CLINTON, S.C. – Former Blue Hose pitcher and current Visalia Rawhide reliever Bud Jeter was named to the California League All-Star team on Friday. He will take part in the annual classic between the California League and the Carolina League on Tuesday in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Jeter, who played three seasons at PC from 2011-13, is 7-0 with 1.67 ERA in 27 appearances out of the bullpen this season for Visalia, the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The righty is perfect on the year in save chances, going 11-for-11. In 32.1 innings pitched, he has allowed just six runs on 20 hits with 44 strikeouts against 16 walks with hitters managing just a .179 mark against him.
Jeter is in his fourth season of professional baseball, after being taken by the Diamondbacks in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB Draft. The native of Columbia, S.C. holds a career 22-6 record with a 3.24 ERA in four seasons across the three levels of the minor leagues. He earned a promotion to Visalia on May 11, 2015 and has an 11-0 record with a 2.51 ERA in 75 outings with the Rawhide since then.
In his final season at PC in 2013, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound hurler earned five wins to go with a 2.89 ERA in 106.0 innings pitched. In 14 starts that season, Jeter totaled a school-record seven complete games with a school-record 84 strikeouts. He was named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week on March 4 after tossing a complete game against High Point, in which he allowed just one run with no walks against a school-record 13 strikeouts.
Jeter graduated from Presbyterian in December of 2014 with a degree in history with a minor in coaching and physical education.