Princeton Baseball In The Pros - Barnes Called Up To AAA - 6/24/16
PRINCETON, N.J. – Former Tiger Danny Barnes was called up to the Toronto Blue Jays’ AAA affiliate, Buffalo Bison, on Wednesday. Barnes struck out two hitters in two innings of work in his AAA debut. This year, Barnes has a 0.96 ERA in 37 2/3 innings.
Princeton has had five players, Chris Young ’02 (Kansas City Royals), Matt Bowman (St. Louis Cardinals), David Hale ’11 (Colorado Rockies), Ross Ohlendorf ’05 (Cincinnati Reds) and Will Venable (Los Angeles Dodgers) reach the majors this year.
This weekly blog will keep tabs on any former Princeton players in the big leagues and in the minor league system.
Here’s how the rest of former Tigers have fared so far:
Chris Young ’02 – Kansas City Royals (MLB) - Young had his best start of the season last Sunday vs. the Detroit Tigers. Young went six innings, allowed just three hits, one earned run and struck out seven.
Ross Ohlendorf ’05 - Cincinnati Reds (MLB) – After a stretch of allowing a run in five of six appearances, the reliever has been stellar over the last month. Over his last 14 games, Ohlendorf is 2-1 with a save and a 2.57 ERA. He has struck out 11 batters and has held opponents to a .236 batting average during that span.
Matt Bowman – St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) – Bowman has appeared in 21 games for the Cardinals and sits with a 3.90 ERA in 27 2/3 innings. The reliever has struck out 21 hitters and boasts 3.5 strikeout/walk ratio.
Will Venable – Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) – Venable has one extra base hit and has scored a run in 10 at-bats for the Dodgers.
David Hale ’11 – Norfolk Tides (AAA) – Hale was placed on the seven-game disabled list with a right calf injury.
Tyler Servais ’15 - Servais is the most recent Princeton Tiger to be drafted as he was selected in the 27th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He played in 15 games at the professional level last season for the Gulf Coast and Connecticut Tigers.
Alec Keller – Potomac Nationals (A+) – The Carolina League All-Star had a hit in two at-bats against the California League on Tuesday. Keller is currently ninth in the league in RBI (39) and 11th in hitting (.289).
Mike Fagan – Beloit Snappers (A) – Fagan was let go by the Snappers earlier this month. In his seven games, he struck out seven hitters in 6 2/3 innings.
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Mike Ford – Tampa Bay Yankees (A+) - Ford is currently on the 60-day disabled list. In his ten games prior to an injury, Ford secured a .371/.439/.571 slash line with 14 RBI.
Jack Murphy – Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA) – Murphy has a hit in four of his last six games including a three-hit performance last Saturday. For the season, the catcher has seven extra-base hits and 12 runs.