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Title: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: OshDude on February 28, 2011, 01:22:35 am
Every once in a while someone asks about a list of Indy players. Well, here's one.

Some Indy websites are better than others, and the rosters are fairly fluid. In no way am I claiming this to be an exhaustive list or even a list of correct players. I took decent care to get things right, but some teams have no posted rosters and some others appear to have, at best, outdated rosters. For example, several players are listed on multiple rosters, and many are also listed as college assistant coaches.

Anyway, it's a start. Please add or delete players if you have better info than I, which I'm sure many of you do. I don't plan to update this list nearly as often as I do the MiLB list, if ever. Tis a long list with many variables.

The alphabetical list has my best assumptions on the players' current teams.

David Andres (Franklin & Marshall) Robins
Javier Arrieta (Sul Ross) Alpine
Joe Augustine (Kean) Southern Illinois
James Baker (Wheaton Mass.) Gary
Chandler Barnard (Trinity-CT) San Angelo
Arthur Barone (Frostburg) Newark
Bo Bell (Mississippi) White Sands
Jabe Bergeron (Williams) New Jersey
Lew Blaszczyk (Aurora) Macon
Mike Bresett (Clarkson) Capitols
Quinn Bright (Bridgewater) Macon
Jason Brignola (New Jersey City) White Sands
Jono Brooks (Bridgewater) Rockford
Andy Clark (Franklin) Florence
Nick Conway (UMass Boston) Worcester
Mike Damchuk (Spalding – now D3) Southern Illinois
James DeCesare (John Jay) Desert Valley
Frank Delgado (Purchase) Federals
Matt DeSalvo (Marietta) York
Joe DiPietro (Pacific Lutheran) Kalamazoo
Ryan DiPietro (Eastern Connecticut) Shreveport-Bossier
Curt Dixon (Ozarks) Kalamazoo
Scott Dunn (Marietta) Traverse City
Zeb Engle (Ursinus) Gary
Korey Feiner (UW Oshkosh) Camden
Kevin Foeman (Mary Washington) Alpine
Kyle Foster (Hamline) St. Paul
Andrew Gaines (MCLA) Worcester
Jim Goethals (Menlo) Orange County
Nick Goetz (Gwynedd-Mercy) Federals
Andrew Gurbada (St. John’s) Ruidoso
Pat Hanley (Gettysburg) Kalamazoo
Bryan Heaston (Union) San Angelo
Brian Henschel (UW-Whitewater) San Angelo
Rob Herrmann (Fredonia) Hudsons
Ben Hildreth (Averett) Las Cruces
Matt Hunt (Rutgers-Camden) Macon (not sure I got the right Matt Hunt)
Jake Jadlowski (Central) Normal
Dave Kahn (Johns Hopkins) Evansville
Dave Keine (Hendrix) Las Cruces
George Kennedy (Purchase) Capitols
Derek Kinzler (Menlo) Brockton
Don Kirsch (Fredonia) Empire
Wayde Kitchens (Chapman) Evansville
Brian Kolb (Wheaton-IL) Gary
Chris Krepline (Carthage) Macon
Garrett Lamborn (Wesleyan) Robins
Alex Lentz (Messiah) White Sands
Josh Leon (Purchase) Empire
Alec Lewis (Coe) Lake County
Dave Liffers (Bridgewater State) Hudsons
Andrew Lihotz (Rutgers-Camden) Federals
Aaron Lilly (Menlo) Desert Valley
Keenan Long (Rose-Hulman) Milledgeville
Jake Loye (Averett) Hudsons
Ken Luongo (Salem State) Capitols
Zach Mandelblatt (Pomona-Pitzer) Orange County
Mike Marion (Virginia Wesleyan) Alpine
Todd McGee (Scranton) Macon
Jonathon Melendez (Johnson & Wales) Federals
Josh Melquist (Fredonia) Empire
Anthony Mirabella (Gwynedd-Mercy) Federals
Pat Moran (St. Joseph’s-ME) Pittsfield
Chris Nastasi (Manhattanville) Federals
Austin Newell (Texas-Tyler) Roswell
Nolan Nicholson (Redlands) Gary
Steve Nickel (Cortland) Hudsons
Michael Olsen (Puget Sound) Roswell
Mike Porzio (Western Connecticut) Bridgeport
Jim Paduch (Concordia Chicago) Chico
Ryan Pembroke (Farmingdale) Coastal
Sean Plouffe (Shenandoah) Albany
Mark Ramos (Augustana) San Angelo
Eric Rapuano (Johnson & Wales) Hudsons
Chris Rivera (Virginia Wesleyan) Bridgeport
Colin Roberson (Virginia Wesleyan) Bridgeport
Jorge Rosado (Baruch) Federals
David Roth (St. John Fisher) Albany
Lee Rubin (Mary Washington) Kalamazoo
Mikael Ryder (Menlo) Sioux City
Chris Salamida (Oneonta) Winnipeg
Will Savage (Webster) Joliet
Rob Savarese (Farmingdale) Albany
Nolan Shaffer (Bridgewater) Normal
Chris Sidick (Marietta) Washington
Nathan Skeen (Texas-Tyler) Alpine
Nick Sottung (Ithaca) Evansville
Fernando Suriel (Mount Saint Vincent) Federals
Stephen Szkotak (Concordia Texas) Alpine
Joe Tarallo (Kean) Peach State
Dan Tischler (Franklin & Marshall) Capitols
Stephen Torres (Bluffton) Sioux Falls
Thomas Vessella (Whittier) Laredo
Keith Wade (Defiance) Albany
John Wagle (Augustana) Rockford
Gabe Ward (Cal Lutheran) Roswell
Trey Watt (Pacific Lutheran) Windy City
Andy Weeks (Wabash) Gary
Zach Welch (Plattsburgh) Alpine
David Whigham (Guilford/Virginia Wesleyan) El Paso
Jack Winters (Redlands) White Sands
Andrew Wong (Lawrence) Amarillo
Brian Youchak (Johns Hopkins) Traverse City
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: #1PantherFan on March 10, 2011, 01:16:42 pm
Stefan Neece (Greenville) has signed with the Las Cruces Vaqueros in the Pecos League.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: #1PantherFan on March 30, 2011, 11:19:59 am
Victor Valdez (Webster) has signed with the Normal Cornbelters in the Frontier League.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: rob on April 28, 2011, 04:28:07 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: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 19, 2011, 07:11:40 am
Aaron Dott (UW-Whitewater) -- Joliet Slammers
Matt Krueger (Edgewood) -- Rockford RiverHawks

(both Frontier League)
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: CrashDavisD3 on May 19, 2011, 08:39:24 am
Frontier League

RHP Wayde Kitchens(Chapman) Evansville Otters

Released
RHP Matt Irsfeld(Chapman) Gateway Grizzlies
RHP John Semel(Chapman) Gateway Grizzlies
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: KYGrizzly on May 22, 2011, 04:19:50 pm
Matchup in the frontier league between former D3 Pitchers Wade Kitchens(Chapman) of the Evansville Otters and Andy Clark(Franklin) of the Florence Freedom.

Link for Boxscore is below:

http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=40428 (http://frontier.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=40428)

 
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: OshDude on July 26, 2011, 08:06:23 pm
An interesting article detailing some cash-flow problems (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/independent-audit/2011/2612146.html) for the North American League's Lake County Fielders (Zion, Ill.).
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: mr_b on July 27, 2011, 07:44:11 am
An interesting article detailing some cash-flow problems (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/independent-audit/2011/2612146.html) for the North American League's Lake County Fielders (Zion, Ill.).
What I find even more interesting is that Jose Canseco put himself into the game, worked six innings on the mound, and came away with the win.  Comeback, anyone?  ::)
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: ECSUalum on August 03, 2011, 02:49:15 pm
Shawn Gilblair, (East Conn State Univ.), with the Worchester Tornedos of CanAM League
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: OshDude on October 28, 2011, 12:42:29 am
Baseball America named former Anna Maria assistant coach Chris Colabello the 2011 Independent Leagues Player of the Year (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/independent-audit/2011/2612536.html).
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: LTBB1971 on May 10, 2012, 07:59:04 am
After a successful 2011 season, 1B Mike Marion (Virginia Wesleyan) and LHP Parker Talbert (Mary Washington) are back for the 2012 season playing for the Alpine Cowboys, Pecos League.

2011
1B Mike Marion - (29 games, .267, 3 HR, 9 RBI)

LHP Parker Talbert - (2-0, 5.36 ERA, 17 games, 4 GS, 1 CG, 43.2 Innings)
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: LTBB1971 on May 11, 2012, 07:36:20 am
James Bierlein (Randolph Macon) signs with Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: hatbaseball on May 15, 2012, 11:23:41 am
Three members of McMurry University's 2012 baseball team – first baseman Matt Thompson, second baseman Marcellous Biggins and relief pitcher Deen Coleman - will have the opportunity to extend their baseball careers after signing contracts today with the Abilene Prairie Dogs. The Prairie Dogs are the newest franchise in the independent North American Baseball League.

http://www.mcmurrysports.com/news/2012/5/14/BSB_0514123915.aspx
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: OshDude on August 14, 2012, 09:16:27 pm
Repo men went to collect from the Worcester Tornadoes (http://deadspin.com/5934713/baseball-game-delayed-while-repo-men-attempt-to-collect-bats-gloves-for-teams-unpaid-cleaning-bills) of the Can-Am League.

Former Amherst player Mike Samela and current Cazenovia assistant coach Sean Keeler are listed on the Tornadoes 2012 online roster.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: KYGrizzly on August 15, 2012, 01:27:14 pm
A little story on former Franklin College pitcher Andy Clark who had previously retired from the Frontier League this year.

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2012/08/13/spotless-spot-start-crushes-crushers/ (http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2012/08/13/spotless-spot-start-crushes-crushers/)
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: OshDude on October 17, 2012, 01:49:39 pm
Baseball America named UW-Whitewater catcher/relief pitcher Rob Coe the No. 8 prospect in independent baseball (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/league-top-20-prospects/2012/2614194.html). Now a starting pitcher, Coe played for the St. Paul Saints in 2012.

He didn't play on the D-III version of the program, but Centenary (La.) pitcher Jimmy Hoyt was the No. 9 indy prospect on Baseball America's list.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: LTBB1971 on July 29, 2013, 07:11:34 am
RP James Bierlein (ODAC, Randolph Macon 11') for Schaumburg Boomer, Frontier League

So far, the former yellow jacket has pitched in 24 G, 29.2 INN, 27 H, 32 K, 4.55 ERA

http://www.boomersbaseball.com/clubhouse/roster/2013/185/james-bierlein/


C Billy Crowe (ODAC, Virginia Wesleyan '13) for Alpine Cowboys, Pecos League

The former Marlin finished his season 31 G, .282 BA, 15 RBI, 18 R, .441 OBP
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: LTBB1971 on July 31, 2013, 08:16:02 am
SP Shane Flynn (USA South, NCWC '12) for Raton Osos and Taos Blizzard, Pecos League

RP Ryan FLeischmann (USA South, CNU '13) for Schaumburg Boomers, Frontier League

Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: motorman on August 18, 2013, 11:33:45 am
OF Ricky Lizcano of Heidelberg is hitting .243 in 54 games in the Frontier League, 23 games with the Lake Erie Crushers and 31 after being traded to the Evansville Otters. He has 2 HR and 15 RBI.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on August 18, 2013, 10:24:27 pm
Kyle Lindquist Marietta Grad playng with the Gary South Shore Rail cats, of the American Association.
http://www.americanassociationbaseball.com/rosters/gary-southshore-railcats/

2-2 with a 2-17 ERA as a relief pitcher;
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: motorman on June 15, 2014, 08:01:54 pm
Heidelberg grad Chris Thomas made his debut today for the Tiffin Saints of the Independent Baseball League. He was the starting and winning pitcher, going 7 innings with 7Ks and 1BB, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs as the Saints defeated the Adrian Pioneers 4-3.
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on January 16, 2015, 03:07:16 pm
Some Professional Baseball news about a former Gator. RHP Kyle Davis has signed to play with the Lumberjacks of the Mount Rainier Professional Baseball league. Kyle spent last summer with Raton Osos of the Pecos league.

http://mrpbl.pointstreaksites.com/view/mrpbl/news-1672/news_263848

http://alleghenygators.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3860

http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/player.html?playerid=749036&seasonid=28404
Title: Re: D3 Players in Independent Baseball
Post by: Colorado on April 29, 2015, 06:32:54 am
News on 3 Chapman players (Class of 2014): OF Connor Battaglia has signed with Florence Freedom of the Frontier League (last I heard); and  RHP Travis McGee and RHP Kevin Osaki both signed with the Gary Southshore Railcats of the American Association.