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Joe Saunders (2002) signed a one year deal with the Seattle Mariners

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Joe Saunders (2002)Joe Saunders (2002) has signed a one year free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners. Joe Saunders 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. Saunders was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in five starts for the Kernels. He struck out 27 batters in 28 2/3 innings of work.

Saunders posted a 3-3 record with a 3.63 E.R.A. in 7 starts for the Orioles in 2012. The Baltimore Orioles traded Matt Lindstrom and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire Joe Saunders (2002) on August 26 this season. He had posted a 6-10 record with a 4.22 E.R.A. in 21 starts for Arizona prior to the trade. Saunders was acquired by the Diamondbacks along with Patrick Corbin (2010), Tyler Skaggs (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. Saunders has compiled a 78-65 career MLB record with a 4.15 E.R.A. in eight season pitching for the Angels, Diamondbacks and Orioles.

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8 Cedar Rapids Kernels Alumni make MLB debut, 35 total MLB active players in 2012

There were eight Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who made their MLB debut in 2012. Barret Browning, David Carpenter, Patrick Corbin, Miguel Gonzalez, Jean Segura, Tyler Skaggs, Will Smith and Andrew Taylor were among the 35 Kernels alumni who played in a MLB game in 2012. The number is down slightly from the 39 former alumni who played in a MLB game in 2011.

2012 was the fifth time there has been three Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni players selected to the same All-Star game (2012, 2007, 1991, 1984 and 1966). Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) each made their first all-star teams. We have never had more than three appear in the same season.Here is the link to our full all-star selection list.

Here is the complete list of our alumni appearing in a MLB game with the teams they played for and the year designating the season they were in Cedar Rapids.

Alexi Amarista (2008-09) Angels & Padres

Erick Aybar (2003) Angels

Peter Bourjos (2007) Angels

Barret Browning (2007) Cardinals

Alberto Callaspo (2003) Angels

David Carpenter (2010) Angels

Bobby Cassevah (2007) Angels

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) Twins

Tyler Chatwood (2009) Rockies

Hank Conger (2007) Angels

Patrick Corbin (2010) Diamondbacks

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) Orioles

David Herndon (2007) Phillies

Kevin Jepsen (2003) Angels

Howard Kendrick (2004) Angels

Casey Kotchman (2002) Indians

Jeff Mathis (2002) Blue Jays

Mike Napoli (2001-02) Rangers

Darren O’Day (2006) Orioles

Joel Peralta (2001-02) Rays

Garrett Richards (2010) Angels

Fernando Rodriguez (2005) Astros

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) Rays

Andrew Romine (2008) Angels

Ervin Santana (2002) Angels

Joe Saunders (2002) Diamondbacks & Orioles

Jean Segura (2010) Angels & Brewers

Tyler Skaggs (2010) Diamondbacks

Will Smith (2009) Royals

Andrew Taylor (2009) Angels

Rich Thompson (2003) Angels & Athletics

Mike Trout (2009-10) Angels

Mark Trumbo (2006-07) Angels

Jordan Walden (2008) Angels

Bobby Wilson (2004) Angels

This date in Kernels history – September 2, 2010 – Jean Segura

On September 2, 2010, Jean Segura went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 4-1. 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.

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. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. 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 hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .200 with a triple, seven RBI and has stole three bases in 20 games with Milwaukee.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) becomes 387th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Tyler Skaggs made his MLB debut this afternoon getting the start for game one of the Arizona Diamondbacks doubleheader with the Miami Marlins. Skaggs struck out the first batter he faced and worked 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs to earn the win. He joined former Kernels teammate Patrick Corbin (2010) on a short list as the seventh Diamondback pitcher to earn a win in his MLB debut. Skaggs struck out four while allowing three hits and issuing five walks. Skaggs is the 387th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game. Click here for video highlights from MLB.com of Skaggs’ debut.

Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2010 Kernels squad in under two years. 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. Skaggs was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Jean Segura playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities. Skaggs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning in the 2012 MLB Futures Game. He started the game in 2011 for team USA.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.84 E.R.A. in 13 starts this season for the Mobile Bay Bears (AA) before earning a promotion to Reno (AAA) where he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.91 E.R.A. in 9 starts. Skaggs struck out 45 in 52 2/3 innings of work for the Aces.

Jean Segura (2010) became the 386th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Angels on July 24, 2012.

Diamondbacks promote Tyler Skaggs (2010), set to be 387th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Tyler Skaggs (2010) was promoted from Reno (AAA) to join the Arizona Diamondbacks as they host the Miami Marlins for the doubleheader this afternoon. Skaggs will start the first game that will start at 3:40 EST. Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2010 Kernels squad in under two years. 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. Skaggs was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Jean Segura playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities. Skaggs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning in the 2012 MLB Futures Game. He started the game in 2011 for team USA.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.84 E.R.A. in 13 starts this season for the Mobile Bay Bears (AA) before earning a promotion to Reno (AAA) where he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.91 E.R.A. in 9 starts. Skaggs struck out 45 in 52 2/3 innings of work for the Aces.

Jean Segura (2007) became the 386th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Angels. Tyler Skaggs is set to become the 387th player to play in Cedar Rapids and play in the big leagues.

This date in Kernels history – August 13, 2010 – Jean Segura / Johnny Hellweg

On August 13, 2010, Jean Segura went 2-4 at the plate with his eighth HR of the season lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Johnny Hellweg worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season. Hellweg struck out three while allowing two walks. 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.

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. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. 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 hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

Johnny Hellweg pitched five games for the Kernels at the end of the 2009 season posting a 0-0 record with a 1.35 E.R.A. and 2 saves. Hellweg returned in 2010 and went 2-4 with a 4.33 E.R.A. in 41 games finishing 36 games for 16 saves. He converted to the starting rotation with the Inland Empire 66ers last year posting a 6-4 record with a 3.73 E.R.A. in 28 games including 14 starts. Hellweg compiled a 5-10 record in 2012 for the Arkansas Travelers with a 3.38 E.R.A. in 21 starts. He struck out 88 batters in 119 2/3 innings of work.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .286 with three RBI in six games with Milwaukee. Hellweg has posted a 2-0 record with a 2.70 E.R.A. striking out 10 batters in 10 innings of work for Huntsville since the trade.

This date in Kernels history – July 26, 2010 – Ariel Pena

On July 26, 2010, Ariel Pena worked seven shutout innings to improve to 5-2 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-0 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Pena struck out five while allowing three hits and three walks in the game.

Ariel Pena posted a 7-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A. in 18 starts. Pena struck out 88 batters in 103 innings. 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.

Ariel Pena has a 6-6 mark with a 2.99 E.R.A. in 19 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He has struck out 111 in 114 1/3 innings of work. Pena appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Jean Segura (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities.

 

Jean Segura (2010) becomes 386th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Jean Segura made his MLB debut tonight getting the start at shortstop for the Angels as they played host to the Kansas City Royals. He faced former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Will Smith (2009) in his first MLB at bat. Segura struck out swinging in his first two plate appearances each against Smith. He reached base in the 8th inning on an error by reliever Greg Holland. Segura is the 386th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

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. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Tyler Skaggs playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities.

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 has hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012.

Barret Browning (2007) became the 385th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Cardinals on June 30, 2012.

Angels promote Jean Segura (2010), set to be 386th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Jean Segura (2010) was promoted from Arkansas (AA) to join the Los Angeles Angels as they host the Texas Rangers for the final game of a three game series on Sunday. 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. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Tyler Skaggs playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities.

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 has hit .291 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012.

Barret Browning (2007) became the 385th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Cardinals. Jean Segura is set to become the 386th player to play in Cedar Rapids and play in the big leagues.

This date in Kernels history – July 5, 2010 – Mike Trout

On July 5, 2010,  Mike Trout went 2-4 at the plate with a double, a RBI a walk, scored three runs and stole his 41st base of the season as the Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-5.

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. 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.

Mike Trout hit .326 with 18 doubles, 13 triples, 11 HR, 38 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 91 games in 2011. Trout made his MLB debut on July 8, 2011 and hit .220 with 6 doubles, 5 HR, 16 RBI and stole 4 bases in 40 games for the Angels in 2011. He began the 2012 season with the Salt Lake Bees before rejoining the Angels. Trout has earned a spot on the American League All-Star squad in 2012. He is leading the league with a .343 batting average and 23 stolen bases in 60 games for the Angels. Trout has 15 doubles, three triples, 10 HR, 36 RBI and has scored 52 runs (10th in the A.L.) since his promotion. His .399 OBP is the is the fourth best in the American League and his .950 OPS is the 7th highest.

Cedar Rapids’ 2010 Midwest League All-Stars

(Garrett Richards, Mike Kenney, Casey Haerther, Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout, Jean Segura, Fabio Martinez)

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

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