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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 Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

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  • Adam Frazier currently leads the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League with a .420 on-base percentage.
  • Former Bulldog Jaron Shepherd in the Colorado Rockies organization was called up Aug. 19 to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
  • In his last 10 games in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, Ed Easley is hitting .353 with six RBIs and five walks for the Reno Aces of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
  • Since being called up the MLB Washington Nationals on Aug. 17, Tyler Moore has tallied multiple hits five times in seven games and is hitting .462 (12-for-26) with four runs and three RBIs.
  • In his three game series vs. Seattle which ended Aug. 28, Mitch Moreland was 4-for-13 (.307) with four runs, three RBIs and a home run.
  • Kendall Graveman picked up his first professional win Aug. 28, giving up one run in 5.0 vs. Lake County, striking out three and walking none.
  • In his last six starts for the Augusta GreenJackets of the Class A South Atlantic League, Chris Stratton of the San Francisco Giants’ organization is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA.

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)

7

20

2

2

0

0

0

1

.100

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Jamestown Jammers

A (Short Season)

50

192

30

65

7

0

0

24

.339

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Ft. Wayne Tincaps

A

38

152

25

43

14

0

5

23

.283

Nick Vickerson (2010-11)

Texas

Hickory Crawdads

A

72

244

45

53

11

0

7

24

.217

Ed Easley (2005-07)

Arizona

Reno Aces

AAA

85

286

36

96

21

1

6

49

.336

Jaron Shepherd (2010-11)

Colorado

Colorado Springs Sky Sox

AAA

73

223

24

50

8

1

0

10

.224

Diamond Dawg Hitters Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Tyler Moore (2009)

Washington

Nationals

MLB

49

132

12

28

6

0

3

17

.212

Mitch Mooreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

118

378

51

93

20

1

20

55

.246

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)

10

0

4.00

1-0

0

18.0

18

19

8

Nick Routt (2009-12)

Cincinnati

AZL Reds

Rookie (Arizona)

7

7

3.60

0-1

0

15.0

19

16

5

Luis Pollorena (2011-13)

Texas

Spokane

A (Short Season)

13

0

2.38

1-2

0

22.2

19

20

6

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

13

0

4.05

1-1

0

20.0

18

19

5

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Lansing

A

9

9

3.89

1-3

0

34.2

34

21

11

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

Augusta

A

21

21

3.16

8-3

0

125.1

121

119

44

Devin Jones (2009-11)

Baltimore

Bowie

AA

23

23

5.53

5-6

0

125.1

143

110

46

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

22

22

4.37

9-10

0

129.2

140

87

41

Jonathan Papelbon (2001-03)

Philadelphia

Phillies

MLB

50

0

2.49

4-1

22

50.2

43

47

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

78-55

1st

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

70-61

3rd

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

56-76

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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