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Title: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Spence on September 11, 2007, 11:21:20 pm
If he hasn't been already.

This is a big chance for Matt. He's pitched very well since going back to AAA and in the words of Division III product ($1 to Pat, learned that from him last time around) and Yankees GM Brian Cashman "you have to earn it. He's pitched the best" of their younger guys.

The Yankees staff beyond Wang and Pettitte is a mess right now. Clemens doesn't have a win after the all-star break, Philip Hughes is on a rehab assignment, Mike Mussina has been awful after the all-star break. Ian Kennedy has 2 career starts and might be their #3 playoff starter right now.

If DeSalvo can perform down the stretch, he might very well find himself on the playoff roster.
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: Knightstalker on September 12, 2007, 11:03:49 am
Spence, Hughes has been starting for the Yankees for several weeks now and pitched well last night getting the win.
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: Spence on September 12, 2007, 04:45:52 pm
Yeah he got his first win in a month. I guess I was just hoping he was hurt lol.

Apparently the Yankees recalled several guys, that wasn't part of the first story I read.

Still, the opportunity is there if not as a starter as a long reliever.
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: old scot on January 25, 2008, 06:42:43 pm
1/5/08 Altanta Braves sign Matt Desalvo to a AAA contract. Good luck, hope to see you at Turner Field soon.
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: mideastfan on January 26, 2008, 08:01:39 am
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: Spence on January 26, 2008, 04:44:51 pm
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: OshDude on February 29, 2008, 05:37:21 pm
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.

His line in yesterday's game didn't help his cause of even making the team. Not the best first impression.

1.1 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 ER, 0 K, BS, L
Title: Re: DeSalvo to be recalled by Yankees
Post by: Spence on February 29, 2008, 05:57:18 pm
Matt should be in competition for the 4th or 5th spot in the rotation, or possibly a bullpen position.  I'm glad he got to the Bigs last year with the Yanks, but getting away from New York is probably best, with the way they trade away younger talent and go after free agent pitching.  Atlanta should be a great opportunity!

Unfortunately, Atlanta's trying to go back to the future as well, re-signing Glavine and Hampton. I don't expect that to go particularly well, but obviously they're going to be the guys. I think #5 is the only spot that's open there, or long relief.

His line in yesterday's game didn't help his cause of even making the team. Not the best first impression.

1.1 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 ER, 0 K, BS, L

That seems like an accurate assessment.
Title: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just Bill on April 30, 2008, 02:58:53 pm
Very cool news item on former UW-Stevens Point pitcher Jordan Zimmerman who is with the Nationals' High-Class A team:

The Nationals believe that right-hander Shawn Hill and lefty John Lannan are keepers in their rotation, and they could add two more potential building blocks if Class AAA righty Collin Balester arrives at the All-Star break and Class A righty Jordan Zimmermann by September. After that, the Nats could bid for younger free agents who would fit their building program. Dunn, 28, Indians left-hander C.C. Sabathia, 27, Brewers righty Ben Sheets, 29, and Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal, 30, would qualify. ...

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8086082/Trade-market-getting-ready-to-open-for-business
Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: szlongball on May 04, 2008, 12:39:34 am
Zimmerman to report to AA Harrisburg on Monday--he is on his way, and could very well be in the big league by September.
Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: chakote on May 04, 2008, 07:49:13 pm
Zimmerman to report to AA Harrisburg on Monday--he is on his way, and could very well be in the big league by September.
WOW very cool!! very cool indeed. This kid has a chance to big, I have been following him since the write up on him last year and being able to see him pitch in the WS this is a kid that really does have what it takes to go big 8)
Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 07, 2008, 06:23:24 am
Here's the link that provides Zimmemann's  info on his first start for Harrisburg last night:

http://www.senatorsbaseball.com/2008scores/hbg5060.html

Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: ShineTime on May 08, 2008, 12:22:04 pm
Can Point borrow him for the WIAC tournament this weekend?
Title: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 11, 2008, 11:55:33 pm
Here is the message board to post links, updates, progress reports, etc. on former D3 players as they head towards the major leagues.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Gustie13 on May 12, 2008, 11:08:43 am
St Olaf's Andrew Schmiesing is in the MN Twins farm system with the GCL Twins (Rookie) managed by former USt Tommie Jake Mauer. Unfortunately, he's the oldest member on a Rookie League team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: NYBB on May 21, 2008, 07:33:26 pm
Chris Denorfia from Wheaton College is on the Oakland A's and contributes all the time. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: JAF on May 22, 2008, 09:19:02 am
Does anyone know where Jim Dougher from Cortland State is? I think I remember him getting drafted by the Blue Jays.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: StarvinMarvin on May 22, 2008, 11:19:02 am
I believe he (Dougher) had a little bit of arm trouble going into camp and ended up in extended spring training.  After the draft he should be in Auburn I'm guessing.
Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: ECSUalum on May 24, 2008, 10:40:41 am
Here's the link that provides Zimmemann's  info on his first start for Harrisburg last night:

http://www.senatorsbaseball.com/2008scores/hbg5060.html



 interesting to read off the Zimmermann write-up that there are no D-I baseball   programs in Wisconsin, ie U of W Madison does not have a baseball program.  Seems that  would mean D-II and D-III get most of the top players into thier programs if the kids stay in state.  Interesting!

WLCALUM, thats for posting this
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 24, 2008, 10:45:34 am
By the way, Joey Serfass and Ryan DiPietro have been released from Mets AA and Royals A systems, respectively this spring

Matt Cooney still with Greenvile A (Red Sox) and J Lavorgna still with Kingsport Mets Rookie League Team
Title: Re: UWSP's Zimmerman a September call-up?
Post by: mr_b on May 26, 2008, 01:07:52 pm
interesting to read off the Zimmermann write-up that there are no D-I baseball   programs in Wisconsin, ie U of W Madison does not have a baseball program.
... except for UW Milwaukee, which is a D1 program that competes in the  Horizon League (http://horizonleague.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/08-basebl-championship.html), along with Butler, Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago, Youngstown, Wright State, and Valparaiso.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Falcon2720 on May 26, 2008, 07:20:33 pm
Former 2007 Emory All-American Pitcher Jason Glushon who went undrafted is in Double-A with the Midland Rockhounds of the Texas League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bronko7 on May 27, 2008, 09:27:40 am
interesting to read off the Zimmermann write-up that there are no D-I baseball   programs in Wisconsin, ie U of W Madison does not have a baseball program.
... except for UW Milwaukee, which is a D1 program that competes in the  Horizon League (http://horizonleague.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/08-basebl-championship.html), along with Butler, Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago, Youngstown, Wright State, and Valparaiso.
Sorry but the WIAC is a better conference, top 3 of the WIAC would be the top 3 of the Horizon League. If UW-Madison had a team the WIAC big timers could start to worry a little. The fact that there are barely any respectable DII's in the state makes WI a DIII power for a while..
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 27, 2008, 10:20:13 am
Bronko,

I would tend to agree with your statement.  WIAC certainly is one of the strongest Conferences in the country.  I was also surprised on how big a student population some of the UW campuses have.

Amyway, great baseball talent in WI!!!

Apologize, thought UW Milwaukee was D-II
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: AGMAN on May 27, 2008, 02:07:32 pm
Nick Vera - 2007 Graduate of Trinity (TX) University - Johnson City Cardinals (St. Louis)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 27, 2008, 07:05:03 pm
Bronko,

I would tend to agree with your statement.  WIAC certainly is one of the strongest Conferences in the country.  I was also surprised on how big a student population some of the UW campuses have.

Amyway, great baseball talent in WI!!!

Apologize, thought UW Milwaukee was D-II
Oshkosh will have 13,000+ (~500 increase) next semester. Is that a lot? Lol.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 27, 2008, 07:14:21 pm
Bronko,

I would tend to agree with your statement.  WIAC certainly is one of the strongest Conferences in the country.  I was also surprised on how big a student population some of the UW campuses have.

Amyway, great baseball talent in WI!!!

Apologize, thought UW Milwaukee was D-II

Oshkosh will have 13,000+ (~500 increase) next semester. Is that a lot? Lol.

Oshdude,

Goes to show that a lot of students think they can get a great eduaction at the D-III UW campuses, and play sports in one of the premier conferences in the nation.

Sorry about UW WW in the CWS.  Will they lose many seniors next year?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mr_b on May 27, 2008, 07:15:09 pm
...thought UW Milwaukee was D-II
Maybe you were thinking of UW Parkside (that other school in Kenosha), which is DII.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 27, 2008, 07:57:34 pm
Bronko,

I would tend to agree with your statement.  WIAC certainly is one of the strongest Conferences in the country.  I was also surprised on how big a student population some of the UW campuses have.

Amyway, great baseball talent in WI!!!

Apologize, thought UW Milwaukee was D-II

Oshkosh will have 13,000+ (~500 increase) next semester. Is that a lot? Lol.

Oshdude,

Goes to show that a lot of students think they can get a great eduaction at the D-III UW campuses, and play sports in one of the premier conferences in the nation.

Sorry about UW WW in the CWS.  Will they lose many seniors next year?

Yeah, WW loses quite a bit next year. All but one top pitcher and four big bats will be gone. But if you followed the team at the WS, Zalnis, Munn and Donovan return on offense and Dott returns on the mound.

WW will be very good, but I think the Hawks take a step back behind Oshkosh in our conference next year. That's not me being a homer. Oshkosh should be crazy good next year, bringing back all but one player (No. 3 pitcher) from a very good team this year, and gaining an impact player who missed last year with an injury.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 31, 2008, 02:24:13 am
Some current and former MLB players who came from what are now D-III schools. I included guys I remember off the top of my head who were not drafted. Feel free to add any I missed or any undrafted D-III MLB players.

From Baseball-reference.com, which I'm told was founded by former Lawrence University students:

CENTRAL REGION
Paul Miller, Carthage
Larry Biittner, Buena Vista
Dan Monzon, Buena Vista
Bill Sampen, MacMurray
Mike Rowland, Millikin
Bake McBride, Westminster

MID-ATLANTIC
Jeff Rineer, Franklin and Marshall
Tom Dettore, Juniata
Keith Glauber, Montclair State
Jay Aldrich, Montclair State
Paul Mirabella, Montclair State
Frank Eufemia, Ramapo
Jeff Datz, [Rowan]
Rick Lancellotti, [Rowan]
Kevin Gryboski, Wilkes
Dan Pasqua, William Paterson

MIDEAST
Josh Sharpless, Allegheny
Terry Mulholland, Marietta
Duane Theiss, Marietta
Kent Tekulve, Marietta
Vern Ruhle, Olivet
Mike Overy, Olivet
Jim McKee, Otterbein
Paul O'Neill, Otterbein
Lynn Jones, Thiel

MIDWEST
Chris Coste, Concordia-Moorhead
Bob Wickman, Whitewater
Jim Magnuson, Oshkosh
Dan Neumeier, Oshkosh
Doe Boyland, Oshkosh
Jim Gantner, Oshkosh
Gary Varsho, Oshkosh
Scott May, Oshkosh
Terry Jorgensen, Oshkosh
Jarrod Washburn, Oshkosh
Jack Taschner, Oshkosh

NEW ENGLAND
Scott Chiasson, Eastern Connecticut
John Caneira, Eastern Connecticut
Rich Thompson, Amherst
John Cerutti, Amherst
Ed Phillips, Colby
Jason Szuminski, MIT
Jerry Remy, Roger Williams
Mike Welch, Southern Maine
Glenn Adams, Springfield
Jonah Bayliss, Trinity

NEW YORK
Danny Garcia, Baruch
Jeff Shaver, Fredonia
Glen Cook, Ithaca
Roger Weaver, Oneonta

SOUTH
Billy Wagner, Ferrum
Eric Owens, Ferrum
Daryl Irvine, Ferrum
Tony Womack, Guilford
John Hobbs, Lynchburg

WEST
Jason Hirsh, Cal Lutheran
Don August, Chapman
Jay Pettibone, Chapman
Marty Castillo, Chapman
Tim Flannery, Chapman
Gary Lucas, Chapman
Randy Jones, Chapman
George Hinshaw, La Verne
Dave Rucker, La Verne
Dan Graham, La Verne
Jim Lentine, La Verne
John Verhoeven, La Verne
Willie Norwood, La Verne
Justin Baughman, Lewis and Clark
Scott Brosius, Linfield
Buddy Groom, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Brett Gideon, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Craig Caskey, Puget Sound
Mick Kelleher, Puget Sound
Rich Hand, Puget Sound
David Hulse, Schreiner
Mike Timlin, Southwestern
Scott Terry, Southwestern
Tony Barron, Willamette
Rusty Kuntz, [East Bay]
Steve Andrade, [East Bay]

OTHER DUDES WHO DIDN'T MAKE THE SHOW BUT CAUGHT MY EYE
Jim Riggleman, Frostburg State
Some dude named "Thomas Thomas," Menlo
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 31, 2008, 03:22:01 pm
Oshdude,

Nice complete list!!  Lot of UW Osh dudes made it to the majors... GREAT PROGRAM there.  what do you think is unique about the program at UWO that so many players made it to the majors??

Great post

Back to the student populations at UW campuses, 13K is considered petty good size, at least from D-III east coast standpoint.  I think ECSU has around 5k now, our land grant state university, UCONN ,15 miles north, I think around 17K
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 31, 2008, 05:32:15 pm
Oshdude,

Nice complete list!!  Lot of UW Osh dudes made it to the majors... GREAT PROGRAM there.  what do you think is unique about the program at UWO that so many players made it to the majors??

Great post

Back to the student populations at UW campuses, 13K is considered petty good size, at least from D-III east coast standpoint.  I think ECSU has around 5k now, our land grant state university, UCONN ,15 miles north, I think around 17K
Before utilitycat17 has a fit, I must place this disclaimer: Many, if not most, of these players did not play for D-III programs in their times.

Not sure why Oshkosh was the undisputed best in our area for so long. That's certainly not the case since Bloom took over at Stevens Point and Vodenlich went to Whitewater. St. Olaf and St. Thomas have almost always been good, but for the longest time I'm assuming Oshkosh got all the best players and had the best coaching.

Oshkosh is actually larger (much larger in many cases) than all but two Wisconsin schools. I think only Madison and Milwaukee are larger in terms of enrollment. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think UWO is about the same size as Marquette. It should be noted that UW-Green Bay, a D-I school that doesn't field all big sports, is tiny.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 31, 2008, 05:46:04 pm
Yea I saw Utilitycat's post!!!

Some people can get a little anal on the site  ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dukes on May 31, 2008, 05:59:06 pm
Total undergraduates full time(main campus) (Cost is for Tuition ONLY based on a full schedule and In state residence. These numbers may not be most up to day, or accurate, but probably pretty close. I thought it was interesting for the Midwest regional, and I would be interested in seeing it for more schools/regions.

Oshkosh              8,909 students       $5693
Whitewater         8,950  students      $5860
Stevens Point      7,865  students      $5834
Carthage             2,148 students      $25,000
St. Scholastica     1,963 students       $24,990
St. Thomas          5,142 students       $26,274
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 31, 2008, 06:32:25 pm
Total undergraduates full time(main campus) (Cost is for Tuition ONLY based on a full schedule and In state residence. These numbers may not be most up to day, or accurate, but probably pretty close. I thought it was interesting for the Midwest regional, and I would be interested in seeing it for more schools/regions.

Oshkosh              8,909 students       $5693
Whitewater         8,950  students      $5860
Stevens Point      7,865  students      $5834
Carthage             2,148 students      $25,000
St. Scholastica     1,963 students       $24,990
St. Thomas          5,142 students       $26,274
You wrote that the info is not up-to-date. I can only speak of UWO, but the undergrad headcount is now about 10,000 and climbing. Thankfully for me, the in-state tuition (and Minnesota reciprocity) is close. FYI: Out-of-state tuition is about $13,000, which directly relates to UWO's high in-state (plus MN) percentage.

In 2006 UWO had fewer than 300 out-of-state plus international undergrads. One of them could even throw a baseball really well ;). Good post.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dukes on May 31, 2008, 07:01:39 pm
I agree some of the numbers are up to date, but I think it is a pretty interesting thing anyway. Overally I guess it just impresses me how small, expensive schools must do a good job of recruiting for their programs to consistently be that good. For Carthage and CSS, and even St. Thomas, it is another hurdle in recruiting to know you have to convince a family, and a kid, that it is worth an extra $20,000+ per year. I know some academic scholarships are available and what not, but still.

Food for thought...
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: frank uible on May 31, 2008, 10:24:29 pm
Try Ray Mack and Dal Maxvill - both engineering students and both up for a lot more than a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 31, 2008, 10:57:46 pm
Baseball Almanac-Major Leaguers by Alma Mater (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Here is a great reference for baseball historians.   :)

Name the Columbia alumnus who replaced the Catholic alum at first base!  ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 31, 2008, 11:25:50 pm
Yep. Greatest baseball player in Catholic U. history is pretty easy to call.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on May 31, 2008, 11:27:12 pm
Baseball Almanac-
Name the Columbia alumnus who replaced the Catholic alum at first base!  ;)
(http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Oh, come now Ralph...can't we get a little more difficult than that? I imagine more than a few of these young whipper-snappers on here knows the name Walter Clement Pipp and that obscure guy from Columbia, Lou something or other!!  ;)

I say, really test us with a hard one!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 01, 2008, 12:19:18 am
Baseball Almanac-Major Leaguers by Alma Mater (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Here is a great reference for baseball historians.   :)

Name the Columbia alumnus who replaced the Catholic alum at first base!  ;)
Much easier way to do it ... thanks. Any chance D-III guys founded that site?

Definitely nice to have a searchable predraft (baseball, not military lol) database, but there were a few on the other site that were not on this one. The sheer depth of the Almanac is sweet. I forgot all about that site. I had moved to the Cube in recent years.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mr_b on June 01, 2008, 09:10:16 am
Baseball Almanac-Major Leaguers by Alma Mater (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Here is a great reference for baseball historians.   :)

I hadn't logged on to that site in quite a while.  It's a wonderful resource, and very easy to navigate.  Is the college alum section limited to certain types of institutions (e.g., DI or NAIA)?  The college list did not include small colleges for players such as Jim Northrup (Alma College, probably NAIA at the time) and Doug Rader (Illinois Wesleyan, also NAIA when he played there), but their alma maters (almae matres?) were given on their individual pages.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ralph Turner on June 01, 2008, 11:41:02 am
Baseball Almanac-Major Leaguers by Alma Mater (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Here is a great reference for baseball historians.   :)

I hadn't logged on to that site in quite a while.  It's a wonderful resource, and very easy to navigate.  Is the college alum section limited to certain types of institutions (e.g., DI or NAIA)?  The college list did not include small colleges for players such as Jim Northrup (Alma College, probably NAIA at the time) and Doug Rader (Illinois Wesleyan, also NAIA when he played there), but their alma maters (almae matres?) were given on their individual pages.
I think that Baseball Almanac would accept documented additions to their database!  I see NAIA schools on there now, e.g., Azusa Pacific and Oklahoma City University.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on June 01, 2008, 09:14:30 pm
Unless I missed something, I sent ECSU players not listed

Osh dude, were all the UWO MLB boys in the data base?

Ralph, thanks for posting this!! :)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 02, 2008, 01:15:03 am
Unless I missed something, I sent ECSU players not listed

Osh dude, were all the UWO MLB boys in the data base?

Ralph, thanks for posting this!! :)
All there.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 02, 2008, 01:37:04 am
Baseball Almanac-
Name the Columbia alumnus who replaced the Catholic alum at first base!  ;)
(http://www.baseball-almanac.com/college/colleges.shtml)

Oh, come now Ralph...can't we get a little more difficult than that? I imagine more than a few of these young whipper-snappers on here knows the name Walter Clement Pipp and that obscure guy from Columbia, Lou something or other!!  ;)

I say, really test us with a hard one!!

All right, though I can't find where he attended college (if, in fact, he did), who succeeded Gehrig in the Yankee line-up?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: janesvilleflash on June 02, 2008, 05:55:53 am
Babe Dahlgren
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on June 02, 2008, 07:35:02 am
He's noteworthy for another reason in MLB history.  He was the first player ever tested for a non-performance-enhancing drug (based on a rumor) way back in 1943. He was eventurally cleared of any infraction.  But, spent nearly the rest of his life trying to discover who finked him out, w/o success.  How's that?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 02, 2008, 03:05:24 pm
He's noteworthy for another reason in MLB history.  He was the first player ever tested for a non-performance-enhancing drug (based on a rumor) way back in 1943. He was eventurally cleared of any infraction.  But, spent nearly the rest of his life trying to discover who finked him out, w/o success.  How's that?

You must have read the same article I did! :D  What I found interesting (since MLB did not then have any drug testing) was that it was HE who demanded the testing, in order to clear his name.  Remember, this was soon after marijuana was first outlawed [1937?], and the movie Reefer Madness was taken quite seriously [unlike in the 60s when it was a cult classic for which the audience would get stoned and laugh uproariously].

And to give credit where credit is due: thanks, Ralph, for posting the link (on another board).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on June 03, 2008, 06:37:04 am
I actually remember that information about Dahlgren from a trivia contest I was in many moons ago.  There was a question about drug testing and this was a follow up question.  I didn't know the answer to either question, but someone else on my team did (to the surprise of everyone else). Don't know where they found it. It must be fate that the question came up here again.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LargeTuna21 on June 04, 2008, 02:58:33 pm
Nick Vera (Trinity, 2007) was drafted in the 32nd Round by the Cardinals last year. He hit .286 with 4 HRs and 29 RBIs all while being shifted to 3B after being drafted as a CF.

Also, Jacob Kaase, SS from TLU is currently still playing in the Rangers organization.
Title: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: kwizd94 on June 16, 2008, 10:40:08 am
Jimmy Dougher will be playing for the Auburn Double Day's this summer.
http://news10now.com/content/sports/118062/syracuse-chiefs-charge-to-top-of-division/Default.aspx (http://news10now.com/content/sports/118062/syracuse-chiefs-charge-to-top-of-division/Default.aspx)
Play the video.
http://www.wtvh.com/sports/19964369.html (http://www.wtvh.com/sports/19964369.html)
www.auburndoubledays.com (http://www.auburndoubledays.com)

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on June 16, 2008, 09:44:31 pm
Nick Vera (Trinity, 2007) was drafted in the 32nd Round by the Cardinals last year. He hit .286 with 4 HRs and 29 RBIs all while being shifted to 3B after being drafted as a CF.

Also, Jacob Kaase, SS from TLU is currently still playing in the Rangers organization.

Kaase started the season up in Hi-A with the Bakersfield Blaze. He played in the California League for the first month of the season, hit .282 and was then sent down to Lo-A Clinton of the Midwest League. He hasn't done much with the L'Kings.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 17, 2008, 08:28:18 pm
Fabian Gomez (who pitched for Rockford in '07) is back with the Vancouver Canadians this year.

http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/players.php
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on June 18, 2008, 07:10:16 pm
Nick Vera from Trinity, Tx is playing with the Batavia Muckdogs, the Cardinals team  in the short season "A" NY/PENN league.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 19, 2008, 07:41:38 am
Fabian Gomez (who pitched for Rockford in '07) is back with the Vancouver Canadians this year.

http://www.canadiansbaseball.com/players.php

Hey, hey! Gomez got the win vs. Tri-City last night! His pitching line is as follows:

  IP   H    R    ER   BB    SO   HR     ERA

   2    1    0     0     2      1      0      0.00
Title: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: kwizd94 on June 20, 2008, 08:20:32 am
Jimmy's Auburn Debut results for 6/19/08
Batavia Top 6th
Pitcher Change: James Dougher replaces Robert Leffler.
Edwin Gomez called out on strikes.
Blake Murphy called out on strikes.
Jermaine Curtis grounds out, third baseman Leance Soto to first baseman David Cooper.
Batavia Top 7thChris Swauger singles on a line drive to left fielder Christopher Hopkins.
Jose Garcia pops out to third baseman Leance Soto in foul territory.
Beau Riportella strikes out swinging.
Colt Sedbrook strikes out swinging.
Player       IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dougher  2.0 1 0 0    0   4   0  0.00
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: AlleyCat on June 20, 2008, 01:21:46 pm
From Cortland's web site. Zaccardo signs with Phillies. He should have been drafted, but at least he'll get a shot.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 21, 2008, 09:19:23 am
Here's an update on Rockford pitcher Bobby Findlay (now in the Frontier League):

http://rockfordriverhawks.com/news/?id=7778



Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on June 22, 2008, 03:37:46 pm
Unless I missed something, I sent ECSU players not listed

Osh dude, were all the UWO MLB boys in the data base?

Ralph, thanks for posting this!! :)

ECSU players now listed.  Sent note to web site and they were quick to respond!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on July 07, 2008, 06:09:48 am
Here's how Michael Vass' (Chapman) season has gone so far: (stats)

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/external/brandedstats/t433.html?cid=433&lid=128&t=t_ibp&sid=milb
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on July 09, 2008, 12:42:06 am
From Cortland's web site. Zaccardo signs with Phillies. He should have been drafted, but at least he'll get a shot.

So far his shot has been limited to one game. He went 0-for-2 in a limited appearance last month and he hasn't made the line-up since.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: rjburke on July 10, 2008, 11:53:10 am
Bryan Burke (Kean 2008; Frostburg 2007) has now played 19 games with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Continental Baseball League. His numbers:
  G  AB    R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  TB  BB  SO  SB  CS  OBP   SLG    AVG
19  64  14  18   1    1    0      6  21    9  13    4    1  .378  .328   .281
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on July 10, 2008, 04:05:53 pm
From Cortland's web site. Zaccardo signs with Phillies. He should have been drafted, but at least he'll get a shot.

So far his shot has been limited to one game. He went 0-for-2 in a limited appearance last month and he hasn't made the line-up since.

Guess there's a reason he didn't make the line-up. The Phillies released him.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: hokieone on July 16, 2008, 05:35:10 pm
Kenny Moreland from CNU, another quality start for the Bluefield Orioles (Rookie League), 6 innings, 6 hits, 6 K's, no runs, but no decision.

 Moreland is 2-3 on the year, and seems to be getting better every outing. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: A.G. on July 18, 2008, 05:20:35 pm
Good for Kenny.  He showed me A LOT in regionals when Hopkins got to him early and then he just shut the door on them the last 7 innings.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: DIIIBASEBALLFAN on July 20, 2008, 04:51:22 am
Kurt Yacko (Chapman University)
Casper Ghosts Rookie Pioneer League(Colorado Rockies)

ERA 1.64
Games 10
Saves 6
Innings 11.0
Strikeouts 19
AVG. .186

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Kurt%20Yacko&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543949
 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on July 21, 2008, 11:22:09 am
Yacko can only control what happens on the field and do the very best with the assignment he is given  by the Rockies.  He certainly appears to be doing both.
It is curious why the Rockies do not/did not challenge him by placing him with their NWL team which is short season A, rather than Casper which is short season Rookie.
He is a pretty high pick with very good tools.  His ability to pitch won't  be challenged much in  the Pioneer league, which has many young Latin players and many signed from high school.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on July 23, 2008, 06:38:24 pm
Yacko can only control what happens on the field and do the very best with the assignment he is given  by the Rockies.  He certainly appears to be doing both.
It is curious why the Rockies do not/did not challenge him by placing him with their NWL team which is short season A, rather than Casper which is short season Rookie.
He is a pretty high pick with very good tools.  His ability to pitch won't  be challenged much in  the Pioneer league, which has many young Latin players and many signed from high school.

That may be the Rockies plan.  Let him get a feel, build up confidence, then move him up.  Let's not forget he was a junior in a DIII school with the tools like you said and they may just want him to have that same type of success he had at Chapman to start his career.  Move him along slowly because of the tools he has.  Who knows, but he will move with those numbers, I would think.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: rjburke on July 24, 2008, 12:30:30 pm
It looks like he has had trouble only against Helena, where Vass plays.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on July 24, 2008, 01:20:45 pm
Yacko can only control what happens on the field and do the very best with the assignment he is given  by the Rockies.  He certainly appears to be doing both.
It is curious why the Rockies do not/did not challenge him by placing him with their NWL team which is short season A, rather than Casper which is short season Rookie.
He is a pretty high pick with very good tools.  His ability to pitch won't  be challenged much in  the Pioneer league, which has many young Latin players and many signed from high school.

That may be the Rockies plan.  Let him get a feel, build up confidence, then move him up.  Let's not forget he was a junior in a DIII school with the tools like you said and they may just want him to have that same type of success he had at Chapman to start his career.  Move him along slowly because of the tools he has.  Who knows, but he will move with those numbers, I would think.

Every organization is different, that is for sure.
 But Yacko had totally dominating numbers last summer in the Northwoods league, maybe even better than with Chapman.
I would think a pick in the top 10 rounds coming from college, who has shown plenty in a top Summer league would be with their NWL team.  Maybe they have him working on a new pitch and/or new approach and wanted him to gain confidence.
 Either way, his stats pretty much prove he has not much to prove in the Pioneer league.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on July 24, 2008, 06:28:04 pm
His numbers are real nice.  Can't he be moved up anytime?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: A.G. on July 26, 2008, 12:16:47 pm
Ronnie LaBrie (Lynchburg College) has his average over .300 for the GCL Nationals and got his first pro dinger earlier in the week.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: szlongball on July 31, 2008, 03:10:42 am
Jordan Zimmermann (UWSP) improved to 6-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.25 tonight with the Harrisburg Senators(AA). Rumor has it that he will be making the move to AAA very soon.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: A.G. on August 06, 2008, 12:31:08 pm
Nice article on the LC web site about LaBrie:
http://www.lynchburg.edu/x13517.xml

Quote
Recent Lynchburg College draftee Ronnie LaBrie (Vinton, VA/Staunton River), drafted in the 38th round this summer by the Washington Nationals organization, has been playing well in his first taste of professional baseball.

As of August 5, Labrie is hitting .338 for the Nationals Rookie League affiliate, the Gulf Coast Nationals, based in Viera, FL. He has played 24 games at third base and has an on-base percentage of .421 and a slugging percentage of .463. LaBrie has scored 21 runs, driven in 15 and has stolen six bags in 80 at bats.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: hokieone on August 07, 2008, 07:53:24 am
Former CNU Captain Kenny Moreland continues his successful streak with  the Bluefield Orioles, having allowed only 1 earned run in his last 29 innings. Moreland is now 4-3, walking very few batters (some things never change), and pitching lights out baseball.

With his younger brother Kevin recording 13 saves for the CPL Penninsula Pilots this summer, and an ERA under 1.00, quite a summer for the pitching Moreland Brothers.   Great article in the Daily Press  (Newport News)  on August 2, that I'll attempt to paste. No guarantees as pasting is at the extreme limit of my computer skills.

 http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-spt_moreland_0802aug02,0,1491275.story


Captains start fall practice on September 6.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: rjburke on August 10, 2008, 11:58:00 pm
Derrek Gianakis (Kean 2008) is playing with the Gulf Coast Orioles. His numbers to date:

G  AB  R  H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  TB  BB  SO  SB  CS  OBP   SLG  AVG  OPS  E 

6   20  4  5    1    0    0      4   6    1    2    0    0  .348  .300 .250  .648  0
Title: Re: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Billy 40 on August 18, 2008, 11:12:47 am
Jimmy Dougher will be playing for the Auburn Double Day's this summer.

Not quite true. He's doing well, but with the LAnsing Lugnuts.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=James%20Dougher&pos=P&sid=t458&t=p_pbp&pid=518627
Title: Jimmy Dougher Update
Post by: kwizd94 on August 19, 2008, 11:11:03 am
Jimmy got his first start this past Saturday night and retired the first 11 batters he faced.  Completed 5 innings and got the win.  He will be in the starting rotation now for the rest of the season.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=James%20Dougher&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518627
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: historymajor on August 20, 2008, 11:19:24 am
Brian Oates, Trinity Univ RHP has had a good 1st summer (hot) in Peoria, AZ Mariner rookie league.  Led team in innings, and some other categories, got shipped to Pulaski, VA team last night.  See if he can get a couple of moderate weather starts... although that nasty hurricane rain might 'dampen' his arrival.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 21, 2008, 07:26:00 am
After 43 games (7 HRs, 28 RBIs in that span) with Rookie League team Helena Michael Vass (Chapman) was recently promoted  to the West Virginia Power (A League). Nice opportunity when you can get it, eh?  :) ;) :D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: hokieone on August 24, 2008, 08:51:10 pm
   CNU's Moreland finished 6-4, led the Bluefield Orioles in ERA, and has been moved up to the High A Frederick Keys.


   Moreland walked 6 in 67.2  innings with Bluefield, 3 less than Daniel Cabrera walked in 2 2/3 innings today for the big Orioles. Maybe the O's would like to see some control for a change...

   A nice promotion for  a hard-working guy.

 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: historymajor on August 25, 2008, 02:29:10 am
Oates was masterful in his first Pulaski Maariners (A) start at the Bristol sox tonite.  (I think everbody there would rather have been at the Bristol Motor Speedway)
Pitching line:
----------IP--H-R-E-B-K-H--ERA
------------------R-B----R
Oates----5.0--4-0-0-2-5-0--0.00
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mdosfan on August 27, 2008, 12:01:32 am
How about Kiely from Trinity CT?  Heard he is out of the bullpen in the Angels system and doing well.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 03, 2008, 12:14:15 am
Saw this nugget on Rototimes.com:
Jordan Zimmerman won't be recalled by the Nationals as he is dealing with biceps tendinitis, according to Nationals.com. GM Jim Bowden said, "We felt it was better that we handle him like we did with John Lannan, where we shut him down. Jordan will be in big league camp. He has a chance to make our rotation out of Spring Training."
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: A.G. on September 03, 2008, 04:19:25 am
On the heels of an outstanding initial pro season in rookie ball, former LC SS Ronnie LaBrie will be attending instructional league with the Nationals later this fall.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: NESCAC_Watcher on September 03, 2008, 04:38:52 pm
Tim Kiely of Trinity CT is currently pitching for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League (Class A - LA Angels).  He is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 2 Saves in 21 appearances since his call up from Orem of the Pioneer League (rookie) on June 26th.  Cedar Rapids begins its first round playoff series today against TX Rangers affiliate, Clinton Lumber Kings. 

Of note is that Jimmy Dougher (Cortland State) is also pitching in the Midwest League Playoffs for the Lansing Lugnuts.  Looks like he has had himself a good year as well.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on January 30, 2009, 09:30:34 am
A couple to add.
Andrew Pinkney from Emory signed another free agent contract and likely will start on AA New Hampshire in the Blue Jays organization.
Nick Vera from Trinity, TX has been on the DL in the Cardinal's organization.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mideastfan2 on January 30, 2009, 06:21:47 pm
Marietta's Mike DeMark (class of 2006 - National Champions), was named the San Diego Padres Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2008.

http://www.marietta.edu/athletics/baseball/archive/2008-09/20081110.html

He pitched in both A and AA ball last season, not sure where he'll start this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: szlongball on January 31, 2009, 05:07:19 pm
Former UWSP pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will be with the big Club at Spring Training with a chance to head out with the Nationals at the end of camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 01, 2009, 12:03:37 pm
Emory,  http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Andrew%20Pinckney&pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456031

Nick Vera does not show up on Milb.  But he is still with the Cardinals.  He was placed on the DL after the first week of the NY/PENN season in 2008
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 01, 2009, 08:42:13 pm
I can't find James Dougher on Milb either.
He was in the Jays organization and had a good season at Low A Lansing, MI.
He does not show up on the BA lists as having been released or retired, either.
Any thoughts?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: DIII Dad on February 01, 2009, 10:30:02 pm
Infielddad - I went to the Lansing Lugnuts website and clicked on league transactions. Looked through the different months and found that on Sept. 4 it says Dougher was removed from roster. Don't know if he was demoted or let go out right.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 01, 2009, 10:58:19 pm
Emory,  http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Andrew%20Pinckney&pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456031

Nick Vera does not show up on Milb.  But he is still with the Cardinals.  He was placed on the DL after the first week of the NY/PENN season in 2008
Thanks. Would have helped if I spelled his name correctly  ::)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on February 02, 2009, 09:16:54 pm
as of end 2008 Matt Cooney ECSU in Red Sox organization
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Matthew%20Cooney&pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=524088
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on February 02, 2009, 09:26:30 pm
Off Greenville Drive web site:

http://www.greenvilledrive.com/clubhouse/transactions/index.html?p=200806

06/01/2008 Matt Cooney  Transferred to Lowell (Short-A)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 03, 2009, 08:17:27 am
Off Greenville Drive web site:

http://www.greenvilledrive.com/clubhouse/transactions/index.html?p=200806

06/01/2008 Matt Cooney  Transferred to Lowell (Short-A)
The MiLB site says Cooney's been released. He wasn't on the Lowell roster as of September. Found this (http://www.soxprospects.com/players/cooney-matt.htm) and this (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?m=200901&paged=2) also saying he was released in January.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on February 03, 2009, 05:38:57 pm
Osh,

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR FOLLOW UP AND LOOKING DEEPER INTO TO COONEY SITUATION.  HE WAS A PRETTY GOOD DEFENSIVE CATCHER, BUT A LITTLE WEEK AT THE BAT.

GOOD LUCK TO YOUR UWO BOYS THIS YEAR.  ROOTING FOR UWO OR ANOTHER WIAC TEAM TO BRING THE HOARDS BACK TO APPLETON THIS YEAR :)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KSCfan on February 10, 2009, 12:44:15 pm
Oshdude- thanks for the list of D3 players in the bigs, i always like checking up on D3 players, espically NE ones. 

Anyone have any idea on if Tip Fairchild is still playing in the Houston System.  I know he has battled some injuries lately and i was wondering if he was going to end up back in Double A
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 10, 2009, 02:31:43 pm
KSC,
Other than Zimmerman and maybe 3-4 others, there isn't a single one of these kids who knows whether they will have an assignment come April or be out of baseball. Even Jack Taschner has some uncertainty, but his is more likely where he pitches in MLB, not whether. I think he will remain with the Giants but they have a lot of pitching..a lot of lefties, too.
 Probably close to 1/2 of them will be out of baseball.
About the first week in March, those who received a contract for the upcoming year will report to Spring Training.
For about 3 weeks, they will compete with about 180 other players/pitchers for about 100 rosters spots that will be assigned at AAA, AA, High A and Low A. There are also about 25 or so in the MLB camp who don't make the 25 man roster and they drop down to the Milb camp on a constant basis.  So, there are roughly 200 competing for 100 roster spots come April.

For the 100 or so who do not get a spot on a roster, most will be released.  Others  will get assigned to extended Spring Training with their baseball career extended to the draft and short season assignments.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KSCfan on February 11, 2009, 07:59:25 am
Thanks for the well rounded info infielddad, Much appreciated
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 11, 2009, 10:09:16 am
Yep, that list above will definitely be shorter in a month or so. I'll edit it as contracts are tendered.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 11, 2009, 10:51:26 am
Oshdude- thanks for the list of D3 players in the bigs, i always like checking up on D3 players, espically NE ones. 

Anyone have any idea on if Tip Fairchild is still playing in the Houston System.  I know he has battled some injuries lately and i was wondering if he was going to end up back in Double A
Added to the list. Anyone else out there? I'm sure we don't have them all.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: JAdaPrince on February 13, 2009, 02:51:33 pm
Erik Arnesen from Grove City is in the Nationals organization
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 03, 2009, 04:34:11 pm
Besides the guys already listed as big leaguers above, DeSalvo (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/stats/sortable_player_stats.jsp?c_id=nym) and Zimmerman (http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/stats/sortable_player_stats.jsp?c_id=was) are in camps as non-roster invitees.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LTBB1971 on March 04, 2009, 10:33:00 am
Any one heard where is CF Matt Smith and RF Chris Pecora of NC Wesleyan?  I know Pecora played for Gateway Grizzlies last year but anyone know latest?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on March 04, 2009, 11:17:53 am
Players from last year who have been offered a contract by the MLB team(many are not and are released) will be reporting to Spring Training in the next day or two.
They will then compete with about 200 players for 100 roster spots on full season Milb teams. 
Those rosters will be finalized around 4/1/09 and posted on Milb by the start of the season in Milb.
Until then, every one in a Minor league camp is playing for his baseball life and many will end around 4/1/09.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 05, 2009, 05:33:28 am
Zimmerman ran his perfect streak to 5 IP yesterday, albeit against a Mets lineup of mostly AAAA guys. But in his first outing against the Tigers, Z set down Guillen, Ordonez and Cabrera in order.

Zimmerman's spring line to date: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 05, 2009, 08:46:40 pm
Scott Chiasson, (ECSU), invited with Baltimore in Spring Training. See career stats here:
http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=18375

Was with Norfolk Tides AAA  and Mexican League in 2008, back from Japan, 2007.

He is now 31 yrs old
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 05, 2009, 11:08:25 pm
Scott Chiasson, (ECSU), invited with Baltimore in Spring Training. See career stats here:
http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=18375

Was with Norfolk Tides AAA  and Mexican League in 2008, back from Japan, 2007.

He is now 31 yrs old
Thanks for the heads-up. +k
To put a finer point on Jordan Zimmerman's spring numbers, he has allowed one ball out of the infield – eight groundouts, six strikeouts and one flyout.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 06, 2009, 12:49:48 pm
Thanks Osh :D

Zimmerman, AN AMAZING ATHLETE!!!!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 10, 2009, 03:35:34 am
Quick update on D-III guys this spring.

Scott Chiasson (Orioles): 2 G, 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Zimmerman (Nationals): 2 G, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Matt DeSalvo (Mets): 4 G, 5 IP, 1.80 ERA, 3 H, 1 ER (solo HR), 1 BB, 3 K

Chris Denorfia (Italy): 2 G, .571 (4/7) AVG, 1.667 OPS, 3 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Chris Denorfia (A's): 4 G, .250 (2/8) AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K
Chris Coste (Phillies): 2 G, .000 (0/2) AVG, all zeros

Jarrod Washburn (Mariners): 3 G, 1-1, 8.31 ERA, 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 HBP, 1 BB, 0 K
Jack Taschner (Giants): 4 G, 0-0, 8.31 ERA, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 3 K
Jason Hirsh (Rockies): 3 G, 0-1, 14.04 ERA, 8.1 IP, 19 H, 13 ER, 8 BB, 2 K

Jonah Bayliss was not invited to Jays (he was traded last June) camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 10, 2009, 09:23:27 pm
Osh,

Nice job with the stats :) :) :)
Much appreciated!!! +k for your efforts
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 11, 2009, 09:28:04 am
Zimmerman threw yesterday against basically the same Mets lineup he tore through in his last outing (none of the Mets stars played). Still has not given up a run, but he now has a WHIP over .000. His line was 3.1 IP, 4 H (all singles), 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K.

JZ's spring line is now 8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 11, 2009, 09:48:36 am
C Vinny Rottino (Wisconsin-La Crosse), played for Italy in the WBC. After sending Canada home Italy is now now out of it.

Rottino's Brewers line is 4 G, .250 (1/4) AVG, 2 R, 1 RBI
Rottino's Italy line was 2 G, .250 (1/4) AVG, 2B, K
Denorfia led Italy in just about every hitting category.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 11, 2009, 10:09:28 am
Yet another D3 guy in camp I missed is Methodist P Blake Maxwell (Red Sox). Thanks, "narch."

Maxwell's spring line: 1 G, 1 IP, SV, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on March 16, 2009, 05:04:23 pm
Osh,
Thanks for doing all of this.
A couple of updates:
The Menlo College website lists Jimmy Goethalls as returning as an assistant coach after completing his Milb career.
Nick Vera of Trinity, Tx is indeed in the Cardinals Milb camp competing for a spot as a 3B.  Nick is coming off a season ending injury early in the 2008 short season campaign when he was in Batavia.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 16, 2009, 05:33:09 pm
Osh,
Thanks for doing all of this.
A couple of updates:
The Menlo College website lists Jimmy Goethalls as returning as an assistant coach after completing his Milb career.
Nick Vera of Trinity, Tx is indeed in the Cardinals Milb camp competing for a spot as a 3B.  Nick is coming off a season ending injury early in the 2008 short season campaign when he was in Batavia.
Thanks. Do you have a link for the Goethals story? I only saw that he's back on the Menlo staff, although I'll admit to a lazy search.

I have my eyes peeled for Vera as well. Let me know if you see a link before I do. The link is the only holdup. I'll put him at the end with the reserved players for now.

If I missed a player or have incorrect info, please let me know. That goes for anyone out there. If you missed the breaking story, America's Finest News Source, The Onion, reported there was an error found on the Internet. And I don't want to be responsible for any further damage to the Internet's formerly pristine credibility.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on March 16, 2009, 05:45:43 pm
Here is the link to the Menlo coaches:

http://athletics.menlo.edu/coaches.php?spcat=14

I have a pretty good source on how Nick Vera is doing and will update when I hear something.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: szlongball on March 17, 2009, 11:52:40 am
Jordan Zimmermann's line from yesterday
4 IP 2 hits O runs 0 bb 6 ks and the win in relief.  Still has an Era OF 0.00
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 24, 2009, 01:51:06 pm
Osh,

Update on Scott Chiasson:

Monday, USA Today reported he was released by the Orioles.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 25, 2009, 09:33:32 am
Osh,

Update on Scott Chiasson:

Monday, USA Today reported he was released by the Orioles.
Bummer ... thanks for the update. At least he had good numbers. I'm gonna wait until after teams break camp before I cross anyone off. Never know, Chiasson could get picked up.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on March 25, 2009, 10:48:47 am
Jordan Zimmermann's line from yesterday
4 IP 2 hits O runs 0 bb 6 ks and the win in relief.  Still has an Era OF 0.00

This morning's Washington Post reports that Zimmerman will likely be sent to AAA for the start of the season and be called up in mid-April when the Nats need a 5th starter.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 25, 2009, 11:19:15 am
Zimmerman seems to have the talent to become another great MLB pitcher, like T Mulholland or J Washburn.

Best of luck to Jordan in getting to the big show and staying healthy
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 25, 2009, 01:33:09 pm
Osh,

Update on Scott Chiasson:

Monday, USA Today reported he was released by the Orioles.
Bummer ... thanks for the update. At least he had good numbers. I'm gonna wait until after teams break camp before I cross anyone off. Never know, Chiasson could get picked up.

Osh,

Good point.  I think I also read Scott may go back to Mexican League.  However, I think his age is now becoming a factor in how Major/Minor League Baseball looks at him
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on March 27, 2009, 06:49:07 am
Jordan Zimmermann yesterday:  5 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 8 Ks against Astros AAA
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on March 27, 2009, 11:17:19 am
Jordan Zimmermann yesterday:  5 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 8 Ks against Astros AAA

I can't see how he stays in AAA for very long.  I thought he would make the big club to start the season the why he has been pitching and with the job he did last year.  The Nats are that deep with pitching?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on March 27, 2009, 11:41:22 am
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 27, 2009, 12:42:12 pm
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

Big Poppa beat me to this.  Had the Nationals been in the playoff race, you can be assured that Zimmermann would have some MLB experience.  I remember when Andrew Jones came up.  He was brought up just before the deadline to be able to play in the playoffs as the Braves did not want his bat to be missing from their line-up.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on March 27, 2009, 06:18:18 pm
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

That makes more sense to me now.....but since they think highly of him, and the staff they have, why not go with him.  Maybe it's part of their "plan" to save a year but didn't Longoria stay with Tampa, and to save a year for what? To let him pitch in the minors and continue to get minor leaguers out , I don't see it.  Clearly he has shown he can get guys out and the Nats stink (59-102 last year), if he does his job and they think so highly of him they can sign him to a contract at the end of the year? Or do you think he needs another year or part of a year to be effective in the bigs?  He sure seems to do well at every stop along the way, why not give him a shot?   
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on March 27, 2009, 09:45:57 pm
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

That makes more sense to me now.....but since they think highly of him, and the staff they have, why not go with him.  Maybe it's part of their "plan" to save a year but didn't Longoria stay with Tampa, and to save a year for what? To let him pitch in the minors and continue to get minor leaguers out , I don't see it.  Clearly he has shown he can get guys out and the Nats stink (59-102 last year), if he does his job and they think so highly of him they can sign him to a contract at the end of the year? Or do you think he needs another year or part of a year to be effective in the bigs?  He sure seems to do well at every stop along the way, why not give him a shot?  

With their schedule, the Nats won't need a fifth starter until April 19.  Look for him to be called up then.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on March 27, 2009, 11:59:25 pm
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

I wonder if this is the right approach in the long run.
You are right that it does not start the clock in terms of years of service.
But, the player knows how he is being treated.
This is when they really learn this is a business not a game and the ownership has all the tools...until you approach arbitration.
If Zimmerman turns out to be a major talent, I will bet the Nats regret this move.  It will cost them in arbitration or to sign him and avoid arbitration.
For one to two starts and the asserted protection, the Nats expose themselves and show that a few $$$$ is far more important than winning and looking at the longer term with the players in their system.
The Pirates have a very good history of making similar decisions...with similar results.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on March 29, 2009, 08:39:10 am
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

That makes more sense to me now.....but since they think highly of him, and the staff they have, why not go with him.  Maybe it's part of their "plan" to save a year but didn't Longoria stay with Tampa, and to save a year for what? To let him pitch in the minors and continue to get minor leaguers out , I don't see it.  Clearly he has shown he can get guys out and the Nats stink (59-102 last year), if he does his job and they think so highly of him they can sign him to a contract at the end of the year? Or do you think he needs another year or part of a year to be effective in the bigs?  He sure seems to do well at every stop along the way, why not give him a shot?  

With their schedule, the Nats won't need a fifth starter until April 19.  Look for him to be called up then.


Confirmed in this morning's Washington Post,  Zimmermann is the Nats' fifth starter, will begin the season in AAA and will be called up to start on April 19 against the Marlins.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 29, 2009, 09:10:23 am
If anyone cares Oshkosh's Jack Taschner was traded to the Phillies for Ronny Paulino, which means Moorhead's Chris Coste won the backup catcher gig in Philly.

Paulino was then traded to the Marlins for what it's worth.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 29, 2009, 12:44:04 pm
By starting Zimmerman in AAA for a month, the Nats do not have to start his clock towards years of service in MLB for future contracts. Rays did the same with Evan Longoria last year. It allows them to keep him in their system for an extra season before he can bolt via free agency. Clearly, they think very highly of him.

That makes more sense to me now.....but since they think highly of him, and the staff they have, why not go with him.  Maybe it's part of their "plan" to save a year but didn't Longoria stay with Tampa, and to save a year for what? To let him pitch in the minors and continue to get minor leaguers out , I don't see it.  Clearly he has shown he can get guys out and the Nats stink (59-102 last year), if he does his job and they think so highly of him they can sign him to a contract at the end of the year? Or do you think he needs another year or part of a year to be effective in the bigs?  He sure seems to do well at every stop along the way, why not give him a shot?  

With their schedule, the Nats won't need a fifth starter until April 19.  Look for him to be called up then.


Confirmed in this morning's Washington Post,  Zimmermann is the Nats' fifth starter, will begin the season in AAA and will be called up to start on April 19 against the Marlins.

Best of luck to Jordan!!  I will now be rooting for him and the Nationals once he arrives ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: NESCAC_Watcher on April 07, 2009, 09:13:43 am
Quick update on Tim Kiely (Trinity College, CT): Including closing a Major League Spring Training Game against the Royals, Tim went 16 innings this spring without giving up an earned run...He has been moved out of the bullpen and back into the starting rotation and will be starting this Saturday for the Advanced A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (LAA Angels) of the California League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 07, 2009, 08:44:34 pm
Chris Pecora was released by the Gateway Grizzlies-per 4/1/09 Frontier League transactions:

Andy Clark (Franklin) and Jonathan Miller (Concordia-TX) are with Florence City (the latter was traded from River City)

Windy City re-signed C Doug Coe (played for UW-Stevens Point) after reinstating him from the retired list last month

Brett Amyx (UT-Tyler) is with the Bossier-Shreveport Captains of the American Association

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 07, 2009, 09:04:11 pm
Chris DeNorfia is with the Sacramento RiverCats (AAA):
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Timmy on April 07, 2009, 09:14:58 pm
Just found this board. I thought it was interesting. I will add another name to the list. Greg Reinhard, UW-Whitewter, Pitcher for Iowa Cubs AAA.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Timmy on April 08, 2009, 10:17:10 pm
Update: Billy Johnson was signed by the brewers, but didn't pass his physical as he found out he needed shoulder surgery (tough luck)

Vinny Rottino was asked to go the Brewers AA in Huntsville.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on April 08, 2009, 10:42:53 pm
I read in Baseball America, http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=3076#more-3076  (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=3076#more-3076), that Dougher was released by the Blue Jays.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 09, 2009, 12:21:20 pm
I read in Baseball America, http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=3076#more-3076  (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=3076#more-3076), that Dougher was released by the Blue Jays.

That's ashame, what a great arm he had!! :(
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on April 13, 2009, 10:04:08 am
UW-Stevens Point's Baseball website (http://athletics.uwsp.edu/index.aspx?path=baseball&tab=menssports) has started the Countdown clock to Jordan Zimmermann's first major league start.

5 days 11 hrs. 29 mins  05 sec.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 13, 2009, 12:28:01 pm
UW-Stevens Point's Baseball website (http://athletics.uwsp.edu/index.aspx?path=baseball&tab=menssports) has started the Countdown clock to Jordan Zimmermann's first major league start.

5 days 11 hrs. 29 mins  05 sec.

That is really cool!!!! really rooting for Jordan this year, WIAC has produced some fine pitchers ;D

We all wish him the best of luck , ( health and success )in MLB ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on April 13, 2009, 12:51:02 pm
At this point, Zimmerman's final AAA start before his call-up will be in Allentown, Pa. against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on April 13, 2009, 01:02:34 pm
This will make three former WIAC pitchers on current MLB rosters. Jarrod Washburn and Jack Taschner (UW-Oshkosh) and Zimmerman (UW-Stevens Point).

I think that will be more than half (3/5) of the D3 big leaguyers from one conference. Shane Coste is from Concordia- Moorehead and Chris Denofrio is from Wheaton (Mass). Am I missing any others?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on April 14, 2009, 12:16:29 pm
Alvernia IF Zach Lutz, high-A, St. Lucie Mets

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Zachary%20Lutz&pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518963 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Zachary%20Lutz&pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518963)

Lutz has barely played since being drafted in 2007. He's missed most of the last two years with injuries. He was hitting around .300 after the first weekend of the season.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on April 20, 2009, 06:43:35 am
Nice feature on Zimmermann in this mornings Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902055.html
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 20, 2009, 11:12:18 pm
Nice feature on Zimmermann in this mornings Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902055.html

Zimmermann pitched 6 innings and was pulled for a pinch-hitter after the Nationals took the lead. If I recall the rules correctly, the worst he can get tonight is a no-decision, correct?

(Washington is still up 3-2 in the 7th as I post).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on April 20, 2009, 11:27:35 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 20, 2009, 11:42:47 pm
Now they're in a rain delay -the Braves were up with 2 out and none on in the top of the 8th when it was stopped.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 20, 2009, 11:53:09 pm
Game just resumed.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 21, 2009, 12:17:01 am
Washington hods on and wins, 3-2.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 21, 2009, 12:52:20 am
Just in case anyone didn't follow the implications, Zimmermann gets the win, and is now 1-0 with a 3.00 era.  His batting average, alas, is .000 (0 for 1). :D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on April 21, 2009, 02:50:01 am
Just in case anyone didn't follow the implications, Zimmermann gets the win, and is now 1-0 with a 3.00 era.  His batting average, alas, is .000 (0 for 1). :D

...with 1 sacrifice bunt to boot!!  Let's hope for the ERA to go down and the win total and BA to go up!!  ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2009, 02:14:58 pm
Atlanta           IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe (L, 1-1) 6.0 7 3 3 3 2 0 3.27
O'Flaherty      1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.23
Soriano         1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00

Washington                   IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zimmermann, J (W, 1-0) 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 3.00

Wells (H, 1)                   1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Beimel (H, 4)                  0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.23
Mock (H, 1)                    0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hanrahan (S, 1)             1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.50
 

IBB: Willingham (by Lowe).
HBP: Willingham (by Soriano).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe 115-64, O'Flaherty 19-13, Soriano 24-13, Zimmermann, J 72-51, Wells 8-4, Beimel 5-4, Mock 2-2, Hanrahan 15-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe 8-8, O'Flaherty 2-0, Soriano 0-0, Zimmermann, J 9-5, Wells 1-2, Beimel 1-1, Mock 1-0, Hanrahan 1-1.
Batters faced: Lowe 27, O'Flaherty 3, Soriano 6, Zimmermann, J 22, Wells 4, Beimel 2, Mock 1, Hanrahan 4.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: . 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 58 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:24 (2:43 delay).
Att: 12,473.
April 20, 2009
 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 22, 2009, 07:03:47 am
Besides JZ, Washburn, Kaase, Reinhard, Remo, Figueroa, Furbush, Binick, Bayliss, Kiely, Esposito, Arnesen, Chiasson, Glushon, Lutz, Gilbert, Kulik and Paterson are all off to outstanding starts.

Beazley, Glushon, Wagner and Tupman have spent time on the DL.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 23, 2009, 04:37:28 pm
Zimmermann wins big league debut
Delayed start does not faze rookie right-hander 
 
Jesus Flores singles home Elijah Dukes to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning


04/21/09 2:29 AM ET

Box >
WASHINGTON -- After a two-hour, 10-minute rain delay, rookie right-hander Jordan Zimmermann threw his first big league pitch at 9:15 p.m. ET on Monday. From that point on, he was solid, as the Nationals edged the Braves, 3-2, at Nationals Park.

Zimmermann, the team's best prospect entering this season, went six innings and gave up two runs on six hits. He threw 72 pitches, 51 of them for strikes.

Manager Manny Acta thought about letting Zimmermann pitch another inning, but the Nationals started a rally in the bottom of the sixth, so Acta decided to have Alex Cintron pinch-hit.

"I had my helmet and batting gloves on, and John Lannan said, 'Cintron may be hitting for you if [Alberto Gonzalez doesn't hit into a double play],' " Zimmermann said. "I'm already on deck, and I put everything away and sat down. The only way I was going back out there was if Gonzalez hit into a double play, which he didn't. Everything worked out well."

In his two-plus seasons in the big leagues, catcher Jesus Flores said, he has never caught a pitcher like Zimmermann. Flores said the young hurler was focused and throwing the ball from both sides of the plate.

"He has tremendous command with his pitches. He threw the ball very well today," Flores said.

Zimmermann cruised until the fourth inning, when he gave up a two-run homer to Matt Diaz. After that he retired six of the next seven hitters he faced.

Acta said that Zimmermann threw even harder on Monday than he did during Spring Training. Zimmermann's fastball was clocked at 95 mph against the Braves.

"He was pretty impressive, especially since this was not the nicest day to play baseball," Acta said. "The kid hung in there and was very patient in the clubhouse. He went out there and gave us a tremendous effort."

After the Diaz homer, the Nationals came back and were able to get the victory for Zimmermann, starting with the bottom of the fourth inning.

With right-hander Derek Lowe on the mound, Elijah Dukes singled to right field to drive in Nick Johnson and cut the lead by one. Two batters later, Flores tied the score with a sacrifice fly to left field to send home Ryan Zimmerman.

Flores gave Washington the lead two innings later, when he singled to left field to drive in Dukes.

Zimmermann was named the Nationals' fifth starter during Spring Training with the understanding that he would pitch with Triple-A Syracuse until his services were needed 11 games into the schedule.

The 22-year-old made one start with the Chiefs, tossing 5 1/3 innings on April 9 against Rochester. He was supposed to pitch last Tuesday, but that game was called because of rain. Instead he threw a simulated game and pitched six innings.

Zimmermann was scheduled to make his Major League debut on Sunday against the Marlins, but the start was pushed back a day because of the rainout between the Nationals and Phillies last Wednesday.

Then there was the delay this time around.

"It has been a long two weeks, I should say, having to go out to Syracuse and knowing that I'm going to be here on the 19th," Zimmermann said. "Then a rain postponement, and it got pushed back to the 20th. And I get here, and it's raining again. It was a pretty long two weeks, and I was just happy to be in the game tonight and get this out of the way."

For the first time since last Thursday, against the Phillies, the Nationals preserved a victory, with Kip Wells, Joe Beimel, Garrett Mock and Joel Hanrahan pitching a combined three shutout innings.

Hanrahan, who picked up his first save of the season, needed this game after blowing save opportunities on Friday and Saturday against the Marlins. He acknowledged that Sunday was a long day, as he was not available after pitching three games in a row.

"Any time you mess up, you want to get back out there," Hanrahan said. "It felt good to go out there to get the job done."

And preserve the victory for Zimmermann.

A happy Zimmermann said that he was going to his apartment after the game to celebrate with his parents, grandparents and 20 friends from Wisconsin.

"All 25 people are probably going to come over and hang out for a while," he said. "Then it's time for bed and back to the ballpark."

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 26, 2009, 05:07:28 pm
Zimmermann's record improved to 2-0, Nationals beat the Mets earlier today 8-1.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 26, 2009, 06:04:50 pm
Yep, Jordan now 2-0 with a 2.38 era, but his BA is still .000 (now 0-4)! ;)  (C'mon, pop a HR for d3! :D)

He's definitely a rookie.  si.com posts a picture of the winning and losing pitchers; no picture for Zimmermann. :(
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BaseballFan on April 26, 2009, 06:14:32 pm
Yep, Jordan now 2-0 with a 2.38 era, but his BA is still .000 (now 0-4)! ;)  (C'mon, pop a HR for d3! :D)

He's definitely a rookie.  si.com posts a picture of the winning and losing pitchers; no picture for Zimmermann. :(

thats because its si.com, they are inferior to espn, yahoo, mlb
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just Bill on April 26, 2009, 10:32:10 pm
Yep, Jordan now 2-0 with a 2.38 era, but his BA is still .000 (now 0-4)! ;)  (C'mon, pop a HR for d3! :D)

He's definitely a rookie.  si.com posts a picture of the winning and losing pitchers; no picture for Zimmermann. :(

You can quote me right now.  Barring injury, Jordan hits a home run before the end of the season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on April 27, 2009, 04:27:58 am
Yep, Jordan now 2-0 with a 2.38 A, but his BA is still .000 (now 0-4)! ;)  (C'mon, pop a HR for d3! :D)

He's definitely a rookie.  si.com posts a picture of the winning and losing pitchers; no picture for Zimmermann. :(

don't forget that sac bunt in his first game!!   ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 27, 2009, 05:24:45 pm
From Fox Sports on MSN:

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite an inept start to the season, the Washington Nationals have a couple of reasons to get excited in Jordan Zimmermann and Jesus Flores.

Zimmermann showed off the impressive combination of sharp stuff and steady composure that makes him one of baseball's top prospects, and Flores led the offensive charge Sunday as Washington routed the New York Mets 8-1 for its first road victory of the year.
"It feels great. We know that we're better than our record shows," manager Manny Acta said. "We needed a game like this."

Flores homered and drove in three runs against his former club, Austin Kearns also teed off on an ineffective Oliver Perez and the Nationals improved the majors' worst record to 4-13.

The 22-year-old Zimmermann (2-0) beat Atlanta 3-2 in his major league debut last Monday and stifled the inconsistent Mets, too. Mixing a 95 mph fastball with snappy off-speed pitches, he struck out slumping David Wright three times and allowed one run with six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

"He's going to give us a chance every game to win," Adam Dunn said. "He's got a real calm demeanor. He's got the perfect pitcher's mentality."

Handed an 8-1 lead, Mike Hinckley, Garrett Mock and Kip Wells provided hitless relief as Washington won for the first time in nine games away from home.

Zimmermann and starter Shairon Martis, both rookies, have all four wins for the Nationals.

It was a lethargic loss for the Mets (8-10), who host first-place Florida for a three-game series beginning Monday night at Citi Field. Converted infielder Daniel Murphy botched another line drive to left field and Carlos Beltran pulled up on an attempted steal, thinking he heard the ball hit the bat.

"It was a mistake. I know that I should slide right there," said Beltran, tagged out easily on the play.

Before this season, Zimmermann had never been above Double-A. But despite his inexperience, he pitched with the sort of poise and grit the Mets have long sought from Perez (1-2).

After getting tagged for seven runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings, the erratic lefty has a 9.31 ERA. Only four starts after re-signing with New York for $36 million over three years, he could be in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation.

"I'm really concerned about him at this point. I don't know what we do. I'm not going to come out and make a decision right now," manager Jerry Manuel said. "I haven't seen stuff yet. I don't know what it is with Ollie. I'm going to sit down and talk with him and try to figure it out."

Perez has allowed 15 walks and 23 hits in 19 1-3 innings. He was booed off the field by a frustrated crowd of 40,023 - even Wright heard catcalls during an 0-for-4 day that included a run-scoring throwing error from third base.

The All-Star slugger has fanned 23 times in 70 at-bats this season, an alarming rate for a player who set a career high last year with 118 strikeouts. He has one home run and six RBIs.

Manuel was asked if Wright needs a day off.

"I think I need one," he said.

Flores finished with three hits and a walk, including a two-run homer (his second of the series) and an RBI single. After driving in 59 runs in 90 games last year, he is batting .327 with 10 RBIs.

The young catcher was snatched up by Washington when the Mets left him unprotected in the December 2006 winter meeting draft (Rule 5), a move that certainly appears to be a mistake.

"He's a good hitter - period," Acta said. "Especially against left-handers, he's a killer."

Kearns' solo shot to center, estimated at 420 feet, started a four-run surge in the fifth. The ball landed on the painted black turf that serves as the batters' eye at Citi Field, and it was the first home run in the spacious new ballpark that went between the alleys.

"I'm not doing my job and I don't feel good about that," Perez said. "It's not there
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 01, 2009, 10:36:43 pm
Zimmermann, alas, took his first loss tonight.  In 5.2 innings he yielded 8 hits and 5 earned runs.  He did have 6 Ks, but also gave up 3 HRs.  (And, alas, his ba is still .000 ;))
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just Bill on May 01, 2009, 11:55:45 pm
Zimmermann isn't the first and won't be the last guy to watch an Albert Pujols blast land closer to the parking lot than to home plate.  In a weird way it kind of makes him fully initiated now.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ecfaninri on May 02, 2009, 07:19:41 am
It's interesting... seeing Zimmerman now performing on the big stage when we saw him in Appleton just two years ago. D3 baseball gets to show off its talent more often than not, maybe its just the magic of the game, but its very interesting to be a part of.   Plus its also nice to pick up a guy like Jordan for fantasy baseball when not many people have actually seen him pitch.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 12, 2009, 01:31:01 pm
Jordan with a rough 1st inn, (only), in last outing against LA.

LAST GAME
DATE    OPP      RESULT     IP H R ER BB K PIT ERA*
May 7 Dodgers W 11-9      6 6  6  6   3 4  95 5.48



Pitching tonight  @ SF I believe
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 13, 2009, 08:20:34 am
Another "no-decision" for J Zimmermann last night:

IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   NP     ERA

 6    7     5    5    2      8     0    104*   5.90



*- 66 for strikes
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on May 21, 2009, 07:10:32 pm
Watching CBS News this evening, they had a segment on a guy named Venditi, who plays for one of the Yankees Minor league teams, who PITCHES TO THE SAME BATTER WITH BOTH ARMS!!!!

Right handed with good velocity, left handed with more "Junk".  He averages 2 SO's per inning if I remember correctly!!

Anyone else see this.? Aparently they have the Venditti Rule that Venditti has to declare which arm he will use for first pitch, then the batter can switch hit once, then has to stay in that side of plate thereafter.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on May 21, 2009, 09:28:24 pm
Greg Harris did it in a big league game. When I was a head coach, I hired Greg as my pitching coach and he was amazing to watch as he could show guys things from BOTH sides!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on June 01, 2009, 11:25:10 am
Dan Kazrowski (Hamline) has signed with the St. Paul Saints. He made his first start this weekend and collected three hits, including a home run.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on June 01, 2009, 11:27:00 am
It wouldn't surprise me to see Vieira go back to Jamestown once the New York-Penn League starts. He missed part of the season with injuries last year and the Marlins may have just needed an extra left-handed arm in Jupiter. I think he'll eventually make it up there but again, I think he's bound for Jamestown again.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: AlleyCat on June 01, 2009, 12:49:28 pm
Anybody know anything about Gardner from Ithaca? He was with Cincy last year.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on June 01, 2009, 07:32:57 pm
Anybody know anything about Gardner from Ithaca? He was with Cincy last year.


I'd imagine he's still in the Reds system and will be spending the entire short-season season with the Billings Mustangs in the Pioneer League. He only made a couple of appearances last summer between the Gulf Coast League and Billings.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KSCfan on June 03, 2009, 08:53:22 am
Tim Kiely from Trinity is currently 4-4 for the Rancho Quakes in A advanced.  His era is kind of high with a 4.65 but seems to be pitching better as of late. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Hammer Ball on June 03, 2009, 09:48:27 am
I think a 4.65 ERA in the Cal League is not as bad as in almost all other leagues.  It is kind of the opposite of the FSL where a low ERA is not as worthy of mention as in most other leagues.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: NESCAC_Watcher on June 03, 2009, 03:15:31 pm
The Cal. League has to be one of the most difficult league's in the country to pitch in.  Lancaster alone averages a 20 mile per hour wind blowing out (always blowing out based on its location) and 2 weeks ago it had sustained 40 mph winds....how can anyone pitch in that...That stadium is also the reason the Red Sox relocated from there this season...they couldn't get an accurate gauge on their prospects...hitter's numbers were inflated for the better, and pitcher's numbers were inflated for the worse...
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 04, 2009, 06:28:51 pm
Oh, man, what a quandary!

Zimmermann is pitching very well - only 3 hits and 2 runs through 5.  The problem for me is his opponent is one of my heroes: the Big Unit is going for #300, and so far has a 1-hit shutout going.

D3 or 300?? ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 04, 2009, 07:29:27 pm
Oh, man, what a quandary!

Zimmermann is pitching very well - only 3 hits and 2 runs through 5.  The problem for me is his opponent is one of my heroes: the Big Unit is going for #300, and so far has a 1-hit shutout going.

D3 or 300?? ;)

Zimmermann and Johnson both left after 6; now 2-1, Giants, in the 9th.  Since Z can't get the win anyway, I'm now rooting for Johnson to get #300.  (Since he is not fond of the press, I'd hate to put him thru more media-circus with 'trying for #300'!)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 04, 2009, 07:53:37 pm
The Big Unit becomes the 24th (and probably last for at least a couple of decades) member of the 300-win club.  I suspect the next member has <100 wins, and may not even currently be in MLB.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 08, 2009, 12:23:28 am
My 'search' skills are negligible, and I can't find the board that was discussing odd non-no-hitters.  There was a weird game in San Diego tonight.  18 innings.  The Padres used up their entire bullpen, so the starter from Friday pitched the 16th and 17th.  An infielder pitched the 18th and took the loss.  But the reason for the post is that four D'backs relievers combined to no-hit the Padres for all nine extra innings. ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on June 08, 2009, 06:29:30 am
Kurt Yacko from Chapman has been lights out in May/June.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Kurt%20Yacko&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543949
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 10, 2009, 07:57:15 am
Chris DeNorfia (Wheaton-MA) was called up to the Oakland A's yesterday. Though they lost his first game with them to the Twins, 10-5, he came into the game late and drove in a run in his only at-bat-per Oakland box score.

Side note:  Didn't know until last night he had also played in the bigs with the Reds in previous seasons
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on June 11, 2009, 10:54:18 am
Osh,

Thanks from all of us on your great work updating  d3 players in the majors!!!

Just checked Scott Chiasson's Mexican League stats.

Did Orioles make a mistake releasing him??!!

His stint with the Cubs were all in reliefe back in the early '00s, if i remember correctly.

I know he is getting up thier in age, (32 ::)), and that may be his problem
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 19, 2009, 09:28:46 am
Lowell opens its season against Lake Vermont tonight. Seven D3 alums will be in uniform for that series.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on June 19, 2009, 10:12:23 am
Lowell opens its season against Lake Vermont tonight. Seven D3 alums will be in uniform for that series.

For the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox):  D3 Player of the Year Drew Hedman, D3 Pitcher of the Year Jeremiah Bayler, and the rest of the Trinity team Sean Killeen and Tom DiBenedetto.

For the Lake Vermont Monsters (Nationals): Evan Bronson, Jack Walker and . . . . shoot, who am I missing?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 19, 2009, 09:34:57 pm
Lowell opens its season against Lake Vermont tonight. Seven D3 alums will be in uniform for that series.

For the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox):  D3 Player of the Year Drew Hedman, D3 Pitcher of the Year Jeremiah Bayler, and the rest of the Trinity team Sean Killeen and Tom DiBenedetto.

For the Lake Vermont Monsters (Nationals): Evan Bronson, Jack Walker and . . . . shoot, who am I missing?
According to his milb page, Emory's Ronnie Labrie for the Monsters.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: DSKSlugger on June 21, 2009, 12:38:23 am
Angeloni gcl red sox
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 21, 2009, 09:15:02 am
Angeloni gcl red sox
Thanks. I'll keep looking for his page.
Anyone else have a player not listed above?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: bulldozer on June 21, 2009, 06:02:54 pm
On that list, the guys listed as SUNYIT went to New York Tech which is Division I. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: StarvinMarvin on June 21, 2009, 07:10:39 pm
Don't forget Chris Heisey who at this point is probably posting the best numbers of any DIII product/legit prospect!  Check these numbers out at AA:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Chris%20Heisey&pos=LF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502317
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 21, 2009, 11:39:58 pm
On that list, the guys listed as SUNYIT went to New York Tech which is Division I. 
Removed. Appreciated.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 22, 2009, 06:47:58 pm
Dan Remenowski will be one of the Kannapolis players in the SAL All-Star Game! Stats off Intimidator's site indicate he led the team in saves for the first half of the season! 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: rjburke on June 24, 2009, 04:28:02 pm
Kean players in the Independent leagues: Joe Augustine and Danny Zeffiro are pitching for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League; Maikel De La Rosa was released June 17 by the Midwest Sliders of the Frontier League; and Bryan Burke is again playing CF for the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Continental Baseball League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on June 30, 2009, 08:19:39 pm
Doug Coe (UW-Stevens Point) was released by Windy City of the Frontier League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 02, 2009, 11:24:27 am
Messiah's Chris Heisey is currently featured in the top story (and photo), "Southern Schooling," at BaseballAmerica.com (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/) as I type. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 02, 2009, 11:37:27 am
I saw former Cubs great Jim Bullinger is co-repping Robert Whitenack. And yes, I used great, Jim, Cubs and Bullinger is the same sentence.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on July 02, 2009, 04:15:12 pm
Jack Walker (Concordia-Chicago) had a great game for Vermont last night:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090702&content_id=5655896&vkey=recap&fext=jsp&sid=t462
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 03, 2009, 10:46:44 am
Kratz and Figueroa were named AAA all-stars. League managers selected both to the International League team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 03, 2009, 12:16:06 pm
Heisey landed (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-bulletin/2009/268482.html) on Baseball America's midseason all-star team and its midseason all-surprise team. Heisey was the only player to make both lists.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LTBB1971 on July 04, 2009, 08:47:18 am
Virginia Wesleyan's Jesse Freeman was released from the Quebec Capitales of the Can-Am League after posting a 6+ ERA.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on July 06, 2009, 09:30:31 pm
Trinity (CT) is representing well with the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox short season A).  Tom DiBennedeto is leading the team in batting average and Jeremiah Bayer is leading the team in ERA.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=558&stn=true&sid=t558
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: szlongball on July 11, 2009, 10:40:57 am
Aaron Dott is off to a rough start in the New York-Penn League. Currently 0-3 with a 6.89 ERA.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RedlandsAsstSID on July 16, 2009, 01:03:07 pm
Erik Kratz, an Eastern Mennonite alum playing for AAA Indianapolis, was named the IL's All-Star Game MVP after going 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and a walk.

Also, his sister, Janelle, is the assistant athletic trainer at the University of Redlands.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: vwgma10 on July 16, 2009, 11:46:28 pm
Chris Rivera  pitcher from VWC is with the potomac Nationals...   A  team for the Washington Nationals
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on July 20, 2009, 08:43:37 am
Trinity (CT) is representing well with the Lowell Spinners (Red Sox short season A).  Tom DiBennedeto is leading the team in batting average and Jeremiah Bayer is leading the team in ERA.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=558&stn=true&sid=t558


Oooops.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=558&stn=true&sid=t558
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: old scot on July 20, 2009, 04:24:17 pm
Looking at stats from the Lowell Spinners, I have noticed that D3 All Americans are having a difficult time adjusting to pro ball. Hedman and Killeen put up gaudy numbers during their past college season but have appeared very average or below thus far for the Spinners. Bayher, same results on the mound.

I guess the question is, is the competion in college inferior? Are their college stats enhanced against weak teams? Success with metal bats does not translate to wood bats.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on July 20, 2009, 06:10:26 pm
It is a huge transition to go from even the top levels of DIII to Milb.
That is why players cannot get too high when they are doing well nor too low when they struggle.  Milb is the true marathon and it is where you end, along with how you get there that makes a major difference in who gets another contract and who gets released.
Perhaps the best explanation I can provide on your questions is the following:
For hitters like Hedman, nearly every pitcher he sees this Summer will be better than 99% of those he saw at the DIII level.  They will throw harder, have better breaking balls and combine each with better command.  Hitters need to adjust to 88-94mph thrown on your hands and you are using wood.
For pitchers, they will be facing 9 hitters every night who were better than the #3/4 hitter on any DIII team.  Plus, these are hitters who make adjustments after each AB.  
The last comment which I think is applicable is that players in Milb need to get better every day.  A DIII player has a large gap to bridge in a short period of time to improve the quality of their play so they are fully competitive.  
A DIII player cannot have any feeling of assurance that their ability/stats at the DIII level translates in Milb.  It does not.  They need to have the attitude and work ethic to get better every day and to not be satisfied at any point.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: old scot on July 21, 2009, 02:08:28 pm
Good explanation infielddad.

I have noticed that your chances may be limited if you are not productive or showing improvement. I think the old saying " your only as good as your last game" really comes into focus for minor league guys.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 26, 2009, 09:46:20 am
A few links I stumbled across:
Moreland featured on Milb.com (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090725&content_id=6051304&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) for his 1-hitter last night.
Figueroa was named the IL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/documents/2009/07/20/5954306/1/IL_Player_of_the_Week_7-20-09.pdf) (7/13-19)
Stronach was named FSL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090720&content_id=5959614&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (7/13-19)
Video of Kratz hitting the game-winning HR (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/media/player/mp_tpl.jsp?w=mms%3A//a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/14668/2009/aaa/por/video/071509_ilapca_kratz2rhr_400.wmv&type=v_free&_mp=1) at the IL All-Star game.
Heisey was named the IL Batter of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090713&content_id=5861222&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (7/6-12)
Wolf was named the CL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090713&content_id=5861726&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (7/6-12)
Kulik was named the TL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090706&content_id=5727990&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (6/29-7/5)
Figueroa was named the IL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090615&content_id=5342280&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (6/8-14)
Heisey was named the SL Batter of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090601&content_id=5086470&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (5/25-31)
Heisey was named the Topps SL Player of the Month of May (http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3840001)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 27, 2009, 11:37:51 pm
Update on Jordan Zimmermann:

While hardly a rookie-of-the-year candidate, he's having a not-at-all-bad season with the worst team in baseball. :P 

He's currently 3-5 (.375, vs. the team's overall .313), with a 4.63 era.  In 91.1 innings, he has 92 Ks, 29 BBs.  I'd say his job is pretty secure. :)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on July 31, 2009, 08:22:21 pm
Jarrod Washburn traded by Mariners to Detroit Tigers today!!

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9875778/Tigers-get-Washburn-from-M's-for-prospects
 

 

 

 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 31, 2009, 08:51:03 pm
Jarrod Washburn traded by Mariners to Detroit Tigers today!!

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9875778/Tigers-get-Washburn-from-M's-for-prospects

Thanks.  I'd forgotten that Washburn was D3.  I was a bit of a fan of French, so had mixed feelings about the trade.  May Washburn pull a Doyle Alexander, and neither French or Robles morph into John Smoltz!  (Unless they come back to the Tigers, of course! ;D)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 01, 2009, 01:05:06 pm
Rottino is moving on as well. He was traded to the Dodgers organization for Claudio Vargas.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 01, 2009, 01:14:20 pm
Also, Hirsh was dealt to the Yankees org.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on August 04, 2009, 08:06:59 am
After a shakey start, Chez Angeloni (Johns Hopkins) has settled down in the Red Sox (GCL) bullpen.  He's pitched 8.1 shutout innings in his last four appearances.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on August 04, 2009, 10:26:51 pm
Alas, Washburn is off to a rough start in his Tigers' debut.  Gave up 6 earned runs in 5.1 innings, picked up the loss.

May he more closely resemble Doyle Alexander in the future! :D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 10, 2009, 04:49:46 pm
Furbush was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week on Aug. 3.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on August 10, 2009, 09:47:10 pm
Zimmerman out for the rest of the season and likely all of 2010 as well.....

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/chatter/2009/aug/10/zimmermann-needs-tommy-john-surgery/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on August 11, 2009, 04:32:06 pm
Caught a wisconsin Timber Rattlers' game last week and watched Chapman's Mike Vass unload on a ball that hit the top of the scoreboard at fox Cities Stadium (Home of the DIII World Series).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on August 11, 2009, 10:16:53 pm
Zimmerman out for the rest of the season and likely all of 2010 as well.....

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/chatter/2009/aug/10/zimmermann-needs-tommy-john-surgery/
Cub,
That is AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!  Have been following him this season.

Just a shame!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Gustie13 on August 12, 2009, 11:33:05 pm
Thats a big blow to the nationals, sounded like they had big plans for him. Hopefully he can come back strong in 2011   :-\
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 13, 2009, 08:22:29 am
Evan Bronson (Trinity-TX) made the New York-Penn League All Star Team!

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd-20090811&content_id-6371780&vkey=news_milb&fext=jsp#roster
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on August 20, 2009, 02:26:37 pm
Angeloni continues to do well in the Gulf Coast League.  In his last 10 appearances he's given up only 3 earned runs in over 21 innings (1.25 ERA) and has a WHIP under 1.0.


http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=573611
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on August 21, 2009, 06:05:28 pm
Nice article on the front page by Ricky Nelson keeping tabs on the players in the minors.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on August 23, 2009, 06:39:39 pm
Angeloni continues to do well in the Gulf Coast League.  In his last 10 appearances he's given up only 3 earned runs in over 21 innings (1.25 ERA) and has a WHIP under 1.0.


http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=573611

Chez's Rookie League numbers got him a promotion to short-season A ball with the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox), a team loaded with D-3 guys.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on August 27, 2009, 11:21:03 am
The Spinners had a series in Aberdeen this week, so we went up to have a look.  Sean Killeen caught and was 1 for 3 at the plate, and is hitting over .300 in his last 10 games.  His only weakness seems to be starting the ball around the horn after a strikeout (and the Spinners had 17 Ks in the game last night).  Fortunately, Lowell's third baseman is a big tall kid and he was able to leap for a couple of high throws, but one went into left field.  Sean made the necessary corrections by the 5th inning.  Drew Hedman did a very creditable job at first base.  He was 0 for 3 at the plate but hit the ball hard twice right at people.  He, too, is hitting around .300 in his last 10 games with 5 doubles.  Jeremiah Bayer came in to pitch in the 7th to set up the closer.  He worked out of a jam in the 7th and allowed no runs in the 7th and 8th.  It was interesting to see Bayer pitching to Killeen--the last time I saw that happen was in Appleton in 2008.  I was rooting for them last night, but I wasn't a year ago.  DiBenedetto, Dominguez and Angeloni didn't play, but we did see a lot of folks (coaches, players, parents) from Hopkins at the game to show Chez some support.  It would be great if more teams like the Red Sox would give some local kids from DIII schools a shot.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: NESCAC_Watcher on August 27, 2009, 03:51:45 pm
DIII alums, Chris Heisey and Tim Kiely will be playing in the Arizona Fall League, Kiely on the Mesa Solar Sox and Heisey on the Peoria Saguaros.  Not sure if there are other DIIIers playing in that league.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on September 03, 2009, 09:26:54 pm
Dan Remenowsky (Otterbein) and the Kannapolis Intimidators clinched a spot in the South Atlantic League Playoffs tonight! Remenowsky got yet another save and the Intimidators eliminated their closest rival (West Virginia). Woohoooo!  :) ;) :D :) ;) :D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 04, 2009, 09:20:56 am
Dan Remenowsky (Otterbein) and the Kannapolis Intimidators clinched a spot in the South Atlantic League Playoffs tonight! Remenowsky got yet another save and the Intimidators eliminated their closest rival (West Virginia). Woohoooo!  :) ;) :D :) ;) :D
Remo: 7-3, 2.02 ERA, 24 SV, 62.1 IP, 39 H, 15 BB, 107 K, .175 AVG ... lol. That's silly.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on September 06, 2009, 08:59:30 pm
Just found out per New York/Penn League website that 6 more D3 baseball alums are playoff bound-as members of the Lowell Spinners.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on September 06, 2009, 09:09:18 pm
In AAA, Sacramento (PCL) and Scranton-Wilkes Barre and Louisville (Int'l League) have clinched postseason berths.  (DeNorfia, Heisey and Hirsh's squads, respectively).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 12, 2009, 09:02:52 am
Changes made to master list above:
The Orioles signed Scott Chiasson (ECSU) and assigned him to Triple-A.
Billy Wagner (Ferrum) was traded to the Red Sox.
The Phillies recalled Jack Taschner (Oshkosh).
Korey Feiner (Oshkosh) was moved from Double-A to Triple-A with the Reds.
Thomas Di Benedetto (Trinity-Conn.) was moved from SS-A to Low-A with the Red Sox.
Thomas Phelps (Whittier) was moved from Rookie to SS-A with the Orioles.
Nelson Gomez (Keystone) was moved from Low-A to High-A with the Diamondbacks.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on September 14, 2009, 11:19:55 am
Osh,

Many thanks for your regular updates on D-III players in Minor/Major LB!!

Looking forward to another season just over 6 months away ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on September 21, 2009, 02:30:22 pm
The final stats are up for the Lowell Spinners.  The DIII guys still have quite a bit of work to do.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&cid=558&stn=true&sid=t558
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 25, 2009, 09:00:29 am
Chris Heisey (Peoria), Mike DeMark (Peoria) and Tim Kiely (Mesa) will play in the Arizona Fall League. See their links above.

Jack Taschner continues to rehab in Clearwater. He probably will not make the Phillies playoff roster, according to reports.

Jarrod Washburn visited Dr. Yocum on Tuesday. If the Tigers hang in there (I'm rooting for the Twins), Wash is now questionable for the playoffs. Reports say Wash is mulling his recovery options regarding his ailing knee.

Billy Wagner looks like the only sure thing as far as D3 guys in the MLB playoffs.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on September 28, 2009, 05:56:01 pm
Matt Irsfield RHP (Chapman) signed by Padres will pitch in the fall
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 02, 2009, 09:24:48 am
Speaking of Chapman, I see Ryan Cavan won the last Batter of the Week honor in the Northwest League. I also added him to the master list.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on October 03, 2009, 03:10:31 pm
Osh,  Ryan Cavan actually started at Trinity, Tx. where he was all SCAC 1st Team as a freshman.  Then transferred to Chapman, then to UCSB.
Terrific player.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 03, 2009, 08:53:07 pm
Osh,  Ryan Cavan actually started at Trinity, Tx. where he was all SCAC 1st Team as a freshman.  Then transferred to Chapman, then to UCSB.
Terrific player.
Yeah, just to make it cleaner, I made a choice on which D3 school to attach to Cavan. Thinking about it now, it doesn't make sense. Good call.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 03, 2009, 09:02:41 pm
Osh,  Ryan Cavan actually started at Trinity, Tx. where he was all SCAC 1st Team as a freshman.  Then transferred to Chapman, then to UCSB.
Terrific player.
Yeah, just to make it cleaner, I made a choice on which D3 school to attach to Cavan. Thinking about it now, it doesn't make sense. Good call.
Maybe it's been mentioned before, but is there a direct link between TU and UCSB? Summer coaches or something? Or is it a coincidence that Huggins and Cavan ended up at UCSB?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on October 04, 2009, 01:00:07 pm
Chuck and Ryan went to high school together and are good friends.
Chuck transferred to UCSB for reasons unrelated to baseball and academics.  In fact, he  goes to San Antonio each January to get ready for Spring Training.  He transferred to UCSB sight unseen and made it as a walk on.   Ryan, in addition to being a terrific player, loves to surf and there isn't a lot of that in San Antonio.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 06, 2009, 12:07:49 am
Chuck and Ryan went to high school together and are good friends.
Chuck transferred to UCSB for reasons unrelated to baseball and academics.  In fact, he  goes to San Antonio each January to get ready for Spring Training.  He transferred to UCSB sight unseen and made it as a walk on.   Ryan, in addition to being a terrific player, loves to surf and there isn't a lot of that in San Antonio.

...unless he is pretty good at riding a wave board behind the boats on the San Antonio River.   :D   ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 10, 2009, 11:15:34 am
Baseball America throws D3 a bone. Heisey was named the No. 14 top prospect (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/league-top-20-prospects/2009/268974.html) in the Southern League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 16, 2009, 08:52:39 am
Heisey made the Top 20 prospect list in his "other" league, too. This time he was tabbed No. 20 in the International League (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/league-top-20-prospects/2009/268992.html).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on October 22, 2009, 06:36:28 am
Chapman RHP Matt Irsfield News

http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/sports/21635389-46/story.csp#
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 23, 2009, 09:35:42 am
The Brewers released former Chapman OF Mike Vass.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 30, 2009, 10:06:53 am
Through 12 games in the AFL, Messiah's Chris Heisey (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Chris%20Heisey&pos=LF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502317) has a rather studly 1.244 OPS and .473 AVG with 10 XBH, 13 runs and 10 RBI. That'll do...
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 03, 2009, 09:25:20 am
The Royals signed MiLB free agent and former St. Norbert SS Adam Frost. Frost was playing for Winnepeg in the Northern League, where he was named Rookie of the Year this season. Baseball America recently named Frost the No. 2 prospect in independent baseball (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/independent-audit/2009/268998.html).

Read the Northern League release (http://www.northernleague.com/cgi-bin/dist/news.cgi?id=1255976569) for more.

The master list has been updated.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 03, 2009, 09:32:56 am
The Phillies granted former UW Oshkosh P Jack Taschner free agency.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on November 03, 2009, 10:01:00 am
The Phillies granted former UW Oshkosh P Jack Taschner free agency.

He'd make a nice addition to the Brewers bullpen if he wants to come home.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 03, 2009, 11:42:18 pm
The Astros outrighted former Concordia (MN) C Chris Coste to Triple-A Round Rock.

EDIT: Check that. Coste refused his assignment (http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091027&content_id=7561560&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou) and is now a free agent.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: DougiesGoinDeep on November 04, 2009, 03:27:31 pm
Former Trinity College (CT) ace and D3 Pitcher of the Year Tim Kiely tearing it up in the Arizona Fall League

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543397
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 17, 2009, 02:02:44 am
Saw some AFL stuff and read Stephen Strasburg "showed an effective 91 mph changeup with good sinking action." A 91-mph change ... lol.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on November 17, 2009, 03:57:08 pm
Saw some AFL stuff and read Stephen Strasburg "showed an effective 91 mph changeup with good sinking action." A 91-mph change ... lol.

Makes me dizzy just thinking about it. I saw him throw two years ago when I lived in SoCal and the excitement around his start that night was unreal. It only got better as he unleashed multiple fastballs in the low 100 mph range.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 22, 2009, 12:22:56 pm
The following former D-III players were granted free agency this week:
Matt Tupman
Scott Chiasson
Korey Feiner
Matt DeSalvo signed
Tip Fairchild
Vinny Rottino signed
Chris Denorfia signed
Archie Gilbert
Corey Hamman signed
Joe Bateman signed

Also, the Mets released Scott Grimes.

The changes are made on the masterlist above.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 29, 2009, 03:08:56 am
The Reds added Chris Heisey to their 40-man roster. Baseball America also named Heisey the Reds' No. 4 prospect.

Also, the Rays resigned Joe Bateman.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 18, 2009, 10:21:56 pm
Instead of starting a new thread, I'll post this here. Former UW-Whitewater outfielder Eric Baldwin was named the 2009 Card Player "Player of the Year." If you didn't know, that's a big deal in the tournament poker world. Oh, by the way, he cashed nearly $1.5 million in tournaments this year and won Player of the Year by more than 1,000 points (landslide). For the poker crowd, former POTY winners include Men the Master, T.J. Cloutier and Daniel Negreanu.

Here is a video story/interview with Baldwin (http://www.cardplayer.com/cptv/channels/13-other-poker-videos/poker-videos/3940-2009-player-of-the-year-eric-baldwin) regarding the award (10 minutes). If you only watch it for three seconds, it's worth it for the opening montage featuring a photo of Baldy with a sweet stache. The Cubs hat throughout makes it even more enjoyable for this guy. Here are more Baldy video links (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-players/45898-eric-baldwin/videos).

And if the video interests you, revisit Dave Kisor's October feature on Baldwin (http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2009/10/09/6843/baldwin-and-wintering-find-suceess-off-the-diamond.html) on D3baseball.com.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 30, 2009, 09:00:31 am
Did a bunch of rearranging of the master list after several signings. Also stumbled across a story about FA catcher Matt Tupman (Plymouth for a year) getting busted for a second drug suspension (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091204&content_id=7759620&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp).

Let me know if I miss transactions.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 02, 2010, 11:36:42 pm
The following all played winter ball. Not so great ...
Heisey: .297 AVG (27/91), 14 XBH, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 18 R, .972 OPS
Hamman: 0-1, 1.42 ERA, 11 G, 6.1 IP, 0 H
Bateman: 2-2, 1 SV, 3.41 ERA, 37 IP, 35 K
DeSalvo: 2-1, 6.46 ERA, 15 K/11 BB in 15.1 IP
Rottino: .231 (18/78), 3 R, 4 RBI
Tupman: .229 (25/109), 4 XBH, 11 R, 13 RBI
Denorfia: .222 AVG (4/18), 1 HR, 7 K
DeMark: 0-1, 7.43 ERA, 13.1 IP, 19 H, 7 BB, 15 K
Kiely: 0-0, 8.31 ERA, 13 IP, 19 H, 6 BB, 7 K
Kratz: .065 AVG (2/31), 11 K
Rivera: No stats available
Gomez: No stats available
Figueroa: No stats available
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 03, 2010, 12:01:16 am
I learned the other day that Chuck Huggins(Trinity, Tx.) has received an invite to
the Blue Jays Major league camp.  He will will heading to Dunedin in about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 03, 2010, 01:35:08 am
I learned the other day that Chuck Huggins(Trinity, Tx.) has received an invite to
the Blue Jays Major league camp.  He will will heading to Dunedin in about 2 weeks.
We'll start the NRI's there, then. Didn't see Huggins on the Jays list yet. Others:
C Anthony Recker (whom I've somehow missed for the past two years ... now on masterlist), A's
OF Chris Denorfia, Padres
P Jack Taschner, Pirates
P Joe Bateman, Rays

On 40-man rosters:
P Billy Wagner, Braves
P Nelson Figueroa, Mets
OF Chris Heisey, Reds
P Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Add to it when they're announced.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on February 10, 2010, 07:39:50 am
Former Chapman Pitcher RHP Wayde Kitchens 3 time All American was signed by
Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League. The Cruisers are located in
Waterford, MI.

http://www.frontierleague.com/transactions.php

http://www.cruisersbaseball.com/t-our_team.aspx
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 10, 2010, 11:25:20 am
Former Chapman Pitcher RHP Wayde Kitchens 3 time All American was signed by
Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League. The Cruisers are located in
Waterford, MI.

http://www.frontierleague.com/transactions.php

http://www.cruisersbaseball.com/t-our_team.aspx
Not even looking that hard at the transaction list, D3 guys were jumping out.
Augustine
Engle
Jaehne-Llanas
Gardner
Maycock
F. Gomez
DiPietro
Zeffiro
Armiger

Maybe I'll take up the task of making a list of independent D3'ers sometime. But that transaction list makes me think there are probably 100+ out there.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on February 10, 2010, 05:58:46 pm
Are all these independent leagues about the same or are some that much better than others?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: chakote on February 10, 2010, 09:49:38 pm
Former Chapman Pitcher RHP Wayde Kitchens 3 time All American was signed by
Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League. The Cruisers are located in
Waterford, MI.

http://www.frontierleague.com/transactions.php

http://www.cruisersbaseball.com/t-our_team.aspx

I know he will give everything he has to where ever he pitches I will have a lot of fun just watching his career.   8-)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 11, 2010, 09:14:05 am
Are all these independent leagues about the same or are some that much better than others?
Good question. I'd like to read opinions on that myself. I know a (very) little bit about the subject. I'd click the league links below and check out the alumni. At least that's my guage since the goal is probably to quickly move to affiliated ball. There also appear to be league tryout links on some league pages. I stumbled upon this story (http://www.canamleague.com/cgi-bin/dist/news.cgi?id=1265381774) about there being only 18 nonroster invitees from independent leagues so far this year.

D-III players from the Frontier League who went on the affiliated ball (http://www.frontierleague.com/alumni-update.php):
Mike DeMark
Dan Remenowsky
The best ever Frontier MLB'ers appear to be Brendan Donnelly and George Sherrill. Not exactly a who's who.

I know the American Association (http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/) has recently become the stashing zone of high unsigned picks (Crow, Hochevar, Scherzer, Scheppers, Harrington, etc.), making me think it's gotta be up there in terms of scouting presence, if not overall talent.
Former AA D3'ers in affiliated ball:
Dan Kaczrowski
Looks like ~20 AA players are sold to affiliated teams each year. Not positive where that ranks, but I'm guessing it's on the high end with the Atlantic League.

Here are the other leagues I'm aware of (thanks, Wikipedia). I'm sure I'm missing some, though.
United League (http://unitedleague.org/home/), South
Northern League (http://www.northernleague.com/), Midwest/Canada (D3'er Chris Coste played there)
Golden Baseball League (http://www.goldenbaseball.com/), West/Canada/Mexico (D3'er Matt Irsfeld played there)
Continental Baseball League (http://www.cblproball.com/), South (D3'er Jeremy Macklin, and I'm sure others, play there)
Can-Am League  (http://www.canamleague.com/), Northeast/Canada (D3'er Scott Grimes played there)
Atlantic League (http://www.atlanticleague.com/), Mid-Atlantic/Northeast (the "second chance league" ... Canseco, Baerga, Rickey, etc. ... famous managers ... S. Drew and J. Weaver were stashed there after not signing)

I'd say the American Association and the Atlantic League are the two best. Anyone out there with more independent league knowledge? I think I will do a list of D3'ers in indy ball sometime this year.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on February 11, 2010, 11:00:54 am
Are all these independent leagues about the same or are some that much better than others?
Good question. I'd like to read opinions on that myself. I know a (very) little bit about the subject. I'd click the league links below and check out the alumni. At least that's my guage since the goal is probably to quickly move to affiliated ball. There also appear to be league tryout links on some league pages. I stumbled upon this story (http://www.canamleague.com/cgi-bin/dist/news.cgi?id=1265381774) about there being only 18 nonroster invitees from independent leagues so far this year.

D-III players from the Frontier League who went on the affiliated ball (http://www.frontierleague.com/alumni-update.php):
Mike DeMark
Dan Remenowsky
The best ever Frontier MLB'ers appear to be Brendan Donnelly and George Sherrill. Not exactly a who's who.

I know the American Association (http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/) has recently become the stashing zone of high unsigned picks (Crow, Hochevar, Scherzer, Scheppers, Harrington, etc.), making me think it's gotta be up there in terms of scouting presence, if not overall talent.
Former AA D3'ers in affiliated ball:
Dan Kaczrowski
Looks like ~20 AA players are sold to affiliated teams each year. Not positive where that ranks, but I'm guessing it's on the high end with the Atlantic League.

Here are the other leagues I'm aware of (thanks, Wikipedia). I'm sure I'm missing some, though.
United League (http://unitedleague.org/home/), South
Northern League (http://www.northernleague.com/), Midwest/Canada (D3'er Chris Coste played there)
Golden Baseball League (http://www.goldenbaseball.com/), West/Canada/Mexico (D3'er Matt Irsfeld played there)
Continental Baseball League (http://www.cblproball.com/), South (D3'er Jeremy Macklin, and I'm sure others, play there)
Can-Am League  (http://www.canamleague.com/), Northeast/Canada (D3'er Scott Grimes played there)
Atlantic League (http://www.atlanticleague.com/), Mid-Atlantic/Northeast (the "second chance league" ... Canseco, Baerga, Rickey, etc. ... famous managers ... S. Drew and J. Weaver were stashed there after not signing)

I'd say the American Association and the Atlantic League are the two best. Anyone out there with more independent league knowledge? I think I will do a list of D3'ers in indy ball sometime this year.

I handle a list of alumni for the summer league I work for and the numbers in some of the leagues are staggering. I think my league had upwards of 20 guys playing in the Frontier League. I'm glad they keep an updated transactions page since the rosters tend to fluctuate wildly. The Atlantic League is the best right now, the league has had a host of former Major League players and those players by playing in the league hope to catch on as a midseason replacement or better with the MLB teams in that area. The Northern League I would say right now is catching up, they've become a veteran minor league and gotten mostly rid of rookies. The Rockford team I believe just signed former Cub Randall Simon.

The American Association should round out the top three as it's had higher end talent but not a lot of former big leaguers. Offhand, I can think of a few guys that have been AAA in affiliated ball and gone to that league and done fairly well.

The Can-Am and Frontier Leagues are more rookie-based for younger players. The Can-Am has some slightly older players but I think once you get to a certain number of years played, you have to move on to another league. The talent level in either league isn't awful but I don't think it matches the others. Both leagues have had players go on to sign with Major League clubs.

The other leagues I'm not terribly sure about though the Golden is the most professional IMO of the remaining leagues. They have teams in Hawaii, British Columbia, Arizona, California, etc. It's been a type of second-chance league as you referred to - Ricky Henderson, Hideki Irabu, etc but by-and-by it's guys too old for some of the other leagues and also for players originally from the western United States. Whereas someone from the east may gravitate more towards the Can-Am.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on February 11, 2010, 06:18:08 pm
Thanks, for the insight and opinions. I have heard of a kid paying ($3500) to go play for a month or so in Arizona do you know what that is all about?   
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on February 11, 2010, 06:32:57 pm
Thanks, for the insight and opinions. I have heard of a kid paying ($3500) to go play for a month or so in Arizona do you know what that is all about?   

No clue. Anywhere you need to pay to go play doesn't sound like too good an idea.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dgilblair on February 11, 2010, 06:44:48 pm
Thanks, for the insight and opinions. I have heard of a kid paying ($3500) to go play for a month or so in Arizona do you know what that is all about?   

No clue. Anywhere you need to pay to go play doesn't sound like too good an idea.

I agree.  Sounds like a money maker for someone.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KYGrizzly on February 12, 2010, 01:43:18 pm
The Frontier league has a 27 year old maximum age limit with the exception of one player under 30. They play a 96 game regular season schedule that runs from the middle of May thru the first week of September. This league is set up for the younger players that did not get drafted to get a chance to show what they can do at the next level. You will also see players that were drafted and were let go after a year or two in the minors organization on some of the rosters each year.

Here is a link for their players elgibility classifications:http://www.frontierleague.com/player_elig.php (http://www.frontierleague.com/player_elig.php)

My youngest son signed with the Florence, Ky team in June of 08 after graduation. An umpire from the HCAC conference that my son got to know during his four years of college knew the manager of the Florence team and asked him if my son could tryout for them. He was told to come back in a week after their road trip and they made some roster moves. He actually started the game pitching the same day he signed a contract and got the win.

You don't make much in this league, I think he made $600 dollars a month that first year and $700 last year. They do have host families that they live and when they are out of town they receive a meal money allotment per day.

He will sign again this year with the hopes of getting picked up by an affiliated minor league team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Sprt16 on February 16, 2010, 11:03:11 pm
nice work OshDude!

but what about Independent Leagues?! It may not be the Majors, but its prof. baseball!

RHP Sam Heaps (24-11, 3.06 ERA, 246 K's, 264.2 innings), Elizabethtown College 2006-2009...2008 & 2009 Conference Pitcher of the Year, singed a contract with the Normal Cornbelters out of the Frontier League...one of the better independents in the country.

http://www.frontierleague.com/transactions.php

I'm looking for other DIII players in Independents... that would be just as cool to follow up on them!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on February 17, 2010, 12:28:45 am
Another Frontier League signing

January 30, 2010
OAKLAND COUNTY(Michigan) CRUISERS: Signed RHP Wayde Kitchens(Chapman '09)
http://www.cruisersbaseball.com/skins/Skin_1/pdf/2010preSeasonRoster.pdf

Wayde in 4 years at Chapman 3 time D3Baseball All American. Team appeared 4 times in DIII Championship Series in Appleton, WI while Wayde was at Chapman

27-4 W/L
1.96 ERA
52 APP
294 K's
284 IP
 



Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 17, 2010, 08:41:17 am
nice work OshDude!

but what about Independent Leagues?! It may not be the Majors, but its prof. baseball!

RHP Sam Heaps (24-11, 3.06 ERA, 246 K's, 264.2 innings), Elizabethtown College 2006-2009...2008 & 2009 Conference Pitcher of the Year, singed a contract with the Normal Cornbelters out of the Frontier League...one of the better independents in the country.

http://www.frontierleague.com/transactions.php

I'm looking for other DIII players in Independents... that would be just as cool to follow up on them!
Go back a page or two. I may attempt an indy list this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 20, 2010, 09:39:59 am
I learned the other day that Chuck Huggins(Trinity, Tx.) has received an invite to
the Blue Jays Major league camp.  He will will heading to Dunedin in about 2 weeks.
We'll start the NRI's there, then. Didn't see Huggins on the Jays list yet. Others:
C Anthony Recker (whom I've somehow missed for the past two years ... now on masterlist), A's
OF Chris Denorfia, Padres
P Jack Taschner, Pirates
P Joe Bateman, Rays

On 40-man rosters:
P Billy Wagner, Braves
P Nelson Figueroa, Mets
OF Chris Heisey, Reds
P Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Add to it when they're announced.
Vinny Rottino, Marlins
Erik Kratz, Pirates
Jason Hirsh, Yankees
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 22, 2010, 05:06:14 pm
Today Jordan Zimmermann threw his first bullpen session since his surgery.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on March 25, 2010, 11:12:49 am
Nice article on former UWO pitcher Jack Taschner, and his bid to make the 25-man roster with the Pirates....

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100311&content_id=8762948&vkey=news_pit&fext=.jsp&c_id=pit
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on March 25, 2010, 09:55:13 pm
Today Jordan Zimmermann threw his first bullpen session since his surgery.

Hope Jordan recovers fast and returns to form!!  He is a great pitcher!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 01, 2010, 09:34:17 am
The movement begins ... Chris Heisey was optioned to Triple-A (no surprise).
The following players were released this week:
Trinity (Conn.) 2B Tom DiBenedetto (Red Sox)
Whitewater P Greg Reinhard (Cubs)
Rochester/Tampa C Chris Rosenbaum (Angels)
John Carroll/Coastal Carolina OF Dom Duggan (Giants)

A bit surprised by Reinhard. He had a nice 2009.

The changes were made to the masterlist above.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on April 01, 2010, 03:05:22 pm
The movement begins ... Chris Heisey was optioned to Triple-A (no surprise).
The following players were released this week:
Trinity (Conn.) 2B Tom DiBenedetto (Red Sox)
Whitewater P Greg Reinhard (Cubs)
Rochester/Tampa C Chris Rosenbaum (Angels)
John Carroll/Coastal Carolina OF Dom Duggan (Giants)

A bit surprised by Reinhard. He had a nice 2009.

The changes were made to the masterlist above.

Osh,

You ARE the man!!!

Many Thanks for above!!!

Was hoping Scott Chiasson would get picked up, looks like back to Quintana Roo in Mex League :(
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on April 02, 2010, 10:22:56 am
The movement begins ... Chris Heisey was optioned to Triple-A (no surprise).
The following players were released this week:
Trinity (Conn.) 2B Tom DiBenedetto (Red Sox)
Whitewater P Greg Reinhard (Cubs)
Rochester/Tampa C Chris Rosenbaum (Angels)
John Carroll/Coastal Carolina OF Dom Duggan (Giants)

A bit surprised by Reinhard. He had a nice 2009.

The changes were made to the masterlist above.

Where'd you find those?

*EDIT* - Never mind.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 02, 2010, 11:44:38 am
One I missed: Mets released Concordia (MN) C Chris Coste, who signed with the Nationals.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: biggio34 on April 02, 2010, 02:57:26 pm
Adian Kummet (St. Scholastica) was released by the Reds as well.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on April 06, 2010, 01:28:02 pm
Pomona 1B Drew Hedman, Lowell (Red Sox).

Saw Drew Hedman's name on the Salem Red Sox roster. 

With a little luck I could see Hedman, Bayer (not on the Salem roster) and Moreland when I see the Fredrick Keys play the Salem Red Sox in July.  Three previous player/[pitcher of the year awardees.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on April 07, 2010, 12:07:27 pm
Congratulations to former UWO standout Jack Taschner for making the Pittsburgh Pirates opening day roster.  He pitched in the opener throwing 2/3 scoreless, striking out one.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracker/live/MLB_20100405_LA@PIT
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on April 09, 2010, 12:28:51 am
Osh,
As you probably know, those still shown in last year's short season and rookie leagues are assigned to extended Spring Training.
In effect, they are battling for their baseball career until the June draft or an injury or some other issue provides a roster spot on a full season team.
Since they are not on a roster, they are not getting paid, but they are playing/competing every day.
Come June and the draft, they have 40-50 more players in the system competing for spots.
It is a very tough situation.
They really need some luck. Hopefully, some will get some.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 09, 2010, 09:35:14 am
Osh,
As you probably know, those still shown in last year's short season and rookie leagues are assigned to extended Spring Training.
In effect, they are battling for their baseball career until the June draft or an injury or some other issue provides a roster spot on a full season team.
Since they are not on a roster, they are not getting paid, but they are playing/competing every day.
Come June and the draft, they have 40-50 more players in the system competing for spots.
It is a very tough situation.
They really need some luck. Hopefully, some will get some.
Yeah, there's not much I can do with the list though. I could create another category, but it's too difficult on long posts with all the jumping around. There's a bug in the system somewhere.

From what I'm hearing many of the Rookie and Short Season guys have been released already. I'm just awaiting official word on most of them.

Nice to see a lot of our guys ascending the ladder. Too bad it's inevitable that we lose a bunch this spring as well.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on April 09, 2010, 01:54:49 pm
Boy, I think you do a great job, really great!!
I'm betting everyone who posts here appreciates your time and effort to keep this updated.
From my experience, Milb is pretty accurate. If a player is still shown as active but not assigned to a current season roster, that means he is still with the club. He usually has not been released. 
That leaves 2 options from there. One is he is playing in extended ST or he is on the D/L, not assigned to a roster, not playing in extended, but cannot be released while on the D/L. Milb and the MLB teams don't publish this anywhere, though.
I fully agree you cannot do much more that what you have posted about those who are active but not assigned to a roster.  They certainly can be released at any time and some are.  Others can get a bit lucky and have a roster spot open due to injury, retirement or something and get an assignment before the draft.
If they are still at extended when the draft occurs and are a college drafted player, it is not a good signal.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: bulldozer on April 25, 2010, 09:20:22 pm
Who are some of the possible DIII draftees this year?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on April 25, 2010, 09:33:41 pm
Who are some of the possible DIII draftees this year?

James Murrey, Macalester, RHP, 6'4", 220.
 
Year  era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2007....  2.77 6-4 13 9 4 0/1 0 61.2 66 31 19 19 62 9 2 0 291 .266 7 16 0 1 7
2008....  2.29 7-2 11 9 3 0/2 1 55.0 44 21 14 29 60 7 1 2 246 .216 5 2 0 5 6
2009....  1.95 6-3 9 9 5 2/0 0 55.1 44 23 12 16 76 6 5 2 236 .213 4 6 0 2 5
TOTAL...  2.35 19-9 33 27 12 2/3 1 172.0 154 75 45 64 198 22 8 4 773 .234 16 24 0 8 18
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Purple Heys on May 07, 2010, 02:33:47 am
Another Frontier League signing

January 30, 2010
OAKLAND COUNTY(Michigan) CRUISERS: Signed RHP Wayde Kitchens(Chapman '09)
http://www.cruisersbaseball.com/skins/Skin_1/pdf/2010preSeasonRoster.pdf

A pronounced Vista influence on that Cruiser roster with Kitchens, Esquibel, Andrews, and Hitting Coach Alvarez   8-)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 07, 2010, 02:35:55 am
The Reds called up Chris Heisey. He's 0-for-6 in two games. He started in RF and hit seventh against the Mets (Oliver Perez) on Monday.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 07, 2010, 03:09:56 am
Archie Gilbert was named the Texas League Offensive Player of the Week. From minorleaguebaseball.com:
Texas League
Archie Gilbert, Midland
.407/.484/.741, 11-for-27, 3 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 9 RS, 4 BB, 4 K, 3 SB
The RockHounds' center fielder has added some unexpected pop in his second go-round in the Texas League. At just 5-foot-8, Gilbert already has four home runs, exceeding his total from last season (three). Gilbert has had three of them in his last nine games, including two in the week that earned him Texas League Player of the Week. Gilbert had at least one hit in every game, including a three-hit performance on April 30 in San Antonio. Gilbert also managed to steal three bases and score nine runs. His .918 OPS for the season at Double-A is not bad progress for a player who was undrafted out of Cal State-East Bay in 2006.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on May 07, 2010, 08:15:36 am
Maybe I overlooked this name, but one I haven't seen is Zach Lutz (Alvernia) who is at AA Binghamton for the Mets.  Having a nice start to the year and I have read a couple of times that he is a legit prospect who could continue to move fast through the system. 

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518963
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 07, 2010, 12:33:24 pm
Maybe I overlooked this name, but one I haven't seen is Zach Lutz (Alvernia) who is at AA Binghamton for the Mets.  Having a nice start to the year and I have read a couple of times that he is a legit prospect who could continue to move fast through the system. 

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518963
Thanks! Remember having him on there before. Don't know what happened.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just_Some_Guy on May 10, 2010, 03:11:22 pm
Former Texas Lutheran SS, Jacob Kaase just received word he'll be joining Rangers double affiliate Frisco this week. He's off to a solid start in Bakersfield (High A), particularly the last two weeks (.355 avg). Perhaps the most notable statistic is that he's slowly starting to increase the BBs, while decreasing the Ks.

He's yet to make an error yet this year.

JSG

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: John McGraw on May 10, 2010, 05:06:05 pm
Former Texas Lutheran SS, Jacob Kaase just received word he'll be joining Rangers double affiliate Frisco this week. He's off to a solid start in Bakersfield (High A), particularly the last two weeks (.355 avg). Perhaps the most notable statistic is that he's slowly starting to increase the BBs, while decreasing the Ks.

He's yet to make an error yet this year.

JSG



That's great news.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 18, 2010, 03:29:40 pm
Reds OF Chris Heisey has been getting spot starts and batting leadoff against LHP's. He hit his first HR against the Pirates' Jeff Karstens in Johnny Cueto's one-hitter last Tuesday. He started again today, facing Brewer Manny Parra.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on May 18, 2010, 03:44:41 pm
I don't know if he applies, but Rob Cummings played his freshman year at Illinois Wesleyan before transfering to UC Santa Barbara. He was a 2nd team all region selection before leaving IWU.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572794

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 18, 2010, 03:57:36 pm
I don't know if he applies, but Rob Cummings played his freshman year at Illinois Wesleyan before transfering to UC Santa Barbara. He was a 2nd team all region selection before leaving IWU.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572794
That's enough to make the list. Thanks!
To everyone, any others I missed?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: tigerfan_2001 on May 18, 2010, 04:22:27 pm
I don't know if he applies, but Rob Cummings played his freshman year at Illinois Wesleyan before transfering to UC Santa Barbara. He was a 2nd team all region selection before leaving IWU.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572794


that makes three D3 players that went to UCSB and then played in the minors....interesting.....
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on May 19, 2010, 09:49:38 am
I don't know if he applies, but Rob Cummings played his freshman year at Illinois Wesleyan before transfering to UC Santa Barbara. He was a 2nd team all region selection before leaving IWU.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572794



As a Carthage fan, I was glad to see him go:)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on May 19, 2010, 10:01:36 am
I don't know if he applies, but Rob Cummings played his freshman year at Illinois Wesleyan before transfering to UC Santa Barbara. He was a 2nd team all region selection before leaving IWU.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572794



As a Carthage fan, I was glad to see him go:)

As a UCSB Alumnus I was happy to see him come.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on May 19, 2010, 10:58:23 am
AAA
Massachusetts College P Joe Bateman (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Joe%20Bateman&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=461213), Durham (Rays)
Trinity (Conn.) P Jonah Bayliss (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jonah%20Bayliss&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435058), Round Rock (Astros)
Eastern Connecticut P Scott Chiasson (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Scott%20Chiasson&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=400130), Quintana Roo (Mexican League)
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=RF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456121), Portland (Padres)
Montclair P Corey Hamman (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456599), Indianapolis (Pirates)
Cal Lutheran P Jason Hirsh (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jason%20Hirsh&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=444865), Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Erik%20Kratz&pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456124), Indianapolis (Pirates)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=489232), Sacramento (A's)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Denorfia was called up to the Majors this weekend.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 21, 2010, 01:09:52 pm
New York Penn League website indicates Aaron Dott was assigned to Bowling Green.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 21, 2010, 02:43:31 pm
Thanks for the updates, everyone. Regionals have been occupying most of my D-III baseball time lately. I'll get the list up to speed, if it's not already, after the CWS. In the meantime, pass along any other transactions I miss.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: baseballroxmysox on May 22, 2010, 02:06:19 am
Wayde Kitchens from Chapman is now playing for the rookie Frontier League--Oakland County Cruisers in Michigan!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: magicman on May 22, 2010, 03:04:29 am
AAA
Massachusetts College P Joe Bateman (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Joe%20Bateman&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=461213), Durham (Rays)
Trinity (Conn.) P Jonah Bayliss (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jonah%20Bayliss&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435058), Round Rock (Astros)
Eastern Connecticut P Scott Chiasson (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Scott%20Chiasson&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=400130), Quintana Roo (Mexican League)
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=RF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456121), Portland (Padres)
Montclair P Corey Hamman (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456599), Indianapolis (Pirates)
Cal Lutheran P Jason Hirsh (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jason%20Hirsh&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=444865), Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Erik%20Kratz&pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456124), Indianapolis (Pirates)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=489232), Sacramento (A's)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Denorfia was called up to the Majors this weekend.

cubs,
You are correct. He saw his 1st action for San Diego as a pinch hitter on Monday the 17th when he singled in his 1st at bat as the Padres beat the Giants 3-1 He started Tuesday and went 2 for 5 with 2 singles 2 runs scored and an RBI but the Padres lost to the Giants 7-6. He came off the bench on Wednesday and went 0-2, in a Padres 10-5 win over the Dodgers. On Thursday he started and singled in 4 trips as the Padres lost to the Dodgers 4-1 and on Friday he started and went 1-5, another single, as the Mariners, pounded the Padres 15-8. I'm beginning to see a pattern here. 3 starts, all Padre losses. Off the bench twice, both Padre wins. So far he's 5 for 17 (.294) all singles.   
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 24, 2010, 02:20:59 am
Some recent updates made to the list but not posted:
The Yankees signed Jeff Natale after the Red Sox released him.
Travis Beazley retired.
Matt DeSalvo was released.
Alex Herrnberger was assigned to High-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: say hey on May 24, 2010, 03:01:56 pm
From the Kalamazoo Kings web site, 2010:  Joe DiPietro

Joe graduated from Pacific Luthern University with a Business Degree. Joe will be in his fourth year with the Kings. Over the past two years, Joe has established himself as one of the best starters in the Frontier League with a 15-11 record and a 3.42 ERA.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Beaconville on May 26, 2010, 09:11:07 am
To add to some of the list that was started by OshDude back on page 2.  I added on to the (New England) list based on some research.

Chris Denofria-Wheaton (was added in later posts)
Nelson Figueroa-Brandies (also added in later posts)
Rod Correia-UMass Dartmouth
Mike Porzio-Western Connecticut
John Kiely-Bridgewater State
Jim Siwy-Rhode Island College

and probably the best major leaguer to come out of New England Division III-
Ken Hill who pitched in pats of 14 seasons in the Majors and was a 1994 All Star pitched at Mass College of Liberal Arts back in the 80's when it was known as North Adams State.  They had some great teams back in the 80's. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Beaconville on May 26, 2010, 09:35:37 am
Also, since my beloved UMass Boston Beacons, after years of struggles have finally made it to the big dance in Wisconsin.  I figured since they are a topic of conversation I would give some imput on our school's long and dazzling resume of professional players (ha ha)

We had a player back from 1988-1990 named Steve Coffey who actually tied the NCAA D-III record for consecutive games with a hit and held it for about 8 years.  He was (and currently is) the only player drafted in the history of the program.  He was picked in the 20th round of the 1990 draft by the Cubs.  He played 92 games of single A ball in 1990 and 91' and had a career batting average there of just .185.  He has been playing baseball just North of Boston in a summer league, and still plays at age 40.  This season he was named as an assistant coach with the North Shore Navigators of the NECBL.

Currently, Nick Conway who pitched for UMB from 2006-2009 is about to start his second season with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Independent Can-AM League.  He was 2-4 with a 5.01 ERA last year and mainly pitched out of the bulpen. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on June 01, 2010, 11:13:48 am
OshDude,
As you are updating, Blue Jay draftee Chuck Huggins has been promoted to the AA New Hampshire Fishercats of the Eastern League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OC_SID on June 01, 2010, 09:03:20 pm
The Kalamazoo Kings are in the Frontier League. The FL is independent baseball with no affiliatin to a MLB team. We had a player make the initial roster, but then was cut just prior to their first game.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 02, 2010, 02:34:49 pm
OshDude,
As you are updating, Blue Jay draftee Chuck Huggins has been promoted to the AA New Hampshire Fishercats of the Eastern League.
Was in Appleton most of the past week. Didn't get much computer time while I was there. I'll get back on it this week.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on June 03, 2010, 04:44:16 pm
MLB First-Year Player Draft begins on Monday.  Who will be the first D3 player taken?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 03, 2010, 09:38:15 pm
Former St. Joe's (ME) and LSU pitcher Charlie Furbush was named last week's FSL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100531&content_id=10644226&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 03, 2010, 10:20:43 pm
Movement on the list above during the past two weeks or so. See the list for schools and teams.

Nelson Figueroa was waived by the Mets and is now in Triple-A with the Phillies.
Erik Arnesen moved from Double-A to Triple-A.
Mike DeMark from Double-A to Triple-A.
Jeff Gogal from Double-A to High-A (he's working his way back after a long DL stint).
Ryan Kulik from Double-A to Triple-A.
Kenny Moreland from High-A to A.
Cole Kimball from High-A to Double-A.
Chuck Huggins from High-A to Double-A.
Joe Paterson from High-A to Triple-A (I think he's also made this leap in past years).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 10, 2010, 09:04:00 pm
The Royals promoted St. Norbert SS Adam Frost from Low-A to High-A. In the past three years Frost has gone from drafted to the Rookie leagues to A ball to released to indy ball to signed to Low-A to High-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 10, 2010, 09:20:56 pm
The D-backs sent Alex Herrnberger from extended spring to fill a roster spot in Triple-A.

EDIT: Also, Chuck Huggins from Double-A back to High-A after two shaky starts. And the Nats released Chris Coste. He'd been on the DL all season and is reportedly leaning toward announcing his retirement.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 12, 2010, 10:39:38 am
The Pirates designated Jack Taschner for assignment.

In the meantime Taschner will pitch today for the Giants – the Oshkosh Giants of the Wisconsin State Baseball League. He's scheduled to pitch a bit in both ends of a DH against the Addison Braves.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on June 15, 2010, 02:08:06 pm
OshDude,
In one of those  magical stories, Jeff Taylor Jr. of Lynchburg College signed with Cincinnati as a free agent.
Sounds like Jeff will be playing for their short season team in the AZL.
For those who don't know, Jeff's father, who posted here as JT, was killed last April in a tragic accident.  Jeff Sr. was throwing BP to a group of Lynchburg players after the season ended but in contemplation they would play in a Regional.
He was struck by a line drive and killed.
I had emailed many, many times with Jeff Sr. about DIII players and the route to Summer Leagues and what was involved in getting drafted, playing and competing in Milb.  Baseball was  his love and his son playing college baseball at Lynchburg  was a joy of his life.
Jeff Taylor Jr. will surely have an angel watching him this Summer.
I know he will also have plenty of posters on DIII baseball cheering him along that path.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 16, 2010, 08:28:15 am
OshDude,
In one of those  magical stories, Jeff Taylor Jr. of Lynchburg College signed with Cincinnati as a free agent.
Sounds like Jeff will be playing for their short season team in the AZL.
For those who don't know, Jeff's father, who posted here as JT, was killed last April in a tragic accident.  Jeff Sr. was throwing BP to a group of Lynchburg players after the season ended but in contemplation they would play in a Regional.
He was struck by a line drive and killed.
I had emailed many, many times with Jeff Sr. about DIII players and the route to Summer Leagues and what was involved in getting drafted, playing and competing in Milb.  Baseball was  his love and his son playing college baseball at Lynchburg  was a joy of his life.
Jeff Taylor Jr. will surely have an angel watching him this Summer.
I know he will also have plenty of posters on DIII baseball cheering him along that path.
Awesome news, infielddad! As much as we all root for the others, Jeff will get a little extra from me.

For everyone else, there will be many NDFA's in the next few weeks. I hope to catch all of the D3'ers, but chances are I won't. If you see or hear of one, please pass it along.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 16, 2010, 08:34:55 am
Nelson Figueroa was named the International League Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100614&content_id=11177918&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) for the week ending June 13.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 16, 2010, 08:44:54 am
The following are on the Triple-A all-star ballot (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/events/asg/y2010/ballot/ballot_pop.html). Like the MLB ballot, fans can vote up to 25 times. There's also a place to – wink – write in candidates.

SP: Jason Hirsh
RP: Joe Bateman
C: Erik Kratz, Anthony Recker
OF: Chris Denorfia
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: old scot on June 16, 2010, 12:14:21 pm
Wooster 2010 grad, Matt Johnson has signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Bluejays.
He will be assigned to the Auburn Doubledays of the class A NY-Penn league.
Good luck Matt.

Any news of other DIII players signing free agent contracts?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 17, 2010, 10:13:45 am
Five 2010 draftees have links. Two shortstops, Kelson Brown and Nick Robinson, will start in Short Season A. Derek Eitel, Eric Groff and Chris Jarrett will be teammates at Missoula in Rookie ball.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just_Some_Guy on June 19, 2010, 06:59:43 pm
TLU alum, Jake Kaase, had an interesting stat line for a AA hitter on Friday:

1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Kaase is hitting .300 for the Rough Riders since his promotion.


JSG
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on June 20, 2010, 10:19:35 pm
Chapman University John Semel OF St Lucie Mets Class A Advanced
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=RF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=573153

Chapman University Matt Irsfeld RHP Eugene Emeralds Class A Short Season
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=586751

Chapman University Kurt Yacko RHP Modesto Nuts Class A Advanced
 http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543949

Chapman University Wayde Kitchens RHP strikes out 13
http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4026798

Trinty/Chapman University/UCSB Ryan Cavan SS  Augusta Green Jackets Class A
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571551

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mr_b on June 21, 2010, 01:46:28 pm
Five 2010 draftees have links. Two shortstops, Kelson Brown and Nick Robinson, will start in Short Season A. Derek Eitel, Eric Groff and Chris Jarrett will be teammates at Missoula in Rookie ball.
Mike Giovenco was signed by the Royals and has been assigned to Burlington of the Appalachian League.  best of luck, Mike!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 26, 2010, 08:57:23 am
Kenny Moreland was named the SAL Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100621&content_id=11428716&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) for games ending June 20.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 27, 2010, 12:21:40 am
In looking at the MiLB all-star game rosters, I saw Ryan Flannery (Single-A SAL) and Archie Gilbert (Double-A Texas League) as the only D3'ers who'll play. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Triple-A and Southern League rosters are TBD.

Flannery: 1 IP, 1 R (unearned), 1 H, 2 K. Game ended in 5-5 tie.

Gilbert will start in the outfield for the South team on June 30.

Tim Kiely was selected to play in the Double-A Texas League all-star game but was promoted to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 28, 2010, 10:41:08 pm
A local story about Jeff Taylor Jr. signing with the Reds.
http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/sports/minors/article/taylor_signs_minor_league_contract_with_reds/27886/ (http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/sports/minors/article/taylor_signs_minor_league_contract_with_reds/27886/)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 28, 2010, 11:06:37 pm
Here are the NDFA's from 2010 I found so far. Let me know of others, including those who transfered out of D3 yet found a way to MiLB.
Matt Schuld
Matt Johnson
Shane Zellers
Jeff Taylor Jr.
Trey Watt
Casey Lawrence
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LTBB1971 on June 29, 2010, 05:13:36 pm
RHP Nolan Shaffer (Bridgewater College, VA) - Frontier League / Oakland County
1-4, 5.36 ERA, 40.1 INN, 39 H, 18 BB, 33 K, OPP BA .258

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 05, 2010, 09:17:10 pm
Ryan Cavan was named the SAL Offensive Player of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100628&content_id=11682180&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) for games ending June 27.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 05, 2010, 09:29:55 pm
Erik Kratz will be a backup at the IL all-star game (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100629&content_id=11723202&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) July 14. Kratz hit the game-winning HR in last year's IL all-star game.

Archie Gilbert packed a lot of goodness in his all star appearance (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_06_30_txnaax_txsaax_1). Gilbert went 0-for-1 with a BB, R, RBI, SF, SB and K as the leadoff batter and starting CF for the South Texas League all-star team. The South won, 5-4.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on July 06, 2010, 04:54:04 pm
From Chapman's Website:

Four Chapman baseball alumni are still working their way through the minor leagues, including former Division III Player of the Year Kurt Yacko ’09, who has climbed to Class-A Advanced within the Colorado Rockies organization. Here’s a brief rundown on the former Panthers currently playing pro ball:

Kurt Yacko '09, Modesto Nuts (Colorado Rockies, Class-A Advanced) – Yacko ’09 is now in his third year in the Rockies’ farm system having climbed the organizational ranks each year. Serving as a full-time relief pitcher, the right-hander is currently 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA, helping the Nuts place second in the North Division of the California League in the first half of the season. In typical fashion, Yacko’s strikeout-to-walk ratio has been fantastic with 46 Ks and just 9 BBs in 39.2 innings. And during the month of June he was even better with a 2-0 record and 0.73 ERA in 10 appearances.

Matt Irsfeld ’09, Eugene Emeralds (San Diego Padres, Class-A Short Season) – Irsfeld went undrafted in 2009 but signed with the Padres at the end of the summer, eventually landing in his own backyard. The Eugene, Ore. native appears to be getting on track while playing in his hometown. The righty has made seven appearances with the Ems of the Northwest League, six of which have been scoreless one-inning outings. He had one rough outing in June, giving him a misleading ERA of 5.68 in Eugene. In 12 appearances this season (he also made a brief stop at Fort Wayne in the Midwest League) he is 0-3 with an 11.45 ERA.

John Semel ’10, Kingsport Mets (New York Mets, Rookie) – The Mets’ 26th round selection a year ago, Semel has not been quick out of the gates this summer, possibly suffering from the lingering effects of a back injury that kept him from much of his offseason training. The speedy outfielder was reassigned recently to the Mets’ rookie club in Kingsport, Fla. of the Appalachian League and tripled and drove in a run in his first game. However, he is batting just .162 and has yet to steal a base after the first two weeks of the season.

Wayde Kitchens ’09, Oakland County Cruisers (Independent) – The three-time All-American signed a contract with the Cruisers of the independent Frontier League in February coming off a pectoral injury that sidelined him for a portion of his senior year at Chapman. Kitchens has come back healthy and strong as a starting pitcher for Oakland County, posting a 2-1 record with 49 strikeouts in 39 innings. The right-hander has an ERA of 3.69 and has made nine appearances, including seven starts on the mound for the first-place Cruisers

Gabe Bonfanti ’05 has made a career of not only playing, but managing in the Italian and Swiss baseball leagues. The former Chapman pitcher is currently playing shortstop and managing the Sissach Frogs in Switzerland after a four-year career in the Italian Baseball League. This summer the Frogs are 8-4 with Bonfanti at the helm and he’s batting .320 with a .520 on-base percentage
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on July 06, 2010, 04:56:09 pm
Ryan Cavan was named the SAL Offensive Player of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100628&content_id=11682180&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) for games ending June 27.

Ryan also played one year with Chapman
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ppfm on July 12, 2010, 01:19:35 pm
James Kang, Pomona Pitzer shortstop drafted by the Red Sox this year, moved up from the Gulf Coast Rookie League to the Lowell Spinners Short Season A team.  Since the move last week he has been player of the game twice, and participated in the futures game at Fenway Park on Saturday, hitting a monster double off the Green Monster!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: stumbley on July 14, 2010, 03:00:40 pm
Reese McCulley (Linfield RHP) signed as a free agent with SF Giants short season A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20100706/SPORTS/7060337/1018&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on July 14, 2010, 03:10:26 pm
James Kang, Pomona Pitzer shortstop drafted by the Red Sox this year, moved up from the Gulf Coast Rookie League to the Lowell Spinners Short Season A team.  Since the move last week he has been player of the game twice, and participated in the futures game at Fenway Park on Saturday, hitting a monster double off the Green Monster!

I follow the Spinners because (a) I lived in New England for 20 years, and (b) the Red Sox pick up a lot of D3 kids, and (c) I'm a Hopkins homer and Chez Angeloni is with Lowell.  Kudos to Kang!  Pity, however, the Spinners' pitcher Randy Consuegra (not a D3 kid).  He is 0-2 in 2 starts, having retired only one hitter.  He's given up 10 runs, all earned.  He's walked 10, K'd none, and plunked 2.  His ERA is 270.00 and is WHIP is 30.00.  The good news is, he hasn't given up a home run, yet.  It's a tough life out there.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on July 15, 2010, 01:29:01 pm
LHP Andrew Pevsner (Hopkins '10) has been putting up good numbers out of the bullpen for the Ogden Raptors (LA Dodgers, Pioneer Rookie Advanced League).  He's 1-0 in 6 appearances. 10.1 innings with no runs, 5 hits, 11 Ks, 4 BBs and 1 HB.  His ERA is 0.00 and his WHIP is 0.87.  And now I've jinxed him--sorry, Pevs.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 21, 2010, 12:49:22 am
Recent additions to the masterlist are NDFA pitchers Reese McCulley (Linfield, no link yet), Spencer Shelton (Piedmont) and Ryan Demmin (Oshkosh).

The masterlist is approaching the max-character point, like it has in the past. But this time it's getting to the point where we'll lose a lot of info with any change I make. Any suggestions on how to break up the post or change the layout to save space are appreciated.

I plan to create a sticky post with D3 MiLB alums (the guys without links at the bottom of the master). I think I'd need Jim's, Ralph's or Pat's help turning it into a sticky under national topics, but that shouldn't be a problem.

There's a great chance someone has a better idea.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D-BAT on July 21, 2010, 01:04:18 am
Memorable callup to Bucs for emotional Kratz (EMU)
30-year-old catcher learns of promotion at Triple-A All-Star Game

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100714&content_id=12257372&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100714&content_id=12257372&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: RSSmith on July 21, 2010, 09:42:28 am
Is Dave Filak injured?  He hasn't pitched since July 6.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on July 21, 2010, 11:35:00 am
Wayde Kitchens RHP Chapman '09 a D3 3 time All-American is pitching for
Oakland County Cruisers(Michigan) in the Frontier League. Wayde is 4-1 with
a 3.02 ERA in 50.2 innings with 59 strikeouts

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/localsports/07-18-2010-wild-things-oak-county-game
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 25, 2010, 08:54:34 am
Montclair LHP Michael Vitale is the newest addition to the list above.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on July 28, 2010, 08:47:06 pm
Shawn Gilblair CanAm League stats with Worcester Tornadoes:

Season Team                      W L ERA  G GS SHO SV   IP       SO BB  H
2010 Worcester Tornadoes     0 1 2.10 23 0    0     0  34.1     32 10 27
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on July 30, 2010, 03:59:49 pm
D3 player getting some love from Baseball America

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2010/2610440.html
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: magicman on August 03, 2010, 12:42:20 pm
Is Dave Filak injured?  He hasn't pitched since July 6.

I wondered about that as well, since he had decent efforts in his first 2 starts at Danville. His 3rd start on July 6th lasted only 1 inning and he only gave up a solo home run in that inning and they took him out, leading me to believe he must have been injured in some way. Especially after he didn't pitch for over 3 weeks after that start.  He finally was back on the mound in a relief appearance on July 29th, where he gave up 1 run in 1 inning on a walk, a wild pitch, a balk and a passed ball.

Last night, he again came on in relief, with Danville clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Bluefield Orioles entering the top of the 7th, and threw 2 scoreless innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2, while holding them hitless. Danville scored 5 times in the bottom of the 8th to win 7-1. The write up of the game stated that Filak threw 2 hitless inning, his longest outing since being injured on July 6th. No mention of what the injury was though. He lowered his ERA to 2.25 and has now pitched 12 innings and allowed only 3 earned runs. He has 14 strikeouts, given up 6 hits and 8 walks. His WHIP is 1.17 and if he can cut down on his walks that figure would improve significantly. He only had 19 BB in 67 innings this year at Oneonta, so to have 8 in 12 innings at Danville is a little out of whack

On another note, fellow New York State D3 pitcher Dan Jurik from St. John Fisher, who was also drafted by the Braves was recently moved from the Gulf Coast League Braves and joins Filak on the Danville Braves. Jurik was off to a fine start with the Gulf Coast League Braves having appeared in 9 games, with 6 starts. He owned a 3-0 record and had an ERA of 2.20 in 28.2 innings of work. He allowed only 7 earned runs and had a WHIP of 0.98 with 27 strikeouts.

Jurik's 1st start at Danville was on July 31st and found him on the short end of a 4-0 loss. He gave up 4 runs in 6 innings. Both guys have had a decent beginning to their professional careers. Hopefully they will both continue to improve.     
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: lordcharles on August 03, 2010, 07:37:39 pm
Magicman-thanks for the updates!  Hope both of these guys continue their success!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on August 06, 2010, 03:03:10 am
Wayde Kitchens RHP Chapman('09) wins his 5th for the Oakland County Cruisers in the Frontier League
http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=19867

67 IP 70 SO 2.55 ERA  .204 OAVG
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 06, 2010, 07:15:46 am
What's up with Dan Remanowsky (Otterbein)? Last this poster checked he hadn't  pitched for a while--was put on the 7-day DL, after that  ????
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BigPoppa on August 06, 2010, 11:14:22 pm
Hamline (2009) Dan Kaczrowski was promoted to Double A today.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on August 09, 2010, 03:01:06 pm
Another great week by Alvernia's Zach Lutz gets recognized....

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2010/2610479.html
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 09, 2010, 05:25:21 pm
A few updates, assuming we all know the day-to-day news of the four currently active big leaguers:
Jordan Zimmermann is making the last of his rehab starts in Triple-A before reportedly heading back to the Washington rotation on or around Aug. 20. Not that it matters, but Zimmermann is 0-2 with a 2.10 ERA in seven rehab starts, spanning four levels. The rest of his rehab line: 25.2 IP, 19 H, 4 BB, 22 K, .207 OBA. Take away an ugly start at Hagerstown (5 IP, 6 ER, 2 HR) and he would have 0 ER in 19.2 IP. I know you can't do that, but it's meant to show that he's been the old JZ for the most part.

Zach Lutz is back to crushing Double-A pitching after missing a couple of weeks on the DL. In his past 10 games Lutz has 7 HR, 16 RBI, 13 R, 4 2B while batting .350 with a 1.410 OPS. Overall Lutz is batting .280 with 16 HR and 37 RBI with a .985 OPS in 51 games for three teams.

Yazy Arbelo has been on a tear, hitting .436 in his last 10 games with 5 HR, 17 RBI and a 1.361 OPS. He has a current double-digit hitting streak as well.

Arbelo's former Keystone teammate Eric Groff has fallen off his approximately one RBI/game pace after driving in two in the past 10 games. He still has 32 RBI in 45 games.

Vinny Rottino is making a case to get back to The Show. At Double-A Rottino is hitting .285 with 6 HR, 56 RBI, 17 SB, 1 CS, a 39:38 K:BB ratio and a .363 OBP in 89 games.

Casey Lawrence is 5-1 with a 1.90 ERA in 11 games (nine starts). He also sports a 41:7 K/BB ratio with 37 H allowed in 50 IP.

Cole Kimball is 6-1 with 10 saves and a 2.71 ERA at two levels. Kimball has given up 42 hits and struck out 78 in 66.1 innings overall. He's notched all of his four saves at Double-A during the past three weeks.

James Wood is out for the year with an injury.

The Dodgers granted Jack Taschner free agency after they designated him for assignment. He was last seen in the WI State League last week, pitching in the last game of the Oshkosh Giants' season.

Veteran OF Archie Gilbert has 10 HR, 46 RBI, 53 R, 28 2B, a 52:44 K/BB ratio and 25 SB in 97 games.

Andrew Pevsner has given up a run in one of his 11 relief appearances. He has a 1.76 ERA.

Ryan Demmin has two saves and a 1.76 ERA with 15 K's in 15.1 IP, all in relief.

Playing every day at 3B in Single-A, Frank Pfister has 21 2B, 6 HR and 40 RBI in 94 games.

Kenny Moreland has a 3.16 ERA at the Single-A level with a 56:10 K/BB ratio in 82.2 IP (13 starts).

When he finds playing time Sean Killeen has produced, hitting .500 with a 1.261 OPS in 16 AB's while playing roughly every other day since a promotion to Single-A.

Ryan Flannery is sixth in the SAL with 14 saves. He's also holding batters to a .219 average and has 58 K's in 66.2 IP. Flannery gave up his first HR in his 66th inning.

Corey Hamman is holding his own after a promotion to Triple-A, where he's 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 18 games of short relief. At Triple-A Hamman has 22 K's and 5 BB in 25.1 IP.

Ryan Cavan is now playing 2B, but he's still hitting, banging out 28 2B, 11 HR and 52 RBI to go along with 68 R in 110 games.

Veteran reliever Joe Bateman is once again putting up great numbers one call away from the big leagues. Bateman is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A. In 43 games Bateman has 48 K's and a .204 OBA in 60.2 IP. You'd think a RHP who holds Triple-A righty swingers to a .174 AVG would get a shot, even if he's 30 years old.

Despite a rough July and August, reliever Kurt Yacko is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA and has 61 K's in 56.2 IP. Opponents are hitting .233 against Yacko on the year.

Reliever Dan Remenowsky has been on the DL since late June, but he was lights-out until then, striking out 60 in 39.1 IP and holding a 2.75 ERA.

Another season, another banner season for veteran reliever Scott Chiasson. Again it was for Los Tigres of the Mexican League. Chiasson ended the regular season tied for numero tres with 24 saves. He also had a 2.67 ERA and a .200 OBA in 48 games and 57.1 IP.

Chuck Huggins has had several shaky starts lately but is still 7-3 with a 3.67 ERA and a .239 OBA on the year at High-A.

Blake Maxwell is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in six games at Double-A.

After cruising at Triple-A, reliever Jeff Gogal is now cruising at Double-A. At Triple-A Gogal held a 0.00 ERA in 3.2 IP. Overall Gogal has a 1.23 ERA with 28 K's in 29.1 IP, most of which came in the FSL. But wherever he's worked, he's done his job well. Hitters are clunking along at a .194 average against Gogal.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: badgerwarhawk on August 10, 2010, 01:29:18 pm
I saw Tauscher pitch in DODGER stadium a couple of weeks ago in a 13 inning 3-2 DODGERS win over the Padres.  He was yanked after facing two hitters who had back to back hits and he failed to record an out. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on August 10, 2010, 10:07:32 pm
A few updates, assuming we all know the day-to-day news of the four currently active big leaguers:
Jordan Zimmermann is making the last of his rehab starts in Triple-A before reportedly heading back to the Washington rotation on or around Aug. 20. Not that it matters, but Zimmermann is 0-2 with a 2.10 ERA in seven rehab starts, spanning four levels. The rest of his rehab line: 25.2 IP, 19 H, 4 BB, 22 K, .207 OBA. Take away an ugly start at Hagerstown (5 IP, 6 ER, 2 HR) and he would have 0 ER in 19.2 IP. I know you can't do that, but it's meant to show that he's been the old JZ for the most part.

Zach Lutz is back to crushing Double-A pitching after missing a couple of weeks on the DL. In his past 10 games Lutz has 7 HR, 16 RBI, 13 R, 4 2B while batting .350 with a 1.410 OPS. Overall Lutz is batting .280 with 16 HR and 37 RBI with a .985 OPS in 51 games for three teams.

Yazy Arbelo has been on a tear, hitting .436 in his last 10 games with 5 HR, 17 RBI and a 1.361 OPS. He has a current double-digit hitting streak as well.

Arbelo's former Keystone teammate Eric Groff has fallen off his approximately one RBI/game pace after driving in two in the past 10 games. He still has 32 RBI in 45 games.

Vinny Rottino is making a case to get back to The Show. At Double-A Rottino is hitting .285 with 6 HR, 56 RBI, 17 SB, 1 CS, a 39:38 K:BB ratio and a .363 OBP in 89 games.

Casey Lawrence is 5-1 with a 1.90 ERA in 11 games (nine starts). He also sports a 41:7 K/BB ratio with 37 H allowed in 50 IP.

Cole Kimball is 6-1 with 10 saves and a 2.71 ERA at two levels. Kimball has given up 42 hits and struck out 78 in 66.1 innings overall. He's notched all of his four saves at Double-A during the past three weeks.

James Wood is out for the year with an injury.

The Dodgers granted Jack Taschner free agency after they designated him for assignment. He was last seen in the WI State League last week, pitching in the last game of the Oshkosh Giants' season.

Veteran OF Archie Gilbert has 10 HR, 46 RBI, 53 R, 28 2B, a 52:44 K/BB ratio and 25 SB in 97 games.

Andrew Pevsner has given up a run in one of his 11 relief appearances. He has a 1.76 ERA.

Ryan Demmin has two saves and a 1.76 ERA with 15 K's in 15.1 IP, all in relief.

Playing every day at 3B in Single-A, Frank Pfister has 21 2B, 6 HR and 40 RBI in 94 games.

Kenny Moreland has a 3.16 ERA at the Single-A level with a 56:10 K/BB ratio in 82.2 IP (13 starts).

When he finds playing time Sean Killeen has produced, hitting .500 with a 1.261 OPS in 16 AB's while playing roughly every other day since a promotion to Single-A.

Ryan Flannery is sixth in the SAL with 14 saves. He's also holding batters to a .219 average and has 58 K's in 66.2 IP. Flannery gave up his first HR in his 66th inning.

Corey Hamman is holding his own after a promotion to Triple-A, where he's 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 18 games of short relief. At Triple-A Hamman has 22 K's and 5 BB in 25.1 IP.

Ryan Cavan is now playing 2B, but he's still hitting, banging out 28 2B, 11 HR and 52 RBI to go along with 68 R in 110 games.

Veteran reliever Joe Bateman is once again putting up great numbers one call away from the big leagues. Bateman is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A. In 43 games Bateman has 48 K's and a .204 OBA in 60.2 IP. You'd think a RHP who holds Triple-A righty swingers to a .174 AVG would get a shot, even if he's 30 years old.

Despite a rough July and August, reliever Kurt Yacko is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA and has 61 K's in 56.2 IP. Opponents are hitting .233 against Yacko on the year.

Reliever Dan Remenowsky has been on the DL since late June, but he was lights-out until then, striking out 60 in 39.1 IP and holding a 2.75 ERA.

Another season, another banner season for veteran reliever Scott Chiasson. Again it was for Los Tigres of the Mexican League. Chiasson ended the regular season tied for numero tres with 24 saves. He also had a 2.67 ERA and a .200 OBA in 48 games and 57.1 IP.

Chuck Huggins has had several shaky starts lately but is still 7-3 with a 3.67 ERA and a .239 OBA on the year at High-A.

Blake Maxwell is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in six games at Double-A.

After cruising at Triple-A, reliever Jeff Gogal is now cruising at Double-A. At Triple-A Gogal held a 0.00 ERA in 3.2 IP. Overall Gogal has a 1.23 ERA with 28 K's in 29.1 IP, most of which came in the FSL. But wherever he's worked, he's done his job well. Hitters are clunking along at a .194 average against Gogal.

Another fantastic job on the updates Osh +1k
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 11, 2010, 10:27:28 am
After what I wrote a couple days ago, it's not a surprise: Yazy Arbelo was named the Northwest League (Short Season) Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Aug. 8. Arbelo leads the Northwest League in HR (11) and RBI (42 ... he leads by seven). He's also 2nd in SLG (.573), 2nd in OPS (.939) and 10th in 2B's (11). Here's the release.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100809&content_id=13225014&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100809&content_id=13225014&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp)
And an additional story on Arbelo.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100804&content_id=13032224&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100804&content_id=13032224&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp)

Not quite as obvious: Jason Hirsh was named the International League (Triple-A) Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Aug 8. Here's that release.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100809&content_id=13224964&vkey=news_t531&fext=.jsp&sid=t531 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100809&content_id=13224964&vkey=news_t531&fext=.jsp&sid=t531)

Not be ignored despite me forgetting to check the awards last week, Zach Lutz was named the Eastern League (Double-A) Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Aug. 1. The release is below.
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100803&content_id=12962370&vkey=news_t505&fext=.jsp&sid=t505 (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100803&content_id=12962370&vkey=news_t505&fext=.jsp&sid=t505)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 11, 2010, 10:37:31 am
Casey Lawrence has gone from a NDFA to an all-star. Lawrence was one of 10 pitchers named to the American League affiliate team in the New York-Penn League (Short Season). Lawrence, the only D3'er selected, is fourth in the league with a .90 WHIP, fourth with a 1.90 ERA and tied for fifth with five wins.

There's a decent chance, according to a release I read, that Lawrence will start the game on Aug. 17.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 15, 2010, 08:06:35 am
The latest D3 signing is Cortland P Nicolas Blanco (Royals).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on August 15, 2010, 02:52:57 pm
Joe Augustine(RHP Kean) ERA 2.14 OAVG .213 SO 113
Wayde Kitchens(RHP Chapman) ERA 2.35 OVG .190 SO 75 


2 Former D3 Pitchers are currently #2 and #3 in ERA in the Frontier League. They faced
each other in D3 World Series game in Appleton.

http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/stats.html?leagueid=200&seasonid=315&view=pitching&orderby=era

http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2006-07/stats/kean-cu4.htm
 

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KYGrizzly on August 16, 2010, 09:16:06 am
Joe Augustine(RHP Kean) ERA 2.14 OAVG .213 SO 113
Wayde Kitchens(RHP Chapman) ERA 2.35 OVG .190 SO 75 


2 Former D3 Pitchers are currently #2 and #3 in ERA in the Frontier League. They faced
each other in D3 World Series game in Appleton.

http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/stats.html?leagueid=200&seasonid=315&view=pitching&orderby=era

http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2006-07/stats/kean-cu4.htm
 
Actually they are #1 & #2 of active pitchers in the league as the player listed first had his contract rights bought by the Red Sox on July 15th.

Another former D3 pitcher Andy Clark from Franklin College(HCAC) is #10 in ERA in the same league.

Below is his stat line and game log:
http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/player.html?playerid=50097&seasonid=315 (http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/player.html?playerid=50097&seasonid=315)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 18, 2010, 08:23:41 am
Casey Lawrence did start the NYP All-Star Game. His line: 1 IP, 1 H and all zeros. Lawrence threw 14 pitches, nine for strikes. Lawrence's team, the AL, won the game 4-3 with three runs in the 8th.

Box score (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_08_17_npnasx_npaasx_1&mode=gameday)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 19, 2010, 09:25:01 am
Former Rookie levelers Matt Schuld (High-A), Chris Jarrett (A) and Derek Eitel (A) all made steps up recently.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 25, 2010, 08:55:32 am
Dan Jurik and Casey Lawrence moved from Rookie to Single-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on August 26, 2010, 10:24:36 am
Latest on Ryan Di Pietro, ( ex ECSU), with Shreveport-Bossier Captains, (American Association Independent League)

http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/player.html?playerid=62388&seasonid=313
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: BoBo on August 26, 2010, 09:59:21 pm
Jordan Zimmerman (UW-Stevens Point) (http://www.waow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13052041) has been recalled by the Washington Nationals and will make his MLB season debut vs St. Louis. He had elbow surgery last August.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on August 26, 2010, 10:08:00 pm
Jordan Zimmerman (UW-Stevens Point) (http://www.waow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13052041) has been recalled by the Washington Nationals and will make his MLB season debut vs St. Louis. He had elbow surgery last August.

According to what I read, he is taking Stephen Strasburg's place in the rotation.  Semi-good news for the Nats, since supposedly the TWO of them are the pitching future of the team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 01, 2010, 10:10:47 am
Cole Kimball was the only former D3'er selected to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall league, according to the initial rosters. Kimball will pitch for Scottsdale.

Former UW Oshkosh catcher Casey Kopitzke will manage the Mesa club.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ppfm on September 02, 2010, 06:06:33 pm
Pomona Pitzer shortstop James Kang ('10) moved up to Red Sox AAA Pawtucket and is scheduled to start today
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 03, 2010, 09:05:10 am
Pomona Pitzer shortstop James Kang ('10) moved up to Red Sox AAA Pawtucket and is scheduled to start today
Others making moves up this week:
Zach Lutz, AA to AAA
Eric Groff, R to AAA
Shane Wolf, H-A to AA
Kenny Moreland, A to H-A
Ryan Flannery, A to H-A
Evan Bronson, A to H-A
Brett Carroll, R to H-A
Changes were made on the masterlist.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 03, 2010, 09:07:53 am
Charlie Furbush ranks second in all of MiLB with 183 strikeouts.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: bcbleep on September 03, 2010, 11:25:36 am
Groff from Rookie ball to AAA? Quite a jump...
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on September 06, 2010, 12:33:28 pm
Groff from Rookie ball to AAA? Quite a jump...

Hmmm....I expect that at this time of year, if your season is over your on your way home and removed from consideration.  I have not looked at the teams for Kang and Groff but I expect the AAA shortstop was needed on the big club and they were next in line (or closest).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 01, 2010, 09:39:26 am
The Twins signed a 3B named Roy Larson. I have not heard if it was Roy Larson from St. Thomas, but the Twins got a lot out of Matt Schuld as a FA out of UST, so I'm thinking it is the UST Larson. Can anyone confirm or reject my thinking?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on October 01, 2010, 12:12:55 pm
The Twins signed a 3B named Roy Larson. I have not heard if it was Roy Larson from St. Thomas, but the Twins got a lot out of Matt Schuld as a FA out of UST, so I'm thinking it is the UST Larson. Can anyone confirm or reject my thinking?

Not sure this helps much, but after a game like this, it would only make sense.

http://www.stthomas.edu/magazine/2010/spring/baseball/vstwins.html
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 18, 2010, 01:36:16 am
Brief AFL update
Joe Paterson, who went to Linfield for a few minutes, joined Cole Kimball (Centenary) at Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League. Scottsdale should be the buzz team with Bryce Harper assigned there this week. Paterson (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) and Kimball (2 IP, 0.00 WHIP, 4 K) are off to nice starts through two appearances.

Jason Bour (Hampden-Sydney for a spell) was assigned to the Peoria Saguaros (there are two Peoria teams) a few days ago but hasn't played.

Mesa manager Casey Kopitzke played at UW Oshkosh.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 09, 2010, 03:46:16 am
The Mets released Chapman's John Semel.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on November 11, 2010, 01:19:09 pm
Found this on Jarrod Washburn:


http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/11/09/jarrod-washburn-not-retired-yet-may-consider-pitching-in-milwau/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 19, 2010, 05:36:21 am
The Red Sox released Johns Hopkins P Chez Angeloni and Trinity (Conn.) C/1B Sean Killeen.

The Mets released Worcester State P Tim Stronach.

MiLB Free Agents: UW-La Crosse C/1B Vinny Rottino, Montclair P Jeff Gogal, Montclair P Corey Hamman, Trinity (Conn.) P Jonah Bayliss, Cal Lutheran P Jason Hirsh, East Bay OF Archie Gilbert, Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Massachusetts College P Joe Bateman
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 29, 2010, 12:51:39 am
The Marlins re-signed Vinny Rottino (UW-La Crosse).
The Astros released Daniel Sarisky (Oglethorpe).
The Tigers added St. Joseph's (ME) Charlie Furbush to their 40-man roster.
The Mets added Alvernia's Zach Lutz to their 40-man roster.
The Nationals added Centenary's Cole Kimball to their 40-man roster.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 17, 2010, 10:23:36 am
Recent updates to the masterlist:
The Diamondbacks selected Linfield/Oregon St. LHP Joe Paterson in the MLB Rule 5 draft.
The Rays signed Trinity (Conn.) RHP Jonah Bayliss.
The Nationals signed East Bay OF Archie Gilbert.
The A's signed Massachusetts College RHP Joe Bateman.
The Phillies signed Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 24, 2010, 03:15:00 pm
Baseball America is rolling out its top 10 organizational prospects. Prospects from NL Central and NL West teams have yet to be released. Two D3'ers have been mentioned so far.

No. 7 Nationals prospect: Centenary RHP Cole Kimball (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2011/2611097.html), who is rated as having the best fastball on the farm.

Trinity (Conn.) RHP Tim Kiely is deemed to have best control in the Angels system (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2011/2610983.html).

May as well slip the last nugget in here despite it being bad news among the good: the Nats released Alvernia RHP Shane Zellers.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 24, 2010, 04:37:19 pm
Winter League update
Nats (level TBD) OF Archie Gilbert (East Bay): .284 AVG (42-for-148), 29 R, 11 2B, 2 3B (6th in league), 6 HR, 17 RBI, 14 BB, 19 K, 10 SB (8th), 4 CS, .507 OBP, .868 OPS (not enough ABs to qualify for percentage stats but would be 12th in SLG and 14th in OPS) in Mexico

FA LHP Corey Hamman (Monclair): 1-0, 3.93 ERA, 1 SV, 22 G (3rd in league), 18.1 IP, 4 HR (2nd in league), 7 BB, 15 K; 2nd in league with 5 games finished in Venezuela

Nats RHP Erik Arnesen (Grove City): 3-3 (wins 3rd in league, losses 6th), 2.47 ERA (6th), 8 GS (8th), 43.2 IP (7th), 44 H (7th), 3 HR, 8 BB, 18 K, .257 OBA, 1.19 WHIP (5th in league) in Puerto Rico

AFL update
Dbacks LHP Joe Paterson (Linfield/Oregon St.): 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 10 G, 12 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 14 K

Nats AA RHP Cole Kimball (Centenary): 0-0, 1 SV, .75 ERA, 11 G (5th in league), 12 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, .186 OBA, 11 games finished (led league)

ChiSox High-A C Jason Bour (Hampden-Sydney/George Mason): .273 AVG (6-for-23), 4 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI, .759 OPS


Also, Pacific Lutheran RHP Trey Watt's player page says he was released by the Dbacks. Have not been able to confirm that.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 26, 2010, 10:58:53 pm
MiLB recently announced each team's organizational all-star team (one player per position in each system). Here is the description of the honors from the site:
This offseason, MiLB.com will be honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. We're taking a look at each team to determine the outstanding seasons in Minor League baseball.

Here are the former D3'ers who made the cut, including hyperlinks to the releases. The links include season highlights and sometimes quotes from coaches. I recommend the links.

Nationals RP: Cole Kimball, Double-A (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101218&content_id=16345036&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Centenary)
Blue Jays left-handed SP: Chuck Huggins, High-A  (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101210&content_id=16300680&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Trinity-TX, UC Santa Barbara)
Giants 2B: Ryan Cavan, Single A (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101201&content_id=16236360&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Trinity-TX, Chapman, UC Santa Barbara)
Red Sox right-handed SP: Blake Maxwell, Double-A (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101014&content_id=15629868&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Methodist)
Pirates honorable mention SS: Kelson Brown, Short Season  (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101121&content_id=16169694&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Linfield)
Diamondbacks honorable mention 1B: Yazy Arbelo, Short Season  (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101006&content_id=15449788&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp) (Keystone)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 517th on December 30, 2010, 08:50:27 pm
Great list OshDude,I'm going to make a copy to follow some of the northeast players in 2011.Since it appears that you like stats,would you have a breakdown on the number of  players ,on average, drafted and signed each year from D1,D2,D3,Juco,Naia,High School and undrafted free agents.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 01, 2011, 09:59:17 am
Great list OshDude,I'm going to make a copy to follow some of the northeast players in 2011.Since it appears that you like stats,would you have a breakdown on the number of  players ,on average, drafted and signed each year from D1,D2,D3,Juco,Naia,High School and undrafted free agents.
I don't know the draft breakdown, but that info is probably out there somewhere.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 14, 2011, 07:36:30 am
The Orioles released Whittier P Thomas Phelps.
The Giants signed Whittier P Tom Vessella.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 20, 2011, 08:54:20 am
The Padres released Chapman P Matt Irsfeld.
The Mariners released Montclair P Michael Vitale.
The Marlins re-signed Montclair P Jeff Gogal.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 11, 2011, 08:18:22 am
Trinity (TX)/UC Santa Barbara P Chuck Huggins retired.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ArkRiverSnake on February 22, 2011, 12:01:15 pm
Does anyone know of the where abouts of lasts years DIII National Players of the Year in Dave Kahn and Brian Youchak of Johns Hopkins?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 23, 2011, 03:31:34 am
Does anyone know of the where abouts of lasts years DIII National Players of the Year in Dave Kahn and Brian Youchak of Johns Hopkins?
Kahn signed a contract in November with the Frontier League's Evansville Otters, who selected Chapman's Wayde Kitchens in December's dispersal draft. Ithaca's Nick Sottung is also on the Evansville roster.

Kitchens's former team, Oakland County, will not play in the Frontier League while its new stadium is being built. If he doesn't move up, Kitchens will rejoin Oakland County when the stadium is ready, in 2012.

I think Youchak will play for the Frontier League's Traverse City Beach bums.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ArkRiverSnake on February 24, 2011, 07:58:38 pm
Thanks for the info on Kahn and Youchak. 

But how do guys of that caliber, not get drafted.  They both rake, fly on the bases, and have good arms.  Not to mention, they were D3 National Players of the Year.  Meanwhile, 22 other kids get drafted in D3.  How does this happen?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 25, 2011, 06:41:44 pm
Ark,
I have never seen those two play so I cannot comment on them. Also, I can only relate to the experience of our son, a few others, and some discussions with scouts and Milb people where our son played.
As it relates to the draft, the scouts really are not looking at what numbers are put up in DIII.  
They are trying to evaluate what skills exist and how they project into Milb.
If  a scout does not feel the player projects into Milb, that is what tells the story, even if the kid goes 5-5 with 2HR's in a DIII game.
For many position players, what happens in Wood Bat leagues probably does as much, if not more, for scouts projections than any numbers that come from DIII baseball. Playing and having success in good Summer Wood bat leagues helps...a lot.
  For pitchers, it is much easier because they have a gun and things can be looked at objectively compared to a DI pitcher they watch the same day.
Our son's roommate stuck out something like 17-18 guys during a night game in San Antonio a few years back with upwards of 15 scouts and cross-checkers in attendance.  The kid was a terrific pitcher who was also an All-American his senior year at Trinity. Not one said a word to him after the game about the next level.
From what we heard, of the 15 or so who said anything, more than 1/2 found every reason our son couldn't project into Milb.  Enough projected he could and one liked him a lot and got him drafted.  
Turned out that scout was right, but he also had information about 2 Summer Seasons and games against Team USA each Summer to use for his evaluations.
Scouts will tell you they have a hard time projecting most position players into the skills and talent needed in Milb. It is a huge, huge jump to Milb.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on February 26, 2011, 12:32:22 am
Ark,
I have never seen those two play so I cannot comment on them. Also, I can only relate to the experience of our son, a few others, and some discussions with scouts and Milb people where our son played.
As it relates to the draft, the scouts really are not looking at what numbers are put up in DIII. 
They are trying to evaluate what skills exist and how they project into Milb.
If  a scout does not feel the player projects into Milb, that is what tells the story, even if the kid goes 5-5 with 2HR's in a DIII game.
For many position players, what happens in Wood Bat leagues probably does as much, if not more, for scouts projections than any numbers that come from DIII baseball. Playing and having success in good Summer Wood bat leagues helps...a lot.
  For pitchers, it is much easier because they have a gun and things can be looked at objectively compared to a DI pitcher they watch the same day.
Our son's roommate stuck out something like 17-18 guys during a night game in San Antonio a few years back with upwards of 15 scouts and cross-checkers in attendance.  The kid was a terrific pitcher who was also an All-American his senior year at Trinity. Not one said a word to him after the game about the next level.
From what we heard, of the 15 or so who said anything, more than 1/2 found every reason our son couldn't project into Milb.  Enough projected he could and one liked him a lot and got him drafted. 
Turned out that scout was right, but he also had information about 2 Summer Seasons and games against Team USA each Summer to use for his evaluations.
Scouts will tell you they have a hard time projecting most position players into the skills and talent needed in Milb. It is a huge, huge jump to Milb.

DIII baseball is not DI....Some terrific players but look at the numbers and see how many last beyond 2 years...in MILB or even Indepent ball. Very very few. Also it is cheaper for baseball to fill the minor league rosters with players from other countries and pay them much less also.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on February 28, 2011, 11:48:32 am
Crash,
I agree completely with your first point on the difference between levels and especially with Milb.
On the second point of Latin players being cheaper than signing a DIII player, I believe we are on opposite positions there.
First of all, every Milb player during the first 6 years of their contract receives the same monthly salary.  Those are set by MLB and are based on the level where you are playing...and none of the monthly salaries are much money unless the player is beyond his 6th year and able to be a free agent.
A players salary doesn't matter: a #1 pick, the last in the 50th round, or a Latin, Asian, Dutch or other free agent  get the same salary which depends on their level of assignment. If you are on the roster, the salary is fixed from player to player.
The comparative cost difference is bonuses. The amounts being paid to young Latin players who end up in Milb can be considerably higher than a DIII player who is a senior sign, which might be  the majority for DIII.
The DIII player who is a senior sign will receive $1,000 or less.  The draft controls his bonus and the draft rights of a team does the same. Once he is drafted, he has no real ability to negotiate. These are one way deals...take this or don't play.
Those not in the draft are free agents. As a result, most of those players from other Countries are able to have the clubs bid against each other for their contract. The number of young Latin players and Asian players in Milb who signed for  6 figure bonuses is eye opening...and the numbers are escalating. In fact, they are now to the level where MLB is trying to assess ways to control free agent competition for players not subject to the draft.
While we will never see true numbers from MLB, my sense is that it is much cheaper, overall, to sign DIII players through the draft than players from the rest of the world who sign as free agents.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Just_Some_Guy on March 05, 2011, 04:37:24 pm
Just to add to this conversation re: DIII players vs. Latin or even HS Senior draftees, most of the DIII draftees/senior signs are 22-23 years old. I've heard multiple instances of MiLB coaches explaining to these guys after a year or two, "Look - you're more polished than player X,Y, & Z, and maybe you can have some success at the A, High-A levels, BUT the likelihood of you contributing to an MLB team isn't very high therefore when there's money to be spent it makes sense to invest in the kid 4 years younger, or 6+ years younger in the case of some Latin players."

I've known a many of a players traversing the country playing MiLB. They all say the same thing: Never before have you had to realize just how much you love the game to keep going. The daily grind (typically away from your old friends/family), on the road, etc. is taxing -- not to mention 7,8,12 guys all competing for that one shot to get to the next level.

JSG

JSG
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 08, 2011, 09:13:09 am
The following are at spring training. ST stats are available at the links:
Joe Paterson (http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=519110&c_id=ari), DBacks
Chris Heisey (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=502317&c_id=cin), Reds
Charlie Furbush (http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=518703&c_id=det), Tigers
Nelson Figueroa (http://houston.astros.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=150153&c_id=hou), Astros
Joe Nathan (http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=150274&c_id=min), Twins
Zach Lutz (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=518963&c_id=nym), Mets
Chris Denorfia (http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=456121&c_id=sd), Padres
Cole Kimball (http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=501993&c_id=was), Nationals
Jordan Zimmermann (http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=519455&c_id=was), Nationals
Non-roster invitees
Blake Maxwell (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=476190&c_id=bos), Red Sox
Jonah Bayliss (http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=435058), Rays
Yazy Arbelo (http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=502390&c_id=ari), DBacks
Vinny Rottino (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=457130&c_id=fla), Marlins
Joe Bateman (http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=461213&c_id=oak), A's
Anthony Recker (http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=489232&c_id=oak), A's
Erik Kratz (http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2011&player_id=456124&c_id=phi), Phillies
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 17, 2011, 09:16:22 am
An MLB.com feature on Charlie Furbush. It tells how a Maine kid went from St. Joseph's to the Cape Cod League to LSU to the cusp of a MLB career.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110222&content_id=16706308&vkey=news_det&fext=.jsp&c_id=det (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110222&content_id=16706308&vkey=news_det&fext=.jsp&c_id=det)

Here's a feature about former Messiah star Chris Heisey's battle to make the Reds roster.
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110304&content_id=16820948&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110304&content_id=16820948&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin)

Here's a feature on Centenary's Cole Kimball and his bid to become the Nats' first player from the 2006 draft to reach the bigs. The article suggests that Kimball may be a future closer.
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110223&content_id=16717008&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was (http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110223&content_id=16717008&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 25, 2011, 09:29:20 am
The DBacks released Allegheny C Alex Herrnberger.
The Reds released Lynchburg OF Jeff Taylor.
The Giants released Linfield P Reese McCulley.

The Tigers optioned St. Joseph's (ME) P Charlie Furbush to Triple-A.
The Nationals optioned Centenary P Cole Kimball to Triple-A.
The Mets optioned Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz to Double-A.

Pomona-Pitzer SS James Kang, Pomona-Pitzer 1B Drew Hedman and Wesleyan 2B Drew Dominguez are all at Red Sox camp.

Montclair P Jeff Gogal is at Marlins camp.
Old Westbury P Robert Whitenack is at Cubs camp.
Marietta P Mike DeMark is at Padres camp.
Ithaca P Shane Wolf is at Astros camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 04, 2011, 01:14:59 am
Linfield P Joe Paterson made his MLB debut on 4/2.
UW-Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann is the No. 3 starter for the Nationals.
Brandeis P Nelson Figueroa is the No. 5 starter for the Astros.
Stony Brook (then D3) P Joe Nathan returned to the mound with a save in a Twins win on 4/3.
Chris Denorfia – Wheaton (Mass.) – has appeared in all three games as the Padres' fourth OF.
Chris Heisey has appeared in two games as the Reds' fourth OF.

The Twins released William Paterson P Brett Carroll.
The Rays released UW-Whitewater P Aaron Dott and Trinity (Conn.) P Jonah Bayliss.
The Nationals released Lynchburg 1B Ronnie Labrie and Concordia Chicago 3B Jack Walker.

Also, I failed to mention in an earlier post that Otterbein P Dan Remenowsky was at White Sox camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 08, 2011, 08:29:46 am
The Marlins released Montclair P Jeff Gogal.
The Padres released Marietta P Mike DeMark.
The Rangers released Texas Lutheran 2B Jake Kaase.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 15, 2011, 10:08:11 pm
The Angels released Trinity (Conn.) P Tim Kiely.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 22, 2011, 08:31:43 am
The White Sox released Piedmont P Spencer Shelton.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: rob on April 28, 2011, 04:29:05 pm
Former SUNY Cortland standout catcher Andersen Gardner has signed a professional contract with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League.
 
The Pecos League is an independent professional baseball league headquartered in Houston, Texas, which operates in cities throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 01, 2011, 09:27:34 am
Old Westbury's Robert Whitenack, who was promoted to Double-A, leads all of MiLB with a 0.52 WHIP.
Trinity (Conn.)'s Jeremiah Bayer is fifth in MiLB with a 0.54 ERA.
Otterbein's Dan Remenowsky: 1-0, one save, 0.00 ERA, .086 OBA, 11 IP, 3 H, 15 K, 1 BB.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 06, 2011, 08:50:15 am
The Royals released St. Norbert 2B Adam Frost.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 14, 2011, 10:59:40 pm
The Cardinals released Rowan P Ryan Kulik.
The Nationals recalled Centenary P Cole Kimball, who made his MLB debut tonight with a scoreless inning against the Marlins. Kimball was named the International League Pitcher of the Week on April 11.

"One leg was shaking as I took the sign, and my other leg was shaking as I set myself," said Kimball, who pitched a scoreless ninth. "It was nice, but it would've been better had we won. Livo pitched a gem ... so it was a great game to be a part of."

East Bay OF Archie Gilbert was named the Eastern League Hitter of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110509&content_id=18841940&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) on May 9.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 22, 2011, 01:11:54 am
Matt Schuld (St. Thomas) was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110516&content_id=19131968&vkey=news_opotw&fext=.jsp) for games ending May 15.

The Tigers recalled Charlie Furbush (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/wsfb/news/index.jsp?player_id=518703) (St. Joseph's-ME/LSU) on May 21.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 04, 2011, 02:21:30 pm
I suppose we all knew Charlie Furbush couldn't maintain a 0.00 era forever!  Last night he gave up a HR (fortuately a solo shot), sky-rocketing his era to 0.77! :o ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 09, 2011, 02:47:18 am
Old Westbury's Robert Whitenack and Otterbein's Dan Remenowsky were named Double-A Southern League all-stars (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110608&content_id=20204816&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb).

I'm not sure if Whitenack, who this season also spent time at Advanced-A, will be able to play. He's currently on the DL. At Double-A Whitenack is 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA in seven starts.

Remo is 3-1 with a 2.64 ERA, 7 SV, 30.2 IP, 16 H, 4 BB, 42 K, .151 OBA.

Keystone's Yazy Arbelo was selected to start at first base (http://southbend.silverhawks.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110604&content_id=20014728&vkey=news_t550&fext=.jsp&sid=t550) in the Midwest League all-star game. Arbelo is currently fifth in all of MiLB, and leads Single-A, with 16 home runs. Arbelo also leads all of Single-A with 50 runs batted in and is fourth in Single-A with a .619 slugging percentage. Needless to say, he also leads the Midwest League in most power categories.

Complete all-star roster for the Midwest League, as well as those of the Texas, California and Carolina leagues, should be published soon. The New York-Penn, Eastern and Triple-A all-star games are later in the summer.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 11, 2011, 03:28:37 pm
The Dbacks signed Marietta P Mike DeMark from the Atlantic League and assigned him to Double-A.

The Rays signed Concordia-IL P Jim Paduch from the North American League (http://www.chicooutlaws.com/view/chicooutlaws/news-305/news_27235) and assigned him to Double-A (he doesn't yet have an MiLB link ... he does). Paduch becomes the first NABL player to sign with an affiliated club, according to a league release. It's the NABL's inaugural season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 11, 2011, 08:22:16 pm
Cortland's Matt Tone got to throw to a rehabbing Joe Mauer (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110610&content_id=20308794&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb) in Fort Myers yesterday. Tsuyoshi Nishioka is rehabbing there as well.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 14, 2011, 06:41:21 pm
Frostburg's Greg Ross signed with Atlanta and Birmingham Southern's Drew Leachman signed with Minnesota, according to Baseball America. Neither have player links.

Linfield's KC Wiser signed with Texas and was assigned to the Rookie AZL Rangers.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on June 15, 2011, 08:33:47 am
OshDude, Rob Cummings was released by the White Sox.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 15, 2011, 05:26:42 pm
And the post-draft shuffling begins ...
Occidental P Brooks Belter signed with the Rays. He doesn't yet have a link.
McDaniel OF Harold Baines retired from the White Sox after two seasons. He didn't play in 2010.
Wooster SS Matt Johnson moves from Rookie to Short Season for Toronto.
Keystone P Sean Murphy moves from Rookie to High-A for Oakland.
Trinity (Conn.) OF James Wood moves from Rookie to Short Season for Seattle. An injury ended Wood's 2010 season.
Anderson's Cody Young moves from Rookie to Short Season for Baltimore.
Emory 3B Frank Pfister moves from Single-A to High-A for Cincinnati.
Albright P Casey Lawrence moves from Single-A to High-A for Toronto.

Eastern Mennonite's Erik Kratz leads the International League in all-star voting at catcher.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 15, 2011, 09:41:43 pm
Update on Charlie Furbush: another 1.2 innings tonite, 3 hits, 1 run.  era = 2.00.

As both a d3 and Tigers fan, I'm a bit concerned.  His first nine innings, he was 0.00.  Since then he is 4.00.  With only 18 innings pitched I am certainly neither giving up on him nor touting him for the HoF, but concerned whether scouting reports are now finding flaws in his pitching.

C'mon Charlie, both d3 and TigerNation are rooting for you! :)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 16, 2011, 05:04:51 pm
Birmingham-Southern OF Drew Leachman was assigned to the Rookie GCL Twins.

The Mariners signed Pomona-Pitzer P David Colvin and CMS P Alex Sunderland. Colvin will begin at Rookie Pulaski. Sunderland will begin in the Rookie Arizona League.

The Phillies signed Cal Lutheran P Ian Durham. He doesn't have a link.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: old scot on June 17, 2011, 08:16:28 am
Former College of Wooster player, Greg Van Horn has signed with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League.

Probably not where he wanted to start his pro career but, at least he still gets to go to the ballpark everyday. Good luck on your season and hope you impress a MLB team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 17, 2011, 07:09:45 pm
Oxy P Brooks Belter will begin at Short Season for the Rays.

Wheaton (Ill.) P Steve Dennison was signed by the Astros. Dennison was the Marlins' 34th round pick in 2010 but didn't sign. He'll begin in the Rookie Gulf Coast League.

Whitworth P Nathan Johnson signed with the Royals. He doesn't have a link, but he'll reportedly begin in the Rookie Arizona League. If so, he would be a teammate of Cortland P Nicolas Blanco, a fellow D-III free agent signee (2010).

Oberlin P Phil Brua signed a FA contract with the Blue Jays. Brua was assigned to Short Season, where he'll be a teammate of Wooster SS Matt Johnson.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 20, 2011, 12:25:35 am
Keystone C Bryan Henry was assigned to Rookie Missoula by the Diamondbacks, so he'll once again be catching Keystone P Victor Lara, who'll begin his second MiLB season at Missoula.

EDIT: Keystone's Eric Groff will man 3B at Missoula.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 20, 2011, 01:02:34 am
Keystone's Yazy Arbelo will participate in the MWL home run derby (http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4224634) on Monday. He'll start at first base in the all star game on Tuesday.

I like this approach: The 2011 Midwest League Home Run Derby will differ from competitions of the past in that it will be more of a hitting display than simply a home run hitting contest. Sponsored targets will be set up around the outfield that will reward hitters with points and prizes for themselves and fans or charities when specific targets are struck. Players will still be heavily rewarded for home runs but will also receive points for different areas of the field, as well as having points deducted for hitting foul balls or not making contact with a pitch. In the end, total points will determine the winner in the three-round contest.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on June 20, 2011, 11:47:31 am
Oshdude-
Ryan Demmin has been sent down to Washingotn's Short Season Class A Team the Auburn Doubledays.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 20, 2011, 04:52:49 pm
Cal Lutheran P Ian Durham was assigned to the Rookie GCL Phillies.
Keene State P Corey Vogt was assigned to the Rookie GCL Red Sox.
Wartburg P Brad Watson was assigned to the Rookie GCL Cardinals.
St. Thomas 3B Roy Larson was assigned to the Rookie Elizabethton Twins.

Larson is 6-foot-5, but E'ton also has a 6-foot-7 Aussie at 3B. Don't think I've ever seen a 6'7" 3B.

EDIT: Whitworth P Nathan Johnson was assigned to the Rookie AZL Royals.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 21, 2011, 05:00:23 pm
Keystone's Yazy Arbelo was out of yeserday's MWL home run derby after the first round.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 21, 2011, 05:09:07 pm
Frostburg P Greg Ross was assigned to the Rookie Danville Braves. Oneonta's Dave Filak is also at Danville to start the season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 22, 2011, 03:28:11 pm
Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo went 0-for-2 with a strikeout while batting third for the East in the MWL all-star game. The West won, 8-3.

Otterbein's Dan Remenowsky allowed two hits and struck out one in a scoreless .2 IP for the South in the Southern League all-star game. The North won, 6-3.

Old Westbury P Robert Whitenack was selected to play in the Sally all-star game but didn't pitch due to injury. Whitenack is currently on the disabled list.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 22, 2011, 11:28:48 pm
Messiah's Chris Heisey had a night to remember (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=310622317) against the Yankees. Heisey hit 3 HRs, scored 4 and drove in 5 from the leadoff spot.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 23, 2011, 07:54:06 pm
The Yankees signed free agent UW-Whitewater P Aaron Dott. He was assigned to Single-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 29, 2011, 08:05:43 pm
Grove City pitcher Erik Arneson and East Bay outfielder Archie Gilbert were selected by the coaches and media to play in the Eastern League all-star game (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110628&content_id=21112922&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb), which will be played on July 13.

Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker was selected by the fans to start for the Pacific Coast League team at the Triple-A all-star game (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110629&content_id=21170354&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb), which will be played on July 13.

The Triple-A International League and the Short Season New York-Penn League are the remaining circuits yet to announce all-star rosters. Eastern Mennonite catcher Erik Kratz is expected to be named the IL starter, which would give D-III both starting catchers at the Triple-A all-star game. The NYPL game is Aug. 16.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: old scot on June 29, 2011, 08:24:55 pm
Former College of Wooster pitcher Matt Barnes signed with the Washington Wildthings of the Frontier League on 5/24. He was released on 6/18.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 29, 2011, 08:54:03 pm
Update on Charlie Furbush: after 21.2 innings, he is at 2.49 era.  One bit of good news: he is tied for the tallest Tiger - with Cy Young current favorite Justin Verlander!  Second bit of good news: Jim Leyland (Tigers' best manager since Sparky Anderson) has gone from thinking he was a marginal reliever to thinking he is a future starter.

[Lest anyone get too carried away for Charlie, I should note that Leyland can be almost as verbally flaky as Sparky was. :P]
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 30, 2011, 04:47:53 pm
St. Olaf pitcher Ben Hughes, the first D-III pick in 2011, signed with Colorado. He does not have a link.

Eastern Mennonite catcher Erik Kratz was selected to play as a backup in the Triple-A all-star game (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110630&content_id=21207394&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb), which will be played on July 13.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 30, 2011, 09:25:47 pm
Wow, it has (apparently) happened even quicker than I thought!

Tigers #5 starter Phil Coke has not won in his last 12 starts.  Some were horrible, but some were also horrible luck (he twice was pulled with a shutout, and failed to get the win).  According to the Tigers radio announcers, Phil will be replaced in the rotation by - wait for it - Charlie Furbush!

Good luck, Charlie!! ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 02, 2011, 01:56:40 am
The White Sox promoted Otterbein pitcher Dan Remenowsky from Double-A to Triple-A. I thought his rise would have been quicker with the numbers he's put up over the years.

Eastern Connecticut pitcher Scott Chiasson was released from the Triple-A Mexican League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 03, 2011, 05:42:36 pm
Keystone's Yazy Arbelo was in a 2-for-22 slump until last night when he drove in a career-high six runs and hit his league-leading 20th home run (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110702&content_id=21323318&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb). Arbelo also leads the MWL with 65 RBI. The link touches on his journey that led him to Keystone.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 05, 2011, 12:36:48 am
Charlie Furbush got his maiden MLB start tonite - respectable, but far from fantastic.

In the first, he gave up one hit, but it was a solo HR.
The second was 1,2,3.
The third saw a lead-off single, steal of second, steal of third, and a balk = another run.
The fourth saw 1,2,double,3.
The fifth went single, out, SB, single = run.

All together, he went 4.2 innings, 3 ER, 5 hits, and 5 Ks.

Charlie takes the loss, as the Tiger bats totally failed him (they fell, 5-1).  Ironically, the fifth LAA run was a solo homer off Coke, the man Furbush replaced.

Two of the three runs coming as a result of steals is worrisome.  The Tigers catchers are excellent in preventing steals, so Charlie may have some work to do on holding runners.  Overall, I'm disappointed, but not discouraged by his outing.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: KYGrizzly on July 05, 2011, 01:12:00 pm
HIGH A
Trinity-CT P Jeremiah Bayer (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572709), Salem Red Sox
Hampden-Sydney C Jason Bour (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518480) (also George Mason), Winston-Salem (White Sox)
Trinity-TX P Evan Bronson (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Evan%20Bronson&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=542972), Potomac Nationals
Linfield SS Kelson Brown (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=592174), Bradenton (Pirates)
Trinity-TX/Chapman SS Ryan Cavan (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571551) (also UC Santa Barbara), San Jose (Giants)
Rose-Hulman P Derek Eitel (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=594811), Visalia (Diamondbacks)
FDU-Florham P Ryan Flannery (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Ryan%20Flannery&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543163), Tampa Yankees
Bradford P Zach Foster (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Zachary%20Foster&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543176), Bradenton (Pirates)
Pomona SS James Kang (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=595273), Salem Red Sox
Christopher Newport P Kenny Moreland (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Kenny%20Moreland&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=544242), Frederick (Orioles)
St. Thomas P Matt Schuld (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=597251), Fort Myers (Twins)
Cortland P Matt Tone (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572209), Fort Myers (Twins)
Whittier P Tom Vessella (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502132), San Jose Giants
Ithaca P Shane Wolf (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Shane%20Wolf&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543938), Lancaster (Astros)
Chapman P Kurt Yacko (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Kurt%20Yacko&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543949), Modesto (Rockies)

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Noticed where Derek Eitel was assigned to the Reno Aces(AAA) Pacific Coast League from Visalia(High A) on 07/03/11 and pitched that day.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 05, 2011, 11:24:20 pm
The Orioles released Anderson outfielder Cody Young.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on July 06, 2011, 09:35:51 am
The White Sox promoted Otterbein pitcher Dan Remenowsky from Double-A to Triple-A. I thought his rise would have been quicker with the numbers he's put up over the years.

Eastern Connecticut pitcher Scott Chiasson was released from the Triple-A Mexican League.

Thanks Osh for the info on Scott. I went to Quintnana Roo web site and found the article about his retirement.  Apparently elbow problems has hampered him the start of the season and he decided to retire after 14 seasons in 3 countries, (US, Japan and Mexico). He had a a couple of stints with the Cubs in 2001/2 if I remember correctly.  He and his wife are also expecting their third child.

Congrats to Scott on his retirement from professional baseball

In just over 3 seasons with the AAA Quintana Roo Tigers he accumulated the following:

SV  ERA    IP    H   R   ER       K    BB
87  2.26 171.1 123 53 43     140  73
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ILVBB on July 07, 2011, 01:30:12 am
Add 2010 Trinity (TX) grad Eric Binder who signed with the Cardinals. He is now with the Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs of the Class A (short-season) New York-Penn League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 08, 2011, 11:29:06 am
Oshkosh pitcher Ryan Demmin ranks third in all of Short Season with three wins.
Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo still leads all of Single-A with 20 HR and 65 RBI.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 09, 2011, 08:43:51 pm
The second MLB start for Charlie Furbush was a disaster.  He yielded more runs (9) than he got outs (8).  (Fortunately for the sake of redemption on the season, only 4 runs were counted as earned - an error prevented the third out in the third, after which all hell broke loose.)

His record falls to 1-3 and his era balloons to north of 4.  I'm certainly not yet throwing in the towel on him (no word yet whether the Tigers feel like I do ;)), but I am getting concerned.  Charlie, pitch like I'm pretty sure you can! :o
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 12, 2011, 09:44:03 pm
Furbush was sent down to Toledo immediately after his disaster, but that does not necessarily mean anything (Galarraga was sent down last year during the All Star break, and last year was his 'perfect*' game).  The key date will be on or about the 20th, when the 5th starter is next scheduled.  Speculation abounds whether Charlie will be back, or whether they will try Jacob Turner, a highly-touted prospect who has so far not even pitched triple-A.

As a d3 fan, I'm rooting for Charlie.  As a Tigers fan, I say 'mow 'em down, whoever you are'! ;D  With Scherzer falling back to earth (a great record only because of great run support), it is getting frustrating knowing that (aside from the almost guaranteed victory when Justin Verlander pitches), 4 out of 5 games are a total crap shoot. :P
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 14, 2011, 02:46:59 am
Anthony Recker, Vinny Rottino and Erik Kratz all went 0-for-2 at the Triple-A all-star game, but there were only nine total hits in the game.

Kratz was featured in a profile regarding his eventful all-star game past (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110713&content_id=21777456&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb).

Archie Gilbert singled in two at-bats and committed an error, and Erik Arnesen struck out the side on 14 pitches in the second inning, at the Eastern League all-star game.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 20, 2011, 07:01:53 pm
The Tigers recalled Charlie Furbush.

The Rays signed free agent Joe Bateman and assigned him to Triple-A Durham, according to the MLB transaction page. I didn't know he was a free agent. He pitched for the A's Double-A affiliate on Saturday.

The Rockies assigned Ben Hughes to the Rookie Casper Ghosts.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mr_b on July 21, 2011, 12:45:19 pm
The Royals promoted RHP Mike Giovenco (North Park) to Kane County (http://www.kccougars.com/index.html).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on July 21, 2011, 02:29:50 pm
Stevens Point standouts Cody Koback and Scott Williams eached signed professional contracts this week.  Koback, the 10th Round pick of the Red Sox, signed a deal believed to be worth $75,000-$100,000, and received additional money for his final two years of college, while Williams sigend a free agent contract with the Washington Nationals, the same organization that drafted former standout Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmerman.

Congrats to both!!!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 21, 2011, 04:57:43 pm
The Yankees promoted FDU-Florham pitcher Ryan Flannery from High-A to Double-A.

The Rays promoted Concordia Chicago pitcher Jim Paduch from Double-A to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 22, 2011, 07:59:07 pm
Augustana pitcher John Peters and UW-Stevens Point pitcher Scott Williams were both assigned to the rookie GCL Nationals. If you missed it, both were signed as NDFAs earlier this week.

If you believe the MLB and MiLB player pages for Williams, he could have also attended a university called "Wisconsin Stateevens Point."

Stevens Point outfielder Cody Koback signed but does not have a link.

So we're down to three D3 draftees left unsigned, although all three were juniors and have eligibility remaining. The deadline to sign a contract is Aug. 15.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 28, 2011, 05:02:12 pm
A touching story about Corey Vogt (http://www.courant.com/sports/other/hc-vogt-brothers-0726-20110725,0,6372999.story) (and his brothers) from the Hartford Courant.

In news unrelated to the story, Vogt was transferred from the 7-day to the 60-day DL this week.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 30, 2011, 02:45:14 pm
Charlie Furbush is reported to be among the Detroit players involved in a trade (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110730&content_id=22509496&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb) with Seattle.

Evan Drellich of MLB.com is reporting that the Tigers will trade Furbush, outfielder Casper Wells, third baseman Francisco Martinez and a player to be named to the Mariners for pitchers Doug Fister and David Pauley. There could be more pieces moving either way, but those are the reported names.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 01, 2011, 05:32:46 pm
Two of our guys are in MiLB.com's fifth annual "Moniker Madness" tournament of 64 players with unique names. Sure, it's silly. And a strange kind of fun, like minor league baseball's best promotions are.

Our guys in the "tournament":
Oxy's Brooks Belter, a 9-seed in the Icicle Reader bracket, opposes Zeke Spruill in the 1st round
Chapman's Kurt Yacko, a 15-seed in the Farmer Works bracket, opposes Jurickson Profar in the 1st round

The 1-seeds are Seth Schwindenhammer, Beamer Weems, Deik Scram and Rougned Odor. I'm not sure how the latter loses, but that's why we play the game.

Click this link (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2011/moniker_madness.jsp) to view the entire bracket and vote. Round 1 voting started today and ends on Sunday.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 01, 2011, 05:58:44 pm
UW-Stevens Point outfielder Cody Koback was assigned to the Rookie GCL Red Sox.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on August 02, 2011, 08:16:51 am
Two of our guys are in MiLB.com's fifth annual "Moniker Madness" tournament of 64 players with unique names. Sure, it's silly. And a strange kind of fun, like minor league baseball's best promotions are.

Our guys in the "tournament":
Oxy's Brooks Belter, a 9-seed in the Icicle Reader bracket, opposes Zeke Spruill in the 1st round
Chapman's Kurt Yacko, a 15-seed in the Farmer Works bracket, opposes Jurickson Profar in the 1st round

The 1-seeds are Seth Schwindenhammer, Beamer Weems, Deik Scram and Rougned Odor. I'm not sure how the latter loses, but that's why we play the game.

Click this link (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2011/moniker_madness.jsp) to view the entire bracket and vote. Round 1 voting started today and ends on Sunday.
 

Osh, this is really hilarious, You wonder about of some the parents who named these kids, others just were born into the name!!

A little humor was great after sitting through the BS from our so called "representatives" in Washington :o
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 02, 2011, 04:33:21 pm
Two of our guys are in MiLB.com's fifth annual "Moniker Madness" tournament of 64 players with unique names. Sure, it's silly. And a strange kind of fun, like minor league baseball's best promotions are.

Our guys in the "tournament":
Oxy's Brooks Belter, a 9-seed in the Icicle Reader bracket, opposes Zeke Spruill in the 1st round
Chapman's Kurt Yacko, a 15-seed in the Farmer Works bracket, opposes Jurickson Profar in the 1st round

The 1-seeds are Seth Schwindenhammer, Beamer Weems, Deik Scram and Rougned Odor. I'm not sure how the latter loses, but that's why we play the game.

Click this link (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2011/moniker_madness.jsp) to view the entire bracket and vote. Round 1 voting started today and ends on Sunday.
 

Osh, this is really hilarious, You wonder about of some the parents who named these kids, others just were born into the name!!

A little humor was great after sitting through the BS from our so called "representatives" in Washington :o
I'm liking Drew Smyly, Didi Gregorious and Bob Stumpo as my sleepers to favorites Odor and Schwindenhammer.

I also like the baseball-themed alliteration of Brooks Belter. Belter/Schwindenhammer would be a good matchup in Round 2.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: mr_b on August 02, 2011, 08:51:11 pm
I'm liking Drew Smyly, Didi Gregorious and Bob Stumpo as my sleepers to favorites Odor and Schwindenhammer.

I also like the baseball-themed alliteration of Brooks Belter. Belter/Schwindenhammer would be a good matchup in Round 2.
I like Jetsy Extraño on two accounts: the first name is very futuristic, and the last name in Spanish translates as "strange."
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ECSUalum on August 03, 2011, 02:45:27 pm
I predict Rougned Odor wins!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on August 04, 2011, 10:54:37 pm
According to the school's website, Evan Bronson (Trinity [TX]) has been called up to AAA Syracuse in the Washington Nationals organization.   I can't find him on the roster there, though, and some of the blog commentary is that he might only be up there for a very short time.   Evan had just been called up to AA Harrisburg a couple of weeks earlier.  Trinity (TX) story (http://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/bsb/2011-12/releases/08-03-11_bronson_aaa).

Bronson picked up a W in relief on August 1st, allowing 3 earned runs in 4.1 innings.

EDIT:  He was listed in the notes for tonight's Syracuse game (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/documents/2011/08/04/22739160/1/Syracuse_@_Columbus_8-4-11.pdf), though he did not see any playing time.
EDIT 2:  He was sent back down to A Advanced Potomac.  
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 05, 2011, 08:05:46 pm
I predict Rougned Odor wins!!

and a sweet odor as he is batting .303 on the season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 05, 2011, 10:48:27 pm
Here's an article that chronicles Moniker Madness history (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110804&content_id=22759594&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_farmalmc), including quotes and "Where is he now?".
Conventional wisdom when the contest began was that no one would be able to defeat Dominican Summer League sensation Jorge Poo Tang, but a concerted voting campaign launched in Will Startup's Georgia hometown resulted in an Elite Eight upset over Mr. Tang. Startup advanced to the finals, where he was defeated by 19-year-old catcher Houston Summers. The victory was a source of pride for the residents of Guilford County, N.C.

And this article updating this year's first-round voting (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110804&content_id=22751606&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb).
Over in the Farmer Works bracket, No. 2 seed and Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar is ahead of Kurt Yacko by just four percent.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 12, 2011, 09:38:26 pm
Some (relatively recent) updates:
Anderson OF Chris Jarrett retired.
Marietta P Mark Williams signed with the Brewers and was assigned to Rookie Helena.
Whitewater P Ben Versnik was promoted from Short Season to Single-A.
East Bay OF Archie Gilbert moved from Double-A to High-A.
Pomona P David Colvin moved from Rookie to Short Season.
Albright P Casey Lawrence moved from High-A to Single-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 16, 2011, 03:23:17 am
Menlo pitcher Chris Mazza signed with the Twins.
Grove City pitcher Erik Arnesen was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110815&content_id=23238596&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending Aug. 15.
The Cardinals released Trinity (Texas) pitcher Eric Binder.
St. John Fisher pitcher Dan Jurik moved back up to Braves Single-A from Rookie.
East Bay outfielder Archie Gilbert moved back up to Double-A after a short stint at High-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 17, 2011, 08:22:25 am
It appears as though Concordia Chicago catcher Nick Skala and Keystone pitcher Blaine O'Brien will be back in college next season. Both were juniors. I didn't see news of their signings anywhere.

I think Skala has a good chance of going in a higher round next year. O'Brien was drafted for the second time in June. There's little reason to think he won't get drafted a third time next year.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 18, 2011, 03:57:08 am
Confirmed on the CUC site that Nick Skala is returning for his senior season.

Saw an interesting article on Baseball America that listed college juniors as "losers" in this year's draft (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/on-campus/2011/2612225.html). Granted, the piece was geared toward D-I players who went in the top third of the draft, but it definitely follows that juniors outside that range were also affected. Here are two quotes that caught my eye, acknowledging that the first one doesn't have much impact in D-III. It's recommended reading for the final section on college juniors.

"The 15th of August is no fun for anybody," said North Carolina State recruiting coordinator Tom Holliday. "But if we're going to keep the rule the way it is, it's going to be a D-Day. Kids are going to be reluctant to sign early if they know they can wait until the last day and get paid big money."
...
"They are assaulting our game, assaulting our talent base by overpaying the high school player, then insulting the college player by underpaying him," said another recruiter. "They're not going to have any good college players to watch if they keep signing all these marginal high school guys for $650,000. They're depleting our supply of quality young prospects in case they become good, rather than letting them come to college and get good."
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 18, 2011, 07:05:33 am
OshDude, the quote you cite hits home in 2 other sports as well-(look at how many hoops players have turned pro right out of high school and/or left college early for the draft. Or, look at what football player Maurice Clarett tried to do a few years back.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 20, 2011, 04:09:44 am
Two of our guys are in MiLB.com's fifth annual "Moniker Madness" tournament of 64 players with unique names. Sure, it's silly. And a strange kind of fun, like minor league baseball's best promotions are.

Our guys in the "tournament":
Oxy's Brooks Belter, a 9-seed in the Icicle Reader bracket, opposes Zeke Spruill in the 1st round
Chapman's Kurt Yacko, a 15-seed in the Farmer Works bracket, opposes Jurickson Profar in the 1st round

The 1-seeds are Seth Schwindenhammer, Beamer Weems, Deik Scram and Rougned Odor. I'm not sure how the latter loses, but that's why we play the game.

Click this link (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2011/moniker_madness.jsp) to view the entire bracket and vote. Round 1 voting started today and ends on Sunday.
They're down to the Final 4: Schwindenhammer, Weems, Odor and No. 2 seed Dusty Harvard. I'll still take Odor.

Was scanning the bevy of draft pick signings from the week and stumbled upon a potential Moniker Madness contender: Cubs MiLB first baseman Rock Shoulders.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 20, 2011, 04:42:20 am
The Astros released Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 22, 2011, 12:51:07 pm
Alvernia's Anthony Recker called up to the Oakland A's to replace Landon Powell.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 24, 2011, 02:29:11 am
The Astros released Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
The Pirates signed Figueroa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 05, 2011, 01:11:14 pm
Padres move Marietta pitcher Mike DeMark from Double-A to Triple-A.

Dodgers move Mount St. Joseph pitcher Steve Matre from Rookie to Single-A. Matre helped lead the AZL Dodgers to the AZL title. He tossed a scoreless eighth inning and recorded a hold in a 4-2 win in the title clincher.

Giants moves Whittier pitcher Tom Vessella from High-A to Triple-A.

Alvernia's Anthony Recker was selected as the catcher on the all-PCL team (http://pacificcoast.league.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110829&content_id=23896934&vkey=pr_l112&fext=.jsp&sid=l112). Recker is currently with the Oakland A's.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 08, 2011, 05:39:20 pm
The Marlins called up UW-La Crosse outfielder Vinny Rottino. Rottino made his Marlins debut as a defensive replacement on Tuesday. He went 0-for-1 in Florida's 7-4, 12-inning loss to the Mets (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_09_06_nynmlb_flomlb_1). Rottino was last in the majors in 2008.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 17, 2011, 11:36:02 pm
The Phillies called up Eastern Mennonite catcher Erik Kratz today.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 04, 2011, 07:52:51 pm
Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo is one of six players up for MiLB.com's Best Class A Hitter of 2011 award. Online fan voting ends Oct. 20. You can vote for Arbelo (31 HR, 95 RBI) or one of the five others here (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/awards/y2011/hitteroftheyear.jsp). As of this post, Arbelo had 3 percent of the vote.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 04, 2011, 08:31:29 pm
I'm sure there are others, but these are players assigned to the Instructional League: UW-Stevens Point outfielder Cody Koback (Red Sox), Cortland pitcher Nicolas Blanco (Royals), North Park pitcher Mike Giovenco (Royals), St. Olaf pitcher Ben Hughes (Rockies).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 18, 2011, 05:14:48 am
The Marlins outrighted UW-La Crosse utility Vinny Rottino. He's now a free agent.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 26, 2011, 03:46:20 am
FDU-Florham's Ryan Flannery finished second in fan voting for High-A Reliever of the Year (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/awards/y2011/relieveroftheyear.jsp).

Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo finished fifth in fan voting for Single-A Hitter of the Year (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/awards/y2011/hitteroftheyear.jsp).

Grove City's Erik Arnesen finished sixth in fan voting for Double-A Starter of the Year (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/awards/y2011/starteroftheyear.jsp).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 11, 2011, 08:28:04 am
Baseball America is rolling out its annual top 10 organizational prospect lists. Alvernia's Zach Lutz was deemed to have the best power (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2012/2612565.html) in the Mets system.

He's the only D3 guy mention so far, but BA is only five teams (NL East) into its rundown.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 23, 2011, 07:51:10 pm
Some hot stove transactions:
Joe Nathan signed with the Rangers as a free agent.
Vinny Rottino signed with the Mets as a MiLB free agent.
The Blue Jays claimed Cole Kimball off waivers, but the Nationals reclaimed Kimball on waivers two days later.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 13, 2011, 05:03:25 pm
Joe Bateman, Jason Bour, Nelson Figueroa, Archie Gilbert and Blake Maxwell are MiLB free agents.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 21, 2012, 10:23:51 am
The Orioles signed Trinity (Conn.) 2B Tom DiBenedetto.
The Blue Jays signed Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
The Red Sox released North Central (IL) 3B Nick Robinson.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 26, 2012, 02:14:46 pm
MLB.com rated Centenary pitcher Cole Kimball the Nationals' eighth-best prospect (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2011/#list=ana).
On a side note, that's a great media package that MLB put together.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 27, 2012, 08:47:59 pm
The Diamondbacks signed Huntingdon shortstop Miles Walding.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 30, 2012, 09:04:03 pm
The Astros released Ithaca pitcher Shane Wolf.
The Dodgers released Mount St. Joseph pitcher Steve Matre.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 23, 2012, 05:44:56 pm
The Diamondbacks signed former East Bay MiLB free agent OF Archie Gilbert.
The Reds released Southern Maine SS Chris Burleson and Anderson P Blair Carson.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 15, 2012, 04:12:51 am
Besides those who ended last year in MLB, our guys at spring training. Add any I missed.
Dbacks: Derek Eitel, Yazy Arbelo, Mike DeMark, Archie Gilbert
Mets: Zach Lutz
Yankees: Ryan Flannery
Red Sox: Jeremiah Bayer
Blue Jays: Nelson Figueroa

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 22, 2012, 06:14:54 pm
The Dodgers released Johns Hopkins pitcher Andrew Pevsner.

The Mariners released UW-Whitewater pitcher Ben Versnik and Trinity (Conn.) outfielder James Wood.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 29, 2012, 01:31:23 pm
The Diamondbacks released Keystone pitcher Victor Lara.
The Red Sox released Keene St. pitcher Corey Vogt.
The Twins released St. Thomas pitcher Matt Schuld.
The Phillies released Cal Lutheran P Ian Durham.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on March 29, 2012, 01:36:53 pm
These are very,very tough and emotional times for a lot of guys in Milb.
After working their a$$e$ off since last September/October, they have about 3 weeks to prove they belong and to find a slot on an active roster for the MILB season starting in about 7-8 days.
Getting released right now is just tough. All that hard work and effort and a short meeting to learn this is the end.
You see players with their wives and young families, players in their late 20's and early 30's, high round picks from a few years back all facing the news that their days of playing the game of baseball might well be done. For a few, it is good news because they become a free agent and might catch on in a better situation.
That is a small group of the large numbers getting released at this point.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on March 29, 2012, 02:41:52 pm
Because of their age and competition they faced in college most D3 players get 1-2 years to prove themselves in MILB.  D3 players can make it but the odds are very high.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 08, 2012, 10:46:22 pm
The Nationals released UW-Stevens Point pitcher Scott Williams.
The Twins released St. Thomas 3B Roy Larson.
The Orioles released Trinity (Conn.) infielder Tom DiBenedetto.
The Red Sox released Wesleyan infielder Drew Dominguez.
The Reds released Emory infielder Frank Pfister.
The Blue Jays released Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 18, 2012, 09:02:55 am
Jim Paduch (Concordia-IL) was just promoted to Durham.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 20, 2012, 12:42:12 am
The Yankees signed Brandeis free agent pitcher Nelson Figueroa and assigned him to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 20, 2012, 12:58:58 am
Jim Paduch (Concordia-IL) was just promoted to Durham.
Seems like he might be on the shuttle between Montgomery and Durham again this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CCIWFAN6 on April 25, 2012, 08:46:53 am
After getting off to a fast start at AAA Buffalo and a couple of injuries, Zach Lutz was called up by the NY Mets. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 27, 2012, 06:01:04 am
The Royals released Cortland St. pitcher Nicolas Blanco.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LTBB1971 on May 04, 2012, 07:12:24 am
RHP Blake Maxwell (Methodist University) released by Red Sox.

http://www.pressherald.com/sports/despite-success-with-sea-dogs-maxwell-unable-to-find-a-job_2012-03-18.html
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 09, 2012, 09:24:06 am
Marietta College Pitcher, Mark Williams, combines with anoter timber rattler pitcher to throw a no hitter....

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120504&content_id=30411882&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120504&content_id=30411882&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 20, 2012, 05:02:16 am
UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino went deep thrice (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120520&content_id=31773450&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb) on May 19.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 26, 2012, 11:12:11 pm
Marietta College Pitcher, Mark Williams, combines with anoter timber rattler pitcher to throw a no hitter....

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120504&content_id=30411882&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120504&content_id=30411882&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb)
Williams was named the MWL Pitcher of the Week for games ending May 20.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 26, 2012, 11:28:19 pm
UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino went deep thrice (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120520&content_id=31773450&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb) on May 19.
Rottino hit his first career MLB homer, a two-out solo shot, off of Clayton Richard in the Mets' 9-0 win (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_05_26_sdnmlb_nynmlb_1#gid=2012_05_26_sdnmlb_nynmlb_1&mode=box) on May 26.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 02, 2012, 02:45:28 am
Eastern Mennonite catcher Erik Kratz hit his first MLB homer (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_05_22_wasmlb_phimlb_1#gid=2012_05_22_wasmlb_phimlb_1&mode=video) on May 22 against the Nationals' Tom Gorzelanny. It was a solo shot to straight-away center as a pinch hitter in the eighth at Citizens Bank Park.

UW-Stevens Point's Jordan Zimmermann beat Roy Halladay in that game by the way.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 08, 2012, 01:18:23 am
MLB video featuring D-III players.
Chris Denorfia (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=456121)
Nelson Figueroa (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=150153)
Charlie Furbush (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=518703)
Chris Heisey (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=502317)
Cole Kimball (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=501993)
Erik Kratz (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=456124)
Zach Lutz (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=518963)
Joe Nathan (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=150274)
Joe Paterson (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=519110)
Anthony Recker (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=489232)
Vinny Rottino (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=457130)
Jordan Zimmermann (http://mlb.mlb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=519455)

MiLB video featuring D-III players.
Yazy Arbelo (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=502390&sid=milb)
Ryan Cavan (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=571551&sid=milb)
Dave Filak (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=592303&sid=milb)
Charlie Furbush (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=518703&sid=milb)
Archie Gilbert (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=446233&sid=milb)
Eric Groff (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=595232&sid=milb)
Chris Heisey (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=502317&sid=milb)
James Kang (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=595273&sid=milb)
Cody Koback (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=605318&sid=milb)
Erik Kratz (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=456124&sid=milb)
Zach Lutz (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=518963&sid=milb)
Gary Mitchell (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=594929&sid=milb)
Sean Murphy (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=595340&sid=milb)
Anthony Recker (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=489232&sid=milb)
Vinny Rottino (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=457130&sid=milb)
Mark Williams (http://www.milb.com/search/media.jsp?player_id=609110&sid=milb)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 09, 2012, 12:59:12 am
Charlie Furbush tossed two-thirds of an inning in Seattle's combined no-hitter against the Dodgers  (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_06_08_lanmlb_seamlb_1&mode=gameday&c_id=sea)at Safeco Field on June 8. Furbush relieved Kevin Millwood in the seventh. Stephen Pryor (.1 IP), Lucas Luetge (.1), Brandon League (.2) and Tom Wilhelmsen (1) also played a part in the 1-0 win.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 12, 2012, 08:34:38 pm
Something I didn't know. Several MLB umps attended institutions that are D-III currently.
Scott Barry (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=barry_scott), Olivet
CB Bucknor (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=2225), Cortland St.
Marvin Hudson (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=2571), Piedmont
Jeff Nelson (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=2718), Bethel
Tim Tschida (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=2995), St. Thomas

Bucknor was inducted into the Cortland hall of fame in 2002 and once held the program's stolen base record.

Hudson was honored with a Piedmont distinguished alumni award in 2007.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 14, 2012, 10:08:22 pm
Some updates to the master list.

Recent D-III NDFA's: UW-Stevens Point second baseman Justin Jirschele (White Sox), Catholic pitcher Justin D'Alessandro (Blue Jays), Randolph-Macon first baseman Jordan Walton (Cardinals), Williams pitcher Harry Marino (Diamondbacks), RPI catcher Patrick Reardon (Rays).

The Mariners released Claremont-Mudd-Scripps pitcher Alex Sunderland.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 15, 2012, 06:25:43 pm
Keystone's Sean Murphy was named the Single-A Advanced California League Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120609&content_id=33039056&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending June 10. Murphy also won Pitcher of the Week honors (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120428&content_id=29878126&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) in the Single-A Midwest League in late April.

Murphy joins Marietta's Mark Williams as D-III players who have won league Pitcher of the Week awards this season. Williams was the Midwest League winner (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120519&content_id=31733338&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) in mid May.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 18, 2012, 09:34:05 pm
D-III MiLB all-stars that have been announced so far. Eastern League, Triple-A and New York-Penn all-star rosters are forthcoming.

Single-A South Atlantic League (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120618&content_id=33522848&vkey=news_t233&fext=.jsp&sid=t233): Oneonta P Dave Filak.
Single-A Midwest League (http://www.dailyherald.com/assets/pdf/DA11913465.pdf): Marietta P Mark Williams.
Single-A Advanced Florida State League (http://www.milb.com/documents/2012/06/14/33318010/1/2012__FSL_All-Star_Rosters.pdf): Albright P Casey Lawrence.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 19, 2012, 06:03:38 pm
Former Mitchell catcher Anthony Santiago signed with the White Sox. Santiago transferred to the College of Central Florida and is listed as a pitcher on his rookie level team.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 20, 2012, 11:08:14 pm
The Rangers released Linfield pitcher K.C. Wiser.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on June 21, 2012, 10:33:58 am
Great list Ricky! Thanks for all of the links I am sure it was a lot of work.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on June 21, 2012, 11:31:55 am
+1 Ricky, Thanks for the list.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 21, 2012, 09:32:56 pm
Great list Ricky! Thanks for all of the links I am sure it was a lot of work.
It's not too bad. The list has been on here for a long time. It's just a matter of updating it. I do that fairly often. I move it when the page count moves, but it'll be updated where it is until we get to Page 36.

Same for the post now on Page 34 that lists the players from the recent past who have been released, retired or become free agents. I try to not let that post get buried either. I may keep the post with the video links (Page 34) near the front too.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 21, 2012, 11:55:09 pm
I meant to post this when it happened, but forgot - and just noticed no one else has posted it either!

In case you missed it, when the Mariners tied a MLB record by having 6 pitchers combine for a no-hitter, Charlie Furbush (St. Joseph's, Mane) was one of them.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 24, 2012, 01:33:35 am
The Diamondbacks released former Cal State East Bay (then D-III) outfielder Archie Gilbert.

The Orioles released former Christopher Newport pitcher Kenny Moreland.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 24, 2012, 01:44:55 am
BSC's Bruce Maxwell has played three pro games. He's 8-for-11 out of the cleanup spot with six runs and a 1.709 OPS.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: forheavendial4999 on June 24, 2012, 06:03:04 pm
He...may not be in Arizona long.

Wow. Nice start to a career.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on June 24, 2012, 08:23:23 pm
Brian Rauh RHP Chapman
Link to MILB Stats (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621388)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on June 25, 2012, 04:51:34 pm
He...may not be in Arizona long.

Wow. Nice start to a career.

Is it surprising a second rounder got sent to a rookie league team to start?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 25, 2012, 05:32:08 pm
He...may not be in Arizona long.

Wow. Nice start to a career.

Is it surprising a second rounder got sent to a rookie league team to start?

My guess on that:

second rounder - someone saw potential they really liked.

rookie league - but being from d3, they doubted whether he could immediately handle higher competition. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ralph Turner on June 25, 2012, 10:14:44 pm
He...may not be in Arizona long.

Wow. Nice start to a career.

Is it surprising a second rounder got sent to a rookie league team to start?
My guess on that:

second rounder - someone saw potential they really liked.

rookie league - but being from d3, they doubted whether he could immediately handle higher competition.
That may count as a "cup-of-coffee". ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 26, 2012, 03:28:05 am
He...may not be in Arizona long.

Wow. Nice start to a career.

Is it surprising a second rounder got sent to a rookie league team to start?

My guess on that:

second rounder - someone saw potential they really liked.

rookie league - but being from d3, they doubted whether he could immediately handle higher competition.
Teams no longer have more than one Single-A team (http://www.milb.com/milb/info/affiliations.jsp), so the organizational steps are more regimented these days. There's variance in what's allowed in terms of the numbers of lower-level affiliates an organization can have – the Brewers have two Rookie teams but no Short-Season team, the Mets have two Dominican teams, some have affiliates in the Venezuela Summer League – but each has just one team at A, Advanced-A, AA and AAA. That narrows the starting point for most players.

Bryce Harper started in Single-A, but it's rare to see players begin the journey above Rookie or Short-Season. Consensus could be that No. 5 pick Kyle Zimmer was the college pitcher closest to being MLB-ready. He's with the AZL Royals. That's not unusual, especially when you look at where other high-dollar picks get assigned.

If you missed it Maxwell went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI in his fourth pro game. He leads the AZL in hits and is in the top four in R, 2B, OBP, SLG, OPS, AVG and RBI.

Marietta's Tim Saunders went 6-for-6 the other day and ranks second in the AZL with 10 hits, sixth with a .526 AVG and seventh with two stolen bases.

There's plenty more good stuff. This is a sample of the rookies and Short-Season players out of the gate: Emory's Paul Schwendel had 4 K in 1.2 IP in his pro debut, Huntingdon's Miles Walding went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in his debut, Trinity's Ben Klimesh hasn't allowed a run and has 1 SV in 3 G, Oberlin's Phil Brua is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 2 H allowed in 7.1 IP, UT Tyler's Logan Chitwood is 2-0 in 2 relief apps, Ithaca's Tucker Healy has 7 K and 0 BB in 4 IP, St. Olaf's Ben Hughes has a 1.64 ERA in two starts, Chapman's Brian Rauh tossed 2 scoreless innings in his debut, Wooster's Matt Johnson is batting .333 with 2 SB as an everyday infielder, RMC's Jordan Walton is batting .500.

I won't make a habit of this type of post, but I encourage you to track player progress from the links on the master list. D-III players are thriving at each level.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 28, 2012, 04:05:11 am
Cleveland claimed Vinny Rottino off waivers after the Mets designated him for reassignment.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 28, 2012, 04:12:37 am
Jim Paduch (Concordia Chicago) was named the Triple-A International League Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120623&content_id=33797260&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending June 24.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Gramps on June 28, 2012, 11:07:36 pm
Ricardo Lizcano (Heidelberg) signed up with the St Louis Cardinals and is assigned to their Johnson City, Tenn. farm club as a catcher.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on June 29, 2012, 02:52:01 pm
Nice to see Jirschele finally getting some regular playing time and running with it...

After the promotion of the starting SS, Jirschele has gotten five starts at SS and gone 10x18 without committing an error.  He is now batting .476 with just a single strikeout for the Great Falls Voyagers.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on June 29, 2012, 11:43:28 pm
BSC's Bruce Maxwell moved from Rookie to Short-Season with the A's.
Oberlin's Phil Brua moved from Short-Season to Single-A with the Blue Jays.
UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino was assigned to Triple-A Columbus with the Indians.
Pomona-Pitzer's Drew Hedman moved from Single-A Advanced to Double-A with the Red Sox.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on July 02, 2012, 10:01:25 am
Ricardo Lizcano (Heidelberg) signed up with the St Louis Cardinals and is assigned to their Johnson City, Tenn. farm club as a catcher.

I was in Tiffin this weekend Gramps and I picked up the Local paper. There was a nice article about the signing. I was happy to see it. Good luck to Ricardo with the Cards.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 09, 2012, 09:34:31 pm
Former D-III players who rank in their leagues' top 10 (good and bad) through July 8.

International League (Triple-A)
T4. Nelson Figueroa (Brandeis), 1 complete game
T9. Nelson Figueroa, 5 hit batters

Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T5. Joe Paterson (Linfield/Oregon St.), 8 holds

Eastern League (Double-A)
T2. Ryan Flannery (FDU-Florham), 23 games finished
3. Ryan Flannery, 33 appearances
T6. Ryan Flannery, 8 saves
T9. Ryan Cavan (Trinity-TX/Chapman/UC Santa Barbara), 84 games

Southern League (Double-A)
5. Derek Eitel (Rose-Hulman), 54 runs allowed
8. Derek Eitel, 102 hits allowed
T8. Derek Eitel, 6 wins
T8. Derek Eitel, 44 earned runs allowed
T8. Derek Eitel, 6 hit batters
9. Derek Eitel, 91.1 innings pitched
T9. Derek Eitel, 8 home runs allowed

California League (Single-A Advanced)
T10. Kurt Yacko (Chapman), 6 wins

Carolina League (Single-A Advanced)
6. Ryan Demmin (UW Oshkosh), 9 home runs allowed
T10. Jeremiah Bayer (Trinity-CT), 3 holds

Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)
7. Zach Foster (Pitt-Bradford), 22 games finished
T8. Casey Lawrence (Albright), 7 home runs allowed
9. Aidan Lucas (Denison), 6 holds
T10. Casey Lawrence, 1.23 WHIP
T10. Zach Foster, 6 hit batters

Midwest League (Single-A)
T5. Gary Mitchell (Neumann), 11 home runs

South Atlantic League (Single-A)
T1. Dave Filak (Oneonta St.), 7 losses
T1. Dave Filak, 1 complete game
4. Dave Filak, 11 hit batters
T8. Greg Ross (Frostburg St.), 6 losses
9. Dave Filak, 85 strikeouts
T10. Dave Filak, 16 games started
T10. Dave Filak, 55 runs allowed

New York-Penn League (Single-A Short-Season)
T1. Logan Chitwood (Texas Tyler), 3 wins
T4. Tucker Healy (Ithaca), 6 games finished
T6. Tucker Healy, 2 saves
T6. Brian Rauh (Chapman), 2 saves

Northwest League (Single-A Short Season)
T1. Ben Hughes (St. Olaf), 5 games started
T2. Ben Hughes, 28 innings pitched
T2. Ben Hughes, 25 strikeouts
T5. Ben Hughes, 1.07 walks plus hits, divided by innings pitched
T9. Ben Hughes, 2 losses
T10. Phil Brua (Oberlin), 2 wins

Pioneer League (Rookie)
T4. Ben Klimesh (Trinity-TX), 7 appearances
6. Justin Jirschele (UW-Stevens Point), .455 on-base percentage
T7. Ben Klimesh, 1 hold
8. Justin Jirschele, .364 batting average

Arizona League (Rookie)
1. Tim Saunders (Marietta), .547 batting average
T1. Tim Saunders, 29 hits
2. Tim Saunders, .583 on-base percentage
T2. Tim Saunders, 19 runs scored
3. Tim Saunders, 1.319 on-base plus slugging percentages
4. Tim Saunders, .736 slugging percentage
T5. Tim Saunders, 39 total bases
T9. Austin Blaski (Marietta), 1 hold
T9. Harry Marino (Williams), 1 hold
T10. Tim Saunders, 5 stolen bases
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 11, 2012, 07:26:32 pm
Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo was named the California League (Single-A Advanced) Offensive Player of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120708&content_id=34704470&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending July 8.

Arbelo won the award the week he was sent down from Double-A. He has eight home runs in 17 games to go along with other ridiculous numbers at Single-A Advanced.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 13, 2012, 04:06:17 pm
The Rays released RPI catcher Pat Reardon.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on July 13, 2012, 04:19:51 pm
Briah Rauh(Chapman RHP) Auburn Doubledays
4 games 14 IP 11K's ERA 1.29 Obatt avg .170
http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621388
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on July 14, 2012, 10:08:21 am
Briah Rauh(Chapman RHP) Auburn Doubledays
4 games 14 IP 11K's ERA 1.29 Obatt avg .170
http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621388

Like the progressions - 2 IP, then 3, 4, and in the last game, 5 (plus 2 saves in 4 games).  Maybe he'll get a start one of these days.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 15, 2012, 12:12:48 am
I've never heard Brian Rauh's last name pronounced.  I'm guessing it rhymes with 'wow' (which seems strangely appropriate ;)).  Second guess would be 'raw' (which this early in his pro career might also be appropriate).

Anyone know whether I scored a hit?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: dahlby on July 15, 2012, 12:42:06 am
"wow" version is correct as far as I know. That is how everyone at Chapman pronounces it.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 17, 2012, 03:49:49 pm
Macalester's Mitch Glasser (39th round, White Sox) and Amherst's Kevin Heller (40th round, Red Sox) were among draftees not signed by the deadline (http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/2012unsigned.php).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: LTBB1971 on July 18, 2012, 07:26:17 am
It looks like, the Orioles are set in making Kenny Moreland (CNU - 2008) are reliever.  Last he started a game in 2010.  this year he was at High A Frederick keys (2-3, 3.94 ERA, 32 INN, 19 K) and got sent down to Class A Short Season NY-Penn League but has not played in a game since June 9.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: EttaFan1 on July 18, 2012, 07:27:05 am
It appears Tim Saunders from Marietta has Ben promoted to the advanced A cubs affiliate in Daytona. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 19, 2012, 05:21:11 am
It looks like, the Orioles are set in making Kenny Moreland (CNU - 2008) are reliever.  Last he started a game in 2010.  this year he was at High A Frederick keys (2-3, 3.94 ERA, 32 INN, 19 K) and got sent down to Class A Short Season NY-Penn League but has not played in a game since June 9.
The Orioles released Moreland in June.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 19, 2012, 05:26:41 am
Some nuggets besides the aforementioned news on Saunders.
• Albright's Casey Lawrence was a part of a triple play (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120717&content_id=35115220&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb) this week.
• Milb.com's Moniker Madness (http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2012/index.jsp?redirect=monikermadness) is well underway. I like Rock Shoulders, Caleb Bushyhead, Duke von Schamann, Roughned Odor, Forrest Snow and Jamodrick McGruder.
• The Nationals signed Ithaca pitcher Andrew Wall and assigned him to Short-Season Auburn where he'll join Augustana pitcher John Peters.
• Chapman's Brian Rauh was promoted from Short-Season to Single-A.
• After a slow start at Short-Season, Bruce Maxwell has hits in eight of his last nine games.
• UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino is making a case to make the big leagues with his second team this season. He started this year with the Mets and later signed with Indians. Rottino is putting up better numbers at Triple-A with the Indians than he did with the Mets. It's not all about numbers, but he has a 1.017 OPS with Columbus. He also has three home runs and nine runs batted in over his last six games.
• Grove City pitcher Erik Arnesen is also making a push to be in the mix for a September call-up in the Nationals pen. Arnesen hasn't allowed a run and struck out 21 batters in his last 20 innings (nine appearances). Arnesen has a 0.94 earned run average in 20 games out of the bullpen this season. He had a 6.43 ERA in two starts.
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Post by: CCIWFAN6 on July 19, 2012, 04:38:18 pm
Macalester's Mitch Glasser (39th round, White Sox) and Amherst's Kevin Heller (40th round, Red Sox) were among draftees not signed by the deadline (http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/2012unsigned.php).

Seniors are not subject to the signing deadline.  These players are still eligible to sign.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 19, 2012, 09:50:18 pm
Emory pitcher Paul Schwendel was moved from Rookie to Single-A with the Rangers.

The Yankees released Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 24, 2012, 11:39:50 pm
Emory pitcher Paul Schwendel was moved from Rookie to Single-A with the Rangers.

The Yankees released Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa.
The Red Sox signed Figueroa and assigned him to Triple-A.
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Post by: AlleyCat on July 27, 2012, 09:22:26 am
Wall from Ithaca signed with the Nationals and is in Auburn.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 28, 2012, 09:08:34 pm
The Phillies signed Babson pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt as a nondrafted free agent.
Edit: He was assigned to Short-Season.
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Post by: OshDude on July 28, 2012, 09:24:20 pm
Texas Tyler pitcher Logan Chitwood was moved from Short-Season to Single-A with the A's.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on July 30, 2012, 03:34:31 pm
Texas Tyler pitcher Logan Chitwood was moved from Short-Season to Single-A with the A's.

...and had a pretty brutal intro to Single-A last night, taking the loss after giving up 4 runs in 1.2 IP.   Here's to better things for Logan.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on July 31, 2012, 06:13:06 pm
Pomona-Pitzer's David Colvin was named the Midwest League (Single-A) Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120729&content_id=35760510&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending July 29.

Other D-III players to win weekly league awards this season:
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Midwest League (April 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (May 14-20)
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Advanced California League (June 4-10)
Concordia Chicago P Jim Paduch, Triple-A International League (June 18-24)
Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo, Single-A Advanced California League (July 2-8)
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Post by: OshDude on August 02, 2012, 02:04:06 pm
UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino made the majors with his second team of the season when the Indians recalled him from Triple-A yesterday. Rottino was with the Mets earlier this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 02, 2012, 02:16:10 pm
A low throw from Tim Saunders last night eventually led to the ejection of his team's DJ (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120801&content_id=35977786&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb).
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Post by: OshDude on August 03, 2012, 01:05:05 pm
Randolph-Macon OF Jordan Walton was moved from Short-Season to Single-A with the Cardinals.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 04, 2012, 09:27:47 pm
A low throw from Tim Saunders last night eventually led to the ejection of his team's DJ (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120801&content_id=35977786&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb).
Saunders and highly touted shortstop Javier Baez swapped teams. Baez, the No. 9 pick in 2011, is now at Single-A Advanced Daytona; Saunders is at Single-A. Saunders hit .310 with Daytona. Baez was awesome with Peoria.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 04, 2012, 09:33:17 pm
UW-La Crosse's Vinny Rottino made the majors with his second team of the season when the Indians recalled him from Triple-A yesterday. Rottino was with the Mets earlier this season.
Rottino's first stint with the Indians lasted two games. He was sent down today after going 0-for-5 with one RBI.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 13, 2012, 04:33:03 pm
Pomona-Pitzer's David Colvin was named the Midwest League (Single-A) Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120729&content_id=35760510&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending July 29.

Other D-III players to win weekly league awards this season:
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Midwest League (April 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (May 14-20)
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Advanced California League (June 4-10)
Concordia Chicago P Jim Paduch, Triple-A International League (June 18-24)
Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo, Single-A Advanced California League (July 2-8)
Mark Williams won his second Midwest League Pitcher of the Week award, this time for games ending Aug. 12 (http://www.milb.com/milb/pow/index.jsp).
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Post by: OshDude on August 16, 2012, 09:15:24 pm
The Red Sox signed their 40th round draft pick, Amherst outfielder Kevin Heller, and assigned him to the Rookie Gulf Coast League.

The Diamondbacks moved Keystone catcher Bryan Henry from Single-A to Single-A Advanced.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 16, 2012, 09:26:40 pm
The Dodgers signed Haverford first baseman Jake Chaplin as a nondrafted free agent. He does not have a link but is expected to play in the Rookie Arizona League.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 21, 2012, 05:18:23 pm
Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker was designated for assignment by the A's.
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Post by: OshDude on August 27, 2012, 02:52:22 am
Pomona-Pitzer first baseman Drew Hedman was named the Single-A Advanced Carolina League Offensive Player of the Week for games ending Aug. 19.

Other D-III players to win weekly league awards this season:
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Midwest League (April 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (May 14-20)
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Advanced California League (June 4-10)
Concordia Chicago P Jim Paduch, Triple-A International League (June 18-24)
Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo, Single-A Advanced California League (July 2-8)
Pomona-Pitzer P David Colvin, Single-A Midwest League (July 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (Aug. 6-12)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 27, 2012, 03:08:53 am
Babson pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt was moved from Short-Season to Single-A Advanced with the Phillies.
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Post by: OshDude on August 27, 2012, 03:34:27 am
Manhattanville shortstop Dan Fiorito signed with the Yankees as a nondrafted free agent.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 28, 2012, 01:59:34 am
The A's traded Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker to the Cubs, who claimed Recker on waivers. He was assigned to Triple-A.

The Diamondbacks moved Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo from Single-A Advanced to Double-A for the second time this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 28, 2012, 10:45:45 pm
The White Sox moved Otterbein pitcher Dan Remenowsky from Double-A to Triple-A for the second time this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 29, 2012, 07:32:05 pm
The Angels moved Neumann outfielder Gary Mitchell from Single-A to Single-A Advanced.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on August 30, 2012, 03:45:40 pm
The Red Sox moved Amherst outfielder Kevin Heller from Rookie to Short-Season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 01, 2012, 03:03:19 am
The Red Sox moved Pomona-Pitzer first baseman Drew Hedman from Single-A Advanced to Double-A for the second time this season.

The Cubs moved Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker from Triple-A to Double-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 03, 2012, 05:42:46 pm
The Mets recalled Alvernia infielder Zach Lutz for the second time this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 04, 2012, 01:20:20 pm
The Indians recalled UW-La Crosse outfielder Vinny Rottino for the second time this season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 05, 2012, 01:28:30 am
The Cubs recalled Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker. Recker becomes the 10th D-III player on current MLB rosters.

Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa was named the Triple-A International League Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120903&content_id=37811212&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw) for games ending Sept. 3.

Other D-III players to win weekly league awards this season:
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Midwest League (April 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (May 14-20)
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Single-A Advanced California League (June 4-10)
Concordia Chicago P Jim Paduch, Triple-A International League (June 18-24)
Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo, Single-A Advanced California League (July 2-8)
Pomona-Pitzer P David Colvin, Single-A Midwest League (July 23-29)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Single-A Midwest League (Aug. 6-12)
Pomona-Pitzer 1B Drew Hedman, Single-A Advanced Carolina League (Aug. 13-19)
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Post by: WLCALUM83 on September 10, 2012, 07:22:12 am
Anthony Recker belted his first major league home run in the Cubs' win over the Pirates yesterday.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 27, 2012, 01:36:10 pm
Mlb.com named Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack the No. 13 prospect in the Cubs organization (http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=bal). Whitenack was the only D-III player to make any organization's top 20.

Use the drop menus. MLB does fantastic media packages.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on September 30, 2012, 03:33:58 am
The Nationals assigned Centenary (N.J.) pitcher Cole Kimball to the Arizona Fall League (Salt River Rafters). Kimball (shoulder) spent most of the season on the MLB 60-day disabled list.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 04, 2012, 08:17:01 pm
The Diamondbacks recalled Linfield/Oregon State pitcher Joe Paterson. That gives D-III a season-high 11 players in MLB.

The Tigers acquired Frostburg State pitcher Greg Ross as the player to be named for outfielder Jeff Baker. Ross was in the Braves organization.

Changes to the entries on the master list for Texas Tyler's Logan Chitwood, North Park's Mike Giovenco, Birmingham-Southern's Drew Leachman, Marietta's Tim Saunders, Randolph-Macon's Jordan Walton and Wartburg's Brad Watson were due to affiliate changes.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 08, 2012, 11:43:21 pm
Trinity-TX/Chapman/UC Santa Barbara second baseman Ryan Cavan won a Gold Glove (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121003&content_id=39433912&fext=.jsp&vkey=pr_milb). Rawlings awards one Gold Glove at each position for the entire minor leagues. Cavan plays for Richmond, the Double-A affiliate of the Giants.

Eastern Mennonite catcher Erik Kratz played a role in a 2012 MiLBY Awards nominee (http://www.milb.com/news/awards/y2012/index.jsp?category=). Kratz started a triple play for Triple-A Lehigh Valley (Phillies).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 15, 2012, 08:06:33 pm
The Diamondbacks released Williams pitcher Harry Marino, Keystone catcher Bryan Henry, Huntingdon first baseman Miles Walding and Keystone infielder Eric Groff.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 22, 2012, 08:05:36 pm
The Red Sox released Pomona-Pitzer shortstop James Kang.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on October 30, 2012, 11:07:18 pm
The Mets claimed Alvernia catcher Anthony Recker after he was designated for assignment by the Cubs. Former Alvernia teammates Recker and Zach Lutz are now current teammates on the Mets.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 10, 2012, 12:43:29 pm
The Astros released Wheaton (Ill.) pitcher Steve Dennison.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on November 21, 2012, 02:17:26 pm
The Cubs added Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack to the 40-man roster.

Centenary (N.J.) pitcher Cole Kimball was presented the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121117&content_id=40341306&vkey=news_was&c_id=was) in the Arizona Fall League.

Mitchell/Central Florida pitcher Anthony Santiago (Carolina), Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa (Manati) and Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo (Manati) are playing in the Roberto Clemente League (Puerto Rico).

Marietta pitcher Mike DeMark is playing for Hermosillo in the Mexican League.

UW-La Crosse outfielder Vinny Rottino, Grove City pitcher Erik Arnesen, DeMark and Figueroa are minor league free agents.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 01, 2012, 09:01:47 pm
UW-Whitewater's Rob Coe signed as a pitcher with the Diamondbacks. Coe, a pitcher and catcher at UWW, was a starting pitcher for the St. Paul Saints in 2012. Baseball America named Coe the No. 8 prospect in the independent leagues for the 2012 season.

He didn't play for the D-III version of the program, but Birmingham-Southern pitcher Brandon Hynick (drafted in 2006) signed a MiLB free agent deal with the Angels.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 22, 2012, 03:51:17 pm
The Diamondbacks signed Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa to a MiLB free agent contract.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on December 24, 2012, 07:54:34 pm
The Yankees released FDU-Florham pitcher Ryan Flannery.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 14, 2013, 07:34:28 pm
Former Diamondbacks farmhand Bryan Henry (Keystone) tested positive for a banned stimulant (http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/01/two-minor-leaguers-busted-for-stimulant-use/). The catcher, who was released in October, faces a 50-game suspension.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 19, 2013, 09:02:25 pm
Wheaton (Mass.) alum Chris Denorfia is on the initial Team Italy roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Brandeis alum Nelson Figuerora is on Team Puerto Rico.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/majors/international-affairs/world-baseball-classic/2013/2614557.html (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/majors/international-affairs/world-baseball-classic/2013/2614557.html)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 26, 2013, 04:52:52 pm
The White Sox signed Macalester second baseman Mitch Glasser, a 2012 draftee.

The Blue Jays released Oberlin pitcher Phil Brua.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on January 28, 2013, 12:13:06 pm
The White Sox signed Macalester second baseman Mitch Glasser, a 2012 draftee.

The Blue Jays released Oberlin pitcher Phil Brua.

That is too bad for Brua, hopefully he will be picked up by someone else.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 30, 2013, 12:02:25 am
The Rockies signed Rowan shortstop/pitcher Marc Magliaro to a free agent contract. Magliaro will reportedly be a pitcher with the Rockies.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on January 30, 2013, 06:23:48 pm
The Orioles signed Middlebury pitcher Michael Joseph to a free agent contract. Joseph will be a senior at Middlebury this year but will not play. He'll instead take a leave from his Middlebury studies during the spring and play in the Orioles chain.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 02, 2013, 10:20:21 pm
Puerto Rico is denying Nelson Figueroa (Brandeis) a chance to play (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130202&content_id=41367832&notebook_id=41367834&vkey=notebook_mlb&c_id=mlb) in the Caribbean Series.

The Diamondbacks re-signed MiLB free agent Mike DeMark (Marietta).

UW-La Crosse utility Vinny Rottino signed to play with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan (http://journaltimes.com/sports/baseball/rottino-signs-deal-with-orix-buffaloes-in-japan/article_15055dae-3db8-11e2-b25f-001a4bcf887a.html).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 05, 2013, 02:42:39 pm
The Rays have invited Concordia Chicago pitcher Jim Paduch to spring training.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 10, 2013, 11:52:52 am
Catcher Bruce Maxwell (Birmingham-Southern) was named Oakland's No. 15 prospect by mlb.com.

Pitcher Robert Whitenack (Old Westbury) was named the Cubs' No. 15 prospect.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2013/ (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2013/) [Use the menus]
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 22, 2013, 05:38:55 pm
The Diamondbacks signed Thiel pitcher Bobby Hillier out of the Frontier League.

The Orioles signed Williams pitcher Harry Marino, who was released by the Diamondbacks.

Pomona-Pitzer first baseman Drew Hedman was assigned to Red Sox camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on February 25, 2013, 09:22:00 pm
Pitt-Bradford pitcher Zach Foster was assigned to Pirates camp.
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Post by: OshDude on March 04, 2013, 07:42:41 pm
Marietta shortstop Tim Saunders was assigned to Cubs camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 11, 2013, 04:12:53 pm
Frostburg State pitcher Greg Ross was assigned to Tigers camp.
The Cubs optioned Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack to Double-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 12, 2013, 02:18:05 pm
Albright pitcher Casey Lawrence was assigned to Blue Jays camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 13, 2013, 03:15:50 pm
Linfield infielder Kelson Brown was assigned to Pirates camp.
Hamline utility Dan Kaczrowski was assigned to Diamondbacks camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 14, 2013, 11:33:47 pm
The Mariners released Lynchburg utility Rich Palase.
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Post by: OshDude on March 16, 2013, 01:21:34 pm
Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa pitched Puerto Rico past Team USA (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130316&content_id=42827990&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb) at the World Baseball Classic. USA was eliminated.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 20, 2013, 11:56:37 pm
Trinity (Texas)/Chapman/UC Santa Barbara second baseman Ryan Cavan and Whittier pitcher Tom Vessella were assigned to Giants camp.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 23, 2013, 12:12:55 am
Pomona-Pitzer pitcher David Colvin was assigned to Mariners camp.
The Nationals optioned Centenary (N.J.) pitcher Cole Kimball to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 25, 2013, 06:13:28 pm
The Braves released Oneonta pitcher David Filak.
The Diamondbacks released Marietta pitcher Mike DeMark.
The Cardinals released Heidelberg outfielder Ricardo Lizcano.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 31, 2013, 06:28:52 pm
The Diamondbacks optioned Linfield/Oregon St. pitcher Joe Paterson to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on March 31, 2013, 09:26:24 pm
The Diamondbacks released UW-Whitewater pitcher Rob Coe.
The Red Sox released Pomona-Pitzer first baseman Drew Hedman.
The Tigers released Frostburg St. pitcher Greg Ross.
The Royals released North Park pitcher Mike Giovenco.
The A's released UT-Tyler pitcher Logan Chitwood.
The Pirates released Pitt-Bradford pitcher Zach Foster.
The Nationals released UW Oshkosh pitcher Ryan Demmin and Ithaca pitcher Andrew Wall.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 01, 2013, 02:40:05 pm
The Cubs designated for assignment Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack.
The Mets optioned Alvernia infielder Zach Lutz to Triple-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 04, 2013, 08:05:10 pm
The Indians claimed Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack on waiver from the Cubs. Whitenack will begin the season at Double-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 07, 2013, 11:50:45 pm
The A's signed Marietta pitcher Mike DeMark. The Diamondbacks released DeMark in mid-March.
The Diamondbacks released Hamline utility Dan Kaczrowski.
The Rockies released Chapman pitcher Kurt Yacko.
The Braves signed Frostburg State pitcher Greg Ross. The Braves traded Ross to the Tigers as the player to be named for Jeff Baker. The Tigers released Ross near the end of spring training. The Braves got Ross back and assigned him to Single-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 09, 2013, 07:49:58 pm
The Indians designated for assignment Old Westbury pitcher Robert Whitenack.
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Post by: OshDude on April 11, 2013, 06:40:05 pm
Trinity (Conn.) pitcher Jeremiah Bayer retired.
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Post by: Ralph Turner on April 11, 2013, 10:04:17 pm
Trinity (Conn.) pitcher Jeremiah Bayer retired.
My first thought is, what does a retring pitcher with a degree from Trinity CT do after baseball?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: sflzman on April 14, 2013, 06:57:00 pm
Alma's LHP Jose Velez is being scouted pretty decently. Had 5 pro scouts at the game last Sunday to watch him pitch 5, strike out 9, allow just two hits, then go 2-2 at the plate with 2 HR's and 6 RBI.

Throws a fastball in the 92-95 range and a slider in the 85-88 range.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 15, 2013, 09:36:47 pm
The Pirates signed Chapman pitcher Kurt Yacko. The Rockies released Yacko two weeks ago.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 15, 2013, 09:37:26 pm
Ran out of characters for the round-up. I separated this from the main post long ago.
RELEASED IN 2009
Emory 3B Andrew Pinckney, Eastern CT P Jason LaVorgna, Kean P Joe Augustine, Whitewater C Billy Johnson, John Carroll/Point Loma Nazarene P Tony Kirbis, Cortland P Jim Dougher, Kean P Dan Zeffiro, Whittier P Tom Vessella, Menlo C Jimmy Goethals, Oshkosh P Cal Stanke, St. Olaf OF Andrew Schmiesing, Dominican P Mike Eifel, Emory P Jason Glushon, Worcester St. 1B Nate Nelson, Cal Lutheran OF Lee Ellis, Chapman OF Mike Vass, Keystone OF Scott Grimes, Emory OF David Hissey, Ithaca P Bryan Gardner, Tyler P Nate Jennings, Kean OF Derek Gianakas, Juniata DH Dan Kauffman, Trinity (TX) P Brian Oates
RELEASED IN 2010
Trinity (CT) 2B Tom DiBenedetto, Whitewater P Greg Reinhard, Rochester/Tampa C Chris Rosenbaum, John Carroll/Coastal Carolina OF Dom Duggan, St. Scholastica P Adian Kummet, Oneonta P Chris Salamida, Tyler P Brett Holland, Marietta P Matt DeSalvo, Concordia (MN) C Chris Coste, East Bay P Matt Vieira, Trinity (CT) 2B Jeff Natale, Keystone 1B Nelson Gomez, Chapman OF John Semel, Johns Hopkins P Chez Angeloni, Trinity (CT) C Sean Killeen, Worcester State P Tim Stronach, Oglethorpe P Dan Sarisky, Alvernia P Shane Zellers, Pacific Lutheran P Trey Watt, Gordon/Mercer OF Matt Crawford, Concordia-TX P Michael Johnson
RETIRED IN 2010
Randoph-Macon P Travis Beazley
RETIRED IN 2011
Ferrum P Billy Wagner, Trinity (TX)/UC Santa Barbara P Chuck Huggins, McDaniel OF Harold Baines, Anderson OF Chris Jarrett
RELEASED IN 2011
Whittier P Thomas Phelps, Chapman P Matt Irsfeld, Montclair P Michael Vitale, Allegheny C Alex Herrnberger, Lynchburg OF Jeff Taylor, Linfield P Reese McCulley, William Paterson P Brett Carroll, UW-Whitewater P Aaron Dott, Trinity (Conn.) P Jonah Bayliss, Lynchburg 1B Ronnie Labrie, Concordia Chicago 3B Jack Walker, Montclair P Jeff Gogal, Marietta P Mike DeMark, Texas Lutheran 2B Jake Kaase, Trinity (Conn.) P Tim Kiely, Piedmont P Spencer Shelton, St. Norbert 2B Adam Frost, Rowan P Ryan Kulik, Eastern Connecticut P Scott Chiasson, Anderson OF Cody Young, Trinity (TX) P Eric Binder, Brandeis P Nelson Figueroa, North Central (IL) 3B Nick Robinson, St. John Fisher P Dan Jurik, Cortland P Matt Tone, Whitworth P Nathan Johnson, Occidental P Brooks Belter, Cornell P Chris Handke
RELEASED IN 2012
Ithaca P Shane Wolf, Mount St. Joseph P Steve Matre, Southern Maine SS Chris Burleson, Anderson P Blair Carson, Whitewater P Ben Versnik, Trinity-CT OF James Wood, Johns Hopkins P Andrew Pevsner, Keystone P Victor Lara, Keene St P Corey Vogt, St. Thomas P Matt Schuld, Cal Lutheran P Ian Durham, St. Thomas 3B Roy Larson, UW-Stevens Point P Scott Williams, Trinity (Conn.) 2B Tom DiBenedetto, Wesleyan 2B Drew Dominguez, Emory 3B Frank Pfister, Brandeis pitcher Nelson Figueroa, Cortland P Nicolas Blanco, Cal Lutheran 2B David Iden, Trinity-TX P Evan Bronson, CMS P Alex Sunderland, Linfield P K.C. Wiser, East Bay OF Archie Gilbert, Christopher Newport P Kenny Moreland, RPI C Pat Reardon, Williams P Harry Marino, Keystone C Bryan Henry, Huntingdon 1B Miles Walding, Keystone 2B Eric Groff, Pomona-Pitzer SS James Kang, Wheaton-IL P Steve Dennison, FDU-Florham P Ryan Flannery
RELEASED IN 2013
Oberlin P Phil Brua, Lynchburg 2B Rich Palase, Oneonta P David Filak, Marietta P Mike DeMark, Heidelberg OF Ricardo Lizcano, UW-Whitewater P Rob Coe, Pomona 1B Drew Hedman, Frostburg P Greg Ross, North Park P Mike Giovenco, Tyler P Logan Chitwood, Bradford P Zach Foster, Oshkosh P Ryan Demmin, Ithaca P Andrew Wall, Hamline UTL Dan Kaczrowski, Chapman P Kurt Yacko, Brandeis P Nelson Figueroa, Keystone 1B Yazy Arbelo
RETIRED IN 2013
Trinity-CT P Jeremiah Bayer
FREE AGENTS
Plymouth St. C Matt Tupman (also Mass-Lowell), Oshkosh C Korey Feiner, Southern Maine P Tip Fairchild, Virginia Wesleyan P Chris Rivera, Oshkosh P Jack Taschner, Cal Lutheran P Jason Hirsh, Montclair P Corey Hamman, Oshkosh P Jarrod Washburn, Illinois Wesleyan 3B Rob Cummings (also UC Santa Barbara), UW-La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, MCLA P Joe Bateman, Hampden-Sydney C Jason Bour, Methodist P Blake Maxwell, Grove City P Erik Arnesen

Italics = was later re-signed by an affiliated club
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 15, 2013, 09:41:11 pm
A reminder that the master list will always be on the latest page and be updated regularly.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: playball on April 16, 2013, 05:55:59 am
Wow, I don't know who is ahead of him but Kelson Brown was productive at AA last year.  Surprising to see him on a short season roster
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on April 16, 2013, 12:56:27 pm
Wow, I don't know who is ahead of him but Kelson Brown was productive at AA last year.  Surprising to see him on a short season roster

Is he injured or a position change?  Or is there some other reason they would want him to go from AA down to Short Season Roster?

Position Change??
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 16, 2013, 06:56:29 pm
Wow, I don't know who is ahead of him but Kelson Brown was productive at AA last year.  Surprising to see him on a short season roster
Could have been a procedural move. He's now listed back at Double-A today.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on April 17, 2013, 12:29:49 am
It is nice see Kurt Yacko (Chapman) get signed by Pirates after being release by Rockies

After 5 season in the minors his numbers are:
217 Games
294 Innings Pitched
ERA 3.31
9.7 strikeouts per 9 innings


http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=yacko-001kur
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 19, 2013, 10:16:55 pm
Albright's Casey Lawrence pitched 9.2 innings of shutout ball (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130419&content_id=45199082&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb) in a no-decision last night.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Spence on April 21, 2013, 01:59:13 pm
Marietta P Mark Williams has been promoted to AA Huntsville, per WMOA-AM of Marietta and the Huntsville Stars site.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 23, 2013, 03:03:18 pm
The Yankees assigned Manhattanville shortstop Dan Fiorito to Advanced-A Tampa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on April 28, 2013, 09:27:31 am
Albright's Casey Lawrence pitched 9.2 innings of shutout ball (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130419&content_id=45199082&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb) in a no-decision last night.
Lawrence followed up with eight shutout innings in his next start. He leads the FSL in ERA and WHIP by decent margins.

The Twins promoted Drew Leachman to Advanced-A from Single-A.

The Diamondbacks released Nelson Figueroa.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 04, 2013, 02:13:54 am
The Diamondbacks re-signed UW-Whitewater pitcher Rob Coe. The D-Backs released Coe in March.

Albright pitcher Casey Lawrence was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130429&content_id=46027294&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_opotw&sid=milb) for games ending April 28.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 09, 2013, 11:12:53 pm
The Diamondbacks released Keystone first baseman Yazy Arbelo. UW-Whitewater's Rob Coe replaced Arbelo on the Advanced-A Visalia roster.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 19, 2013, 10:38:08 pm
The Athletics signed free agent Grove City pitcher Erik Arnesen and assigned him to Double-A.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 21, 2013, 04:36:57 am
Thought I'd give a shoutout in honor of Ryan Cavan, who's currently 2nd in batting average (.324) for San Jose and 5th in all of the California League in that category--
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Teddy_Ballgame on May 21, 2013, 05:34:11 pm
David Colvin (Pitzer College, a former Pomona-Pitzer Sagehen) continues to put up good numbers in the hitter-friendly California League, playing for the High Desert Mavericks who are the Seattle Mariners High-A affiliate.

He has a 3.28 ERA in 24.2 IP (13 appearances), with 27 Strikeouts vs only 6 walks. He seems to be doing his best out of the pen, fastball velocity has been consistently in the low 90's, up to 93 with a great splitter. He's also got a cutter that he's working into his arsenal.

Thought I'd give a shoutout in honor of Ryan Cavan, who's currently 2nd in batting average (.324) for San Jose and 5th in all of the California League in that category--

Speaking of Ryan (he is having a great season!!), in their only matchup so far this year on May 12th Colvin struck Cavan out swinging :) I'm sure there will be more meetings between the two this season, though, unless either gets called up!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on May 21, 2013, 10:36:01 pm
A bit more on Ryan Cavan, who is a terrific player and even better person, and one of the hardest workers anywhere.
Recently Ryan received his Rawlings Gold Glove award for being the very best defensive 2B in all of Milb in 2012, while playing AA ball for the Giants.  Toward the end of Spring Training, Ryan got a call up and played/started 2 MLB games for the Giants at 2B. Ryan ended up with hits in both games including a HR he posted on Facebook.
He is back in High A moving to 3B with the view the Giants, hopefully, see him as a utility player at the MLB level. Since the Giants are his hometown team, I am hoping this happens. If not, he is playing for 30 other teams and some have to notice.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: OshDude on May 21, 2013, 10:59:31 pm
  56 current players in affiliated baseball. Add names for those I missed
Awaiting link:
Rowan P Marc Magliaro, Rockies (signed)
Middlebury P Michael Joseph, Orioles (signed)
Thiel P Bobby Hillier, Diamondbacks (signed)
MLB
Wheaton-MA OF Chris Denorfia (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=456121), Padres
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=518703#gameType='R'&sectionType=career&statType=2&season=2012&level='ALL') (also LSU), Mariners
Messiah OF Chris Heisey (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=502317), Reds
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=456124&c_id=phi), Phillies
Stony Brook (then D3) P Joe Nathan (http://www.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=150274), Rangers
Alvernia C Anthony Recker (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=489232&c_id=chc), Mets
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino (http://www.buffaloes.co.jp/team/player/detail/4.html), Orix Buffaloes (Japan)
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann (http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?roster_year=2010&player_id=519455&c_id=was), Nationals
AAA
Centenary-NJ P Cole Kimball (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=501993), Syracuse (Nationals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518963), Las Vegas (Mets)
Concordia-IL P Jim Paduch (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=458897), Durham (Rays)
Linfield P Joe Paterson (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=519110) (also Oregon St.), Reno (Diamondbacks)
Otterbein P Dan Remenowsky (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=545248), Charlotte (White Sox)
AA
Grove City P Erik Arnesen (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502641), Midland (A's)
Linfield 3B Kelson Brown (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=592174), Altoona (Pirates)
Marietta P Mike DeMark (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=514108), Midland (A's)
Whitewater P Aaron Dott (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571628), Trenton (Yankees)
Rose-Hulman P Derek Eitel (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=594811), Mobile (Diamondbacks)
Keystone P Sean Murphy (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=595340), Midland (A's)
Whittier P Tom Vessella (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502132), Richmond (Giants)
Marietta P Mark Williams (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=609110), Huntsville (Brewers)
HIGH A
Trinity-TX/Chapman 2B Ryan Cavan (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571551) (also UC Santa Barbara), San Jose Giants
Pomona P David Colvin (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605186), High Desert (Mariners)
Manhattanville SS Dan Fiorito (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=639658), Tampa Yankees
Amherst OF Kevin Heller (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621480), Salem Red Sox
Albright P Casey Lawrence (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=596271), Dunedin Blue Jays
Birmingham-Southern OF Drew Leachman (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=607614), Fort Myers (Twins)
Denison P Aidan Lucas (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=592515), Palm Beach Cardinals
Neumann OF Gary Mitchell (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=594929), Inland Empire (Angels)
Frostburg P Greg Ross (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=607265), Lynchburg (Braves)
Marietta SS Tim Saunders (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623502), Daytona Cubs
Emory P Paul Schwendel (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623450), Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Old Westbury P Robert Whitenack (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572257), Carolina (Indians)
Chapman P Kurt Yacko (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543949), Bradenton (Pirates)
A
Babson P Andrew Aizenstadt (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=608625), Lakewood (Phillies)
Marietta P Austin Blaski (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623404), Wisconsin (Brewers)
Whitewater P Rob Coe (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=627957), South Bend (Diamondbacks)
Ithaca P Tucker Healy (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605272), Beloit (A's)
St. Olaf P Ben Hughes (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605291), Ashville (Rockies)
Stevens Point 3B Justin Jirschele (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=3B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623930), Kannapolis (White Sox)
Wooster P Matt Johnson (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=596272), Lansing (Blue Jays)
Trinity-TX P Ben Klimesh (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621238), Dayton (Reds)
Stevens Point OF Cody Koback (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605318), Greenville (Red Sox)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=622194), Beloit (A's)
Menlo (then D3) P Chris Mazza (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=607391), Cedar Rapids (Twins)
Chapman P Brian Rauh (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621388), Hagerstown (Nationals)
Randolph-Macon OF Jordan Walton (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623929), Peoria (Cardinals)
Wartburg P Brad Watson (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=607763), Peoria (Cardinals)
SHORT SEASON A
[None]
ROOKIE
Haverford 1B Jake Chaplin (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=1B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=625978), AZL Dodgers
Catholic P Justin D'Alessandro (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623700), GCL Blue Jays
Macalester 2B Mitch Glasser (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623236), Bristol White Sox
Kenyon C Jack Graham (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=C&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623285), GCL Orioles
Williams P Harry Marino (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623933), TBD Orioles
Methodist P Chris Perry (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623397), GCL Cardinals
Augustana P John Peters (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=608778), GCL Nationals
Mitchell P Anthony Santiago (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=623968) (also Central Florida), Bristol White Sox
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 09, 2013, 11:34:10 pm
Jordan Zimmermann pitched 7 innings of 2-hit, no-run ball, to raise his record to 9-3, and lower his GPA to 2.00.  The UWSP product is (according to many analysts) an early favorite for NL All-Star game starter and Cy Young.  Way to represent d3!! ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: d3baseball411 on June 09, 2013, 11:59:38 pm
Jordan Zimmermann pitched 7 innings of 2-hit, no-run ball, to raise his record to 9-3, and lower his GPA to 2.00.  The UWSP product is (according to many analysts) an early favorite for NL All-Star game starter and Cy Young.  Way to represent d3!! ;D

Wow, his grades have really fallen recently.  Must have not been studying much.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 10, 2013, 06:28:41 pm
Jordan Zimmermann pitched 7 innings of 2-hit, no-run ball, to raise his record to 9-3, and lower his GPA to 2.00.  The UWSP product is (according to many analysts) an early favorite for NL All-Star game starter and Cy Young.  Way to represent d3!! ;D

Wow, his grades have really fallen recently.  Must have not been studying much.

Geez, don't know where that came from - I've been retired for five years! :-[
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on June 10, 2013, 07:48:01 pm
Okay, another question:

For juniors who have the option to go back, at what round/money do players tend to leave?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: AlleyCat on June 11, 2013, 04:16:31 pm
Does anyone know if any of the Div 3 draftees have signed yet?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on June 12, 2013, 10:18:01 am
Does anyone know if any of the Div 3 draftees have signed yet?

Locastro did
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on June 12, 2013, 10:39:54 am
Two answers:

1. Most D3 players are not drafted as Jr's so this question is more appropriate for D1 players. Frankly this is a personal decision and I have seen Jr's go back for millions (Appel from Stanford last year) and others come out for less than $100K. The two most recent from D3 last year were Maxwell and Rauh, both went out for numbers reported in the $700K range.

Due to  changes in the slotting by MLB there are more Jr's going back to college for their Sr year, which is causing issues in the recruiting world where coaches (D1 again)  have over subscribed their allotment of scholarships due to the fact that Jr's are not leaving that they thought would. 

2. It is not likely that anyone will sign for a number of weeks due to the time to get all of the paper work together and negotiate terms, but again noting the post above some have. 
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on June 12, 2013, 12:15:50 pm
108,
Actually most of those who will sign are signed within a period of about 10-14 days.  There are a couple of reasons, but the most important is nearly every one of these players needs to fill a slot on a short season roster. The short season teams begin about June 20 in the NY/PENN league, Pioneer, Appalachian and Northwest leagues.  While someone like Appel has the leverage to create havoc on the MLB signing budget for Houston if he does not sign and engages in extended negotiations, most of those from about round 4 or so either get signed right away or the team can move to negotiate with other players, even if they might lose the money if they don't sign that round player for slot. When our son was drafted, the scout involved with him also had 6 other players in his territory selected. He had all of them signed within 72 hours and they were on their way to FLA. for orientation right after that. They spent about 4 days in FLA and were on planes to their short season assignments within about 12 days of the draft ending. That gave them one day to acclimate, find housing, arrange for electricity, etc for the shared apartment, figure out transportation, do a community meet and greet and get ready to play the next day..
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Texas Leaguer on June 12, 2013, 02:23:57 pm
1. Most D3 players are not drafted as Jr's so this question is more appropriate for D1 players. Frankly this is a personal decision and I have seen Jr's go back for millions (Appel from Stanford last year) and others come out for less than $100K. The two most recent from D3 last year were Maxwell and Rauh, both went out for numbers reported in the $700K range.


108 - For what it's worth, I couldn't find Ruah's actual signing bonus but I would be surprised if it was in the $700k range with the new bonus slot system.  Ruah was an 11th rd pick.  Teams get allocated signing bonus money for each of their picks in the first 10 rds on a downward sliding scale.  For rds 11-40, they are allotted up to $100k per player.  If they go over $100k, the incremental money would have to come from the excess allocated signing bonus pool from one of the first 10 rd picks that signed a contract for less than his slot value (like the Astros did with the 1st overall pick).  If he signed for $700k, that means the Nationals were able to sign some of their first 10 rd picks for collectively $600k less than their slot and gave that money to sign Rauh.  For comparison, the 73rd pick is valued at $700k so $600k is a fairly significant amount of extra slot money to arrive at.  Teams can go above recommended slot bonus targets but they are subject to penalties that serve as strong deterrents.  That being said, I hope he did get that much for his sake.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on June 12, 2013, 03:48:22 pm
Thanks infieldad and Texas for correcting me.

I believe players need to be signed by August 15th and the late ones are usually high cost/leverage players, which certainly are not DIII players.

It appears that Rauh was signed for slot bonus money, but the information is vague.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: infielddad on June 12, 2013, 04:28:36 pm
MLB has also crunched the signing period.  This year, players have to be signed by July 12. Overall, I think this again works to be benefit of the teams. However, if Appel, for instance, were to be a very tough sign and holding out for slot at $7M up to July 12, it seems like he could impact Houston on most every other top pick since they would lose that money if Appel does not sign. If Appel does not sign by July 12, it seems like it might be interesting to see if he claims free agency status.  Hopefully that does not happen because he would then be 2 years behind on potentially getting to his arbitration year when he can make far more $$$$ than the signing bonus would ever pay him.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 15, 2013, 10:26:27 pm
Jordan Zimmermann (UWSP) had a really bad outing tonight: 6 ER in 5 innings.  Raised his ERA from 2.00 to 2.44 (gasp!).  The Nats took him off the hook with a later run, so at least he won't get a loss; he'll remain 9-3.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: playball on June 16, 2013, 03:53:56 am
Thanks infieldad and Texas for correcting me.

I believe players need to be signed by August 15th and the late ones are usually high cost/leverage players, which certainly are not DIII players.

It appears that Rauh was signed for slot bonus money, but the information is vague.

354) Brian Rauh, RHP, Washington Nationals: Slot bonus for college pitcher, 3.99 ERA with 43/26 K/BB in 59 innings for Auburn in the NY-P and Hagerstown in the Low-A South Atlantic League. Held his own in pro ball although component ratios aren't great.

That is from SB Nation.

If he went over slot I would be very surprised.  Especially since he was a D3 guy and that does not generally command signing leverage.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on June 16, 2013, 04:48:35 pm
Brian Rauh was called up to Class A Advanced Potomac (http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2013/06/potomacs-sammy-solis-placed-on-the-disabled-list.html) last week.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Colorado on July 01, 2013, 10:05:43 am
As I understand it, Rauh asked for 100K. The Nats said sure but it would come as 50K (bonus) plus 50K for college should he go back to finish up some day. He came back with a "I already can afford to go back to college" but would accept it if  the Nats drafted his brother. A pitcher as well in D-2, his brother was once clocked at 97 so it wasnt a far fetched request. While he waited for their reply, the Cards drafted his brother the next day. Rauh then signed. When asked later, Rauh said he got what he wanted which he always said was all cash up front. Most kids in that situation might have said "where do I sign?" but not Rauh. Tough personality. Confident enough to try to work the angles. Before he settled in at High A (Potomac) a few weeks back, they brought him up to AA for a game on an emergency basis and he got a 4 inning save. They are apparently pleased with his progress.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on July 01, 2013, 05:44:01 pm

Ben Klimesh '12 Named to Midwest League All-Star Team

http://trinitytigers.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/releases/20130618lw6404
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on July 01, 2013, 09:47:55 pm
Ben was promoted to Class A Advanced Bakersfield today.   He was 3-0 with 5 saves and a 2.60 ERA in Dayton.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 02, 2013, 12:10:05 am
Jordan Zimmermann gets his 12th win tonight to tie Max Scherzer for the MLB lead.  With 4 shutout innings, his ERA was right down near the NL best, then he gave up 2 ERs in the 5th, and 2 solo HRs in the 6th, leaving with 4 ERs in 6 innings.  I'd say he is still the leading candidate for NL starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. 

I'd absolutely love it: a Tiger vs. a d3 guy!!  My loyalties would be largely torn, though I'd root for both to strike out everyone except for Miggy getting a HR off Jordan. ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on July 02, 2013, 10:28:58 pm
Brian Rauh was called up to Class A Advanced Potomac (http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2013/06/potomacs-sammy-solis-placed-on-the-disabled-list.html) last week.
http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=621388
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: sflzman on July 05, 2013, 10:33:12 am
Alma LHP Jose Velez just signed a minor league deal
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on July 06, 2013, 10:41:09 am
Trinity (Tx) Ryan Lucero signed with the AAIPB Sioux City Explorers.

http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/team/sioux-city.php

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Heat23 on July 08, 2013, 09:38:37 am
Chris Sweeney, King's College signed with the kansas city royals saturday.

http://www.kingscollegeathletics.com/news/2013/7/7/BB_07_07_13_sweeney_royals.aspx
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: motorman on July 13, 2013, 01:18:10 pm
Heidelberg OF Ricardo Lizcano was traded on July 5 from the Lake Erie Crushers to the Evansville Otters of the Independent Frontier League. The change seems to agree with him as he is hitting .381 with the Otters.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on August 17, 2013, 07:27:23 am
So what happened to Ricky Nelson and his updates?  I see his old handle of "Osh Dude" is now listed as a "Guest."

Anyone know?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on August 17, 2013, 08:16:59 pm
I was wondering the same thing. I hope it is because now he is an AD or assistant AD someplace.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on August 17, 2013, 08:19:34 pm
Heidelberg OF Ricardo Lizcano was traded on July 5 from the Lake Erie Crushers to the Evansville Otters of the Independent Frontier League. The change seems to agree with him as he is hitting .381 with the Otters.
Glad to hear he is doing well with the Otters.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 19, 2013, 02:48:56 pm
So what happened to Ricky Nelson and his updates?  I see his old handle of "Osh Dude" is now listed as a "Guest."

Anyone know?

Ricky has stepped away for the summer.  I too miss his insights on the professional stage.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on September 23, 2013, 08:50:38 pm
Congratulations to Marietta alum Kyle Lindquist who pitched in the final game for the rail cats.
http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/2013/09/14/railcats-claim-2013-championship/

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on March 31, 2014, 06:33:40 am
Kudos to Chris DeNorfia (Wheaton-MA), who drove in the winning runs for San Diego in an Opening Night win over the Dodgers!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on April 01, 2014, 12:28:40 pm
An ex Red!!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 04, 2014, 01:58:11 pm
Speaking of the Reds, a second D3 alum, Chris Heisey, (Messiah) drove in the game winning run in their first win a couple of days back, too.

Also heard Eric Kratz (Eastern Mennonite) is now with Toronto.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Colorado on April 05, 2014, 08:18:27 am
The "Just Curious" Dept: I noticed that Marietta's Austin Blaski is listed as voluntarily retired after 2 decent seasons in the low minors. Anyone know what happened?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 05, 2014, 10:07:38 am
Blaski apparently suffered an  "undisclosed injury" in June of '13, per an article about "Miller Park Prospects"
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 02 Warhawk on July 29, 2014, 10:35:39 am
Came across this fun fact today in twitter:

This day in #Brewers history 2000: Bob Wickman (UW-Whitewater grad) All-Star Poster Night - which comes one day after he was traded to the #Indians
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on August 01, 2014, 01:27:38 pm
i posted this on the usasac board, but thought i'd throw it on here as well

the jump to the highest level of A ball has not slowed chris perry (methodist university)...

in 8 games for palm beach, he has given up 1 hit in 7.1 ip and struck out 8 to go with 2 walks and 3 saves

his season line so far is as follows:

4-0, 6 sv, 56.1 ip, 12 er, 1.92 era, 88 k, 17 bb, 30 h, .83 whip, 14.06 k/9, .150 baa

austin chrismon (cnu) is having a solid season, as well - he's still in short season a ball in the ny/penn league, but is 4-2 with a 3.27 era and 31 k's in 41.1 ip

kevin herget (kean), the other d3 pitcher we've talked about on these boards from that draft class is having a nice season, too - he's at low a peoria and is 5-3 with a 3.26 era and 78 k's in 58 ip - his strikeout rate, which was one of my concerns last year, has more than doubled this year despite being at a higher level of play

good to see these d3 guys having success
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 31, 2014, 10:30:30 pm
Tim Locastro (Ithaca) is currently batting .313 with the Vancouver Canadians, who have clinched a spot in the Northwest League playoffs--

Tyler Brunnemann (Hardin-Simmons) started out this season with Quad Cities, but is now with Lancaster (California League).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on September 16, 2014, 08:32:44 am

Tyler Brunnemann (Hardin-Simmons) started out this season with Quad Cities, but is now with Lancaster (California League).


Last night, Tyler was named MVP of the California League championship series after Lancaster won the deciding game.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on October 02, 2014, 11:20:14 pm
chris perry, from methodist university is playing for the peoria javelinas in the arizona fall league...that's pretty big news - LOTS of top prospects playing in the afl
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on November 19, 2014, 01:17:53 pm
chris perry (methodist university) moves into the cards top 20 prospect list at #20

https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/534417637993119744

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2014/#list=stl
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 22, 2015, 03:02:56 pm
Cincinnati Reds had Marietta left-hander Ryan Dennick up this year. He played a year at Marietta and graduated from Tennessee Tech.

Drafted:    2009 -- 22nd round (662nd overall) by Kansas City Royals for those keeping score
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: WLCALUM83 on April 11, 2015, 02:20:27 pm
Chris Denorfia is now with the Chicago Cubs.

Updates on 2 other former D3 baseballers--

Tyler Brunnemann (Hardin-Simmons) is now with Lancaster

Tim Locastro (Ithaca) is playing for Lansing (Midwest League)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on April 12, 2015, 09:41:59 pm
Former UW Oshkosh LHP Luke Westphal is in the Minnesota Twins organization pitching for the Advanced Class A Fort Myers Miracle. 

He signed a free agent contract after pitching in Independent Leagues and over in Australia for a year.

http://twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins-minor-leagues/luke-westphals-long-road-to-the-twins-r3444
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on April 13, 2015, 12:04:05 pm

Tim Locastro (Ithaca) is playing for Lansing (Midwest League)

Locastro had kind of a weird year last year. A .312 average and .407 OBP are great, but his walk rate plunged from 13 in 162 PAs to 12 in 310 and he had just 12 XBH. It's mostly singles and HBP for him, which I worry will not translate well to the higher levels.

A fantastic player in D-III, and obviously he made the right choice to make the jump, but I wonder if we'll start to see his limitations come into play this year
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Colorado on April 29, 2015, 06:20:29 am
I read that Brian Rauh (Chapman) was promoted last weekend by the Washington Nats from high A to AA Harrisburg.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on May 05, 2015, 11:29:35 pm
Ben Klimesh (Trinity [TX] '12) - after a tough 2014 which saw him demoted from AA to A(Adv), his return to the AA level this season has been much more successful.    In 9 relief appearances (10.2 IP), he's only allowed 2 ER (1.69 ERA) and has 5 saves in 6 save chances.    Opposing batters are hitting a paltry .167 and his WHIP is a team-best 0.75.   

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=621238#/career/R/pitching/2015/ALL
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on May 06, 2015, 04:42:20 pm
And just like that :) Klimesh has been promoted to AAA Louisville (per @wahoosblog, and he is listed on the Bats' website).    I thought he had a one-game AAA call up a couple of years ago, but there's nothing on milb.com to confirm.   
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 06, 2015, 07:56:21 pm
With whats going on in Cinci, I am not surprised. I will be very surprised if Cueto, or Leake are still Reds after the trade deadline.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on May 07, 2015, 05:36:37 pm
Former Steven Point Pitcher J.P. Feyereisen has been dominant thus far for the Class A Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) of the Midwest League. 

Feyereisen has appeared in 9 games thus far, accumulating a 14/2 K-BB ratio, while giving up just two hits in 9 innings pitched.  Feyereisen has converted six saves in six opportunities.  Opponents are hitting .074 against Feyereisen thus far in the season.

It will be interesting to see if Feyereisen can continue his dominance, and if so, how long it will be before he sees a promotion.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 28, 2015, 02:19:31 pm
Ithaca College's Tim Locastro is hitting .310/.421/.415 in Single A right now, though he still has massive H/R splits and relies too much on the HPB...but maybe there's something there
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on May 28, 2015, 04:02:18 pm
Former Steven Point Pitcher J.P. Feyereisen has been dominant thus far for the Class A Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) of the Midwest League. 

Feyereisen has appeared in 9 games thus far, accumulating a 14/2 K-BB ratio, while giving up just two hits in 9 innings pitched.  Feyereisen has converted six saves in six opportunities.  Opponents are hitting .074 against Feyereisen thus far in the season.

It will be interesting to see if Feyereisen can continue his dominance, and if so, how long it will be before he sees a promotion.
After sporting a 1.08 ERA, converting 10/11 save chances, and posting a 25/6 K to BB ratio in 16.2 IP, Feyereisen was promoted to the High Class A Lynchburg Hillcats this week.  He has yet to appear in a game with Lynchburg, so it will be interesting to see if he continues in the closer role with his new club.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on June 08, 2015, 04:20:38 pm
Ben Klimesh had one early tough outing in AAA (Louisville), giving up 3 ER in 2/3rds of an inning, but since then allowed only 2 ER in his last seven appearances, lowering his ERA to 3.14.   He's 2-0 in mostly middle relief (only one save opportunity, not converted) and holding opposing batters to .250,  but is yielding over a walk an inning, and most of those have come in the last four games.     Hopefully the staff can help get him back on track there.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on June 10, 2015, 02:02:48 pm
chris perry is off to another solid start...still at advanced A level in the florida state league, but he's 1-2 with a 2.38 era, 6 saves and 22 K's in 22.2 ip and giving up a .162 baa - walk rate is way up vs. last year (13 in 22.2 ip), which is something he struggled with in the arizona fall league - i suspect a mid-season call up if he continues to pitch this way
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on June 18, 2015, 12:02:05 pm
Ithaca's Tim Locastro is tearing up A ball right now....327/.423/.444. And since May 1st, he's hit an almost absurd .370/.469/.526.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on July 08, 2015, 09:09:07 am
chris perry was promoted to AA springfield after going 1-3 with 11 saves in 12 save opps with a 1.97 era, 34 k's in 32 innings and holding opponents to a .146 baa

the jump to AA from advanced A is big...let's see what he can do!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Ron Boerger on July 22, 2015, 11:15:22 pm
Good article on Trinity (TX) grad Ben Klimesh's journey since being cut from his HS team, in the Chicago Tribune, no less:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-ben-klimesh-baseball-comeback-spt-0723-20150722-story.html

He's back at AA Pensacola after some control issues in AAA.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on November 30, 2015, 12:18:37 pm
Jordan Zimmerman (UWSP) has signed with the Tigers, reportedly for 5 years, $110 M.

Pretty good payday for a guy from a public school! :o ;D

As a Tiger fan, I sure hope it works out well.  I worry that his velocity seems on a downward arc, and no particular signs from his stats that he is compensating by becoming 'more crafty'.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on December 16, 2015, 10:26:12 pm
Since he is now a Tiger, I suppose I should get his name right - Jordan Zimmermann.  The Nationals had both a Zimmerman and a Zimmermann, and I mixed up Ryan and Jordan's spellings. :-[
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: booyakasha on February 08, 2016, 03:26:13 pm
Since he is now a Tiger, I suppose I should get his name right - Jordan Zimmermann.  The Nationals had both a Zimmerman and a Zimmermann, and I mixed up Ryan and Jordan's spellings. :-[

Reminds me of my time working youth basketball camps and the camp director would assign me Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Brian and Brian as my team. You'd yell Brian or Ryan and they'd all look.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 08, 2016, 04:14:41 pm
Jordan Zimmermann is off to a great start with the Tigers.  He threw 7 innings of 2-hit shutout ball in the home opener against the Damn Yankees, then the much-maligned (alas, usually justifiably) bullpen completed the 4-0 win.  Miggy's solo HR in the first turned out to be all the offense they needed, though I'm sure glad they got a little insurance!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 14, 2016, 07:19:04 pm
Jordan Zimmermann is off to a great start with the Tigers.  He threw 7 innings of 2-hit shutout ball in the home opener against the Damn Yankees, then the much-maligned (alas, usually justifiably) bullpen completed the 4-0 win.  Miggy's solo HR in the first turned out to be all the offense they needed, though I'm sure glad they got a little insurance!

I doubt even a D3 guy can maintain a 0.00 era for the whole season, but so far he has!  Today he went six shutout innings in Pittsburgh, AND he now has a .500 batting average!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 20, 2016, 09:41:08 pm
OMG, Jordan did it AGAIN!  6 more innings of shutout pitching.  3 starts, a 0.00 ERA, and (if the bullpen doesn't blow it - always a possibility with the Tigers :() he'll soon be 3-0 (they're up 2-0 in the 7th).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on April 20, 2016, 10:01:02 pm
So, at this point, we should probably create a thread called "Ypsi Posts About The Tigers", right?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 20, 2016, 11:49:42 pm
So, at this point, we should probably create a thread called "Ypsi Posts About The Tigers", right?

Hey, now, I'm honoring a D3 guy! ;D

If you've got any other D3 guys who have started 3 MLB games this season, are now 3-0, and have an ERA of 0.00, tell us about it. ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on April 21, 2016, 11:34:42 am
I meant that in jest. I'm sorry that didn't come through. I'm all for supporting your team (and D-III) at the same time! I just meant since you also like to post Miggy updates in the Pro Ball section, we should just give you a dedicated spot on the page for all things Tigers!  ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 21, 2016, 01:40:37 pm
I meant that in jest. I'm sorry that didn't come through. I'm all for supporting your team (and D-III) at the same time! I just meant since you also like to post Miggy updates in the Pro Ball section, we should just give you a dedicated spot on the page for all things Tigers!  ;)

Oh, I knew you were yankin' my chain. ;)

I know Jordan can't keep his amazing streak going too much longer, but he probably just has one more start in April - it would be cool if he could enter May with a 0.00 ERA! :o
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 25, 2016, 10:59:27 pm
From the "all good things must end" file:  Jordan Zimmermann added five more innings of shutout ball to his amazing streak, but gave up a run in the 6th, and two more (unearned) in the 7th.  He still went to 4-0, but his ERA 'sky-rocketed' to 0.35! :(  Another streak also ended: my man Miggy's horrible April (he entered the game batting .206) was hopefully resurrected with a 4 for 4 night (2 HRs, a double and a single, 4 RBIs), jumping his average 48 points in a single game. :)

Unless something extraordinary happens, this is probably my last JZ, Miggy, or Tigers post for quite some time. :P
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on April 26, 2016, 11:25:53 am
From the "all good things must end" file:  Jordan Zimmermann added five more innings of shutout ball to his amazing streak, but gave up a run in the 6th, and two more (unearned) in the 7th.  He still went to 4-0, but his ERA 'sky-rocketed' to 0.35! :(  Another streak also ended: my man Miggy's horrible April (he entered the game batting .206) was hopefully resurrected with a 4 for 4 night (2 HRs, a double and a single, 4 RBIs), jumping his average 48 points in a single game. :)

Unless something extraordinary happens, this is probably my last JZ, Miggy, or Tigers post for quite some time. :P

Stay on the train!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 01, 2016, 10:06:17 pm
From the "all good things must end" file:  Jordan Zimmermann added five more innings of shutout ball to his amazing streak, but gave up a run in the 6th, and two more (unearned) in the 7th.  He still went to 4-0, but his ERA 'sky-rocketed' to 0.35! :(  Another streak also ended: my man Miggy's horrible April (he entered the game batting .206) was hopefully resurrected with a 4 for 4 night (2 HRs, a double and a single, 4 RBIs), jumping his average 48 points in a single game. :)

Unless something extraordinary happens, this is probably my last JZ, Miggy, or Tigers post for quite some time. :P

Stay on the train!

Oh, all right. ;)

Jordan gave up a solo HR yesterday (but nothing else), so his April ERA ended at 0.55 - the third best among starters in Tigers history.  He enters May at 5-0.

Jordan Zimmerman (UWSP) has signed with the Tigers, reportedly for 5 years, $110 M.

Pretty good payday for a guy from a public school! :o ;D

As a Tiger fan, I sure hope it works out well.  I worry that his velocity seems on a downward arc, and no particular signs from his stats that he is compensating by becoming 'more crafty'.

So far, at least, my worries were for naught.  This may have been the 'bargain' FA signing of the year! ;D
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 06, 2016, 10:06:43 pm
Well, the stench that is the Tigers' starting rotation finally rubbed off on Jordan. :(  He was far from terrible (3 earned runs in 8 innings), but his ERA doubled to 1.10.  And he fell to 5-1, as Cole Hamels gave up a lead-off single, then no-hit the Tigers for the next seven innings.  Detroit got a meaningless run in the bottom of the ninth to avert the shutout, but Texas won 5-1.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 12, 2016, 12:28:17 am
Once again, Jordan met a guy who (this game) was better than him.  An interesting scenario, as Jordan was facing his previous team, the Nationals, while his counterpart, Max Scherzer, was facing his previous team (with which he won a Cy Young) for the first time.  JZ was again not terrible (though his worst Tigers start so far - 3 earned runs in 7 innings).  But Max (despite entering the game with a 3-2 record and a 4.59 ERA) was back in Cy Young territory - he struck out TWENTY, in a 3-2 Nationals win.

Since Zimmermann has now dropped form a superman April (5-0, 0.35 ERA) to just a very good pitcher (now 5-2, 1.50 ERA), I'll probably stop these updates unless he does something phenomenal.  About time for a complete game shutout! ;D  (If JZ was getting the run support that the Tigers line-up SHOULD provide, he could just as easily be 7-0. :o)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 12, 2016, 01:38:36 am
I didn't give proper credit to Max Scherzer, since I forgot that TWENTY K's in a nine-inning game ties the all-time record.  He joins Roger Clemens (who was no doubt juiced), Randy Johnson (one of my all-time favorites, but a physical freak - he was what, 8'9" tall? :o), and Kerry Wood (who, alas, joined Mark Fidrych and others as almost certain hall-of-famers who were betrayed by their bodies) as only the fourth pitcher to do that - and I guess that makes him the FIRST 'normal' pitcher with an actual career to do it!  Way to go, Max!  But you shoulda stayed a Tiger - then you wouldn't have Jose Iglesias and J. D. Martinez launching homers off you!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 16, 2016, 11:35:13 pm
I suppose it was inevitable - Jordan finally had his first bad game as a Tiger.  He was handed a gift-wrapped win when the Tigers got EIGHT runs in the first (7 off rookie Jose Berrios, one off reliever Pat Dean), then proceeded to blow the whole thing.  He left after the top of the 7th, having yielded an 8-8 tie.  The Tigers got a run in the bottom of the 7th (when he was still the pitcher of record); thus he got the win when the bullpen held on for a 10-8 win.

Official scoring can be so cruel (and misleading) sometimes.  Pat Dean took the loss despite being infinitely more effective than Berrios (5.1 innings of 2-run ball vs. 0.2 innings of 7-run ball), while Zimmermann stunk up the joint and gets the win. ::)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 17, 2016, 03:10:19 am
Ironic that it came against the Twins, who should have moved heaven and earth to sign a potential ace from relatively close to the Twin Cities.

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 20, 2016, 12:52:40 am
Ironic that it came against the Twins, who should have moved heaven and earth to sign a potential ace from relatively close to the Twin Cities.

Ironic, also, that Minnesota is threatening to be the worst team (currently 10-30) since the 2003 Tigers (the Twins won the division that year, while the Tigers avoided being the all-time worst team - they finished with 119 losses - only because they swept the final series against, yes, the Twins). ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 20, 2016, 12:39:02 pm

Official scoring can be so cruel (and misleading) sometimes.  Pat Dean took the loss despite being infinitely more effective than Berrios (5.1 innings of 2-run ball vs. 0.2 innings of 7-run ball), while Zimmermann stunk up the joint and gets the win. ::)

It has nothing to do with official scoring. It has to do with the win statistic being utterly useless
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 21, 2016, 11:04:44 pm
Ironic that it came against the Twins, who should have moved heaven and earth to sign a potential ace from relatively close to the Twin Cities.

Ironic, also, that Minnesota is threatening to be the worst team (currently 10-30) since the 2003 Tigers (the Twins won the division that year, while the Tigers avoided being the all-time worst team - they finished with 119 losses - only because they swept the final series against, yes, the Twins). ;)

I don't think that's particularly ironic at all except for the oddity re: the Tigers. The Twins were going to be pretty bad this year, they started out the season talking about how Molitor was going to have to get used to strikeouts. Not a great sign.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 24, 2016, 09:11:18 pm
Jordan Z. had to leave Sunday's game in the 6th inning with a groin pull.  (The bull pen stepped up and preserved his 7th victory - he had been great to that point.)  Fortunately, the MRI suggested it was not nearly as bad as feared, and the Tigers have not put him on the DL.  They have an off day on Thursday, so they can rest him one start without having to find a replacement.  Miggy also left the game early after behind hit on the left knee by a pitch; I was pleasantly surprised he even played on Monday, then ecstatic when he merely had two HRs and a double!

Here's hoping that Jordan misses only one start, as (except for Miggy, and perhaps Verlander - who after a horrid April is becoming the Justin of old [he's got a 2-hit shutout thru six tonight]) Zimmermann if probably the player they can LEAST afford to lose for any extended period.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 03, 2016, 09:13:22 pm
Well, Jordan did miss only one start.  Today was not vintage (5.2 innings, 2 earned runs) and he was pulled with a lower pitch count than usual (a precaution due to the groin strain?), but he left with a 3-2 lead, so it is up to the bullpen (and the hitters) whether he gets his 8th win or a 'no decision'.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 03, 2016, 11:33:02 pm
Well, Jordan did miss only one start.  Today was not vintage (5.2 innings, 2 earned runs) and he was pulled with a lower pitch count than usual (a precaution due to the groin strain?), but he left with a 3-2 lead, so it is up to the bullpen (and the hitters) whether he gets his 8th win or a 'no decision'.

The bullpen held (and the hitters produced) - he gets his 8th win as the Tigers win 10-3.

WAY too early to speculate on post-season awards, but at 8-2, 2.58, he is obviously an early candidate for Cy Young.  I'm guessing that would be a first for a D3 guy?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 08, 2016, 11:53:51 pm
Alas, the batters did not bail out Jordan today in his shortest start as a Tiger.  He went 4.2 innings, yielding 7 runs (all earned) and suffered his third loss, 7-2.  His ERA jumped to 3.30.  I'm hoping (and cautiously optimistic) that ultimately his season will be closer to April (5-0, 0.55) than recently (last thirty days, 2-3, 6.30).  May he do a reverse Verlander, who absolutely stunk in April, but has looked like a Cy Young candidate lately, or like rookie Mike Fulmer, who over the last thirty days has the AL lead in ERA and is undefeated - in fact, he is the first Tiger pitcher (rookie OR veteran) to ever have three consecutive shutout starts with three hits or less over 6+ innings.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 15, 2016, 12:26:49 am
On Sunday, Mike Fulmer became only the second MLB pitcher ever to have four straight starts of 6+ shutout innings with 3 or fewer hits (Arietta of the Cubs beat him by a few weeks by doing it the last three games of 2015 and opening day this year).

Back to D3: Jordan Zimmermann was not prime tonight (6 runs, 4 earned, in seven innings), but he did move to 9-3 as the bats came alive in an 11-8 win.  His ERA keeps rising, but is a still respectable 3.46.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on June 15, 2016, 11:29:15 am
Also saw that Lake Bachar (UW-Whitewater) has been assigned to the Tri-City Dust Devils (short season-A for SD). Any word on the other D3 draft guys? Or additional players getting post-draft interest/signings?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on June 17, 2016, 10:33:30 am
Is there a running list of former D3 players in the minor leagues, maybe at full A or higher? Those guys are fun to follow, regardless of any tie to them.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 17, 2016, 12:58:55 pm
Is there a running list of former D3 players in the minor leagues, maybe at full A or higher? Those guys are fun to follow, regardless of any tie to them.

Maybe your the guy to do this?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on June 17, 2016, 03:11:32 pm
Is there a running list of former D3 players in the minor leagues, maybe at full A or higher? Those guys are fun to follow, regardless of any tie to them.

Maybe your the guy to do this?

I'd be happy to during some free time. Recommendations on how to collect this data?
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 17, 2016, 06:50:13 pm
Is there a running list of former D3 players in the minor leagues, maybe at full A or higher? Those guys are fun to follow, regardless of any tie to them.

Maybe your the guy to do this?

I'd be happy to during some free time. Recommendations on how to collect this data?


Here is the last compiled list (below).  I hope anyone with updates can add - I will start:

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Charlotte (Indians)

-------------------------------------------------------------
Oshdude's list from years ago:
56 current players in affiliated baseball. Add names for those I missed
Awaiting link:
Rowan P Marc Magliaro, Rockies (signed)
Middlebury P Michael Joseph, Orioles (signed)
Thiel P Bobby Hillier, Diamondbacks (signed)
MLB
Wheaton-MA OF Chris Denorfia, Padres
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Mariners
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Reds
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Phillies
Stony Brook (then D3) P Joe Nathan, Rangers
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Mets
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Orix Buffaloes (Japan)
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
AAA
Centenary-NJ P Cole Kimball, Syracuse (Nationals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, Las Vegas (Mets)
Concordia-IL P Jim Paduch, Durham (Rays)
Linfield P Joe Paterson (also Oregon St.), Reno (Diamondbacks)
Otterbein P Dan Remenowsky, Charlotte (White Sox)
AA
Grove City P Erik Arnesen, Midland (A's)
Linfield 3B Kelson Brown, Altoona (Pirates)
Marietta P Mike DeMark, Midland (A's)
Whitewater P Aaron Dott, Trenton (Yankees)
Rose-Hulman P Derek Eitel, Mobile (Diamondbacks)
Keystone P Sean Murphy, Midland (A's) - deceased
Whittier P Tom Vessella, Richmond (Giants)
Marietta P Mark Williams, Huntsville (Brewers)
HIGH A
Trinity-TX/Chapman 2B Ryan Cavan (also UC Santa Barbara), San Jose Giants
Pomona P David Colvin, High Desert (Mariners)
Manhattanville SS Dan Fiorito, Tampa Yankees
Amherst OF Kevin Heller, Salem Red Sox
Albright P Casey Lawrence, Dunedin Blue Jays
Birmingham-Southern OF Drew Leachman, Fort Myers (Twins)
Denison P Aidan Lucas, Palm Beach Cardinals
Neumann OF Gary Mitchell, Inland Empire (Angels)
Frostburg P Greg Ross, Lynchburg (Braves)
Marietta SS Tim Saunders, Daytona Cubs
Emory P Paul Schwendel, Myrtle Beach (Rangers)
Old Westbury P Robert Whitenack, Carolina (Indians)
Chapman P Kurt Yacko, Bradenton (Pirates)
A
Babson P Andrew Aizenstadt, Lakewood (Phillies)
Marietta P Austin Blaski, Wisconsin (Brewers)
Whitewater P Rob Coe, South Bend (Diamondbacks)
Ithaca P Tucker Healy, Beloit (A's)
St. Olaf P Ben Hughes, Ashville (Rockies)
Stevens Point 3B Justin Jirschele, Kannapolis (White Sox)
Wooster P Matt Johnson, Lansing (Blue Jays)
Trinity-TX P Ben Klimesh, Dayton (Reds)
Stevens Point OF Cody Koback, Greenville (Red Sox)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Beloit (A's)
Menlo (then D3) P Chris Mazza, Cedar Rapids (Twins)
Chapman P Brian Rauh, Hagerstown (Nationals)
Randolph-Macon OF Jordan Walton, Peoria (Cardinals)
Wartburg P Brad Watson, Peoria (Cardinals)
SHORT SEASON A
[None]
ROOKIE
Haverford 1B Jake Chaplin, AZL Dodgers
Catholic P Justin D'Alessandro, GCL Blue Jays
Macalester 2B Mitch Glasser, Bristol White Sox
Kenyon C Jack Graham, GCL Orioles
Williams P Harry Marino, TBD Orioles
Methodist P Chris Perry, GCL Cardinals
Augustana P John Peters, GCL Nationals
Mitchell P Anthony Santiago (also Central Florida), Bristol White Sox
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on June 17, 2016, 08:22:37 pm
This list just reminds me how much I miss OshDude and his contributions to the board over the years....  Glad to see he got the full time job though!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on June 18, 2016, 02:55:10 am
That may be but that list is so old that it's probably a hindrance more than a help.

I would probably recommend using baseball reference's draft index, searching by state, and then scanning the far right side for names of schools that are D3 (or just search for a particular school, but you'll probably miss players that way). Then look to see if they're still active.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?query_type=came_from&came_from=OH&

This would miss the players that went into affiliated ball from the independent leagues (like Mike Demark and Mark Williams), and I don't have as easy a solution on those. You'd also miss players like Charlie Furbush and Ryan Dennick that started at D3 schools before finishing at different programs (Dennick went from D3 to JUCO to D1). But I don't have as good an answer on how to clean that up.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on June 20, 2016, 10:09:08 am
I've put a spreadsheet together of players who have been drafted from D3 colleges and are still active!

I'll look to type it out in this forum later in the week, unless someone has a better way to attach the information to a post.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 24, 2016, 08:39:02 pm
Well, we saw hints of the April Zimmermann in his previous outing (8 innings, 1 run, but no hitting support, so no decision), but definitely not tonight. :(  He yielded only one hit, no runs, in the first two innings, but staggered thru the third (3 hits, 2 runs), and completely collapsed in the fourth (3 triples(!), a double, a single, and a hit batter, meaning five runs and still only two outs).  The manager has mercifully pulled him from this train-wreck - by far his shortest (3.2 innings) and worst outing as a Tiger.  Who the heck stole Jordan and left this tomato can in his place?! >:(
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 26, 2016, 01:25:11 pm
Additions from Twitter this morning:

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Kean P Kevin Herget, Memphis (Cardinals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Charlotte (Indians)


Rookie
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Gulf Coast Cardinals (Cardinals)

Unassigned
Cortland P Turner Parry (Angles)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 27, 2016, 12:33:52 pm
adding from twitter stream:

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar Arizona League (Padres)
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Gulf Coast Cardinals (Cardinals)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 27, 2016, 04:21:20 pm
Morse is promoted

Low-A
Shenandoah P Phillip Morse Auburn (Cardinals)

One appearance, one promotion. @Pmorse11 is promoted to Class A #Auburn of the NY-Penn League. #d3b @ShenandoahBB pic.twitter.com/40OGwV97Bb
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 07, 2016, 07:49:38 pm
MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Kean P Kevin Herget, Memphis (Cardinals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Charlotte (Indians)

AA

A
Taylor Henry P Centenary (La.) Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar Arizona League (Padres)

Unassigned
Cortland P Turner Parry (Angles)
Marietta P Christian Herstine (Yankees)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 07, 2016, 10:38:41 pm
Jordan Zimmermann is on the DL, retroactively to July 1.  They're pretty confident they have now diagnosed the cause of his neck pain, and he should be good to go soon after the All-Star break.  Hopefully that will also correct his descent to mediocrity after such a blazing start to the season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 08, 2016, 04:57:55 pm
Changes from twitter and 2016 draft list

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Kean P Kevin Herget, Memphis (Cardinals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Charlotte (Indians)

AA
George Fox  Josh Rapacz  C  Montgomery   (Rays)

A
Taylor Henry P Centenary (La.) Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar AZL Padres (Padres)
ETBU OF Tyler Bates AZL Angels (Angels)
USM  SS  Sam Dexter  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Keene St.  P  Cody Dube Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore)
Salem State  2B  Richard Fecteau AZL Angels (Angels)
Union Jake Fishman  P  GCL Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Concordia-Texas  Lane Hobbs  P  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
St. John Fisher  Marc Iseneker  P  Spokane Indians  (Rangers)
UW-La Crosse  Taylor Kohlwey  OF  Tri-City Dust Devils  (Padres)
Pacific (Ore.)  Walker Olis  OF  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Ferrum  Jake Perkins  P  AZL Dodgers  (Dodgers)
New York Univ  CJ Picerni  C  GCL Nationals  (Nationals)
Messiah  Steven Ridings  P  AZL Mariners  (Mariners)
Ramapo  Joe Venturino  2B  Everett AquaSox (Mariners)
Trinity (Texas)  Jeremy Wolf  OF  Kingsport Mets  (Mets)
Baldwin Wallace  Mark Zimmerman  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)

Unassigned
Cortland P Turner Parry (Angles)
Marietta P Christian Herstine (Yankees)

Drafted but staying?
UWW  Austin Jones  P  (Cubs)
Haverford  Stephen Ridings P  (Cubs)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 11, 2016, 04:27:05 pm
adding more to the list:

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Kean P Kevin Herget, Memphis (Cardinals)
Alvernia 3B Zach Lutz, New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia C Anthony Recker, Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse OF Vinny Rottino, Charlotte (Indians)

AA
Oneonta State  Steve Ascher  P  Montgomery Biscuits (Rays)
UW-Stevens Point  JP Feyereisen  P  Akron Ruber Ducks (Indians)
George Fox  Josh Rapacz  C  Montgomery Biscuits  (Rays)

A
Haverford Tommy Berjians  P  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodgers)
Pitt-Bradford  Aaron Cressley  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Augustana  Seth Davis  P  Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
Maryville  Nick Dean  SS  Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
Buena Vista  Scott Harris  P  Williamsport Cross Cutters (Phillies)
Taylor Henry P Centenary (La.) Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Old Westbury  Tim Ingram  P  Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)
UMass-Boston  Jamill Moquette  OF  Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles)
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)
Birmingham-Southern  Miles Nordgren  P  Ft. Meyers Miracle (Twins)
Mike Odenwaelder  OF  Aberdeen Iron Birds (Orioles)

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar AZL Padres (Padres)
ETBU OF Tyler Bates AZL Angels (Angels)
USM  SS  Sam Dexter  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Keene St.  P  Cody Dube Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles)
Salem State  2B  Richard Fecteau AZL Angels (Angels)
Union  Jake Fishman  P  GCL Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Rhode Island College  Matt Foley  C  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Concordia-Texas  Lane Hobbs  P  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
St. John Fisher  Marc Iseneker  P  Spokane Indians  (Rangers)
UW-La Crosse  Taylor Kohlwey  OF  Tri-City Dust Devils  (Padres)
Pacific (Ore.)  Walker Olis  OF  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Ferrum  Jake Perkins  P  AZL Dodgers  (Dodgers)
New York Univ  CJ Picerni  C  GCL Nationals  (Nationals)
Messiah  Steven Ridings  P  AZL Mariners  (Mariners)
Ramapo  Joe Venturino  2B  Everett AquaSox (Mariners)
Trinity (Texas)  Jeremy Wolf  OF  Kingsport Mets  (Mets)
Baldwin Wallace  Mark Zimmerman  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Whittier  Stephen Zavala  C  Johnson City Cardinals (Cardinals)

Unassigned
Cortland P Turner Parry (Angles)
Marietta P Christian Herstine (Yankees)

Drafted but staying?
UWW  Austin Jones  P  (Cubs)
Haverford  Stephen Ridings P  (Cubs)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on July 11, 2016, 06:23:12 pm
Former UWO LHP Luke Westphal is with the Minnesota Twins AA affiliate the Chattanooga Lookouts...
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 11, 2016, 08:06:50 pm
Hopefully D3SportsFan will review this list and add to it.  I think this this most of those in the MLB/MiLB system.

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Rose Hulman  Derek Eitel  P  El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
Ithaca  Tucker Healy  P  Nashville Sounds (A's)
Kean  Kevin Herget, P  Memphis (Cardinals)
Alvernia Zach Lutz  3B  New Orleans (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern C Bruce Maxwell, Nashville (A's)
Alvernia  Anthony Recker  C  Gwinnett (Braves)
La Crosse Vinny Rottino  OF  Charlotte (Indians)

AA
Oneonta State  Steve Ascher  P  Montgomery Biscuits (Rays)
UW-Stevens Point  JP Feyereisen  P  Akron Ruber Ducks (Indians)
Trinity (Texas)  Ben Klimesh  P  Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)
Huntingdon  Joseph Odom  C  Mississippi Braves (Braves)
Methodist  Chris Perry  P  Springfield Cardinals ( Cardinals)
Chapman Brian Rauh   P  Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)
George Fox  Josh Rapacz  C  Montgomery Biscuits  (Rays)
Keystone  Rob Rogers  P  Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers)
Frostburg State  Greg Ross  P  Hassisburg Senators ( Braves)
UW-Oshkosh   Luke Westphal  P  Chatanooga Lookouts (Twins)

A
Pacific LutheranMax Beatty  P  Kanapolis Intimidators  (White Sox)
Haverford Tommy Berjians  P  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodgers)
Western Conn State  Conor Bierfedlt  OF  Frederick Keys  (Orioles)
Pitt-Bradford  Aaron Cressley  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Augustana  Seth Davis  P  Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
Maryville  Nick Dean  SS  Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
Buena Vista  Scott Harris  P  Williamsport Cross Cutters (Phillies)
Taylor Henry P Centenary (La.) Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Old Westbury  Tim Ingram  P  Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)
Ithaca  Tim Locastro  SS  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Blue Jays)
UMass-Boston  Jamill Moquette  OF  Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles)
Shenandoah P Philip Morse Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)
Birmingham-Southern  Miles Nordgren  P  Ft. Meyers Miracle (Twins)
Mike Odenwaelder  OF  Aberdeen Iron Birds (Orioles)

Rookie
UWW Lake Bachar  P  AZL Padres (Padres)
ETBU Tyler Bates  OF  AZL Angels (Angels)
Linfield  Kelson Brown  P  Bristol Pirates (Pirates)
USM  Sam Dexter  SS  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Keene State  Cody Dube  P  Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles)
UW-La Crosse  Joel Effertz  P  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Salem State  Richard Fecteau  2B AZL Angels (Angels)
Union  Jake Fishman  P  GCL Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Rhode Island College  Matt Foley  C  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Concordia-Texas  Lane Hobbs  P  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
St. John Fisher  Marc Iseneker  P  Spokane Indians  (Rangers)
UW-La Crosse  Taylor Kohlwey  OF  Tri-City Dust Devils  (Padres)
Pacific (Ore.)  Walker Olis  OF  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Ferrum  Jake Perkins  P  AZL Dodgers  (Dodgers)
New York Univ  CJ Picerni  C  GCL Nationals  (Nationals)
Messiah  Steven Ridings  P  AZL Mariners  (Mariners)
Ramapo  Joe Venturino  2B  Everett AquaSox (Mariners)
Trinity (Texas)  Jeremy Wolf  OF  Kingsport Mets  (Mets)
Baldwin Wallace  Mark Zimmerman  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Whittier  Stephen Zavala  C  Johnson City Cardinals (Cardinals)

Unassigned
Cortland  Turner Parry  P  (Angles)
Marietta  Christian Herstine  P  (Yankees)

Drafted but staying?
UWW  Austin Jones  P  (Cubs)
Haverford  Stephen Ridings  P  (Cubs)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 12, 2016, 04:29:33 pm
further searching nets these additions (mostly through free agency):

AAA  Albright  Casey Lawrence  P  Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)

AA  Manhattanville  Dan Fiorito  3B  Trenton Thunder (Yankees)
AA  Berry, Stephen Gaylor  OF  Mississippi Braves (Braves)
AA  Centenary (La.)  Boone Whiting  P  Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)

A  UW-Whitewater  Marty Herum  3B  Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks
A  Rowan  Marc Magliano  P  Boise Hawks (Rockies)
A  Wesleyan (Conn)  Gavin Pittore  P  Great Lake Loons (Dodgers)
A  Rutgers-Camden  Jeff Singer  P  Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies)
A  Alma  Jose Velez  P  Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins)

R  Ozarks  Silas Bohanman  P  GCL Cadinals (Cardinals)
R  Hampden-Sydney  Reggie Johnson  P  Greenville Astros (Astros)


Independent list (unverified):
Ben Allison, Belhaven (Florence Freedom)
Felix Baez, Keystone (Evansville Otters)
Brady Burzynski, UW-Stout (St. Paul Saints)
Ryan Cavan, Chapman (St. Paul Saints)
Austin Chismon, Christopher Newport
Robert Coe, UW-Whitewater
Mike DeMark, Marietta (Navegantes del Magallanes)
JD Dorgan, St. Thomas (Minn.)
Jake Eaton, Anderson
Sam Fischer, Adrian (Gateway Grizzlies)
Mitch Glasser, Macalester (Joplin Blasters)
Steve Hagen, Wooster (Lake Erie Crushers)
Kevin Jefferies, Western New England (Gateway Grizzlies)
James Keller, Mary Washington (Schaumburg Boomers)
Scott Kelly, TCNJ
Mike Kerns, Delaware Valley, Penn State- Abington
Tyler Levine, Old Westbury (Joliet Slammers)
Nic Lops, St. Joesph's (Me)
Ben Libuda, Worcester State (Travis City Beach Bums)
Andrew Lowe, UW-Whitewater (Windy City Thunderbolts)
Brandon Maddern, John Carroll
Sam Martin, Centenary (La.)
Sam Maus, St. Olaf (St. Paul Saints)
Carter McEachern, Trinity (Texas)
Colin Moberly, Northland
Jimmy Norris, Texas-Dallas
Taylor Oldham, Covenant (Florence Freedom)
Brad Orosey, Texas Lutheran
Jordan Risse, St. Scholastica (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Vin Roth, Salve Regina
Carlos Ruiz, Rowan
Chris Scarlett, Rutgers-Camden
Michael Schweiss, Dallas (Normal CornBelters)
Joel Sharon, Concordia (Wisc)
Ryan Strombom, Lewis and Clark
Chris Sweeney, King's (Pa.) (Evansville Otters)
Eric Veglahn, St. Thomas (Minn.) (St. Paul Saints)
Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport
James Walsh, Randolph-Macon (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Zach Wendorf, UW-Stevens Point

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 13, 2016, 10:57:22 am
From MiLB transactions from last week:

Chicago Cubs:
Stephen Ridings moved to the 60 day disabled list.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 13, 2016, 07:24:23 pm
This is as complete a list as I think I can put together - Please comment on any errors. 

MLB
Wheaton (Mass.) OF Chris Denorfia, last played NY Yankees, rumored headed to SF Giants
St. Joseph's-ME P Charlie Furbush (also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
Eastern Mennonite C Erik Kratz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Messiah OF Chris Heisey, Washington Nationals
Stevens Point P Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

AAA
Kean  Kevin Herget  P  Memphis Cardinals (Cardinals)
Albright  Casey Lawrence  P  Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
Alvernia  Zach Lutz  3B  New Orleans Zephers (Miami)
Birmingham-Southern  Bruce Maxwell  C  Nashville Sounds (A's)
Alvernia  Anthony Recker  C  Gwinnett Braves (Braves)
La Crosse  Vinny Rottino  OF  Charlotte Knights (Indians)

AA
Oneonta State  Steve Ascher  P  Montgomery Biscuits (Rays)
UW-Stevens Point  JP Feyereisen  P  Akron Ruber Ducks (Indians)
Manhattanville  Dan Fiorito  3B  Trenton Thunder (Yankees)
Berry  Stephen Gaylor  OF  Mississippi Braves (Braves)
George Fox  Josh Rapacz  C  Montgomery Biscuits  (Rays)
Centenary (La.)  Boone Whiting  P  Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)

A
Haverford Tommy Berjians  P  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodgers)
Pitt-Bradford  Aaron Cressley  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Augustana  Seth Davis  P  Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
Maryville  Nick Dean  SS  Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
Buena Vista  Scott Harris  P  Williamsport Cross Cutters (Phillies)
Centenary (La.)  Taylor Henry   P  Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
UW-Whitewater  Marty Herum  3B  Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks
Old Westbury  Tim Ingram  P  Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)
Rowan  Marc Magliano  P  Boise Hawks (Rockies)
UMass-Boston  Jamill Moquette  OF  Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles)
Shenandoah  Philip Morse  P  Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)
Birmingham-Southern  Miles Nordgren  P  Ft. Meyers Miracle (Twins)
Amherst  Mike Odenwaelder  OF  Aberdeen Iron Birds (Orioles)
Wesleyan (Conn)  Gavin Pittore  P  Great Lake Loons (Dodgers)
Rutgers-Camden  Jeff Singer  P  Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies)
Alma  Jose Velez  P  Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins)

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar AZL Padres (Padres)
ETBU OF Tyler Bates AZL Angels (Angels)
Ozarks  Silas Bohanman  P  GCL Cadinals (Cardinals)
USM  SS  Sam Dexter  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Keene St.  P  Cody Dube Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles)
Salem State  2B  Richard Fecteau AZL Angels (Angels)
Union  Jake Fishman  P  GCL Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Rhode Island College  Matt Foley  C  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Concordia-Texas  Lane Hobbs  P  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
St. John Fisher  Marc Iseneker  P  Spokane Indians  (Rangers)
Hampden-Sydney  Reggie Johnson  P  Greenville Astros (Astros)
UW-La Crosse  Taylor Kohlwey  OF  Tri-City Dust Devils  (Padres)
Pacific (Ore.)  Walker Olis  OF  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Ferrum  Jake Perkins  P  AZL Dodgers  (Dodgers)
New York Univ  CJ Picerni  C  GCL Nationals  (Nationals)
Messiah  Steven Ridings  P  AZL Mariners  (Mariners)
Ramapo  Joe Venturino  2B  Everett AquaSox (Mariners)
Trinity (Texas)  Jeremy Wolf  OF  Kingsport Mets  (Mets)
Baldwin Wallace  Mark Zimmerman  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Whittier  Stephen Zavala  C  Johnson City Cardinals (Cardinals)

Unassigned
Cortland  Turner Parry  P  (Angles)
Marietta  Christian Herstine  P  (Yankees)

Independent list (if independent team listed, is on 2016 roster):
Ben Allison, Belhaven (Florence Freedom)
Jesse Arnold, Keystone
Felix Baez, Keystone (Evansville Otters)
Brady Burzynski, UW-Stout (St. Paul Saints)
Ryan Cavan, Chapman (St. Paul Saints)
Austin Chismon, Christopher Newport
Robert Coe, UW-Whitewater
Mike DeMark, Marietta (Navegantes del Magallanes)
JD Dorgan, St. Thomas (Minn.)
Jake Eaton, Anderson
Sam Fischer, Adrian (Gateway Grizzlies)
Mitch Glasser, Macalester (Joplin Blasters)
Steve Hagen, Wooster (Lake Erie Crushers)
Kevin Jefferies, Western New England (Gateway Grizzlies)
James Keller, Mary Washington (Schaumburg Boomers)
Scott Kelly, TCNJ
Mike Kerns, Delaware Valley, Penn State- Abington
Tyler Levine, Old Westbury (Joliet Slammers)
Nic Lops, St. Joesph's (Me)
Ben Libuda, Worcester State (Travis City Beach Bums)
Andrew Lowe, UW-Whitewater (Windy City Thunderbolts)
Brandon Maddern, John Carroll
Sam Martin, Centenary (La.)
Sam Maus, St. Olaf (St. Paul Saints)
Carter McEachern, Trinity (Texas)
Colin Moberly, Northland
Jimmy Norris, Texas-Dallas
Taylor Oldham, Covenant (Florence Freedom)
Brad Orosey, Texas Lutheran
Jordan Risse, St. Scholastica (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Vin Roth, Salve Regina
Carlos Ruiz, Rowan
Chris Scarlett, Rutgers-Camden
Michael Schweiss, Dallas (Normal CornBelters)
Joel Sharon, Concordia (Wisc)
Ryan Strombom, Lewis and Clark
Chris Sweeney, King's (Pa.) (Evansville Otters)
Eric Veglahn, St. Thomas (Minn.) (St. Paul Saints)
Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport
James Walsh, Randolph-Macon (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Zach Wendorf, UW-Stevens Point
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: narch on July 22, 2016, 10:45:51 am
chris perry from methodist was just promoted to triple a memphis redbirds - he has pitched in 27 games and compiled 40.1 innings in double a texas league (a notorious hitters league) with a 2.90 era, 48 k's, .200 baa and 1.36 whip - he has walked 28, which is more than he's walked in any other full season, but i imagine he's trying to expand the zone in parks where balls routinely take flight - at 6'2", 215 lbs and with a fastball that routinely sits in the low to mid 90's, he's got a shot to continue to advance - it will be interesting to see how he fares at triple a

Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 23, 2016, 06:19:15 pm
Athletics need a catcher and turn to Bruce Maxwell, 2012 D3baseball.com Player of the Year.

ttp://m.mlb.com/news/article/191241412/as-call-up-bruce-maxwell-from-triple-a/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 26, 2016, 01:44:14 pm
Former Manhattanville College pitcher and assistant coach V.J. Collins '14 will continue his baseball career at the professional level, as the Valiant knuckleballer signed a professional contract with the Tampa Bay Rays late last week.

Manhattanville  V.J. Collins  P  GCL Rays (Rays)

http://govaliants.com/news/2016/7/26/baseball-knuckleballer-v-j-collins-14-signs-professional-contract-with-tampa-bay-rays.aspx
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on July 26, 2016, 05:14:30 pm
Former UWO LHP Luke Westphal is with the Minnesota Twins AA affiliate the Chattanooga Lookouts...
Westphal now with the Twins High A affiliate Fort Myers Miracle....
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on July 26, 2016, 05:22:34 pm
Last week:
N.Y Yankees placed 3B Dan Fiorito on the 7-day disabled list
Pittsburgh removed Erik Kratz from 40-man roster (outrighted to Triple-A)
Washington  placed RHP Greg Ross on 7-day DL

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/minor-league-transactions-july-16-22/#iZYjD2ZDz73PYl52.99
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 02, 2016, 05:49:29 pm
Last Week:

Arizona put 1B Marty Herum on 7-day DL
Oakland moved C Bruce Maxwell to 40 man roster

C Erik Kratz elected free agency from Pittsburgh and was signed by Toronto

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/minor-league-transactions-july-23-28/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 04, 2016, 01:09:24 pm
From twitter:

Congrats to @wpo14 on his promotion to Class A Batavia. Olis is 3-8 in two starts (batting 2nd) for the Muckdogs. #d3b #goboxers
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 04, 2016, 07:26:27 pm
In low A (Sallie League)

Pacific Lutheran  Max Beatty   P  Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on August 04, 2016, 10:48:02 pm
Jordan Zimmermann returned from the DL to the rotation today - alas. :(  He had one rehab start in Toledo, and pitched poorly.  He clearly should have had a second start in Toledo.  He yielded 6 earned runs in 1.2 innings (easily his worst outing as a Tiger), snapping Detroit's 8-game winning streak.

For the glory of UWSP, and the health of the Tigers, we want the April JZ back!! ;)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 05, 2016, 05:15:42 pm
Player list update (reviewed MLB, AAA and AA) - please note any errors

MLB
RP Charlie Furbush (St Joe's Maine, also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
OF Chris Heisey (Messiah), Washington Nationals
C Bruce Maxwell (Birmingham-Southern), Oakland Athletics
C Anthony Recker (Alvernia), Atlanta Braves
SP Jordan Zimmermann (UW-Stevens Point), Detroit Tigers

AAA
OF Chris Denorfia (Wheaton Mass.), Sacramento River Cats (SF Giants)
RP Kevin Herget (Kean), Memphis Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)
SP Casey Lawrence (Albright), Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays)
3B Zach Lutz (Alvernia), New Orleans Zephers (Miami Marlins)
C Erik Kratz (Eastern Mennonite), Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays)
OF Vinny Rottino (UW-La Crosse), Charlotte Knights (Cleveland Indians)

AA
RP JP Feyereisen  (UW-Stevens Point), Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees)
3B Dan Fiorito (Manhattanville), Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees)
OF Stephen Gaylor (Berry), Mississippi Braves (Atlanta Braves)
RP Chris Perry (Methodist), Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)

A Advanced
P Steve Ascher  (SUNY Oneonta), Charlotte Stone Crabs (Tampa Rays)
P Tommy Berjians (Haverford, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodgers)
3B Marty Herum (UW-Whitewater), Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks
P Miles Nordgren (Birmingham-Southern)  Ft. Meyers Miracle (Minnesota Twins)
P Jose Velez (Alma), Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins)
P Luke Westphal (UW-Oshkosh), Ft. Meyers Miracle (Minnesota Twins)
P Boone Whiting (Centenary (La.)), Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals)

A
P Max Beatty (Pacific Lutheran), Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox)
Pitt-Bradford  Aaron Cressley  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Augustana  Seth Davis  P  Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
Maryville  Nick Dean  SS  Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
Buena Vista  Scott Harris  P  Williamsport Cross Cutters (Phillies)
Centenary (La.)  Taylor Henry   P  Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Old Westbury  Tim Ingram  P  Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)
Rowan  Marc Magliano  P  Boise Hawks (Rockies)
UMass-Boston  Jamill Moquette  OF  Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles)
Shenandoah  Philip Morse  P  Auburn Doubledays (Cardinals)
Amherst  Mike Odenwaelder  OF  Aberdeen Iron Birds (Orioles)
Wesleyan (Conn)  Gavin Pittore  P  Great Lake Loons (Dodgers)
C Josh Rapacz (George Fox), Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Rays)
Rutgers-Camden  Jeff Singer  P  Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies)
Pacific (Ore.)  Walker Olis  OF  Bavaria Muckdogs (Marlins)

Rookie
UWW P Lake Bachar AZL Padres (Padres)
ETBU OF Tyler Bates AZL Angels (Angels)
Ozarks  Silas Bohanman  P  GCL Cadinals (Cardinals)
Manhattanville  V.J. Collins  P  GCL Rays (Rays)
USM  SS  Sam Dexter  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Keene St.  P  Cody Dube Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles)
Salem State  2B  Richard Fecteau AZL Angels (Angels)
Union  Jake Fishman  P  GCL Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Rhode Island College  Matt Foley  C  GCL Marlins (Marlins)
Concordia-Texas  Lane Hobbs  P  Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
St. John Fisher  Marc Iseneker  P  Spokane Indians  (Rangers)
Hampden-Sydney  Reggie Johnson  P  Greenville Astros (Astros)
UW-La Crosse  Taylor Kohlwey  OF  Tri-City Dust Devils  (Padres)
Ferrum  Jake Perkins  P  AZL Dodgers  (Dodgers)
New York Univ  CJ Picerni  C  GCL Nationals  (Nationals)
Messiah  Steven Ridings  P  AZL Mariners  (Mariners)
Ramapo  Joe Venturino  2B  Everett AquaSox (Mariners)
Trinity (Texas)  Jeremy Wolf  OF  Kingsport Mets  (Mets)
Baldwin Wallace  Mark Zimmerman  P  Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres)
Whittier  Stephen Zavala  C  Johnson City Cardinals (Cardinals)

Unassigned
Cortland  Turner Parry  P  (Angles)
Marietta  Christian Herstine  P  (Yankees)

Independent list (if independent team listed, is on 2016 roster):
Ben Allison, Belhaven (Florence Freedom)
Jesse Arnold, Keystone
Felix Baez, Keystone (Evansville Otters)
Brady Burzynski, UW-Stout (St. Paul Saints)
Ryan Cavan, Chapman (St. Paul Saints)
Austin Chismon, Christopher Newport
Robert Coe, UW-Whitewater
Mike DeMark, Marietta (Navegantes del Magallanes)
JD Dorgan, St. Thomas (Minn.)
Jake Eaton, Anderson
Sam Fischer, Adrian (Gateway Grizzlies)
Mitch Glasser, Macalester (Joplin Blasters)
Steve Hagen, Wooster (Lake Erie Crushers)
Kevin Jefferies, Western New England (Gateway Grizzlies)
James Keller, Mary Washington (Schaumburg Boomers)
Scott Kelly, TCNJ
Mike Kerns, Delaware Valley, Penn State- Abington
Tyler Levine, Old Westbury (Joliet Slammers)
Nic Lops, St. Joesph's (Me)
Ben Libuda, Worcester State (Travis City Beach Bums)
Andrew Lowe, UW-Whitewater (Windy City Thunderbolts)
Brandon Maddern, John Carroll
Sam Martin, Centenary (La.)
Sam Maus, St. Olaf (St. Paul Saints)
Carter McEachern, Trinity (Texas)
Colin Moberly, Northland
Jimmy Norris, Texas-Dallas
Taylor Oldham, Covenant (Florence Freedom)
Brad Orosey, Texas Lutheran
Jordan Risse, St. Scholastica (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Vin Roth, Salve Regina
Carlos Ruiz, Rowan
Chris Scarlett, Rutgers-Camden
Michael Schweiss, Dallas (Normal CornBelters)
Joel Sharon, Concordia (Wisc)
Ryan Strombom, Lewis and Clark
Chris Sweeney, King's (Pa.) (Evansville Otters)
Eric Veglahn, St. Thomas (Minn.) (St. Paul Saints)
Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport
James Walsh, Randolph-Macon (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Zach Wendorf, UW-Stevens Point
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Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: cubs on August 07, 2016, 03:54:33 pm
Former UWO LHP Luke Westphal is with the Minnesota Twins AA affiliate the Chattanooga Lookouts...
Westphal now with the Twins High A affiliate Fort Myers Miracle....
Westphal has been placed on the 7-day DL....
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 09, 2016, 02:16:53 pm
Reds: Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ben Klimesh
Twins: Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Luke Westph

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/minor-league-transactions-july-29-aug-4
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 10, 2016, 05:58:05 pm
Player list update (thanks to d3sportsfan) - please note any errors

MLB
RP Charlie Furbush (St Joe's Maine, also LSU), Seattle Mariners - rehabbing
OF Chris Heisey (Messiah), Washington Nationals
C Bruce Maxwell (Birmingham-Southern), Oakland Athletics
C Anthony Recker (Alvernia), Atlanta Braves
SP Jordan Zimmermann (UW-Stevens Point), Detroit Tigers

AAA
OF Chris Denorfia (Wheaton Mass.), Sacramento River Cats (SF Giants) - MLB
RP Derek Eitel (Rose Hulman), El Paso Chihauhaus (Sad Diego Padres)
RP Tucker Healy (Ithaca), Nashville Sounds (Oakland Athletics)
RP Kevin Herget (Kean), Memphis Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)
SP Casey Lawrence (Albright), Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays)
SP Seth Lugo (Centenary (La.)), Las Vegas 51s (N.Y. Mets) - MLB
3B Zach Lutz (Alvernia), New Orleans Zephers (Miami Marlins) - MLB released 21 June 2016
C Erik Kratz (Eastern Mennonite), Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) - MLB
OF Vinny Rottino (UW-La Crosse), Charlotte Knights (Cleveland Indians)

AA
OF Conor Bierfeldt (WCSU), Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)
RP JP Feyereisen  (UW-Stevens Point), Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees)
3B Dan Fiorito (Manhattanville), Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees)
OF Stephen Gaylor (Berry), Mississippi Braves (Atlanta Braves)
SS Tim Locastro (Ithaca), Tulsa Drillers (L.A. Dodgers)
C Joseph Odom (Huntingdon), Mississippi Braves (Atlanta Braves)
RP Chris Perry (Methodist), Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)
SP Brian Rahl (Chapman), Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)
RP Greg Ross (Frostburg State), Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals)

A Advanced
P Steve Ascher  (SUNY Oneonta), Charlotte Stone Crabs (Tampa Rays)
P Tommy Berjians (Haverford, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (L.A. Dodgers)
3B Marty Herum (UW-Whitewater), Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks)
RP Ben Klimesh (Trinity (Texas)), Daytona Toutugas (Cincinnati Reds)
RP Marc Magliaro (Rowan), Modesto Nuts (Colorado Rockies)
P Miles Nordgren (Birmingham-Southern)  Ft. Meyers Miracle (Minnesota Twins)
RP Rob Rogers (Keystone), Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (L.A. Dodgers)
RP Jeff Singer (Rutgers-Camden), Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia Phillies)
P Jose Velez (Alma), Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami Marlins)
P Luke Westphal (UW-Oshkosh), Ft. Meyers Miracle (Minnesota Twins)
P Boone Whiting (Centenary (La.)), Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals)

A
P Max Beatty (Pacific Lutheran), Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox)
P Aaron Cressley (Pitt-Bradford), Tri-City Dust Devils (San Diego Padres)
P Seth Davis (Augustana), Columbia Fireflies (N.Y. Mets)
SS Nick Dean (Maryville), Great Lakes Loons (L.A. Dodgers)
P Cody Dube (Keene State), Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles)
P Jeff Effertz (UW-La Crosse) (Miami Marlins)
P Scott Harris (Buena Vista), Williamsport Cross Cutters (Philadelphia Phillies)
P Taylor Henry (Centenary (La.)), Brooklyn Cyclones (N.Y. Mets)
P Tim Ingram (Old Westbury), Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Rays)
P Marc Iseneker (St. John Fisher), Spokane Indians (Texas Rangers)
OF Tyler Kent (Otterbein), Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies)
OF Taylor Kohlwey (UW-La Crosse), Tri-City Dust Devils  (San Diego Padres)
OF Jamill Moquette (UMass-Boston), Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles)
P Philip Morse (Shenandoah), Auburn Doubledays (St. Louis Cardinals)
OF Mike Odenwaelder (Amherst), Aberdeen Iron Birds (Baltimore Orioles)
OF Walker Olis (Pacific (ore)), Bavaria Muckdogs (Miami Marlins)
RP Gavin Pittore (Wesleyan (Conn.)), Great Lake Loons (L.A. Dodgers)
C Josh Rapacz (George Fox), Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Rays)
2B Joe Venturino (Ramapo) Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners)
P Mark Zimmerman (Baldwin Wallace), Tri-City Dust Devils (San Diego Padres)

Rookie
P Lake Bachar (UW-Whitewater), AZL Padres (San Diego Padres)
OF Tyler Bates (East Texas Baptist), AZL Angels (L.A. Angels)
P Silas Bohanman (Ozarks), GCL Cadinals (St. Louis Cardinals)
SS Kelson Brown (Linfield), Bristol Pirates (Pittsburgh Pirates)
P V.J. Collins (Manhattanville), GCL Rays (Tampa Rays)
SS Sam Dexter (Southern Maine), Great Falls Voyagers (Chicago White Sox)
2B Richard Fecteau (Salem State), AZL Angels (L.A. Angels)
P Jake Fishman (Union), GCL Blue Jays (Toronto Blue Jays)
C Matt Foley (Rhode Island College), GCL Marlins (Miami Marlins)
P Lane Hobbs (Concordia-Texas), Great Falls Voyagers (Chicago White Sox)
P Reggie Johnson (Hampden-Sydney), Greenville Astros (Houston Astros)
P Jake Perkins (Ferrum), AZL Dodgers  (L.A. Dodgers) - Vol. retired
C CJ Picerni (NYU), GCL Nationals  (Washington Nationals)
P Steven Ridings (Messiah), AZL Mariners (Seattle Mariners)
OF Jeremy Wolf (Trinity (Texas), Kingsport Mets (N.Y. Mets)
C Stephen Zavala (Whittier), Johnson City Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)

Free Agent signings
P Turner Parry (Cortland, unassigned (L.A. Angles)
P Christian Herstine (Marietta), unassigned (N.Y. Yankees)

Independent list (if independent team listed, is on 2016 roster):
Ben Allison, Belhaven (Florence Freedom)
Jesse Arnold, Keystone
Felix Baez, Keystone (Evansville Otters)
Brady Burzynski, UW-Stout (St. Paul Saints)
Ryan Cavan, Chapman (St. Paul Saints)
Austin Chismon, Christopher Newport
Robert Coe, UW-Whitewater
Mike DeMark, Marietta (Navegantes del Magallanes)
JD Dorgan, St. Thomas (Minn.)
Jake Eaton, Anderson
Sam Fischer, Adrian (Gateway Grizzlies)
Mitch Glasser, Macalester (Joplin Blasters)
Steve Hagen, Wooster (Lake Erie Crushers)
Kevin Jefferies, Western New England (Gateway Grizzlies)
James Keller, Mary Washington (Schaumburg Boomers)
Scott Kelly, TCNJ
Mike Kerns, Delaware Valley, Penn State- Abington
Tyler Levine, Old Westbury (Joliet Slammers)
Nic Lops, St. Joesph's (Me)
Ben Libuda, Worcester State (Travis City Beach Bums)
Andrew Lowe, UW-Whitewater (Windy City Thunderbolts)
Brandon Maddern, John Carroll
Sam Martin, Centenary (La.)
Sam Maus, St. Olaf (St. Paul Saints)
Carter McEachern, Trinity (Texas)
Colin Moberly, Northland
Jimmy Norris, Texas-Dallas
Taylor Oldham, Covenant (Florence Freedom)
Brad Orosey, Texas Lutheran
Jordan Risse, St. Scholastica (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Vin Roth, Salve Regina
Carlos Ruiz, Rowan
Chris Scarlett, Rutgers-Camden
Michael Schweiss, Dallas (Normal CornBelters)
Joel Sharon, Concordia (Wisc)
Ryan Strombom, Lewis and Clark
Chris Sweeney, King's (Pa.) (Evansville Otters)
Eric Veglahn, St. Thomas (Minn.) (St. Paul Saints)
Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport
James Walsh, Randolph-Macon (Sioux Falls Explorers)
Zach Wendorf, UW-Stevens Point
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: jdex on August 15, 2016, 09:10:47 pm

 Sam Dexter of Southern Maine started his pro career with Advanced A Grand Falls MT Voyagers and now with the Rookie AZL White Sox playing third base. Dexter at SS for USM was D3 2015 Player of the Year
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 16, 2016, 12:47:46 pm
Fontbonne University pitcher Vinny Santarsiero will forgo his final season of eligibility after signing a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Will start with Ogden Raptors.

http://www.d3baseball.com/seasons/2016/contrib/20160816et0hla
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 16, 2016, 04:04:38 pm
NC Wesleyan's James Lovett signed a professional Contract with the Miami Marlins on AUG5 2016.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 22, 2016, 05:27:27 pm
Two updates to the professional ranks in twitter:

Veglahn picked up by Toronto, Kourie signs with independent team

@UST_Baseball Big congrats to former Tommie @EricVeglahn whose contact with @StPaulSaints was purchased today by the @BlueJays !! pic.twitter.com/916lYHGY80

@MTimeBaseball Assistant Coach Jon Kourie Signs Professional Contract with @LIDucks #d3b Story: http://maritimeathletics.com/news/2016/8/19/maritime-baseball-assistant-jon-kourie-signs-professional-contract-with-long-island-ducks.aspx
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 29, 2016, 12:43:08 pm
More updates via twitter:

Carlos Ruiz has been traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers for C AJ Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. #endofanera

The Phillies have promoted former BVU Pitcher Scott Harris to high A Clearwater for the the remainder of the year. @BVUAthletics #d3b
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on August 30, 2016, 09:30:04 am
3 DIII pitchers on the Clearwater roster right now (Bergjans, Harris, and Jeff Singer)...that's pretty awesome!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on September 01, 2016, 03:48:18 pm
Last weeks minor league transactions
http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/minor-league-transactions-aug-19-25-2/#zFMbvAXeo2VGVLM2.97

Traded: C Matt Foley to Braves and 2016-17 international bonus slots two and four ($725,400) to Rangers as part of three-team deal in which Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves. Rangers also sent 2B Dylan Moore to Braves, and Braves sent 2016-17 international bonus slot four ($238,800) to Rangers

Traded: C Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for RHP Tommy Bergjans and C A.J. Ellis

Righthander Tommy Bergjans went 3-13, 4.98 through 24 appearances (21 starts) at high Class A Rancho Cucamonga in the Dodgers system prior to his acquisition by the Phillies. The 23-year-old projects as a reliever given his stuff and performance profile, but his strong strikeout (24.1 percent) and walk (5.2 percent) rates in the California League hint at possible upside potential.

Toronto Blue Jays Signed LHP Eric Veglahn (St. Paul (American Association))
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: 108 Stitches on September 02, 2016, 04:52:14 pm
Season Recap, Awards for 2016 K-Mets
The Kingsport Mets featured a number of potential players of the future the Mets have to look forward to

Rookie of the Year

A number of first-year players drafted out of college made strides in their debut season of professional baseball in Kingsport, but none stood out quite like the recipient of this award. Jeremy Wolf was a hole-in-one, a slam dunk if you will, for the 2016 Kingsport Mets Rookie of the Year.

Drafted out of Trinity University at the Division III level in the 31st round a couple of months ago, Wolf was obviously not thought to be a high-rated prospect within the organization. Though Wolf accomplished just about everything you could at the level he played at in college, which included an All-American campaign, Region and Conference Player of the Year statuses, and all importantly, a national championship, Wolf was given a chance to see what he could do at the rookie level.

After a slow start to the season, Wolf really came into his own and finished the year with a team-high five home runs and 33 RBIs. A final .288 hitter in 49 games, Wolf's averaged soared over .300 at times this season, but it was his power and production that kept him in the middle of Kingsport's lineup each and every time he started a contest.

Drafted as an outfielder, Wolf played in only one game in right field and spent the rest of the 48 contests as the club's first baseman or designated-hitter. The slugger was the lone K-Met all season to hit a grand slam and tallied a couple of four-hit contests throughout the season. 

Wolf's maturity and patience certainly paid off in his first professional baseball season. Look for this player to continue to grow at a level beyond the Appalachian League at the start of next season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on September 02, 2016, 07:04:59 pm
DHing in the Appy League is not a great sign.

Wolf is also over age for the Appy League. Average age in that league is 20 and Wolf was more than 22 1/2. So like the difference between a senior and a freshman. If he's not putting up numbers there, he wouldn't last long.

He really needs to be playing High A next year, which means Florida State League, which means the lowest scoring league in American baseball. He'll still be over age there, but not by nearly as much. On the plus side, St. Lucie is a lot more interesting than Kingsport.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on September 10, 2016, 11:14:22 pm
Jordan Zimmermann returned to the mound today after his second stint on the DL.  It was even worse than his first return (his previous worst start as a Tiger) - he gave up SIX earned runs while getting THREE outs. :o  He was pulled in the second after a walk, a HR, and another walk and a single (his first hit that stayed in the park! ::)) - he yielded three HRs on the day.

I'd highly recommend that the Tigers give him the rest of the year off, and pray that sufficient off-season rest will finally restore him to what he was at the start of this season.  I realize that he was never really as good as he teased us with in April, but right now he is worse than useless.  I have not lost hope than he can still be a good acquisition for the Tigers once he has FULLY healed.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on September 13, 2016, 01:40:34 pm
DHing in the Appy League is not a great sign.

Sitting is the Appy League is the bad sign and I would not describe Wolf as a DH as he started more than half the games this season for Kingsport.  Kingsport has several players at 1B and getting in the game is essential as a fielder or DH.  Wolf is learning a new position and I would not be surprised if he ends up in fall instructional play.

Wolf played 38 games at 1B, 1 in RF, and 11 at DH.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: CAK72B on September 14, 2016, 04:13:12 pm
DHing in the Appy League is not a great sign.

Wolf is also over age for the Appy League. Average age in that league is 20 and Wolf was more than 22 1/2. So like the difference between a senior and a freshman. If he's not putting up numbers there, he wouldn't last long.

He really needs to be playing High A next year, which means Florida State League, which means the lowest scoring league in American baseball. He'll still be over age there, but not by nearly as much. On the plus side, St. Lucie is a lot more interesting than Kingsport.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160902&content_id=199136336&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t506&sid=t506

Being named Rookie of the Year for the team is a really bad sign...just anothe stupid comment from ElRet...stay hot kid
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on September 18, 2016, 11:29:34 pm

Being named Rookie of the Year for the team is a really bad sign.

Now every one in that league is eligible.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on October 01, 2016, 03:29:46 am
DHing in the Appy League is not a great sign.

Wolf is also over age for the Appy League. Average age in that league is 20 and Wolf was more than 22 1/2. So like the difference between a senior and a freshman. If he's not putting up numbers there, he wouldn't last long.

He really needs to be playing High A next year, which means Florida State League, which means the lowest scoring league in American baseball. He'll still be over age there, but not by nearly as much. On the plus side, St. Lucie is a lot more interesting than Kingsport.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160902&content_id=199136336&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t506&sid=t506

Being named Rookie of the Year for the team is a really bad sign...just anothe stupid comment from ElRet...stay hot kid

When you're one of the oldest players on the team, shouldn't this be somewhat expected? Like you expect your seniors to lead you on a college team.

Son, I've forgotten more about the Appy League than you ever knew, so strap in. The difference between an 18-19 year old in that league (or even younger) and a 22-23 year old is absolutely huge. Miguel Sano was born the same year as Wolf, and was an all-star in the Appy League FIVE years ago.

Appy League teams are about the same age as college teams, even younger in some cases.

There's a reason Cespedes is the prospect. Several, actually. Worth noting that NO ONE from Kingsport even made the all league team this year.

There's also a reason that Kingsport hasn't won the Appy League in more than 20 years. The Mets don't tend to put most of their best players there, and tend to promote them out quickly if they do start the year there, as opposed to Elizabethton where the Twins often will roll their best guys through there because they don't have a short-season A league team. Neither do the Braves, which tends to mean Danville gets high quality prospects (Adam Wainwright, a bonus baby, finished his first pro year in Danville after beasting the GCL for a month or so; I and about 8 other non-participants got to see his first start). The Mets' NY Penn League team draws more than 5000 a game and some seasons has been over 6000, one of the highest averages below AAA (Dayton and Frisco kind of blow apart the curve here).

So merely even playing a full season in Kingsport as an overage player is not a great sign in the Mets organization in particular. The only Appy League all star from Kingsport that ended up playing in the MLB in the last 20 years is Wilmer Flores, who was 16 years old and skipped Brooklyn and went straight to the Sally league at 17.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on October 01, 2016, 03:59:09 am
DHing in the Appy League is not a great sign.

Sitting is the Appy League is the bad sign and I would not describe Wolf as a DH as he started more than half the games this season for Kingsport.  Kingsport has several players at 1B and getting in the game is essential as a fielder or DH.  Wolf is learning a new position and I would not be surprised if he ends up in fall instructional play.

Wolf played 38 games at 1B, 1 in RF, and 11 at DH.

Sitting guys doesn't so much happen in the Appy League. The D-Braves had 18 position players get 50+ ABs and 20 pitchers get at least 11 innings. The K Mets had 15 and 19, respectively. Max roster size at any time is 35, so that's most everyone, and that's pretty typical. Looks like the main difference is the K Mets had a few guys truly embarrass themselves at the plate in limited action (probably kids that got sent back down to Florida).

Being moved to first in rookie ball at 22-23 years old is not really any better of a sign. If they moved him from the OF to 1B, it's because they don't think he's a good enough athlete or good enough arm to play OF, so they hide him somewhere that he can't do too much damage in the field -- 1B or DH, basically the same thing as far hiding someone goes. That's not really a way to move through the gears in the minors, especially when the Mets have Dom Smith in AA and 2016 2nd rounder Peter Alonso in Brooklyn (see, if you're a real prospect drafted from college for the Mets you play in Brooklyn).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 07, 2017, 10:01:43 pm
Jordan Zimmermann (UWSP) is off to a fairly rough start on 2017: 6.21 ERA, though he is 3-1 due to phenomenal run support (unlike most Tigers starters :().  Some Tigers fans are already calling for his head, but I remain a hopeful fan.  April 2016 was a total mirage (0.55 ERA, 5-0), but I am still convinced he can be an innings-eater with an ERA of 3 or 4-something.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: D3SportsFan on June 15, 2017, 12:39:53 pm
Justin Jirschele (UW Stevens Point) now the Manager for the Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox single-A)!

http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/04/06/intimidators-manager-justin-jirschele-youngest-baseball/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: hockeyfan77 on July 29, 2017, 04:39:43 am
http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/07/20/dexter-moving-up-the-minor-league-ranks/
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on September 27, 2017, 11:47:47 pm
After yet another stint on the DL (nerve-blocker for his neck problems), Jordan Zimmermann FINALLY had a pretty good start in his final appearance of 2017: 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs.  Alas, he still won't get a W for it, as the Detroit Mudhen's bullpen collapses yet again, and they lose 7-4.  At least he didn't take the L. ::)

I've long since gotten over the intoxication of April 2016 (one of the best months any pitcher has ever had), but, being an eternal optimist (especially for D3 guys!), I'm still hopeful they have finally solved his medical problems and he can be the guy Detroit THOUGHT they were getting for 5-years, $110M!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 11, 2018, 09:56:55 pm
A very scary incident in Cleveland tonight: Jordan Zimmermann took a first-inning line drive to the face (exit velocity: 106 mph).  The batter, Jason Kipnis, was visibly shaken by what he had inadvertently done.  The good news is that after a couple of minutes Jordan walked off the field under his own power, passed the concussion protocol, and left for X-rays (no word yet on them).  A similar incident occurred at UWSP, where his jaw was broken in two places and he missed nearly a month - this SEEMS to be less serious.

(Hopefully Jordan gets credit for an assist - the ball caromed off his face right to Miggy at first for an easy out! ;D)

UPDATE:  X-rays are back and negative.  Jordan says he was sure early on that it was not like 2007 at UWSP (where he had two plates and 11 screws put in to heal the fractures).  The doctors said then that it was now unbreakable - "I sure tested that tonight!"  Closer examination of the video indicated that the ball grazed his shoulder before hitting his jaw - probably prevented worse injury.  He doesn't think he will miss even one turn in the rotation.

To the credit of Kipnis, he came over to the pitching mound area, and patted JZ on the butt as he exited.  I'd like to believe that ALL players would do the same, but suspect it is at best MOST players.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on April 20, 2018, 10:59:41 pm
Forgot to update.  JZ indeed did not miss a start.  He was not particularly sharp against the Orioles Thursday (4 earned runs in 5.1 innings), but it was plenty good enough for his first win of the season as the Tigers pummeled the Birds into submission, 13-8  (they were up 12-3 when he was pulled).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 03, 2018, 03:20:01 pm
Former Ithaca College star Tim Locastro will start in centerfield for the Dodgers today
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 03, 2018, 10:15:09 pm
Forgot to update with some even better news for Jordan Zimmermann.  Against Tampa Bay on Monday, he went seven innings giving up two hits, 1 walk, and ZERO runs - his best outing in seems like forever.  Alas, his teammates gave him no run support, so he only got a no decision.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 05, 2018, 10:42:28 pm
JZ had another good outing today - 5 innings of 2-hit shut-out ball.  He left after only 85 pitches as the flu has been going around the team (he had nothing left in the tank).  That's two straight scoreless starts - perhaps the Tigers are now getting what they hoped for with a 5-year, $110 million contract!  On the other hand, before I get carried away, even when he was a disappointment he has always dominated KC: he is now 4-0, 1.48 ERA against KC for his career.  April 2016 ain't never gonna happen again, but I have hopes he has righted the ship.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 08, 2018, 10:12:04 pm
The hard-luck saga of Jordan Zimmermann just took another page.  He has gone on the DL for shoulder inflammation.  I can't recall another case of a pitcher going on the DL for what was described as a 'chronic' problem (as opposed to a specific injury) immediately after pitching 12 consecutive scoreless innings!  (Kind of makes me wonder if the 'flu' story in my previous post was just a cover-up for a degenerating shoulder problem.)
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 06, 2018, 09:23:44 pm
Jordan Zimmermann is BACK!  Last time out he went 7 innings of only one run to break Detroit's 11-game losing streak.  Tonite he gave up a HR on the first pitch of the game, then Texas never even threatened to score the rest of the way.  8 innings, one run, only four hits.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on March 29, 2019, 02:43:59 pm
Quite the opening day in Toronto yesterday.  Jordan Zimmermann had a perfect game thru 6.2 innings; his Blue Jay counter-part, Marcus Stroman had a no-hitter thru 5.2 innings.  I wonder if there has ever been a double-no-hitter last that long before on opening day?  Neither pitcher figured in the decision, as the game entered the 10th in a scoreless tie, before Tiger rookie, Christin  Stewart hit a 2-run HR.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on April 23, 2019, 11:52:59 am
In non-Jordan Zimmerman news, Tim Locastro played in 9 games for Arizona, and put up a .364/.563/.364 line in 16 plate appearances. This included the first multi-hit game of his career, and a game in which he reached base all four times he came to the plate, while stealing two bases
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 30, 2019, 04:59:13 pm
Tim Locastro tied a MLB record by getting hit three tines in one game. He's been playing semi-regularly, and now has 46 plate appearances on the season.

Good to see him doing well
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on June 30, 2019, 08:15:49 pm
Back to the Jordan Zimmermann channel! ;D

Today he had his first really good outing since opening day (since then he had gone 0-5 with an era above 6.00 and yet ANOTHER DL stint):  6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run against his former team the Nationals.  Alas, it was nearly enough as his opponent was former Tiger (and probably the best pitcher currently in MLB) Max Scherzer had a shutout until after JZ was lifted.  Max finished with 4 hits, 1 run and 14 Ks in 8 innings.

I have great hopes that Justin Verlander will go to Cooperstown as a Tiger (the great majority of his career), but although he claims fond memories of Detroit (and helped them to four straight division titles), I suspect that Max will go to Cooperstown as a National.  He became an ace (including the 2013 Cy Young) as a Tiger, but he became ridiculously rich and won TWO Cy Youngs and had two no-hitters as a National.  And he's far from done.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on July 01, 2019, 12:07:59 am
At the risk of over psycho-analyzing Max Scherzer, I think his defection to the Nationals was more ego than money.  The Tigers offered him enough that his family would be set to be top 1% for generations, but he was unlikely to ever be THE ace in Detroit.  Even in his Cy Young year of 2013, my sense of Tigers' fans was that he was still #2 (or at most #1A to Justin Verlander).  (While he then seemed much younger, he is actually only 17 months younger than Justin.)  The Tigers offered him huge money (though less than the Nationals ultimately gave him), but I can't help but think the thought that he would NEVER be #1 was the real motivating factor.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: hockeyfan77 on July 03, 2019, 10:21:04 pm
Another USM players gets signed


https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/07/02/former-usm-baseball-player-dexter-signs-with-angels/?fbclid=IwAR3oaq-Y_o0Vb_B7WjfELRPzrV5PYBxMrBN4-XFAO6jRmCKgd82y7is4J2g
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on August 17, 2019, 07:51:52 pm
I doubt I will EVER understand the thinking of MLB managers. ::)  Jordan Zimmermann, in his first start after yet ANOTHER DL stint, had a one-hit shutout (on only 63 pitches) thru five, and got pulled!!  I suppose it was precautionary (first start back from DL), but come on!  A pitch count limit of 90 maybe, but 63??!!
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Jim Dixon on August 19, 2019, 12:32:16 pm
I doubt I will EVER understand the thinking of MLB managers. ::)  Jordan Zimmermann, in his first start after yet ANOTHER DL stint, had a one-hit shutout (on only 63 pitches) thru five, and got pulled!!  I suppose it was precautionary (first start back from DL), but come on!  A pitch count limit of 90 maybe, but 63??!!

I think you said it when you wrote "ANOTHER DL stint".  Unless things chge drastically, the Tigers are looking at the 2020 season.
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on August 19, 2019, 08:39:24 pm
I doubt I will EVER understand the thinking of MLB managers. ::)  Jordan Zimmermann, in his first start after yet ANOTHER DL stint, had a one-hit shutout (on only 63 pitches) thru five, and got pulled!!  I suppose it was precautionary (first start back from DL), but come on!  A pitch count limit of 90 maybe, but 63??!!

I think you said it when you wrote "ANOTHER DL stint".  Unless things chge drastically, the Tigers are looking at the 2020 season.

My understanding is they are not even looking at the 2020 season, but the 2021 season AT THE EARLIEST.

With his contract, they have no hope of trading JZ.  They just hope he can be an 'elder statesman' in the locker room for the younger guys  (and they DO have some promising arms in the minors).
Title: Re: BB: D-3 Players in minor leagues/MLB
Post by: Bombers798891 on September 12, 2019, 11:07:01 am
I doubt I will EVER understand the thinking of MLB managers. ::)  Jordan Zimmermann, in his first start after yet ANOTHER DL stint, had a one-hit shutout (on only 63 pitches) thru five, and got pulled!!  I suppose it was precautionary (first start back from DL), but come on!  A pitch count limit of 90 maybe, but 63??!!

You don't understand why a pitcher with an incredibly lengthy history of arm injuries, in his first start back from a DL stint, would be on a pitch count?