||Former MSU, Tupelo standout promoted to Class AA
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — It was just two years ago that Chris Stratton was a first-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants.
Now, the former Mississippi State and Tupelo High School pitcher is moving up in the Giants' farm system.
Stratton announced Tuesday on Twitter that he's been promoted from Advanced Single A San Jose to Class AA Richmond for the rest of the season.
Stratton struggled at times in San Jose with a 5.07 ERA, but he had his best month in June, when he had 31 strikeouts and just eight walks.
Another former MSU pitcher, Kendall Graveman, was called up to Class AA New Hampshire on Monday.