Here’s the latest and greatest from a few former Carolina standouts in the big leagues. Welcome to the latest edition of Tar Heels in the Pros: MLB!
Kyle Seager: We’re almost two months into the 2014 campaign and it’s been a roller coaster ride thus far for Kyle. In the first couple of weeks of the season, he started off ice-cold and his hits were few and far between. Midway through April, Seager’s bat began to warm and his production really increased. The Seattle Mariners third basemen is currently tied for the team lead in homers (six) and Kyle is third on the squad with 23 RBI. Seager has struggled as of late and him having just three hits in his last 22 plate appearances has resulted in his batting average plummeting to a chilly .224. To be fair, Kyle had a bout with the flu in early May so some of his current issues at the plate could be attributed to that illness.
Adam Warren: This guy has been money all season long for the New York Yankees. To be totally honest, I think Adam has easily been the best pitcher out of the Yankees bullpen. On the season, Warren has a sparkling 1.44 era in 25 innings pitched. Adam has only allowed four earned runs and his control has been solid, as he’s only given out six walk in those 25 innings. I know it’s early, but Warren has a shot at being one of the top relievers in the Majors this year.
Andrew Miller: The long lean lefty reliever has had a so-so month and a half. Andrew has a decent 2.79 era but at times he get’s lit up. In 19 1/3 innings pitched Miller has given up 14 hits and that has resulted in six earned runs. On the other hand, Andrew has a mind-blowing 29 strikeouts and he’s been stingy with the base on balls only giving up five. Basically, Miller has been just like the entire Red Sox team: inconsistent.
Mike Morin: The 6’4 right-handed relief pitcher made his major league debut for the Anaheim Angels on April 30th. Since his call up to the majors, Morin has been pretty tough to hit. In 8 2/3 innings pitched Mike has only given up five hits and zero runs. The 23-year-old former Tar Heel also has eight strikeouts and he’s only allowed one walk. The Angles need all the pitching they can get so if Morin can keep up the good work, it’s likely he’ll cement his spot in the halo’s bullpen.