David Cloninger

Gamecocks in pro baseball

South Carolina's Kyle Martin was assigned to the Lakewood BlueClaws last week. Lakewood is Philadelphia’s Single-A franchise.
South Carolina's Kyle Martin was assigned to the Lakewood BlueClaws last week. Lakewood is Philadelphia’s Single-A franchise. SPECIAL TO THE STATE

Catching up with USC’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami

Is 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA. Has struck out 29 and walked 14 in 31 1-3 innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore

Hitting .207 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 47 games.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto

Hitting .248 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 56 games. 

Steven Tolleson, 2B, Toronto

On the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. Hitting .268 with no homers and three RBIs in 19 games. Has stolen two bases.   

MINOR LEAGUES

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

Is 1-1 with four saves and a 2.25 ERA. Has struck out 27 and walked 16 in 28 innings.

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

Hitting .316 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 48 games. Has stolen three bases.

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

Is 4-2 with two saves and a 3.67 ERA. Has struck out 28 and walked 14 in 34 1-3 innings.

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

Hitting .304 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 40 games. 

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

Hitting .234 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 60 games. Has stolen 20 bases. 

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

Hitting .167 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 40 games. 

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

Is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA. Has struck out 15 and walked nine in 17 1-3 innings.

Kyle Martin, 1B, Single-A Lakewood (Philadelphia)

Assigned last week. Has not played yet.

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 .278 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 67 games. Has stolen 15 bases.

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

Is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA. Has struck out 13 and walked three in 18 2-3 innings.

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

Demoted from Single-A Augusta last week. Hitting .143 with no homers and no RBIs in two games.

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

Hitting .254 with one homer and 34 RBIs in 65 games. Has stolen six bases.

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

Is 6-2 with a 3.19 ERA. Has struck out 48 and walked 19 in 79 innings.

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

Is 4-4 with a 3.90 ERA. Has struck out 51 and walked 11 in 67 innings.

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

Hitting .258 with two homers and 22 RBIs in 66 games. 

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

Is 2-3 with one save and a 2.92 ERA. Has struck out 40 and walked 11 in 37 innings.

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