Tyler Kehrer (2009-10) and Jon Bachanov (2010) were selected in Rule V draft this morning
Two former Cedar Rapids Kernels were selected in this morning’s Rule V draft. Tyler Kehrer (2010-11) was selected by the Miami Marlins with the third pick in the Triple-A phase of the draft from the Los Angeles Angels organization and Jon Bachanov was selected later that round by the Boston Red Sox after playing in the Chicago White Sox system in 2012.
Tyler Kehrer was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with a first round supplemental pick, 48th overall in the 2009 draft. Kehrer posted a 6-5 record with four saves and a 4.56 E.R.A. appearing as a starter and a reliever while sharing piggyback duties with Tyler Skaggs. If you are not familiar with the term, it refers to them starting every other game during their slot in the rotation while the non starter was slated for the relief work during that said game every time to guarantee each would get their innings and work load needed to continue their professional development. 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.
Kehrer returned to Cedar Rapids in 2011 and was 2-1 with 3 saves and a 4.18 E.R.A in 35 games out of the Kernels bullpen. Cedar Rapids finished 61-78 under Brent Del Chiaro and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
Jon Bachanov was originally selected by the Los Angeles Angels with a first round supplemental pick, 58th over in the 2007 draft. Bachanov was a member of the 2010 Cedar Rapids team as well. He compiled a 2-0 record with 2 saves and a 5.47 E.R.A. while appearing in 18 games for the Kernels.
Bachanov joined the Chicago White Sox organization in 2011 and split time during the 2012 season playing for the Winston Salem Dash and the Birmingham Barons. He was 7-2 with a 3.95 E.R.A. in 23 games for the Dash before earning a promotion and finishing the season with the White Sox Double-A team in Birmingham.