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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Big Train Players in Pro Ball

Updated on August 18, 2014

Cody Allen (BT 2008 & 2010) -picture above- has emerged as a key relief pitcher for Terry Francona's Cleveland Indians this year. Earlier in the season, after Francona removed John Axford from the closer role, Cody Allen won the job and has proved to be a reliable stopper out of the pen in the 9th inning.  Allen has converted 15 out of 16 save chances and recorded 9 holds for the Indians during the 2014 season. 

Martin Agosta, RHP (BT 2011) Second time with San Jose Giants (California Lg. - Hi A) 3-2, 8.58 ERA in 10 games; after going onto disabled list, he did a rehab assignment with the AZL Giants (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) 1-0, 4.50 ERA in 4 games.

Cody Allen, RHP (BT 2008 & 2010) Cleveland Indians (American League - MLB) 4-2, 15 saves, 1.88 ERA in 58 games. Leads team in saves and is second in pitching appearances.

Adam Barry, OF/3B/1B/RHP (BT 2011-12) With Trinidad Triggers (Pecos Lg. - IND) for second time this year .240, 18 hits, 2 HR, 19 RBI in 29 games; 1-0, 7.00 ERA in 7 games as pitcher; earlier in season was traded to Fort Worth Cats (United Lg. - IND), where he hit .196, 11 hits, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 18 games, and then was released.

Matt Bowman, RHP (BT 2010-11-12) With Las Vegas 51's (PCL - AAA) for third time this season 2-1, 1.88 ERA in 4 games; has been with Binghamton Mets (Eastern Lg. - AA) four times this season 7-6, 3.11 ERA in 17 games.

Collin Cargill, RHP (BT 2007) With Jacksonville Suns (Southern Lg. - AA) four times this year 3-1, 3.90 ERA in 25 games; promoted three times to New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL - AAA) 0-1, 6.92 ERA in 11 games, and returned to Jacksonville.

Mike Costanzo, 3B (BT 2003) Louisville Bats (International Lg. - AAA) .194, 25 hits, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 43 games; on disabled list.

Ryan Doran, RHP (BT 2012) South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 1-0, 1.06 ERA in 3 games; began season with Hillsboro Hops (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) 4-3, 2.56 ERA in 10 games.

Brian Dozier, 2B (BT 2006) Minnesota Twins (American Lg. - MLB) .235, 119 hits, 20 HR, 53 RBI in 119 games. Leads his team in runs scored (84), stolen bases (19), total bases (194), and HR. Brian leads all major league second basemen in runs scored and HR. Is sixth among second basemen in Wins Over Replacement Value.

Chris Duffy, 1B (BT 2007) Sioux Falls Canaries (American Assn - IND) .256, 81 hits, 13 HR, 47 RBI in 86 games.

Nate Fury, RHP (BT 2010) West Michigan White Caps (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 1-0, 1.17 ERA in 5 games; after earlier stints with GCL Tigers (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 game; and with Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) 0-3, 3.65 ERA in 9 games.

Ryan Garton, RHP (BT 2011) Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) 5-2, 4 saves, 3.30 ERA in 35 games.

Ben Griset, LHP (BT 2012) Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 2-6, 4.24 ERA in 12 games mostly as a starter; after beginning season with Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) as a reliever 1-1, 0.71 ERA in 5 games.

Justin Hepner, RHP (BT 2013) GCL Marlins (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 16.87 ERA in 2 games.

T. J. Hose, RHP (BT 2004) Camden Riversharks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) 4-7, 1.92 ERA in 38 games. Leads staff in pitching appearances.

Alex Hudak, OF (BT 2011) Camden Riversharks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) .287, 82 hits, 7 HR, 39 RBI, in 82 games. 

Brenden Kalfus, OF (BT 2011) Vancouver Canadians (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .151, 8 hits, 2 RBI in 22 games.

Matt Long, OF (BT 2006) Arkansas Travelers (Texas Lg. - AA) .250, 34 hits, 3 HR, 9 RBI in 37 games; after starting season with Salt Lake City Bees (PCL - AAA) .261, 63 hits, 5 HR, 29 RBI in 64 games. After suffering an injury, Matt had rehab assignments with AZL Angels (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) .333, 1 hit in 1 game and with Orem Owlz (Pioneer Lg. - Rookie) .667, 2 hits in 1 game. 

Joe Mantiply, LHP (BT 2010) Erie SeaWolves (Eastern Lg. - AA) 0-0, 1.93 ERA in 4 games; after starting season with West Michigan White Caps (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 6-3, 8 saves, 2.40 ERA in 38 games. Named to the Midwest League All-Star Game.

Michael McKenry, C (BT 2004) Second time this season with Colorado Rockies (NL - MLB) .347, 34 hits, 4 HR, 14 RBI in 36 games; has twice been with Colorado Springs SkySox (Pacific Coast Lg - AAA) .313, 26 hits, 3 HR, 12 RBI in 23 games. 

Brennan Middleton, SS (BT 2010-12) Hagerstown Suns (So. Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .259, 52 hits, 14 RBI in 61 games.

Ethan Miller, RHP (BT 2012) Salem-Keiser Volcanoes (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) 5-1. 3.93 ERA in 12 games.

Mitch Morales, SS/2B (BT 2012) AZL Padres (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) .125, 2 hits, in 8 games.

Mason Morioka, C (BT 2009-11) Rockford Aviators (Frontier Lg. - IND) .218, 29 hits, 1 HR, 11 RBI in 42 games.

Daryl Norris, RHP (BT 2011) With Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) for third time this season 0-1, 10.57 ERA in 3 games; after earlier stints with GCL Tigers (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 1-5, 1 save, 7.43 ERA in 7 games; and with Connecticut Tigers (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 0-0, 4.05 ERA in 4 games. 

Cole Norton, OF (BT 2012) On June 16 (pre-season), Cole was re-assigned from the roster of the Grand Junction Rockies to the Colorado Rockies extended spring training camp.

Jimmy Reed, LHP (BT 2010) With Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) for second time this year 5-1, 3.77 ERA in 7 games; after promotion to Springfield Cardinals (Texas Lg. - AA) 1-1, 4.91 ERA in 2 games; and earlier stint with Peoria Chiefs (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 3-3, 3.88 ERA in 13 games.

Hunter Renfroe, OF (BT 2011-12) San Antonio Missions (Texas Lg. - AA) .231, 40 hits, 4 HR, 17 RBI in 46 games; after starting season with All-Star performance at Lake Elsinore Storm (California Lg. - Hi A) .295, 82 hits, 16 HR, 52 RBI, .935 OPS in 69 games. Went 1 for 2 in the 2014 MLB Futures Game.

Kelly Secrest, LHP (BT 2011-12) Brooklyn Cyclones (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 3-0, 1.40 ERA in 15 games. 

Danny Stienstra, 1B (BT 2008-09-10) Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) no record, on disabled list since season started.

Nick Vickerson, 1B/2B/3B (BT 2010) Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina Lg. - Hi A) .144, 14 hits, 2 HR, 7 RBI in 33 games; after starting season with Hickory Crawdads (South Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .299, 50 hits, 4 HR, 25 RBI in 51 games.

Matt Wickswat, LHP (BT 2006) Sioux Falls Canaries (American Assn - IND) - 3-7, 6.11 ERA in 19 games.

Justin Wright, LHP (BT 2008) With the Memphis Redbirds (PCL - AAA) for the third time this year 3-0, 7.50 ERA in 9 games. Had three stints with the Springfield Cardinals (Texas Lg.- AA) this year, having a sensational record of 2-1, 9 saves, and 1.50 ERA in 31 games.

Thanks to Bill Hickman for collecting all the information.  
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2014 CRCBL Standings 
 
TEAM
W
L
%
GB
BIG TRAIN 
31
9
.775
 -
Baltimore Redbirds
25
15
.625
6
Rockville Express
24
16
.600
7
Gaithersburg Giants
23
17
.575
8
Alexandria Aces
23
17
.575
8
Youse's Orioles
18
22
.450
13
Vienna River Dogs
18
22
.450
13
FCA Herndon Braves
17
23
.425
14
D.C. Grays
15
25
.375
16
Baltimore Dodgers
13
27
.325
18
SS-Takoma TBolts
13
27
.325
18

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