(April 22, 2020, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS). – The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced they’ve re-signed outfielder C.J. McElroy.
McElroy, 26, appeared in 17 games with the Skeeters in 2019, hitting .365/.406/.444 with five stolen bases before his contract was purchased by the San Francisco Giants. He appeared in just 14 games with Double-A Richmond before sustaining an injury. McElroy was one of a franchise single-season record 13 players to have his contract purchased from the Skeeters by a Major League organization in 2019.
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted McElroy in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Clear Creek High School (League City, Texas). He spent six seasons in the Cardinals system, reaching as high as the Double-A level. He was selected as a Midwest League All-Star in 2014 with Single-A Peoria after hitting .267 and stealing 41 bases with Peoria that year. He spent the 2018 season with the Cincinatti Reds at the Double-A and Triple-A levels.
Over his eight seasons at the affiliated minor league level, McElroy has hit .251/.318/.308 with 155 stolen bases in a total of 536 games.
McElroy is the son of left-hander Chuck McElroy, who had a 13-year Major League career (1989-2001).
The Skeeters are currently monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic and will make announcements regarding Opening Day and special events for 2020 once that information is available. For updates on the organization, please visit sugarlandskeeters.com or follow the Skeeters on Facebook, Instagram (@sugarlandskeeters) and Twitter (@SL_Skeeters).