Entering the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the Virginia Tech Hokies only had one player currently in the majors in Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders. The Virginia Tech baseball program has made some strides over the last few years which had to make you think that Saunders would soon have some company in the majors. Of course, this would mean that someone would have to be called up mid-season.
We’ve past the halfway point of the major league season and Joe Saunders is no longer the only former Hokie in the majors.
Jesse Hahn and Ben Rowen both ended up making their MLB debuts in June with Hahn making his on June 3rd and Rowen on June 15th. Rowen actually got the chance to join Saunders in the majors with the Texas Rangers but Rowen is likely jealous of Hahn and the home stadium that Hahn would get to pitch in. Hahn gets to pitch in the pitcher-friendly Petco Park while Rowen’s home stadium with the Rangers in Arlington is not as friendly for pitchers.
Both of these pitchers have had a very intersting few weeks for their MLB careers with the biggest thing being that both Jesse Hahn and Ben Rowen are proving themselves to be major league pitchers. However, both players have had different levels of success so lets take a look at how good these two players have been.