Ole Miss Baseball has a history of student-athletes playing professionally following their careers as Rebels. Currently, six former Rebels are on Major League Baseball rosters, while 18 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 was the latest former Rebel in MLB to get hit with the injury bug as strained biceps placed him on the 15-day disabled list, June 13. In 30 games out of the bullpen, the former Rebel has a 3-2 record on the mound, already matching his win total from his 2014 rookie campaign.
#8 Chris Coghlan | LF | Chicago Cubs
Coghlan bumped up his batting average to .245 after hitting at a .375 clip over the past seven games. He has reached base in eight straight games, recording at least one hit in seven of those contests. Coghlan has already showed off his power at the plate this year with eight home runs, just one shy of his career-high. The left fielder hit nine home runs during the 2009 and 2014 seasons. The 2009 National League Rookie of the Year is in his second season with the Chicago Cubs. (VIDEO: Coghlan’s three-run homer-June 10)
#2 Zack Cozart | SS | Cincinnati Reds
Through one-third of the 2015 season, his fourth as the Reds’ starting shortstop, Cozart was on pace to post career bests in nearly every statistical category. However, he hurt his right knee in a June 10 game versus the Philadelphia Phillies, an injury that required season-ending surgery. Prior to the injury, the former Ole Miss shortstop was hitting .258 with 10 doubles and nine home runs. In the two games before he was sidelined, he smacked five hits, including two home runs, to lead the Reds to a pair of wins over the Phillies.
#31 Lance Lynn | RHP | St. Louis Cardinals
Lynn is currently spending time on the 15-day disabled list due a strain in his right forearm. The injury will keep the former Rebel off the mound for at least two starts, but the Cardinals are hopeful he will be able to return next week. Lynn is a regular in the Cardinals’ rotation for the fourth consecutive season. He posts a record of 4-4 with a 3.07 ERA. Against Milwaukee, June 2, the right-hander picked up the win by throwing 7.2 scoreless innings.
#13 Drew Pomeranz | LHP | Oakland Athletics
Pomeranz continues to work out of the bullpen after coming back from the disabled list. Since his return, the lefty has allowed just one run over seven relief appearances. In just his second season with the Athletics following a three-year stint in Colorado, Pomeranz began 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.
#7 Seth Smith | DH/OF | Seattle Mariners
Smith hit at a .292 clip over his last seven games for the Mariners, continuing to produce at the plate. The former Rebel is in his first season in Seattle after getting traded by the San Diego Padres during the offseason. He is currently hitting .263 as 25 of his 47 hits have gone for extra bases. With three triples and 17 doubles, Smith is ranked 13th in the majors in both offensive categories. (VIDEO: Smith’s RBI double-June 10)
Minor League Baseball Rebels
#30 Will Allen | C | Lakeland Flying Tigers (Class A Advanced) — Detroit Tigers
Allen, a 2014 All-American for the Rebels, just started his professional season with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, moving up to the club on June 11. He has played in three games and recorded his first hit versus Dunedin, June 13.
#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 .322 clip through 52 games for the sixth-best batting average in the California League. Since the month of May (32 games), the center fielder has recorded a hit in 29 different games and is riding a 13-game hitting streak. Bousfield also ranks third in the league with 15 stolen bases.
#11 Hawtin Buchanan | RHP | Clinton LumberKings (Class A) — Seattle Mariners
Buchanan has made five appearances this season for the LumberKings. In his last outing, June 11, the right-hander struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless inning of relief.
#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 1.98 ERA. In 11 appearances totaling 36.1 innings, the southpaw has struck out 24 hitters while issuing just two walks. Crouse came out of the bullpen to begin the season before getting the start in his last four outings.
#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 last week after dominating the California League as a member of the Inland Empire 66ers to start the season. Making the move up against better completion, the former Rebel continued to thrive on the mound. In two starts with the Travelers, Ellis is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA through 12 innings of work. Aside from his only run surrendered by the long ball, the righty has been tough on the rubber.
#32 David Goforth| RHP | Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A) — Milwaukee Brewers
Despite not allowing a run in four appearances with the Milwaukee Brewers, Goforth was reassigned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate. Nonetheless, the right-hander has not let the move affect his pitching as he continues to get the job done out of the bullpen. In his last 17 appearances between the big leagues and the minors, Goforth has allowed just one run over 19.2 innings of work. Goforth initially got called up to the Brewers on May 25. 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.
#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 six appearances, giving him an ERA of 0.84. Greenwood is holding opposing hitters to a .097 average at the plate. In his last appearance, June 16, he tossed a season-long three scoreless innings.
#27 R.J. Hively | RHP | Mobile BayBears (Double-A) — Arizona Diamondbacks
Hively has played in 18 games this season for the BayBears, making the majority of his appearances out of the bullpen. He has also made three starts, including his last two outings in which he combined to strike out 10 hitters.
#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 .290 through 53 games with the Stone Crabs. In his last six games, the former Rebel has gone 9-for-25 (.360) with seven runs scored. Against Dunedin, June 10, Lee crossed the plate a team-high three times in a 12-6 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.
#25 Alex Presley | LF | Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A) — 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 .310 this season (49 games) for the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate. Nearly two weeks after recording six hits in one game, Presley nearly accomplished the feat again with a five-hit contest against the Salt Lake Bees, June 14. The center fielder went 5-for-5 with two run and four RBI as the Grizzlies thumped the Bees 17-0. (VIDEO: Presley records fifth hit of the game-June 14)
#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 26 appearances. Satterwhite has a 2-0 record to go along with a pair of saves; he has not allowed a run in 11 of his last 13 outings. His last time out on the mound, the right-hander pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win over Salt Lake, June 16.
#44 Matt Snyder | 1B | Trenton Thunder (Double-A) — New York Yankees
Snyder has hit .360 in 27 games between the Tampa Yankees and Trenton Thunder this season. Snyder was called up to the Thunder and played his first game with the club, May 8. However, the first baseman is currently sidelined with an injury and has not played since May 10.
#55 Matt Tracy | LHP | Trenton Thunder (Double-A) — New York Yankees
Tracy is currently pitching for the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the Yankees. In his first appearance with the club, June 13, he tossed three scoreless innings of relief. Earlier this season, April 11, Tracy was called up 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 innings.
#30 Stuart Turner | C | Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A) — Minnesota Twins
A 2013 All-American at Ole Miss, Turner has played in 44 games this season for the Lookouts. He has thrown out 12 baserunners in 2015, including three over the past week. In his last game, he knocked in a key run to help lead the Lookouts to victory.
#28 Bobby Wahl | RHP | Midland RockHounds (Double-A) — Oakland Athletics
In 20 outings, the right-hander sports a 1-0 record with a 4.45 ERA. Wahl has also appeared out of the back end of the bullpen for the RockHounds, making four saves this season.
#9 Alex Yarbrough | 2B | Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A) — Los Angeles Angels
For the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake Bees, Yarbrough is hitting at a .236 clip with 21 RBI. The infielder has recorded four hits – three of them doubles – over his last four games. 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.
Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics