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Frogs in the Pros: September 24-30, 2015

Two Frogs are headed to the MLB Postseason so far. Will any other TCU alums join them?

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Here's a look at how the 7 MLB Frogs fared the week of September 24-30, 2015:

Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - Arrieta and the Cubs played the Pirates on September 27. Arrieta had another great game. In seven innings, he allowed one hit but no runs. He didn't walk anyone and struck out nine. He even hit a home run to right centerfield in the bottom of the second! The Cubs won 4-0. Arrieta's ERA is now 1.82 and he has a WHIP of 0.88. You can see more stats from his 2015 season here. The Cubs clinched a wild card spot for the NL Central.

Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) - Carpenter and the Cardinals stayed home to face the Brewers on September 24. He was walked in the bottom of the fifth and ended up scoring on a Stephen Piscotty single. The Cardinals won 7-3. On September 25, they continued their series against the Brewers, and Carpenter hit a nice double in the bottom of the fifth. He stole third but couldn't make it home before the inning ended. In the bottom of the third, he hit an RBI single to bring in Tony Cruz. He was out of luck the rest of the game, and the Cardinals lost 4-3. On September 26, Carpenter's bad luck continued in game three of the series, though the Cardinals still managed to pull off a 5-1 victory. On September 27, the Cardinals continued the series against the Brewers, and Carpenter hit a ground rule double to deep left field, but he couldn't get home. In the bottom of the seventh, Carpenter hit a great home run to right field. Unfortunately, the Cardinals couldn't pull off the win, as they lost 8-4. On September 28, the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. In the top of the ninth, Carpenter hit a single to get on base. He ended up scoring on a Jon Jay single and fielding error by Gregory Polanco, which lead to a Cardinals 3-0 win. September 30 brought a double-header for the Cardinals against the Pirates. In game 1, Carpenter hit a double to deep right field in the top of the fourth. He was brought in on a single to Matt Holliday to score the first run for the Cards. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost 8-2. In game two, Carpenter had a sweet triple to deep center field to start the game. He scored on a hit by Jhonny Peralta. In the top of the third, Carpenter doubled to deep right field and was brought home in a three-run homer by Jason Heyward. In the top of the eighth, Carpenter was walked. He scored on a Peralta single. The Cardinals pulled off a solid 11-1 win. Carpenter now has 28 home runs, 84 RBIs, and his AVG is currently .271. For more stats from Carpenter's 2015 season, click here. The Cardinals have clinched the NL Central Division. They've won 100 games and Carpenter now holds the club record for the most home runs by a leadoff batter.

Andrew Cashner (P/San Diego Padres) - Cashner and the Padres played the Brewers in San Diego on September 30. In five innings, Cashner allowed five runs (all earned) on nine hits. He walked two and struck out seven. The Padres lost 5-0.Cashner's ERA is 4.34 and he has a WHIP of 1.44. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.

Taylor Featherston (3B/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) - Featherston and the Angels played the Mariners at home on September 25. Featherston took over at second base in the top of the seventh. He had a great double in the bottom of the eighth, but he couldn't get back home for the score. The Angels won the game 8-4. On September 27, Featherston faced the Mariners again. He ran for Giavotella in the bottom of the eighth and was brought home on a single by Calhoun. He played second base in the top of the ninth but didn't need to hit again in the bottom of the inning because the Angels got the 3-2 victory. On September 29, the Angels stayed home to play the A's. Featherston was a pinch runner for Giavotella again in the eighth. A double by Aybar brought him home for the run. He took over at shortstop in the top of the ninth, and the Angels won 8-1. On September 30, Featherston came in to play second in the top of the seventh. The A's won that game 8-7. Featherston's AVG improved to .162.  You can see more of his MLB season here. The Angels currently sit in third for the AL West.

Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) - Finnegan and the Reds headed to D.C. to face the Nationals on September 28. Finnegan started for the Reds and pitched the first five innings. He allowed three runs (all earned) on eight hits, including a home run. He walked two and struck out three. Unfortunately, the Reds lost 5-1. Finnegan's ERA is currently 3.86 with a 1.26 WHIP.  To follow his MLB stats, you can click here.

Bryan Holaday (C/Detroit Tigers) - Holaday and the Tigers played the Twins in Detroit on September 27.  Holaday came in to hit for Miguel Cabrera in the bottom of the eighth and grounded out to third. The Tigers lost 7-1. Holaday made an appearance against the Rangers in Texas on September 29 and had a home run in the top of the second!  Later in the top of the sixth he hit a double to right field, but he couldn't get home again before the end of the inning.  It was a close game, but the Tigers lost 7-6. Holaday's AVG is .262. You can find his MLB stats here.

Chad Huffman (Outfielder/Chiba Lotte Marines) - Huffman continues to sit on roster for Lotte. We're keeping a watchful eye out for him on the field. In the meantime, his AVG still sits at .260.  You can continue to follow his season here and here.

And here's a look at the 21 Frogs currently competing in Minor League Baseball:
(Click on a player's name for full stats. Click on a team name for full team information.)

Editor's note: The Minor League Baseball season is complete. Career statistics are listed for former Frogs currently on MiLB rosters.

Jason CoatsOF/Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox AAA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Jason Coats’ minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Coats

Stefan CrichtonP/Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Stefan Crichton captured an Eastern League Championship with the Bowie Baysox this season. See his full season stats below.

Crichton

Matt PurkeP/Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2010-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-Present. – Matt Purke’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Purke

Kyle WinklerP/Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-Present. – Kyle Winkler’s minor league season is complete after his Arkansas Travelers fell in the Semifinals of the Texas League Playoffs. His full career stats are listed below.

Winkler

Jantzen Witte1B/Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Jantzen Witte’s minor league season is complete. He remains on the team’s disabled list, a spot he has held since July 17. See his full career stats below.

Witte

Kevin Cron1B/Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Kevin Cron was placed on the Visalia Rawhide’s Disabled List on September 16 after an undisclosed injury which limited his playing time in the California League Playoffs. The Rawhide fell in the California League Semifinals, thus ending Cron’s season. His full career stats are listed below.

Cron

Paul HendrixSS/Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. After the Lynchburg Hillcats were defeated in the Mills Cup Semifinals, Paul Hendrix’ minor league season is complete. His full career stats are listed below.

Hendrix

Jordan KipperP/Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angles Angels A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Jordan Kipper’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Kipper

Trevor SeidenbergerP/Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee Brewers A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Trevor Seidenberger’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Seidenberger

Tejay AntoneP/Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Tejay Antone’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Antone

Nick FreyP/Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Nick Frey’s Peoria Chiefs fell just two games short of a Western Division Championship in the Midwest League. His season is now complete. See Frey’s full career stats below.

Frey

Andrew MitchellP/Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Andrew Mitchell will continue his rehab during the offseason. Mitchell spent the entire 2015 season on the Kannapolis Intimidators’ disabled list after suffering an injury at the end of the 2014 season. His full career stats are listed below.

Mitchell

Jerrick SuiterOF/West Virginia Power (Pittsburgh Pirates A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – After a surprising defeat in the South Atlantic League Semifinals, Jerrick Suiter’s season is over. His full career stats are shown below.

Suiter

Trey TeakellP/West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Trey Teakell joined Alex Young and Stefan Crichton as former Frogs to win MiLB Championships this season after the West Michigan Whitecaps captured the Midwest League Championship. Teakell’s full stats from his Championship season are listed below.

Teakell

Tyler AlexanderP/Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2014-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Tyler Alexander’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Alexander

Keaton JonesSS/Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Keaton Jones’ minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

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Preston MorrisonP/Eugene Emeralds (Chicago Cubs A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Preston Morrison’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Morrison

Alex YoungP/Hillsboro Hops (Arizona Diamondbacks A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Alex Young became the first TCU alum to capture an MiLB Championship this season. His Hillsboro Hops were crowned the Northwest League Champions after defeating the Tri-City Dust Devils. See Young’s full career stats below.

Young

Riley Ferrell P/GCL Astros (Houston Astros Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Riley Ferrell’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

Ferrell

Cody JonesOF/Idaho Falls Chukars (Kansas City Royals Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Cody Jones’ season came to a painful end in the deciding game of the Pioneer League Finals last week. His full stats from his first season in the Minors are listed below.

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Patrick O'Brien - P/GCL Yankees2 (New York Yankees Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Patrick O’Brien’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.

O'Brien

The MiLB season may be complete, but stay tuned to see Jake Arrieta, Matt Carpenter, and Taylor Featherston gear up for the MLB Postseason!