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More Cedar Rapids Alumni Minor League signings

Sprouting News LogoThis morning’s Sean O’Sullivan (2007) to the Padres post made me realize that I had been tweeting a lot of the minor league free agent signings, but I had not been updating them here on the blog. Here is the most updated list to the best of my knowledge.

David HerndonDavid Herndon (2007) was claimed off waivers twice this off season and then was designated for assignment by the Yankees to accompany additional roster moves. Herndon then chose to sign a minor league deal with the Yankees. He posted a 2-8 record with a 3.85 E.R.A. in 97 games for the Phillies between 2010 and 2012 appearing in just five games this season before the injury shut him down.

David Herndon posted a 13-8 record with a 4.02 E.R.A. with two complete games in 25 appearances for Cedar Rapids in 2007. Herndon struck out 83 batters in 152 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Darwin PerezDarwin Perez (2009) signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics after spending seven seasons in the Angels organization. Perez hit .214 with 6 HR and 36 RBI in 126 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He won the Rawlings MiLB Gold Glove at second base in 2011.

Darwin Perez hit .261 with 2 HR, 42 RBI and stole 11 bases in 106 games for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2009. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels topped Peoria in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Trevor RecklingTrevor Reckling (2008) has signed a minor league deal to join the Chicago White Sox organization. Reckling pitched in the Angels organization for six seasons. He appeared in just four games for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2012. Reckling pitched in the 2009 Futures Game for team USA and reached as high as Triple-A pitching for the Salt Lake Bees in 2010 at the age of 21.

Trevor Reckling posted a 10-7 record with a 3.37 E.R.A. with one complete game in 26 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2008. Reckling struck out 128 batters in 152 1/3 innings of work and was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Alberto Rosario (2008) signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. Rosario caught within the Angels organization for the last seven seasons. He split time playing for the Arkansas Travelers and the Salt Lake Bees in 2012.

Alberto Rosario hit .239 in 14 games for the 2008 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad before being promoted to play for the the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Hainley StatiaHainley Statia (2006) re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers agreeing to a minor league contract. Statia split time playing for the Huntsville Stars and the Nashville Sounds in 2012.

Hainley Statia hit .297 with 31 doubles, 1 HR, 38 RBI and stole 23 bases for the 2006 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Rich Thompson (2003) signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. Thompson has compiled a 3-4 record with a 4.21 E.R.A. in six MLB seasons playing for the Angels and Athletics. He has struck out 105 batters in 104 2/3 innings of work in 82 games.

Rich ThompsonRich Thompson posted a 1-2 record with a miniscule 0.24 E.R.A. and 9 saves in 31 games for the 2003 Cedar Rapids Kernels. The team finished in 10th place at 66-72 under manager Todd Claus. Thompson played in the 2007 Futures game representing Australia on the World team.

Brandon Wood (2004) signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. Wood had spent the 2012 season playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies Triple-A) where he hit .259 with 10 HR and 64 RBI in 119 games. Brandon Wood has hit .186 with 18 HR and 64 RBI during his five MLB seasons playing for the Angels and Pirates.

Brandon WoodBrandon Wood was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Wood hit .251 with 11 HR, 30 doubles, 64 RBI and stole 21 bases in 125 games for the Kernels. He won the Midwest League HR Derby at the 2004 MWL All-Star game hosted in Cedar Rapids.

That is all for now. I will continue to try and add these as I see them.

Jean Segura (2010) is 17th former Cedar Rapids Kernels player selected to the MLB Futures Game

Jean Segura (2010) has been selected to represent the Angels in the 14th annual Futures Game. There have been 17 different Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who have been selected to the Futures Game roster. Three players were selected twice (Ramon Ortiz, Jeff Mathis and Mike Trout).

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game.

Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura is hitting .291 with 5 HR, 31 RBI and has stolen 27 bases in 70 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz

2000     Ramon Ortiz

2001

2002

2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana

2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson

2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood

2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick

2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson

2008     Kevin Jepsen

2009     Trevor Reckling

2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

2011     Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout

Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni and the MLB Amateur Draft

There have been many players who have come through Cedar Rapids since the first MLB amateur draft was held in 1965. The first player selected in the draft who would play in Cedar Rapids was Joe DiFabio, a pitcher from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, who was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 20th overall pick in the initial draft in 1965. DiFabio would pitch for the Cedar Rapids Cardinals in 1966 posting a 11-3 record with a 1.86 E.R.A. in 17 games.

Jerry Pruett was selected with the Cardinals fifth round pick in 1965 and joined DiFabio on the 1966 Cedar Rapids Cardinals squad. Pruett posted a 13-7 mark with a 2.85 E.R.A. in 23 starts. The team finished 81-40 in 1st place during the regular season under manager Ron Plaza. The Cedar Rapids Cardinals fell to Fox Cities 2 games to 1 in the Championship Series.

Terry Milani was selected in the second round out of Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Milani would play for the Cedar Rapids Cardinals in 1968 and 1969. He hit .244 wityh 5 HR in 1968 and returned in 1969 to hit .230.

The St. Louis Cardinals were more successful with their 1967 draft. They selected Ted Simmons with the 10th overall pick and followed that up selecting Jerry Reuss in the second round. Simmons and Reuss each arrived in Cedar Rapids during the second half of the season and went on to very successful All-Star careers with World Series appearances.

The highest selection to ever play for Cedar Rapids was Kurt Stillwell who was selected with the second overall pick in the 1983 draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Kurt Stillwell was part of the 1984 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished 4th with a mark of 75-63 under manager Jim Lett. Stillwell hit .251 with 4 HR, 33 RBI and stole 24 bases in 112 games.

A second Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alum, Eddie Williams, was selected with the fourth overall pick of that 1983 draft by the New York Mets. He was traded to the Reds on June 15, 1984 along with Matt Bullinger and Jay Tibbs in exchange for Bruce Berenyi. Eddie Williams was a member of the 1985 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished in 3rd place with a record of 78-61 under manager Jay Ward. Williams hit .261 with 20 HR in 199 games for the Cedar Rapids Reds.

The Giants selected Ted Barnicle eighth overall in 1975 and sent him to Cedar Rapids for the 1976 season. Barnicle pitched a complete game no-hitter against Dubuque on June 29, 1976.

In more recent years, the highest selection from the Angels to play in Cedar Rapids was Joe Torres who pitched for the Kernels during the 2001, 2002 and 2005 seasons. Torres was the 10th overall pick in the 2000 draft. He continues to pitch in the Colorado Rockies organization but has yet to reach the big leagues.

Several other Angels first round selections have played in Cedar Rapids during our affiliation. Casey Kotchman (2001-13th overall), Joe Saunders (2002-12th overall), Brandon Wood (2003-23rd overall), Trevor Bell (2005-37th overall), Hank Conger (2006-25th overall), Randal Grichuk (2009-24th overall), Mike Trout (2009-25th overall), Tyler Skaggs (2009-40th overall), Garrett Richards (2009-42nd overall) and Tyler Kehrer (2009-48th overall) in recent seasons.

Kaleb Cowart (2010-18th overall), Cameron Bedrosian (2010-29th overall) and Chevez Clarke (2010 -30th overall) have been playing for the 2012 Cedar Rapids Kernels squad.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 8, 2008 – Brandon Wood

On September 8, 2008,  Brandon Wood (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2004) went 3-4 at the plate with two HR and three RBI to help the Angels defeat the Yankees 12-1.

Brandon Wood has hit .186 with 18 HR and 64 RBI during his five MLB seasons up to this point in his career playing for the Angels and Pirates.

Brandon Wood was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings. Wood hit .251 with 11 HR, 30 doubles, 64 RBI and stole 21 bases in 125 games for the Kernels. He won the Midwest League HR Derby at the 2004 MWL All-Star game hosted in Cedar Rapids.

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

Ervin Santana (2002) struck out ten batters en route to his first career no-hitter to lead the Angels to a 3-1 win over the Indians this afternoon. Santana is the fourth player in Cedar Rapids professional baseball history to pitch a major league no-hitter joining Allie Reynolds (1940-41) (two no-hitters), Bob Forsch (1970-71) (two no-hitters) and Jerry Reuss (1967).
Peter Bourjos (2007) went 2-4 with his seventh triple of the season, a RBI, stole a base  and scored a run in the win. Howard Kendrick (2004) was 1-3, scored a run, walked and stole a pair of bases. Mike Trout (2009-10) went 0-3 with a sac fly, while Erick Aybar (2003), Mark Trumbo (2006-07) and Bobby Wilson (2004) each were 0-4 in the game.
John Lackey (2000) won his fourth straight start as the Red Sox defeated Kansas City 12-5. Lackey struck out three in 5 2/3 innings of work while allowing three earned runs on eleven hits and one walk to improve to 9-8 on the season.
Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 2-4 with double a walk and scored a run in the Twins 7-2 win over the Rangers. Mike Napoli (2001-02) hit his 14th double of the season for the Rangers in the loss finishing 1-4 with a run scored.
Casey Kotchman (2002) was 0-2 in the Ray 13-4 loss to the Athletics. Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) went 0-3 with a walk in the game.
Brandon Wood (2004) was 0-3 with a walk in the Pirates 2-1 extra inning loss to the Braves.
Fernando Rodriguez (2005) improved to 2-0 earning the win with two scoreless innings in the Astros 4-2 victory over the Cardinals. Rodriguez struck out one while allowing one hit and two walks.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) set to start Futures Game for US squad

Tyler Skaggs (2010) has been selected to be the starting pitcher for the U.S. team at the 13th annual XM All-Star Futures Game that will start tonight at Arizona’s Chase Field at 5 p.m. CST. Skaggs went 8-4 with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 82 in 82 1/3 innings of work prior to being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the Dan Haren deal. Skaggs is the 16th different former Kernels player to be selected to play in the Futures Game.

Mike Trout (2009-10) was also selected to play for the U.S. team but was promoted to join the Angels this past week leading up to the All-Star break. Trout would have joined Ramon Ortiz (1997) and Jeff Mathis (2002) as former Kernels who made multiple appearances at the Futures Game.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz
2000     Ramon Ortiz
2001
2002
2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana
2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson
2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood
2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick
2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson
2008     Kevin Jepsen
2009     Trevor Reckling
2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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Wisconsin scored seven runs in the 5th inning and held off a late Kernels rally to down the Kernels 9-7 in game two of the series with the Timber Rattlers. The Kernels conclude the series in Wisconsin with the Timber Rattlers tonight at 6:35 p.m. from Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Without further delay, your Harvester Links for 5/12/11:


Erick Aybar (2003) went 2-5 with a RBI, stole a base and scored a run in the Angels 6-4 extra inning loss to the White Sox. Alberto Callaspo (2003) was 2-4 with a RBI, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 1-4 with a triple and scored a run and Howard Kendrick (2004) was 1-4, stole a base and scored a run in the loss. Hank Conger (2007) went 0-4 and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 0-3.

Tyler Chatwood (2009) worked 6 1/3 innings while allowing one run to take a no-decision. Rich Thompson (2003) retired the only batter he faced for his first hold of the season. Jordan Walden (2008) took his second blown save allowing two runs in the ninth inning. Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) took the loss allowing a pair of runs in the tenth inning.

Casey Kotchman (2002) went 2-5 with a RBI in the Rays 8-2 win over the Indians.

John Lackey (2000) took the loss allowing nine runs in 6 2/3 innings of work in the Red Sox 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

Brandon Wood (2004) was 1-4 in the Pirates 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Mike Scioscia tries another off beat move, Howard Kendrick (2004) in left field – LATimes.com

Angels place Rodriguez on DL, Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) recalled from AAA – MLB.com

Peter Bourjos (2007) triples to left field – OCRegister.com

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The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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The Burlington Bees trimmed the Kernels 3-2 at Perfect Game Field on Friday night. We play game one of the three game home stand tonight against Beloit at 6:35 p.m. at Perfect Game Field. Iowan B.J. Hermsen is scheduled to take the mound for the Snappers tonite. Without further delay, your Harvester Links for 5/7/11:
Chatwood small.jpgTyler Chatwood (2009) pitched eight strong innings in the Angels 2-1 win over the Indians in eleven innings. Chatwood struck out five while allowing one run in the no-decision. Jordan Walden (2008) worked a scoreless tenth inning in the win.Alberto Callaspo (2003) was 3-4, Erick Aybar (2003) went 3-5 with a stolen base and scored a run, Howard Kendrick (2004) was 2-4, Hank Conger (2007) was 0-4, Alexi Amarista (2008-09) went 0-2 and Peter Bourjos (2007) was 0-2 in the win.Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 0-4 in the Twins 9-2 win over the Red Sox.

Mike Napoli (2001-02) was 0-2 with a walk and scored a run in the Rangers 4-1 loss to the Yankees.

Casey Kotchman (2002) went 2-2 in the Rays 6-2 win over the Orioles. Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) was 0-5 in the win. Joel Peralta (2001-02) earned his third hold of the season allowing one run in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Sean O’Sullivan (2007) took the loss despite a strong outing as the Royals 3-2 loss to the Athletics. O’Sullivan held the A’s to three runs over eight innings.

Brandon Wood (2004) went 2-3 with a double and a RBI in the Pirates 3-2 loss to the Astros.

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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This feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the day, it likely will sneak into another post. The Kernels beat Burlington 4-3 in 17 innings last night. We play game two of the the home stand tonight against the Bees at 6:35 p.m. at Perfect Game Field. Without further delay, your Harvester Links for 5/5/11:

Conger, Hank Batting.jpgHank Conger (2007) went 3-4 with a double in the Angels 5-3 win over the Red Sox in 13 innings. Howard Kendrick (2004) was 2-6 with a double and scored a run, Erick Aybar (2003) went 1-4 with a double, a pair of walks, a sacrifice and stole a base, Peter Bourjos (2007) was 1-5 with a walk and scored a run, Alberto Callaspo (2003) went 0-6, Jeff Mathis (2002) was 0-1 and Alexi Amarista (2008-09) entered the game as a pinch runner.

Ervin Santana (2002) pitched four shutout innings without allowing a hit while striking out seven before a rain delay ended his outing. Rich Thompson (2003) struck out two in 1 2/3 inning of work following the delay. Jordan Walden (2008) gave up two runs in the ninth for his first blown save. Trevor Bell (2007-08) struck out three in four innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) was 0-4 in the Twins 3-2 win over the White Sox.

Casey Kotchman (2002) went 0-2 with a pair of walks, scored a run and stole a base in the Rays 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) entered the game as a pinch runner.

Brandon Wood (2004) was 1-4 with a RBI in the Pirates 7-4 win over the Padres.

Facing right-hander, Mark Trumbo (2006-07) back on bench – MLB.com

Angels defeat Red Sox, 5-3 in 13 innings – LATimes.com

AngelsWin.com Prospect Report 5/4/11 – AngelsWin.com

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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This

feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The Kernels completed a three game series sweep of the Kane County Cougars with
a 6-1 victory at Elfstrom Stadium. We begin a six game home stand tonight against Burlington at 6:35
p.m. at Perfect Game Field. Without
further
delay, your Harvester Links for 5/4/11:

trumbo 2.jpgMark Trumbo (2006-07) hit his fifth HR of the season in the Angels 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. Erick Aybar (2003) went 1-4 with a double and a RBI, Jeff Mathis (2002) was 1-4, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 1-4 and Howard Kendrick (2004) was 0-4 in the game.

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 1-4 in the Twins 1-0 victory over the White Sox.

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) was 1-3, stole a base and scored a run in the Rays 3-2 win over the Blue Jays. Casey Kotchman (2002) entered the game as a defensive replacement.

Mike Napoli (2001-02) went 0-4 in the Rangers 4-3 loss to the Mariners.

Brandon Wood (2004) walked in his only plate appearance in the Pirates 6-5 loss to the Padres.

Joe Saunders (2002) struck out two in six innings of work while allowing three runs to take a no-decision in the Diamondbacks 4-3 win over the Rockies.

Peter Bourjos (2007) aims for better contact – MLB.com

Hank Conger (2007) finds comfort in versatility at the plate – OCRegister.com

New wave of bees make their mark in Los Angeles – SLTrib.com

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