David Cloninger

Gamecocks in Pro Baseball

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Steve Pearce (28) reacts after hitting a grand slam last week.
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Steve Pearce (28) reacts after hitting a grand slam last week. USA TODAY Sports

Catching up with South Carolina’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami

Is 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA. Has struck out 24 and walked nine in 23 2-3 innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore

Hitting .188 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 31 games.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto

Hitting .224 with two homers and eight RBIs in 34 games.

Steven Tolleson, 2B, Toronto

Hitting .256 with no homers and three RBIs in 17 games. Has stolen two bases.

MINOR LEAGUES

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

Is 1-0 with one save and a 0.98 ERA. Has struck out 19 and walked 12 in 18 1-3 innings.

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

Sent back down from Boston last week. Hitting .343 with one homer and nine RBIs in 24 games.

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

Is 3-1 with two saves and a 2.08 ERA. Has struck out 26 and walked nine in 26 innings.

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

Hitting .265 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 23 games.

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

Hitting .220 with one homer and six RBIs in 38 games. Has stolen 13 bases.

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

Hitting .149 with two homers and eight RBIs in 29 games.

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

On seven-day disabled list. Is 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA. Has struck out 11 and walked eight in 11 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 .286 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 42 games. Has stolen seven bases.

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

Is 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA. Has struck out 50 and walked 11 in 39 2-3 innings.

Steven Neff, OF, Single-A Augusta (San Francisco)

Hitting .130 with no homers and no RBIs in eight games.

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

Hitting .255 with one homer and 21 RBIs in 40 games. Has stolen four bases.

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

Is 5-1 with a 2.39 ERA. Has struck out 32 and walked 10 in 52 2-3 innings.

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

Is 1-3 with a 3.97 ERA. Has struck out 28 and walked three in 34 innings.

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

Hitting .247 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 42 games.

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

Is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA. Has struck out 26 and walked 10 in 24 innings.

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