Gamecocks in MLB

dcloninger@thestate.comSeptember 9, 2013 

Former USC players Peter Mooney, Michael Roth and Bryan Harper all got to experience playoff baseball this season.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

Catching up with USC’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston
Promoted to the majors last week. Hitting .172 with two homers and seven RBIs in 25 games. Has stolen one base.

Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami
Is 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA. Has struck out two and walked none in five innings.

Steve Pearce, OF, Baltimore
Is on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendonitis. Hitting .241 with three homers and nine RBIs in 38 games. Has stolen one base.

Brian Roberts, 2B, Baltimore
Hitting .239 with five homers and 33 RBIs in 60 games. Has stolen three bases.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Seattle
Hitting .252 with 16 homers and 40 RBIs in 114 games.

MINOR LEAGUES

Billy Buckner, RHP, Triple-Salt Lake (Los Angeles Angels)
Is 7-4 with a 4.87 ERA. Struck out 77 and walked 50 in 94 1-3 innings. The Bees are playing for the Pacific Coast League championship.

Mike Cisco, RHP, Double-A Arkansas (Los Angeles Angels)
Is 4-4 with one save and a 3.99 ERA. Has struck out 41 and walked 24 in 58 2-3 innings. The Travelers are playing for the Texas League championship.

Blake Cooper, RHP, Double-A Mobile (Arizona)
Is 5-2 with a 2.93 ERA. Has struck out 30 and walked 22 in 43 innings. The BayBears are playing for the Southern League championship.

LB Dantzler, 1B, Single-A Short-Season Vancouver (Toronto)
Hitting .302 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 59 games. Dantzler was named league MVP and Player of the Year. The Canadians are playing for the Northwest League championship.

Bobby Haney, SS, Single-A Advanced San Jose (San Francisco)
Hitting .257 with four homers and 38 RBIs in 102 games. Has stolen three bases. The Giants are playing for the California League championship.

Bryan Harper, LHP, Single-A Hagerstown (Washington)
Is 5-1 with a 3.97 ERA. Has struck out 43 and walked 32 in 45 1-3 innings. The Suns are playing for the South Atlantic League championship.

Reese Havens, 3B, Triple-A Las Vegas (New York Mets)
Season over. Hit .237 with one homer and eight RBIs in 35 games. Stole one base.

Colby Holmes, RHP, Rookie League Danville (Atlanta)
Season over. Was 0-0 with one save and a 1.84 ERA. Struck out 12 and walked three in 14 2-3 innings.

Evan Marzilli, OF, Single-A Advanced Visalia (Arizona)
Hitting .250 with three homers and 50 RBIs in 136 games. Has stolen 14 bases. The Rawhide are playing for the California League championship.

Adam Matthews, OF, Rookie League Billings (Cincinnati)
Season over. Hit .241 with two homers and 22 RBIs in 35 games. Stole three bases.

Whit Merrifield, OF, Double-A Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City)
Season over. Hit .270 with three homers and 43 RBIs in 94 games. Stole 17 bases. Was 0-0 with one save and an 0.00 ERA. Struck out none and walked none in one inning.

Peter Mooney, SS, Single-A Advanced Dunedin (Toronto)
Season over. Hit .244 with two homers and 22 RBIs in 80 games. Stole six bases.

Steven Neff, LHP, Single-A Short-Season Salem-Keizer (San Francisco)
Season over. Was 1-0 with a 2.49 ERA. Struck out 23 and walked five in 21 2-3 innings.

Matt Price, RHP, Single-A Advanced Frederick (Baltimore)
Season over. Was 2-2 with two saves and a 5.40 ERA. Struck out 24 and walked 13 in 26 2-3 innings.

Dante Rosenberg, C, Single-A Short-Season State College (St. Louis)
Hitting .139 with no homers and one RBI in 16 games. The Spikes are playing for the New York-Penn League championship.

Michael Roth, LHP, Double-A Arkansas (Los Angeles Angels)
Is 6-3 with a 4.20 ERA. Has struck out 51 and walked 36 in 79 1-3 innings. Is on the Angels’ 40-man roster. The Travelers are playing for the Texas League championship.

Steven Tolleson, 3B, Triple-A Charlotte (Chicago White Sox)
Season over. Hit .288 with eight homers and 53 RBIs in 116 games. Stole 14 bases.

Christian Walker, 1B, Double-A Bowie (Baltimore)
Season over. Hit .242 with no homers and one RBI in 17 games.

Tyler Webb, LHP, Single-A Charleston (New York Yankees)
Season over. Was 3-1 with three saves and a 3.31 ERA. Struck out 48 and walked eight in 35 1-3 innings.

Adam Westmoreland, LHP, Gulf Coast League Marlins (Miami)
Season over. Was 0-6 with a 6.40 ERA. Struck out 33 and walked seven in 32 1-3 innings.

Scott Wingo, 2B, Single-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Season over. Hit .227 with four homers and 24 RBIs in 101 games. Stole nine bases.

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