Major League Baseball Update for Former #ASunBSB Players

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

MACON, Ga. - After one month of the 2013 Major League Baseball season, eight former student-athletes from Atlantic Sun teams have seen playing time on a MLB roster with several having career years. The Colorado Rockies' Rex Brothers (Lipscomb) currently owns a 0.73 ERA, which ranks 26th-best among all pitchers in MLB.

Stetson leads the way with two former players in the big leagues; Chris Johnson (Atlanta Braves) and Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians).

Also making appearances on Major League rosters this season have been FGCU's Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox), Mercer's Cory Gearrin (Atlanta Braves), Jacksonville's Daniel Murphy (New York Mets), Kennesaw State's Justin Freeman (Cincinnati Reds) and Northern Kentucky's Nate Jones (Chicago White Sox).

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
Chris Sale, FGCU Eagles
Player Bio
Name: Chris Sale
Team: Chicago White Sox
College: FGCU
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Left/Left
MLB Debut: August 8, 2010
MLB Experience: Fourth Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 2-2 4.09 5 5 0 0 0 33.0 16 15 30 10 .230 1.15
Career 23-13 3.02 114 34 1 0 12 319.1 109 107 333 98 .224 1.13

Chris Johnson, Atlanta Braves
Chris Johnson, Stetson Hatters
Player Bio
Name: Chris Johnson
Team: Atlanta Braves
College: Stetson
Position: Third Base
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
MLB Debut: August 9, 2009
MLB Experience: Fifth Season
Year AVG OBP SLG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
2013 .369 .391 .524 22 84 12 31 44 7 0 2 9 2 0
Career .282 .320 .436 370 1313 133 370 573 78 10 35 180 65 10

Rex Brothers, Colorado Rockies
Rex Brothers, Lipscomb Bisons
Player Bio
Name: Rex Brothers
Team: Colorado Rockies
College: Lipscomb
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Left/Left
MLB Debut: August 6, 2011
MLB Experience: Third Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 1-0 0.73 14 0 0 0 0 12.1 1 1 14 6 .244 1.38
Career 10-4 3.21 137 0 0 0 1 120.2 48 43 156 63 .239 1.41

Cory Gearrin, Atlanta Braves
Cory Gearrin, Mercer Bears
Player Bio
Name: Cory Gearrin
Team: Atlanta Braves
College: Mercer
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
MLB Debut: August 25, 2011
MLB Experience: Third Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 0-0 1.46 14 0 0 0 0 12.1 2 2 11 4 .214 1.05
Career 1-2 3.91 54 0 0 0 0 50.2 22 22 56 21 .232 1.26

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
Corey Kluber, Stetson Hatters
Player Bio
Name: Corey Kluber
Team: Cleveland Indians
College: Stetson
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
MLB Debut: September 1, 2011
MLB Experience: Third Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 2-0 2.25 3 1 0 0 0 12.0 3 3 11 0 .255 1.00
Career 4-5 4.88 18 13 0 0 0 79.1 51 43 70 21 .289 1.45

Daniel Murphy, New York Mets
Daniel Murphy, Jacksonville Dolphins
Player Bio
Name: Daniel Murphy
Team: New York Mets
College: Jacksonville
Position: Second Base
Bats/Throws: Left/Right
MLB Debut: August 2, 2008
MLB Experience: Fifth Season
Year AVG OBP SLG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
2013 .290 .327 .450 25 100 18 29 45 8 1 2 13 6 0
Career .292 .338 .429 494 1701 213 496 729 123 13 28 207 122 19

Nate Jones, Chicago White Sox
Nate Jones, Northern Kentucky
Player Bio
Name: Nate Jones
Team: Chicago White Sox
College: Northern Kentucky
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
MLB Debut: April 8, 2012
MLB Experience: Second Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 0-2 6.17 11 0 0 0 0 11.2 11 8 10 7 .279 1.63
Career 8-2 2.92 76 0 0 0 0 83.1 30 27 75 39 .259 1.42

Justin Freeman, Cincinnati Reds
Justin Freeman, Kennesaw State
Player Bio
Name: Justin Freeman
Team: Cincinnati Reds
College: Kennesaw State
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: Right/Right
MLB Debut: April 17, 2013
MLB Experience: First Season
Year W-L ERA G GS CG SHO Saves IP R ER SO BB AVG WHIP
2013 (MLB) 0-0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 .400 2.00
2013 (AAA) 0-0 1.29 6 0 0 0 1 7.0 1 1 8 2 .192 1.00