JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s very good representation of local products 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 Sept. 21 games.
Pos. Player, Local tie, MLB team, Notable
IF Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Tigers, Hitting .240 with 14 HR, 57 runs scored and 58 RBI. Homered in Sunday’s game against the White Sox.
P Bryan BakerUNF, Orioles, Is 4-3 with 3.92 ERA, 67 Ks in 62 IP.
P Mike Baumann, JU, Orioles, Called to bigs on Sept. 11. Is 1-3 with a 4.29 ERA, 15 Ks in 21 IP this season in the bigs.
P Dane Dunning, Clay, Rangers, Is 4-8 with a 4.46 ERA with 137 Ks in 153.1 IP. Earned win against Angels on Wednesday night with 2 ER in 5 IP.
LF Ben GamelBishop Kenny, Pirates, Hitting .232 with 42 RBI, 8 HR, 39 runs scored.
P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Padres, Is 6-7 with 4.23 ERA, 86 Ks in 104.1 IP. Earned win with 5.2 IP, no earned runs allowed in win over Cardinals on Tuesday.
P Frank German, UNF, Red Sox, Called up to bigs on Sept. 17. Rough debut (5 ER, K, 2 walks) in an inning of work. Seen action in 2 games (45.00 ERA, K, IP).
OF Austin HaysJU, Orioles, Hitting .249 with 55 RBI, 15 HR, 61 runs scored.
P Justin LawrenceFirst Coast/JU, Rockies, Is 3-1 with 4.70 ERA, 44 Ks in 38.1 IP.
1B Nathaniel Lowe, St. Johns River State College, Rangers, Hitting .307 with 25 HR, 72 RBI and 69 runs scored.
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 Sept. 1 with calf muscle strain.
C Roberto PerezFlorida 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 SlaterBolles, Giants, Hitting .269 with 5 HR, 45 runs scored and 32 RBI this season.
OF DJ StewartBolles, Orioles, Was hitless in 3 at-bats before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
OF Myles StrawSJRSC, Guardians, Hitting .218 with 67 runs scored, 28 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
P Adam WainwrightGlynn Academy, Cardinals, Is 11-10 with 138 Ks, 3.38 ERA in 184 IP.
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