David Cloninger

Gamecocks in Pro Baseball

Gamecocks great Justin Smoak is pushing for the playoffs as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Gamecocks great Justin Smoak is pushing for the playoffs as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. gmelendez@thestate.com

Catching up with USC’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston

Hitting .250 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 29 games. Has stolen one base. Last week, Bradley Jr. became the youngest major-leaguer in 100 years to have five extra-base hits in one game.

Sam Dyson, RHP, Texas

Is 4-4 with two saves and a 3.35 ERA. Has struck out 46 and walked 18 in 51 innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore

On 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Hitting .227 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 58 games. Has stolen one base.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto

Hitting .222 with 11 homers and 39 RBIs in 94 games.

MINOR LEAGUES

Evan Beal, RHP, Single-A Advanced Wilmington (Kansas City)

Is 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA. Has struck out 11 and walked nine in 17 1-3 innings.

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

Is 5-3 with four saves and a 2.98 ERA. Has struck out 54 and walked 23 in 57 1-3 innings.

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

Hitting .252 with four homers and 31 RBIs in 79 games.

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

On seven-day disabled list. Hitting .265 with five homers and 36 RBIs in 104 games. Has stolen 37 bases.

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

Hitting .184 with three homers and 19 RBIs in 75 games.

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

Is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA. Has struck out 28 and walked 14 in 39 innings.

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

Hitting .293 with three homers and 25 RBIs in 47 games. Has stolen one base.

Evan Marzilli, OF, Double-A Mobile (Arizona)

Hitting .333 with no homers and five RBIs in 12 games. Has stolen one base.

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

Hitting .272 with four homers and 32 RBIs in 114 games. Has stolen 25 bases.

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

Is 5-4 with a 3.13 ERA. Has struck out 61 and walked 18 in 74 2-3 innings.

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

Hitting .256 with five homers and 53 RBIs in 109 games. Has stolen eight bases.

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

Is 8-7 with 4.55 ERA. Has struck out 72 and walked 38 in 118 2-3 innings.

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

Hitting .306 with no homers and six RBIs in 28 games. Has stolen two bases.

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

Is 7-8 with a 3.65 ERA. Has struck out 76 and walked 16 in 98 2-3 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)

Hitting .260 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 114 games. Has stolen one base.

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

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

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

Is 2-2 with a 4.71 ERA. Has struck out 19 and walked four in 28 2-3 innings.

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