The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgThe Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

     This feature will be a morning report sharing the links to recent news
of Kernels Alumni. Previously, we updating 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. Without further delay, Your Harvester Links
for 3/3/11:

John Lackey (2000) ‘just tired of talking about last year’ – WEEI.comMLBTradeRumors.com

Trade to Rangers was Great Escape for Mike Napoli (2001-02) – OCRegister.com

Mike Napoli (2001-02) gets first look at Angels from other side – MLB.com

napoli26 cropb.jpg     Mike Napoli was a member of the 2001 and 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels
teams. In 2001, the Kernels finished 60-77 under manager Tyrone Boykin.
Napoli hit .232 with 5 HR and 18 RBI in 43 games for Cedar Rapids. In
2002, the Kernels posted a 81-58 mark under manager Todd Claus. The 2002
Kernels defeated Quad Cities before losing to Peoria in the semifinals
of the Midwest League Playoffs. Napoli hit .251 with 10 HR, 19 doubles
and had 50 RBI in 103 games for Cedar Rapids in 2002.

     Mike
Napoli enters the 2011 season with a career .251 batting average, 92 HR
and 249 RBI in five seasons playing for the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim

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