Blue Crabs Sign Four Newcomers

 Blue Crabs Sign Four Newcomers

Waldorf, MD April 30, 2021 – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the signing of four new additions to their 2021 roster on Friday afternoon, Brandon Barker, Greyfer Eregua, Sam Burton, and Austin Pollack. 
Brandon Barker is a right-handed pitcher that was born in Panama City, Panama. Barker spent his adolescence in the heart of Georgia and would stay south for college, attending Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. 80 miles north of Macon, the Atlanta Braves drafted Barker in the 16th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. After spending four years in college, the Braves sent the righty to Triple-A within a year of drafting him. In 2016, Barker was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Brian Matusz. 
Greyfer Eregua, a right-handed pitcher, spent his first seven seasons of professional baseball in affiliated ball, including five seasons in the Chicago Cubs organization. In his first six seasons of professional baseball, he combined for a 3.01 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP but would top out at the Advanced-A level before breaking into the independent scene. 2019 was Eregua’s first non-affiliated stint, playing in both the Frontier League and the American Association, combining for a 5.49 ERA in over 62 innings as a swingman, appearing mostly as a starter.
Sam Burton joins the Blue Crabs’ pitching staff after working his way up the independent ranks since graduating from Winston-Salem State University in 2016. The right-handed pitcher began his professional career in the Frontier League in 2017 and has spent the majority of his career in a relief role. The 6-foot-4 Kentucky native is a power pitcher that fans batters at an elite rate, averaging 9.1 strikeouts per game across his career. 
AJ Pollack comes to Southern Maryland’s outfield after a dominant season in the Empire League of Professional Baseball. In 2020, the Westchester, New York native hit .351 with a 1.193 OPS. 
“Success in the Atlantic League has a direct correlation to depth of quality pitchers. We believe that we have the best pitching staff in the league, hands down,” said Blue Crabs General Manager, Courtney Knichel.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015