Ex-Eastern star Stoops signs with Padres organization
- Stoops was 9-3 with a 3.18 ERA this season with the Traverse City Beach Bums in the Frontier League.
- Stoops, who starred at Eastern York High School, was leading the Frontier League in wins.
- Stoops also pitched at the University of Richmond and with East Prospect in the Susquehanna League.
Former Eastern York High School standout Dylan Stoops is now a member of the San Diego Padres organization.
Stoops had been excelling for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the independent Frontier League. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 230-pound left-hander was 9-3 this season with the Bums. Stoops was the most recent Frontier League Pitcher of the Week and was leading the league in wins. His 3.18 ERA was seventh best in the league.
Stoops, who also pitched for East Prospect in the Susquehanna League, was coming off of a week in which he hurled two complete-game victories.
In his 16 appearances for the Bums, he’s thrown 90 2/3 innings, allowing 32 earned runs on 77 hits, striking out a team-leading 79 batters, while only walking 28. He had picked up a win in each of his last four starts.
The Padres purchased Stoops' contract from the Bums, who are the defending Frontier League champions.
After pitching for East Prospect last summer, Stoops joined the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association, where he went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA over 23 innings.
Stoops also enjoyed a productive NCAA Division I career at the University of Richmond, finishing 10-9 overall with a 4.38 ERA with the Spiders, mostly in relief.
At Eastern, Stoops was a four-year starter, a two-time York-Adams League all-star and the York-Adams Division III Player of the Year in his senior season, when he went 6-1 on the mound with a 1.83 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 42 innings. At the plate, he batted .407 with 26 RBIs in 20 games
Stoops is expected to report to either the double-A San Antonio Missions in the Texas League or the advanced single-A Lake Elsinore Storm in the California League.