RICHMOND, Va. – Former VCU Ram Brandon Inge will be taking his talents back to a baseball diamond near you in the near future, but not at the major league level.
Inge, along with other former Major Leaguers will compete on a team for the National Baseball Congress World Series that begins in early August. The team, going by the name "The Stars", was put together by Adam LaRoche, and will feature such names as Roger Clemens, Tim Hudson, and Josh Beckett. Their first official game is scheduled for August 6, and all money won in the league by the team will all be donated to charity.
However, current Rams are also performing at a high level at the pro ranks to far in 2016. Check out some former VCU standouts in their quest to "The Show":
Scott Sizemore, Syracuse Chiefs (AAA, WSH) – Sizemore was able to find a home in Syracuse in Triple-A for the Washington Nationals. In 60 games, Sizemore hit .205 with eight doubles, five home runs, and 18 RBI. He scored 29 runs and had an OPS of .676 as well.
Ian Thomas, Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA, LAD) – Thomas found some success in 19.0 innings of work with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, putting up a 2-0 record in eight games. With two of those games being starts, Thomas put up a 1.42 ERA giving up only three earned runs and five walks. He struck out 22 batters while opponents only averaged .209 against him.
Kyle Haynes, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA, NYY) – Haynes has been a consistant face in the rotation for the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, with all 14 of his appearances so far this season all being starts. He carries a 3-4 record with a 4.65 ERA in 71.2 innings of work. He has yet to hit a batter this season, and possesses a WHIP of 1.67.
Vimael Machin, Iowa Cubs (AAA, CHC) – One of the major catalysts of the 2015 Dallas Baptist Regional Championship team, Machin bypassed Double-A ball and was placed one step from the majors at Triple-A Iowa. However, he has had to fight the injury bug so far in 2016, appearing in 14 games hitting .278 with an RBI and seven walks.
Daniel Concepcion, Lexington Legends (A, KC) – Another member of the 2015 team, Concepcion has appeared in 15 games with five starts, sitting at an 0-4 record. His ERA stands at 6.81 and possesses a 1.36 WHIP.
Matt Davis, State College Spikes (A, STL) – Three games into his professional career, Davis has already made some impact for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. With two hits in 13 total at-bats so far, Davis turned in one of those hits for a pair of RBI's to go with it. He has also collected a walk and run scored to his name as well.