Tom Cosgrove Update

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove is 2-4 with a 4.76 earned average for the Midwest League’s Fort Wayne TinCaps, a full-season Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

In 70 innings, Cosgrove has 67 strikeouts. In his last outing on July 13, he allowed one earned run over six innings in a 4-2 loss to Cedar Rapids.

Cosgrove was a 12th round pick of the Padres out of Manhattan College in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan.


Garay Hitting .333

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay is 10 for 30 in his first eight games for the Kingsport Mets this season.

Garay, a 21-year-old from LaGrangeville, has two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI to go with a .375 on-base percentage.

Garay was a 26th-round pick of the New York Mets in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Kingsport competes in the Appalachian League, a short-season rookie league.


Case Off to 2-0 Start

Iona Preparatory School graduate Brad Case has started his professional baseball career with a 2-0 record for the Gulf Coast League Pirates.

The right-handed pitcher, a 17th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, gave up two earned runs and struck out three over five innings against Phillies West. His two wins came in starts versus Phillies East.

The Gulf Coast League Pirates are a short-season, rookie league affiliate of the Pirates.


MLB Draft Continues …

The San Diego Padres selected Seton Hall University’s Cullen Dana in the 30th round, 891st overall. Dana, who resides in Orange County and played at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, sat out the 2018 season due to injury. He was a 2018 Preseason All-Big East selection and was a All-Big East second-team honoree in 2016 and 2017. He also was a Freshman All-American in 2016.

Two picks later in the 30th round, the Oakland Athletics picked Gio Dincong of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. Dincong, a California native, is a graduate of The Beacon School in New York City. In 2018, the senior outfielder hit .356 with 15 home runs, 55 RBI, 48 runs scored and 34 walks in 54 games.

In the 33rd round, the Oakland Athletics drafted Joseph Pena of St. Thomas Aquinas. Pena, who is from Brooklyn, hit .366 with a home run, 37 RBI and 50 runs scored in 2018.



Giants Pick Manhattan Catcher

Manhattan College catcher Fabian Pena was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 25th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Pena just completed his junior season and hit .255 with six home runs and 36 RBI for the Jaspers, who finished with a 25-28 record. He started all 53 games for Manhattan in 2018.

Pena, the 736th overall pick in the draft, is a graduate of Calusa Prep in Miami.



Iona Prep Grad Drafted by Pirates

Brad Case, a graduate of Iona Prep, was drafted Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, becoming the first graduate of an archdiocese Catholic high school to be selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Case, the 504th pick overall in the draft, had a 5-6 record with a 3.46 earned run average in 2018 for Rollins College in Florida. In 96.1 innings, he allowed 37 earned runs on 106 hits and struck out 74.


Cosgrove Rebounds After Slow Start

Tom Cosgrove has allowed four earned runs over his last 14 innings for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Midwest League.

He surrendered 11 earned runs over 11 innings in his first three outings of the season.

Cosgrove, who is 1-2 and averaging a strikeout per inning, was a 12th round pick of the Padres in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft out of Manhattan College. He is a graduate of Msgr. Farrell High School on Staten Island.