Redman has a 0.93 ERA in 13 outings this season with 18 strikeouts
Aug. 12, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The Texas Tech baseball program started the 2013 Major League Baseball season with several former players on MLB rosters and on Minor League Baseball teams trying to reach the big leagues.
Currently, there are 26 former Texas Tech players who are playing with an MLB organization as a player. Throughout the remainder of the 2013 MLB season, Texas Tech athletics communications will provide weekly updates on former Red Raiders competing at the major league and minor league level.
Chad Bettis (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Colorado Rockies)
Bettis made his third MLB start on Sunday - his first at home - during the Rockies 3-2 win over National League Central-leading Pittsburgh. He took a no decision after pitching six innings (season-high) with three strikeouts allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. Bettis is 0-1 in three starts with a 5.06 ERA in 16.0 innings pitched with six strikeouts and eight walks allowed. Bettis became the 27th Red Raider to play in the big leagues after making his MLB debut in a start at New York Mets on Aug. 1. Bettis pitched three seasons at Tech, 2008-2010 and was drafted in 2010 in the second round by the Colorado Rockies.
Colt Hynes (LHP - Relief Pitcher - San Diego Padres)
Hynes has made 11 appearances in the big leagues this season, including three last week where he combined to pitch 1.1 innings allowing two earned runs. He pitched twice against the Cincinnati Reds last week - both were scoreless outings. He has a 6.23 ERA in 8.2 innings allowing six runs and 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks allowed. Hynes pitched two seasons at Tech, 2006-07, and was drafted in 2007 in the 31st round by the San Diego Padres.
Jeff Karstens (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Pittsburgh Pirates)
Karstens underwent right shoulder rotator cuff and labrum surgery in June and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks of action. The 2013 season will mark Karsten's eighth as a big leaguer while owning 26 career wins and a 4.44 career ERA in 138 appearances and 92 starts. Karstens pitched one season at Tech in 2003 and was drafted in 2003 in the 19th round by the New York Yankees.
Roger Kieschnick (OF -San Francisco Giants)
Kieschnick had a pair of multi-hit games last week and hit safely in three games total while seeing action in all seven of the Giants games. Kieschnick started the week going 2-for-3 against the Brewers in his first big-league game at home, and then he went 2-for-4 the next night against the Brewers. He is batting .265 (9-for-34) with a run, three RBI and one walk in 11 games this season. Kieschnick is batting .333 (4-for-12) with runners in scoring position. He became the 26th Red Raider to play in the big leagues when he made his MLB debut with the Giants as the starting left fielder on July 31 at Philadelphia. Kieschnick was a three-year starter for Tech, 2006-08, and was drafted in 2008 in the third round by the San Francisco Giants.
AJ Ramos (RHP - Relief Pitcher - Miami Marlins)
Ramos had a busy week making four appearances - two without allowing an earned run - while posting four innings pitched and four strikeouts allowing three earned runs. He is 3-4 this season with a 3.38 ERA in 49 appearances with eight holds, 61.1 innings pitched, 64 strikeouts and 28 walks allowed. Ramos' 49 appearances are the third most by a Red Raider during a single-season at the big-league level. Mark Brandenburg made 55 outings for the Rangers in 1996 and Chris Sampson made 54 appearances in 2008 with Houston. Ramos pitched four years at Tech, 2006-09, and was drafted in 2009 in the 21st round by the Florida Marlins.
Josh Tomlin (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Cleveland Indians)
Tomlin has made three rehab assignments this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He made his first rehab start on Sunday going 2.1 innings allowing one hit with three strikeouts with Class-A Lake County. Tomlin had successful Tommy John surgery on his right pitching elbow in August of 2012 and was placed on the team's 60-day disabled list on February 15. In three MLB seasons, Tomlin is 23-19 with a 4.95 ERA in 54 starts (59 APP) with 341.2 innings pitched with 188 strikeouts and 65 walks allowed. Tomlin pitched one season at Tech in 2006 and was drafted in 2006 in the 19th round by the Cleveland Indians.
Bobby Doran (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Houston Astros - Triple-A - Oklahoma City RedHawks)
Doran earned his first Triple-A win last week pitching five innings allowing three runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks at Las Vegas. Doran is 9-2 in Double-A and Triple-A with a 3.56 ERA in 27 appearances (17 starts) with two saves, 113.2 innings pitched with 77 strikeouts and 30 walks allowed. Doran pitched one season at Tech in 2010 and was drafted in 2010 in the third round by the Houston Astros.
Jay Johnson (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies - Triple-A - Lehigh Valley IronPigs)
Johnson made two relief outings last week with Triple-A Lehigh Valley - both outings were scoreless. He is 2-3 in Double-A and Triple-A this year with a 3.40 ERA in 46 appearances. He has three saves, 45.0 innings pitched and 57 strikeouts with 37 walks allowed. Johnson pitched one year at Tech in 2010 and was drafted in 2010 in the 26th round by the Toronto Blue Jays.
James Leverton (LHP -Relief Pitcher - Miami Marlins - Triple-A - New Orleans Zephyrs)
Since receiving a promotion to Triple-A, Leverton has been impressive in 24 outings with a 3-1 record, 2.81 ERA and 41.2 innings pitched with just 25 hits allowed and 39 strikeouts with 13 walks. In his only outing last week, Leverton allowed two runs on two hits in one inning with one strikeout. Leverton pitched three years at Tech, 2006-08, and was drafted in 2008 in the 8th round by the Chicago Cubs.
Dustin Richardson (LHP - Starting/Relief Pitcher - Los Angeles Angels - Triple-A - Salt Lake Bees)
Richardson made one relief outings last week allowing two runs on three hits in two innings with four strikeouts and three walks allowed. In 13 outings this season - seven starts - he is 5-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 44.0 innings pitched with 39 strikeouts and 28 walks allowed. Richardson pitched two seasons at Tech, 2005-06, and was drafted in 2006 in the fifth round by the Boston Red Sox.
Zach Stewart (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Chicago White Sox - Triple-A - Charlotte Knights)
Stewart didn't allow an earned run in seven innings but took a no decision while striking out five and allowing three walks on Sunday. Stewart is 5-13 this season with a 4.78 ERA in 24 starts with 141.1 innings with 104 strikeouts and 31 walks allowed. Stewart pitched one season at Tech in 2008 and was drafted in 2008 in the third round by the Cincinnati Reds.
Nathan Karns (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Washington Nationals - Double-A - Harrisburg Senators)
Karns became the 24th Red Raider to make his MLB debut earlier this season (May 28) but has since been sent back down to Double-A Harrisburg. Karns took a no decision last Thursday pitching seven innings allowing just one run with five strikeouts and three walks allowed. In minor league outings this season, Karns is 7-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 19 starts with two complete games, 107.1 innings pitched, 126 strikeouts and allowed 43 walks. Karns pitched two years at Tech, 2008-09, and was drafted in 2009 in the 12th round by the Washington Nationals.
Kelby Tomlinson (SS -San Francisco Giants - Double-A - Richmond Flying Squirrels)
Tomlinson hit safely in three of five games last week while also scoring two runs and receiving two walks in a game last Saturday. Tomlinson is batting .248 (52-for-210) this season in three minor league levels with eight doubles, a triple, home run and 18 RBI with eight stolen bases. Tomlinson played one year at Tech in 2011 and was drafted in 2011 in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants.
Duke von Schamann (RHP - Starting - Los Angeles Dodgers - Double-A - Chattanooga Lookouts)
von Schamann led Class A with eight wins before being promoted to Double-A in the middle of June. von Schamann made his first relief outings of the season last week and pitched two innings earning his 11th win of the season with two strikeouts and two walks allowed last Thursday. In both Single-A and Double-A, von Schamann is 11-6 with a 4.37 ERA in 22 appearances (21 starts) with 117.1 innings with 93 strikeouts and 33 walks allowed. von Schamann pitched two years at Tech, 2011-12, and was drafted in 2012 in the 14th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Daniel Coulombe (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Los Angeles Dodgers - Class A Advanced - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes)
Coulombe made a pair of appearances in relief last week pitching 1.1 innings allowing two runs with three strikeouts and one walk. He is 3-2 this season with a 4.63 ERA in 47 appearances with 56.1 innings with 67 strikeouts and 45 walks allowed. Coulombe pitched two years at Tech, 2011-12, and was drafted in 2012 in the 25th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Zach Fowler (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Baltimore Orioles - Class A Advanced - Frederick Keys)
Fowler made one relief appearance last week pitching 1.2 innings allowing three walks and one run on one hit on Friday. In 31 outings this season, Fowler is 3-4 with two saves and 58.2 innings pitched with 43 strikeouts and 23 walks allowed. Fowler pitched one year at Tech in 2011 and was drafted in 2011 in the 34th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Robbie Kilcrease (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Pittsburgh Pirates - Class A Advanced - Bradenton Marauders)
Kilcrease remains one of the top middle relievers in Class-A Advanced Florida State League with a 1.30 ERA. He made two scoreless outings last week - both times recording a save. In fact, Kilcrease has four saves during his last four outings. He has five consecutive outings without allowing an earned run. He is 4-1 this season with a 1.30 ERA in 34 appearances with nine saves, 55.1 innings pitched and 36 strikeouts allowing 18 walks. Kilcrease ranks 12th in the Florida State League in saves and has three holds. Kilcrease pitched three years at Tech, 2008-09, 2011, and signed as a free agent in 2011 with the Pirates.
Bo Altobelli (C - Minnesota Twins - Single-A - Cedar Rapids Kernals)
Altobelli played in three games last week - hitting safely in two - while finishing the week going 2-for-4 with two runs on Saturday. In both Rookie and Class A, Altobelli is batting .286 (10-for-35) with four runs, one double and two walks. Altobelli played three years at Tech, 2010-12, and was drafted in 2012 in the 21st round by the Minnesota Twins.
Barrett Barnes (OF -Pittsburgh Pirates - Single-A - West Virginia Power)
Following a doubleheader on July 23, Barnes was placed on the disabled list injuring his right hamstring, the same hamstring that limited Barnes' action earlier this season. He is currently batting .268 (49-for-183) with 26 runs, nine doubles, five home runs, 24 RBI and 17 walks with 10 stolen bases in 46 games this season. Barnes played three years at Tech, 2010-12, and was drafted in 2012 in the first round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jamodrick McGruder (LF - Seattle Mariners - Single-A - Clinton LumberKings)
McGruder played in three games last week - one game as a starter - going 0-for-6 with two walks and an RBI. In both Short-Season A and Class A, McGruder is batting .252 (27-for-107) with 23 runs, two doubles, three triples, one home run and nine RBI with 21 walks and 10 stolen bases. McGruder played three years at Tech, 2010-2012, and was drafted in 2012 in the ninth round by the Seattle Mariners.
Rusty Shellhorn (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Seattle Mariners - Single-A - Clinton LumberKings)
Shellhorn suffered a season-ending knee injury during his last outing on June 7 as he tore the ACL in his right knee while covering first base. He finishes the season 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA in 11 appearances - 4 starts - with 21.1 innings, 15 strikeouts and 14 walks allowed while opponents batted .326 against him. Shellhorn pitched one year at Tech in 2012 and was drafted in 2012 in the 31st round by the Seattle Mariners.
Andre Wheeler (LHP - Relief Pitcher - Chicago White Sox - Single-A - Kannapolis Intimidators)
Wheeler made two outings last week - both were three-inning appearances out of the bullpen - while posting a save last Tuesday and pitching three scoreless innings on Sunday. Wheeler - in both Rookie and Class A, is 0-1 this season with a 3.52 ERA in 13 appearances with three saves, 23.0 innings pitched, 32 strikeouts and five walks allowed. Wheeler pitched three years at Tech, 2011-13, and was drafted in 2013 in the 15th round by the Chicago White Sox.
Shane Broyles (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Colorado Rockies - Short-Season A - Tri-City Dusters)
Broyles had a successful stint in Short-Season A Tri-City, but has now been moved back up to Class-A Asheville Tourists where he started the season. Broyles was used as a reliever in Short-Season A and looks like he will stay in that role this time in Class-A. He has made one outing since being moved back up and allowed a run in 0.2 innings allowing one walk and two hits. In both levels this season, Broyles is 6-9 with a 5.52 ERA in 27 outings (15 starts) with 93.0 innings, 91 strikeouts and 39 walks allowed. Broyles pitched one year at Tech in 2012 and was drafted in 2012 in the 14th round by the Colorado Rockies.
Trey Masek (RHP - Starting Pitcher - Chicago Cubs - Short-Season A - Boise Hawks)
Masek made one appearance last week allowing two runs on three hits in one inning of work with a strikeout and a walk. He is 1-0 this season in Short-Season A with a 1.38 ERA in eight outings with 13.0 innings pitched, 15 strikeouts and seven walks allowed. Masek pitched three years at Tech, 2011-13, and was drafted in 2013 in the fifth round by the Chicago Cubs.
Jerad McCrummen (RHP - Relief Pitcher - Colorado Rockies - Short-Season A - Tri-City Dust Devils)
McCrummen did not make an appearance last week. His last appearance was on Aug. 3 pitching one inning in relief. He is 2-1 this season with a 2.37 ERA in 16 outings with one save, 19.0 innings pitched with 15 strikeouts and four walks allowed. McCrummen pitched three years at Tech, 2011-2013, and was drafted in 2013 in the 23rd round by the Colorado Rockies.
Reid Redman (RHP - Florida Marlins - Short-Season A - Batavia Muckdogs)
Redman has made the switch from position player to pitcher while joining the Miami Marlins following spring training and is now a reliever in the organization. Redman's success on the mound continued this past week with a pair of scoreless outings pitching a combined 3.1 innings with two strikeouts. He has not gone 11 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. This season, in 13 appearances, Redman is 1-1 with a 0.93 ERA in 13 appearances with 19.1 innings, 12 hits allowed, two earned runs and 18 strikeouts with four walks given up. Redman played two years at Tech, 2011-12, and was drafted in 2012 in the 23rd round by the Tampa Bay Rays.