June 10, 2015
Ole Miss Baseball has a history of student-athletes playing professionally following their careers as Rebels. Currently, seven former Rebels are on Major League Baseball rosters, tied for the most out of Southeastern Conference schools, while 17 others are working their way up through the minor leagues. Each week during the summer, OleMissSports.com will update Rebel fans about the current #ProRebs making their mark on professional baseball diamonds across the country.
Here is a look at how the former Rebels are performing on the field during the 2015 season. For a complete look of season stats for #ProRebs, click here.
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Major League Baseball Rebels
#30 Aaron Barrett | RHP | Washington Nationals
Barrett has already matched his win total from his 2014 rookie campaign. In 28 games out of the bullpen, the right-hander has a 3-1 record on the mound. He is also holding opponents to a .227 average at the plate. Over the weekend, Barrett made three appearances against the Chicago Cubs, tossing three scoreless innings of relief. (VIDEO: Former Rebels Barrett and Coghlan square off. Barrett wins the battle-June 4)
#8 Chris Coghlan | LF | Chicago Cubs
#32 David Goforth| RHP | Milwaukee Brewers
The 2009 National League Rookie of the Year is in his second season with the Chicago Cubs. Coghlan has already showed off his power at the plate this year with seven home runs, just two shy of his career-high. The left fielder hit nine home runs during the 2009 and 2014 seasons. (VIDEO: Coghlan's two-run single-June 7)
#2 Zack Cozart | SS | Cincinnati Reds
Through one-third of the 2015 season, his fourth as the Reds' starting shortstop, Cozart is on pace to post career bests in nearly every statistical category. The former Ole Miss shortstop is hitting .259 with 10 doubles and nine home runs. In Monday night's victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, June 8, he went 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, one double and one home run. One day later, Cozart blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to spark the Reds to another win over Philadelphia. (VIDEO: Cozart's three-run home run-June 9)
Goforth got called up to the Brewers on May 25 after making 16 appearances for the Triple-A affiliate Colorado Spring Sky Sox. One day later, the former Ole Miss pitcher made his major league debut versus the San Francisco Giants; he picked off a runner for his first MLB out before retiring his first big league hitter. Through four appearances in Milwaukee, Goforth has not allowed a run. (VIDEO: Goforth picks off runner in major league debut-May 26
#31 Lance Lynn | RHP | St. Louis Cardinals
Lynn is a regular in the Cardinals' rotation for the fourth consecutive season. He is currently 4-4 with a 3.07 ERA. The former Rebel right-hander ranks 15th in Major League Baseball with 77 strikeouts over 73.1 innings. Against Milwaukee, June 2, the right-hander picked up the win by throwing 7.2 scoreless innings. (VIDEO: Lynn strikes out Andre Ethier-June 7)
#13 Drew Pomeranz | LHP | Oakland Athletics
In just his second season with the Athletics following a three-year stint in Colorado, Pomeranz started the season in the team's rotation before a shoulder injury placed him on the 15-day disabled list. The southpaw earned two victories prior to his injury, including his season debut in which he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Mariners. Pomeranz returned from injury last week and has made four appearances out of the bullpen since being re-activated. (VIDEO: Pomeranz induces double play-May 18)
#7 Seth Smith | DH/OF | Seattle Mariners
Smith is in his first season in Seattle after getting traded by the San Diego Padres during the offseason. The former Rebel is currently hitting .264 as 23 of his 42 hits have gone for extra bases. With three triples, Smith is tied for ninth in the majors and his 15 doubles rank in the MLB's top-25. Last night, June 9, Smith went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI to lead the Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. (VIDEO: Smith's RBI single-June 9)
Minor League Baseball Rebels
Will Allen | C | Gulf Coast League Tigers (Rookie) -- Detroit Tigers
Allen, a 2014 All-American for the Rebels, will begin his professional season with the Gulf Coast League Tigers, June 22.
#26 Auston Bousfield | CF | Lake Elsinore Storm (Class A Advanced) -- San Diego Padres
Moving up to the Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm, Bousfield has knocked the cover off the ball in 2015. The 2014 All-American is hitting at a .320 clip through 45 games. Since the month of May (26 games), the center fielder has recorded a hit in 23 different games and is riding a seven-game hitting streak.
#11 Hawtin Buchanan | RHP | Clinton LumberKings (Class A) -- Seattle Mariners
Buchanan has made five appearances this season for the LumberKings. His season debut was tossing a scoreless inning of relief, May 27.
#57 Matt Crouse | LHP | Lakeland Flying Tigers (Class A Advanced) -- Detroit Tigers
Crouse is having a solid 2015 campaign, posting a 2-1 record with a 1.14 ERA. In 10 appearances totaling 31.2 innings, the southpaw has struck out 20 hitters while issuing just one walk. Crouse came out of the bullpen to begin the season before getting the start in his last three outings. As a starter, Crouse is 2-0 and has allowed only three runs in 16 innings.
#34 Chris Ellis | RHP | Arkansas Travelers (Double-A) -- Los Angeles Angels
Ellis, the No. 9 prospect for the Angles, was called up to the Double-A Arkansas Travelers this week after dominating the California League as a member of the Inland Empire 66ers to start the season. In 11 starts, Ellis led the league with 70 strikeouts over 62.2 innings. Last week, he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, earning MiLB.com Pitcher of the Week honors.
#50 Aaron Greenwood | RHP | Quad Cities River Bandits (Class A) -- Houston Astros
Greenwood reported to the Quad Cities River Bandits in the middle of May and has been effective since making his arrival. The former Rebel right-hander has surrendered only one run over five appearances, giving him an ERA of 1.50.
#27 R.J. Hively | RHP | Mobile BayBears (Double-A) -- Arizona Diamondbacks
Hively has played in 17 games this season for the BayBears, making the majority of his appearances out of the bullpen. He has also made two starts, including a five-inning outing on Saturday, June 6. The righty has thrown 31.1 innings this season.
#49 Josh Laxer | RHP | Connecticut Tigers (Class A Short Season) -- Detroit Tigers
Laxer and Connecticut Tigers have not started their 2015 season yet. The Class A Short Season begins June 19. Last season, Laxer went 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances for the Tigers.
#30 Braxton Lee | CF | Charlotte Stone Crabs (Class A Advanced) -- Tampa Bay Rays
Lee is hitting .278 through 47 games with the Stone Crabs. Last week, the former Rebel recorded a hit in four consecutive games and added four RBI during that stretch. Last night, June 9, Lee smacked a pair of hits and crossed the plate twice to help his team to victory.
Mike Mayers | RHP | Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) -- St. Louis Cardinals
Mayers is currently on the disabled list, having last pitched on May 12. Earlier this season, May 2, the former Rebel tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout. (VIDEO: Mayers' strikeout-May 3)
#25 Alex Presley | LF | Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A) -- Houston Astros
After being one of the final cuts in Spring Training and just missing out on a roster spot on the Houston Astros, Presley has produced for the Fresno Grizzlies in hopes of earning a call up to the majors. The former Ole Miss Rebel has hit .303 this season (43 games) for the Triple-A affiliate. Presley had a career day on June 1, going 6-for-7 with five RBI, three runs, three doubles and one home run to lead his team to a 14-1 victory. (ARTICLE: Presley's Career Day-June 1)
#55 Cody Satterwhite | RHP | Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A) -- New York Mets
Satterwhite has been productive in the minor leagues and has worked his way up to the Mets' Triple-A club this season. For the 51s, the former Rebel has made 23 appearances. Satterwhite has 1-0 record to go along with a pair of saves; he has not allowed a run in nine of his last 10 outings, including his last four appearances.
#44 Matt Snyder | 1B | Trenton Thunder (Double-A) -- New York Yankees
Snyder has hit .360 in 27 games for the Trenton Thunder this season. However, the first baseman is currently sidelined with an injury and has not played since May 10.
#55 Matt Tracy | LHP | Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A) -- New York Yankees
Tracy started the season in the minors before being called up on April 11 by the New York Yankees following a marathon game against the Boston Red Sox. Needing pitching in the bullpen, the lefty made his MLB debut against Boston, tossing a pair of scoreless innings. After filling the void, Tracy was reassigned and now finds himself back with the RailRiders, the team's Triple-A affiliate.
#30 Stuart Turner | C | Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A) -- Minnesota Twins
A 2013 All-American at Ole Miss, Turner has played in 39 games this season for the Lookouts. He has thrown out nine baserunners in 2015.
#28 Bobby Wahl | RHP | Midland RockHounds (Double-A) -- Oakland Athletics
In 18 outings, the right-hander sports a 1-0 record with a 3.76 ERA. Wahl has also appeared out of the back end of the bullpen for the RockHounds, making four saves this season. He has allowed just one run over his last five appearances dating back to May 24.
#9 Alex Yarbrough | 2B | Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A) -- Los Angeles Angels
An All-American during his time at Ole Miss, Yarbrough is in his third full season in the minors as the Angels' No. 14 prospect. He has been promoted after each year, and his next call up will be to the big leagues. For the Angels' Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake Bees, Yarbrough is hitting at a .237 clip with 20 RBI. On Sunday, June 7, Yarbrough went 5-for-5 with three runs scored. One day later, he belted his first home run of the season. (ARTICLE: Yarbrough reaches base five times-May 1)