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22 Diamond Dawgs Currently In Professional Baseball

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In the Class A Advanced California League, Hunter Renfroe is tied for third with seven home runs, ranks fourth with 27 RBIs and is tied for six with 66 total bases.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Twenty-two former Mississippi State baseball players are currently in professional baseball, including four currently playing in Big Leagues. Below are their updated stats following games which ended Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Please tweet any corrections to @HailStateBB.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • On May 6, Texas Rangers utility player Mitch Moreland returned to the mound for the first time since 2008 at low Class A Clinton, retiring the side in order against the Rockies.
  • Moreland is riding a season-long tying four-game hitting streak and has hit safely in seven of his last nine games overall.
  • Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is tied for fifth in the MLB with nine saves.
  • Tyler Moore had his best game of this young season May 2 at Philadelphia, going 2-for-4 with two runs, including a home run off former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee.
  • Devin Jones is tied for the Double A Texas League lead with four wins on the mound (4-1).
  • After going 2-0 with a 0.34 ERA in Lansing, Kendall Graveman was promoted to Class A Advanced Dunedin on April 30, joining former MSU teammate Chad Girodo.
  • Girodo has yet to allow an earned run in 14.0 innings, holding hitters to a .149 average.
  • Girodo’s 11 appearances are tied for seventh in the league.
  • In the Class A Advanced California League, Hunter Renfroe is tied for third with seven home runs, ranks fourth with 27 RBIs and is tied for six with 66 total bases.
  • Nick Vickerson is tied for ninth in the Class A South Atlantic League with 16 walks.

The Road To the Show (Hitters)

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Nick Vickerson (2010-11)

Texas

Hickory

A

26

80

12

25

7

0

1

13

.313

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Bradenton

High A

28

114

9

28

3

1

0

9

.246

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Lake Elsinore

High A

32

127

17

32

9

2

7

27

.252

Ed Easley (2005-07)

St. Louis

Memphis

AAA

17

57

9

11

2

0

2

8

.193

Diamond Dawg Hitters Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Tyler Moore (2008)

Washington

Washington Nationals

MLB

18

30

4

6

1

0

2

3

.200

Mitch Moreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

27

74

9

21

5

1

1

11

.284

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

Dayton

A

10

0

5.06

0-1

0

10.2

10

8

6

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

11

0

0.00

2-0

1

14.0

7

11

3

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

6

6

1.24

2-1

0

36.1

23

34

7

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

San Jose

High A

6

6

4.83

2-3

0

31.2

31

29

11

Devin Jones (2009-11)

San Diego

San Antonio

AA

6

6

5.59

4-1

0

29.0

34

14

11

Diamond Dawg Pitchers Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

APP

GS

ERA

W-L

SV

IP

H

SO

BB

Paul Maholm (2001-03)

Los Angeles

Dodgers

MLB

8

5

4.70

1-2

0

30.2

37

12

11

Jonathan Papelbon (2001-03)

Philadelphia

Phillies

MLB

14

0

2.03

0-1

9

13.1

10

12

4

Diamond Dawg Coaches In MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

TITLE

RECORD

PLACE IN DIVISION

Chris Maloney (1982-83)

St. Louis

Cardinals

MLB

1B Coach

17-17

2nd

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

16-14

1st

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

17-17

2nd

Other Diamond Dawgs in Professional Baseball

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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