Add another alumnus to the list! Brendon Donovan, who played in New Market in 2016, was called up by St. Louis yesterday, and made his debut last night as a pinch runner for Yadier Molina.

Donovan was a seventh round pick out of South Alabama in 2018, after hitting .302/.456/.480 in his junior year, along with 17 doubles, five home runs, and a superb 50 walks against 33 strikeouts. He hit a combined .304/.399/.455 in 459 plate appearances at three levels in 2021, putting himself on the prospect map. This spring at Triple-A Memphis, Donovan hit .298/.385/.404 in 57 at-bats, with three doubles, one home run, and eight walks.

In the Valley in 2016, Donovan hit .314/.445/.512 in 86 at-bats, with eight doubles and three home runs. He walked and scored a run in his two plate appearances in the All-Star game.

Donovan is the first alum to make his MLB debut in 2022, and fifth overall in the past two seasons.