Kevin Shackelford, relief pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers - The 24-year-old Marshall product was with the High-A Brevard County Manatees in the Florida State League before being promoted to the Huntsville Stars of the Southern League on Saturday. Through 31 innings, his ERA stands at 5.23 with 22 strikeouts against only four walks.
Grant Buckner, outfielder/first baseman, Chicago White Sox - The former Herbert Hoover High School and WVU player is with the Winston-Salem Dash in the Carolina League. He is hitting .238 with seven home runs and 43 RBIs in 260 at-bats.
J.R. Bradley, pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks - The former Nitro High School standout is pitching for the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League. He has mostly been used as a reliever and has an ERA of 6.50 and a 2-4 record through 36 innings pitched.
Michael Mason, relief pitcher, Colorado Rockies - The former Marshall reliever has a neat and tidy 2.33 ERA through 191/3 innings with 18 strikeouts with the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League.
Thor Meeks, catcher, Washington Nationals - Meeks of Hurricane High School and Marshall fame plays for the Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League but is currently on the seven-day disabled list. There are no statistics available.
Joe Church, relief pitcher, San Diego Padres - A Princeton native and Marshall product, Church has an 11.02 ERA through 161/3 innings with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League.
Ian Kadish, relief pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays - Another former Marshall hurler, Kadish is 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA through 362/3 innings with the Lansing Lugnuts. He has 48 strikeouts against eight walks.
Arik Sikula, relief pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays - Former South Charleston High School, Hurricane High School and Marshall player, Sikula is Kadish's teammate once again, serving as the closer for the Lugnuts. He boasts nine saves, a 2.38 ERA, and 34 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Isaac Ballou, outfielder, Washington Nationals - After being drafted in the 15th round this year, Ballou is playing with the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League. The Marshall product is hitting .281 with a trio of doubles and four RBIs through 11 games.
Aaron Blair, starting pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks - Selected with the 36th overall pick out of Marshall this year, Blair recently joined the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League and has yet to be activated.
John Polonius, second baseman, San Francisco Giants - The former WVU player was hitting .221 with a homer and seven RBIs for the San Jose Giants of the California League before being moved to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes a couple of games ago. He has gone 1 for 6 thus far.
Ryan Tuntland, third baseman, San Francisco Giants - Tuntland was selected in the 29th round out of WVU and was signed on June 18. He is currently with the Giants' Arizona League rookie team and has only been credited with five at-bats, going hitless.
Greg Williams, pitcher, Texas Rangers - The former Marshall player is going through a rehab assignment after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October of 2012.
Dustin Nippert, starting pitcher, Doosan Bears (Seoul, South Korea) - After six seasons in the major leagues from 2005-2010 with the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Wheeling native and former WVU player signed with Doosan in 2011 and is still on the team's roster. Through 13 starts in 2013, Nippert is 8-3 with a 3.56 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 20 walks in 86 innings pitched.
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