Over the last two weeks, I have updated you on ten of the 26 former Gamecocks currently in MLB. Some of these players have already spent time in the majors, some are still there and some are still working their way through the minor leagues.
Take a look at the next five players on this list.
Reese Havens has spent two full seasons with the New York Mets AA team. He also played 18 games for Binghampton in 2010.
Havens is currently hitting .232/.365/.370. In 85 games, he has nine home runs and 33 RBI.
An interesting note: Havens also has 100 strikeouts as of August 19.
Blake Cooper is in his second season with the advanced A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2012 is his first full season with the team.
This season he is 3-6 and has an ERA of 3.48 in 51.2 innings pitched.
He also has three saves.
In 43 games, Cooper has a WHIP of 1.39 and 55 strikeouts.
Technically, Justin Dalles shouldn't be on this list because he is currently not in MLB. But he did play this season and is a former Gamecock, so he gets to be included.
Dalles began the 2012 season with the Baltimore Orioles Single A Delmarva Shorebirds. In 20 games, he batted .329/.410/.571. He has four home runs and 12 RBI.
He was promoted to advanced A Fredrick Keys in May. In 41 games, Dalles hit .234/.297/.331 before being released in July.
Bobby Haney is in his first full season with the Advanced A San Jose Giants.
In 2011, he played in 14 games for them after being promoted from single A Augusta.
In 55 games this season, Haney is hitting .311/.354/.388.
He has no home runs, but does have 19 RBI.
Whit Merrifield began his season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Advanced A) where he batted .259/.333./391. In 100 games, he had eight home runs and 36 RBI.
On August 8, Merrifield was promoted to the Kansas City Royals' AA affiliate Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
He is currently hitting .250/.351/.375.
In the eight games since he was promoted, Merrifield has one home run and five RBI.