Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Marshall Baseball: Herd Alums in the Minors

Marshall University has seven former baseball players in the minor leagues including six drafted this June. Lets take a look out how these former Herd ball players are performing:

1. Arik Sikula, RP, Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie Appalachian League)

During his first season in minor league baseball Arik Sikula has appeared in 11 games, all relief appearances, and is currently sporting a 4.32 ERA with 18 strike outs and only 6 walks.

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2. Ian Kadish, RP, Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie Appalachian League)

Like fellow Marshall alum and Bluefield pitcher Arik Sikula, Ian Kadish is in his first minor league season. Pitching exclusively in relief Kadish has appeared in 14 games, striking out 23 to only 6 base on balls with a ERA of 2.41. Kadish has also recorded 4 saves for the Blue Jays.

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3. Greg Williams, RP, AZL Rangers (Arizona Rookie League)

In seven relief appearances Greg Williams has accumulated a miniscule ERA of 1.46 with 1 save and 12 strike outs to 4 walks.

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4. Rhett Stafford, OF, AZL Athletics (Arizona Rookie League)

After a brief two game appearance in the California league Stafford is back with Oakland’s Arizona rookie league affiliate. In 96 at-bats Stafford has hit for a .240 average with 2 home runs and 12 RBI’s.

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5. Kenny Socorro, SS, Boise Hawks (Class A Short Season Northwest League)

Drafted in the 44th round by the Chicago Cubs in this Junes MLB draft Kenny Socorro has already graduated from one minor league level. Socorro started with Chicago’s rookie league affiliate in Arizona but was quickly moved to the Northwest League. For the Boise Hawks Socorro is batting .222 in 63 plate appearances with 6 RBI’s.

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6. Shane Farrell, P, GCL Blue Jays (Rookie Gulf Coast League)

Has not registered any stats, was drafted in the 46th round of this June’s MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Son of current Blue Jays manager John Farrell.

7. Dan Straily, SP, Stockton Ports (Class A Advanced California League)

The only Marshall alum on this list drafted in 2009, Dan Straily is having a successful second minor league season. A starting pitcher for Oakland’s high A affiliate the Stockton Ports, Straily has accumulated a 3.76 ERA in 127 innings pitched with 126 strikeouts to only 30 walks.

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