Gamecocks in MLB: Merrifield promoted to Triple A

dcloninger@thestate.comJune 9, 2014 

Catching up with USC’s professional baseball alumni

THE SHOW

Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston
Hitting .202 with one homer and 21 RBIs in 57 games. Has stolen four bases.

Steve Pearce, 1B, Baltimore
Hitting .296 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 27 games. Has stolen one base.

Brian Roberts, 2B, New York Yankees
Hitting .239 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 55 games. Has stolen four bases.

Justin Smoak, 1B, Seattle
Hitting .208 with seven homers and 29 RBIs in 62 games.

Steven Tolleson, 2B, Toronto
Hitting .291 with two homers and six RBIs in 30 games. Has stolen one base. Is 0-0 with an 0.00 ERA in 1-3 of an inning.

MINOR LEAGUES

Billy Buckner, RHP, Triple-A El Paso (San Diego)
Is 4-2 with a 3.44 ERA. Has struck out 26 and walked 14 in 36 2-3 innings.

Blake Cooper, RHP, Double-A Mobile (Arizona)
Is 3-1 with a 1.20 ERA. Has struck out 26 and walked nine in 30 innings.

LB Dantzler, 1B, Single-A Lansing (Toronto)
Hitting .252 with three homers and 30 RBIs in 37 games.

James Darnell, OF, Triple-A Durham (Tampa Bay) On the seven-day disabled list while recovering from a left shoulder injury. Has not played this season.

Sam Dyson, RHP, Triple-A New Orleans (Miami)
On the seven-day disabled list while recovering from a broken jaw. Is 0-1 with one save and a 2.76 ERA. Has struck out 13 and walked six in 16 1-3 innings. On the Marlins’ 40-man roster.

Bryan Harper, LHP, Single-A Advanced Potomac (Washington)
Is 1-0 with a 2.54 ERA. Has struck out 21 and walked 10 in 28 1-3 innings.

Colby Holmes, RHP, Single-A Rome (Atlanta)
Is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA. Has struck out 18 and walked seven in 21 innings.

Evan Marzilli, OF, Double-A Mobile (Arizona)
Hitting .176 with no homers and no RBIs in six games.

Whit Merrifield, 2B, Triple-A Omaha (Kansas City)
Promoted from Double-A Northwest Arkansas last week. Hitting .333 with no homers and two RBIs in two games.

Peter Mooney, SS, Class-A Advanced Dunedin (Toronto)
Hitting .143 with no homers and one RBI in six games.

Steven Neff, LHP, Single-A Short-Season Salem-Keizer (San Francisco)
Season begins in June.

Matt Price, RHP, Single-A Advanced Frederick (Baltimore)
Is 1-4 with two saves and a 6.75 ERA. Has struck out 23 and walked seven in 16 innings.

Dante Rosenberg, C, Triple-A Memphis (St. Louis)
Hitting .000 with no homers and no RBIs in one game.

Michael Roth, LHP, Double-A Arkansas (Los Angeles Angels)
Is 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA. Has struck out 30 and walked 22 in 64 innings.

Christian Walker, 1B, Double-A Bowie (Baltimore)
Hitting .313 with 16 homers and 51 RBIs in 61 games. Has stolen one base.

Tyler Webb, LHP, Double-A Trenton (New York Yankees)
Is 1-3 with four saves and a 4.15 ERA. Has struck out 25 and walked 10 in 17 1-3 innings.

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