The 2018 MLB season is over, and more former Bulldogs have shone in another sport. Here is a quick season recap on how your favorite Diamond Dogs played this season.
- Mitch Moreland, 1B, Boston Red Sox –
World Champion, Mitch Moreland, played well at first base this year, not only winning his first World Series but also being a finalist for a Gold Glove at first base. At the plate, Moreland slashed .245/.325/.433 with fifteen home runs and sixty-eight RBI. In the postseason, Moreland slashed .294/.368/.529 with one home run and five RBI. His home run came in a huge spot, coming in game four of the World Series.
- Adam Frazier, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates –
After an injury to starting second baseman, Josh Harrison, Frazier locked the 2B position down, and never looked back. Frazier also played other positions across the diamond as well throughout the season. While at the plate, Frazier slashed .277/.342/.456 with ten home runs and twenty-nine RBI.
- Brandon Woodruff, P, Brewers –
Woodruff pitched well in his second season in the big leagues this year, pitching in nineteen games and starting four. Brandon threw 42.1 innings this year with forty-seven strikeouts and a 3.61 ERA. Woodruff went 3-0 this season with one save and two holds. In the playoffs, Woodruff pitched exceptionally well, pitching in four games, starting one of them. He pitched 12.1 innings striking out twenty batters, with a very low ERA of 2.19. Even though pitchers aren’t known for their hitting, Brandon hit two home runs this year, one in the postseason and one during the regular season.
- Kendall Graveman, P, Oakland Athletics –
Graveman only pitched in seven games this season, due to having to have Tommy John surgery early in the season. Graveman started Opening Day for the Athletics but sadly struggled for much of the year. Graveman went 1-5 with twenty-seven strikeouts and a 7.60 ERA. Hopefully, Kendall will recover from his surgery quickly and get back on the mound soon.
- Chris Stratton, P, San Fransisco Giants –
Stratton’s role with the Giants grew tremendously this year, as he pitched in more than double the games he pitched last season. Stratton pitched in twenty-eight games, starting twenty-six, throwing 145 innings this year. He finished the season with a 10-10 record, 112 strikeouts, and a 5.09 ERA.
- Hunter Renfroe, OF, San Diego Padres –
Year three was a good one for Renfroe, as he played very well all year. Renfroe slashed .248/.302/.504 this season along with twenty-six home runs and sixty-eight RBI. Hitting isn’t the only thing that Renfroe is good at, as he made many excellent plays in the outfield this year as well.
- Jonathan Holder, P, New York Yankees –
Holder pitched very well this year for the Yankees, pitching in sixty games this year in relief. Holder threw sixty-six innings, striking out sixty batters and compiling a 3.14 ERA. He went 1-3 with seven holds during the regular season and did start one game this year. In the postseason, holder pitched in one game, throwing two innings while striking out one batter.
- Dakota Hudson, P, St. Louis Cardinals –
After getting called up later in the year, Hudson pitched very well out of the bullpen for the Cardinals down the stretch. Hudson pitched in twenty-six games, throwing 27.1 innings and striking out nineteen. Hudson finished the year 4-1 with eleven holds and a very low 2.63 ERA.