Former Sonoma State University baseball player Trevor Abrams has signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. Abrams, a native of Rocklin, becomes the 121st Sonoma State student-athlete in the history of the baseball program to be drafted or signed to a professional contract.
Abrams played his junior and senior campaigns in the Seawolf uniform in 2016 and 2017, and he enjoyed a breakout year in his final collegiate campaign, hitting .293 with a team-best 10 doubles as SSU’s everyday third baseman in 2017. He began his career at Division I Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, where he played in 20 games as a freshman and sophomore.
Abrams is the third member of the 2017 squad to sign a professional contract. Pitcher Matt Hammonds was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 29th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and competed for the Gulf Coast League Orioles at the MLB Rookie level, making four appearances (one start) for a total of 7⅔ innings. Another pitcher, Dylan Hecht, signed with the Pittsburg Diamonds and appeared in 10 games last summer.
A total of 11 former SSU baseball players have signed contracts with the San Francisco Giants organization. The last was Gary Moran in 2009.