IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa baseball player Joel Booker has been promoted to Triple-A Charlotte within the Chicago White Sox organization.
Booker, who played for the Hawkeyes from 2015-16, hit .351 with four doubles and a home run for the Double-A Birmingham Barons, where he was leading the Southern League in hitting through 20 games. Booker had nine RBIs, seven runs and swiped eight bases.
Several former Hawkeyes are off to strong starts to their professional seasons.
- Jake Adams is hitting .297 (22-of-83) with 20 RBIs and 10 runs scored in 20 games for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in the Advanced A Carolina League. Adams has four home runs and two doubles.
- Nick Allgeyer is 3-1 with a 1.01 ERA in five starts for the Dunedin Blue Jays, an Advanced A team in the Florida State League. The St. Louis native has allowed 18 hits and fanned 24 over 26 2/3 innings.
- Nick Gallagher is 1-0 with a 2.75 ERA in five appearances, including two starts, for the Lynchburg Hillcats in the Advanced A Carolina League. Gallagher has allowed 10 hits and struck out 26 over 19 2/3 innings.
- Mason McCoy is hitting .352 (31-of-97) with six doubles, one home run, 15 RBIs, and 13 runs scored for the Frederick Keys in the Advanced A Carolina League. McCoy is fifth in the league in hitting through 21 games.
- Robert Neustrom is hitting .309 (21-of-68) with seven extra base hits (three doubles, one triple, three home runs) for the Delmarva Shorebirds of the Class A South Atlantic League. Neustrom has swiped five bases and has 14 runs and 14 RBIs.
The Hawkeyes, who are 26-16 overall and 11-7 in Big Ten play, return to action Tuesday, hosting Western Illinois at 6:05 p.m. (CT) at Duane Banks Field.