With the Minor League Baseball seasons coming to an end and the Major League Baseball playoffs approaching, many of the Pack pros have finished strong. However, some of the bigger prospects have struggled this season and are looking to bounce back next season.
The usual names top the Pack’s MLB players, while a handful of recent stars have hit some roadblocks after a strong middle of the season. Here are some of the noteworthy Pack pros as Major League Baseball and its minor leagues hit the home stretches of their seasons.
NC State baseball junior infielder Devonte Brown led the Sunbelt Baseball League with eight home runs this summer for the Sunbelt League Champions, the Brookhaven Bucks.
With the MLB season hitting the 100-game mark for each club and the All-Star break in the rearview mirror, the current MLB Pack pros are hitting stride at the minor and major league levels. Some of the 2019 MLB draftees from NC State are leaping forward as well.
NC State junior catcher Patrick Bailey has spent the last three weeks playing with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, and the team has just finished its final series across the world in Japan.
With a number of NC State baseball players scattered across the country playing summer ball, three pitchers, juniors Reid Johnston, Nick Swiney and Evan Justice, stuck together to play for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, featuring NC State catcher Patrick Bailey, went 4-1 against Cuba in the USA vs Cuba International Friendship Series this week.
With the MLB season already past its halfway point and the minor leagues on the other side of their all-star breaks, a handful of former NC State players have been breaking out of slumps and heating up, while a few others have been struggling and are looking to turn things around.
NC State baseball star catcher Patrick Bailey is spending his summer on USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team with some of the top college baseball players in the country