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3 Vanderbilt University Alumni Who Are Playing in the MLB

David Price
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Scott Bushley is a Boston-based financial executive who served for more than a decade in varying capacities at BNY Mellon Investment Management before joining Granite Point Capital as a partner in 2018. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Bushley is a volunteer coach who is highly involved with Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association. He is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, which has produced more than 40 Major League Baseball (MLB) players. Below are three of the most prominent ones:

1. David Price – A first-round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft, Price began his big-league career the following year with the Tampa Bay Rays and has since pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox. Now in his 12th season, the left-handed pitcher boasts a win-loss record of 150-79 to go along with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.28 as of August 2.

2. Sonny Gray – Like Price, Gray was a first-round draft pick. The right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 and played five seasons with the team before being dealt to the New York Yankees in 2017. Now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, Gray has a career record of 65-58 and an ERA of 3.63 as of August 2.

3. Dansby Swanson – The first overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Swanson is a shortstop who has played in more than 400 games with the Atlanta Braves since 2016. Now 25 years old, he is enjoying a career-best season in 2019. As of August 2, the Georgia native had 17 home runs and 57 RBIs, in addition to a .265 batting average.

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Vanderbilt University Wins College World Series

 

Vanderbilt University
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An experienced investment executive, Scott Bushley serves as a partner at Granite Point Capital in Boston. In addition to his professional pursuits, Scott Bushley enjoys coaching youth baseball and is the Cohasset Major League coordinator. His undergraduate alma mater, Vanderbilt University, won the 2019 College World Series (CWS).

The 2019 CWS took place in Omaha, Nebraska, and wrapped up on June 26 as the Vanderbilt Commodores registered an 8-2 victory over the University of Michigan Wolverines in the third and deciding game of the series. Pitcher Mason Hickman recorded 10 strikeouts through six innings in the win, while catcher Philip Clarke led the way offensively with three hits. Vanderbilt trailed 1-0 after the first inning, but scored runs in the each of the following three innings to take a 6-1 lead. Freshman Kumar Rocker, who pitched in Game 2, was named the CWS Most Outstanding Player.

While it was Vanderbilt’s second CWS victory in six years, this one was particularly special as Game 3 was attended by the parents of Donny Everett, a one-time star pitcher with Vanderbilt who tragically drowned just prior to the 2016 playoffs. Everett’s parents, Teddy and Susan, joined the players on stage for the trophy presentation.