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Gamecock Baseball in the Pros

(Last Updated 7/23/14)

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 .344 (11-for-32) with seven runs scored and four RBI in his last 10 games with the Red Sox. Bradley also has recorded 11 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 has not allowed a run in six of seven relief appearances this year for the Marlins. His last appearance was July 19 vs. San Franciso with 3.1 innings of work. He is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA on the year.
 Steve Pearce • Baltimore Orioles
Steve Pearce is hitting .306 (63-for-206) for the year with 16 doubles, 11 homers and 31 RBI. His OPS is .918 in 62 games played.
 Brian Roberts • New York Yankees
Brian Roberts is hitting .244 (74-for-303) for the year with 16 doubles, four triples, five homers and 20 RBI.
 Steve Tolleson • Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Tolleson is hitting .248 (29-for-117) with six doubles, two triples and three homers as well as 11 runs and 12 RBI in 61 games played.

Players in Triple-A Baseball

 Billy Buckner • El Paso Chihuahuas / San Diego Padres
Billy Buckner is 4-4 on the year with a 5.16 ERA in 13 starts. He has 42 strikeouts in 61.0 innings pitched. Buckner also has started on MLB game this year for the Padres.
 Blake Cooper • Reno Aces/ Arizona Diamondbacks
Blake Cooper has made nine relief appearances at Reno after being promoted from Double-A Mobile. Cooper has pitched 14.1 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 .360 (58-for-161) with 24 runs scored, 17 doubles, a pair of triples, a homer and 14 RBI in 39 games at Omaha since being promoted earlier in the year from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
 Dante Rosenberg • Memphis Redbirds / St. Louis Cardinals
Dante Rosenberg was recently promoted to the Memphis Redbirds. He played on July 19 most recently.
 Justin Smoak • Tacoma Rainiers / Seattle Mariners
Justin Smoak returned 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 .316 (6-for-19) in six 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 two games for the RailRiders including 2.0 scoreless in his last appearance on July 22 at Gwinnett.

Players in Double-A Baseball

 Bryan Harper • Harrisburg Senators / Washington Nationals
After being promoted to Double-A in June, Harper is 1-0 in 11 games with 11 strikeouts in 13.1 innings for the Senators.
 Evan Marzilli • Mobile BayBears / Arizona Diamondbacks
Evan Marzilli is hitting .264 (38-for-144) for Mobile with five doubles, two triples, a homer and 20 RBI.
 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 8-6 with a 2.54 ERA in 17 starts for the Travelers. He has pitched 109.2 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.
 Peter Mooney • Dunedin Blue Jays / Toronto Blue Jays
Mooney is hitting .252 (26-for-103) 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.

Players in Low-A Baseball

 Grayson Greiner • West Michigan Whitecaps/ Detroit Tigers
Greiner is hitting .333 (24-for-72) with nine runs scored, two doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 21 games played for West Michigan.
 Joel Seddon • Beloit Snappers / Oakland A's
Joel Seddon has not allowed a run in seven of eight relief appearances this summer with Beloit. He is 1-0 in 10.2 innings with eight strikeouts.

Players in Short-Season/Rookie

 Evan Beal • Burlington Royals / Kansas City Royals
Evan Beal has made four relief appearances and owns a save 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 21 and pitched a scoreless inning of relief for Danville.
 Jordan Montgomery • Staten Island Yankees / New York Yankees
Jordan Montgomery was recently promoted to Staten Island. He has not yet made an appearance for Staten Island.
 Steven Neff • Salem-Keizer Volcanoes / San Francisco Giants
Steven Neff is 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA in 16.1 innings for the Volcanoes in the Northwest League.
 Joey Pankake • Connecticut Tigers / Detroit Tigers
Joey Pankake has been hot as of late with a .364 average in the last 10 games played and a .308 mark (32-for-104) in 29 games played with the Connecticut Tigers.
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