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Trio Make Their Major League Debut

Recently we covered the major league debut of Jake Brigham ( Jake Brigham – What Chasing The Dream Is All About ) but he was not the only player to make his debut in the major leagues in the last week. Josh Osich debuted with the San Francisco Giants and Marcus Hatley made his first ever big league appearance with the St. Louis Cardinals.  While it was not his major league debut, Eric Fryer was called back up to the majors this week by the Minnesota Twins as well and looks to help the team as the backup backstop.

Jake Brigham

Jake Brigham made his debut on June 30th in Atlanta against the Washington Nationals. Brigham notched his first major league strikeout in his second inning of work getting the Nationals Wilson Ramos swinging. Since his debut he has appeared in two additional games allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings of work.

Brigham was pressed in to action tonight after a lengthy rain delay to replace Alex Wood in tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Brigham got an early welcome to Coors field allowing four runs over his first two innings of work including allowing his first home run of his major league career. Brigham would go on to pitch four innings including the final two scoreless to help save the Atlanta Bullpen who face the Rockies for three more games before reaching the All-Star break.

Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 Stats 0 0 1.93 3 0 0 4.2 4 1.07
MLB Career Stats 0 0 1.93 3 0 0 4.2 4 1.07

 

Josh Osich

Josh Osich made his major league debut on July 3rd against the Washington Nationals. He entered the game in relief in the bottom of the 8th inning and pitched a scoreless inning. He also recorded his first major league strike out getting Danny Espinosa to strike out in the inning. He has since made 3 additional scoreless performances and has not allowed a run. Osich served as the closer for the Richmond Flying Squirrels to start the 2015 season and record 19 saves in 20 opportunities. He also struck out 34 batters in 34 innings of work and had a WHIP of just 0.97 at the time that he was promoted to Triple-A. Osich only appeared in two games at Sacramento before he got the call to the majors and as seen by the early numbers he continues to be successful pitching out of the bullpen for the San Francisco Giants.

Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 Stats 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 3.2 2 0.55
MLB Career Stats 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 3.2 2 0.55

 

Marcus Hatley

Marcus Hatley spend his entire career with the Chicago Cubs until the start of the 2015 season. He signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals entering the season in hopes that he would have a better chance of being a part of a major league bullpen. His dreams came true when he made his major league debut on July 1st against the Chicago White Sox in interleague action. Hatley allowed a single but then quickly got three consecutive outs including his first major league strike out of Gordon Beckham to end the inning.

Since his debut Hatley has appeared in one additional game pitching just 1/3 of an inning and did not allow a run. The Cardinals reassigned Hatley back to Triple-A on July 8th.

Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 Stats 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 1.1 2 2.25
MLB Career Stats 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 1.1 2 2.25

Eric Fryer

Fryer has been up and down in the majors since 2011 but recently got his first recall of the 2015 season to back up Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Fryer has appeared in one game since his recall but had a successful start going 2-3 with two RBI’s.

Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2015 Stats 3 1 2 0 2 0 .667 .750 1.750
MLB Career Stats 121 19 31 2 11 2 .256 .333 .689
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