SMC Baseball alumni Christian Devont'a "C.D." Pelham is on the rise with the Texas Rangers. The rangers picked Pelham up as a 33rd round pick in 2015 (978th overall) out of Spartanburg Methodist. C.D. worked his way through the minors and consistently progressed a level per year. This year he started for a High A at Down East. Pelham's had a great year on the mound striking out 34 batters in 27.2 innings and went 11 for 11 in save opportunities with a win in 14 appearances. After his performance he moved to AA in June.
Pelham's future is looking bright as he had the opportunity to play in the MLB Futures Game during MLB All-Star break as one of the two Ranger's prospects to be inviting. C.D. has not yet been added to the 40 man roster but it is possible come September he may be added.