David Cloninger

Gamecocks in pro baseball

Former South Carolina baseball great Christian Walker made his first major-league appearance this season last week.
Former South Carolina baseball great Christian Walker made his first major-league appearance this season last week. gmelendez@thestate.com

Catching up with USC’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami

Is 3-3 with a 3.57 ERA. Has struck out 37 and walked 16 in 40 1-3 innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore

Hitting .228 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 57 games. Has stolen one base.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto

Hitting .246 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 69 games.  

MINOR LEAGUES

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

Is 2-1 with five saves and a 2.00 ERA. Has struck out 30 and walked 17 in 36 innings.

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

Hitting .308 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 59 games. Has stolen four bases.

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

Is 5-3 with three saves and a 3.27 ERA. Has struck out 38 and walked 16 in 44 innings.

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

Hitting .285 with three homers and 27 RBIs in 53 games. 

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

Hitting .241 with two homers and 21 RBIs in 76 games. Has stolen 26 bases. 

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

Hitting .190 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games. 

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

Is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA. Has struck out 18 and walked nine in 24 innings.

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

Hitting .358 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 17 games.

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 .293 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 85 games. Has stolen 21 bases.

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

Is 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA. Has struck out 32 and walked eight in 42 2-3 innings.

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

Hitting .247 with two homers and 39 RBIs in 80 games. Has stolen eight bases.

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

Is 7-4 with a 3.67 ERA. Has struck out 60 and walked 30 in 103 innings.

Max Schrock, SS, Single-A Short Season Auburn (Washington)

Hitting .250 with no homers and one RBI in eight games. Has stolen two bases.

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

Is 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA. Has struck out 65 and walked 13 in 85 innings.

Steven Tolleson, 2B, Triple-A Buffalo (Toronto)

On temporary inactive list. Hitting .133 with no homers and three RBIs in eight games. 

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

Promoted to Baltimore for one game last week and then sent back down. Hitting .253 with five homers and 29 RBIs in 83 games. 

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

On the seven-day disabled list. Is 2-3 with two saves and a 2.84 ERA. Has struck out 41 and walked 11 in 38 innings.

Jack Wynkoop, LHP, Single-A Short Season Boise (Colorado)

Is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA. Has struck out eight and walked one in 11 innings.

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