Keuchel Has Strong Start to 2016 MLB Season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the 2016 MLB season now in full swing, six former Razorbacks got their major league seasons underway, as well as a number of former Hogs that play in the minor leagues.

With all eyes on last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner, Dallas Keuchel did not disappoint in his first start of the year against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Keuchel held the Yankee hitters to just 2 runs on 3 hits over seven innings with 5 strikeouts.

Keuchel has made two more starts since Opening Day: He took the loss in 5 2/3 innings against Milwaukee while striking out eight, but he bounced back with a victory over Detroit on Friday, going 8 shutout innings and striking out 4. His 17 strikeouts currently ranks 24th in the major leagues and 12th in the American League.

Below is an updated statistical listing of all six former Arkansas players in the major leagues, along with the complete list of minor league Hogs.

Andrew Benintendi (BOS)2.4000200000.400.4002
Logan Forsythe (TB)78.2754887202102926.446.34073
Andy Wilkins (MIL)16.1882100112.286.4736
Matt Reynolds (NYM)29.255713602102.490.28318
James McCann (DET)65.20217433183314.338.25168
Drew Smyly (TB)3-115.14124.1129777123232128.2691.29
Dallas Keuchel (HOU)6-114.86139.0145787517243119.2681.35


Matt Reynolds – Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets)
Brett Eibner – Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals)
Blake Parker – Tacoma Rainiers (Chicago Cubs)
Andy Wilkins – Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)

Dominic Ficociello – Erie Sea Wolves (Detroit Tigers)
D.J. Baxendale – Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota Twins)
Barrett Astin – Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati Reds)
Ryne Stanek – Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays)

Single-A Advanced
Brian Anderson – Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins)
Nolan Sanburn – Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox)
Andrew Benintendi – Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox)
Jalen Beeks – Salem Red Sox (Boston Red Sox)

Colby Suggs – Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami Marlins)
Jacob Morris – Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox)
Bobby Wernes – Quad City River Bandits (Houston Astros)
Trey Killian – Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies)

Single-A Short Season
Tyler Spoon – Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox)

Released/Free Agent
Zack Cox
Randall Fant
Chris Oliver
Eric Fisher
Michael Gunn
Jess Todd