Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jason Frasor throws in the seventh inning
against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in
Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won, 6-4.

Frasor represents Salukis in MLB postseason

The Kansas City Royals are in the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time in 29 years, and one former Saluki is along for the ride. Relief pitcher Jason Frasor attended SIU from 1996 to 1999 before he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the ... Continue Reading →

Senior gets Royal treatment

Senior right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton became the second Saluki and 11th Missouri Valley Conference pitcher selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Eaton was selected 1,023rd overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Coonrod headed to Bay Area

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Saluki pitcher selected by Giants in fifth round

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Murphy was right to be with family

Daniel Murphy plays second base for the New York Mets and is arguably one of their best players. Last season Murphy played in all but one game for the Mets and posted a .286 batting average along with 78 RBIs. This season Murphy missed the Mets’ ... Continue Reading →

Not much competition between Chicagoland rivals

If baseball is truly America’s past time, then spring has officially started. Spring training camps are open in Florida and Arizona this very moment. This means by the end of the month, the first pitch of the 2014 season will be thrown. One of the most ... Continue Reading →

All-Star games need some serious work

If you watched the Pro Bowl Sunday night you might have noticed it was not bad as previous years, and if you are like me that may have surprised you. In previous seasons the Pro Bowl has been a joke, there has been an extreme lack of defense and an even ... Continue Reading →

A new low for pro baseball

Congratulations Major League Baseball, you have a brand new reason to be ashamed of yourself. Alex Rodriguez, three-time Most Valuable Player and all-around juggernaut of the game, has been suspended for a full 162-game season and any playoff games the ... Continue Reading →

Championships are bought in the offseason

With spring training almost in the books, the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner and teams are perparing for a push toward October. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were in many offseason headlines. The Angels acquired only four ... Continue Reading →

Three players snagged from Salukis in MLB draft

Three Salukis got the call to the big leagues in this year’s MLB draft, and the jump to the professional ranks was too good to pass up for all of them. First baseman Chris Serritella, left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris and first baseman recruit Zach ... Continue Reading →

Dorris taken in 17th round of MLB Draft by Cubs

Junior left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris was taken in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs Wednesday with the 524th overall pick. Dorris was 7-4 with a 4.17 ERA in 16 appearances this season, 14 of them starts. He began ... Continue Reading →

Serritella taken in fourth round of MLB Draft by Phillies

Saluki first baseman Chris Serritella was taken in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday. Serritella was taken with the 158th overall pick, which was the last of the fourth round. He was drafted in the ... Continue Reading →
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