Sun Devil Alumni in MLB: Initial Progress Report

In an incredibly slow period for news, we turn our attention to Major League Baseball, the national pastime. Our former Sun Devils have turned out in strong numbers in MLB, so lets see how they are doing in the young 2009 season.

Our school has made a strong impact in recent years, culminating in the 2008 draft, where 15 of our players were drafted by MLB clubs. This included Brett Wallace and Ike Davis, two first round picks in the minors for the Mets and Cardinals.

But back on topic, with our MLB stars in full focus.

Naturally, we will start with Dustin Pedroia.

Pedroia's 2009 statistics:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Dustin Pedroia 13 57 11 16 4 0 1 5 4 6 2 1 .281 .339 .404

Last season's AL MVP is currently working his way out of a sluggish start. He had been batting .235 through April 19th, but a 4/6 day against Baltimore on April 20th shot his average right back up there.

Considering he hit .326 with 20 stolen bases in 2008, it's only a matter of time before he is fully revived. Truly the crown jewel of ASU alumni.

Moving on to Jeff Larish.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Jeff Larish 5 13 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 .154 .154 .385

Larish hasn't earned a hit since April 10th, and his falling average is indicative of the lack of playing time available in Detroit. With Carlos Guillen, Miguel Cabrera, and Brandon Inge all playing corner infield slots recently, Larish has been left on the bench.

Now, Travis Buck.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Travis Buck 6 20 0 4 0 0 0 3 4 6 0 0 .200 .333 .200

This guy can hit, but where is the production? The jury is still out.

Lets see what Andre Ethier has been up to lately.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Andre Ethier 14 49 11 14 3 0 4 16 12 9 1 0 .286 .438 .592

Such a solid player. If his power ever came through, he'd be an amazing talent. After hitting 20 last year (and 4 already in 2009), this just might be his breakout season.

Ian Kinsler. Technically an alumni, lets see how he is playing in Arlington.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Ian Kinsler 13 53 14 24 7 1 5 16 6 9 6 1 .453 .517 .906

He's on FIRE.

Willie Bloomquist. Our favorite overpaid utility man, now located in Kansas City.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Willie Bloomquist 8 21 2 6 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 .286 .375 .333

Looks about right.

Finally, Don Wakamatsu. The manager of the Seattle Mariners.


AL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Seattle 9 5 .642 0 Won 1
Texas 6 7 .461 2.5 Won 2
Oakland 5 8 .384 3.5 Lost 3
Los Angeles 5 8 .384 3.5 Won 1

(updated 4.22.2009 at 3:04 PM EDT)


With a 2.5 game lead in the AL West, Wakamatsu must be happy with the initial success of his team. Keep it up, Don!

That's all for now, folks. Keep checking us out.

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join House of Sparky

You must be a member of House of Sparky to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at House of Sparky. You should read them.

Join House of Sparky

You must be a member of House of Sparky to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at House of Sparky. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker