Former Gents in the Minors
Thursday, April 16, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. – As the professionals have started up, let’s take a look around the league to see where former Centenary baseball greats, Boone Whiting, James Hoyt, Seth Lugo and Ryan Gasporra have landed to start the 2015 season.

Whiting returns to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, a part of the St. Louis Cardinals system. Now in his sixth season in the minors, he’s pitched in 101 games with a 23-19 record along with four saves. Whiting has posted a 3.44 ERA in his career with 459 strikeouts and 128 walks in over 400-plus innings on the mound.

Hoyt enters his fourth season in the minors a part of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies organization, part of the Houston Astros. Hoyt has pitched in 105 games with a 6-8 record along with 10 saves during his career. He’s totaled 2.0 frames this season with a save under his belt. During his career he’s recorded 203 strikeouts with 71 walks.

Lugo is a member of the New York Mets system as part of the Double-A Binghamton Mets to open the 2015 campaign. Lugo is in his fourth season in the minors and has logged a start with 6.0 innings on the mound. He fanned six along with three hits allowed in a no decision. For his career, he’s tossed in 51 games compiling a 17-11 record with three saves. Lugo has totaled 224 frames on the mound in his career with 230 strikeouts and 77 walks.

Gasporra prepares for his second stint with the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. This marks Gasporra’s third season in the league. He’s posted a .233 batting average in his three campaigns with 116 at-bats with 27 hits and 15 RBI during his career. The AirHogs open the season on May 21 against the Winnipeg Goldeyes.