Casey McElroy

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Casey Robert McElroy

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Casey McElroy was an 11th round selection by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 amateur draft out of Auburn University after hitting .372 with 9 homers and 53 RBIs as a junior. He was scouted by David Francia. He began his professional career that season with the AZL Padres, but quickly earned a promotion to the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League and hit a combined .293 with 2 homers and 14 RBIs in 24 games. In 2012, he split his season almost equally between the Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League and the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League, hitting .282/.354/.419 in 117 games, with 26 doubles, 10 homers, 66 runs scored and 63 RBIs. His principal position was second base, but he also saw time at shortstop and third base. He then missed all of 2013 after injuring his shoulder in spring training.

In 2014, Casey got back into action with 15 games at Lake Elsinore before earning a promotion to the San Antonio Missions of the AA Texas League, where he played another 96 games. In total, his batting line was .243/.345/.364 with 14 doubles and 11 homers, but he did score 64 runs. He was back at San Antonio at the start of 2015, but earned a mid-season promotion to the AAA El Paso Chihuahuas after 61 games. In a total of 133 games, he hit .265, with 6 homers and 64 RBIs and also scored 72 runs. He split his time almost equally between second and third base. He was in spring training with the Padres in 2016 and on March 27th, hit his team's 5th homer of the day in a 21-6 beatdown of the Houston Astros in the second of two exhibition games in Mexico City,s Fray Nano Stadium. His homer came off Brendan McCurry as part of an eight-run 7th inning.

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