Local MLB update: Bolles product Austin Slater continues torrid July

San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning during a baseball game, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s very good representation of local products in at the highest level of professional baseball.

Each Thursday, News4JAX will update players in Major League Baseball. What about guys who are playing minor league baseball? We’ve got you covered there, too. Local minor league prospects will be updated Friday’s during the season.

Local MLB player update

Checking in on how players with area ties are doing in Major League Baseball in 2022. Stats are through July 13 games.

Pos. Player, Local tie, MLB team, Notable

IF Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Tigers, Hitting .218 with 8 HR, 29 runs scored and 35 RBI.

P Bryan Baker, UNF, Orioles, Is 3-3 with 4.38 ERA, 37 Ks in 37 IP.

P Mike Baumann, JU, Orioles, Is 1-2 with 4.50 ERA, 9 Ks in 12 IP this season in the bigs. Back in Triple-A where he’s winless (0-5).

P Dane Dunning, Clay, Rangers, Is 1-6 with 4.42 ERA with 84 Ks in 95.2 IP. Hasn’t won since April 30.

LF Ben Gamel, Bishop Kenny, Pirates, Hitting .249 with 22 RBI, 4 HR, 10 2Bs and 23 runs.

P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Padres, Is 2-2 with 3.79 ERA, 40 Ks in 40.1 IP. Has dropped last two decisions.

OF Austin Hays, JU, Orioles, Hitting .267 with 45 RBI, 11 HR, 42 runs scored.

P Justin Lawrence, First Coast/JU, Rockies, Is 1-1 with 5.17 ERA, 20 Ks in 15.2 IP. Back in Triple-A Albuquerque.

1B Nathaniel Lowe, St. Johns River State College, Rangers, Hitting .277 with 12 HR, 37 RBI and 39 runs scored.

RP Darren O’Day, Bishop Kenny, Braves, Is 2-2 with 26 Ks, 4.15 ERA in 21.2 IP.

C Roberto Perez, Florida Gateway College, Pirates, Remains on 60-day injured list with hamstring strain after going on it May 7. Hitting .233 with 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 runs scored.

P Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood, Mets, Suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in late April and underwent Tommy John surgery, putting him out for the season. Was 0-0 with 5.40 ERA, 8 Ks in 10 IP.

OF Austin Slater, Bolles, Giants, Continues his recent hot streak. Hitting .281 with 5 HR, 29 runs scored and 22 RBI this season. Hitting .419 in July (13 for 31).

OF DJ Stewart, Bolles, Orioles, Was hitless in 3 at-bats before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

OF Myles Straw, SJRSC, Guardians, Hitting .211 with 46 runs scored, 13 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

P Adam Wainwright, Glynn Academy, Cardinals, Is 6-7 with 89 Ks, 3.00 ERA in 111 IP.

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.