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Diamond Dawgs Tearing It Up In Professional Baseball

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STARKVILLE, Miss. - Seventeen Mississippi State baseball players are currently playing in professional baseball, with three in Major League Baseball and the remaining 14 on their road to the show via the minor leagues. Half of Major League Baseball’s 30 organizations have a former Diamond Dawg playing or coaching for their organization. Below are their updated stats following games which ended Monday, July 22, 2013.

The Road To the Show (Hitters)

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Jamestown Jammers

A (Short Season)

17

65

13

24

1

0

0

8

.369

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Eugene Emeralds

A (Short Season)

11

46

7

13

2

0

2

4

.283

Nick Vickerson (2010-11)

Texas

Hickory Crawdads

A

55

183

42

45

9

0

7

20

.246

Jaron Shepherd (2010-11)

Colorado

Tulsa Drillers

AA

48

140

15

31

4

0

0

5

.221

Ed Easley (2005-07)

Arizona

Reno Aces

AAA

57

185

21

58

16

1

4

33

.314

Tyler Moore (2009)

Washington

Syracuse Chiefs

AAA

22

83

14

23

6

0

4

20

.277

Diamond Dawg Hitters Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Mitch Mooreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

84

285

32

73

19

1

13

38

.256

The Road To the Show (Pitchers)

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

APP

GS

ERA

W-L

SV

IP

H

SO

BB

Evan Mitchell (2011-13)

Cincinnati

AZL Reds

Rookie (Arizona)

3

0

3.00

0-0

0

3.0

3

5

2

Daryl Norris (2011-13)

Detroit

GCL Tigers

Rookie (Gulf Coast)

3

0

2.25

0

0

4.0

5

6

0

Luis Pollorena (2011-13)

Texas

AZL Rangers

Rookie (Arizona)

5

0

1.69

0

0

5.1

4

4

1

Nick Routt (2009-12)

Cincinnati

Billings

Rookie (Pioneer)

On the 7-Day Disabled List

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

2

0

0.00

0

0

3.0

2

1

0

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

2

2

10.12

0

0

2.2

3

0

2

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

Augusta

A

15

15

3.66

7-3

0

91.0

88

92

32

Devin Jones (2009-13)

Baltimore

Bowie

AA

18

18

5.60

4-4

0

91.2

107

80

31

Diamond Dawg Pitchers Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

APP

GS

ERA

W-L

SV

IP

H

SO

BB

Paul Maholm (2001-03)

Atlanta

Braves

MLB

20

20

4.41

9-9

0

118.1

129

82

36

Jonathan Papelbon (2001-03)

Philadelphia

Phillies

MLB

39

0

2.27

2-0

20

39.2

2

35

6

Diamond Dawg Coaches In MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

TITLE

RECORD

PLACE IN DIVISION

Chris Maloney (1982-83)

St. Louis

Cardinals

MLB

1B Coach

59-37

1st

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

57-43

3rd

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

39-57

5th

For more information on the MSU baseball program, follow the team on Twitter, like the squad on Facebook and join the Diamond Dawgs on Instagram.


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