Six Gamecocks Dot 2022 MLB Opening Day Lists

COLUMBIA — Six University of South Carolina baseball alumni will be on the active rosters for Opening Day of the 2022 Major League Baseball season, which begins Thursday, April 7.

Jackie Bradley Jr., returns to the Boston Red Sox for the 2022 season. He played in Boston from 2013 to 2020 before playing in Milwaukee last season. Wil Crowe is back for his second season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made 25 starts for the Pirates in 2021. Whit Merrifield is coming off an All-Star season in 2021 for the Kansas City Royals where he had 42 doubles and 74 RBIs. Jordan Montgomery made 30 starts last year for the New York Yankees and had a 3.83 ERA. Clarke Schmidt joins Montgomery on the Yankees 2022 Opening Day roster. Schmdit made two appearances last season for the Yankees and won the James P. Dawson Award with the club in spring training. Christian Walker returns for a sixth season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had 23 doubles and 10 homers last year with the club.

A pair of Gamecocks are on injured reserve to start 2022. Max Schrock is on the Cincinnati Reds’ IL and Cody Morris is on the Cleveland Guardians’ 60-day IL.

Here is a complete list of MLB and MiLB Gamecocks as of the start of the 2022 season.

Major League Baseball players

Jackie Bradley Jr. – OF – Boston Red Sox
Wil Crowe – RHP – Pittsburgh Pirates
Whit Merrifield – IF – Kansas City Royals
Jordan Montgomery – LHP – New York Yankees
Cody Morris* – RHP – Cleveland Guardians
Clarke Schmidt – RHP – New York Yankees
Max Schrock* – INF – Cincinnati Reds
Christian Walker – INF – Arizona Diamondbacks

Players in Minor League Baseball

Carlos Cortes – OF – Syracuse (New York Mets)
Eddy Demurias – RHP – Louisville (Cincinnati Reds)
Grayson Greiner – C – Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Tyler Johnson – RHP – Charlotte (Chicago White Sox)
John Parke – LHP – Charlotte (Chicago White Sox)
Taylor Widener – RHP – Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Double A
Luke Berryhill – C – Corpus Christi (Houston Astros)
Jonah Bride – INF – Midland (Oakland Athletics)
Alex Destino – OF – Birmingham (Chicago White Sox)
Adam Hill* – RHP – Arkansas (Seattle Mariners)
TJ Hopkins – OF – Chattanooga (Cincinnati Reds)
Brett Kerry – RHP – Rocket City (Los Angeles Angels)
Graham Lawson – RHP – Tennessee (Chicago Cubs)
Carmen Mlodzinski – RHP – Altoona (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Madison Stokes – INF – Reading (Philadelphia Phillies)

Noah Campbell – INF – Wisconsin (Milwaukee Brewers)
Wes Clarke – C – Wisconsin (Milwaukee Brewers)
Thomas Farr – RHP – Dayton (Cincinnati Reds)
Reid Morgan* – RHP – Everett (Seattle Mariners)
TJ Shook – RHP – Wisconsin (Milwaukee Brewers)

Brady Allen – OF – Jupiter (Miami Marlins)
Brannon Jordan – RHP – Carolina (Milwaukee Brewers)
Daniel Lloyd – RHP – Delmarva (Baltimore Orioles)
Andrew Peters * – RHP – Inland Empire (Los Angeles Angels)

Jacob Olson – INF/OF – Lincoln (American Association)
Tyler Webb – LHP – Long Island (Atlantic League)
* List of injured

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