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Each week we’ll look at how former South Carolina baseball players are doing in the major and minor leagues

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It’s funny that the NCAA baseball tournament isn’t happening this year, right? Weird. I mean, I see people tweeting about a baseball tournament, but there’s no way we could be forced to endure a year in which Clemson won a national title in football and Florida could win a national title in baseball, so I choose denial.

Anyway, with no South Carolina baseball to currently care about, welcome to the inaugural edition of GABA’s look at how former Gamecocks are doing in pro baseball. Before we get to the stats, two former USC baseball players are among the top five in their positions in MLB All-Star Game voting. You can vote for Whit Merrifield (currently in fourth place among American League second basemen) and Justin Smoak (currently in second place among American League first basemen) here.

On to our look at the guys playing for MLB teams:

Jackie Bradley Jr. - Boston Red Sox
In 58 games, has a batting average of .269, with 54 hits and 32 RBI

Sam Dyson - San Francisco Giants
In 23 appearances, has pitched 21.1 innings with an ERA of 10.13

Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals
In 57 games, has a batting average of .283, with 60 hits and 29 RBI

Jordan Montgomery - New York Yankees
In 13 starts, has pitched 74.2 innings with an ERA of 3.74

Justin Smoak - Toronto Blue Jays
In 74 games, has a batting average of .304, with 76 hits and 48 RBI

And now the guys playing minor league ball:

Evan Beal - Jupiter Hammerheads (Single A, Miami Marlins)
In 12 appearances, has pitched 18 innings with an ERA of 3.5

Gene Cone - Columbia Fireflies (Single A, New York Mets)
In 66 games, has a batting average of .239, with 59 hits and 25 RBI

Tanner English - Fort Myers Miracle (Single A Advanced, Minnesota Twins)
In 57 games, has a batting average of .171, with 30 hits and 19 RBI

Grayson Greiner - Erie SeaWolves (Double A, Detroit Tigers)
In 54 games, has a batting average of .226, with 42 hits and 25 RBI

Kyle Martin - Reading Fightin Phils (Double A, Philadelphia Phillies)
In 63 games, has a batting average of .195, with 44 hits and 37 RBI

Evan Marzilli - Jackson Generals (Double A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
In 67 games, has a batting average of .266, with 57 hits and 12 RBI

Marcus Mooney - Rome Braves (Single A, Atlanta Braves)
In 58 games, has a batting average of .232, with 52 hits and 13 RBI

Peter Mooney - New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple A, Miami Marlins)
In 65 games, has a batting average of .186, with 40 hits and 13 RBI

Joey Pankake - Lakeland Flying Tigers (Single A Advanced, Detroit Tigers)
In 44 games, has a batting average of .227, with 35 hits and 13 RBI

Michael Roth - Sacramento River Cats (Triple A, San Francisco Giants)
In 10 starts and 14 appearances total, has pitched 61.1 innings with an ERA of 4.11

Max Schrock - Midland RockHounds (Double A, Oakland A’s)
In 49 games, has a batting average of .302, with 60 hits and 21 RBI

Joel Seddon - Midland RockHounds (Double A, Oakland A’s)
In 5 starts and 16 appearances overall, has pitched 60.1 innings with an ERA of 4.48

Christian Walker - Reno Aces (Triple A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
In 72 games, has a batting average of .297, with 85 hits and 76 RBI

Braden Webb - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single A, Milwaukee Brewers)
In 7 starts and 14 appearances total, has pitched 49 innings with an ERA of 5.14

Tyler Webb - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A, New York Yankees)
In 21 games, has pitched 33.1 innings with an ERA of 3.24

Taylor Widener - Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced, New York Yankees)
In 15 starts, has pitched 69 innings with an ERA of 3.65

Jack Wynkoop - Hartford Yard Goats (Double A, Colorado Rockies)
In 15 starts, has pitched 89.1 innings with an ERA of 5.24