Updated July 30 2017
Former Edenton Steamer Troy Scribner made his Major League debut July 29 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Scribner gave up two runs over three innings, earning the win in the Angels 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Scribner was undrafted out of Sacred Heart University, eventually being picked up as a free agent signee by the Houston Astros in 2013. From there he quickly began turning heads as he worked his way up through the Astros system before being traded to the Angels in 2016.
At the time of his call-up, the right-hander held a 4.16 ERA with 98 strikeouts across 97 1/3 innings pitched. Scribner is the brother of Evan Scribner who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners and also spent time with the Edenton Steamers in 2006, making them the first brother-duo from the Coastal Plain League to make their Major League debuts.
During his time with the Steamers in 2012, Scribner [Troy] was one of the top pitchers in the league finishing the summer with a 3-1 record across five starts for a 1.78 ERA and .206 opponent’s batting average across 30 1/3 innings pitched. He marks the 107th overall former CPL player to make his major league debut, and the 13th this season. His debut also pushes the Steamers major league alumni total to 13.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 107 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.