By Josh Hyber/Photo by Allen Sharpe
Only one year into his professional career, one former South Carolina baseball player has been traded.
On Saturday, former Gamecock pitcher Adam Hill was traded, as part of a three-for-one deal, from the New York Mets organization to the Milwaukee Brewers organization. The Brewers acquired Hill, along with pitcher Bobby Wahl infielder Felix Valerio, both minor leaguers, in exchange for outfielder Keon Broxton.
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Hill pitched in nine games (15 1/3 IP) for the low-A Brooklyn Cyclones this past season. The right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 26 strikeouts.
Hill was chosen in the fourth round, with the 110th overall pick, of the 2018 MLB Draft.
He was 7-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 83 innings pitched for the Gamecocks this past season. The junior from Anderson, S.C., held opponents to a .192 batting average while allowing just 11 extra-base hits. He had back-to-back 14-strikeout games in wins over Charleston Southern and Clemson.
The Brewers also have former Gamecock pitcher Braden Webb in the organization.
Thank you to the @Mets organization for the incredible support in my first year. Today I embrace my next step with the @Brewers -I’m thankful for the great experience I’ve been provided thus far & am honored & ready to get to work ����— Adam Hill (@adhill9713) January 5, 2019