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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.
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
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
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
On July 18, 2010, the Cedar Rapids Kernels sent 20 batters to the plate and scored a team-record 14 runs in the seventh inning en route to an 18-11 win over the Lake County Captains at Perfect Game Field. The Kernels also set season game highs in runs scored, hits (21) and RBI (16).
Lake County jumped on Kernels starter Stephen Locke for nine runs in the first five innings, including home runs by Chris Kersten and Adam Abraham. The Kernels cut the lead to 9-2 on a two run homer by Michael Wing, his third of the season. The Captains increased the lead to 11-2 as Abraham hit his second HR of the game off Manaurys Correa and the Kernels made it 11-3 as Richard Cates hit a sac fly.
The Kernels then launched into the seventh inning, batting for 50 minutes, as 20 players went to the plate. The Kernels hit for the cycle in the inning as Jean Segura and Justin Bass tripled, Matt Long and Casey Haerther doubled, and Jon Karcich capped the inning with a solo home run to put the Kernels ahead 12-11.
Segura finished the game 3-6 with two triples and 2 RBI; Justin Bass was 3-5 with a triple and 3 RBI; and Richard Cates was 1-3 with 3 RBI. Kernels reliever David Carpenter (2-3) picked up the win with two innings of relief and Johnny Hellweg worked a scoreless ninth.
Jeremy Cruz was 2-5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored in the Kernels 18-11 win over Lake County.
I remember hanging out above the bleacher sections with my brother and his band who were going to play post game as part of our Faith Day at the ballpark. We kept joking that we only needed 8 more runs and then 7 and so forth and they just kept hitting until they took the lead and buried the opponent.
Cedar Rapids finished the 2010 season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
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 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)
David Carpenter (2010) worked a scoreless eighth inning allowing one hit against the New York Yankees this afternoon in his major league debut as the Angels fell 5-0 at Yankee Stadium. Carpenter is the 379th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.
David Carpenter posted a 2-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.58 E.R.A in 37 games for the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 52 batters in 45 1/3 innings of work. 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 (2009-10) headlines the list of seven former Kernels selected to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions in this years Arizona Fall League. David Carpenter (2010), Hank Conger (2007), Chris Scholl (2009) Jean Segura (2010), Andrew Taylor (2009), and Daniel Tillman (2011) join Trout and the Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper on the Scorpions roster.
Brandon Emanuel, former Kernels pitching coach, will serve as the Scorpions pitching coach.