MLB Top Tier Alumni Roundup: Opening Weekend

by Matt Plante
Vice President

MLB Top Tier Alumni Roundup:
Paul DeJong continues to help the depth in the Cardinals lineup in Opening Weekend

Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals

DeJong went 4 for 17 in the Opening weekend for MLB baseball vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. DeJong belted a homer and a double along with collecting 3 RBI's. However, it was not enough as the Cardinals lost 3 of 4 vs. the Brewers this past weekend and are 1-3 to start the year. DeJong the everyday shortstop for the Cardinals is expected to do big things in the middle of the order this year. DeJong entering his 3rd year in the big leagues with the Cardinals, has a career average of .262 with 52 doubles, 45 homers and 136 RBI's. 

Tanner Roark, Cincinnati Reds

Roark made big news this off-season as he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds after having six really good seasons with the Washington Nationals. For the Nationals in his six years, Roark had a career record of 64-54 with a 3.59 ERA. Roark is slotted to be the 4th or 5th starter for the Reds rotation. Reds are 1-1 to start the year as they split with the Pirates. 

Ryan Borucki, Toronto Blue Jays

Borucki enters his 2nd year of big league ball for the Toronto Blue Jays. Borucki will start the year on Injured Reserve List as he developed some elbow discomfort towards the end of Spring Training. The Blue Jays expect Borucki to be back with the squad by mid to late April. Last season, Borucki went 4-6 in this 17 starts as a Rookie with a 3.87 ERA. 

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