Texans In MLB: National League Edition

Texas is known for a wealth of sports talent including baseball. Many native Texans have worked up through the minor leagues to become Major League Baseball players. Here we check-in with them and see how they have been doing in the 2013 season. In the National League, each team has at least one player except for the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a list compiled with stats for each of the remaining teams. These lists include players who were born in Texas.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitcher Will Harris is from Houston. So far this season, he has posted a record of two wins through 35 appearances. He has an ERA of 2.10 only allowing seven runs while striking out 35.

Infielder Cliff Pennington is from Corpus Christi. He is batting .239 with 54 hits and 17 RBIs.

Atlanta Braves

Jordan Walden has compiled a record of four wins and one loss this season. The Fort Worth native has a 2.31 ERA striking out 46 batters over the course of 42 appearances.

Dallas native Evan Gattis made his major league debut in April. The utility player has a .246 batting average with 57 hits and 46 RBIs and is slugging .491.

Paul Janish has played 21 games so far this season. The utility player from Houston is 0-5 at the plate so far this season with a walk.

Cincinnati Reds

Starting pitcher Homer Bailey is from La Grange, Texas. He currently has a record of six wins and ten losses with a 3.55 ERA. In 144.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 145 batters.

Reliever Logan Ondrusek has pitched in 33 games this season. The Hallettsville native has put in 33.2 innings of work with an ERA of 4.81 while striking out 29 batters.

Beaumont native Jay Bruce is hitting .274 with a .503 slugging average. The right fielder has 122 hits with 23 home runs and 75 RBIs.

Colorado Rockies

Pitcher Matt Belisle is from Austin. He has compiled a record of five wins and five losses with an ERA of 4.39. In a span of 53.1 innings, he has struck out 43 batters over the course of 50 games.

Lubbock native Chad Bettis made his major league debut on August 1st and has pitched in two games since getting called up. He has an ERA of 6.30 in 10 innings of work with 3 strikeouts.

Charlie Blackmon is originally from Dallas. The outfielder  is hitting .237 and slugging .395 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw is originally from Dallas and has compiled a record of 10 wins and seven losses. He has an ERA of 1.91 through 24 games including pitching two shutouts. Over the course of 174.1 innings, Kershaw has struck out 166 batters.

Fellow pitcher Chris Withrow is from Austin. Withrow made his major league debut this season back in June. Since then, he has compiled a record of one win and no losses pitching in 14.1 innings striking out 18.

Houston native Carl Crawford is batting .284. The outfielder has 78 hits including 17 doubles with 18 RBIs and is slugging .415.

Miami Marlins

Nathan Eovaldi is also from Houston. The pitcher has racked up a record of two wins and two losses with an ERA of 3.19. He has struck out 33 batters through 53.2 innings.

Lubbock native A.J. Ramos has compiled a record of three wins and four losses. The pitcher has pitched 58.1 innings striking out 61 batters with a 3.09 earned run average.

Justin Ruggiano hails from Austin. The outfielder is hitting .199 with 12 home runs, 32 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases.

Milwaukee Brewers

Corpus Christi native Michael Gonzalez has pitched in 57 games this season with three losses and a 4.05 ERA. He has struck out 48 batters over the course of 40 innings.

Tyler Thornburg hails from Houston. The pitcher has appeared in eight games and earned a win while striking out 21 batters.

New York Mets

Pitcher Scott Atchison hails from Denton, Texas. He has two wins and no losses under his belt through 27 appearances including a 3.08 ERA. Atchison has struck out 13 through 26.1 innings.

Cleburne native Dillon Gee has pitched his way to seven wins and eight losses with an ERA of 3.97. He has pitched 131.1 innings striking out 98 batters.

Omar Quintanilla is from El Paso. The utility player is batting .229 and slugging .307 with 47 hits and 14 RBIs.

Dallas native Andrew Brown has played in 38 games this season and is currently hitting .227 with 15 hits and eight RBIs.

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitcher Kyle Kendrick is originally from Houston. He has compiled a record of 10 wins and eight losses with an ERA of 4.36 striking out 86 batters through 23 game appearances.

Laynce Nix is the only other Texan on the team. Originally from Midland, the utility player is batting .180 with 23 hits including four doubles and two home runs.

San Diego Padres

The Padres have two players representing the Lone Star State. Andrew Cashner is originally from Conroe and has a 3.80 ERA this season. He has a record of eight wins and five losses striking out 80 batters through 118.1 innings. Huston Street is originally from Austin and has a 3.47 ERA this season. He has a record of no wins and four losses striking out 27 batters through 36.1 innings.

San Francisco Giants

Brandon Belt hails from Nacogdoches. The utility player is hitting .266 with 23 doubles and 41 RBIs with five stolen bases.

Dallas native Roger Kieschnick made his major league debut in July. The outfielder has posted a .381 batting average through six games including eight hits and three RBIs.

Outfielder Hunter Pence is from Fort Worth. He has 51 RBIs including 14 home runs and 27 doubles with a .277 batting average.

St. Louis Cardinals

Randy Choate is from San Antonio and has a record of one win and one loss with a 2.70 ERA. He has also struck out 17 batters through 23.1 innings.

Houston native Shelby Miller is in his second season in the majors. He has compiled a record of 11 wins and seven losses with a 2.89 ERA striking out 132 batters through 121.1 innings.

Matt Carpenter hails from Galveston. The utility player has 130 hits including 34 doubles and 55 RBIs while batting .302.

The fourth and final Texan on the Cardinals is none other than David Freese who is originally from Corpus Christi. He is hitting .272 this season including 88 hits and 41 RBIs.

Washington Nationals

Anthony Rendon hails from Richmond, Texas. The utility player made his major league debut earlier this season. He’s currently batting .265 with 59 hits including 15 doubles and 18 RBIs.

Utility player Scott Hairston is originally from Fort Worth. He’s currently hitting .182 with four hits through 13 games including two doubles.


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