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Tyler Kehrer (2009-10) and Jon Bachanov (2010) were selected in Rule V draft this morning

Sprouting News LogoTwo 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 kernelsTyler 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 BachanovJon 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.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 26, 2012 – Cubs hire Rob Deer as assistant hitting coach

The Chicago Cubs have announced the hiring of Rob Deer (Cedar Rapids Giant – 1979) as their assistant hitting coach. Deer was a teammate of Cubs skipper Dale Sveum when each played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986-90. Rob Deer hit .220 with 230 HR and 600 RBI during his 11 season career playing for the Giants, Brewers, Tigers, Red Sox and Padres.

Rob Deer hit .209 with 1 HR and 16 RBI in 29 games as the 1979 Cedar Rapids Giants finished 58-78 under manager Wayne Cato.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 29, 1920 – Fred Hofmann

On September 29, 1920, Fred Hofmann (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1915-16) went 3-5 at the plate and scored a run as the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 9-4 at Shibe Park.

Fred Hoffman and 1923 New York Yankees defeated Hall of Famer John McGraw (Cedar Rapids Canaries – 1891) and the New York Giants in six games to claim the first of the Yankees 27 World Series Championships. Hofmann made two plate appearances going 0-1 with a walk in two World Series games.

Fred Hofmann hit .247 with 7 HR and 93 RBI during his 9 year MLB career playing for the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

Fred Hofmann was a member of the 1915 and the 1916 Cedar Rapids Bunnies teams. In 1915, the Bunnies finished in 4th place with a 54-47 mark under manager Jack Herbert. In 1916, Cedar Rapids finished in 3rd place with a record of 62-54 in the Central Association under manager Frank Boyle’s guidance. Hofmann hit .165 in 82 games in 1915 and hit .189 in 52 games during the 1916 season splitting time between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 27, 1924 – Dutch Levsen

On September 27, 1924, Dutch Levsen (Cedar Rapids Bunnies – 1923) pitched a complete game while allowing one run to earn the win as the Cleveland Indians defeated the St. Louis Browns 12-1 at Dunn Field. Levsen struck out two batters while allowing seven hits and one walk in the victory.

On August 28, 1926, Dutch Levsen became the last player in MLB history to pitch complete game victories in both ends of a doubleheader leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-1 win with a four hitter in game one. He followed that with a 5-1 win in game two over the Boston Red Sox once again scattering four hits throughout the game. Levsen had a career year in 1926 posting a 16-13 record with a 3.41 E.R.A.

Dutch Levsen finished his career with a 21-26 record and a 4.17 ERA during his six year career playing for the Cleveland Indians.

Dutch Levsen, a Wyoming, IA native, attended Iowa State University prior to becoming a member of the 1923 Cedar Rapids Bunnies team. Levsen went 19-4 in 25 games as the Bunnies finished 69-56 under manager Bill Speas to finish 3rd in the Mississippi Valley League.

This date in Kernels alumni history – September 18, 1958 – Bud Daley

On September 18, 1958, Bud Daley (Cedar Rapids Indians – 1952) pitched a complete game to lead the Kansas City Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at Municipal Stadium. Daley struck out four while allowing one run on five hits and a walk in the game.

Bud Daley was 60-64 with an ERA of 4.03 during his ten year career with the Indians, Athletics and Yankees. He tallied 25 complete games during the 1959 and 1960 seasons for the Athletics including three shutouts.

Daley was 14-9 with a 3.09 ERA for the 1952 Cedar Rapids Indians. He struck out 198 batters in 227 innings of work that season as the Indians finished 53-71.

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) becomes 384th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) worked 3 1/3 innings out of the Baltimore Orioles bullpen on May 29, 2012 allowing one run in his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Gonzalez struck out five batters while allowing four hits. Gonzaelez is the 384th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

Miguel Gonzalez posted a 2-5 record with 8 saves and a 4.70 E.R.A in 28 games for the 2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 42 batters in 44 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the 2005 season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Miguel Gonzalez was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2008 Rule V draft. He signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Orioles this past off season. Gonzalez has posted a 2-1 record with a save and a 1.50 E.R.A. for the Norfolk Tides (AAA) in 2012. He has struck out 36 in 30 innings of work in 11 games for the Tides. Gonzalez appeared in two games with the Orioles before rejoining Norfolk on June 9, 2012. Gonzalez was 0-0 with a 2.45 E.R.A. in two appearances out of the Orioles bullpen. He struck out seven while allowing two runs on six hit and two walks in two games.

Thanks goes out to Abby Pumroy who left me know Miguel had made his debut. Many former Kernels have stayed with the Pumroys, one of our host families, during their time in Cedar Rapids. One of them, Alexi Casilla, returned to catch a Kernels game earlier this afternoon while the Twins had an off day.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 25, 1941 – Lou Boudreau

On November 25, 1941, Lou Boudreau (Cedar Rapids Raiders – 1938) was selected to manager the Cleveland Indians becoming the youngest manager this century. Boudreau compiled a .529 winning percentage as the Indians manager and led the team to the 1948 World Series championship. He went on to manage the Red Sox, Athletics and Cubs.

Lou Boudreau hit .295 with 68 HR and 796 RBI in his 15 year career with the Indians and the Red Sox. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.

In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Lou Boudreau was part of the 1938 Cedar Rapids Raiders team that finished 56-63 under manager Cap Crossley. Boudreau hit .290 with three HR that year for the CR club in 60 games.