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Pro Bruins doing big things after UCLA

There’s many former UCLA Bruins in their respective professional sports, doing many big things

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds - Game One Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

This is your UCLA Bruins in the Pros update for August.


Trevor Bauer, Cincinnati Reds: In his first full season with the Reds, Bauer is currently 3-2, dropping his last two outings. He’s currently on pace for a career-low ERA (2.13) and has 54 strikeouts compared to just 11 walks. He’s allowed 9 ER and only 19 hits through 38.0 innings.

Griffin Canning, Los Angeles Angels: Struggling a bit out the gate in 2020, Canning is currently 0-3 with the Angels. His most recent outing, however, was his best yet as he dealt 8.0 innings with just four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts.

Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees: Cole is tied for eighth in the MLB with four wins already, currently at 4-1 in seven starts. He’s dealt 41.0 innings with an ERA of 3.51, allowing just 31 hits and striking out 11.6 batters per nine innings pitched.

Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants: Crawford is currently batting .267 with three home runs and another 10 RBI.

Matt Grace, Arizona Diamondbacks: In three appearances this season, Grace has allowed six earned runs and struck out two batters.

Tyler Heineman, San Francisco Giants: Heineman made his pitching debut with a scoreless inning this past month and is currently patting .195 on the season with an RBI and four walks.

James Kaprielian, Oakland Athletics: Kaprielian made his MLB debut with a 2.0 inning relief performance for the A’s. He allowed a home run but also recorded a strike out in his debut.

Adam Plutko, Cleveland Indians: Through August, Plutko has pitched 21.0 innings and allowed 13 earned runs but struck out 11 batters.

Pat Valaika, Baltimore Orioles: Valaika is currently batting .237 with five home runs and eight RBI through 29 games and just 76 at-bats.

Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers currently own the MLB’s best record with an amazing 26-10 spot through August. They lead the league in run differential by a large margin (+90, 2nd place is +42).


Monique Billings, Atlanta Dream: Billings is averaging career-highs in minutes (28.3), points (8.3), rebounds (8.9) and assists (1.4) per game in what in by all accounts a breakout season.

Kennedy Burke, Indiana Fever: Through 15 games in 2020, Burke is averaging 7.5 points per game and another 2.1 rebounds per outing, each figure improving on her first season with the Fever.

Jordin Canada, Seattle Storm: After a dominant year in 2019. Canada has averaged 7.6 points and 5.6 assists per game through 16 outings.

Norman Powell, Toronto Raptors: Heading into Game 2 of their playoff series with Boston, Powell is averaging 16.0 points per game in the postseason as well as 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists. In the regular season, he averaged that exact points figure as well as 1.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Aaron Holiday, Indiana Pacers: Knocked out by the Heat in the playoffs, Holiday was still impressive this year, averaging 9.5 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game in the regular season.


Teagan Micah, Siri Ervik (Norway soccer): In an Aug. 22 matchup between two Bruin goalkeepers in Norway’s Toppserien, Micah’s Arna-Bjørnar defeated Ervik’s Kolbotn by a score of 3-2. Micah made two saves in the game, while Ervik had five.

Frankie Amaya, FC Cincinnati: Amaya, the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 SuperDraft, has logged 709 minutes this year and scored his first career MLS goal against Atlanta on July 16.

Reggie Cannon, FC Dallas: Cannon has started five games for Dallas this season, seeing the full 90 minutes in each of them. He’s recorded an assist and has four shots on the season.

Abu Danladi, Nashville SC: In his first season with Nashville, Danladi has appeared in seven games with two starts. He’s attempted six shots with just one of them on-goal so far.

Andy Rose: Vancouver Whitecaps: Now in his second team with the Whitecaps, Rose has started four games and logged the full 90 in each with just one shot on target.

Kelyn Rowe, New England Revolution: In his second stint with the Revolution, Rowe has five starts and has appeared in six games overall. He’s 2-of-6 in terms of shots on goal this season from his midfield position.


The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship saw your former UCLA golfers finish:

Tiffany Joh: +6 (missed cut)
Bronte Law: -3 (T71st)
Alison Lee: +1 (missed cut)
Louise Ridderstrom: E (missed cut)
Patty Tavatanakit: -10 (T21st)

The PGA Tour Championship finished up with the following standings for former UCLA golfers, as well as their FedEx Cup Points rankings in parenthesis:

Patrick Cantlay: +3, T12 (34th, missed Tour Championship)

Jake Knapp, Brandt Jobe, Scott McCarron, Steve Pate, Corey Pavin, Tom Pernice Jr., Ken Tanigawa, Duffy Waldorf: DNP (n/r)


Jennifer Brady: Brady rose to a world ranking of No. 40 following her first ever ITA Major victory, Brady actually dropped her Round of 64 matchup against Jessia Pegula in the Western & Southern Open. Still, she’s the No. 28 seed in the US Open, with her first match tonight against Anna Blinkova.

Ena Shibahara: Shibahara and her doubles teammate Bernarda Pera will be in action during the US Open on September 2 in the second round of the doubles tournament.

Marcos Giron + Mackenzie McDonald: Giron is in action during the first round of the US Open while McDonald opens his US Open against the 30-seed.

Jean-Julien Rojer: Rojer will be in action at the US Open as well, in the doubles tournament, starting on September 2.