JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s very good representation of local products in at the highest level of professional baseball.
Each Thursday, News4JAX will update players in Major League Baseball. What about guys who are playing minor league baseball? We’ve got you covered there, too. Local minor league prospects will be updated Friday’s during the season.
Local MLB player update
Checking in on how players with area ties are doing in Major League Baseball in 2022. Stats are through Aug. 31 games.
Pos. Player, Local tie, MLB team, Notable
IF Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Tigers, Hitting .223 with 11 HR, 47 runs scored and 47 RBI.
P Bryan Baker, UNF, Orioles, Is 4-3 with 4.22 ERA, 59 Ks in 53.1 IP.
P Mike Baumann, JU, Orioles, Is 1-2 with 4.50 ERA, 9 Ks in 12 IP this season in the bigs. Back in Triple-A where he’s 2-6.
P Dane Dunning, Clay, Rangers, Is 3-7 with 4.16 ERA with 117 Ks in 134 IP.
LF Ben Gamel, Bishop Kenny, Pirates, Hitting .243 with 40 RBI, 7 HR, 36 runs scored.
P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Padres, Is 5-5 with 3.59 ERA, 73 Ks in 85.1 IP.
OF Austin Hays, JU, Orioles, Hitting .252 with 54 RBI, 15 HR, 58 runs scored.
P Justin Lawrence, First Coast/JU, Rockies, Is 2-1 with 4.39 ERA, 34 Ks in 26.2 IP.
1B Nathaniel Lowe, St. Johns River State College, Rangers, Hitting .301 with 22 HR, 66 RBI and 60 runs scored. Another good week. Belted a couple homers since our last week.
RP Darren O’Day, Bishop Kenny, Braves, Is 2-2 with 26 Ks, 4.15 ERA in 21.2 IP. Was put on 60-day injured list on Thursday with calf muscle strain.
C Roberto Perez, Florida Gateway College, Pirates, Remains on 60-day injured list with hamstring strain after going on it May 7. Hitting .233 with 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 runs scored.
P Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood, Mets, Suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in late April and underwent Tommy John surgery, putting him out for the season. Was 0-0 with 5.40 ERA, 8 Ks in 10 IP.
OF Austin Slater, Bolles, Giants, Hitting .267 with 5 HR, 43 runs scored and 31 RBI this season.
OF DJ Stewart, Bolles, Orioles, Was hitless in 3 at-bats before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
OF Myles Straw, SJRSC, Guardians, Hitting .199 with 57 runs scored, 23 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
P Adam Wainwright, Glynn Academy, Cardinals, Is 9-9 with 130 Ks, 3.09 ERA in 163 IP.
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