Spartans one of two Big Ten teams on 36-team Division I list.
Players In Action Across Country From New York To Oregon, Montana To Gulf Coast
Spartan sophomore left-handed pitcher on second-team
Spartans have had at least one player drafted in top 10 rounds in three-straight seasons.
In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
2017 (SOPHOMORE): Finalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award by the College Baseball Foundation ... One of five finalists for the award ... Was tied for the B1G lead with eight wins this season, posting the second-most wins in conference only action with four victories, finishing the season with an 8-3 overall record ... Also ended with a 2.47 ERA, ranking fourth in the conference ... Was also fourth in the league stats with a .223 opposing batting average ... By firing 83 strikeouts this season, the sophomore ranked fifth in the conference, just shy of MSU's top 10 single-season strikeouts list, but helped the Spartan pitching staff total 420 Ks this season, the second-most in school history ... Was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on May 22 after pitching 8.0 innings in leading Michigan State to a 6-1 win over No. 15 Michigan on May 18 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field ... The sophomore left-hander took a perfect game into the sixth inning and a no-hitter into the seventh inning, chalking up 10 strikeouts while only allowing two hits, tying his career-highs for both Ks and hits allowed, set March 17 vs. Campbell ... Held a high-powered Michigan lineup to its fewest hits of the season and its second-lowest run total ... At the plate, hit .321 with 12 RBI and three HR, posting a .531 slugging percentage and a .444 on-base percentage.
2015 (FRESHMAN): Went 4-2 with a 5.27 ERA ... Made 13 appearances on the mound, including seven starts ... Started 14 games in the outfield and saw action in 26 games, hitting .226 with five doubles ... Started on the mound vs. UMBC (3/7) and earned his first-career win, pitching 6.0 scoreless innings ... Earned a win against Central Michigan, striking out four in 5.0 innings (3/24) ... Won his start at Comerica Park vs. Michigan (4/14), allowing two runs over 5.0 innings ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI vs. Central Michigan at Comerica Park (4/15) ... Pitched seven innings in a win against Toledo on April 21, striking out a season-high eight batters ... Doubled at Oregon (4/4) ... Went 2-for-5 with two RBIs vs. CMU on April 21 and went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a win at CMU on May 12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner and two-year captain for Coach Dave Rakow at Marmion Academy ... Earned all-area, all-conference, team MVP and SCC Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior; Set the school record in strikeouts (110) and ERA (0.17) and also hit .378 as the team made the regional finals ... Named all-area, all-conference and team MVP as a junior (.330 BA, 1.20 ERA) ... Superior Honor Roll recipient all four years ... Ranked the No. 23 player in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Also lettered three years in golf ... Part of the 40-man roster for the USA 17U National Development Team ... Played for Team Demarini 17U and 18U.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Carol Troop ... Selected Michigan State over Duke, Cincinnati, Illinois State and Central Michigan ... Majoring in food industry management.