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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: ALDS-Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

With the MLB playoffs now underway, 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
In four postseason games, had a batting average of .200 with 3 hits, 1 home run, and 5 RBI; finished the regular season with a batting average of .245, 118 hits, 17 home runs, and 63 RBI in 133 games
Team eliminated from postseason by Houston Astros in 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
Has not appeared in a postseason game; finished the regular season having made 29 starts, with a ERA of 3.88 in 155.1 innings pitched
Team facing Cleveland Indians in American League division series

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
In one postseason game, has a batting average of 1.000 with 1 hits, 0 home runs, and 0 RBI; finished the regular season with a batting average of .179, with 3 hits, 2 home runs, and 2 RBI in 11 games
Team facing Los Angeles Dodgers in National League division series