Gamecock Baseball in the Pros

(Last Updated 10/1/2016)

South Carolina has a rich history of Gamecocks succeeding at the highest level with 48 former players reaching the Major Leagues.

Whit Merrifield (2008-10) is the most recent former player to reach, "The Show," as he made his Major League debut on Wednesday, May 18 with the Kansas City Royals.

Players in Major League Baseball
Jackie Bradley Jr. - OF - Boston Red Sox
Sam Dyson - RHP - Texas Rangers
Whit Merrifield - INF/OF - Kansas City Royals
Steve Pearce - 1B - Baltimore Orioles
Justin Smoak - 1B - Toronto Blue Jays


Players in Minor League Baseball

Triple-A
Billy Buckner - RHP - Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Tanner English - OF - Rochester (Minnesota Twins)
Grayson Greiner - C - Toledo (Detroit Tigers)
Bryan Harper - LHP - Syracuse (Washington Nationals)
Jordan Montgomery - LHP - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (New York Yankees)
Michael Roth - LHP - Round Rock (Texas Rangers)
Steve Tolleson - INF - Omaha (Kansas City Royals)
Christian Walker - 1B - Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles)
Tyler Webb - LHP - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (New York Yankees)

Double-A
Evan Beal - RHP - NW Arkansas (Kansas City Royals)
Evan Marzilli - OF - Mobile (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Peter Mooney - INF - Jacksonville (Miami Marlins)
Max Schrock - INF - Midland (Washington Nationals)
Joel Seddon RHP - Midland (Oakland A's)

High-A
LB Dantzler - 1B - Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays)
Kyle Martin - 1B - Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies)
Joey Pankake - INF - Lakeland (Detroit Tigers)
Jack Wynkoop - LHP - Modesto (Colorado Rockies)

Low-A
Taylor Widener - RHP - Charleston (New York Yankees)

Short-Season/Rookie
Gene Cone - Of - Brooklyn (New York Mets)
Marcus Mooney - INF - Danville (Atlanta Braves)
Dom Thompson-Williams - OF - Staten Island (New York Yankees)
Matt Vogel - OF - GCL Rays (Tampa Bay Rays)
Braden Webb - RHP - AZL Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers)

Gamecock Baseball in the Major Leagues History

(Last Updated 6/24/2016)

In the history of Major League Baseball, there have been 48 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

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 - 2013-16

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 2015-16
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 - 2015-16

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

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