David Cloninger

Gamecocks in Pro Baseball

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sam Dyson, right
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sam Dyson, right AP

Catching up with South Carolina’s professional baseball alumni.

THE SHOW

Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami

Is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA. Has struck out 16 and walked seven in 14 2-3 innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore

Hitting .183 with two homers and nine RBIs in 18 games.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto

Hitting .243 with two homers and six RBIs in 19 games.

MINOR LEAGUES

Evan Beal, RHP, Single-A Lexington (Kansas City)

Is 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA. Has struck out five and walked seven in seven innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Triple-A Pawtucket (Boston)

Promoted to Boston for one game last week, did not play and was sent back down the following day. Hitting .341 with no homers and seven RBIs in 21 games. Has stolen one base.

Blake Cooper, RHP, Triple-A Iowa (Chicago Cubs)

Is 2-0 with one save and a 2.13 ERA. Has struck out 12 and walked five in 12 2-3 innings.

LB Dantzler, 1B, Single-A Advanced Dunedin (Toronto)

Hitting .105 with no homers and two RBIs in five games.

Tanner English, OF, Single-A Cedar Rapids (Minnesota)

Hitting .242 with one homer and four RBIs in 20 games. Has stolen seven bases.

Grayson Greiner, C, Single-A Advanced Lakeland (Detroit)

Hitting .143 with no homers and one RBI in 16 games.

Bryan Harper, LHP, Double-A Harrisburg (Washington)

Is 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA. Has struck out seven and walked seven in 8 1-3 innings.

Evan Marzilli, OF, Triple-A Reno (Arizona)

On seven-day disabled list. Hitting .300 with no homers and two RBIs in nine games. Has stolen one base.

Whit Merrifield, OF, Triple-A Omaha (Kansas City)

Hitting .333 with two homers and eight RBIs in 23 games. Has stolen four bases.

Jordan Montgomery, LHP, Single-A Charleston (New York Yankees)

Is 3-2 with a 2.96 ERA. Has struck out 33 and walked nine in 27 1-3 innings.

Steven Neff, LHP, Single-A Short-Season Salem-Keizer (San Francisco)

Season begins in June.

Joey Pankake, 3B, Single-A West Michigan (Detroit)

Hitting .235 with no homers and eight RBIs in 22 games. Has stolen three bases.

Michael Roth, LHP, Triple-A Columbus (Cleveland)

Is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA. Has struck out 12 and walked six in 22 innings.

Joel Seddon, RHP, Single-A Advanced Stockton (Oakland)

Is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA. Has struck out nine and walked one in 13 1-3 innings.

Christian Walker, 1B, Triple-A Norfolk (Baltimore)

Hitting .233 with one homer and six RBIs in 23 games.

Tyler Webb, LHP, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (New York Yankees)

Is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA. Has struck out 16 and walked six in 16 innings.

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