22 Diamond Dawgs Currently In Professional Baseball

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Chad Girodo has yet to allow an earned run in 15.0 innings, holding hitters to a .157 average.
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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 13, 2014. Please tweet any corrections to @HailStateBB.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • San Francisco Giants legend Will Clark appeared on Buster Olney’s podcast (39:45 in)
  • Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is tied for fifth in the MLB with 11 saves.
  • Big leaguer Tyler Moore hit his third home run of the season for the Washington Nationals May 12 at Arizona.
  • Texas Rangers slugger Mitch Moreland has raised his average from .254 at the end of April to .302 as of last night. Moreland has hits in seven of his last eight games.
  • Former Johnny Bench Award winner Ed Easley homered in Tuesday’s win vs. Round Rock. Check out the Memphis Redbirds feature on the former Bulldog.
  • Baseball America went in depth on Hunter Renfroe.
  • In the Class A Advanced California League, Hunter Renfroe is tied for sixth with 27 RBIs, tied for seventh with seven home runs and is tied for 10th with 74 total bases.
  • Renfroe is currently riding a five-game hitting streak, hitting .318 during the streak.
  • Devin Jones is tied for second with four wins in the Double A Texas League (4-2).
  • Evan Mitchell picked up his first win of the 2014 campaign with two shutout innings May 12 against the South Bend Silver Hawks.
  • Chad Girodo has yet to allow an earned run in 15.0 innings, holding hitters to a .157 average.
  • Girodo’s 12 appearances are tied for ninth in the league.
  • Girodo’s teammate in Dunedin, Kendall Graveman, notched his first win in Class A Advanced May 12 with 5.0 solid innings against Palm Beach.
  • Nick Vickerson is second in the Class A South Atlantic League with a .445 on-base percentage and is tied for sixth 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

31

95

15

29

7

0

2

15

.305

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Bradenton

High A

33

134

11

31

3

1

0

11

.231

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Lake Elsinore

High A

38

153

20

39

10

2

7

27

.255

Ed Easley (2005-07)

St. Louis

Memphis

AAA

21

73

11

15

3

0

3

9

.205

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

21

39

5

8

1

0

3

4

.205

Mitch Moreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

31

86

11

26

6

1

1

13

.302

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

12

0

5.93

1-1

0

13.2

14

9

7

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

12

0

0.00

2-0

1

15.0

8

12

3

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

7

7

1.52

3-1

0

41.1

29

36

8

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

San Jose

High A

7

7

5.30

2-4

0

35.2

37

34

14

Devin Jones (2009-11)

San Diego

San Antonio

AA

8

7

6.94

4-2

0

35.0

30

19

12

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

9

6

4.71

1-3

0

36.1

40

14

15

Jonathan Papelbon (2001-03)

Philadelphia

Phillies

MLB

16

0

1.76

0-1

11

15.1

10

14

5

Diamond Dawg Coaches In MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

TITLE

RECORD

PLACE IN DIVISION

Chris Maloney (1982-83)

St. Louis

Cardinals

MLB

1B Coach

20-20

2nd

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

20-17

1st

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

19-22

4th

Other Diamond Dawgs in Professional Baseball

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