Gamecock Baseball in the Pros

(Last Updated 8/19/14)

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).

 Sam Dyson • Miami Marlins
Sam Dyson has only given up one earned run in his last 14.1 innings of work. He is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA on the year.
 Steve Pearce • Baltimore Orioles
Steve Pearce is hitting .290 (72-for-248) for the year with 19 doubles, 12 homers and 33 RBI. His OPS is .868 in 75 games played.
 Steve Tolleson • Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Tolleson is hitting .229 (32-for-140) with six doubles, two triples and three homers as well as 12 runs and 13 RBI in 78 games played.

Players in Triple-A Baseball

 Jackie Bradley Jr. • Boston Red Sox
Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent down to Triple-A made his first appearance on August 18th. Bradley Jr. was batting .216 (70-for-332) with 19 doubles, two triples, a homer, 45 runs scored, and 30 RBI in 112 games played with the Red Sox this season. Bradley also has recorded 13 outfield assists and has turned 8 double plays this season, which are both the most among all major league outfielders.
 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 .362 (96-for-265) with 46 runs scored, 24 doubles, three triples, two homers and 25 RBI in 63 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 .405 (15-for-37) with nine runs scored and seven RBI in his last 10 games with Tacoma. 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 .284 (31-for-109) with six doubles and four home runs in 29 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 struck out 21 batters in 15.2 innings of work with the RailRiders.

Players in Double-A Baseball

 Blake Cooper • Tennessee Smokies / Chicago Cubs
The Cubs acquired Blake Cooper in a trade on August 15th. Cooper has thrown 3.1 scoreless innings of relief since joining the Smokies.
 Evan Marzilli • Mobile BayBears / Arizona Diamondbacks
Evan Marzilli is hitting .253 (61-for-241) for Mobile with nine doubles, six triples, two homers and 29 RBI in 68 games played.
 Michael Roth • Arkansas Travelers / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Roth has a record of 10-6 with a 2.82 ERA in 127.2 innings pitched with the Travelers this season. Roth has also made two appearances with the MLB Angels on the season.

Players in High-A Baseball

 LB Dantzler • Dunedin Blue Jays / Toronto Blue Jays
LB Dantzler is batting .232 (32-for-138) with nine doubles to go along with 13 runs scored and 24 RBI in 38 games played with Dunedin.
 Bryan Harper • Potomac Nationals / Washington Nationals
Harper has a record of 1-0 with a 2.72 ERA on the season.
 Peter Mooney • Dunedin Blue Jays / Toronto Blue Jays
Mooney is hitting .236 (37-for-157) with 16 runs scored, seven doubles and 14 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 is batting .191 with 10 runs scored and five RBI in his 28 games with Palm Beach.

Players in Low-A Baseball

 Grayson Greiner • West Michigan Whitecaps/ Detroit Tigers
Greiner will be out for the rest of the minor league season this year. He recently underwent surgery on his left wrist to repair a broken hamate bone. Greiner batted .322 (29-for-90) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, two homers and 16 RBI in 26 games played for West Michigan.
 Joel Seddon • Beloit Snappers / Oakland A's
Joel Seddon has a record of 2-2 with 16 strikeouts in 20.0 innings of work with the Snappers this season.

Players in Short-Season/Rookie

 Evan Beal • Burlington Royals / Kansas City Royals
Evan Beal has made eight relief appearances and has recorded four saves for the Burlington Royals.
 Tanner English • Elizabethton Twins / Minnesota Twins
English is batting .362 (34-for-94) with two home runs, two doubles, two triples, 16 runs scored and 15 RBI in 27 games played for Elizabethton.
 Colby Holmes • Danville Braves / Atlanta Braves
Colby Holmes has 16 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched so far this season with Danville.
 Jordan Montgomery • Staten Island Yankees / New York Yankees
Jordan Montgomery has 11 strikeouts in 9.1 innings of work with Staten Island this season.
 Steven Neff • Salem-Keizer Volcanoes / San Francisco Giants
Steven Neff hasn't given up an earned run in his last six outings (7.2 innings). Neff has a record of 1-2 with a 3.46 ERA on the season.
 Joey Pankake • Connecticut Tigers / Detroit Tigers
Joey Pankake is batting .302 (57-for-189) with 13 doubles, two triples, two home runs to go along with 32 runs scored and 30 RBI in 51 games played with the Connecticut Tigers.