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UPDATE: 27 Diamond Dawgs In Professional Baseball

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June 12, 2014
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Twenty-seven former Mississippi State baseball players are currently in professional baseball, including three currently playing in Big Leagues. Below are their updated stats following games which ended Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Please tweet any corrections to @HailStateBB.

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The Road To the Show (Hitters)

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Adam Frazier (2011-13)

Pittsburgh

Bradenton

High A

56

225

22

53

5

2

0

14

.236

Hunter Renfroe (2011-13)

San Diego

Lake Elsinore

High A

66

265

42

78

19

2

16

52

.294

Nick Vickerson (2010-11)

Texas

Myrtle Beach

High A

53

174

34

52

14

0

4

27

.299

Ed Easley (2005-07)

St. Louis

Memphis

AAA

35

118

14

24

5

0

3

14

.203

Tyler Moore (2008)

Washington

Syracuse

AAA

8

23

5

6

3

0

2

7

.261

 

Diamond Dawg Hitters Playing MLB

NAME

ORGANIZATION

TEAM

LEVEL

GP

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Mitch Moreland (2005-07)

Texas

Texas Rangers

MLB

52

167

18

41

9

1

2

23

.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

Dayton

A

15

0

4.86

1-3

0

16.2

17

11

9

Nick Routt (2009, 11-12)

Cincinnati

Dayton

A

3

3

3.12

0-0

0

17.1

14

14

4

Chad Girodo (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

23

0

2.05

4-0

1

30.2

22

32

7

Kendall Graveman (2010-13)

Toronto

Dunedin

High A

8

8

3.71

5-2

0

43.2

49

33

9

Daryl Norris (2011-13)

Detroit

Lakeland

High A

1

0

0.00

0-0

0

2.0

0

1

0

Chris Stratton (2010-12)

San Francisco

San Jose

High A

12

12

4.43

4-6

0

67.0

64

66

24

Devin Jones (2009-11)

San Diego

San Antonio

AA

9

7

7.23

4-3

0

37.1

51

20

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

17

7

4.84

1-4

0

48.1

60

20

22

Jonathan Papelbon (2001-03)

Philadelphia

Phillies

MLB

26

0

1.42

2-1

14

25.1

17

21

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

34-32

2nd

Buck Showalter (1977)

Baltimore

Orioles

MLB

Manager

33-31

2nd

Bobby Thigpen (1984-85)

Chicago

White Sox

MLB

Bullpen Coach

33-33

3rd

* Stats Reflect Current Team Only

Other Diamond Dawgs in Professional Baseball

  • Jeff Brantley – Cincinnati Reds Broadcaster
  • Will Clark – San Francisco Giants Special Assistant
  • Luis Pollorena – Extended spring training with Texas Rangers
  • Mitch Slauter – Extended spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Brandon Woodruff – Signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. Expected to pitch for the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League in Montana (Advanced Rookie affiliate for Milwaukee), which begins its season Monday
  • Brett Pirtle – Signed with the Detroit Tigers; In Florida awaiting assignment
  • Jacob Lindgren – Will be assigned to Class A Charleston upon signing with the Yankees organization
  • Jonathan Holder – Expected to sign with the Yankees organization, assignment TBA
  • Travis Chapman - Assistant Coach for Gulf Coast League Yankees in Rookie Ball

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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