Khalid Ballouli

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Khalid W. Ballouli

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 188 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Khalid Ballouli pitched for five seasons, peaking at AA. His grandfather Dick Fowler played in the majors.

Ballouli was with Texas A&M for the 1999 College World Series. He was 7-2 with a 5.45 ERA as a freshman that year. He improved his ERA to 4.25 as a sophomore but fell to 4-9. After a 6-4, 4.44 senior season, the Milwaukee Brewers took him in the 6th round of the 2002 amateur draft, one round before Tom Wilhelmsen. Khalid debuted as a pro with the Ogden Raptors and went 4-0 with a 4.37 ERA. He only walked 11 in 59 2/3 innings but allowed 78 hits, tied for 8th in the Pioneer League.

In 2003, the right-hander was 5-4 with two saves and a 4.15 ERA for the Beloit Snappers. He fell to 6-14, 5.95 with the 2004 High Desert Mavericks. He was second in the California League in losses (one behind Mark Comolli), 5th in hits allowed (182), tied for 5th in strikeouts with David Pauley (128), tied for 3rd in wild pitches (13) and 4th in both runs allowed (106) and earned runs (91). He served up a league-worst 23 gopher balls. He spent his last two years with the AA Huntsville Stars while battling arm injuries. He was 4-7 with two saves and a 4.82 ERA in 2005 and 2-4 with a save and a 4.15 ERA in 2006. Overall, he had gone 21-29 with five saves and a 4.96 ERA in 104 minor league games (61 starts). In 384 2/3 innings pitched, he allowed 473 hits and 102 walks while fanning 351.

Ballouli returned to Texas A&M for his Master's and PhD and then became a professor in Sports Management at the University of South Carolina. He has published numerous academic articles.