Southern Illinois Miners

15 Nolan Earley
15 Nolan Earley
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Hometown: Anderson, IN
Previous College: University of South Alabama
Position: OF

Born: 03/27/1991

Bats/Throws: L/L

2017 Status: Experienced

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Had a tremendous debut season for the Miners in 2016, hitting .291 with 20 doubles, a career-best nine homers, 70 RBIs and 103 total hits while playing in all 96 regular season games

- Batted .316 after the all-star break last season with 11 doubles, five homers and 40 RBIs in 45 games, going on a 15-game hitting streak (sixth-longest in team history) and a 33-game on-base streak (third-longest in team history) out of the break

- Split last season with Single-A Kannapolis and A-Advanced Winston-Salem in the Chicago White Sox organization, hitting a combined .261 with 20 doubles, 37 RBIs in 101 games

- Limited to 19 games due to injury at Kannapolis in 2014, hitting .306

- Was named a White Sox Organizational All-Star and an Appalachian League postseason all-star in 2013, hitting .310 with 13 doubles, 31 RBIs and a .410 on-base percentage at Rookie-level Bristol

- Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at the University of South Alabama, hitting .318 for his career including .323 with 19 doubles, 76 hits and 59 RBIs to earn Second Team All-Sun Belt honors as a senior

- Younger brother of former Miners all-star outfielder Michael Earley