By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Kayla Montgomery)

Earlier this month, six Alabama baseball players were taken in the 2015 MLB Draft. It was the highest number of Crimson Tide players taken since 2010, and the five players selected before the start of the 15th round were the most in UA history. The Crimson Tide baseball team is no stranger to the MLB, with five former players currently making waves.

Tommy Hunter:

Hunter holds a 2-1 record as a reliever for the Baltimore Orioles, with 22 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. He allowed only one earned run during his eight June appearances.

Adam Morgan:

Morgan was called up to the majors, with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and started for the team that day. He allowed six hits and walked two while striking out six to earn his first major-league win, beating the Cardinals 9-2.

Jimmy Nelson:

Nelson has secured three wins for the Milwaukee Brewers across a career-high 83.1 innings pitched. He has 70 strikeouts, and has struck out five or more in eight of his 14 starts.

David Robertson:

Robertson boasts a 4-2 record and 14 saves for the Chicago White Sox, with a 2.35 ERA. He has allowed more than one earned run just twice this season, and has 24 scoreless appearances.

Alex Avila:

Avila has been on the disabled list since May 9 due to a loose body in his left knee but is projected to return to action for the Detroit Tigers in the following weeks. The catcher will likely start a rehab assignment with the Toledo Mud Hens tomorrow.

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5 former Alabama players currently in the MLB

6 Alabama players drafted in the 2015 draft

2 leagues – both NL and AL

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports