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18 Diamond Dawgs Playing Professional Baseball (Updated Stats)

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Eighteen Mississippi State baseball players are currently playing in professional baseball, with four in Major League Baseball and the remaining 14 on their road to the show via the minor leagues. More than 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 Friday, Aug. 17, 2013.

NOTES

  • Both everyday players drafted in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft were named All-Stars earlier this month (Adam Frazier and Hunter Renfroe)
  • Tyler Moore was called up to the Washington Nationals from the Syracuse Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Moore is batting seventh Saturday night vs. the Braves in his return to the show.

The Road To the Show (Hitters)

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Nick Ammirati (2012-13)

Seattle

AZL Mariners

Rookie (Arizona)

3

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

.500

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Jamestown Jammers

A (Short Season)

38

149

25

49

6

0

0

17

.329

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Ft. Wayne Tincaps

A

30

125

22

38

11

0

5

21

.304

Nick Vickerson (2010-11)

Texas

Hickory Crawdads

A

72

244

45

53

11

0

7

24

.217

Jaron Shepherd (2010-11)

Colorado

Tulsa Drillers

AA

61

190

22

43

8

1

0

7

.226

Ed Easley (2005-07)

Arizona

Reno Aces

AAA

76

255

33

85

20

1

5

44

.333

Diamond Dawg Hitters Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Tyler Moore (2009)

Washington

Nationals

MLB

42

106

8

16

5

0

3

14

.151

Mitch Mooreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

107

348

42

85

19

1

17

46

.244

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)

8

0

1.69

1-0

0

16.0

11

18

7

Nick Routt (2009-12)

Cincinnati

AZL Reds

Rookie (Arizona)

5

5

5.59

0-1

0

9.2

12

12

4

Luis Pollorena (2011-13)

Texas

Spokane

A (Short Season)

10

0

0.54

1-0

0

16.2

9

17

4

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

10

0

3.86

1-0

0

14.0

13

12

4

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

6

6

3.98

0-1

0

20.1

16

12

7

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

Augusta

A

20

20

3.08

8-3

0

120.0

115

117

41

Devin Jones (2009-11)

Baltimore

Bowie

AA

22

22

5.50

5-5

0

113.0

133

99

44

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

45

0

2.76

2-1

20

45.2

39

42

9

Diamond Dawg Coaches In MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

TITLE

RECORD

PLACE IN DIVISION

Chris Maloney (1982-83)

St. Louis

Cardinals

MLB

1B Coach

69-52

2nd

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

65-56

3rd

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

47-74

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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