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Former Mississippi State Great Chris Stratton Called Up to Giants

The former SEC Pitcher of the Year and first round pick Chris Stratton was called up by the Giants this morning.

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

This morning, former Mississippi State pitcher Chris Stratton was called up by the San Francisco Giants. Stratton will be leaving the AAA ranks, at least momentarily, to join the Giants just in time for their trip out to Denver to take on the Rockies.

Right now, the Giants are 30-20 and in possession of the lead in the National League West, 4.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers and 5.5 games ahead of the Rockies, whom the Giants will play this weekend. The Giants will then take on the Braves and the Cardinals in the coming week.

In case you didn't remember, Stratton was the 2012 SEC pitcher of the year for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and he had a pretty good career, compiling a 21-12 record over his three years in Starkville and striking out a total of 277 in that time. In Stratton's senior season, he had an ERA of 2.38 and appeared in 17 games, starting in 12.

Congrats to Chris Stratton on the call up and good luck in the big leagues!