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Gamecocks in MLB Weekly Update

Each week we’ll look at how former South Carolina baseball players are doing in the pros

MLB: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB playoffs are about to get underway, and it’s time for our weekly look at how some former South Carolina baseball players are doing in the pros.

Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox
Finished the regular season with a batting average of .245, 118 hits, 17 home runs, and 63 RBI in 133 games
Team facing Houston Astros in first round of American League division series

Sam Dyson - San Francisco Giants
Finished the regular season having made 55 appearances, with an ERA of 6.09 in 54.2 innings pitched
Team did not make postseason

Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals
Finished the regular season with a batting average of .288, 169 hits, 19 home runs, and 78 RBI In 145 games
Team did not make postseason

Jordan Montgomery - New York Yankees
Finished the regular season having made 29 starts, with a ERA of 3.88 in 155.1 innings pitched
Team facing Minnesota Twins in American League wild card game

Steve Pearce - Toronto Blue Jays
Finished the regular season with a batting average of .252, 79 hits, 13 home runs, and 37 RBI in 92 games
Team did not make postseason

Justin Smoak - Toronto Blue Jays
Finished the regular season with a batting average of .270, 151 hits, 38 home runs and 90 RBI in 158 games
Team did not make postseason

Christian Walker - Arizona Diamondbacks
Finished the regular season with a batting average of .179, with 3 hits, 2 home runs, and 2 RBI in 11 games
Team facing Colorado Rockies in National League wild card game