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Dallas McPherson (2002) has signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Sprouting News LogoMcPherson, Dallas white sox 3Dallas McPherson (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) has signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. McPherson hit .265 with 17 HR and 62 RBI splitting time playing for the Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox – Triple-A) and the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates – Triple-A) in 2012. He has hit .241 with 18 HR and 45 RBI in 139 games over 5 MLB seasons playing for the Angels, Marlins and White Sox. McPherson last played in the bigs with the White Sox in 2011.

Dallas McPherson (2002)Dallas McPherson was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. McPherson hit .277 with 15 HR, 88 RBI and stole 30 bases in 132 games for the Kernels.

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Jeff Mathis (2002) headed to Miami Marlins as part of blockbuster deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez,  Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolini, Jake Marisnick and Jeff Mathis (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) to the Miami Marlins to acquire Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and $4 million in cash according to reports . The deal saddens me a bit as a Marlins fan to see them slash payroll once again only one year into their new stadium. It does give me a Cedar Rapids alum in Marlins uniform to cheer for again. I know a Marlins fan in Iowa doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I needed a National League team (Yankees fan from birth) and chose them over the Rockies in their expansion year. Dallas McPherson (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) was our last alumni to play in a game for the Marlins back in 2008. Mathis will be facing an uphill battle for playing time with Rob Brantly being a fixture in the Marlins future plans after coming over from the Detroit Tigers along with Jacob Turner in the Anibal Sanchez / Omar Infante trade last season.

Jeff Mathis has hit .198 with 61 doubles, 31 HR and 166 RBI during his eight year MLB career playing for the Angels and Blue Jays. Mathis hit .218 with 8 HR and 27 RBI in 71 games for Toronto in 2012.

Jeff Mathis was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Mathis hit .287 with 41 doubles, 10 HR and 73 RBI in 128 games for Cedar Rapids. He was inducted into the Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. Mathis was a great community guy making many public appearances for the Kernels while he was in Cedar Rapids back in 2002. He continued the support conducting a catchers camp at Perfect Game’s facilities in the morning during his trip back for our Hall of Fame banquet in 2011.

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

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

This date in Kernels alumni history – May 26, 2005

On May 26, 2005, Dallas McPherson (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) went 1-3 with a HR, two RBI and a run scored as the Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2. It would be the first of three straight days McPherson would hit a HR for the Angels.

Dallas McPherson has hit .245 with 18 HR and 45 RBI entering the 2011 season playing for the Angels and Marlins. He was recently recalled by the Chicago White Sox and has gone 2-11 with a run scored in 7 games in 2011.

Dallas McPherson was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. McPherson hit .277 with 15 HR, 88 RBI and stole 30 bases in 132 games for the Kernels.

White Sox recall Dallas McPherson (2002) from AAA Charlotte

The White Sox placed 3B Mark Teahen on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Dallas McPherson (2002) was recalled to take his place on the roster. McPherson has enjoyed a solid season at Triple-A Charlotte, hitting .305 with a .366 on-base percentage and .824 OPS. He has three homers and 17 RBI through 31 games for the Knights. He last played in the big leagues in 2008 with the Florida Marlins before missing the 2009 season due to injury and spending the 2010 season with Sacramento (Oakland) in AAA.

Cael’s Collection – Ramon Ortiz 2001 Bowman FGR-RO

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Cael’s Collection  – Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Baseball Cards

The Cedar Rapids Kernels have been well represented at the Futures Games that have been held as part of the MLB All-Star game festivities each year since 1999. 15 Kernels players have been selected as members of the minor league showcase including two who have made appearances in multiple years (Ramon Ortiz and Jeff Mathis). This past season, three Kernels (Hank Conger, Luis Jimenez and Mike Trout) played in the game and Hank Conger took home the game’s MVP trophy. What does this have to do with Cael’s Collection? Topps has produced game used jersey cards of each of the games that have been included in their Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects sets and now more recently in their Topps Pro Debut minor league sets.

Today’s card has multiple stories to tell. The 2001 Ramon Ortiz game used jersey card FGR-RO was one of the earliest game used cards companies started producing to boost interest in the industry. Almost every new set produced now has versions of game used jerseys, bats, hats etc. to garner interest of the collector.

The second story is the one of warning. Ebay can be great for finding those cards that are tough to find. However, the postal service and Ebay sellers can often cause damage to the card while it is en route. This card wasn’t packaged very well and arrived with large creases on the back. Its tough to prove to the seller you aren’t a crackpot trying to take advantage of them and I figured it part of the deal utilizing Ebay to collect. This card cost less than $5 including Shipping and handling so I wasn’t out a great deal.

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Ramon Ortiz was the first Kernels player to make the Futures Game roster. He was a member of the inaugural World team roster in 1999 and was selected in 2000 as well. Ortiz was the last Cedar Rapids pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Old Veterans Memorial Stadium when he shut down Quad City (12-0) on August 7, 1997. Ortiz posted a 11-10 mark and struck out 225 batters in 1997 leading the team with a 3.58 E.R.A. The Kernels finished with a 63-75 record under manager Mario Mendoza.

Ramon Ortiz has compiled a 85-82 record with a 4.93 E.R.A. during his 10 MLB seasons playing for the Angels, Reds, Nationals, Twins, Rockies and Dodgers.

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

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