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The former baseball players from South Carolina have been among the best players in MiLB in recent weeks

After very nice careers in garnet and black, baseball stars Jack Mahoney and Braylen Wimmer from South Carolina were selected relatively early in the 2023 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies and both players have adapted very well to the professional game.

In fact, Mahoney and Wimmer have been two of the best players in all of Minor League Baseball recently, as the Fresno Grizzlies teammates won the California League's Pitcher of the Month and Player of the Month awards in June.

Mahoney got off to a pretty good start in his first outing in June, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings with 8 strikeouts and just 1 walk. In his next three outings, however, Mahoney was absolutely dominant. In 20 2/3 innings, he allowed 0 runs, gave up just 7 hits (just 1 extra-base hit), posted a 14-4 K/BB ratio, and threw his first professional complete game without a shutout. His ERA and WHIP for the month were microscopic (1.05 and 0.82, respectively). Mahoney also won two weekly awards during the month.

Wimmer had 10 multi-hit attempts in 24 games in June and is on a 13-game hitting streak. During the month, he posted an incredible slash line of .387/.452/.677/1.129 while hitting 6 home runs and 9 doubles. He added 20 runs scored and 17 RBIs, reached base 11 times via walk or hit-by-pitch, and stole 5 bases. Wimmer has split his time in the field between shortstop and third base.

The former South Carolina baseball teammates were so good that both players could be considered for promotions if things continue this way. Fresno is the Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, but if either player were to be called up, it would likely be to the organization's Double-A team, the Hartford Yard Goats.

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