News and stats on Jews with bats for May 11


As the MLB season continues, we’re following seven Jewish players who made their team’s Opening Day roster.

Alex Bregman(3B), Houston Astros
Went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Angelsn on Monday.  Bregman is off to a solid May, batting .343 (12-for-35) in the last 9 games. He his hitting .313 on the season with 5 HR and 19 RBI, and has scored 20 runs.

Kevin Pillar (CF/RF), New York Mets
Pillar went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a walk in the 4-1 win Thursday over the Cardinals, but since that day, Pillar is just 1-11. He’s batting just .237 with 2 HR so far this season.

Joc Pederson(LF/CF), Chicago Cubs
Pederson was supposed to have Sunday off but ended up playing and going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored after Jake Marisnick injured his hamstring in the first inning while chasing down a fly ball.  Pederson has had a rough start but could be a regular fixture in the lineup with the Cubs’ outfield depth suffering badly.

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Max Fried(P), Atlanta Braves
After a rough start, Fried (1-1) collected his first win of the season in last Wednesday’s 5-3 victory over the Nationals. Fried was sharp in his return from a hamstring strain, tossing 45 of 72 pitches for strikes.

Dean Kremer(P), Baltimore Orioles
It’s been a rough year so far for Kremer (0-3), but he had his best start of the season Sunday when he allowed just one run across the first five innings. Kremer tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Yankees on Friday.

Richard Bleier(P), Miami Marlins
Bleier, (2-0) last pitched on May 5, earning a win in relief over the Diamondbacks, striking out 3 batters in a perfect inning of work. Bleier, fanned Josh Rojas, Wyatt Mathisen and Pavin Smith to keep the game tied and position himself to become the pitcher of record when Miami blew the game open in the bottom of the frame.

Rowdy Tellez, Toronto Blue Jays
Big Rowdy Tellez is back in the majors after being called up to the big-league roster Friday. Tellez was on the roster from Opening Day until April 27 and contributed little offensively, but he did have one five-game stretch with eight hits. He hit .300 with one home run, three walks, and three strikeouts in three games with Triple-A Buffalo.