (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), 1B Justin Smoak (Seattle Mariners) and Steve Tolleson (Toronto Blue Jays).

 Jackie Bradley Jr. • Boston Red Sox
Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .258 (8-for-31) with three runs scored and two RBI in his last 10 games with the Red Sox. Bradley also has recorded 12 outfield assists this season, which is the most among major league rookies and the most among major league centerfielders.
 Sam Dyson • Miami Marlins
Sam Dyson worked a scoreless inning of relief in his last appearance against Atlanta on July 23rd. He is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA on the year.
 Steve Pearce • Baltimore Orioles
Steve Pearce is hitting .299 (64-for-214) for the year with 16 doubles, 11 homers and 31 RBI. His OPS is .894 in 64 games played.
 Brian Roberts • New York Yankees
Brian Roberts is hitting .239 (75-for-314) for the year with 16 doubles, four triples, five homers and 21 RBI.
 Steve Tolleson • Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Tolleson is hitting .254 (31-for-122) with six doubles, two triples and three homers as well as 11 runs and 13 RBI in 66 games played.

Players in Triple-A Baseball

 Billy Buckner • El Paso Chihuahuas / San Diego Padres
Billy Buckner is 4-5 on the year with a 5.60 ERA in 14 starts. He has 32 strikeouts in 62.2 innings pitched. Buckner also has started one MLB game this year for the Padres.
 Blake Cooper • Reno Aces/ Arizona Diamondbacks
Blake Cooper has made 11 relief appearances at Reno after being promoted from Double-A Mobile. Cooper has pitched 16.2 innings at Reno.
 James Darnell • Durham Bulls / Tampa Bay Rays
Darnell is currently on the 7-day disabled list.
 Whit Merrifield • Omaha Storm Chasers / Kansas City Royals
Merrifield is hitting .365 (65-for-178) with 25 runs scored, 17 doubles, a pair of triples, a homer and 15 RBI in 43 games at Omaha since being promoted earlier in the year from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
 Justin Smoak • Tacoma Rainiers / Seattle Mariners
Justin Smoak is batting .318 (7-for-22) with two home runs, two runs scored, and seven RBI since returning to Tacoma on July 22. He has spent most of the season with the Mariners.
 Christian Walker • Norfolk Tides / Baltimore Orioles
Christian Walker was a Double-A All-Star with Bowie before being promoted to Triple-A and the Norfolk Tides. Walker is hitting .324 (12-for-37) in 11 games with Norfolk.
 Tyler Webb • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders / New York Yankees
Tyler Webb was recently promoted to Scranton/WB after 23 appearances with Double-A Trenton. He has pitched in four games for the RailRiders including three straight scoreless outings.

Players in Double-A Baseball

 Evan Marzilli • Mobile BayBears / Arizona Diamondbacks
Evan Marzilli is hitting .272 (44-for-162) for Mobile with six doubles, three triples, a homer and 22 RBI in 48 games played.
 Michael Roth • Arkansas Travelers / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Roth was called up to the MLB Angels and made an appearance on July 6th. In the outing, Roth pitched 2.0 innings, giving no runs, on no hits, while striking out 2. He also picked up the win in the outing. Roth is 9-6 with a 2.59 ERA in 18 starts for the Travelers. He has pitched 114.2 innings for the Travelers.

Players in High-A Baseball

 LB Dantzler • Dunedin Blue Jays / Toronto Blue Jays
LB Dantzler is currently on the 7-day disabled list. Dantzler is hitting .229 (25-for-109) at Dunedin.
 Bryan Harper • Potomac Nationals / Washington Nationals
Harper made his first appearance back with Potomac on July 25th. He spent over a month in Double-A.
 Peter Mooney • Dunedin Blue Jays / Toronto Blue Jays
Mooney is hitting .237 (28-for-118) with 13 runs scored, five doubles and 10 RBI for Dunedin.
 Matt Price • Frederick Keys / Baltimore Orioles
Matt Price is currently on the 7-day disabled list. He has made 20 relief appearances and is 3-4 with three saves in 26.1 innings.
 Dante Rosenberg • Palm Beach Cardinals / St. Louis Cardinals
Dante Rosenberg has six runs scored and two RBI in his last 10 games with Palm Beach.

Players in Low-A Baseball

 Grayson Greiner • West Michigan Whitecaps/ Detroit Tigers
Greiner is hitting .333 (28-for-84) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, two homers and 15 RBI in 24 games played for West Michigan.
 Joel Seddon • Beloit Snappers / Oakland A's
Joel Seddon has not allowed an earned run in seven of eight relief appearances this summer with Beloit. He is 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 10.2 innings with eight strikeouts.

Players in Short-Season/Rookie

 Evan Beal • Burlington Royals / Kansas City Royals
Evan Beal has made five relief appearances and has recorded 4 saves for the Burlington Royals.
 Tanner English • Elizabethton Twins / Minnesota Twins
English is batting .432 (16-for-37) with 2 home runs, a double, a triple, 7 runs scored and 10 RBI for Elizabethton.
 Colby Holmes • Danville Braves / Atlanta Braves
Colby Holmes most recently pitched on July 26 and pitched a scoreless inning and two-thirds of relief for Danville.
 Jordan Montgomery • Staten Island Yankees / New York Yankees
Jordan Montgomery was recently promoted to Staten Island. He made his first appearance on July 24th and pitched a scoreless 2.0 innings with three strikeouts.
 Steven Neff • Salem-Keizer Volcanoes / San Francisco Giants
Steven Neff is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 17.1 innings for the Volcanoes in the Northwest League.
 Joey Pankake • Connecticut Tigers / Detroit Tigers
Joey Pankake has been hot as of late with a .412 average in the last 10 games played and a .308 mark (36-for-117) in 33 games played with the Connecticut Tigers.
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