Next in the “Where are they now?” series is former Indiana State University Sycamores’ player, Triston Polley. Polley is a 6’0” 190 pound left-handed pitcher out of Indianapolis, Indiana. He played for REX Baseball as a freshman during the 2016 season. The left-handed hurler was drafted in the 2019 MLB Draft in the 16th round with the 475th pick by the Texas Rangers organization.
In the 2016 season with the REX, Polley made 15 appearances on the mound. He started two games on the bump and had a record of 3-1. The lefty had an ERA of 4.81 and recorded one save. He pitched 33.2 innings and fanned 34 batters in that time. His best game during his REX Baseball tenure came on June 4th against the Quincy Gems. The REX defeated the Gems 7-3 and Polley was awarded the win with three innings pitched. He had three strikeouts, and posted an ERA 3.86.
Polley had an incredible career at Indiana State University. His career ERA was 3.51, but he capped it off with an amazing 2019 season with an ERA of 2.23 through 12 games and a 6-0 record. He appeared in 57 games over his collegiate career and racked up 167 strikeouts through 210 innings pitched. On April 26, 2019, the lefty pitched a complete game against Southern Illinois for the 6-3 win. He struck out 11 batters while only giving up three hits.
During the 2019 Minor League Baseball season Polley made 18 appearances in the Texas Rangers organization. He made two appearances for the rookie level affiliate, the AZL Rangers, and 16 appearances with the Class A Short Season Spokane Indians. He ended the season with a 3-0 record while also recording two saves. He had an ERA of 3.00 and struck out 34 batters.
REX Baseball wishes Triston Polley the best as he continues his career in Minor League Baseball. We hope you continue to have great success with the Texas Rangers Organization. The Wabash Valley is rooting for you! Go #REXNation!