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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 – August 9, 2009 – Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

On August 9, 2009, Alexi Amarista was 3-5 at the plate with a double, a HR, two RBI, scored a pair of runs and stole his 32nd base of the season as the Cedar Rapids Kernels fell to the Beloit Snappers 9-7. Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier this season to acquire 2009 Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. Amarista is hitting .270 with 11 doubles, 4 HR and 23 RBI in 65 games for the Padres since the trade.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 4, 2009 – Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

On August 4, 2009, Alexi Amarista went 3-4 at the plate with a double, a HR, two RBI and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-2. Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier this season to acquire 2009 Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. Amarista is hitting .272 with 10 doubles, 4 HR and 23 RBI in 62 games for the Padres since the trade.

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.

This date in Kernels history – July 23, 2009 – Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

On July 23, 2009, Alexi Amarista went 3-5 at the plate with a double, a triple,  three RBI and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels fell to the Beloit Snappers 8-7 on the road. Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim earlier this season to acquire 2009 Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft. Amarista is hitting .290 with 10 doubles, 4 HR and 20 RBI in 51 games for the Padres since the trade.

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.

27 Kernels Alumni have played a MLB game in 2012. Here is where they were drafted.

27 former Kernels have played in a major league baseball game thus far in 2012.  In the spirit of the MLB draft continuing into day two, here is that list of our alumni and which round they were selected in the draft. Several of these players were signed as international free agents and were not subject to the amateur draft.

Bobby Wilson (2004) is the lowest drafted player currently active in Major League baseball to my knowledge. Wilson was selected with the Angels 48th round pick, 1,417 pick overall, of the 2002 MLB Draft.

Darren O’Day (2006) was actually passed over in the draft and the Angels signed him as an undrafted free agent. The sidearm reliever has had a great start to the 2012 season with a 3-0 record with a 1.71 E.R.A. and 0.80 W.H.I.P. out of the Orioles bullpen.

Here is the full list of our Alumni who have played in a MLB game this season as of June 5, 2012. Each was selected by the Angels in the MLB draft. the team name designates their current squad for the 2012 season.

Casey Kotchman (Indians) – 1st round 2001

Garrett Richards (Angels) – 1st round 2009

Joe Saunders (Diamondbacks) – 1st round 2002

Mike Trout (Angels) – 1st round

Tyler Chatwood (Rockies) – 2nd round

Patrick Corbin (Diamondbacks) – 2nd round

Kevin Jepsen (Angels) – 2nd round

Sean Rodriguez (Rays) – 3rd round

David Herndon (Phillies) – 5th round

Will Smith (Royals) – 7th round

David Carpenter (Angels) – 9th round

Peter Bourjos (Angels) – 10th round

Howard Kendrick (Angels) – 10th round

Jordan Walden (Angels) – 12th round

Mike Napoli (Rangers) – 17th round

Fernando Rodriguez (Astros) – 18th round

Mark Trumbo (Angels) – 18th round

Bobby Cassevah (Angels) – 34th round

Bobby Wilson (Angels) – 48th round

Darren O’Day (Orioles) – Undrafted Free Agent

International Free Agents

Alexi Amarista (Padres)

Erick Aybar (Angels)

Alberto Callaspo (Angels)

Alexi Casilla (Twins)

Joel Peralta (Rays)

Ervin Santana (Angels)

Rich Thompson (Athletics)

Padres acquire Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) from Angels

The San Diego Padres traded reliever Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday to acquire 2009 Midwest League batting champion Alexi Amarista (2008-09) and Donn Roach (2011) who was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft.

Alexi Amarista played just one game for Cedar Rapids in 2008, but returned in 2009 where he hit .319 with 39 doubles, 10 triples, 4 HR, 49 RBI and stole 38 bases as he claimed the Midwest League Batting title and was selected to to mid-season All-Star game squad. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees. Amarista made his major league debut on April 26, 2011 and hit .154 in 23 games for the Angels last year.

Donn Roach posted a 5-5 record with 2 saves and a 3.45 E.R.A. in 45 games for the 2011 Kernels squad. Roach struck out 68 batters in 70 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 61-78 record under manager Brent Del Chiaro.

22 Kernels Alumni Earn Opening Day MLB Roster Spots

22 former Cedar Rapids Kernels have earned Opening Day MLB roster spots in 2012. The Angels roster features 11 Kernels Alumni. 18 of the players play in the American League and 4 National League squads have a Cedar Rapids representative. The full list is as follows:

Los Angeles Angels (11) – Alexi Amarista (2008-09), Erick Aybar (2003), Peter Bourjos (2007), Alberto Callaspo (2003), Kevin Jepsen (2003-04), Howard Kendrick (2004), Ervin Santana (2002), Rich Thompson (2003), Mark Trumbo (2006-07), Jordan Walden (2009) and Bobby Wilson (2004)

Tampa Bay Rays (2) – Joel Peralta (2001-02) and Sean Rodriguez (2004-05)

Baltimore Orioles (1) – Darren O’Day (2006)

Cleveland Indians (1) – Casey Kotchman (2002)

Minnesota Twins (1) – Alexi Casilla (2004-05)

Texas Rangers (1) – Mike Napoli (2001-02)

Toronto Blue Jays (1) – Jeff Mathis (2002)

Arizona Diamondbacks (1) – Joe Saunders (2002)

Colorado Rockies (1) – Tyler Chatwood (2009)

Houston Astros (1) – Fernado Rodriguez (2005)

Philadelphia Phillies (1) – David Herndon (2007)

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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The Kernels fell to Burlington 6-5 last night. We play game three 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:

aybar med.jpgErick Aybar (2003) went 4-6 with a RBI, stole two bases and scored a pair of runs in the Angels 11-0 win over the Red Sox. Howard Kendrick (2004) was 3-6 with two RBI, stole a base and scored a run, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 3-4 with a double and scored four runs, Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 1-3 with his sixth HR of the season and Alberto Callaspo (2003) went 2-5 with two RBI in the win. Jeff Mathis (2002) was 1-4 with a run scored, while Bobby Wilson (2004) and Alexi Amarista (2008-09) each were 0-1 in the game.

Rich Thompson (2003) struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of work in the Angels win.

John Lackey (2000) allowed eight runs in four innings of work in the Red Sox 11-0 loss to the Angels to fall to 2-4 on the season.

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) went 1-4 with a double and a RBI in the Rays 3-1 win over the Blue Jays. Casey Kotchman (2002) was 1-3 with a walk in the win.

Mike Napoli (2001-02) was 0-2 with a walk in the Rangers 3-1 loss to the Mariners.

Angels hammer former ace in rout of Red Sox – MLB.com

AngelsWin.com Prospect Report May 5, 2011 – AngelsWin.com

Weary Angels batter John Lackey (2000), Red Sox – OCRegister.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 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